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  • Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water

    Pooling resources to keep everyone safe in the water
    Jerry Huang left his wheelchair at the side of the pool before gliding through more than 400 meters of water at this year's Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge. From beginners to experts, people of all abilities swam laps to raise money for free swimming lessons...
  • Wrigley holds off on caffeinated gum as FDA reviews caffeine

    Wrigley holds off on caffeinated gum as FDA reviews caffeine
    Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would investigate the safety of added caffeine in U.S. food and beverage products, Wrigley North America has decided to put its bid to market a caffeinated gum on hold out of...
  • Could giving newborns formula help with breast-feeding?

    Could giving newborns formula help with breast-feeding?
    One of the first warnings new mothers hear is that offering babies formula soon after birth can lead to problems with breast-feeding.  Sating infants' hunger with formula can prevent them from nursing vigorously, interfering with milk production;...
  • Planning a home birth? Here's some advice from pediatricians

    Planning a home birth? Here's some advice from pediatricians
    The nation’s pediatricians have some advice for expectant parents who are considering giving birth to their child at home: Don’t. Home birth is not very common in the United States – fewer than 1% of babies are born outside of a...
  • Many kids with suicide on the mind have guns in the home

    Many kids with suicide on the mind have guns in the home
    More than 17% of children considered to be at risk of committing suicide have guns in the home that could make a passing destructive impulse deadly, and between 15% and 30% of those adolescents told researchers they had access to those guns, to bullets,...
  • Dr. David Hill, author of 'Dad to Dad'

    Dr. David Hill, author of 'Dad to Dad'
    David Hill has a 12-year-old daughter and sons who are 10 and 7. He's also a pediatrician in Wilmington, N.C., and has written "Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro," published this month by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We thought we'd get some of...
  • Sleep helps prevent injuries for prep athletes

     
    A small study of teen athletes has found that athletes who slept eight or more hours a night were 68% less likely to be injured than those who regularly slept less. Researches looked at information provided by a little more......
  • Parents, doctors allege sex-ed courses violate state law

     
    Parents and physicians Tuesday sued a Central Valley school district over its high school sex education curriculum, alleging it violated state law by only teaching about abstinence and failing to include instruction about condoms and contraception....
  • How to parent like a celebrity

    How to parent like a celebrity
    "Mad Men" actress January Jones ate her placenta (to be fair, dried and made into a pill). Alicia Silverstone chews up veggies and deposits them mama-bird-style into her baby son's mouth. And model Gisele Bundchen says her diaper-free son was toilet...
  • ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says

    ADHD meds OK for kids' hearts, study says
    Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
  • Depressed teens mostly struggle alone

    Depressed teens mostly struggle alone
    Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability,  anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...