Story | Jan 16, 2014 | 12:20 PM
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Story | May 12, 2011 | 11:16 AMCongress' recent efforts to balance the federal budget give new meaning to "women and children first." The $500 million cut to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to as part of last month's budget deal pushes the nation's fiscal concerns onto the shoulders of babies.
Story | Sep 27, 2013 | 12:30 PM
Q: Why would someone crave and eat chalk? I've been eating large amounts of chalk (sidewalk chalk) since my pregnancy. My baby is now four months old and I'm still craving it. A: The craving for chalk is most likely related to iron deficiency. The...
Story | Sep 20, 2013 | 1:05 AM
What is iron chlorosis in trees and shrubs and what causes it? Many of our soils have a high pH and iron unavailable causing a yellowing of leaves from iron deficiency. Usually the leaves are yellow with dark green veins but in severe cases, even the...
Column | Apr 25, 2013 | 7:22 PM
Elizabeth Chikotas enjoyed the challenge as a little kid of trying to keep up with her mother, Ann, during their Hellertown nature walks. Chikotas loved attempting to beat the boys in the recess yard and during elementary school fun runs. The Saucon...