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Health & Safety
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 […]

Oct05

Bush decides children are expendable, also delicious

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Here’s one promise the president kept: on Wednesday President Bush vetoed the funding bill for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), just as he said he would. As a direct result of his actions, almost seven million children will lose insurance coverage in one month, and millions more won’t receive coverage to begin with. […]

Sep28
I am shameless: Britney Spears, Mother, Nude

I am shameless: Britney Spears, Mother, Nude

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Allegations from Britney Spear’s former bodyguard of her parental nudity has become a focus over the past two weeks. The first thing that popped into my mind was that of all her supposed and actual parenting faux pas, this is the one on which I would least focus. But our puritanical and finger-wagging society cannot […]

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