Our Kids are Killing Us

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Of the 17 richest countries in the world, the U.S. has the shortest life expectancy, and it is getting worse.  This is according to a wonderful report that came out yesterday from the National Resource Council, called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. Why this discrepancy compared to other rich countries?  It […]

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The Dog Kids Hate to Bite

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Despite my rosy outlook on the future of our children, I do recognize that they face many dangers. But is choking on hotdogs one of them? The people at Dog Dicer certainly think so. After watching this infomercial and perusing the Dog Dicer Web site, I set out to learn more about the unintentional inhalation […]

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Happy Meals and Howard Stern

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Back when he still was on terrestrial radio and fighting the FCC, Howard Stern ran a fake PSA that went something like this: There is a revolutionary device that can protect your children from hearing inappropriate material on the radio. It is called, ‘the off switch.’ The spot has been running through my mind ever […]

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Basketball on the Brain

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“National Study Finds 70 Percent Increase in Basketball-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries.” That is the headline of a press release from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one that was picked up almost verbatim by Bloomberg and dozens of other media outlets, which is how I learned of it. 70% increase […]

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