Surveys show most consumers don't know much about GMOs. In this post, we review key terms and common myths about GMOs.
This post reviews the risk of talcum powder use, and provides statements from medical groups on the safety of this material.
In this post, we review the basics of genetic testing. There’s a growing number of services that offer testing for children. Many parents are curious about the accuracy of these tests, privacy, and more.
In our latest post, Layla reviews the use added hormones in poultry, pork, beef, and dairy. Are these safe? Why are they banned in certain countries? Do they cause early puberty? This post answers all these questions, and more.
There are many birth control options. This post describes what an IUD is, how they work, and some reasons they might not be as widely used as they could be.
This post explores the CDC vaccine schedule or CDC immunization schedule. It also outlines problems with the Sears vaccination schedule or alternate vaccine schedule.
In this post, we’ll review the science about HPV, recommendations about this vaccination, the controversies, and my personal plans on vaccinating my family.
I’m an ardent believer in the relative safety and efficacy of vaccines, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy having to take my kid to the doctor for shots. I’m relieved that my child is now in school and the bulk of vaccinations are behind us. When he was an infant, we carefully timed his feedings … Continue reading Why do kids get so many shots?
There’s nothing worse than your child being in pain, even when you know it’s temporary. It’s no surprise that parents through the ages have reached for anything that might relieve their child’s teething. As the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes, “teething occasionally may cause mild irritability, crying, a low-grade temperature, excessive drooling, and a … Continue reading Safe Teething Remedies
My kid got his first bike when he was 3. A two wheeler with training wheels. We taught him what to do, helped him balance, encouraged him, and by the time he was four, the training wheels were off. When he was five, we got him a scooter, and there wasn’t much to teach him: … Continue reading My kid wants to start skateboarding. Help!!