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Montefiore Ramps Up Education on the Value of Breastfeeding, Including Potential Perks for New Moms

Breastfeeding can have many benefits for babies like helping strengthen their immune system, but getting comfortable with breastfeeding can take practice and persistence for new moms and their newborns. To help educate patients, the community and employees about breastfeeding best practices, Montefiore Health System will launch a week-long program in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week 2015, which will begin on Monday, August 3.

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"Concussions Most Common During Practice." Pre-Season Tips for Students, Coaches, and Parents

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Group Launches Plan to Reduce Youth Problems by 20 Percent in a Decade

A national coalition of experts that includes two University of Washington researchers has a bold plan to reduce behavioral health problems such as violence and depression among young people across the country by 20 percent in a decade.

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Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

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Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report that a nuanced, targeted version of parental control over gene expression, is the method of choice over classic genomic imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical imprinting is particularly prevalent in the brain, and skews the genetic message in subpopulations of cells so that mom, or dad, has a stronger say. The mechanism can influence offspring behavior, and because it is observed more frequently than classic imprinting, appears to be preferred.

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Small Study Affirms Accuracy of Free Mobile App That Screens for Liver Disease in Newborns

In a small study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report they have verified the ability of a free smartphone app to accurately read, interpret and record the color of a newborn’s poop as a possible early symptom of biliary atresia (BA) — a rare disorder that accounts for nearly half of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States.

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UT Pediatric Nursing Expert Can Give Advice on Getting Kids Off to a Healthy Start This School Year

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World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto eight-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection.