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A “Safer Way to Sleep” for babies

A new campaign to save babies’ lives is being embraced at hospitals across the country. The “Safer Way to Sleep” campaign gets rid of the traditional pink and blue blankets which have lined nurseries for years. “Every five days a baby dies from a sleep-related death in the state of Kentucky, which is really unfortunate,”  

Debunking the vaccination myths

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The annual observance highlights the importance of vaccination for people of  

Your guide to breastfeeding positions

Proper positioning when breastfeeding your newborn can make a big difference during early nursing when the baby – and mom – are adjusting to feeding. Sandi Brown, registered nurse and lactation consultant at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, said the key to getting a newborn baby in the proper position is to always support the two areas  

Download your 2017 back-to-school guide

Kids headed back to school in the next few weeks? You’re going to want to download this guide. It’s full of tips and advice from local experts, and will help you feel more prepared for the year ahead. Some stories include: 5 things you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten 3 tips to relieve  

Nutrition while nursing

Have you heard about all the food you supposedly need to eat for optimal nutrition while you’re breastfeeding? And  

Lower your preeclampsia risk

If you are planning a pregnancy or even thinking about having a baby in the near future, prenatal experts at St. Elizabeth Healthcare say that now is the time to start working with your medical team to prevent preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications. Starting early can help lower the risks for preeclampsia, a common complication in  

13 differences between a sports physical and an annual physical

Most students need an annual physical before they can start school or play sports, but do you know what the difference between a sports and an annual physical is? Before you schedule your child’s next appointment, check out the infographic below to learn more:     Click here to schedule an appointment today.      

Beware of this disease lurking in your public pool

Swimming and diarrhea just don’t mix. If you have diarrhea, stay out of the pool while you are  

5 pediatrician-approved tips for dressing your baby for hot weather

Although more babies are born during the summer months than any other time of year, the season can be a tricky one when it comes to knowing how to dress your baby. To celebrate the First Day of Summer, Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’ Florence office, offers five tips on how to  

Pediatricians urge parents to avoid giving kids fruit juice

Fruit juice might taste good, but it isn’t the best beverage choice for kids or babies. The American