Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by Joanna Storey, MD August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week this year, an opportunity for communities around the world to celebrate and promote breastfeeding and its benefits for moms and babies. Breast milk truly is...
Air Travel Tips

Air Travel Tips

Traveling with children can be a delight and a challenge. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has the following tips for safe and stress-free family air travel. Please use the tips in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. General...
Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning can really throw you for a loop. After eating germ-infected food, a person can develop sudden and severe symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Medical treatment is usually not needed, but home care is important. If your child develops food poisoning,...
What Is Salmonella?

What Is Salmonella?

What Is Salmonella? Salmonella is a kind of bacteria, with many different types. The type responsible for most infections in humans is carried by chickens, cows, pigs, and reptiles (such as turtles, lizards, and iguanas). Another, rarer form — called Salmonella...