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Backpack Safety

With the kids back in school, it’s the perfect time to discuss backpack safety. We may cringe when we see youngsters carrying heavy packs, but a study in the medical journal Pediatrics found kids...

September 6, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: What is BRCA?

Angelina Jolie had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation. But what exactly is BRCA? And how do you know if you're at risk? BRCA is a breast cancer susceptibility...

September 4, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnant? Exercise! It’s good for you, and good for your baby. Don't know which exercises are safe? We've got you covered! Learn what exercises are safe, and which are not for expectant moms....

August 26, 2013

Why Doesn't This Bag Leak?

In keeping with the Summer Fun theme, I give you why in the world doesn't this bag leak?! Steve Spangler has some incredible science experiments on YouTube. The idea is for kids (with adult...

June 21, 2013

Good Gifts for Father’s Day

There are (at least) two schools of thought on the Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day tradition. One says that today you get to relish the parent-ness of your life by spending all day with the kiddos doing...

June 14, 2013

Water Games to Beat the Heat

With temperatures hitting the 90’s around most of the state this week, water play is a great way to have fun and keep cool. As kids, we needed little more than a sprinkler in the yard. However, I...

June 13, 2013

Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a...

June 6, 2013

Baby Bump Basics

So you’re pregnant. Your baby bump starts showing. You begin to gain weight. But how much weight should you gain and how much is too much? Weight gain during pregnancy is important because it...

May 24, 2013

WORKING: Family Business

At work, you might have your company’s mission or values posted somewhere in your workspace or in common areas. Maybe it’s automatically appended at the end of your emails. At home, some families do...

May 10, 2013

Healing After the Boston Marathon

All of us are touched by the terrible events at this year’s Boston Marathon. As the increasingly complex story unfolds, images of carnage fill television screens and front pages. These images...

May 3, 2013