Hospitals Suck At Promoting Breastfeeding

I don’t think this is new news. Breastfeeding has become more mainstream since the 70’s and the fact that people still don’t pick it up as “the norm” is what I think is weird. I always noticed that minorities tend rarely, if ever to breastfeed. I don’t know if this is something cultural, perhaps hospital… Continue reading Hospitals Suck At Promoting Breastfeeding

Welcome to Wal-Mart, the doctor’s over there behind the snack bar

Via the Daily Eudemon: Wal-Mart to open 400 in-store clinics. I am not crazy about Wal-Mart, but this could be a really good idea, particularly if the clinics are open extended hours. One of the factors driving up health care costs is the high number of patients going to emergency rooms for matters that are… Continue reading Welcome to Wal-Mart, the doctor’s over there behind the snack bar

I Need Intervention!

Interesting article on caffeine addiction. I only drink one cup of coffee a day because more caffeine than that makes me a bit nuts. But if I skip a day, I am a very cranky Mommy!

I Want Plastic Surgery!

OK, not really. I think plastic surgery is cheating, it can be dangerous, it is expensive…But I am sooo depressed and have issues with this whole postpartum-body-image thing.It has been incredibly hard to get back into shape after Baby Fredegar. Then one sleepless night I was watching some plastci surgery show on the Discovery Health… Continue reading I Want Plastic Surgery!

Pill and HRT drugs cause cancer, say researchers

Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy drugs have been classified as carcinogenic by the World Health Organisation. WHO’s cancer research group – the International Agency for Research on Cancer – announced yesterday that it had reclassified the pill and hormone replacement therapy from “possibly carcinogenic to humans” to “carcinogenic to humans”. [more…]

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup playing a part…

…in the obesity “epidemic?” I’ve thought so for a while. Apparently there are more studies out indicating that HFCS really is not very good for us: Food manufacturers love to use high fructose corn syrup because it’s cheap and sweet. In October 2003, researchers at the University of Michigan concluded that fructose in high levels… Continue reading Is High Fructose Corn Syrup playing a part…