Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth. >>
If your child has asthma, the school environment can often exacerbate his or her condition. Here, from the Boston Public Health Commission, are some great tips to help your child breathe a little easier this school year. >>
About 100 people, including children, die of allergic reactions in the U.S. each year, and epinephrine is amazingly effective in preventing this. The EpiPen is easy to use – learn how so that you too can prevent food allergy deaths. >>
Have you ever wondered where to go for the best ice cream? Maybe you're searching for a new pediatrician? Or you want to try a different restaurant for dinner? Perhaps you're shopping for a party dress or suit for a special event.? >>
This year's flu season is a bad one. Public health officials are urging everyone eligible to get vaccinated. Here's a look at some of the common myths circulating about the flu vaccine. Don't wait – get vaccinated!. >>
Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of the new book Let Them Be Eaten By Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors (Perigree, 2013; $16), tells parents how to set achievable outdoor goals. >>
The one thing that puts a bigger damper on overnight camp than too much rain? Homesickness. It’s common, it’s normal and there are, thankfully, many things you can do to help your child cope with or avoid significant homesickness. >>
The start of a new school year has many parents on the lookout for the latest illnesses swirling around the classroom. Here are six common, infectious illnesses to watch for, along with tips on how your child can avoid catching or spreading them. >>
In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football. >>
Our annual look at pregnancy and childbirth in Massachusetts explores free-range childbirth, traditional baby names, re-purposing baby gear and the state's distinction of having the most twins and the oldest first-moms in the nation. >>
In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!