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Three baby feeding tips from baby expert duo on Instagram

LightFieldStudios/iStock(NEW YORK) — Ever struggled with feeding a baby? For many parents it can be a frustrating and messy event during every meal, but Megan McNamee and Judy Delaware are teaching other parents how simple it can be. They’re the founders and experts behind “Feeding Littles,” a website where they provide online courses for parents who are trying to learn …

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South Dakota launches ‘Meth. We’re On It.’ anti-drugs campaign

RapidEye/iStock(PIERRE, S.D.) — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem launched a new anti-drugs campaign aimed at tackling methamphetamine use in the state which she described as “growing at an alarming rate.” The campaign, branded “Meth. We’re on it.” will comprise public service announcements, commercials, billboards and social media ads featuring the “I’m on meth” tagline. Gov. Noem said the campaign sought …

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Three tips from baby whisperer to help newborns fall asleep

monkeybusinessimages/iStock(NEW YORK) — Peaceful nights are hard to come by for new parents. It is often an impossible task to soothe restless, crying newborns, but it’s a piece of cake for Cara Dumaplin, the founder and resident nurse of Taking Cara Babies. After helping parents who were struggling to get their babies to sleep, Dumaplin started Taking Cara Babies in …

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Marie Kondo’s five tips for tidying up with kids

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) — Since Marie Kondo released her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, many have followed her KonMari method in the pursuit of a clean home and items that “spark joy.” Now, the queen of tidying up is out with a new children’s book to show others that tidying up is not just an important life skill for …

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Mom whose son died three hours after birth donates milk she pumped in his honor

Sierra Stragheld(NEW YORK) — In a time of tremendous grief, one woman chose to help the babies of other moms to honor the one she lost. Sierra Strangfeld made the selfless decision to pump breast milk for donation, even though her baby was gone. Strangfeld had oped to breastfeed her baby boy, Samuel. But a little more than halfway through …

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Teenage athlete suddenly dies of mono after playing in a hockey game

Adam_Lazar/iStock(CHICAGO) — A teenage hockey player died suddenly after playing in a game from complications with mononucleosis – an infection he was not even aware that he had. Gabe Remy’s teammates on the Chicago Fury said that they could see signs he wasn’t feeling well last week but just figured that it was symptoms of the flu or perhaps something …

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Navy researchers working on PFAS-free firefighting foams that don’t pose a health risk

(U.S. Navy) PFAS-free firefighting foam was tested in late October at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C.(WASHINGTON) — Testing is still at a small scale, but U.S. Navy researchers are encouraged by their work to develop new firefighting foams that do not contain the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, that at high levels have been linked to increased health …

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Proposed Trump administration policy pushes for transparency in health care costs

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurance companies in an effort to increase transparency for consumers. Under the final rule, hospitals would also be required to publicly show the cost and description of a specific item or service online in an “easily-accessible” …

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Apple charges ahead into medical research; introduces Research app

Apple(NEW YORK) — We all want to live healthy lifestyles, and many of us follow along with the latest medical research. Getting large amounts of people to join research studies, however, can be a different story. “Clinical trials testing new medications are usually not difficult to enroll and people are generally willing to travel to the researcher’s office multiple times …

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School comes together to support ‘Super Nicholas’ as he awaits new kidney

Nicholas Corapi and his supporters at Hopedale Memorial. (Joe Corapi)(UXBRIDGE, Mass.) — Nicholas Corapi needs a new kidney, and his school is rallying around him while he waits for the perfect match. The 10-year-old’s mom, Kim Corapi, told Good Morning America that when he was born he was in kidney failure, something his parents found out while Nicholas was in …

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