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Health & Safety
Feb15
Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

Circumcision: the kindest cut, or the cruelest?

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It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and I’m thinking about circumcision. I assure you this is a coincidence. So! Those of us who have birthed baby boys are faced with the inevitable question: to snip or leave intact? In most of the world, the majority of boys are left as nature intended, but here in […]

Feb11
Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

Bottles & Pacifiers: When Do I Really Need To Take Them Away?

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Hi, I am the mother of a great almost two-year old (will be 2 in March) who absolutely refuses to drink his milk in anything other than a bottle and still must chomp on his pacifier in order to go to sleep (night or nap). Honestly, this doesn’t bother me all this much, but I’m […]

Dec07

Teen pregnancies on the rise

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The teen birth rate has risen for the first time in 14 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average the percentage jumped 3 percent from 2005 to 2006; the rise was highest in black teens—a whopping five percent. As if this weren’t troubling enough, last month the CDC released […]

Nov02

Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings Time Move

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Sunday morning many were confused with the new date for Daylight Savings (“Fall Back”) being moved to the first Sunday in November. Yes! Halloween Trick-or-Treating was much improved with this extra hour of sunlight. This morning I received a very timely and helpful post on tips for helping your baby sleep well during the daylight […]

Nov02

MRSA: The Worst Halloween Treat Ever

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So I was just sitting here in my bathrobe, enjoying my fifth candy bar, when someone knocked on the door, and who could it be but an antibiotic-resistant superbug! AAAIIIIEEEE! MRSA is terrifying everyone, and if you haven’t heard of it, I’m jealous. Stop reading right now and get back to your cave. Anyway, MRSA […]

Oct22
No more cold medicine for you, young child!

No more cold medicine for you, young child!

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By now you have heard about the FDA panel’s review of cold medication for children. Probably, right unless you’ve been under a rock. But I don’t want to rule that out a possibility. If not, here’s the PSA. At the end of last week, an FDA panel reviewed whether the benefits of OTC children’s cold […]

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