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The Simpsons II

The Simpsons II

Do we overmedicate our children?

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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) Shira S., January 19, 2009 12:38 PM

Never seen it. How old is it?

I've never seen this episode before. That's funny.

(16) Eli Ccohen, June 23, 2008 10:46 PM


I dont get it. I see a lot of simpsons shows but this one i dont get.

(15) Ronni, June 15, 2008 9:07 PM


Oy, was that funny! I really got a good kick out of this one and unfortunately it's true (just visit my allergist who'll prescribe me 10 different medications but be utterly horrified when I say I'm thinking of just trying an herbal supplement).
As to Sam the Man, to the extent that the surrounding culture has an effect on Jewish society, it then becomes a Jewish problem. If we all followed the guidelines of the Torah and consulted with Rabbis that follow the Torah we obviously would just be laughing at this but the sad fact is that we are affected by the society around us (the primary reason why I got rid of our television when our children started getting older).

(14) Anonymous, May 28, 2008 7:56 AM

unfortunately its truth, not satire

Pity the children of overzealous parents who take them to all kinds of "must have" checkups from the dentist twice a year (and must have x-rays each time), to the eye doctor, ear doctor, dermatologist, and of course the pediatrician who has a bundle of new vaccines to administer that will guarantee happy healthy children and eventually abolish death-isn''t that the ultimate goal of medicine? that, and making money. Too bad some of these parents do it to salve their conscience for not tending to their children''s emotional needs. When the doctor pronounces their child healthy, it''s like the "hechsher" that they are good parents.

(13) Anonymous, May 27, 2008 9:15 PM

Of Course!

In today''s society, we see the effects of overmedication. Take a look at what is really in those medications. It really is surprising to find out that these medications contain things that you would normally not want going into your children. You can see that the benefits are not nearly as great as the risks. Before you medicate your children, do research and ask yourself and Ha-Shem, "Is this really the right thing to do?"

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