Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to co-sponsor presentation by nationally renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp on Tuesday, Oct. 6


The two-hour presentation for parents, caregivers and health care professionals will entertain attendees while teaching them how to strengthen parent/child bonds and create happier, healthier and more loving families.

Dr. Karp is a nationally renowned pediatrician and child development specialist on the faculty of UCLA School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. A passionate advocate and effective teacher, his books and DVDs, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, teach simple techniques to help soothe crying and fussy infants, boost sleep and stop colic, and reduce postpartum depression, breastfeeding failure, child abuse and temper tantrums. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has reached millions of parents.

In addition to discussing his infant soothing and toddler support programs, Dr. Karp will report on how hospitals and other state and private maternal/child health providers are establishing infant soothing classes through The Happiest Baby Certification Program.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 per parent couple, with proceeds benefiting Massachusetts Citizens for Children and its work to support families and prevent child abuse. To purchase tickets, visit www.masskids.org.

Please note: This lecture will be filmed as part of a documentary being developed about Dr. Karp and his work. Attendees will be asked to sign a release form allowing shots of the audience to be captured for possible use in the film. Anyone wishing not to be included will be seated away from the filming.


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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, and Hallmark Health Medical Center.

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