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April 24, 2011

It’s Easter, and ‘He is risen’

Today is the holy day in which Christians celebrate their redemption. And a newspaper editorial tells the “old, old story” as well as any preacher:
April 22, 2011

Parents: Do NOT use car safety seats outside the car

The AP is reporting that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about car safety […]
April 22, 2011

Parents: Children younger than age 13 should ride in back seat of your car

The AP reported that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about the use of […]
April 22, 2011

Parents: Use booster seat in the car until your child is 4 feet 9 inches tall

The AP reports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent” new recommendations about child booster seats.
April 21, 2011

Popular baby media does not actually advance learning

In past blogs I’ve warned parents, “‘Baby Einstein’ or ‘Brainy Baby’ may turn your baby into anything but,” and “Don’t Count on DVDs to Improve Your […]
April 20, 2011

Many overweight mothers, children underestimate their actual weight

If parents falsely think that their children are normal weight, when in fact they are overweight or obese, then they are unlikely to do anything to […]
April 20, 2011

Type 2 diabetes appearing more often in kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I warn that the childhood obesity epidemic was leading to dramatic increases […]
April 19, 2011

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of metabolic syndrome and prediabetes

Researchers have found more proof that the Mediterranean diet is associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. In short, it’s one highly healthy choice […]
September 15, 2009

How many uninsured people need additional help from taxpayers?

To my surprise, the most popular blogs I’ve ever written are on healthcare reform. So, now that we are on the eve of the Senate unveiling […]
September 15, 2009

Is the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe? An Update

I’m getting tons of emails and questions at the practice about the safety of the Swine flu vaccine (the Swine flu is now officially called the […]
September 16, 2009

Experts recommend N95 masks over surgical masks to stop spread of H1N1

In an earlier blog, I told you that the only facial apparatus that is likely to protect you from the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus is what […]
September 16, 2009

Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 1 – Introduction

My blogs on spanking are among the most read of those I publish. This may be due to the fact that opposition to parents spanking their […]
September 17, 2009

What do I do if I think I have the 2009 H1N1 Swine flu?

I’ve blogged before about “How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu (or Swine or H1N1 influenza).” What used to be called the “Novel […]
September 19, 2009

How to Keep Normal Labor Normal – Part 3 – Philosophy

This blog series is designed to help women who are developing a birth plan join together with like-minded birthing professionals so as to have a shorter […]
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