Health and Science News for Parents
Aug
7

Catching Up and Friday Video: “All About That Vax”

written by Tara Haelle

You’ve probably noticed the blog has been a bit thin of late. I have a long list of backlogged pieces to write, but the past seven weeks have been nonstop illnesses in our home — including ER visits, too many doctor visits to count, and even two hospital admissions and stays — so I’ve fallen […]

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Jun
8

News Round-Up for the First Week of June

written by Tara Haelle

Boy, even when you’re not officially on an academic year, the summertime means schedules go all out of whack! I’ve fallen behind again, but will be adding some new posts soon. First, another quick round-up of news you may have missed or want to revisit for the first week in June. A couple of studies […]

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Jun
2

Last Week’s Round-Up: ADHD and obesity, pertussis shots, coping with natural disasters and tons more

written by Tara Haelle

Another week, another round-up of the health and science stories you might have missed… Before I launch into the different topics, I want to draw attention to this short but worthy piece on the ways numbers can deceive when we rely too much on the “averages.” It’s a great piece for educating yourself about critically […]

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Apr
6

Friday Links Round-up (late): Toddlers, teens and in-betweens

written by Tara Haelle

I’m going to start a new routine for Fridays in which I round up a bunch of links to various health and science news I didn’t get to blog about. Much of it will be stories from dailyRx that I’ve written, but I’ll list other links as well, including fun ones to discuss with your […]

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Sep
22

Round-up: Bullying, cell phones & cancer, yoga for autism and more!

written by Tara Haelle

I’m traveling out of state this week, so it’s tougher to post some good analyses. Therefore, I’m posting a quick round-up of recent health news stories from dailyRxthat caught my eye (or, in one case, that I wrote). Cell Phones & Cancer — I’ve been trying to keep up with the latest research on cell […]

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Jan
5

Let your teens argue with you – it’s probably good for them!

written by Tara Haelle

Mom and Dad – you DO make a difference when it comes to helping your children steer clear of the pressure to do drugs or drink. That may not be a surprise to most parents, but some of the experiences that lead to a teen’s ability to “just say no” might surprise you. In essence, […]

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