Dr. Google: Open 24/7 Except for Emergencies

To Google or not To Google, that is the question many people ponder when medical issues emerge. What if those medical issues are more urgent, though, or a true emergency? Would Dr. Google be able to guide you appropriately? If I had my way, your computer screen would immediately reveal one of three messages if you tried to Google anything other than routine medical or health … [Read more...]

In 2012, you have a choice: worry about your child’s health or empower your child to be healthy

No doubt we live in worry filled times. From the stock market to our kids, there’s no shortage of issues we can come up with to angst over in any given day. Interestingly, our collective concerns over our children and their health has been rock solid consistent the last few years, as demonstrated by the National Poll on Children’s Health compiled by the CS Mott Children’s Hospital. The poll’s top … [Read more...]

Saying “Farewell” to Harry Potter and Friends

Are you going to see Harry Potter this weekend? How are your kids dealing with the “end” of this much beloved decade long saga? If your kids are like mine, they’ve been counting down the days until the opening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II”. This is not a new phenomenon for my family...as we’ve experienced the same lead up excitement with all the prior movies. The difference … [Read more...]

Beavers and Bears in my Backyard: how Dr. Google helped with unwanted new neighbors

Living in the suburbs of Massachusetts, we have our fair share of wildlife. It’s what makes living here so amazing. In our backyard, we have a rabbit family, more chipmunks and squirrels than we can count, an array of birds, the occasional deer, and, of course, a few unwanted critters such as bats, snakes, bees, and the like. We’ve been in town for 12 years and this has been it for critters - … [Read more...]