Lisa Applegate

Contributor

Lisa Applegate is a freelance writer and mom of one living in Chicago.

Past articles

Is it a concussion?

Both parents and physicians are confused by the term concussion, a new study finds. And kids may suffer as a result.  Read...

 

Vaccines may open the door to other strains of illness

First, the good news: Vaccines prevent certain strains of illnesses. The bad news? Other strains not covered by the shots can now take center stage. Read...

 

To circumcise or not to circumcise?

A new study backs up claims that circumcision has health benefits years down the road.  Read...

 

State's budget woes putting early intervention at risk

Early intervention is crucial in helping toddlers with special needs lead lives as normal as possible. But the state's money woes are causing delays in payments and, some worry, may drive some therapists out of the field. Read...

 

New research may challenge recommendations on introducing solid foods to your baby

New research about when to introduce your baby to solid foods is turning conventional wisdom on its head.  Read...

 

How to tame the collectible clutter

From Dora to Barbie, from Playmobil to Pokemon, billions are spent every years marketing collectibles to kids. Here's how to manage the collecting habit -- and keep your closets in check.  Read...

 

National spotlight on handwashing

Here's the simplest piece of health advice out there: Washing hands regularly really does prevent people from getting sick. Read...

 

A new strategy in the war on drugs

Three decades of government-analyzed data is providing a new tool in the campaign to keep our kids drug-free.  Read...

 

Interest in home births on the rise

A study found that women who gave birth at home were less likely to need interventions like electronic fetal monitoring. But the AMA and other doctors' groups remain opposed to the procedure. What gives? Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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