'Yes, There’s More'

Commemorating the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake Disaster

Commemorating the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake Disaster

(Post by AIMEE LEDEWITZ WEINSTEIN) “After a major disaster, physical and emotional healing co-exist,” explains Sophia Slater. “One can’t exist without the other.”  To some adults, this might seem like common sense, but Sophia Slater is read more

Season’s Greetings to AHS Visitors & Contributors

Season’s Greetings to AHS Visitors & Contributors

As the 2012 year comes to a close, there is no time more fitting to say “Thank You” to our readers and contributors of AHS. Thank you for the support you have given us throughout the year read more

A Place at the End of the Road – Eradicating Polio in India

A Place at the End of the Road – Eradicating Polio in India

(Post by SEPHI BERGERSON) There is a place in India where the road ends. It isn’t even a proper road as the last six kilometers coming into the town are thick mud and if you are read more

The Moments in our Children’s Lives

The Moments in our Children’s Lives

Photo: Michaela and Zack McCarthy (Post by DR. CLAIRE MCCARTHY) This past week, my two oldest children left for semesters abroad: Michaela went to Paris, and Zack to Beijing. I have all sorts of Mommy nervousness read more

Removing Land Mines in Bosnia Herzegovina

Removing Land Mines in Bosnia Herzegovina

(Post by KEVIN HANRAHAN) So what is a patriotic citizen of Bosnian Herzegovina to do when her country is paralyzed from landmines? Go find the mines and remove them. Isn’t that what we would all do? read more

Talking to Children About Tragic and Disturbing Events

Talking to Children About Tragic and Disturbing Events

(Post by DR. CLAIRE MCCARTHY) As a parent, how will you talk with your children about the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the Batman movie? There is no universal way to broach these difficult and read more

In Defense of Family Dinner

In Defense of Family Dinner

(Post by DR. CLAIRE MCCARTHY) For years, I have been telling families in my practice, especially those with teens, to eat dinner together. Family dinners make a difference, I tell them. Studies show that they not read more

LWB’s Literacy Partnership in Guatemala

LWB’s Literacy Partnership in Guatemala

(Post by CARMEN HO) LWB’s partnership with Miguel Angel Asturias Academy is alive and well. This year’s trip (May 3-13, 2012) to Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala was proof positive of that. The Librarians Without Border (LWB) collaboration with Miguel Angel Asturias Academy began in 2009 and read more

Academic Success for Children is Linked to Hope

Academic Success for Children is Linked to Hope

(Post by CAROL BROOKS BALL) Did you know that students who have more hope actually do better academically? And people who have hope generally fare better during life’s difficult turns? These are the findings of the read more

Translating Medicine into Real Life

Translating Medicine into Real Life

(Post by CLAIRE MCCARTHY) I have known Susan Sommer, a nurse in the Community Asthma Initiative (CAI) at Boston Children’s, for nearly twenty years—we met at Martha Eliot Health Center when we were both working there. read more