Health and Science News for Parents
Jul
3

Tough Topics: What does research really tell us about guns?

written by Tara Haelle

In the wake of the Orlando massacre at Pulse — just the most recent mass shooting and one of many more likely to come — the conversation about gun control has flared up again. It got a bit more traction in Congress with Sen. Chris Murphy’s Senate filibuster and the sit-in in the House led by […]

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Mar
18

Measles, Schools and Selective Exemptions: Competing Approaches to Preventing Outbreaks

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is a guest post by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a professor of law at the University of California Hastings College of Law. She discusses two editorials published in Pediatrics today that address concerns about school exemption policies and preventing vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or me, Tara Haelle. I have […]

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Jul
29

Florida law preventing doctors’ questions about firearms upheld

written by Tara Haelle

I don’t typically write about court cases or policy, but after writing the post a few weeks ago about the Ask Campaign, it’s hard to ignore one particular recent court decision that directs relates to children’s safety. In that post, I advocated that parents ask the parents of their children’s playmates whether there is a […]

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Dec
26

Disheartening find regarding firearm injury prevention research

written by Tara Haelle

I am part of a newly formed group called Parents Against Gun Violence, so some of the blog pieces I write for them (which are then posted on our Facebook page) are ones I may cross-post on this blog if they are health/science-related. That is the case with today’s posts and the next two I’ll […]

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Dec
23

Where are we with the gender wage gap?

written by Tara Haelle

Today I’m offering up another infographic for your Sunday, from Kayla Evans at LearnStuff. See the full infographic by clicking to see the full blog entry below. While I don’t usually discuss too many gender/social issues on this blog, I think it’s important that parents are aware of the gender disparity that continues in our […]

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Oct
1

Great news about vaccine exemptions & cocooning; Update on the pertussis vaccine and epidemic

written by Tara Haelle

Last week was one of good news for vaccines and public health. A great bill was signed into law, a court ruled against a parent’s refusal to vaccinate and a recent study points out the value of vaccinating a household — especially mom — to protect a young infant from pertussis. The latest news is […]

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