SIDS prevention: Hypotheses about reducing risk

© 2009 – 2013 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Guidelines for “SIDS prevention” are like guidelines about cancer prevention. Researchers don’t claim they know how to prevent SIDS in any given individual. But they’ve identified a number of practices that appear to increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Practices to AVOID include: Read More »

Swimming pools and health risks: A parent’s evidence-based guide

© 2010-2013 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Are swimming pools a health hazard? Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. But like many activities, swimming in a pool has its downside. Despite attempts to disinfect the pool, some pathogens may still lurk in the water. And research suggests that disinfectants may pose their own Read More »