• Technology can both improve and hinder family relationships, survey says

    Cambridge University has released a report on how information and communication technology affects family life. The conclusion: Technology can both improve and hinder family relationships. LA Times, 7/7/2011

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  • Should Prenatal Care Be Extended to Dads?

    We all know that stress and anxiety in a pregnancy are bad for both mom and baby, sometimes putting infants at risk for early health problems. But researchers from the University of Missouri contend that inattentive fathers who fail to provide adequate support for expectant mothers may also contribute to these deficiencies. TIME, 6/21/2011

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  • Portable pools pose drowning risks for tots

    A new Pediatrics study quantified the dangers that portable pools present to small children. About two dozen children, almost all under the age of 5, drown in portable pools each year, it reported. With summer approaching and portable pools becoming a more financially friendly option, this study, analyzing a total of 209 pool-related deaths from

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  • Providing Help to Spouses of PTSD Sufferers

    The spouses of those coming home from war with post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) often suffer through tremendous amounts of stress of their own.  A program was started at Walter Reed Hospital to help these wives take better care of themselves.  According to the report, the government lists some 78,000 soldiers with PTSD, but there

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  • FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick to Premature Infants

    SimplyThick is designed to help premature babies swallow, but some babies are developing an intestinal disorder that has already proven fatal twice.  Two premature infants died as a result of having the thickening agent SimplyThick added to their breast milk or formula.  There have been 15 cases reported from around the country – all premature

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  • Helping Kids Beat Depression… By Treating Mom

    Successfully treating a mother with depression isn't just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children's mental health, new research shows. The Wall Street Journal, 5/17/2011

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  • Toddlers With Low Self-Control Face Problems in Adulthood

    Kids who scored low on assessments of self-control as toddlers were more likely to have adult difficulties including health problems, alcohol dependence, financial problems and a criminal record, a new study shows (kids were assessed on measures of self-control by parents, researchers and teachers every few years during childhood). The Wall Street Journal, 1/24/2011 KEEP

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  • Grown-Up Problems Start at Bedtime

    Children who have persistent sleep problems are more likely in later years to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders and to abuse alcohol and drugs than kids without sleep problems, studies show. The Wall Street Journal, 1/19/2011

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  • Movement Aims to Restore Play to the Lives of Children

    Sarah Wilson has started a movement to give kids the chance to do something we took for granted years ago when children went to kindergarten- to play, to pretend, to use one's imagination, and to interact with other children.  These opportunities seem to be greatly needed in the kindergartens of today, where one is more

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  • Home and Family Resources

      Parenting- The Home of Parenting and Baby Talk Parenting Magazine has long been the premier magazine for moms looking for honest, real-world advice on raising children; it also strives to provide the emotional support moms need to enjoy their full lives.  Expectant mothers and new parents will also enjoy Babytalk.  Information for both audiences can

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