Top Tips for Safer Products

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Public health laws allow: Almost any chemical as an ingredient in personal care products Misleading and incomplete labeling of ingredients Unsubstantiated claims about product benefits No required safety testing of products or ingredients What can you do? Navigating store aisles can be difficult. Environmental Working Group researchers have evaluated hundreds of safety studies and thousands […]

Help The Shanti Uganda Society

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Welcome to Shanti Uganda Our Mission: The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Blog for International Women’s Day Join Shanti Uganda in blogging for International Women’s Day on March 8th! This years theme is “Connecting […]

Save A Cow: Choose Non-Dairy Products

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Triplets, quadruplets, sextuplets…. babies, babies, babies! What is going on here with all these multiple births?  Artificial insemination. (AI) something that has been used since the 1950’s–for people, that is. But now I’m not talking about humans. I’m talking about cows. Yes, cows that were meant to carry a baby–one baby, and, very rarely, twins. […]

Falling In And Out Of Friendship – Book Review On “House Arrest” By Ellen Meeropol

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Have you ever had a friendship that became important but never would have happened if you had said what you were thinking the first time you met the person? We first meet one of the central characters in Ellen Meeropol’s new novel, House Arrest, in just that situation. Emily, a 30-something woman who has always […]

Introducing Your New Baby To The Family Pet

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Introducing your pet to your new baby can be fun and rewarding. It just takes a little common sense, some treats and patience. The rewards are then bountiful! Remember that your dog or cat was your first “baby.” That animal will have no problem relinquishing that position as long as he or she feels the same […]