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What You Should Know About Your Kid’s Singulair Prescription

If your child uses Singulair (or a generic version) to manage their asthma or allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know they could be at a higher risk for mental health side effects, including agitation, depression, sleeping problems, and suicidal thoughts and actions. The FDA, out of concern…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Parents Need to Know About the Vaping Illness

You’ve likely always suspected that vaping wasn’t the healthiest habit for anyone, let alone teenagers, to pick up. And now it seems we are collecting proof of that, as hundreds of people across the country are contracting a severe lung illness linked to vaping—and many of them are teens or young people in their early…Read […]

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How to Avoid Food Poisoning at Restaurants Near You

In the weeks following the deaths of nine American tourists visiting the Dominican Republic, hundreds of travelers who’ve visited the country have reported their own food poisoning-like symptoms on the website; since the start of 2019, over 1,600 cases of illness have been reported in total.Read more… Continue Reading at

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What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Sick

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness that requires a lot of medical intervention is an extremely stressful experience. There’s a lot to navigate, and as the friend, family member or even casual acquaintance of someone going through a difficult health scenario, you want to help ease the burden, not make it worse.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Talk to Your Kid About a Loved One’s Illness 

My father-in-law was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 10 years ago. His tremor is noticeable and my daughter has known there is something that makes her Papa’s hands shake. For years, my wife and I chose to leave it at that because no other symptoms have been apparent to her, and she has not asked.Read […]

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What Do You Eat When You Feel Like Crap?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to know how you feed yourself when you’re sick, hungover, or just have a general feeling of malaise.Read more… Continue Reading at

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