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Flint and Beyond

March 31, 2016
Members of Congress like to talk about securing the future for our children and grandchildren. Instead, Congress has foreclosed opportunity for many thousands of children because of its irresponsible failure to protect them from lead poison. Congress needs to come back and ensure that all children now threatened by such toxic inaction have the protection and services they need.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

#MilitaryMonday: Is TRICARE Really Caring for Military Children?

March 28, 2016
There are two million military children in the United States and overseas locations. Like all children, Uncle Sam's kids, have health issues that need medical attention, but not all their needs are being met through TRICARE. What can we do to change this?
Susan Reynolds's picture

Pregnancy Guidelines Your Doctor Wasn't Taught in Medical School

March 24, 2016
As a pregnant woman, there’s much to experience, much to do, and much to learn. You’ll navigate everything from whether you can still eat your favorite deli meat and change your cat’s litter, to the principles of your birth plan. Thankfully many women can count on dedicated prenatal care providers...
Liz Morris's picture

Choosing to Let Go

March 23, 2016
One time my husband was headed out of town to attend a national conference. As I was driving him to the airport, he casually mentioned he would be making a key presentation to his colleagues and asked if I had any quick tips. This really triggered me; in my former life as a highly sought-after...
Renee Trudeau's picture

What is your child’s mouth really telling you?

March 15, 2016
As a mother of three and grandmother of six, my family’s happiness and well-being is of utmost importance to me. Like so many of you, there is nothing better than seeing my granddaughters’ and grandsons’ smiles or hearing them burst into laughter. However, for many children, those smiles are few...
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Babywearing saved me: How I survived my worst days. #MilitaryMon

March 14, 2016
As a momma to 5 active little monkeys, babywearing has become essential for me to successfully get through each day. More times than not I have at least one child on my front, back, or side. Sometimes I have 2 on me. Sometimes even 3! But I didn't start my journey as a mom this way. Sure I'd use a...
Kati Poston's picture

Zika's coming. Are we ready?

March 11, 2016
With the arrival of warm weather, health officials in the U.S. say it is not a matter of if but when we will see a widespread outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Are we ready for it? No, we are not. Stateline , an initiative of Pew Charitable Trusts, recently reported that budget cuts at the...
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Things to do when life feels hard

March 8, 2016
I was visiting with a dear friend this past weekend who shared she’s battling depression. “It comes and it goes. But when it returns, I often freeze and forget what helps me most; all my great self-care practices fly right out the window,” she said. I could relate. Last week I had a bomb dropped on...
Renee Trudeau's picture

Slow Response to the Flint, MI Lead Poisoning Emergency

March 8, 2016
Negotiations in the Senate over funding to help Flint, MI have produced a bill with a bipartisan list of 10 cosponsors, and it contains a cut to pay for the Flint relief. Yet its prospects are still uncertain.
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Will We Remember Flint?

March 7, 2016
Rachel Mingo has 11 reasons to be concerned about the lead poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan.
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