Monthly Archives: April 2012

Red Patch of Rash

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and because it’s outside bumping up against the environment all kinds of rashes can develop*. The causes of rash are many: infectious, allergic, and inflammatory to name a few. Sometimes they’re … Continue reading

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Baby Branding

  Baby food, baby water, baby sunscreen, baby wash, baby toothpaste. Some products sold for babies have specific features; some are just hype. Baby food can be made at home. Commercial baby food can be convenient those first weeks when … Continue reading

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Lice!

I highly recommend this multimedia presentation about head lice, also known as pediculosis capitis if you want to go all Latin. The medical information is spot-on, and the 50’s B movie parody helps lighten the usual horror movie reaction to these pests. … Continue reading

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Sunscreen

Here’s a quick recap of current sun safety recommendations: Babies under 6 months: seek the shade of trees, an umbrella or the stroller canopy. Use sunscreen on small areas that can’t be covered. Over six months? Australia’s Slip! Slop! Slap! … Continue reading

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