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Stephanie Skernivitz



Low-income parents who spank toddlers may foster aggression later

September 23, 2009

Impoverished parents who spank their one-year-old children may encourage aggressive behaviors and cognitive delays in their children for the next two years.

States are rewarded for adoptions via foster care

September 15, 2009

A total of 38 states will receive $38 million in incentives from HHS because of their efforts to raise the number of foster care-related adoptions.

Flu vaccinations more important than ever

September 11, 2009

In the wake of the ongoing H1N1 flu outbreak and the start of the latest round of seasonal flu, the word to parents of all children is to vaccinate sooner than later.

How to train a good Samaritan

September 09, 2009

Parents who start early in building the concept of relational connections or affiliations with infants can assist in fostering altruistic behaviors down the road, new research shows.

Rate of death low for home births

September 03, 2009

A large study found that the mortality rates for home births were actually better than those in a hospital.

FDA gives OK to drugs for seizures, allergies

August 26, 2009

In the last week, FDA has approved two pediatric-related drugs - one (vigabatrin) treats infantile spasms and the other (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) targets symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies and chronic hives in young children.