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SciMoms Guide to Shingles
Shingles is a painful and potentially dangerous disease that typically affects older individuals. So why did I get it in my early 40’s? Here, we outline shingles, what causes the disease, the vaccine that prevents it, and why it sucks.
A Beef-Loving SciMom’s Guide to Eating Less Meat
Why is there such push back against dietary changes to support climate change? Read how a self-described beef-lover took a closer look at the climate impact of beef — and started eating a little less meat each week.
Ask SciMoms: When should I get the COVID boosters for kids?
The short answer: kids should get their booster as soon as they are eligible to receive one. On May 17, 2022, the FDA expanded authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine to include a COVID booster for all 5-11-year-olds. On May 19, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is expected to recommend a booster shot for … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: When should I get the COVID boosters for kids?
Kids, concussions, and head injuries: sports safety for kids
What are the risks of head injuries and concussions in kids? What sports have the highest risks of injuries? What can parents do to decrease the risks of injuries in kids?