Special Needs Blog Week in Review – May 20 – 26, 2012

Each week, the Special Needs Blog Week in Review gives you a quick summary of all of the blogs that appeared here in the past seven days. This makes it easier for you to find the blogs you missed and the ones that you didn’t have time to read when they first went up. The Special Needs Podcast Roundup went up on May 21, 2012. This week, I’d like to point out an episode of CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD that was released on May 14, 2012. The episode is called “Should We Diagnose Kids Pre-Psychotic?” Dr. Gupta discusses the changes … Continue reading

What is Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Are You at Risk?

Flesh-eating bacteria has been in the news a lot today. First, there is the young woman who is just lost her leg after she suffered a cut on a zip line and is facing the amputation of her fingers, and then there is the South Carolina (SC) woman, a new mom of twins who first noticed a strange spot on the back of her leg that has her now fighting for her life. But what is flesh-eating bacteria, and how can we prevent such a tragedy from happening in our own families? Just the name flesh-eating bacteria is enough to … Continue reading

Special Needs Blog Week in Review – April 8-14, 2012

The Special Needs Blog Week in Review is a great way to keep up with everything that has been posted on the blog in the past week. It gives you a brief description of each one, so you can quickly find something that you are interested in reading. What did you miss last week? The Special Needs Podcast Roundup went up on April 9, 2012. This week, I’d like to point out an episode of “Hold the Gluten” podcast, which is called “Help With Celiac Research”. The episode featured Dr. Daniel Leffler of Beth Israel Medical Center, who discusses a … Continue reading

Risk of Autism Increases When Mom is Obese

A study that was recently published in the journal “Pediatrics” suggest that mothers who are obese are more likely to have a child with autism, or with another type of developmental problem. Moms who have diabetes have the same risk. The implication is that obesity and diabetes are affecting early brain development. There has been a lot of research done in an attempt to discover the causes of autism. I’ve lost track of the wide variety of things that are said to be the cause of autism, or that are found to increase the risk of it. Perhaps, one day, … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – April 1-7, 2012

The Insurance Blog Week in Review brings you a quick and easy way to “ketchup” on everything that hit the blog in the past week. There are always somewhere between 12 and 14 blogs that appear here, and it is easy to accidentally miss something that you wanted to read. What did you miss this week? What Do Insurance Brokers Do? This blog will clear up any confusion you might have about what insurance brokers do, how they get paid, and how they are connected to insurance companies. The Insurance Podcast Roundup went up on April 2, 2012. This week, … Continue reading

Special Needs Blog Week in Review – March 18 – 24, 2012

Once a week, the Special Needs Blog at Families.com does a quick Week in Review. This is a great way to catch up on the blogs that you meant to read, but didn’t have enough time to do it when it first hit the blog. The Special Needs Podcast Roundup for the week went up on March 19, 2012. This week, I would like to point out an episode from the “Autism & Disney Series – The Best Magic”. It is episode number four, and it talks about how children who have autism can have a great Disney vacation. Study … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – Week of March 12 – 17, 2012

The Insurance Blog will get anywhere between twelve and fourteen different blogs added to it each week. It can be hard to keep up with them all. The Insurance Blog Week in Review is a great way to “ketchup” on whatever you missed. This week has a lot about my own, personal, attempts to find affordable health insurance. ABS Insurance has Tips for St. Patrick’s Day ABS has a few tips that can help you avoid having to make a car insurance claim on St. Patrick’s Day. Their advice would be helpful for pretty much any holiday that includes a … Continue reading

Special Needs Blog Week in Review – March 4 – 11, 2012

What did you miss this week? The Special Needs Blog Week in Review is a quick and easy way to catch up on everything that hit the blog in a given week. If you are short on time, you can skim through the titles, and pick out the ones that interest you the most. There are links that will take you directly to the full articles. The Special Needs Podcast Roundup went up on March 5, 2012. This week, I’d like to point out an episode of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine called “A conversation with Kaitlin MacKay”. She received a … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – Week of March 4 – 11, 2012

Each and every week, there can be anywhere between twelve and fourteen different blogs appearing on the Insurance Blog. Keeping up with the Insurance Blog is a good way to stay informed about insurance changes that can affect your family. Use the Week in Review is a quick way to “ketchup”! Examining a Potential Health Insurance Plan I am, once again, attempting to find an affordable health insurance policy. In this blog, I go over what some of the abbreviations, phrases, and numbers in the health plan I am looking at actually mean. The Insurance Podcast Roundup went up on … Continue reading

Debit Card Risks

If you are looking to put the brakes on out of control spending habits, financial experts recommend slicing and dicing your credit cards and using a debit card or cash to purchase necessities. Debit cards make it easy to keep track of spending. Since the card is automatically denied if you don’t have the cash in your account to cover the cost of the item you are purchasing, it’s impossible to buy things you cannot afford. Unfortunately, debit cards are not perfect. While they may look identical to credit cards, they don’t come with the same features. For example, if … Continue reading