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Should Doctors Keep Minors' Info Confidential?

This is a tough one. I remember being a kid on the brink of being a teenager--we didn't have the word "tween" back then--sitting in my pediatrician's office waiting to get examined or get a shot or whatever. That doctor was not someone I felt like...

Ellen DeGeneres Tries to Out Mariah Carey's Pregnancy

Here's a tip, celebrities: Got a secret you're trying to keep? Don't go visit Ellen DeGeneres, at least not in front of the television cameras. Mariah Carey, battling rumors that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting, recently visited The...

Binging after baby

Ever binged after you had a baby? You know you've been there.You played by all the health and safety rules during pregnancy. Maybe you even got healthy and in shape before the pregnancy in anticipation, which included not drinking. After the birth,...

The upside of no longer being pregnant

Many women get depressed over the fact that they are no longer pregnant. They miss having a baby tucked warmly, safely away inside of them. Some believe that post-partum depression in part derives from this feeling. But, I can personally attest,...

Peach flavored placenta

Eager for the great taste of placenta but not planning on giving birth any time soon? Well, have no fear, the Japanese have come through for you. Nihon Sofuken offers Placenta 1000, a peach-flavored, jelly drink that contains 10,000mg of placenta in...

Roller skates and beer don't mix

When I was a young adult, roller skating was hot. I had a fairly expensive pair of skates that took me all over San Francisco with a friend of mine. Those evenings often ended with beer or wine, but it was the thirst from the workout that spurred the...

Alcoholism in children

You know, there' s some truth to the notion that if you look hard enough you can find ANYTHING. I was trolling the ether this morning when I came across a topic I'd given little thought to: alcoholism in children. Not since Drew Barrymore's...

Addiction of the Week: Starbucks' Frappuccino Blended Crmes

Although there are mixed reviews out there as to whether or not caffeine is good or bad for the developing baby and pregnant mother, I find caffeine makes me a bit wiggy, so I've been avoiding it. But I still like to use the coffee excuse to sneak...

Disney's champagne for kids?

When I was a little girl, my Mom said that we weren't allowed to have candy cigarettes. According to her, and I agree, they glamorized smoking to young children. Some are saying that Disney is glamorizing another vice to children, though this one is...

The Today Show versus Melissa Summers

As you probably know, Melissa Summers appeared on the Today show the other day to talk about mothers who do not see motherhood as requiring complete abstinence. Unfortunately, the show was not so much a discussion as it was a trial. It seemed quite...

Sydney pub offers childcare

I don't know about you, but I can't recall the last time I've been in an actual bar. Almost certainly, it was before the kids were born. Rachel doesn't drink and I don't drink much -- year-end holiday parties, annual vacation with Rachel's family,...

Rachel Weisz: it's okay to drink while pregnant

According to the Daily Mail, noted obstetrician, oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who recently gave birth to her son Henry, has declared it is "fine" for expectant mothers to have a glass of wine once the pass the three-months mark. "I mean in...

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