Experts for holiday stories

Dr. Miguel Fernandez, area: toxicology – Watching for lead content in toys

Dr. Sue Cunningham, area: nutrition – Holiday eating/watching your calories

Dr. Michael Charlton, area: safety – Christmas tree hazards and fireworks safety

Dr. John Casada or Dr. Vivek Singh, area: psychiatry – Stress during the holidays

Dr. John Roache, area: pharmacology/addiction – Alcohol consumption and the brain


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