Catching Myself Up, Plus Some Health Links
The last few weeks, a summary:
Regarding the Children
They finally returned to school last Wednesday, and today starts their first full week back. Outdoor Lab went off without a hitch, though AG fell sick a couple days afterward and then suffered through bronchitis through most of her winter break.
Oh, who am I kidding. We all suffered. She’s a good sport, but it’s probably impossible for an almost 12 year-old not to whine about lying on the couch for 10 days straight while her friends are off snowboarding in the Rockies with their families.
Regarding the Posting (or Lack Thereof)
Regarding the Posting From Now On
I have lots of stuff in the works, from AG’s long-promised article about Outdoor Lab to a food review to my resumption of the regular old Asthma Mom post schedule – Tuesday’s question, Friday’s links, and random scattered articles in between.
Regarding Some Links
Recently, the British Medical Journal called out Andrew Wakefield, discredited physician and the man behind the autism/vaccination scare, for outright fraud in his “research,” including alteration and/or misrepresentation of all 12 study subjects. Don’t miss the BMJ editorial on the matter, either.
Let’s see. What else have I been reading lately? Oh, yeah. Parents of babies, listen up: early antibiotics may not be the best idea.
Some scientists have been rereading some research and talking about food and asthma risk/prevention again, but we still don’t have a specific Asthma Diet recommendation. So don’t go changing your eating habits drastically or anything.
Tangentially related, Steve knows someone who wrote a cookbook for people dealing with the dreaded Prednisone Stomach, so that’s sort of like an asthma diet.
Finally, check the lot numbers on your albuterol respules. There’s been a recall.
I think that catches me up now.
Come back tomorrow for Tuesdays are Your Turn, the first one in what? Two weeks? Three?