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May
7

About That Pacifier Study, or What It (Might) Mean to Swap Spit with Your Kiddo

written by Tara Haelle

claimtoken-518c63b2075b3 I’m excited to write about the recent study on pacifier “cleaning” and allergy risk that came out in Pediatrics yesterday, but first I apologize for being MIA the past few weeks. A combination of work, family and travel converged to push this blog low on the to-do list, and now the catching up I […]

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Jan
16

Flu shots! Flu shots! Get your flu shots! (Especially if you’re pregnant!)

written by Tara Haelle

In case you missed the news last week, the CDC has officially declared this year’s flu season a pandemic. Forty-seven states report widespread flu, the vast majority of which is Influenza A (80% of cases during the first week of January). Twenty percent of the cases are Influenza B, and very few of the 2009 […]

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Feb
1

Water Safety, Vaccines, Sleepless Hunger, Epidurals and More

written by Tara Haelle

This one will be fast and furious – I don’t want to go too long without posting, but the past week has been exhausting. Unfortunately, I’m going to do another mini round-up of dailyRx articles, but I’ll make up for it by including a YouTube link to a video I made about infant swim lessons, […]

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Jan
13

Friday round-up of worthwhile dailyRx articles

written by Tara Haelle

I’ve decided that doing a round-up each Friday is the best way to include the dailyRx articles that I think moms will find most relevant. So, here goes… Good news for moms as we age – sexual satisfaction increases as we age (even if the frequency of having sex does not). An online tool helps […]

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Dec
27

Strong Evidence Building for Link Between Acetaminophen and Asthma Incidence

written by Tara Haelle

I was disheartened to read this story in the New York Times about the growing body of evidence linking acetaminophen (Tylenol) to the development of asthma. Rates of asthma have been increasing over the past three decades, stumping researchers and medical professionals. Some continue to perpetuate the myth that vaccines can cause asthma despite tons […]

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