The internet is a bizarre place where you can have so many “contacts” with people that you consider them “friends” without ever meeting them. Different generations may learn more levels of relationships; mine, calls someone a friend when I begin caring about them, share feelings and become willing to assist when able.
Remy Sharp has taught me about web development for many years although he resides across an ocean and we’ve never met. His personal blog recently revealed a “parenting” experience which many of us understand all too well. Dealing with loss and grief is, unfortunately, an all too frequent aspect of parenting. He’s given me permission to share with you if you’d like to read on…
I’m sure somebody like Steven King could make a good movie about this eight-legged bug, too small to be seen by the naked eye, but which lives by eating a persons top layer of skin and burrows through it to lay eggs that hatch in 4 days to an entirely new crop of bugs needing to feed.
Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap and hand washing. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.
A parent may choose to supplement this video with a children’s book called Wash Your Hands; or, for older children, Germs Are Not For Sharing; or, possibly, even reminder stickers.
When we began this journey through a pediatric resident’s “second brain” of commonly common child diseases, I had no intention on making it such an effort with this many parts; but, then again, I never do.
I’m realizing now that it’s a “no win” effort; because, after all, “how common is common?” The diseases could just keep on coming – but they won’t because I’m ending this effort today.
One caveat I forgot to mention before: (more…)
As much fun as this has been romping through the memories generated by reviewing the “second brain” notebook I used all through medical school and residency, I think that we might be nearing the end of this series: Child Diseases Parents Should All Know About.