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Corporal Punishment: Lessons Learned

By Ann S. Botash, MD “This is lesson number two, this is what you should not do.” The Bike Lesson, by Stan and Jan Berenstain When Papa Bear shows Brother Bear the rules of the road in this 1964 book from … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Cleaning with Bleach in the News

By Lee Livermore, Public Education Coordinator, Upstate New York Poison Center Recently a news story was circulating amongst the news media stating “cleaning with bleach may lead to childhood infections”. The stories stated that “a splash of bleach can kill … Continue reading

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Bullies, Victims and Bystanders

by Ann S. Botash, MD, Professor of Pediatrics In my experience as a pediatrician specialist for the evaluation of children who are suspected of being abused, the problem of bullying is often a major concern. Children who are different in … Continue reading

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Sitting is the New Smoking

By Dr. Melissa S. Schafer,  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics As parents, I think we all are aware that it is a good idea for our children to be as physically active as possible, as much as possible, and that this … Continue reading

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Why is Syracuse glowing Blue in April? It is World Autism Awareness Day!

By Dr. Carroll Grant,  Margaret L.William’s Developmental Evaluation Center Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as … Continue reading

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