Mug and glasses with tissues strewn about

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Sickness: Cold and Flu Season

Feature photo by Kelly Sikkema EEEEverywhere you go. Season’s Greetings everyone. By season, I mean cold and flu season of course. And by greetings, I mean I hope a plague of disease does not descend upon your house. School is back in session, there’s a crisp feeling in the air, and the viruses are starting to …

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Non-invasive Prenatal Screening: How it Works and Why it Matters

I figure if I’m going to offer up some sciencey stuff related to parenting, the best place to start is part of my professional background: prenatal genetics. I will caution that if you are going to have ANY genetic testing performed (NIPS, carrier screening, karyotype, etc.) you should consult a genetic counselor. They are awesome …