About Karen Cicero

Karen Cicero is a health and nutrition writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience. She has written health articles for such national publications as Prevention, SHAPE, Health, Fitness, SELF and Cooking Light. She has also edited the dental column for Heart & Soul magazine and is the co-author of Kitchen Counter Cures.

Website: http://studioonenetworks.com

Articles by Karen

Is it Safe to Wiggle a Loose Tooth?

Is it Safe to Wiggle a Loose Tooth?

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 03:42 pmMy daughter Katie’s first baby tooth came out in a spoonful of Nutella. And she lost the second one backstage at a play when she bumped a chair against her mouth by accident. She had gauze in her mouth until seconds before she had to perform. By the time the third tooth got loose, she was pretty brazen about it. She wiggled it. She let kids at school wiggle... 

Are School Lunches Getting Healthier?

Are School Lunches Getting Healthier?

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 11:51 pmWarning: School lunch is my hot-button issue. Politics or sports don’t nearly drive me as crazy as hearing my 9-year-old daughter, Katie, announce what her school cafeteria served. Yesterday, for instance, she told me about a pretzel-wrapped hot dog, corn, “peaches in slimy sauce,” and cake. Grrr. A couple of months ago, my hopes were raised when I... 

How Safe Is Your Local Drinking Water?

How Safe Is Your Local Drinking Water?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 10:41 amMy friend, Kristin, – the most environmentally conscious person I know – is moving. Her hubby’s company gave him a few options for a transfer, and the family is weighing the pros and cons of each. While Kristin didn’t have a hard time researching schools (GreatSchools.org), housing prices (Zillow.com) or air quality (StateOfTheAir.org), she... 

Why Are There So Many Recalls on Kids’ Products?

Why Are There So Many Recalls on Kids’ Products?

Last updated on July 21st, 2018 at 08:45 pmI’m checking my email on my iPhone 4S (don’t you love Siri?) and click on “an important message” from Build-A-Bear Workshop. I think it has something to do with my daughter Kate’s online game account. Nope. It says that one of the stuffed animals I bought has been recalled because parts of it present a choking hazard and that I should bring it back...