Category Archives: Health

Is your kid more like you or your partner?

Other than the obvious superficial traits and unfair generalizations we make when they’re babies (I believe I’m guilty of saying to my husband, of our son, “He’s a horrible sleeper, just like you.”) it’s been impossible to say who your … Continue reading

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The 'good old days' when kids just had to suck it up

“Back in my day, kids were kids! We worked out our problems on our own. We didn’t go crying to some stranger with a whole bunch of initials after his name.” Gus was ridiculing a conversation a fellow therapist and … Continue reading

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Increase in maternal mortality due to inconsistent health care?

I just got back from Texas where I was taking my mother to various doctor’s appointments.  I discovered, not for the first time, that Texas really is like a whole other country because the lady just got there three weeks … Continue reading

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Vaccine Rhetoric vs. Reality: Pediatrician Q & A

Recent admonishments from Britain’s General Medical Board and the Lancet aside, there is still a vocal sect that believes autism is caused by the MMR vaccine. It’s not only Jenny McCarthy – if you tune in to any parenting website … Continue reading

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The girl behind Utah's bill criminalizing miscarriage

John Knefel brought this insane legislative item to our attention last week and yesterday’s New York Times gives us some background into the decision behind Utah’s bill that would send a woman to prison if someone (who, I’m wondering?) suspects … Continue reading

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Yet another study to scare young women into breeding

Today The Washington Post reminds young women to have children before they’re too old and their eggs have all dried up. Enjoy that with your morning coffee, ladies!

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Please don't take away my 'me-time'

I’m not sure I’m following all of the arguments in this take down of “me-time” in the Times Online. The author blames too many parenting experts for undermining parental authority and creating a division between parent and child that is … Continue reading

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What Michelle Obama didn't say at the Let's Move press conference

Michelle Obama kicked off her “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity today and she offered the frightening statistics that one in three children today are obese and this generation is on track to have a shorter life span than … Continue reading

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield's MMR studies are unethical

The doctor who first suggested a link between MMR vaccinations and autism acted unethically, the official medical regulator has found. via BBC News – MMR scare doctor ‘acted unethically’, panel finds. Wakefield’s studies have been discredited repeatedly, but the anti-vax … Continue reading

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Why I don't care if the WHO exaggerated the H1N1 threat

Yesterday TIME asked if the World Health Organization raised a false alarm about the swine flu. Most of the scolding came from representatives of affluent nation’s that wound up with a surplus of the vaccine, proving a financial loss for … Continue reading

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