Vaxxed: The controversy surrounding a discredited doctor's film

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Andrew Wakefield is a true believer in the maxim that “the ends justify the means.” He believes, in opposition to multiple well... Read more

Understanding what the lead levels in Pa.’s kids mean

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The potential public health crisis linked to high levels of lead in the water of Flint, Mich. has raised concerns - some justified, some misguided... Read more

All pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

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Earlier this week, an article on screening for depression in adults was published in JAMA and among many recommendations was an absolute requirement... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

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Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014... Read more

Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

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Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational... Read more

New report: 22 potentially hazardous toys on store shelves now

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Think all toys on store shelves are safe? Unfortunately, it’s not the case. You can find super magnets that make fun scrunching sounds... Read more

Playing alone: Are kids on handheld devices too often?

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A recently published study in Pediatrics of 350 low-income preschool children in North Philadelphia showed more than half had their own televisions... Read more

Ride like Back to the Future, but do it safely

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As all media is proclaiming, the day I am writing this blog, October 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly in Back to the Future 2 (1989) went... Read more