Category Archives: Archived


Oct

28

2016
Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Enlarge this image Children’s photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites. Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Cultura RF/Getty Images When Katlyn Burbidge’s son was 6 years old, he was performing some silly antic typical of a first grader. But after she snapped a photo and started using her phone, he asked her a serious question:…

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Oct

26

2016
Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay

Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay

Enlarge this image Joseph Blackman, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, at work in Miami. Mosquitoes infected with Zika are now spreading the illness in a least four different parts of the city, according to federal health officials. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images Public health authorities and infectious disease specialists now say we may not be able to rid the…

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Oct

26

2016
An Alternative To The EpiPen Is Coming Back To Drugstores

An Alternative To The EpiPen Is Coming Back To Drugstores

Enlarge this image Auvi-Q was pulled from the market in 2015 because of quality concerns. The drug’s maker says the problems have been solved and that the product will be available in 2017. AP hide caption toggle caption AP The EpiPen, the anti-allergy device that’s been under investigation because of huge price increases, is soon going to have some competition. Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, a small privately…

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Oct

25

2016
For Babies On A Plane, Hot Drinks And Co-Sleeping Pose A Risk

For Babies On A Plane, Hot Drinks And Co-Sleeping Pose A Risk

Enlarge this image The window seat may be a safer spot for small children than along the aisle. Plus there’s the view. Todd Burandt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Todd Burandt/Getty Images When parents think of the risks of flying, they usually think of turbulence, emergency landings or horrific crashes. Hot coffee probably doesn’t top the list. But when children are injured on airlines, they’re…

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Oct

25

2016
For Parents, New Newborn Sleep Advice Turns Babies Into Roommates

For Parents, New Newborn Sleep Advice Turns Babies Into Roommates

Enlarge this image New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that newborns sleep in their parents’ rooms for at least the first 6 months to avoid SIDS. Emma Kim/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption toggle caption Emma Kim/Getty Images/Cultura RF American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that newborns sleep in their parents’ rooms until they’re at least 6 months old – or ideally a…

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Oct

25

2016
New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

Enlarge this image This happens, pediatricians acknowledge. So they’re offering advice on how to reduce the risk of bed sharing with infants. PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost/Getty Images It’s a familiar scene for sleep-deprived parents everywhere: They put down the baby in the bassinet to sleep, and those tiny eyes flutter shut. Then they flutter back open and the crying starts….

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Oct

25

2016

Pediatricians Release Updated Guide For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends newborns sleep in their parents’ rooms until they’re at least 6 months old to avoid SIDS. David Greene talks to Natasha Burgert, doctor, mother and blogger. Source:Pediatricians Release Updated Guide For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths


Oct

24

2016
Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Enlarge this image Newborn baby is shown sleeping on a bed. A new report says it’s much safer for a baby to sleep alone on a crib with no pillows or blankets. Purestock/Getty Images/Purestock hide caption toggle caption Purestock/Getty Images/Purestock Parents can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by keeping their child’s crib in the same room, close to their bed, according to…

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Oct

24

2016

What Knitting Can Teach Us About Parenting

October 24, 2016 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. As a pediatrician, I spend many hours thinking and worrying about children and their parents, individually and in the aggregate. But when I have a chance to escape, I like to hang out at Ravelry, a great knitting and crocheting website and, I might add, a notoriously sticky one: People come, and they stay. I click…

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Oct

24

2016
Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan

Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan

Dennis Ogbe practiced by throwing rocks and auto parts — and now is a world-class shot-putter among athletes with disabilities. Above, he competes in the Parapan American Games. Gerardo Zavala/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gerardo Zavala/LatinContent/Getty Images Every morning, after Dennis Ogbe wakes up and says his prayers, he performs a daily exercise routine. He does this not only because he’s a world-class athlete,…

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