Category: Robert Sege

LETTERS: Message should be simple: If you’ve struck your child, you’ve gone too far

September 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Caroline J. Kistin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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By Caroline J. Kistin, School of Medicine
Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Adrian Peterson’s indictment on charges of child abuse has triggered a national discussion on the distinction between discipline and child maltreatment, with intense focus on what parents should be allowed to do with their children…

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High-profile child abuse case focuses attention on discipline

September 21st, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

The recent arrest of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has sparked a national conversation on the difference between discipline and child abuse…

Expert quote:

“There are a lot more effective alternatives that allow parents to teach their children right from wrong without hitting them. We know that physical punishment of any sort has the potential to break down the trust between the parent and child.”

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Adrian Peterson’s ‘discipline’ of son is abuse, doctor says: ‘Anything that leaves a bruise on a child is beyond the pale’

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Robert Sege, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, says the Minnesota Vikings star crossed a line with the ‘whooping’ he inflicted on his 4-year-old son…

Expert quote:

“There is no question in my mind that this amounts to child abuse. This is beyond corporal punishment. Anything that leaves a bruise on a child is beyond the pale.”

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Pediatricians Take on the NRA Over Gun Safety

May 15th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine, The Daily Beast 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

For the past three decades, the American Academy of Pediatrics—some 62,000 members strong—has been an outspoken voice on the issue of gun control, a position that has landed it on the NRA’s (admittedly very long) list of enemies…

Expert quote:

“The issue of guns really follows directly from all the concerns we have about injuries in general. This is one kind of injury that endangers the health and life of kids.”

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Cases of newborns with addictions soaring

March 30th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Mya Barry was born in April 2011 with opiates already coursing through her tiny veins. But it was not the heroin passed to her in utero by her drug-addicted mother that killed the infant, prosecutors say…

Expert quote:

“I don’t think the answer is to take all the babies and put them up for adoption. Our feeling is that DCF should have a policy that they should keep these cases open for six months of life.’’

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CommonHealth: Boston-Based Dr. Murthy Faces NRA’s Obstacles

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

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Gun laws: A new litmus test for Surgeon General?

March 19th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Abortion has been a litmus test for U.S. Supreme Court nominees since the hearings for Robert Bork 27 years ago. Now, some doctors are worried that anything a physician says about guns may prove perilous for nominees to be U.S. surgeon general. Will Dr. Vivek Murthy, an internist at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, set the precedent?

Expert quote:

“It’s completely inappropriate for it to be a litmus test. The surgeon general should not have to be an outlier, someone who doesn’t follow the current recommendations and current science. That would be very dangerous for the country.”

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EDITORIAL: Editorial: Gun buyback message

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

It’s hard to know where to begin to unravel the tragic set of circumstances that led to the shooting of a 9-year-old child by his 14-year-old brother…

Expert quote:

“The main thing gun buybacks do is send a message that we don’t need to have guns in our home.”

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Expert says gun buyback won’t cut down violence

February 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was quick to announce a gun buyback program after a 9-year-old boy was shot dead in Mattapan on Friday but an expert warns that strategy will do little to curb violence in the Hub…

Expert quote:

“This tragedy that happened on Friday clearly requires a response, and a gun buyback program is something we can do. The main thing gun buybacks do is send a message that we don’t need to have guns in our home. These are guns that could be stolen or used for crimes.”

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Study: Guns = 20 Kid & Young Adult Hospitalizations a Day

February 1st, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Firearms accounted for 20 hospitalizations a day in 2009 for children and young adults according to a study published this week in Pediatrics, the medical journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Expert quote:

“I was surprised that it’s almost one child every hour that is seriously injured or killed.”

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