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Good news for babies: The number of mothers breast-feeding is rising across America. So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new report released Thursday. From 2000 to 2008, the proportion of mothers who breast-fed their infants rose...
Workers in Maryland would be guaranteed seven paid sick days a year under a bill introduced Thursday in Annapolis, eliminating what advocates say is an "impossible choice" that thousands of mostly low-wage employees are forced to make between preserving...
Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida dispels some common misconceptions parents may have about their children’s health. 1. Kids in day care get sick more often While it may seem that kids in daycare get sick more often,...
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I used to balk at parents who obsessed about keeping their children away from germs and potential illnesses over the winter. I rolled my eyes when friends declined invitations to social gatherings where runny-nosed children might also be present, and I...
BURBANK -- In Saturday night’s Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball game against Providence, the Guards, despite having a significant size advantage and with Pioneer superstar Marcus LoVett, Jr., still out due to the lingering effects of...
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Dr. William F. House, a dentist-turned-ear specialist who 50 years ago defied the medical establishment and many advocates for the hearing impaired to champion an implantable device, now widely accepted, that made everyday sounds audible to the profoundly...
Telicia Gardner, of Chicago, plans to breast-feed her son, Josiah Neal, until he is a year old — for several reasons. "It's healthier for the baby, cheaper than buying formula and it's helping me lose weight," said Gardner, who delivered on June...
You can see why a state might require minors to have a parent's OK before they receive medical care. But Maryland law has made life especially difficult for homeless teenagers who have no adults watching out for them. It's the sort of problem that drives...
For the Booster Shots BlogAlmost half of all babies born in the United States -- 47.2% to be exact -- are still breastfeeding at 6 months, and the rate at which mothers are initiating breastfeeding of their newborns has had its highest jump in a decade, the Centers for Disease...
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days. Among the...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsSalina mother, Robin Harrington, testified in the preliminary hearing of Troy Love II. He is charged with first degree murder and child abuse in the death of 18-month-old Bre'Elle Jefferson. According to Harrington, Bre'Elle had a close relationship with...
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