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Feedback Needed from Childbearing Women

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

Childbirth Connection is requesting feedback from childbearing women for a small online survey designed to help guide their maternity care decision aid partnership with the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.  The survey will gather information about how women use the Internet to find pregnancy and birth information and will support decision-making.  Women who are planning a pregnancy, are currently pregnant or who have been pregnant in the past two years are being asked to complete the brief, confidential online survey.  Participants are eligible to win a $50 Target gift card.  The survey closes on August 31.  

National Immunization Awareness Month

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The purpose of NIAM is to promote immunizations and remind family, friends and coworkers to get caught up on their shots.  The healthfinder.gov Web site includes resources for promoting NIAM in local communities, including a sample media announcement, sample tweets, e-cards, Web badges and more. 

New Resource on Medications and Breastfeeding

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

Need to know more about drugs and breastfeeding? LactMed can help. Find information about maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider.

Toy Keys with Remote Recalled by Battat Due to Choking Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 

Bravo Sports Recalls Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks Due to Fall Hazard

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 

Strollers Recalled by Phil & Teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 

Fisher-Price Recalls to Repair Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons due to Laceration Hazard

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 

Target Recalls Children’s Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 

New ACOG Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend mammography screening be offered annually to women beginning at age 40.  Previous guidelines recommended every one to two years starting at 40 and annually beginning at age 50.

Study: Maternal Depression and Child Behavior

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

A study in the July edition of the journal Pediatrics examines the impact of maternal depressive symptoms during toddlerhood on children’s behavior at the age of 5 years and investigated if formal or informal child care during the toddler years modified any relationship observed.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Checklist

Read Full Article - Date: 04-04-2012

The Let’s Move Child Care Checklist presents recommendations for childhood obesity prevention in early care and education.  Created as part of the Let’s Move Child Care Web site which was launched by the White Housein June, the checklist includes topics such as physical activity, screen time, food, beverages and infant feeding.  The checklist is based on the Nutrition and Physical Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), a research-tested intervention designed to enhance policies, practices, and environments in child care by improving the nutritional quality of food served, the amount and quality of physical activity, staff-child interactions, and facility nutrition and physical activity policies and practices and related environmental characteristics. 

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