Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix?

Children's Health, Health Headlines, Parenting
As the seasons change and parents reach for over-the-counter cold medicine for their icky-feeling children, they may be baffled by new instructions: Do not give them to kids under 4. Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for OTC cold and cough medicines in a nod to pediatricians long arguing they do little good and aren’t worth the risks. So now what? (more…)
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The War on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Woman's Health
As part of recent coverage on lowering abortion rates, Time magazine highlighted the role of the pregnancy center when it wrote, "(There is) evidence that the quiet campaign for women's hearts and minds, conducted in thousands of crisis pregnancy centers around the country, on billboards, phone banks and Web sites is having an effect." But if abortion rights supporters such as Planned Parenthood and others have their way, centers like LifeCare won't be available for women like Samantha. More information: (more…)
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