Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
4

Handy chart for well-child visits and vaccinations

written by Tara Haelle

During National Immunization Month in August, various public health organizations created a wealth of resources for parents that relate to vaccines. One of those is elegantly simple and shared here. The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences created a handy graphic that outlines all the ages when children get their well-child visits and what […]

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Nov
23

Two sisters’ Kilimanjaro climb raises awareness for at-risk newborns

written by Tara Haelle

As I write this, two businesswomen are somewhere along the long trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. Although I don’t typically write about awareness campaigns, I wanted to give a shout out on this one because Kilimanjaro has a special place in my heart, and the women’s cause does as well. Sisters […]

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Jul
2

Keeping a study in perspective: C sections, stillbirth & ectopic pregnancy

written by Tara Haelle

You may have caught a headline some time yesterday telling you that having a C section will increase your risk of having a stillbirth or an ectopic pregnancy in a future pregnancy. Before you freak out (if you have or may need a C section) or tout the findings while lamenting high C section rates*, […]

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Apr
17

Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth

written by Tara Haelle

If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April […]

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Nov
23

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding is real — and preventable with routine newborn care

written by Tara Haelle

A new field report from the CDC last week left me feeling disheartened, disturbed and frustrated. The short version: a new trend appears to be occurring in which parents decline administration of an essential vitamin for their babies after birth – with potentially fatal consequences. And the reasons, unfortunately, appear based on the same kind of […]

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