Articles containing: safety

How Scary Is Too Scary?

October 26, 2017

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween:

I’m 8 years old. I have, to my father’s delight, developed an affinity for the “creature-features” that appear on the old UHF stations every Saturday from 10 AM to noon.

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Have The Rules Changed For Our Kids And Concert Going?

May 26, 2017

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

The bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in England evokes a toxic milieu of fear, anger and, worst of all, a kind of insidious fatigue.

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Are Parents Good Role Models for Teen Drivers?

May 8, 2017

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Parents. Is this scenario familiar?

You’re driving the kids home from school. As always, there’s plenty to do, plenty on your mind. Maybe you’re upset because your boss is making some stupid demand that you need to review.

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Advice For Parents On Talking About Tattoos

June 23, 2015

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When it comes to tattoos, it’s always fun, if possible, to inquire.

Last week I saw a snarling demon with drooling teeth moving around on a teenager’s arm. The teenager wasn’t my patient, so rest assured that I am not writing about someone under my care.

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Containing Hysteria About Infectious Disease: How To Talk With Your Kids About Ebola

October 2, 2014

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On September 30th, the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States. The patient, who is currently being treated in Dallas, had recently traveled to Liberia, and was back in the country for a few days before symptoms began.

Understandably, the coverage of this news is pervasive.

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Concerts: A Survival Guide

May 29, 2014

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe’s wonderful movie about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, has many lovely and poignant moments.

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What If My Kids’ School Seems Violent?

September 18, 2013

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No one can deny the recent spate of horrific school shootings.  These awful occurrences are the subject of a different post, but perhaps most importantly, these relatively rare events threaten to overshadow an important and key fact about schools.

Schools are by far the safest place kids can be.

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