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Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

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Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.

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Keep Calm Through Communication During the Holiday Season

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A Miracle for the Millers

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When Manda Miller called her parents to tell them she was pregnant, she knew it would be unexpected. But, starting a family was more than just a life detail on which Manda and Douglas Miller had been mum – Manda was a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The aggressive treatment saved her life, but had taken her chance for children.

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Emergency Video Telemedicine Positively Impacts Newborn Resuscitation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. These infrequent, high-risk deliveries may present challenges to community hospitals less familiar with advanced newborn resuscitation interventions. Telemedicine consultations are a good option to help meet these challenges and positively impact patient care, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide Post-Election

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Preparing dinner for a house packed with hungry family members on Thanksgiving Day can be stressful enough, but pepper it with conversation about politics and the 2016 election earlier this month, and the day could spoil easily.

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Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to become first-time mothers later in life may increase their chances of living into their 90s.

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Are SIDS and Colic Related? Researchers Propose New Theory

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Lead researcher James McKenna, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, and his colleagues suggest that the origin of both colic and SIDS may be related to the gradual emergence of an infant’s ability to voluntarily control the release of air through the vocal track.

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‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine Experts for Panel Discussion, Q&A

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you’re traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the virus can be transmitted? What about the likelihood of a Zika epidemic here in North Carolina?

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How to Navigate Politics at Thanksgiving

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Dr. Mcdavid, Pediatrician, Director, Child Advocacy & Protection @ Rainbow Babies & Children's in Cleveland, Expert on Child Discipline.

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Study Links Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kids with Epilepsy

A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. The study is published in the November 16, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack the joints. It differs from osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints.

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The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Baby Safe While Sleeping

Allowing an infant to sleep in your bed or putting blankets or stuffed animals in their crib could be tragic mistakes, increasing their child’s risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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November 2016 News Tips

Late summer and early fall have brought an uptick in the number of cases of the polio-like paralytic disease acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) that has been affecting children in the U.S. While the disease is rare – there were 89 cases reported in the first nine months of 2016 – the serious consequences and the fact that the cause remains a puzzle for health officials can make it worrisome for both pediatricians and parents.

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Preventing Adolescent Substance Use May Need to Start in Early Childhood

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood.

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Teething Tips and Tricks

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Your baby is growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday you were welcoming them home, listening to their first coos and, unfortunately, getting used to some sleepless nights. Now, you’ve entered a new phase: teething.

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Winter Conception Increases Mothers' Diabetes Risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother.

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Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings

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Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with parents. Evidence describing how problem behaviors spread between siblings has been scarce – until now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on identical and fraternal twins.

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Stress-Induced Changes in Maternal Gut Could Negatively Impact Offspring for Life

Prenatal exposure to a mother’s stress contributes to anxiety and cognitive problems that persist into adulthood, a phenomenon that could be explained by lasting – and potentially damaging – changes in the microbiome, according to new research in mice.

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Should Infants Sleep in Their Parents Bedrooms?

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a recommendation that infants sleep in their parents’ room, close to the parents’ bed — but on a separate surface designed for infants — for at least 6 months, and preferably up to 1 year of age. Such a sleeping arrangement decreases the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent, according to the AAP.

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When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”







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