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Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding

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Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. But many women still don’t know where to turn for help when breast feeding doesn’t go as smoothly as they imagined it would.

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Teens: Want to Sleep in on School Days?

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a new policy, which outlined chronic sleep deficits in our nation’s adolescents.

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National Physician Assistant Leader Available to Speak about Growth of PA Profession

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Lawrence Herman, PA-C, Chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Chair of NYIT’s Physican Assistant Studies Program says the outlook is positive for the profession and its growing number of educational programs.

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How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School

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Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement.

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Know Your Body: Know Your Risk

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women, with about 22,000 diagnosed and 14,000 dying from the disease each year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention.

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As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

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As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.

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Facts and Myths About Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements

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Clinicians and patients have become concerned about the possible, but unproven links between calcium supplements and heart attacks. Professors at Florida Atlantic University provide reassurance, supporting the benefits of these important supplements, and emphasizing that there is no strong evidence for hazards on heart attacks.

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Ready to Help Your Family Get Healthy? Take the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association (AHA) has an easy and fun way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity.

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Pig Pheromone Proves Useful in Curtailing Bad Behavior in Dogs

A professor at Texas Tech discovers Androstenone can stop dogs from barking, jumping.

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Latino and African-American High School Students Take On Biomedical Research

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The Samuels Family LA-HIP is a biomedical internship and college preparatory program that gives minority students the opportunity to pursue their own research alongside nationally-renowned investigators.

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