- I read an article about a women who gave birth to a boy in Corpus Christi on August 25 and she was stuck for a name and the nurse suggested that the mom name her son, Harvey, which she did. The kicker here is that the mom is named Irma Rodriguez! The article is titled "Collateral storm damage: Baby names plunge in popularity". The article focused on the impact of destructive storms on the naming of babies.
- A listener contacted The Dr. Claudia Show about polycystic ovarian syndrome which, among other things, involves a female having an excess of male hormones (androgens). Females have male hormones, naturally, but at a much-reduced level. In fact, male hormones are necessary for fertilization, development of the fetus and birth of a child. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be associated with diabetes and cardiac disorder.
- A listener called about concerns for her 13-year old daughter who visits her father who is an alcoholic and has consistently disappointed her. I referred mother to the writings of Dr. Claudia Black who, in the 60s and 70s, was one of the first to encourage parents to talk to their kids frankly about alcoholism in the family. Mom needs to educate herself about alcoholism and "find the words" to competently communicate to her daughter in order to develop expectations and "put on her emotional armor" when disappointments happen.
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