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I was standing at the counter of my local CVS waiting to ask a contact lens solution question. (Was the generic solution I was holding comparable to the AOSept I normally buy?) A young mother was asking the pharmacist to check her daughter’s prescription. The doctor had spent a lot of time calculating the dose [...]

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It’s going on Month Five of my stomach woes. They started when my husband and I got food poisoning. It was June 6. I know this because my little one’s pre-k graduation was on the 7th. I spent the entire night of the 6th in the bathroom — and most of the morning of the [...]

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A woman posted a For Sale on my local Facebook selling group: Naturals Kids Bath Time Finger Paints. Draw designs on wet skin, inside tub, or in bath water for colorful bath time fun. My daughter loves these, especially writing with them or squeezing out swirly designs and making art! For ages 3 & up. [...]

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My little one was sick again. Coughing, miserable, not herself. Lying down in bed instead of jumping around everywhere, flitting like a butterfly from place to place. She also had a fever. I’m not one to run to the doctor with every little ache and cold, but she just didn’t look right. My mommy radar [...]

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  I belong to a Facebook group for local moms. Conversations sometimes get heated. (That’s putting it mildly.) Last week one of the women posted asking for opinions. Her pediatrician broached the subject of the Gardasil shot for her 9-year-old. What did all the other moms think, she wanted to know. Gardasil, for those who [...]

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There are a lot of reasons why I exercise. I have said it many times before: It’s the best antidepressant out there. I always feel better mentally and physically after hitting the gym. It also helps me stay in my skinny jeans, shrinking my body whenever it gets a little bigger. However, exercise is probably [...]

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Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that’s found in antibacterial soap as well as mouthwash, toothpaste, toys, and lunch bags. It’s also found at higher levels in the blood of allergic kids, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, solidifying the fact that you really need to avoid the stuff — if you aren’t already. [...]

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Croup — How Can it Be?

I was nodding off on the couch about four hours ago when I realized my husband was calling to me urgently. “Call 911. Little Girl is having trouble breathing!” I staggered out of the den and ran upstairs. There, my usually calm and collected non-panicking husband was holding my youngest who was indeed having trouble [...]

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I have a healthy fear of the stomach virus. It’s insanely contagious and, when I get it, I get it BAD. Right now, my entire Facebook news feed is filled with mentions of the disease so I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone what the stomach virus is and how to [...]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about Bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical that’s used to manufacture non-rigid┬ápolycarbonate plastics such as take-home food containers as well as epoxy resins, found inside cans and the lids of glass bottles. It can also be found in cash register receipts. This week, The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine [...]

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