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  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of Fairfield, who felt as if she couldn't get off the couch during her first trimester.  Eventually, her doctor prescribed a nauseau medication that, she says, made all the difference.  But, Donofrio had to spend $400 dollars, as the medicine was not covered by insurance.
  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...

    Scope maker Olympus faces scrutiny over patient deaths, infections

    Three years ago, Japanese electronics giant Olympus Corp. was in crisis amid a massive accounting scandal and plunging sales of its signature cameras. Executives vowed to save the 93-year-old firm by turning aggressively to healthcare and selling more...

    Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis

    Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis
    Deadly diseases often strike quickly and without warning, leaving behind heartbroken families and many unanswered questions. Fortunately, modern medicine provides us with access to vaccines that can prevent lethal diseases. One of the most beneficial of...