Finally, the media seems to be taking note of the terrible pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks around the country. I’m relieved to see the coverage, because pertussis can kill or cause long-term complications like brain damage, particularly
I have a love/hate relationship with spring, thanks to the aggravating bouts of hay fever that transform me into a faucet for pretty much the entire season. So I’ll admit I was a little skeptical
There’s been a lot of chatter about the arsenic-in-apple-juice debacle involving TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz, the FDA and Consumer Reports. If you don’t know the backstory, fellow PLoS blogger Deborah Blum has written two great posts
When I saw an ad for this milk the other day, I couldn’t help but laugh. A milk that contains DHA cannot, in a strict sense of the word, be fat-free.
I’ve taken an embarrassingly long break from blogging, thanks in part to several big changes in my life. Since I last posted here (in January—egads!) I’ve bought my first home, given birth to a son
As I approach my third trimester, I’m becoming a bit of an omega-3 fiend. The unsaturated fatty acids have not only been tied to lower heart disease risk in adults, but they have also been
It’s easy to gloss over health care disparities until they start really affecting you or your loved ones. When I became pregnant this summer, I discovered the dearth of information available about drug safety during
Happy New Year! My first post of 2011 will be a cheerful one: I’ve made a new and potentially very useful discovery. I frequently harp on the fact that household and personal care products are
This month I have a short feature in Redbook about managing and preventing indoor air pollution. It might not be the most eloquent article I’ve ever written, but in all honesty, I am more excited
Hi all—just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I’ll be away from now until after Thanksgiving. My husband and I are off to Italy for two weeks. We can’t wait!