The Pope has come to America! Well, at least to DC, Philadelphia and New York. This is big news, right? The last time a pope visited the United States was 2008. Pope Francis is the fourth pope, out of 266, to ever visit the United States. The Pope’s visit is obviously significant for the country’s 70 million Catholics, 90% of whom give him favorable approval … [Read more...] about How To Let Pope’s Visit Inspire Our Children – No Matter Our Religion
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My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
By Seana Roubinek and Patricia Walters-Fischer My best friend, Seana, got sideswiped last month. After years of anticipating she’d get breast cancer (she’s got a very strong family history and the BRAC1 mutation), she received an unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer. Basically, this sucks. Because we’ve been life long friends, we can say pretty much … [Read more...] about My Best Friend Has Cancer – What To Say… And What Not To Say
I went to medical school a long time ago. In another millennium, on another coast, in a galaxy far, far away. I’ve forgotten a lot of what I learned, back in the dark ages before Twitter, and even Facebook. But the information I’ve learned since then has more than made up for what I’ve lost. I work in an academic medical center, where the professorial track supports (and … [Read more...] about Can You Believe It? Health Hype Vs. Medical Science
This article is in partnership with Uncle Ben’s. Growing up we had dinner at 6:00pm every night. Mom cooked, and everyone ate what was on their plates. Fast forward a few decades and dinnertime has changed. Whether it’s because kids have more extracurricular activities, parents have competing work schedules, or easier access to take-out food – there seems to be less … [Read more...] about The Importance of Family Dinners