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7 Sleep Guidelines Every Expecting Parent Should Know

One of the most important things every parent should know is how to keep their baby safe while sleeping. Infants spend up to 16 hours sleeping every day. It’s critical for their growth and development. Whether you’re expecting your first child or your third, make sure your baby’s sleep habits and environment do not pose […]

Caring for Newborn, Improper Lifting Puts Parents at Risk for Back Pain

New parents expect sleepless nights, crying spells and lots of laundry when they bring their baby home from the hospital. They probably should add back pain to the list, too. Fortunately, these new parents, especially mothers, can prevent the back pain that often accompanies caring for a new baby by losing pregnancy weight, strengthening muscles […]

Many Children Not Receiving Preventive Care, CDC Report Shows

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services that help prevent and detect conditions and diseases, according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Clinical preventive services include prenatal breastfeeding counseling, newborn hearing  screening and follow-up, developmental screening, lead screening, […]

More Mothers Choose to Breastfeed Newborns, CDC Report Shows

A new federal report shows more women are choosing to initially breastfeed their newborns but many discontinue the healthy practice too soon. Nearly 8 out of 10 newborn infants in the United States start to breastfeed after they are born, according to this year’s Breastfeeding Report Card, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Prevent Skin Cancer All Year Long with Sunscreen, Hat

Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed nationwide, simple steps can help people reduce their risk. “The easiest way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin with clothing,” said Dr. Zoe D. Draelos, a board-certified dermatologist and consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine. “Keep a wide-brimmed hat […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

Newborn Circumcision Up to Parents, Pediatricians Recommend

Although the health benefits of circumcising newborn males outweigh the risks to the procedure, it’s still a decision that parents should make with their baby’s doctor, a leading group of pediatricians recommends. In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges that circumcision lowers the risk of becoming infected with HIV, genital herpes, […]

Study: Eating Nuts While Pregnant May Reduce Baby’s Asthma Risk

Pregnant moms worry a lot about what they eat. And with good reason. It’s important to follow a doctor’s advice on getting enough nutrition. A new study on pregnant women eating peanuts and tree nuts – such as almonds and walnuts – found that those who did gave birth to children who were less likely […]

Moms Who Breastfeed Cut Risk for Obesity Years Later

Breastfeeding can help a new mother lose some of the weight gained during pregnancy, but the benefits to weight loss don’t end there. A new British study found that women who breastfed cut their risk of obesity 30 years later. The study was published in the International Journal of Obesity. After analyzing data from the […]

Exclusive Breastfeeding a Challenge for Many Mothers

Breastfeeding is natural, nourishing and beneficial to mother and child. But a new study shows how difficult it can be despite a woman’s desire to nurse her newborn. In fact, although the majority of new moms intend to exclusively breastfeed their baby for at least the first three months, only one-third achieve this goal, according […]