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April 19, 2017
April 20th is upon us in the year 2017, which means that more states and more jurisdictions than ever before will have relaxed, erased, and (dare I say) totally chilled their marijuana laws. We are likely to experience an unprecedented amount of cannabis in the air as April 20th continues to increase its pop culture relevance.View More...
April 12, 2017
Two news stories caught my eye over the past two weeks, and both filled me with sadness and dread.
The first was the heart wrenching story that detailed the pain of a family whose seemingly otherwise healthy teen daughter died from the Influenza Virus. She died from “the flu.View More...
April 3, 2017
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.
“That stuff’ll kill you,” I said to my friend as he lit up his cigarette. “My dad’s a lung doctor.View More...
February 14, 2017
There was this song that came out when I was 13 years old. It was by Dan Folgelberg, and I played it over and over again on my Pioneer turntable. It went like this:
“Longer than there’s been fishes in the ocean. Higher than any bird every flew. Longer than there’s been stars up in the heavens. I’ve been in love with you.View More...
February 6, 2017
In child psychiatry, providing guidance on controversial issues is nothing new. There’s the routine stuff: screen time, and birth control, and curfews, and how much homework is maybe too much. There are also the tough ones. The Twin Towers came down. The Boston Marathon was bombed.View More...
January 26, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Tommy is brought to the emergency room by his very worried mother. She describes a roughly one-month period in which Tommy is getting more and more irritable, isolating himself, failing academically.View More...