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Lawrence Rosen, M.D.
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Lawrence Rosen, M.D., is the founder of The Whole Child Center and co-author of Treatment Alternatives for Children. One of the country’s leading integrative pediatricians, Dr. Rosen is currently Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. He serves as medical advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack UMC in New Jersey and is appointed as clinical assistant professor in pediatrics at UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of MIT and New York Medical College, and he completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Dr. Rosen has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, and Imus in the Morning, and he is a frequently cited expert on children’s and environmental health matters. He is a contributing editor and pediatric columnist for Kiwi Magazine, as well as a contributing author/editor for several books, including Integrative Pediatrics, Green Baby, and Pediatric Clinics of North America: Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Rosen serves on many integrative health advisory boards, including the Holistic Moms Network, Teleosis Institute, and Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Integrative Touch for Kids, PedCAM, Kula for Karma, and MarbleJam Kids.

Entries by Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

School Stress: Rescuing Our Children

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 2:57 PM

Stress, according to noted Slovakian researcher Hans Selye, is neither good nor bad. Instead, it is defined as "the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change." At some point, though, stress ceases being an impetus for productive effort in the service of positive performance and...

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Educating the Whole Child

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:03 PM

This month marks the public television premiere of a very important film, Race to Nowhere. Vicki Abeles' provocative documentary tells the story of children, parents and teachers who are increasingly frustrated by an educational system pushing our kids to breaking point. As a pediatrician and a parent, I...

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Health Is a Creative Process

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 6:49 PM

One of my staff members recently observed me going from room to room, seeing patients in my pediatric practice, without paper and without a laptop. This is my usual routine. I must have seen three or four kids in a row that afternoon when she asked me how I seemed...

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The 'Rx Life' Solution

(5) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 11:34 AM

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
-- attributed to Albert Einstein

The Problem: Americans are sicker than ever before, and despite throwing tons of money at the problem, we continue to be sicker than citizens of most other affluent...

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Buzzed: Energy Drinks + Stimulants = PEDs of Choice?

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 7:02 PM

Teens and young adults are increasingly self-medicating with a combination of caffeine, stimulant medications and alcohol, and it seems that energy drinks -- at times mixed with other substances -- have become the performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) of choice. Two recent Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reports from the U.S. Substance...

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High Tech, High Touch: Why Technology Enhances Patient-Centered Care

(3) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 11:35 AM

At best, technology supports and improves human life; at its worst, it alienates, isolates, distorts and destroys. -- John Naisbitt, author of High Tech, High Touch

We live and practice in an increasingly technology-driven society. Email and texting are default methods of communication, and our patients request that...

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'Let Them Read Books': Stories as Stress-Busters

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 5:44 PM

Stress is everywhere. Most recent estimates are that 1 in 4 teens are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. We've seen these numbers explode in recent years following traumatic weather disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Along with poverty, food insecurity and pollution, stress is a major environmental factor...

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'I'm From Jersey': A Pediatrician's Reflections on Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:37 AM

I am lucky and I know it. Days after the worst storm in my lifetime devastated huge sections of the New Jersey coast as well as local communities along various rivers, I have the luxury of sitting in my generator-powered living room, writing. My family is safe and warm, and...

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The Last Well Child

(6) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Q: "What is a well person?"
A: "A well person is a patient who has not been completely worked up."

As I enter the exam room, a smiling 10-year-old boy greets me. Pete, my last patient of a long day, is here for his annual well visit. I chat...

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Does America Really Want Change?

(23) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 10:35 AM

Twenty years ago, in order to keep presidential candidate Bill Clinton's campaign on message, James Carville hung a sign in their "war room" that read:

  1. Change vs. more of the same
  2. The economy, stupid
  3. Don't forget health care

While point number two swiftly entered the national vernacular, the other...

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