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Pediatricians Say Infants Should Sleep In Parents’ Room For First Year

A recent recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to sleep in the same room as their infants, but not in the same bed. Best practices recommend that parents share the room with their child for the first year of his or her life.

“The guideline says room sharing is most important for . . . → Read More: Pediatricians Say Infants Should Sleep In Parents’ Room For First Year

Libraries can be a health lifeline for people most at risk

Here’s a bit of news to gladden your heart this holiday season: libraries are still a source of knowledge, information and comfort to people who need them most.

“Some people would argue that libraries are old-fashioned, outmoded institutions that are irrelevant in the digital age,” said senior study author Carolyn Cannuscio, a social epidemiologist at . . . → Read More: Libraries can be a health lifeline for people most at risk

Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

Rebellion and defiance have been part of the teenage years as long as there have been teenagers. Parents and adults in charge pull in one direction, teenagers pull in another.

An article in the New York Times examines the recent studies that show how this tendency for rebellion can be used to get teenagers to . . . → Read More: Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

High Blood Pressure in Children

Pediatricians warn that adult conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are becoming more common in children due to increase in child obesity.

“Experts say that neither parents nor their children’s doctors are sufficiently aware of this health problem and its potentially serious consequences, including lasting organ damage. Too often, these experts say, abnormally high . . . → Read More: High Blood Pressure in Children