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Boulder Safehouse Needs Your Help: Take Our Survey to Help End Violence In Boulder County

The Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is asking residents of Boulder County who are at least 18 years old to participate in a very short online survey in order to enhance the organization’s service offerings and to help meet organizational goals. The Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, or SPAN, is a human rights organization committed […]

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How Strep (and Being LOST) Helped Me Save Mankind

Not all Facebook memories are created equally but this one from seven years ago resonated with me because my friend’s family has down-and-out with Strep throat. If you’ve been there, you know. ======= The end is near. At least the light at the end of my of my strep-induced vow of silence, not the other […]

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Let most babies eat food containing peanuts. Really.

At the beginning of 2017, parents and pediatricians got new peanut guidelines that, for most kids, are very pro-peanut. My colleague and fellow mom Meghan Rosen wrote about the recommendations, issued from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This “let them eat nuts” advice is based in part on a large and unusually clear dataset from […]

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Intuitive Eating: 5 Surprising Things that Happened when I Stopped Obsessing about Food and Started Listening to my Body

This year I ended a very negative relationship and started a beautiful one.  I dropped my love-hate, ‘food is the enemy,’ constant battle with diet, weight and body image and made peace with food instead.  I decided that since we’re in this together we might as well make friends. I stopped listening to everything else […]

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Register for Speak Up for Kids Day at the Capitol

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning have teamed up again to host our seventh annual advocacy day, Speak Up for Kids, on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bringing together […]

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#MeToo and Kids

In the wake of high profile sexual abuse disclosures, accusations, indictments, and the social media campaigns of #metoo and #timesup, I am cautiously hopeful that we can usher in a new era in which the children of today are raised to understand and practice consent as adults—an era when “Yes” means “Yes” and “No” means […]

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CDC: What you need to know about this year's flu epidemic

Has your family had the flu this year? You’re not alone. America’s serious influenza outbreak has touched every state in the continental United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s widespread flu activity from this season’s outbreak in all of the continental U.S. – something that hasn’t happened in the CDC’s 13 […]

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