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The Scully Effect: How Agent Scully Shaped A Generation of Women in Science

By , and January 17, 2018 No Comments

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the time when late Generation X and Early Millennials (a cohort sometimes called Xennials) were entering their peak television consumption years, women were significantly underrepresented on TV.  In fact, in this era there were fewer women on TV, and fewer women depicted in professional careers, than there were […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

Cooking As A Family: Practical Health and Safety Tips

By January 2, 2018 1 Comment

The holidays are behind us and in the New Year, many families are resolving to eat better, or healthier … or like my family, resolving to eat more home cooked meals, instead of ordering out. Lots of children love to help baking cookies and bread, but research also shows that when children are involved in […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding

The Straight Poop on Constipation

By March 13, 2017 No Comments

Once you become a parent, you spend way too much time thinking about poop. When did the baby poop?  How much did they poop?  What was the color, what was the consistency?  While you might find yourself obsessing over your child’s bowels a little less as they become toddlers and preschoolers, you will still likely […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Should Parents Be Concerned About Miralax?

By February 27, 2017 1 Comment

Last week we received a number of questions about a statement released by a group of parents of children with disparate neuropsychological issues.  The parents claimed that their children’s symptoms began after they began taking the over the counter laxative Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350), and that the medication was at fault.  Miralax is approved only […]

Categories: Science 101 + Mythbusting

FDA Warns Parents Against Using Homeopathic Products with Belladonna

By February 2, 2017 2 Comments

Last Friday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents to stop using oral teething tablets that include belladonna as an ingredient. These tablets are marketed under a variety of names, however, the brand name the FDA specifically investigated were the popular Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The FDA found that the amount of belladonna […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health

How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments

The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health