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Kvetching About Sick Children

July 21, 2010
Why do we write about, talk about, meet about and in general complain about children’s chronic illnesses in the U.S. when statistics show that, year by year, we Americans are living to an ever riper old age? That’s a favorite gotcha question, intended to squash or at least minimize the impact of...

Scandal, Intrigue, and a Scheming Baby Bottle

July 16, 2010
The beaches are crowded. The fireworks have come and gone. And everywhere I go, the smell of grills, chlorine, and perpetual sunscreen follows me. It’s summer time; Sweltering, smack-in-the-middle of the season summer time. The summer holidays aren’t the only things to have come and gone. Summer...
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This sucks: Breast pumping at work

July 14, 2010
Many of our employers and coworkers remain woefully ignorant about breastfeeding; without realizing it, they put us in situations that can be thoroughly humiliating.
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Toxic Chemicals Lobby - Exclusive Leaked Footage!

July 9, 2010
The secret is out: the toxic chemicals industry is designing a PR campaign for survival! Bisphenol A in baby bottles, water bottles, and food cans. Formaldehyde in furniture. Phthalates in air fresheners, soft plastics, and fragrances. The manufacturers of these chemicals are not taking the push...

To Vaccinate Your Teenage Daughter, Teenage Son, Yourself, Or Your Baby ...Or Not?

July 3, 2010
Part 1 As soon as a teenage girl walks into her pediatrician’s office, he will suggest another vaccination, to be delivered through a series of shots spaced out over six months. This time the vaccine is Gardasil, intended to protect her from being infected by the human papilloma virus, HPV, which...

Color Me Skeptical: Toward Tartrazine-Free Macaroni and Cheese

June 29, 2010
Would you like some disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalene-sulfonate in your yogurt? Well, you won’t find that mouthful of mumbo-jumbo on food labels. But you will find it listed with the friendlier name of Red 40. You might pass up a macaroni and cheese that...
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I Am Not a Guinea Pig (And Neither Are My Kids)

June 23, 2010
I am not a guinea pig – and I definitely don’t want my daughters to be. How about you? Ever feel like the unwilling test subject in an out of control chemical experiment?

Maryland Celebrates BPA Bill...But We've Still Got A Ways To Go!

June 22, 2010
In Annapolis this morning, a coalition of children's health and environmental advocates gathered to honor Senator Brian Frosh and Delegate James Hubbard for their leadership on the state's successful BPA Bill. MomsRising was joined by Maryland PIRG , Maryland Nurses Association , and and Black...
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Maryland Moms: Lets Celebrate!

June 21, 2010
Maryland parents, advocates, and businesses worked hard this year to protect children from Bisphenol-A (BPA), and that hard work paid off! The BPA-Free Babies and Children Act passed, and we couldn’t have done it without Senator Brian Frosh and Delegate James Hubbard, who led the successful effort...
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Cancer: When the Personal is National

June 11, 2010
There are two pictures from my childhood that I think of often, the classic kind that live for years on family refrigerators and mantels. One shows a little boy and I, very young and impossibly blond, too concentrated on our game to notice the snap of an aunt's camera from across the room. Then one...
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