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Cristina Benitez's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

Ask Dr Giambo, Blog #4: Active Healthy Living


I hope everyone is having a happy summer! Summer is a great time of year to get plenty of physical activity, but it’s easy to slip into unhealthy habits without your normal routines.  So today we are going to talk about basic suggestions for healthy, active living.…


Added by Cristina Benitez on July 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New Crib Safety Standards | Nuevas reglas para cunas

You can no longer sell or give away a traditional drop-side rail crib in Maryland or in the rest of the country. Drop-side cribs are supposedly one of the most popular crib designs but in case you are like me and not sure what qualifies as a “drop-side” crib: typically, they have a side rail that can be raised and lowered for easier access to the child. Drop-side cribs have caused more than 30 deaths since…


Added by Cristina Benitez on July 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Giambo, Blog #3: Lead Poisoning 101

Lead can be found in a variety of sources in the home and can cause poisoning when it enters the body either from breathing in lead particles or ingesting them through eating or drinking. Lead poisoning is a serious medical problem. However, steps can be made to reduce the risk that lead poses to your child.…


Added by Cristina Benitez on July 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Guest Pediatric blogger: Meet Dr. Giambo! :)


I am a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Hospital. I have just started my third and final year of pediatrics training. 

I am excited to being a guest blogger this month! I will be posting blogs…


Added by Cristina Benitez on July 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Family Support Bilingual Newsletter Summer 2011 | Boletín del verano

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Partners:

We are very excited to share with you the Summer 2011 issue of the bilingual MCITP Family Support Network Newsletter. This quarter's newsletter focuses on grants for families and includes a list of grants for children with special…


Added by Cristina Benitez on July 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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