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7 Medicines You Should Never Give Your Children

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 As mamis, we want to do everything we can to help our children get better when they're sick. But parents should avoid looking for “quick fixes.” Use caution, do research, and ask questions, because certain…

Does Eating Fat-Free Help You Lose Weight?

Myth: Eating Fat-Free Foods Means Weight Loss Bust: We all know that to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than what you use. But just as, if not more important, is what makes up those calories. People connect low fat or no…

Medical Myth Buster: Cracking Your Knuckles Causes Arthritis

Myth: Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis Bust: How many of you grew up with this myth? I was one of them. It’s still quite common to hear someone warning a knuckle-joint-cracker that they will get arthritis. The cracking sound…

Medical Myth Buster: Gum Digestion

Myth: Chewing Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest Bust: I bet you’ve heard that before at least once. I have, so many times when I was growing up in fact, that I used to have nightmares about it. Many still believe it to be true. So where does…

How Much Water Do You Need To Drink?

Myth: You must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day Bust: Somewhere around 1945 a government health agency said that the human body needed around eight glasses of fluid a day. This statement included getting fluids from other sources…

Does Sugar Lead to Hyperactivity in Kids?

Myth: Sugar makes kids hyper. Bust: Sorry, you can’t blame the chocolate Easter bunny, Peeps or even cookies for your child’s hyperactivity. Sugar did not make them do it. Or at least that’s what researchers have proven so far.…

Affordable Care Act: Making a Difference in the Lives of Latinas

Today marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and in those two years a lot has been written about this landmark health care legislation signed by President Obama. But what you may not have heard is that this law is especially…

Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

MYTH: Chocolate Causes Acne BUST: Ladies and gentlemen, I've got good news for you all: It is not true! How did a bogus rumor like this get started in the first place? Perhaps because chocolate is often linked to fat and sugar content.…

Rules of Attachment: Moms Weigh in on Mayim Bialik’s “Beyond the Sling”

Last week, Mayim Bialik best known for her starring role on the 90’s sitcom Blossom and her current turn as Amy on The Big Bang Theory—appeared on ABC’s The View to discuss her new book, Beyond the Sling. Introducing her, Whoopi…