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Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say...
SOURCE: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, news release, Dec. 21, 2016
12/21/2016

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends waiting at least 30 to 60 seconds after birth to clamp a healthy newborn's umbilical cord, citing potential health benefits.

The new guideline is a change from 2012, when ACOG expressed ...

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How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness...
SOURCE: Texas A&M College of Nursing, news release
1/12/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 -- Nearly all children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by age 2. But just because the infection is common doesn't mean it should be taken lightly, one nursing specialist warns.

Symptoms of this lung and respiratory infection -- coughing, sneezing and a runny...

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New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants...
SOURCES: Alkis Togias, M.D., division of allergy, immunology and transplantation, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md.; James Baker, M.D., CEO, Food Allergy Research & Education, McLean, Va.; J. Andrew Bird, M.D., associate professor, pediatrics and internal medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; Jan. 5, 2017, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
1/5/2017

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 -- Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

The recommendation comes from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other expert groups.

An...

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