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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Webisode 27: Wake Up Little Suzy - adjusting sleep schedules

Cranky kids are no fun so how do parents get kids to adjust smoothly when there is daylight savings or perhaps a family vacation in a different time zone? Besides being cranky, sleep deprivation can cause learning and health issues. Kids with ADD may have exacerbated symptoms when they don’t sleep properly. Dr. Kenneth Sassower from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Unit discusses how to help your child better adjust to a changing sleep schedule.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Webisode 26: Dr. Perfect - Finding the Right Pediatrician

Finding the right doctor for your child is quite the responsibility. You want to find someone capable that you connect with personally, and that you implicitly trust. It’s a lot easier said than done. Dr. Peter Greenspan, a pediatrician at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Associate Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, discusses the things parents should consider when looking for a compatible pediatrician. He gives specific areas to question and even some subjective things to note when researching or meeting a candidate.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Webisode 25: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate –that is every parent’s question

Few things are as stressful for a parent as watching your child receive a shot. It’s even worse when you have doubts as to whether the child needs it or that the shot could cause permanent damage in any way. What shots do kids need and at what age? Is there any link to autism or other potential “side effects”? MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatrician and staff physician at the MGH Immunization Center, Dr. Sandra Nelson, talks about the latest research in vaccinations and what parents should know about the benefits and associated risks.

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