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Archive: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

Panel: Restrict Child Cold Meds

From The Post's Rob Stein: A special panel of federal advisers voted overwhelmingly today that popular cough and cold medications should not be used in children younger than age 6. The recommendation came after the panel concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of the products in...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 19, 2007; 3:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Debate: Public vs. Private vs. Home School

Back in the early '70s, my mother had given up on public schooling, but my dad saw no reason his kids couldn't go to public school like he did. That lasted until my mother learned that my sister was sleeping through classes and getting straight A's and my brother was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 19, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (59)

A Comic Strip Mom's Death

The story is tragic. A thirty-six-year-old mom with a husband and five-year-old daughter dies after years of battling breast cancer. Now, add a twist. The mom, Lisa Moore, isn't real. She's a Funky Winkerbean comic strip character. Readers of the comic tell NPR on air that they are split between...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 17, 2007; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (44)

Background Noise Can Cause Harm

By Lisa Guernsey When my first daughter was 18 months old, it seemed that she couldn't care less about television. One of her favorite things was a toy stroller, and I remember feeling almost proud of the fact that she would rather push her stroller around the couch than watch...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 16, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (40)

A Walk on the Independent Side

This morning, I will be starting down the road of teaching 5-year-old to walk to school alone. We're starting small. A couple days a week, I'll watch from the top of the street while he makes his way 5 houses down and 2 houses to the right. That's where he'll...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 15, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (47)


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