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Tag Archive 'Illness'

Honey for a Cough

This summer was what I will always refer to as the Summer of the Great Cough. Big Girl started coughing on and off all day and night in July and didn’t stop coughing until after labor day. And when I say coughing, I mean COUGHING. Like you have never heard before. Coughing fits that came […]

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As of Saturday more than 2,200 people in Europe have become ill after contracting E.coli; 22 have died. Scary stuff. For those who are not familiar with the bug: E.coli is a bacteria that gets into the system via contaminated food. Once inside, it produces toxins that make its host sick. Usually symptoms include diarrhea, […]

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Moth Balls are Bad

Big Girl has a lot of clothing. A. Lot. A LOT. I went a little crazy when she was born, buying so much that many of her outfits were only worn once or twice. (Editorial note: I have calmed down a lot as my concern about the environment has grown.) Anyway, since so much of […]

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Big Girl is sick. Yesterday she had a swim lesson, and did amazingly well. (So did Little Girl.) It was a tiring 30 minutes for everyone involved, though — including the mommy who had to shower them both at the swim school — so when we got home, Little Girl went down for a nap […]

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Stanford University researchers on May 20th release a new report that links diabetes with environmental causes. Yes, you can still reduce your chances of the disease by eating right, keeping your weight down and exercising, but you can also mitigate risk by avoiding PCBs, according to researchers. From the study press release: “The prevalence of […]

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