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How does health reform help moms? Get the inside scoop!

July 1, 2010
It's time again for the annual Fourth of July family picnic. Picture this: You're minding your own business eating your corn on the cob when over walks your cousin (the one who's nine months pregnant and in a very bad mood because it's much too hot). She remarks, "The country is going to hell in a...
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July 1, 2010
As the U.S. gears up for the 4th of July, today, July 1, is Canada Day. Many of us look with admiration to our northern neighbors for their progressive healthcare system which offers universal coverage at lower costs and won’t force a family to bankruptcy if someone gets really sick. In honor of...
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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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How You Can Support the Fragile Economic Recovery

June 29, 2010
Last week, obstructionists in Congress blocked legislation which would have extended unemployment insurance for 1.2 million Americans. What does this mean? This week 1.2 million families are wondering how they are going to feed their children and stay in their homes. [1] It doesn't have to be this...

Testing Pregnant Women's Breath?

June 24, 2010
Cross-posted at RH Reality Check Health officials in England want to give pregnant women a breath-test. Not for alcohol, but for signs of smoking. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), according to the Telegraph , "...has recommended that all pregnant women should have...

Patients' Bill of Rights Offers Help to Children with Special Health Needs

June 24, 2010
The Restemayers' story is a powerful reminder of why we all need to be rolling up our sleeves and making sure that health care reform works as intended for families and children.
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Breastfeeding - A Secret Weapon To Save Billions of Dollars

June 24, 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics' prestigious journal, Pediatrics , recently released a cost analysis on breastfeeding . The bottom line: The United States could save $13 billion annually if 90 percent of families were able to comply with medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for six...
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New Report: Americans Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

June 21, 2010
The results of a new poll show that while paid sick days is an employment benefit many Americans believe should be ensured by the government as a "basic labor standard," too many are going without. In fact, according to the survey sponsored by Washington DC's Public Welfare Foundation and conducted...

CA MomsRising members: We're keeping an eye on the budget.

June 3, 2010
California MomsRising members have been keeping an eye on the budget. That's why we dropped by the Capitol on May 19th to deliver member messages attached to funny glasses and a letter urging our legislators to fight against proposed cuts to kids' health programs, including the possible elimination of vision benefits from the Healthy Families Program. We also met with CA Senator Gloria Romero, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, to talk with her about our work.

Herd feelings

June 2, 2010
Working mothers are not crackheads. Having children is not just another lifestyle choice. If we want to keep this little human experiment going, then we need a sizable chunk of the population to keep having children.
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