Category: Hospitals

Children’s Hospital switches on the boob tube

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October 17th, 2006 by

Children’s Hospital switches on the boob tube

From the Boston Globe (Pediatricians criticize use of TVs in hospital)

Children’s Hospital Boston, which runs a center that is an authority on the effects of television on children, has TVs throughout the building, some of which show programs to infants.Cartoons, educational programs, and other shows are shown to children as young as 2 months old; the Globe observed two babies on their backs with screens playing cartoons a foot from their faces.

At a minimum it should help the little ones acclimate to US airports, where it can be impossible to get away from CNN.

No more Winstons or Salems in some NC hospitals

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October 4th, 2006 by

No more Winstons or Salems in some NC hospitals

Growing up I hated cigarette smoke, but my mom told me I’d have to get used to smoke-filled rooms, because that’s where the important decisions were made. Luckily times have changed, even in North Carolina. Hospitals in the Research Triangle Park area have gotten together to ban smoking on hospital grounds. That’s progress.

Looks like you can still smoke in designated smoking areas at Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.