This week on Thrive: Oct. 19 – 23

On Friday Thrive welcomed its 100,000th visitor! We are enjoying giving you all of the latest in pediatric health information. Thanks to everyone out there who has been following us.

Here’s a quick look at what Thrive was up to last week.

Media expert Michael Rich, MD, MPH, discusses why Disney is giving refunds to people who bought Baby Einstein videos thinking they would help their babies be smarter and weighs in on whether you should take your child to see Where the Wild Things Are. In other smart baby products news, David Bickham, PhD, tells us what he thinks about the new smart baby gadgets. Children’s vaccine specialist tells us about the difference between the live virus vaccine and the killed virus vaccine. One mother tells us her story about how strep throat attacked her child’s brain. Preemies are getting a gentler breath of fresh air. Should obese children be taken from their parents? Parents are wondering whether their child will suffer from permanent hearing damage due to continually listening to MP3 players. The HealthMap team gives us an H1N1 weekly update. Judy Palfrey, MD, FAAP, the new president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), writes on the important issues discussed at last weekend’s annual AAP meeting.