Posts tagged "Baby"

Things to Know in the South End, June 19: Babysitters at Coco Baby

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 74 degrees.  2. Find a Babysitter: Coco Baby (1636 Washington St.) is hosting a babysitter mix and mingle tonight at 5:30 p.m. through UrbanSitter. You’ll have the opportunity to interview a few local babysitters, build your network of go-to sitters just in time for summer, and meet other neighborhood parents. See here for more information.  3. Rosé Tasting: Just over the border into South Boston is a Grand Rosé Tasting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Social Wines (52 W Broadway). With more than 35 rosés to choose from in their collection (including several exclusives), they’re opening 20 different ones for you to sample. See here for more information.  4. Music in Worcester Square: The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association hosts its first installment of the Second Annual Summer Concert series in the Worcester Square Park Thursday night at 7 p.m. First Take jazz band will be the entertainment playing classic jazz tunes as well as originals. Bring a picnic and enjoy the show. See here for more information.  5. Festival on Friday: Coming up on Friday is the South End Summer Solstice, brought to you by Washington Gateway Main Street in Blackstone Square (1525 Washington St.) Come hear free live music and enjoy offerings from six of your favorite food trucks on W. Brookline Street! If you are a local business interested in setting up a table, please contact Washington Gateway Main Street at 617-542-1234. See here for more information.  Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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Parenting: Are So Many Shots for Baby Safe?

For parents concerned about vaccines and the possibility of harm they may do, the newest research tests the “too many, too soon” theory, and encourages us to put it to rest. Today the central worry questions the large number of vaccines given, and how many are given at one time, especially when they’re being administered to the vulnerable bodies of very young children. The new study, published online April 1 in the Journal of Pediatrics, found no relationship between the increased exposure to vaccines and autism. As the number of recommended childhood vaccinations has grown over the decades, so have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses – and in the public mind, the two have been difficult to separate. Fifteen years ago, a now-discredited paper first started the controversy around vaccines and autism. That study described eight children who developed autism after receiving the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. In big scarlet letters, “RETRACTED” now appears across that paper on the website of the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, which refuted the paper in 2010. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the nonprofit National Academy of Sciences, concluded from its review of evidence that neither the MMR vaccine nor thimerosal, a preservative that is another focus of parents’ concern, causes autism. Yet about a third of parents still have doubts about vaccine safety, and one survey found that more than 10 percent of parents delay or refuse vaccinations, most of those believing that it’s safer to delay than to administer them according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) schedule. It’s an issue that’s alive and well in our own community, judging from the discussions on GardenMoms, the 8,700-member strong online parenting group in the Boston metro area. Parents asking for doctors who are sympathetic to alternative vaccination schedules will find that commenters in the group can easily provide those referrals.  Consider that two-year-olds today should have received a total of about two dozen shots and as many as five jabs in a visit to the doctor’s office, for protection from 13 separate diseases. In comparison, their parents as babies were likely immunized against seven illnesses. We’ve seen eradication of smallpox and we’re oh, so close on polio, thanks to vaccines. Yet with the volumes of anti-vaccine information available to 21st century parents, it’s no surprise that they’re wondering about the wisdom of that difference. But according to the new research – which was a secondary analysis of existing data on 1,008 children who were born in the years 1994 to ’99 – there was no increased risk of developing autism, as the babies in the study […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Baby Kittens Found on West Dedham Street

Three tiny kittens were rescued from a South End back yard on Sunday. A family first discovered the kittens a few days ago in their West Dedham Street backyard, then called in the Animal Rescue League of Boston. “They weren’t able to find the mom, so they felt the best thing to do was bring them to us so they could be provided with around-the-clock care in a foster home,” Animal Rescue League said in a Facebook post. The kittens are only two weeks old, so they are getting bottle feedings eery three hours, said the ARL. “These babies are currently shacking up with one of our most experienced foster-parents beause they are unable to eat on their own,” the ARL wrote. “We sure are lucky to have such fabulous foster-parents at the League!” SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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