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The Straight Poop on Constipation

By March 13, 2017 No Comments
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Once you become a parent, you spend way too much time thinking about poop. When did the baby poop?  How much did they poop?  What was the color, what was the consistency?  While you might find yourself obsessing over your child’s bowels a little less as they become toddlers and preschoolers, you will still likely […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Science 101 + Mythbusting


Should Parents Be Concerned About Miralax?

By February 27, 2017 1 Comment
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Last week we received a number of questions about a statement released by a group of parents of children with disparate neuropsychological issues.  The parents claimed that their children’s symptoms began after they began taking the over the counter laxative Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350), and that the medication was at fault.  Miralax is approved only […]

Categories: Science 101 + Mythbusting


FDA Warns Parents Against Using Homeopathic Products with Belladonna

By February 2, 2017 2 Comments
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Last Friday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents to stop using oral teething tablets that include belladonna as an ingredient. These tablets are marketed under a variety of names, however, the brand name the FDA specifically investigated were the popular Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The FDA found that the amount of belladonna […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments
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The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


We All Lose When Scientists Can’t Talk to the Public

By January 25, 2017 No Comments
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Rather unexpectedly operations here at TheScientificParent.org ground to a halt on Monday. Discussions I’d been having with subject matter experts on a variety of topics ended without warning. On Tuesday I was trying to find a subject matter expert to address a topic, only to not hear back from anyone. After hours responses trickled in […]

Categories: Announcements, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health