Articles

You are here:
Disclosure: Developed under the direction and sponsorship of Merck. With the start of school just around the corner, one ever-present item on Mom’s endless to-do list includes scheduling school and sports health physicals. For Moms of pre-teens and teens, this appointment can also become a real opportunity for their kids to learn more about important health-related issues that can affect them. With young children, we Moms knew previously that the responsibility of directing the flow of the annual appointment would fall on us – for example, we would arrive with a list of questions, give the health care professional a heads up that our youngest loathes getting ear exams, and take notes on the latest height and weight statistics. But as our kids grow up, we realize that this yearly appointment can be so much more. In particular, it is an opportunity for teens to become aware of the changing nature of health care issues as they mature. This can be challenging, as teens often feel invincible when it comes to their health and well-being.
Disclosure: Developed under the direction and sponsorship of Merck. As Moms, we spend more years than we care to remember traveling in a continuous loop from the doctor’s office to home and back again to the doctor’s office. Along the way, we find our kids combating illnesses ranging from strep throat to ear infections to multi-day fevers. In the midst of frequent visits to quell coughs or soothe sore throats, we also schedule yearly pediatric wellness checks. There, we touch base on emotional and behavioral issues, stay up-to-date on recommendations for keeping healthy, and ensure our kids’ growth and development stay on track. Then, gradually, it often winds down. Kids’ noses cease to run continuously and they don’t always pick up every virus running through the elementary school. When our kids do get sick, it’s not often the down-for-the-count illnesses that characterize young childhood.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Standard messaging rates apply as provided in your wireless rate plan. Contact your carrier for pricing plans and details. 1. SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Gain’s #MusicToYourNose Laundromat Takeover (the “Sweepstakes”), sponsored by Mom Central, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Suite 300, Newton, MA 02458 (“Sponsor”), allows eligible individuals (“Entrants”) to submit a Selfie of yourself at a participating New York City Laundromat (see Rule #4) in front of a Gain® Portrait of Hope public art installation display through the Instagram smartphone application using the #MusicToYourNose hashtag to enter a user generated photo gallery. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.
Brought to you by Alcon, a Novartis company, as a means of sharing a new and exciting innovation with parents whose children contract certain childhood ear and eye infections. Mom's got a lot on her plate Did you know that Mom is the big healthcare decision maker in most families these days? She plans the doctors’ visits and researches health and wellness online, including the medications her children take. Alcon’s here to help Alcon wanted to support Mom’s role as the “family pediatrician” by creating an innovative new resource that helps her care for her family. DROPS101™ Web Tool, available at DROPS101.com, provides valuable treatment and dosing information for two medications commonly used to treat certain childhood ear and eye infections.
On any social media platform, please ensure your disclosure statement precedes any hyperlink or link. The FTC requires that the relationship between you and the brand or program sponsor, occur before a reader is redirected to another site or page. Therefore, you must disclose before any links. The disclosure statement must appear within the content; the disclosure itself cannot be a link to another page or site. You have the following options for blog posts: Include disclosure statement at the beginning of your post. Weave disclosure into the opening sentences of your post. When posting campaign-related content to Facebook and Twitter, please use "sponsored" and make sure it appears before any link. The abbreviated version "spon" falls short of the FTC's revised standard.
Moms and Eczema Survey Results In July 2012, Mom Central Consulting surveyed 583 Moms to better understand how Moms treat their child’s eczema, if they go online to find information about treatment, and if they feel satisfied with the information found. We discovered Moms who fall into this category have some concerns regarding their child’s eczema. Their greatest concerns revolve around their current knowledge, which sources they should trust, and the availability of eczema related information. For more information click here... Eczema: Myth or Fact With technology providing countless sources of information, determining fact from fiction can sometimes be a challenge. There can be a lot of misinformation and unscientific facts discussed online about eczema. To help sift through the confusion, we provide the facts to help dispel some of the common misperceptions about the condition.
We are a family entrenched in technology. My husband works for a major software company and I run a social media agency, so between the two of us, we’re on our tablets, mobiles, or multiple laptops and desktops all day long. Don’t even get me started on how much time my husband spent gleefully wiring our home so that everything is connected to the Internet. Everything. Naturally, our two- and four-year-olds have grown up with gadgets at their fingertips. I’m not ashamed to say that Baby Einstein, Duck Duck Moose and YouTube on my iPad have saved this working mom on a number of occasions; giving me the always-elusive “extra five minutes” to get something (anything!) done around the house. But we also follow a two-rule “tech code” when it comes to our preschoolers and their tech time:
Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield
We learned in July 2012 that a large number of Moms currently suffer from eczema themselves or have a child suffering from eczema. With so much information available, we want to help put accurate information into the hands of parents of children with eczema to help eliminate their frustration when dealing with their child’s condition. We have interviewed Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield, a nationally-recognized authority in pediatric dermatology, to find the answers Moms want. Read our interview below to find answers to some of your questions!  
With technology providing countless sources of information, determining fact from fiction can sometimes be a challenge. We see a lot of misinformation, anecdotal remedies and unscientific facts about potential skin treatments being discussed. This misinformation is often exchanged among friends and family members and also shared via the internet and social media. To help sift through the confusion, we provide the facts below to help dispel some of the common misconceptions about eczema. Myth: Eczema breakouts only occur in the winter Fact: Eczema breakouts can occur under a variety of conditions. Though the dry winter months can trigger a flare-up, for some people stress, dry skin, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, and rapid changes in temperature can also cause breakouts. During any seasonal change where temperatures get increasingly warmer or colder, eczema breakouts can occur more frequently.
In July 2012, Mom Central Consulting surveyed 583 Moms to learn more about their children’s experiences with eczema. The survey aimed to better understand how Moms feel about and treat their child’s eczema, if they go online to find information about treatment, and if they feel satisfied with the information found. We discovered that moms who have children with eczema have a lot of concerns. Concerns revolve around their current knowledge, which sources they should trust, and the availability of eczema-related information. Lack of Knowledge on Eczema
Look inside just about any bathroom, and you'll find dozens of personal care products, ranging from shampoos and soaps to blushes and bronzers. Some are liquid; some are powders. Regardless of the product type, moms can take simple steps to keep personal care products from becoming breeding grounds for germs. The first thing moms need to know is cosmetic and personal care products are much like food; they have a limited shelf life and can become contaminated with germs if not used or stored properly. This article lays out three tips moms can use to keep their family's products safe and prolong their shelf life. A bit of scientific background: Most personal care products are essentially a mix of biodegradable ingredients. To a microbiologist, "biodegradable" means “edible to germs.”