Tag Archives: Parents

Parents don’t find LOL Surprise doll’s genitals very funny

Parents are not LOLing about the surprise between male L.O.L. Surprise! dolls’ legs. Angry moms and dads are furious over the male toys’ very anatomically correct genitals, reports The Sun, with many posting furious social media comments that the toys are not “age-appropriate” for children. The mini collectible dolls are encased in a sphere and… Read More »

VP Shunts (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is a VP Shunt? A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a thin plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain. CSF is the saltwater that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Why Are VP Shunts Placed? VP shunts are placed to treat… Read More »

Why do parents worry about vaccines?

We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger… Read More »