Monthly Archives: April 2011

Review: Suffer the children, by Peter Palmieri

Suffer the children: Flaws, foibles, fallacies and the grave shortcomings of the medical care of children by pediatrician Dr. Peter PalmieriĀ  is a difficult book to read. I don’t mean that the writing is hard to understand or filled with … Continue reading

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“You just need to relax” or Why I was almost arrested for battery

Infertility sucks. I just felt the need to get that out there, since this is National Infertility Awareness Week. In honor of this week, I’m joining the national infertility organization RESOLVE in its goal to bust myths about infertility. So … Continue reading

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Do you serve chocolate milk?

I’ve been thinking about chocolate milk, after reading an article in the Washington Post about chocolate milk served in schools. And here’s the thing: My kids drink only chocolate milk. But…and this is an enormous “but”, when I say chocolate … Continue reading

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Link roundup: The revenge

You know the drill, right? Not enough time blah blah, you get links šŸ™‚ I’ve got a post coming up in a week for National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30, mark your calendars!). I’m also probably going to opine soon … Continue reading

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Are we going to take away their music now?

Here’s the first headline I’ve seen off a new study: Are music-loving teens more likely to be depressed? In case you were wondering, the research doesn’t seem to show any kind of causal link, so you can resist the urge … Continue reading

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There are plenty of atheists in foxholes, thankyewverymuch

Just when I thought pop psychology couldn’t be any dumber, there comes an blog post like “When the going gets tough, the atheists start praying.” I have no idea why Raj Raghunathan, a marketing professor, is blogging on Psychology Today‘s … Continue reading

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Times Square doesn’t need anti-vaccine lies

I’ll probably have a real post up later, but I wanted to help boost the signal that CBS is preparing to air advertisements (“PSAs”) from anti-vaccine groups. If you (like me) think that this is a poor idea, please e-mail … Continue reading

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