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Science 101 + Mythbusting

We love science lessons. These posts are from experts who teach us the science behind the topic. Here we tackle conspiracy topics that get in the way of positive health outcomes in children, debunk health myths, and delve further into woo-woo topics that show up a lot in parenting circles – that may or may not have science to back them up. Also included are issues related to homeopathy, and “natural” medications.

The Truth About Teething

By November 8, 2016 No Comments

Last month the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory about the use of homeopathic teething aids.  Many of us know these under the popular brand name of Hyland’s Teething Tablets.  So what are parents of teething babies supposed to do? Teething gets a bad rap. In the not-so-distant past, it was […]

Categories: Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Toddlers + Preschoolers

Vaccines 101: Too Much Too Soon?

By September 7, 2016 114 Comments

Click here to download a printer-friendly .pdf vrsion of this post Just yesterday I was sitting with expectant parents whose first baby is due next week. They both support vaccinating their daughter on the recommended CDC schedule, but mom comes from a family that is strongly opposed to vaccination. Understandably, she has many questions and […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Can You Boost Your Kid’s “Low” Immune System?

By September 6, 2016 2 Comments

It’s around this time of year that I start to get questions from parents about “boosting” their child’s immune system. School in most districts is in session for the year and parents dread the eventual onslaught of coughs, colds and other illnesses that their kids will pick up from their classmates on the playground. I […]

Categories: Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Science 101 + Mythbusting