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Pediatricians Release New Guidance For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:41:00 -0400

Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months of their lives, and ideally, the entire first year. That's a key recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:42:00 -0400

Dennis Ogbe got polio at age 3 in Nigeria. He's gone on to win medals in the Paralympics. And he hopes the battle against polio will be won, despite its reappearance in his homeland.

New Guidelines To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Released

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice out for parents to protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,500 babies each year in the U.S.

How Can Your Home Make You Sick?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400

When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0400

The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.

WEBCAST: The Cost And Quality Conundrum Of Child Care

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:05:00 -0400

High-quality, affordable child care can be difficult to find. A webcast looked at the issues and a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

What Makes For Quality Child Care? It Depends Whom You Ask

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400

Parents look for a place where their child will be loved and happy, but often have to make decisions based on cost and location. Researchers are looking for a rich developmental experience.

'Hooligan Sparrow' Fights For Justice For Sexually Assaulted Schoolgirls

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:17:00 -0400

It happened in China. One of the men who reportedly assaulted them was their school principal. We talk to the director of a documentary about this case.

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:03:00 -0400

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.

Why Is The News About TB So Bad?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

A report from the World Health Organization shows that it's not a disease of the past — it's a disease of the present and likely to be a continuing problem in the future.

West Virginia Grapples With High Drug Costs

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:04:28 -0400

Climbing drug prices are taking a toll on West Virginia's budget, some state legislators say. Expensive drugs fuel an increase in Medicaid spending, which leaves less money for schools and roads.

Some Singers Sing About Love. He Sings About ... Hand-Washing

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:51:00 -0400

Or maybe it is a love song. As Nigerian pop star Sunny Aji puts it, "Because I love you so much, I don't want you to fall sick." So ... lather up!

Vote Now: What Question Should We Investigate About The World's Girls?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:16:00 -0400

We've gathered over 100 questions from readers and now we'd love for you to vote on our three finalists. We'll report on the winner.

I'm Just Drawn This Way: Teen Finds Gender Identity Through Art

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Long before Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley had the words to describe his identity, he used art as an outlet. Drawing was more than a hobby for him; it was a way to find comfort when nothing else fit.

A Pediatrician's View Of Paid Parental Leave

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:55:00 -0400

Paternity leave can make a big difference in a dad's long-term engagement with the child, doctors find. Paid family leave also fosters breastfeeding and reduces the incidence of maternal depression.