Parents and kids welcome summer, await school

by Richard S. Winer, M.D.
Many parents look forward to the day when the school year is over, they can spend more time with their children and the challenges revolving around school take a respite for two to three months. Or, so it seems. It is tough getting up, and it is even tougher getting a child up and ready to take to school. But the structure of the school day would typically keep the kids on task and, barring some unforeseen circumstances, keep them out of contact for several hours. For many parents, the real fun only begins when the kids come home from school. [Read More]

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Economic uncertainty presents challenges and opportunities

by Richard S. Winer, M.D.
Difficult economic times are presenting major challenges that I hear about on a daily basis from my patients. In nearly 25 years of practice, there has never been a topic that patients have so consistently talked about than their anxieties regarding the ongoing financial crisis. Even the anxiety-provoking aftermath of 9/11 did not produce such a widespread sense of personal impact. Concerns then were primarily about what had happened in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. There was at the very least a physical distance. These financial problems know no boundaries. They live everywhere and affect everyone. [Read More]

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