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Give Thanks and Be Healthy

The following post is written by Amber McGuerty and Paula Meeks at Woman’s Food and Nutrition Services As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, remember to be thankful for your health and continue to practice good nutrition habits. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a dish to share, you can modify your recipes to have […]

5 Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Diabetes Risk

November is National Diabetes Month, observed to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The following post was written by Elisa Zied for In recent years, there’s been an upward trend in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

What Can I Do About Childhood Obesity?

The following post was written by Jennifer M. Zweigle, RDN, LDN with Woman’s Hospital. Childhood obesity is a complex problem without a single cause. In spite of increasing awareness, the prevalence of overweight and obese children continues to increase. Many parents think their children will outgrow their weight problem, but this is a big misconception. […]

4 Tips For Reducing Your Halloween Candy Haul

By now the ghosts and ghouls have vanished for another year, but you’re still stuck with mounds of chocolate and sugar from your trick or treating. According to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a Halloween bag with 60 pieces of “fun-size” treats contain an estimated 4,800 calories — including 1.5 cups of fat and 3 cups […]

Is it the baby blues or postpartum depression?

Your body goes through many hormonal changes after you give birth. Some women experience the “baby blues,” which are weepy, sad feelings that usually start on the second or third day after birth and last around 10 days. About 8 out of 10 new mothers experience the baby blues. In some women, hormonal changes can […]

Why is skin-to-skin contact beneficial for moms and babies?

Skin-to-skin contact has excellent benefits for both you and baby. During skin-to-skin contact, baby can feel your warmth and hear your heartbeat and breathing. Relaxing hormones are released in both you and baby, allowing you to bond. Frequent eye and voice contact during skin-to-skin helps with bonding as well. The practice also promotes baby’s natural […]

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand

  Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, Oct. 24, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]

How to Make Home Safe for Your Baby

There are many precautions you can take to make your home as safe as possible for your baby.

Tricks to Keep Your Little Pumpkin Safe This Halloween

CommentsPosted by: stephensanches on Oct 05, 2015 in Babies, Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

 Pumpkins, parties and candy! Halloween is certainly a treat for kids, but with safety issues hiding behind every corner, parents can find the holiday downright scary. You know to keep your children away from Jack-O’-Lanterns and any other lit candles (right? just checking), but you’ve also got to be smart on the street. To keep you from […]

Easy and Healthy After-School Snacking

The following post is written by Paula Meeks, registered dietitian with Woman’s Hospital. Children of all ages have a tendency to get hungry every few hours, and now that school has started, it is not unusual for them to arrive home after school and be very hungry. A snack can provide much needed energy for after-school activities and […]

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