Running, like in long-distance-marathon running, has never been part of our family exercise culture. Skiing, tennis, biking, kayaking, swimming, gym exercise equipment, yoga, and pilates are more likely choices for this averagely active group. (Lest I mis-lead or mis-represent, the youngest of three, Becca, does regularly run 3 or so miles, but not yet marathon [...]
Category Archives: Worthy Causes
People with developmental delays are increasing in number. Our societal response to integrating these people with dignity and compassion is critical to the welfare of all of us. But a society doesn’t respond. The individuals in a society respond. And that is how we move the needle so that change is effected. Everyone should have [...]
April is Autism Awareness Month. Step 1. End Social Isolation, Talk with a Parent of an Autistic Child
When I started practice 30 years ago, autism was not a problem I saw. No, it wasn’t that I didn’t recognize a child with autism, it was just very rare. And now a week doesn’t go by when I don’t treat or sadly “recognize and refer for diagnosis” a new child with autism. As a [...]
Almost 5 years and 453 posts ago, I started The Brodsky Blog. I was told I had to build an audience for “my book.” Since then I have written enough to fill a book, but it isn’t the book I started to write about–my experience suing two powerful organizations for gender discrimination and the fall [...]
Everyday we are connected to otherwise unknowable people through connectivity never before imagined. Arguably we might not want to meet many of these people, but occasionally one pops into our lives with a special purpose, a mission.
I “met” Bree Fisk, a member of the team of Restech Corporation, a company that makes small sensors to [...]
This is the second post in a series that I hope will be useful to us generously endowed but would rather not. We need to get back to our bodies, ourselves, not that the bloody battlefield of electing our government is over, for now…..
Several weeks ago thighs were in the medical news. Too small, [...]
This post and the next one (for this week), were both originally published in 2009. However, by popular request, they are being republished this week as I enjoy some vaca time. Enjoy!
The internet has its way of changing one’s mood as often as one’s mind in a moment’s notice. I was never more manipulated [...]
The purpose of education in the US has reflected our nation’s ever-changing needs. At the beginning of the 19th century, George Washington’s time, the major goal was to create good citizens. In the early 20th century, legal theorist, John Dewey, saw schools as a place to learn how to live and to use skills and [...]
I didn’t. And I should. Why? Because I am in the business of preventing esophageal cancer by controlling acid reflux disease in kids. The picture you see is what an esophagus (the swallowing tube) looks like before it becomes a cancer. This is very rare in children, but not so rare [...]
Juxtapose: I woke up this morning and NPR did not even mention that today was Equal Pay Day–the day when US women finally have earned the same amount as men in 2011–they had to work 3.5 months longer to do it. WITH: Dancing with Gloria Steinem on Saturday night.
Last Saturday night the legendary [...]