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    I Found My Spark, Have You Found Yours?

    In December I was so honored to give my TedX Talk as part of TedWomen. On that day there were more than 150 TedX events around the world happening at the same time all featuring women speakers. What an awesome thing to be a part of. I was the youngest speaker at my event in […]

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  • Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Every parent wants their child to be healthy.  One of the biggest barriers to this today is the fact they are born on planet Earth.  We humans have polluted this planet to such an extent that every baby born today almost certainly has more than one thousand (more likely many thousands) man-made chemicals in its […]

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  • Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force

    Jessica Capshaw for Moms Clean Air Force

    I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. My dad was a surgeon, and as a kid I really wanted to go to medical school when I grew up. But I couldn’t even get through premed. Advanced calculus undid me.  Now I get my medical thrills from TV.

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  • Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Of course reducing toxic exposures is an important way to reduce risks from unhealthy chemicals, but a growing body of research suggests paying attention to positive habits – such as good food, healthy sleep and active play can often reduce or even eliminate harm when exposed. An update on this emerging field of research appeared […]

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  • Which Diaper is the Best

    Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    As a father and pediatrician, I’ve changed many diapers — enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Those landfill diapers that are so easily tossed into the trash are clearly a major ecological issue. But what […]

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  • Protection from Past Lead Damage

    Protection from Past Lead Damage

    “Scott used to secure the lead weights on his fishing line with a nice hard bite. Yikes! Is the horse out of the barn, or can we do anything now to reverse the effects of the exposure?”
    Theresa Pileggi-Proud

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  • Our Children and Our World

    Our Children and Our World

    You put great emphasis on the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment. How do you think the environment will influence children’s health? And what can we do to improve the environment and…

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  • A Better Beginning

    A Better Beginning

    Having a baby is a time of pivotal change. The world will never be the same. You are embarking on the journey of a lifetime together. Much will be spontaneous and unexpected, yet there is also something of a roadmap for this journey already written deep into your being.

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  • Wheezing

    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues from the noxious ingredients in the smoke. They should return to normal when we begin to breathe fresh air. Some people – those […]

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  • Lead Poisoning

    Lead Poisoning: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Plumbism Introduction to lead poisoning: Most people aren’t aware that lead remains a top environmental health hazard for US children. More than one in 25 American children have blood lead levels high enough to lower IQ or cause learning disabilities, violent behavior, attention-deficit disorder or hyperactivity. What is lead poisoning? Lead is a […]

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