Thursday, November 23, 2017

title pic Should You Give Your Child Benadryl to Make Traveling Easier?

Posted by Dana Hinders on March 28, 2012

As summer approaches, many parents are making travel plans for family vacations. If you have a young child who doesn’t like to fly or does poorly sitting still for long road trips in the car, you might be wondering if giving him Benadryl is the solution. Salon.com reports that many parents do resort to drugging […]

title pic Dosing Issues Prompt Infant Tylenol Recall

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on March 1, 2012

Ever wonder if you’re overly vigilant? Fear not. Round and round the recall merry-go-round we go… again. Dosing concerns have caused over half a million bottles of the grape-flavored Infants’ Tylenol to be recalled. The recall occurred after numerous parents started complaining about the dosing problems they were having, which had the parents scared that […]

title pic Bee Sting 911

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on February 16, 2012

When my brother was a kid, he and some friends were waiting for the school bus. They saw what looked like a hive lying on the ground nearby and, being kids, decided that the very best thing they could do would be to poke it with a stick. The bees were not happy about that, […]

title pic Is Caffeine So Bad?

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on February 13, 2012

When I found out I was pregnant, I was very worried about how I would function throughout the day without coffee. After all, I was a three-cup-a-day and — “what, you’re making a Starbucks run? Sure, I’d love a latte!” — kind of girl. It turns out that my morning sickness helped me go cold […]

title pic Study: Prozac May Lessen Symptoms of Autism in Adults

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on February 1, 2012

Now I’m not sure if I this makes any sense, but a new study is claiming that Prozac may be a useful tool in treating a major symptom of autism spectrum disorder (repetitive, compulsive behavior). This newly-published study is claiming that of the autistic adults that participated, half of those who took the Prozac showed […]

title pic MAOIs

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on December 21, 2011

When we talk about depression and anxiety, we talk a lot about Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). But what about Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors? It seems the only time I hear about MAOIs is when they are part of a warning on the side of another medication. Apparently, there are […]

title pic Antidepressants for Pain

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on November 28, 2011

With all of the dangers linked to popular SNRI antidepressants like Effexor and Prozac going around, it seems ridonkulous that anyone would even consider taking one for just a small ill, but that is getting more popular every day. Doctors are prescribing the dangerous medications for pain as well as depression and other mental health […]

title pic Killing Head Lice Could Kill Your Child

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on November 14, 2011

Now that the new movie “Contagion” is out, it got me thinking about back to school. (I know that doesn’t make any sense, but stick with me… I’m going someplace with this). With kids being back at school, there is no limit to the different contagions they will be exposed to on a daily basis. […]

title pic Study: Kids May Make You Fat

Posted by Deborah Pujoue on November 10, 2011

As if we moms didn’t have enough to worry about after having kids, it turns out that living with my kids may actually make me fat. According to a new study, adults who live with children eat more fatty foods than adults who don’t. Apparently we grown-ups with kids eat far more saturated fat each […]

title pic UGH, Lice

Posted by Claudia Grazioso on October 3, 2011

School has been in session for a few weeks, and I just got The Note. The Note that is so horrific, so stomach turning, so creepy that I block out of my mind that it always happens at Back To School Time. It’s the Head Lice Note. It’s been reported that a student at my […]