• Breastfeeding a Small Baby Has Its Challenges

    Aug. 28

    When the nurses brought 4-pound, 9-ounce Naomi to her mom, Charlyne McWilliams, an hour after McWilliams’ unexpected c-section, there was worry about the baby’s ability to breastfeed. Arriving three weeks ahead of schedule, “she was ...
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  • Back to School: Dealing With Bullying

    Aug. 27

    For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they've been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychologist Bridget Biggs, Ph.D., says parents and ...
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  • How to Pump and Store Breastmilk

    Aug. 26

    If you are unable to breastfeed your baby directly, it is important to remove milk during the times your baby normally would feed. This will help you to continue making milk. Before you express breastmilk, ...
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  • Protect Your Teens

    Aug. 26

    Your children were vaccinated a lot when they were young, and those shots have helped protect them from disease. You probably think you’re done with immunizations. But there are some vaccines your teenagers should get ...
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  • Too Few Doctors Look Like Us

    Aug. 26

    Too few minorities in this country are pursuing careers in medicine, causing a serious lack of diversity among general practitioners and specialty doctors, according to a new report. For the study, researchers found that in ...
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  • Lift Up Black Babies With Healthiest Start in Life

    Aug. 25

    We don't have to look far into the news events to see black children undermined, undervalued and under attack by negative media narratives. In the past few months we have seen our children needlessly gunned ...
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  • Splitting up With Split Ends

    Aug. 25

    Every woman faces split ends at some point. What we do when they crop up is crucial. Once your ends have frayed, trimming them is the only sure-fire way of eliminating them, but prevention is ...
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  • Trauma Is a Public Health Problem

    Aug. 25

    There usually are four or five of them sitting in a small circle in the Pastor’s Parlor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church (RPC) in Roxbury, Massachusetts. They speak quietly and if you weren’t paying close attention ...
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