The long goodnight
So, beds. We have them. And we’re almost at a point where people are sleeping in them through the night.
The problem isn’t that they’re being crazy - it’s that, apparently, when sleeping, my daughter turns into a king cobra and slithers everywhere (I’ve watched). Eventually she ends up on the floor, and she doesn’t even care. It makes checking on them in the middle of the night a little worrisome, because I’m never sure if that’s a stuffed animal on the floor or one of my toddlers.
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
CHICAGO — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant — just 3 percent of kids’ ER visits resulted in a codeine prescription in 2010, the 10-year study found. But with more than 25 million ER visits by children each year, the authors say far too many kids are getting the drug when better options are available.
The great cloth diaper change
Participants look to break Guinness World Record
BANGOR - A group of Mainers will be gathering at Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor this weekend to help break the Guinness Book of World Record's cloth diaper changing record. It's an international event where thousands of people will gather on the same day at the same time in an effort to change as many cloth diapers as they can in just 60 seconds.
Are you really taking a bite out of your... yoga mat?
Azodicarbonamide is just a big, hard-to-pronounce, slightly-scary-looking name also known as ADA, or the “yoga mat chemical.” Over these past few months, health sections of various news organizations have been exploding with articles about ADA, calling it unsafe. Food Babe, a health and nutrition blogger, called Subway out earlier this year for using it in their bread and even launched a petition to have it removed.
“On Tuesday, Feb. 4, I launched a petition for the removal of a dangerous plastic chemical called azodicarbonamide from Subway sandwich bread – the same stuff used in yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather. This was after repeated attempts to reach out to Subway since June of 2012 to learn more about why they are using this (asthma inducing and potentially carcinogenic) chemical here in North America and not in any other countries. They never responded until now,” Food Babe stated on her blog.
EMMC to repeat popular varicose veins seminar
BANGOR – In response to a great turnout at its January educational seminar on varicose veins, EMMC is planning a similar event for May 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn.
“We know that many people are living with varicose veins,” said Ashley Robertson, MD, a vascular internist at EMMC. “We are repeating this seminar to give people who did not attend the last event a chance to learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and get their questions answered.”
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