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Health Care

November 9, 2009
Late Saturday night, the House of Representatives voted on the historic healthcare reform legislation that has been heavily debated for the past few months. After long summer months where our legislators went back to their home districts to listen to their constituents talk about their healthcare...

Why Support for Breastfeeding Matters More than Ever

November 4, 2009
The Mommy Wars have taken a perilous and troubling new direction: questioning the value of breastfeeding. The American Pediatric Association, however says plainly , "Human milk is uniquely superior for infant feeding." While the AAP recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months and...

Um...What's Chemical Security and Why Should I Care?

November 3, 2009
Chemical security is probably not something you think about every day, nor should it be! As parents, we have enough to worry about. That’s why we need government and businesses to do their jobs to minimize the risks our families face from toxic chemicals. Did you know that this summer in North...
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Kids in Health Care Reform -- Beyond Fat Babies & Underweight Toddlers

October 28, 2009
So far, the news about kids in health reform has been dominated by a fat baby and an underweight toddler. Earlier this month, we learned about a healthy 4-month old boy, Alex Colorado , who was denied coverage by Rocky Mountain Health Plan for being “overweight.” A week later, we heard about a two-...

Mother’s Kettle Corn & the American Marketplace

October 23, 2009
I travel out of town for work for many weeks out of a year, so whenever I am in Los Angeles, I feel like I am rushing to squeeze as much out of the limited days I have in the office. I do that so that I can spend special time with my children. And, when we can, we make sure to stop by the farmer’s...

We Told You So, Moms Are Powerful!

October 21, 2009
You asked, Congress listened! In response to MomsRising messages to Congress last week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a primary architect of the healthcare reform plan, asked to be the first member of Congress to be photographed wearing the MomsRising Pacifier pin to show that he also won...

Get the inside scoop on health reform for women and kids

October 9, 2009
Next Wednesday night, grab a cookie (ok, or healthy snack) and join MomsRising members across the nation on the phone or via the web for a cozy kitchen table chat about health reform and what it means for women and kids. We'll have experts on the line who can answer your questions and you'll have...

We're pinning our hopes on you because children need health reform too!

October 5, 2009
The over one million members of MomsRising have one top priority and that's our kids. We're willing to wear our support for health reform that works for America’s kids on our sleeves. And we're asking our legislators to wear it on their lapel. MomsRising is collecting photographs of members of...
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Rub a Dub Dub: Watch out for chemical-induced rashes in the tub

September 23, 2009
The products are advertised as “extra gentle” and “for sensitive skin,” yet new medical papers indicate that many children’s bath products contain a chemical preservative that can cause chronic skin problems that are often misdiagnosed as eczema or other diseases. Quaternium 15 - a chemical found...

We all want Healthy Stuff!

September 17, 2009
Do you have friends or co-workers who use women's handbags, buy children's toys, car seats, or even have a pet or two? Well, yeah, that covers just about everyone we know! None of us want these products to expose us to toxic chemicals that are associated with health problems, but it turns out some...
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