Will it really happen? What you need to know about the bird flu that you won’t see on tv

Before you grab the remote and watch the show just to see what all the hype is about. Before you watch the show and then panic over what you see, get the facts!Public health experts are not happy about this TV show and with good reason. While bird flu is a concern, that day is a long way off. We've had other health concerns, like SARS, that never quite amounted to the hype. We do need to be … [Read more...]

Goodbye Chipper!

Today is a sad day. Today my family says goodbye to our much loved guinnea pig, Chip. We've had Chip and her sister, MooMoo, for 5 years, since they were 2 months old. My oldest daugheter was only 6 and my youngest only 3. That's a long time to have a pet in a child's world! So, this is a tough day. Tough for my children who are feeling this loss akin to us losing a close friend; tough for my … [Read more...]

Water, Water Everywhere but not all of it is safe for our kids to drink

I grabbed some Dannon water at Target last week when rushing through with my kids. My daughter loved the size and the fact that they had sports tops - just right for little hands and backpacks. When I got home, I noticed the water had fluoride in it. Back to the store, I thought. Why? Simple. Most of our water supplies in Massachusetts already has enough fluoride in it for our children's … [Read more...]

Avoiding Medication Mishaps

We've all seen and heard the news this week. CVS admitted to prescription filling mistakes. One man was given the wrong medication and in another instance a toddler's insulin was mixed incorrectly. All reports indicate that CVS made statements on their web site. To CVS I ask: where is the statement? I looked all over the site today and found neither an easily viewed statement or information on … [Read more...]