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Mom and Baby Sleeping in Same Room Associated with Less Sleep, Unsafe Sleep Habits

Room sharing between babies and mothers beyond the first four months is associated with less sleep for babies and unsafe sleeping practices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Website Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Resources for Teens

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TLC4Teens.org offers a vetted directory of educational websites and hotlines for children and their parents

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Telehealth Reduces Wait Time, Improves Care for Children with Autism Living in Remote Areas

Kristin Sohl, director of ECHO Autism, says that the expanding ECHO Autism will help families and children with autism around the world, especially those living in remote areas.

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Why Pot-Smoking Declines — but Doesn’t End — with Parenthood

Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents — but they don’t necessarily quit.

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Health Care Process a Roadblock for Adolescents with Autism and Their Caregivers

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Nancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences at MU, says that as more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions.

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Do Obese Children Need to Attend Treatment to Lose Weight?

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effective.

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Problems with Bariatric Surgery, Burning Bone Fat, Food Insecurity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Researchers Find Air Mattresses Present a Growing Safety Risk to Infants, Recommend Changes

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Georgia have found that as air mattresses become increasingly popular, the inflatable beds place infants at great risk for sleep-related death. They call for a greater recognition of air mattress use in both policy statements and data collection about infant deaths.

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Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer

A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.

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Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids.







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