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Thirty Million Ways to Say I Love You

Why are today’s pediatricians talking about the importance of reading to your infant and child? The fact is that doctors have learned an incredible amount about early brain development over the past decade, and researchers now know that the way parents interact with their children from birth through five years old is a critical factor … Continue reading

Doctors and Politics

When I was a young pediatrician I took for granted that doctors could and should “stay above the fray” when it came to most things you read about in the newspaper – things like politics , economics, the environment. As medicine and healthcare  have grown increasingly complex doctors no longer have a free pass to … Continue reading

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Protecting Gun Owners from Pediatricians: Free Speech Redefined

Why would a gun owner not want to talk to their child’s doctor about gun safety? One year ago I wrote an article in this journal about how Florida’s state legislature had passed a law prohibiting doctors from discussing gun safety at pediatric visits.      The law drew immediate and strong objection from all the major … Continue reading

Warning to Surgeons General : Truth May be Hazardous to Your Health

My blog about the NRA’s very powerful attempts to block the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for the next Surgeon General of the US, based on his position that gun violence is a public health issue.  The NRA has made it clear to all the politicians on its bankrolls that they must vote against the … Continue reading

We can’t give the NRA veto power over the Surgeon General My blog about the NRA’s very powerful attempts to block the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for the next Surgeon General of the US, based on his position that gun violence is a public health issue.  The NRA has made it clear to all … Continue reading

A Doctor’s Tale of Two States

(published as an editorial in the Manhattan, KS Mercury on 10/30/13) Maggie Kozel Contributing Writer Hello, Kansas! I am a pediatrician from Rhode Island and am very proud to tell you that my daughter attends your fabulous veterinary school. (Go Wildcats!) She has been having wonderful experiences at K-State, but now, because she lives in … Continue reading

Review of “The Business of Baby” by Jennifer Margulis

It is not surprising that Margulis’ book strikes a nerve. It is a nerve that needs to be struck. As she clearly and coherently makes her case for the enormous influence that profit has in our medical decision making and health outcomes, Margulis challenges us to examine things we take for granted as inevitable – … Continue reading

Putting a Gag on Doctors: The Wrong Approach for Gun Rights Here is a link to my latest Huff Post Blog which appears in today’s Politics section.  I look forward to your comments – gun owners and non-gun owners alike.   A Happy and Safe New Year to all!

Medical Advice: Republicans Should Take It

The upcoming election will have long lasting effects on U.S. healthcare, and by extension, on our economy. What should matter the most to us is not what Republicans or Democrats think about the Affordable Care Act, but what doctors and nurses and other healthcare experts have to say. As I discussed in an article for the Huffington … Continue reading