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Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP
Social Media and Your Kids
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP, CEO and Editor-In-Chief Pediatrics Now, comes on the show to discuss that kids need to be kids and don't need to live every aspect of their lives through technology. Also that social media has a lot of positive aspects, but parents need to also understand the negative and be engaged WITH their kids.
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, M.D., F.A.A.P., pediatrician, health journalist, parenting and social media expert, is CEO of Pediatrics Now, an online health and communications company dedicated to providing reliable information to today’s busy families. The cornerstones of Pediatrics Now are the popular parenting website Pediatrics Now (www.pediatricsnow.com) and nationally syndicated blog Dr. Gwenn Is In (http://www.drgwennisin.com) which is picked up regularly by groups such as Reuters, Chicago Sun Times, Livestrong.org and USA Today. Dr. Gwenn is one of the most sought after pediatricians today by national and local media and major online websites and blogs as a child health, parenting and social media expert. She appears regularly in print, internet, radio and TV, and speaks often at professional conferences about social media topics important to today’s practicing health care providers and savvy consumers.
Dr. Gwenn is a Fellow and national Spokeswoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As an active member of the AAP’s Council of Communications and Media, Dr. Gwenn developed and now oversees the group’s website and blog. She lives in the Metro-West Boston area with her husband and two very active tween and teen daughters.
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