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Nerdy Girl Live Q&A on Mon, 11/21: Triple Threat Thanksgiving & Science Denial

Families/Kids Socializing Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation

Monday, 11/21/22, at 1:30 pm EST/10:30 am PST Join Those Nerdy Girls for timely advice on staying well during a “triple threat” holiday season and practical insights into science denial – why it happens and how to navigate tricky conversations. Hosted by Those Nerdy Girls with: Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH: Co-Founder of Critica, Author of Read more…

Are psychiatric medications over- or under-prescribed in children?


A: Psychiatric medications (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics, and stimulants for disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are likely under-prescribed in some situations and over-prescribed in others. Psychiatric medications work best when used in combination with other treatments, such as evidence-based psychotherapies. Approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 has a psychiatric disorder Read more…

I want my teenage daughter protected against pregnancy, but is birth control bad for her bones?

Families/Kids Reproductive Health

A: Most types of birth control are safe for teenage bones. Birth control has many benefits for teens. Preventing an unwanted pregnancy is really important. Birth control can also help decrease menstrual cramps and bleeding, improve acne, and treat endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Most types of birth control appear safe for teenage bones. If Read more…

“Why is the current breast feeding recommendation at least 2 years?

Families/Kids Reproductive Health

“Why is the current breast feeding recommendation at least 2 years? I feel like this puts a lot of pressure on moms (in a world that has enough ongoing pressures!)” –Karen from Madison, WI TL,DR: Individual breast/chest** feeding duration recommendations vary according to context and shared decision making involving parents, baby’s needs, their pediatric clinicians Read more…

Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 08-12-22

Families/Kids Infection and Spread Infectious Diseases School Treatments Vaccines Videos

Those Nerdy Girls answer your questions about Monkeypox, masking at school, bivalent boosters, COVID-19 rebound, and more. Hosted by: – Malia Jones, PhD, MPH: Dear Pandemic Co-Founder & former EIC – Chana Davis, PhD: Dear Pandemic Contributing Writer & Founder, Fueled by Science ➡️ Welcome and Intros (0:00-0:46) ➡️ Monkeypox – How worried should I Read more…