Category Archives: health

The Seventh Generation Response to the 1,4 Dioxane Report

I have many reasons to trust and love Seventh Generation products. They are a Vermont company. They are active in environmental health and sustainability issues. They are committed to reducing the many environmental problems of harsh chemicals in our waterways … Continue reading

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BPA (bisphenol A) in Canned Goods (the horror, even Annie’s)

Today as I looked in my pantry, and saw the Annie’s Spaghettios and the soups, I wondered again how much BPA I am feeding my family. I picked up the phone, and called Annie’s, Inc., a company who I support … Continue reading

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The Chemical Feminization of Boys?

Hello Again! I’m so sorry for my absence last week–we had a bit of a family crisis concerning my daughter’s health.  Fortunately, it appears that she’s on the mend, and after a lot of panic and stress, things seem to … Continue reading

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Some Jason, Citrus Magic and Alba Products Contain a Toxic Ingredient

Just when you thought that you were buying nice, happy, not chemically laden, better for the earth products, here comes this news. Turns out that a study released by the Organic Consumers Association revealed a toxic carcinogenic contaminant called 1,4 … Continue reading

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Treating Your Child’s Croup or RSV Infection

Waking from a sound sleep, I hear the hoarse, crying voice of my four year old son.  He coughs several times, sounding just like the neighbor’s barking dog.   It’s nighttime and it’s the croup, or RSV.  I call our pediatrician … Continue reading

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Disadvantaged From Birth

Like many people, I’m fascinated by the conflict between myth and reality.  Yes, I’m the person who e-mails Snopes.com links back to people who forward messages about nefarious corporations, sappy inspirational stories involving children and dogs, and ridiculous claims regarding … Continue reading

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Kids and Shots: what matters to them

With the news this week that ProQuad seems cause an increase in fever-related seizures, many parents are now left wondering how to schedule their child care visits. Are more visits needed if they separate out the shots? ProQuad is a … Continue reading

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Do you know what your kids are doing online?

Cybertime of tweens and teens has been the talk of the week. This is a real issue and deserves real attention. I’m always amazed how quickly kids adapt to knew technology, but worry that they will become so complacent they … Continue reading

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When To Medicate and How To Avoid Dangerous Mistakes

ome weeks the news falls into themes. This week it seems to be the theme of medications and part and parcel with that is safety. This week is National Poison Control Week. Do you know what to do for an … Continue reading

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Just Some Short Notes Today

There’s an interesting debate going on regarding the efficacy of single-sex education on the Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” (basically, a juggling-family-and-work blog).  The impetus for the discussion comes from the decision of Georgia’s Greene County School Board to introduce … Continue reading

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