Entries by Beaba

The 411 on PANS & PANDA

PANS and PANDAS – no, these aren’t the latest acronyms for things like “be right back”. These are acronyms for syndromes that were just discovered in the 90s. How? Doctors were studying childhood-onset OCD. Some of the children they observed had a relatively spontaneous display of symptoms. After digging further, they realized that the symptoms […]

6 Tips For Actually Cleaning Fruits And Vegetables

To rinse…or not to rinse, that’s the question. Think you know the answer? Try again! The answer is not as easy as you may think. Hard or soft, smooth or creviced, straight out of the farmer’s hand or pre-washed – there are all sorts of shapes, textures and situations and the FDA has recommendations for […]

The Basics Of Cord Blood Storage

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the decisions you have to make as a new parent. One of the first – and most important – decisions you’ll make when you’re pregnant is whether to store/donate cord blood. We’re breaking down the basics of the potentially life-saving procedure of cord blood storage so that you can […]

Breastfeeding on the Fly (Literally)

Traveling with an infant is already tough enough, never mind the idea of having to breastfeed quite literally, on the “fly.” Today, the topic of nursing in public is very hot. Many airports expect mothers to nurse in the airport bathroom. Not exactly a clean and comforting space for nursing, right? Luckily, with the help […]

The 411 on Meningitis

Meningitis. What is it exactly? Your only knowledge of it is probably related to a memory of getting vaccinated, but today, we’re here to give you a refresher!   Meningitis, also known as Meningococcal disease, is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It’s is mainly caused by viral or bacterial […]

Judging A Banana By Its Color

If you’ve ever sought after the perfectly ripe banana, join the club. Have you ever stopped to think about what a green banana actually tastes like? Neither have we. Are you quick to toss out any banana that starts to develop freckles? We’re right there with you. As it turns out though, there are benefits […]