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Verne Troyer Shares Frightening Story Of How He Nearly Died As An Infant

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.28.2016 | OWN

“Austin Powers” star Verne Troyer, who was born with dwarfism, faced a frightening brush with death when he was just two months old. As the actor ...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

Two New Health Studies Are Worrying Parents. Here's What You Need to Know.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents

Parents and parents-to-be can often be on the receiving end of "expert" advice that is confusing, if not downright contradictory. And when scientific ...

No Sh*#, Sherlock

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

No sh*#, Sherlock. How fun is this phrase? C'mon, you've used at least once in your life. You know . . . the answer or outcome is so completely obviou...

Why SIDS Skyrockets On New Year's Day

Yahoo | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

Although sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has gone down significantly over the years -- mainly thanks to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “B...

44 Days and Counting...

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Healthy Birth Day

One day, around 31 weeks, his kicking stopped. Nothing. No dancing. No rolling. No jabs to the ribs. Just worry. I told my doctor about the change in movement. Luckily, she took me very seriously, and sent me for special tests.

Looking To Paris For Our Very Survival

Gaston Browne | Posted 12.12.2015 | Impact
Gaston Browne

We have a very real stake in what comes out of Paris -- it is called survival. We cannot allow the Paris agreement to be one that we know will cause us to have a climate that is warming at a rate that is likely to be catastrophic for us.

Our Ocean Is Our Future

Dame Meg Taylor | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Dame Meg Taylor

In the Pacific, climate change is here. It is happening now. And it is devastating. As a result, we need our ocean more than ever to continue to protect and nurture us. And now, at the climate talks in Paris, our ocean needs us.

My Caribbean Dream

I. Rhonda King | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
I. Rhonda King

Whatever happens in Paris this year, I have a dream, a Caribbean Dream, in which an eco-friendly consciousness arises and sets its sight on the perfect balance between being and doing

Do You Believe in Destiny?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 11.29.2015 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Do you believe in destiny or are you one of those "that's just a coincidence" kind of people? Let's say you've been dying to go to a concert and your...

To The Mother Of A Rainbow Baby

Heather Spohr | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Heather Spohr

Every day, you'll love your babies -- all of them -- just a little bit more, until one day, that love overtakes the pain.

Simon and Back to the Future

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

If I could, I would travel back to Lankenau Hospital on October 2, 2004, when I was admitted for pre-term labor. I would request an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check my heart. They checked the flux capacitor before traveling through time.

5 SIDS Myths That Won't Go Away

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents

Every year in the United States, an estimated 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of those deaths are classified as Sudden Infant Death ...

Meet The Incredible Groups Helping Families In Their Darkest Moments

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents

Pregnancy and infant loss are relatively common. Estimates suggest that among women who know they are pregnant, 15 to 20 out of every 100 will miscarr...

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
Phyllis Sudman

Today I am sitting at my son's graveside. It is where I have spent the last ten Yom Kippur holidays. This is called the Day of Atonement. Most Jews spend this holiest of days in synagogue praying and fasting. We are tasked with evaluating our behavior and asking for forgiveness. I used to do it this way.

My Fear of Shark Attacks

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

You would never send your child into the ocean if you saw a shark. You would never send your child into a pool if you saw lightning. Let's treat our kids' hearts with the same sense of caution and urgency because the real threat to our kids may not be found in the water or sky. It is likely hiding in their chest.

Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Result of Stubbornness?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

Shining a Light on Our Dreams: A Conversation With Author Bridget Foley

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.02.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget Foley is the author of the debut novel, Hugo & Rose, a story where a woman's life long dreams intersects painfully with her everyday life. I spoke with Foley about honesty, dreams, and motherhood.

SIDS May Be Linked To Elevation

Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 05/25/2015 05:13 AM EDT on LiveScience Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters)...

Mother's Day After Losing a Child

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

I never got to celebrate a Mother's Day with Simon. He arrived just before Thanksgiving and left right after the New Year. However, the legacy he left for our family and others will forever be celebrated and cherished on days like Sunday.

Catherine Pearson

These Parents Are Teaching Others How To Prevent What Tragically Killed Their Baby | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents

In the weeks after the birth of their son Charlie, Maura and Sam Hanke were the picture of exhausted, blissed-out new parents. Maura's pregnancy had b...

Why Boring Is Best: Un-Decorating Your Baby's Crib

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It's hard to go against our instinct as parents as it's rarely helpful. However when it comes to setting up the crib for a newborn our instinct to bundle and package our children in soft, abundant bedding may be intuitive, but it's not smart.

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

Over Half Of Babies In U.S. Sleep With Unsafe Bedding

Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN Mon Dec 1, 2014 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. parents say their babies sleep with pillows, blankets an...

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.