Archive for December, 2010

Happy 2011

Yes, it’s time for the age-old tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions (and, if you are like me, giving up those lofty goals by February or so). This year, my 2011 New Year’s Resolution is to NOT give up on my New Year’s Resolution. Maybe we can keep each other motivated to persevere! In case […]

Government bans drop-side cribs

As was widely anticipated, the Consumer Product Safety Commission today voted to ban the sale of drop-side cribs. According to the Associated Press, the government took the move “after the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the past decade and millions of recalls.” This means that beginning in June, all cribs sold in […]

Flu vaccine during pregnancy provides dual protection

Flu shots have been recommmended during pregnancy because pregnant women are at greater risk of getting really sick with the flu. That’s what happens when you are living as an immune compromised pregnant person! (Don’t worry, it’s the body’s way of accepting your little growing baby inside you that contains foreign DNA —so it’s not […]

Update on whooping cough booster for adults 65 and up

One of our readers suggested we provide additional information regarding the new ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) guidelines on giving Tdap (whooping cough booster shots) to adults ages 65 and up. While ACIP made these recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control will be confirming this updated recommendation in February 2011. What does that mean […]