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SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndr...

Expert Tips For Battling Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Seed | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an uncommon sleep disorder that usually affects children under the age of 1. We spoke to John Long, M.D., of Ol...

Safer Sleep for Babies: New Guidelines

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Moms and Dads, here's some important news: there are new guidelines you should know about that can help your baby sleep more safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations for sleep safety and protection against SIDS.

What Pediatricians Should Be Telling New Parents

Harvey Karp | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

We have cut SIDS deaths by over 50%. It's an enormous success and cause for celebration, but our work is far from done.

Bumper Pads Deemed Unsafe For Babies | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents

Bumper pads should never be used in infants’ cribs, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This recommend...

Sara Gaynes

Chicago Bans Sale Of Crib Bumpers | Sara Gaynes | Posted 11.09.2011 | Parents

Chicago passed a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads Thursday night, amidst concern that babies can suffocate on the bumpers. It's the first city to p...

Laura Stampler

The Secret Lives of Co-Sleepers | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

One of the first people Sara Jones Rust remembers after giving birth to her son, Beckett, is the nurse who saw her sleeping soundly with the baby. "Do...

'Impossible Pursuits' on film: A Q&A with Ayelet Waldman

Katie Hafner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Katie Hafner

Like the protagonist of her 2006 novel, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Ayelet Waldman is a Jewish redhead who attended Harvard Law School and is ...

Gisele Bundchen, Nutrition Expert?

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

A breastfeeding law will not be passed soon, but there is a moral, ethical and medical imperative to get this nutrition information to mothers and families any way we can.

Educated Mothers Get All the Credit, Everyone Feels the Heat

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

More news on inequality for children according to the education levels of their mothers. Do more educated parents do it better, or are there other thi...

Racial Disparity In Cook County Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

African-American infants in Cook County are 12 times more likely to die of sleep-related causes than white infants, according to researchers at Childr...

Parents' Smoking Gives 15,000 Children A Year Asthma, Doctors Warn

The Guardian | Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tens of thousands of children in the UK every year get asthma, chest infections and ear problems because they are exposed to smoke from their parents'...

Hope For SIDS Kids And Their Parents

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recently, a little bit of good news finally surfaced in the hunt for what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): abnormal serotonin levels in the baby's brain.

SIDS Babies And Serotonin Study Reveals Missing Link | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers may have solved the mystery of what makes some babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which kills more than 2,300 bab...

Postpartum Depression: How Sleep Can Help

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

It's probably no surprise to frayed and exhausted new moms that repeated waking from deep sleep and hours of the taped yelps of crying babies are used to train Navy Seals to endure torture.

How First Candle is Fighting SIDS

Emma Byrne Rooney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emma Byrne Rooney

Every year, First Candle celebrates another year of helping babies survive and thrive with a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing under the stars.

Babies Dying at Alarming Rates: Calling Attention to a National Problem

Barbara A. Himes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Himes

According to national statistics, of the 4,500 sudden, unexpected infant deaths that occur each year in the United States, at least 8 out of 10 happen when the baby is sleeping with an adult.

Premonitions and Spirituality

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Premonitions are often regarded as unrelated to spirituality, but there are profound connections. The most obvious involves love.

Cutting Risk of SIDS Could Be as Easy as Using a Fan

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

SIDS may never have a "cure," but we can learn how to reduce its risk and take those precautions every single day. Adding a fan to your baby's room is an inexpensive and easy thing to do.

How To Piss Off A Parent

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Amanda Peet's real mistake? Daring to give other parents advice. She should know by now that the only answer is a wistful smile and a silly anecdote.