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Using Zofran During Pregnancy: Weighing the Benefits and Risks

Using Zofran During Pregnancy: Weighing the Benefits and Risks

0 / January 14, 2014 6:30 pm

Did you use Zofran during pregnancy to combat morning sickness? A fellow blogger recently voiced her concerns about taking the drug due to some fairly new warnings about possible birth defects. My initial response urged her to weight the risks [...]

Healthy High-Fat Plant-Based Foods

Healthy High-Fat Plant-Based Foods

0 / December 27, 2013 8:00 am

Contrary to popular belief, fats is not a four-letter word. Not all fats are created equally. Saturated fats and trans fats negatively affect the body by increasing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and subsequently increasing the risk of heart disease. Monounsaturated [...]

Vaccines Cause Seizures?: Samuel Berkovic, An Unsung Hero

Vaccines Cause Seizures?: Samuel Berkovic, An Unsung Hero

0 / December 2, 2013 4:00 pm

To begin, vaccines do not cause epilepsy, a group of neurological disorders characterized by seizures. Seizures, which are a transient symptom of “abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain,” are more common than the average person realizes, especially [...]

Baby Sign Language: Bite

Baby Sign Language: Bite

0 / November 30, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word bite in baby sign language with the following description and video. Bite Form one hand into a flat hand and the other hand into the signed letter C. Use the C to [...]

Baby Sign Language: Salad

Baby Sign Language: Salad

0 / November 23, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word salad in baby sign language with the following description and video. Salad Form both hands into claws. Hold the claws in front of the neck. Rotate the hands three times in the [...]

Baby Sign Language: Lettuce

Baby Sign Language: Lettuce

0 / November 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word lettuce in baby sign language with the following description and video. Lettuce Form the hand into the signed letter C. Tap the palm against the side of the forehead twice.   References [...]

The Biology of Vaccines, Vaccination, and Immunity

The Biology of Vaccines, Vaccination, and Immunity

0 / November 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Despite continued resistance to the medical procedure, vaccines work to save children and adults alike from unnecessary and highly preventable death. The science behind vaccines is both well established and fairly well understood. Vaccination works by priming the immune system [...]

Baby Sign Language: Bitter

Baby Sign Language: Bitter

0 / November 9, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word bitter in baby sign language with the following description and video. See also sour. Bitter Form the index handshape. Touch the index finger to the side of the mouth and twist while [...]

A Brief History of the Vaccine

A Brief History of the Vaccine

0 / November 5, 2013 6:30 pm

The history of the vaccine begins with the smallpox, a terrible and deadly disease effectively eradicated from the world by a vaccine. Unlike most modern medical procedures, the history of the vaccine is long. Commercially-available antibiotics date back to the [...]

Baby Sign Language: Sour

Baby Sign Language: Sour

0 / November 2, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word sour in baby sign language with the following description and video. Sour Form the index handshape. Touch the index finger to the side of the mouth and twist while making a sour [...]

Baby Sign Language: Sweet

Baby Sign Language: Sweet

0 / October 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word sweet in baby sign language with the following description and video. Sweet Form the hand into the signed letter H. Pinch the chin between the thumb and fingers.   References Signing Savvy: [...]

Baby Sign Language: Scared

Baby Sign Language: Scared

0 / October 19, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word scared in baby sign language with the following description and video. See also afraid. Scared Form both hands into fists. Hold the fists in front of the body at chest level. Cross [...]

Baby Sign Language: Afraid

Baby Sign Language: Afraid

0 / October 12, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word afraid in baby sign language with the following description and video. Afraid Form both hands into open hands. Hold the hands in front of the torso with the fingers apart, the fingertips [...]

Baby Sign Language: Blanket

Baby Sign Language: Blanket

0 / October 5, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word blanket in baby sign language with the following description and video. Blanket Hold both hands in front of the body at waist level with the fingertips pointed down. Raise the hands to [...]

Baby Sign Language: Ball

Baby Sign Language: Ball

0 / September 28, 2013 3:00 pm

Teach your baby the sign for the word ball in baby sign language with the following description and video. Ball Form both hands into claws. Hold the claws in front of the shoulders. Move the claws together until the fingertips [...]