The Life-Saving Reason To Save Baby Teeth

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If scientists have their way, the tooth fairy will soon be working overtime. Over the last two decades, parents have been paying thousands of dollars to bank newborn cord blood stem cells as a way to potentially treat diseases that may surface when a child gets older or for close family members with... Read more

AAP Checkup Updates: What You Need To Know

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From birth through toddlerhood, even the healthiest babies will have plenty of face time with their doctor. After all, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a checkup schedule with 10 visits in those first 24 months (in addition to care at birth). But an updated schedule, released today, outlines changes that will... Read more

Super Lice: How To Protect Your Kids

When you hear that a "super mutant" strain of lice has been found in 25 states, you probably don't feel great about sending your child off to school or daycare, where contagion takes on a super mutant speed of its own. Every year, about 12 million kids between the ages of 3 and... Read more

Got Breast Milk? It's No One's Business If You Share It

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Stop Fat-Shaming Babies: One Mom's Story

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When it comes to her infant daughter's weight, Caroline Stanley has heard it all. "Mushy, huge, enormous, gigantic, and a chunky monkey," she lists in a Refinery29 article, "among other things." Stanley actually found it funny the first time a stranger ever pointed out her baby's weight, but when it kept happening, she stopped... Read more

Woman Adopts 4 Kids Of Best Friend, A Cancer Victim

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This isn't your average pinky promise between BFFs. When single mom Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer in August 2014, she asked her best friend if she would take care of her four daughters if anything were to happen to her. Laura Ruffino, pals with Diamond since fifth grade, didn't hesitate for a second.... Read more

How Does Your State Rank In Child Well-Being?

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It’s a great time to raise children in the Midwest and New England. These regions include eight of the top 10 states (along with New Jersey and Utah) that have the highest overall well-being for American children, according to new information released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book.... Read more

Hospital Throws Leukemia Patient, 4, Dream Wedding

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Here's proof that you only need 12 hours to plan the perfect wedding. Earlier this week, Matt Hickling, a nurse at the Melodies Center at the Albany Medical Center, got word that one of his usual patients was coming into the clinic. But 4 year old Abby, who has Leukemia, had more than just treatment on her... Read more

Leah Still, 5, Takes Home ESPY Award (Video)

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The Jimmy V. Perseverance Award at last night's ESPY awards went to an inspiring little girl who's battled a big fight. Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still accepted the award on behalf of his daughter Leah, age 5. Leah was unable to attend the ESPYs; she's still recovering from chemotherapy treatment for her Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare... Read more

How Temporary Names Put Newborns At Risk

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What's in a name? As it turns out, important safety provisions. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that newborns' "temporary" names, like Babyboy and Babygirl, can lead to major consequences in the hospital. "There can be no delay in providing identification wristbands to newborns," the study says. That means... Read more