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  • New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time

    New CDC Report Says Kids Get Too Much Screen Time
    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests kids are getting way too much screen time. The study asserts that 98% of 12 to 15 year olds watch television daily, many exceeding the 2 hour a day time limit recommended by...
  • 'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day

    'Spectrum of Kindness' Debuts on Autism Awareness Day
    Today, at the State Capitol's Autism Awareness Day ceremony, the Hospital for Special Care, located in New Britain, debuted a new online resource called the Spectrum of Kindness (www.spectrumofkindness.org). "It's an opportunity for families to share...
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Education Bill On Hold For Now

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Education Bill On Hold For Now
    This Mommy Minute segment aired on Fox CT last week, profiling Mystic mom, Lisa Saunders, who was asking legislators to make Connecticut the second state in the nation, after Utah, to require education about CMV, cytomegalovirus, to expectant mothers. ...
  • CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise

    CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Rise
    According to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This is 30% higher than previous estimates.  The new data was collected by researchers...
  • Autism Awareness Day

    Autism Awareness Day
    Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world! Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, for the past 7, Autism Speaks celebrates "Light It Up Blue", which is a global initiative that kicks off ...
  • CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

    CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed first-of-their-kind voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies at school. According to the report, studies show that 16-18% of kids with food allergies have had a reaction from...
  • 'MotherToBaby CT' Launches For Mother's Day

    'MotherToBaby CT' Launches For Mother's Day
    A CDC-recommended non-profit organization has been launched in time for Mother's Day.  Through 'MotherToBaby CT', experts will be able to provide the public with free answers to the many questions that arise during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Read...
  • CDC says kids need to cut back on salt

    CDC says kids need to cut back on salt
    It's open season on salt and the shaker is pointed at kids. A recently released study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that about 90 percent of children 6-18 years old eat too much sodium, more than 3,300 milligrams...
  • City hands out information for Falls Prevention Week

    City hands out information for Falls Prevention Week
    Falls Prevention Week runs from Sept. 21-27, and the Baltimore City Health Department is supplying residents age 60 and over, caregivers and disabled residents with a free night light and fall prevention information. Officials in Maryland and beyond...
  • Learning to install car seats right can save kids' lives

    Learning to install car seats right can save kids' lives
    WINTER SPRINGS — Marc Soloff became a grandfather this month, and one of the first things he did was make sure he knew how to safely install little Jazmyn's car seat. Soloff was among the parents and grandparents who took advantage of a free car-...
  • The dangers of not vaccinating children

    The dangers of not vaccinating children
    I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story. In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...