Month: October 2017

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Let Me Level With You About…Ultrasound

Sonograms are everywhere for expectant parents! But there are some things you need to know about keeping your baby safe. Vimeo YouTube

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30 Minutes A Day To Overcoming Dyslexia*

*My son CJ doesn’t have a “technical” diagnosis for dyslexia. When I saw that his younger brother was grasping concepts like sounds and quantities easily and that CJ was still writing his letters and numbers backwards and upside down, I looked up dyslexia. He fit almost every symptom: difficulty matching sounds and letters, unable to sound out words, lots of difficulty with reading, trouble … Read More 30 Minutes A Day To Overcoming Dyslexia*

Utah’s Juvenile Type 2 Diabetes Problem

Utah actually has a higher than average rate of juvenile type 2 diabetes. This started as an assignment for one of my public health classes, but I’m sharing it here as we head into the sugariest time of the year. Utah’s issues with obesity and diabetes are nowhere near what they are in other places (the Southern states), but it is growing. The paper … Read More Utah’s Juvenile Type 2 Diabetes Problem

The Good, the Bad and the Utterly Useless of the Affordable Care Act- In 5 Minutes

Contrary to what you may have heard, the United States does not have universal health care. The ACA is well-intentioned, but there is no way it can revolutionize the health of Americans: YouTube

Breastfeeding Advice from the Midwife of Auschwitz

Unless you’re really into World War II history¬† or you have been keeping up on the latest individuals to be beatified by the Catholic Church, you may not have heard of Stanislawa Lecysynska. She didn’t attempt to assassinate anyone. She didn’t win any battles. She didn’t blow up any munitions factories or bridges. She didn’t find out any crucial bits of military intelligence. She … Read More Breastfeeding Advice from the Midwife of Auschwitz

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Let Me Level With You About…Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Ah, American maternity care. High tech, low results. Here is the video: Vimeo YouTube  

Can I Consume It While I’m Breastfeeding?

The answer is yes… and no… and maybe under certain conditions… In no particular order, here are some of the most commonly questioned substances and the verdict on each one: Tobacco No. Obviously, no one should smoke. Ever. But there are certain risks associated with breastfeeding and smoking. Heavy smokers (20+ cigarettes a day) increase the likelihood of passing nicotine to the baby. The … Read More Can I Consume It While I’m Breastfeeding?