Category: Barry Zuckerman

Immigrant parents less likely to read to their children: study

June 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Minority children often lag behind their peers in language development when they start preschool. According to a new study, some of that disparity in school readiness may be due to differences in the frequency of “book sharing” among families…

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“Most immigrant parents, particularly those from rural areas of their native countries, grew up where their parents didn’t read to them.”

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Sweet dreams, bedtime story? Many parents skip nightly ritual

September 16th, 2013 in 2013, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Today.com 0 comments

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It’s tough for kids to say goodbye to the excitement of the day, so falling asleep can be so much sweeter with a parent at their side, reading their favorite bedtime story…

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“When parents read to their kids that’s what I call unhurried time. It’s not their usual hurried-up voice so the parent is really there for the child. This is a special time and a special gift, both that they can give their child and actually the child’s interest in this time is a gift for them. Part of being a parent is to make sure that those kinds of times – they don’t have to be hours, they can be five or 10 minutes – that they preserve them.”

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Magazine fights child obesity 1 recipe at a time

July 11th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested…

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‘‘This is like a magnet for kids. Advice is cheap. Giving a one- or two-minute lecture about healthy foods is nice, but when we give ChopChop it really amplifies the message in a way that words just don’t.’’

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College Students Bridge Chasm Between Medical Care And Poverty

June 19th, 2012 in 2012, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Barry Zuckerman, School of Medicine

Treshawn Jones was desperate…

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A healthy partnership when traditional medicine can’t do it all

May 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, Philadelphia Inquirer, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Our clinic recently saw a mother whose 5-year-old daughter has severe, persistent asthma…

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Medical-legal partnerships give patients new clout

May 10th, 2012 in 2012, Barry Zuckerman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Even though the 11-year-old asthmatic boy used his medications as prescribed, he was still sick…

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Massachusetts releases report cards on hospital-acquired infections

February 9th, 2012 in 2012, Barry Zuckerman, Boston.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Massachusetts public health officials have called together patient safety leaders to determine why hospitals reported a high rate of surgical infections among women who received vaginal hysterectomies over the past two years…

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