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Raising Healthy Eaters

August 2, 2010
Sometimes the hardest part about getting your children to eat healthy food and fight child obesity is getting them to choose the healthy food option. Here's the behavior methods that show you the way to guide them to healthy food choices
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Question of the Week: Small business and premium rate hikes

August 2, 2010
Q: I work in a small business. We just learned that our premium is going up 33% so we will need to go with a different, less expensive plan with less generous benefits. Will the Department of Health and Human Services ever be looking to scrutinize these types of rate hikes to see if these rate...

Question of the Week: I'm unemployed, husband's with a small business

July 27, 2010
I have been unemployed since December 2008, and my husband works for a very small company with 5-6 employees that does not offer healthcare. Will health reform mandate all employers, regardless of size, to provide healthcare? Health reform does not mandate that small employers offer coverage to...

Dutch Study Pumps Breastfeeding, Support Still Lacking

July 21, 2010
I write, occasionally, about breastfeeding and bottlefeeding. I try, when I do, to present a balanced approach. It is challenging at times - to reconcile the choices I've made personally with my own children, with evidence-based studies and information that seems to come out regularly pointing to...

Join us for a live video conversation with Secretary Sebelius tomorrow!

July 21, 2010
Join us tomorrow for a fun and live streaming video event that you can participate in from your living room or your desk! We're bringing questions about health care reform from MomsRising members straight to the world's expert on health reform -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
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Question of the Week: Pregnancy & Midwives

July 20, 2010
Will health reform require new health care plans to cover pregnancy care and delivery by midwives? Will lactation consultants’ services be covered? Under health reform, health plans will cover standardized, comprehensive benefit packages. The law sets out general categories of benefits that must be...

What a difference a decade makes!

July 15, 2010
About a decade ago I received a distraught call from my high school friend, Mark, telling me that his son had just been diagnosed with cancer at his one year old well child visit with the pediatrician. A decade later, he called to say that his son’s life had been saved by this checkup. He also...
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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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Good-bye to World Cup, But Not the Teachable Moments - Global Girl Media

July 13, 2010
The euphoria of the final World Cup match is over and so many people around the world don't know what to do with themselves. Summer 2010 has been marked by one nation after another facing off in the stunning World Cup, with the entire world (especially the Americans, more than ever before in the...
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A Dad's Experience With Hiring A Doula

July 9, 2010
As a dad, I strongly encourage parents to have a doula present at the birth, especially if it’s in the hospital.