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Oct11
Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

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Boy, oh boy, there has been a lot of confusion in the press about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines for children. And, more news is expected as the FDA meets next week (Oct 18 & 19) to discuss this issue. Below is a timeline of news and events, which culminated today […]

Sep25

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

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Featured parenting professional: Diane Henderiks, RD of Dietician in the Kitchen

Aug09
Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

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By now you have seen all the press reports about the new study concluding that watching Baby DVDs/Videos may hinder, not help infants’ language developments (for children 8 to 16 months old). Of course this news makes for an attention grabbing headline. I got my hands on the study published in the Journal of Pediatrics […]

Aug03

Elmo has recalls! Elmo has recalls!

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First, I think you should know that I spent two hours at the dentist yesterday, and my teeth have been ground into nubbins and my tiny tiny jaws don’t cotton to being pried open for hours–and now my face, well, it hurts. (Your face hurts? It’s killing us!, laughs the Internet. HA HAHA HA HA […]

Jun25
Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

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Dear Amalah – Seems as though there is a baby boom amongst my friends at the moment and, of course, we share our woes and joys of pregnancy and being a mama. I have not found ONE SINGLE pregnant person with the same problem I’m experiencing. It’s not in any of my many pregnancy books […]

Dec01

What to suspect when you’re expecting

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The New York Times broke the news this week: despite all the warnings against it, pregnant women have been known to sometimes enjoy a glass of beer or wine. Anyone who lives in the world knows this, although some people believe it’s their job to give the stink-eye to any woman with a bump who […]

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