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Report Ranks Best And Worse Counties For Infant Health

The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2012

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Numbers Show Home Births On The Rise

A Michigan midwife says she’s been seeing a lot of older and younger moms who want to have their babies at home as the latest numbers show a nearly 30% rise in home births over 5 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2012

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Survey Reveals Most Moms Miss The Mark On Germ Knowledge

The survey revealed that the majority of moms scored in the ‘D’ range – meaning that most don’t make the grade when it comes to minimizing the spread of germs in the nursery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2012


BabyCenter Unveils Top Baby Names Of 2011

BabyCenter released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2011.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2011


Safe Sleep Tips for Your Baby

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development offers a “Safe Sleep Top 10”; easy for parents and caregivers to follow.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2011


‘Infant Safe Sleep Month’ Brings Awareness To Families

September is Infant Safe Sleep Month in Michigan. The idea is to help families reduce the likelihood of babies dying from suffocation or sudden infant death.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2011


Study: Parents Turning Child Car Seats Too Early

A new report out of Mott Children’s Hospital shows almost three-fourths of parents switched their child to a forward-facing car seat before they should.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2011

CDC: Majority Of U.S. Hospitals Don’t Fully Support Breastfeeding

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows missed opportunities for preventing childhood obesity beginning at birth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2011

Beatrice Diaz, left, and her daughter Haily Parker,3 pose for a photo with her son Garrison Diaz, 8, at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Diaz unexpectedly went into labor at 24 weeks while pregnant with Garrison, who after delivery was so fragile she was not even allowed to hold him for a month. Today he is in a wheelchair and has the mental capacity of a 9-month old. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

Preemie Birth Preventive Spikes From $10 To $1,500

The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2011

This undated handout photo provided by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) shows a Summer Infant video baby monitor. (AP Photo/CPSC)

Video Baby Monitors Recalled

Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2011