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Watch Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom Live On View From The Bay Tomorrow At 3:00pm PST

Traumatic brain injuries are  one of the leading causes of death and disabiliuty for children from 1 to 18 years of age.  Alison will be discussing the leading causes of tramatic brain injuries for our kids and some great products to protect them.

Massive Recall Of Over The Counter Drugs

This past Friday, Johnson & Johnson recalled numerous over the counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and St. Joseph’s aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick The FDA said about 70 people have been either sickened by the odor, including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. You can see the full […]

Dangers of Concussions to Young Athletes – Texas Coach Suspended Over Abuse Allegations

I just read about the recent suspension of Texas Tech’s football coach, Mike Leach for “allegedly” isolating a player in a dark closet who refused to play with a concussion.  Of course, if he indeed did what he is being accused of, he should be immediately released from further tenure.  However, the incident is currently […]

800,000 Doses of Kid’s H1N1 Vaccine Recalled

Hundreds of thousands of doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been recalled after tests indicated that they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. Doctors were notified today about the recall which involves about 800,000 pre-filled syringe doses. These doses were intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years. […]

In Memory of Casey – One Grieving Mom’s Christmas Will Never Be The Same

A colleague reached out to me last night asking for some advice. It was late and I almost went to bed without looking one more time at my e-mail but something told me I needed to. She was writing to tell me that her Godson Casey would be going to heaven today. It seems that […]

Pledge to Stop the Spread of Germs

If you peek into my daughters backpack you will instantly know it is cold & flu season by the container of  Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes that I have her take to school.  Proper hand cleaning is so important this time of year and quite often kids don’t have the time after recess or lunch to wash […]

Your Daugher can be Featured in Alloy magazine! Enter to Win the Playtex®, Confidence Rocks Sweepstakes

I frequently write and blog about how vital it is for teens – and girls in particular – to have confidence and healthy self-esteem.   They’re surrounded by images of gorgeous celebrities and often wonder if they measure up.  What they don’t realize is that most of these photos have been digitally enhanced!  There are, however, […]

Great Segment on Keeping Kids Healthy and the Flu Shot

I was just reading this morning on my Facebook page about three of my friends whose children are in the hospital with dehydration due to a stomach bug. Whether it’s swine flu or “traditional” flu, it’s starting to hit with a vengeance. My good friend Barb Dehn just did a segment on how to keep […]