| Jul 14, 2010
Attention, expectant dads: Moms aren't the only ones who experience health risks before or after birth.
Even though fathers-to-be don't go through the physical changes of carrying a child, some have insomnia, nausea, irritability or even labor pains, a...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 9:59 PM
Dr. Robert M. Chanock, a virologist who made a remarkable series of discoveries about respiratory viruses in the 1960s and 1970s, including the isolation of the deadly respiratory syncytial virus and four para- influenza viruses, died Aug. 4 at a...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:09 PM
When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
| Sep 15, 2010
Before entering in to any post-natal work, get your doctor's permission and clearance for physical activity first! Remember your body is not exactly the same as it once was. You can not just do everything you are used to. However you can do a lot more...
| Jun 16, 2010
Pregnant women are advised to create a hospitable environment for their developing baby by eating right, taking prenatal vitamins and abstaining from alcohol.
Some doctors say stress reduction - or help coping with extreme circumstances - should be added...
| Sep 8, 2010
Two weeks after her baby came into the world, Alicia Crews was still scared to hold her new daughter, Indira, against her breast.
She was 1 pound, 3 ounces at birth — about the size of a newborn puppy.
"She's so light, I couldn't feel her on me,"...
| May 25, 2010
After a difficult pregnancy, weeks of bed rest and an emergency cesarean section, Liz Logelin got only a quick peek at her daughter before the newborn, healthy but premature, was whisked away to the neonatal unit.
The next day, a nurse arrived with a...
| Jun 30, 2010
Concern about a newborn's bacterial flora is not a topic you're likely to hear discussed in the waiting room of the maternity ward — but that may change. A new study has found that the way in which babies are delivered exposes them to specific...
| Jul 8, 2010
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common surgery in the country is now cesarean delivery of infants, also known as C-sections.
Although an acceptable rate has not been established for this type of...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 12:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- The government took a big step Wednesday toward eliminating from stores, hotels and daycare centers any crib with a side rail that can be raised and lowered - so-called drop-side cribs.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed new...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Neighbors are being credited with saving the lives of two Joliet men who had heart attacks while removing snow Tuesday. The separate incidents happened about …...