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Dec
11

A round-up: A new 9-strain HPV vaccine! The effects of debunking vaccine myths! News on phthalates, toys, IUDs, juice and breastfeeding!

written by Tara Haelle

I’ve been pretty busy the past several weeks with my HealthDay stories, my Forbes blog and my book, so I’ve neglected this blog more than I planned. However, I’d love to highlight the worthwhile studies and the stories I’ve covered elsewhere, so here’s a quick round-up of the past two weeks of my work in […]

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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
21

Round-up: Talking to kids about traumatic events and the week’s health news

written by Tara Haelle

So… last week was a bit of a doozy. My head is still spinning from the insanity of the Boston Marathon blasts, the explosion in West, Texas (a city I’m dearly familiar with), the poisoned letters sent to the president and a Congressman and then the exhaustive manhunt in Boston which came to a climactic […]

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Apr
16

Exploring the big-picture factors contributing to child obesity

written by Tara Haelle

Childhood obesity is one of those issues that isn’t going away any time soon, even if it seems as though we’ve already been hearing too much about it. Rates continue to climb throughout most of the US, with some notable exceptions, and public health officials, doctors, parents and schools continue to scramble to find causes […]

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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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Nov
7

Round-up: News about sleep issues, ADHD, bullying, organic food and more

written by Tara Haelle

Okay, I haven’t done a round-up in a little while, and I’m hoping to get into the habit of doing one a week (which means they’ll be shorter too). This post is just a big ol’ list of stories I’ve written in the past two weeks for dailyRx that I think may be of interest […]

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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
26

DailyRx Round-up, a bit delayed

written by Tara Haelle

Last week got a bit crazy (and Friday was my birthday), so I didn’t get around to posting the regular Friday round-up of stories at dailyRx, I’ll probably post another this Friday or Saturday, but I wanted to go ahead and post ones from last week. The story I found most interesting last week – […]

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Jan
7

Is your preschooler’s playground too boring?

written by Tara Haelle

Some preschoolers may not be getting enough exercise because of two relatively modern social concerns: safety on the playground and an emphasis on early academic learning. That’s the conclusion of a recent study that researched the quality and time of physical activity at 34 childcare centers in Cincinnati, which the researchers said would likely apply […]

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