Many new parents, who themselves remember being spanked when they were kids, are on the fence about whether to physically discipline their toddlers. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that spanking a young child increases that... more
It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive the flu vaccine. For... more
Parents considering storing some of your baby’s cord blood at a private cord blood bank, might want to read the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised policy statement on cord blood banking. Published in the January 2007 issue of Pediatrics,... more
My children prefer sedentary activities (e.g., drawing, reading, and video games) but I know that physical activity is important for good health. Do you have any tips for getting them interested in outdoor activities? more
The March of Dimes, a longtime advocate for premature babies and pregnant moms, is taking a new approach in its effort for “stronger, healthier babies.” Together with vaccine-producer Sanofi Pasteur, the March of Dimes has launched a campaign to bring... more
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