Health and Science News for Parents
Feb
24

What’s the deal with Tylenol during pregnancy and ADHD?

written by Tara Haelle

Most likely, you’ll be seeing a lot of headlines today trumpeting the findings of a new study in JAMA Pediatrics about links between acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) use during pregnancy and later risk of ADHD or hyperkinetic disorders in children. But before you withhold Tylenol from your screaming teething baby or suffer through a horrendous headache […]

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Feb
21

Flu is really bad this year – and the vaccine’s been pretty good

written by Tara Haelle

You’ve probably already been hearing what a bad season it is for the flu. The news is awash with tragic stories of otherwise healthy children and even adults without underlying conditions succumbing to this year’s influenza. Because I am pregnant, the ones that hit me the hardest are the stories of pregnant women – especially […]

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Feb
14

10 Sex Myths Debunked When Trying to Conceive

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s article is a guest post by Dr. John Rapisarda of Fertility Centers of Illinois. This post was offered to me through an unsolicited email, but the information is evidence-based and seemed a fun share for Valentine’s Day for all those couples hoping to conceive a baby. This Valentine’s Day, many couples will celebrate their […]

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Feb
9

“The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine,” an infographic from the CDC

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is just a graphic about vaccine production that I came across on the CDC website. It’s so nicely done and informative that I wanted to post it here as well!

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Feb
5

2014 CDC immunization schedule released

written by Tara Haelle

The latest changes to the CDC’s recommended schedule of childhood vaccinations were released on Monday. Although changes are sometimes made to the schedule mid-year, most adjustments to the schedule occur when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) revisits it in fall of each year. The newest schedule for 2014, available in various forms on […]

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Feb
1

8 Reasons You Are Wrong About Not Vaccinating Your Daughter

written by Guest Author

When Kathy McGrath came across an article listing 8 reasons the author had not vaccinated his daughter, it reminded her of her own search to find good information about vaccines when her daughter was born. Now, years later, she fully understands how and why vaccines are safe, effective ways to protect children from many diseases. […]

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Feb
1

Pacifiers and strollers recalled – and a new “recalls” blog feature

written by Tara Haelle

This is a quick post to alert parents about a recall on some pacifiers and a stroller. Previously, I have not reported on recalls, especially because any parent can easily subscribe to email updates about them on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. I happened to see these two notices in a parenting group on […]

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