Pediatricians Dr. Tanya Altmann (author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers), Dr. Scott Cohen (author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year), and Dr. Bob Sears (author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child) discuss the effectiveness of flu shots and whether they're safe for children.
In his Fact or Fiction series, Dr. Scott Cohen addresses a question he's often asked by parents, "Can exposing a newborn to pets decrease their risk of allergies?"
What you gonna do with all that junk? You know... all that junk inside your trunk? If you're in the market to lose a couple of extra pounds (or more), then you have to do it healthfully. And a few tipsfrom your Momversation panelists couldn't hurt. It's a new year and a new you, so if you want to get in shape, check out what our mom bloggers have to say. Rebecca Woolf of Girl's Gone Child asks, "What are your best weight loss tips?"
Keeping kids healthy is a top priority during cold and flu season. And with the H1N1 virus making the rounds, it's important to stress good health habits, such as handwashing and not sharing cups and utensils. But what to do when your kids are at school, and you aren't there to monitor them? And how do you keep siblings from sharing illnesses? Daphne Brogdon of Cool Mom asks, "How do you keep your kids healthy?"
You've heard of the phrase, "depression hurts?" It's true. Beyond emotional symptoms such as guilt, hopelessness, and irritability, depression also has physical symptoms, such as chronic aches, fatigue, and insomnia. It's not something one can just "get over." It is an illness that can affect every member of a family.
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