Admittedly, not the most savory subject. But, for those of us with pets and/or children it is sometimes a necessity to try to find a previously ingested foreign object in feces to make sure that it does not cause medical problems in the person or animal that has accidentally eaten it.
Recently, we thought our dog had eaten a relatively small magnet and figured that we would have to be checking his feces over the next few days to ensure → Continue reading “How to Find Ingested Foreign Objects in Poop”
I’m listening to NPR this morning and hearing about the expensive and extravagant hot children’s gifts this season. Almost reading my mind, Morning Edition plays a commentary that expresses exactly what I was thinking.
Dawn Price worries that we are teaching our children that they are entitled to anything that they want and that there are so many other less fortunate children in the world who are faced with poverty, hunger, war and worse.
Listen to Dawn’s Commentary
→ Continue reading “Giving the Gift of Perspective”
The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) released a statement indicating that there are so many advertisements bombarding our children that they fear for their health.
Not mentioned in the article; what does this say about our society and the evolution of consumerism and capitalism? . . . We are now raising a generation that has been bombarded with advertisements and conditioned to be such avid consumers. How will this affect the continuing degradation of our environment and our natural resources?→ Continue reading “The AAP Speaks Out About Ads Targeting Children”