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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Friday, September 3, 2010

protect your children

just watched a story on the local news
it sent chills up my spine
the story was about one of my patients
the reporters interviewed the child and the mom

the child was walking to school
the child had wanted to walk to school alone for awhile
the mom finally agreed

she drove them a block away from the school  then
the child walked down the sidewalk to where
the crossing guard was letting kids cross to the school
the child then walked down a short alley way to an opening
to the school play yard
many of the kids went that way every day to get to
the playground

according to the news story  as the child was walking down the alley
a man in a car called for the child to come to him so he could
go with him
as the man became more aggressive the child remembered what his
parents had taught them-start yelling  pull a way and run away as fast
as you can     that is what the child did

the parents had spent time with their kids discussing what to do
in that situation      the child had listened and this may have saved the childs life

the mom felt strongly enough about the issue that both she and the child
allowed themselves to be interviewed on the local news

hopefully many parents and their kids will have seen this and
spent the time with their kids to discuss what to do if this situation ever
happens to them

take the time and have a talk with your child today about STRANGER DANGER
you could save your childs life

the organicgreen doctor

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