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Saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood in private cord blood banks not a wise investment

Prospective parents face an array of medical decisions before their baby is born, but now families are facing a new question: “Should they shell out $1,500 or more to store blood taken from their baby’s umbilical cord and placenta during … Continue reading

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Cold medicines and children: a dangerous mix?

As the seasons change and parents reach for over-the-counter cold medicine for their icky-feeling children, they may be baffled by new instructions: Do not give them to kids under 4. Drug companies recently announced they are voluntarily changing the labels for … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Milk for Babies Changed

WebMD Health News is reporting on a major change in baby nutrition advice that’s gone nearly unnoticed. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they’re 2 years old. Instead, … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes: With repellants, you’re covered

USA Today has a great report out on the effective ways to ward off mosquitoes and the sometimes serious illnesses their bites can cause. And, the best preventative does NOT include rubbing your skin with Bounce dryer sheets, eating garlic, … Continue reading

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