Marni Fogelson-Teel

Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Having a premature baby can be a stressful situation for a variety of reasons, with one concern being a particular type of brain hemorrhage believed to be caused by low blood pressure. The latest

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Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

Revised pediatrician guidelines enable doctors to take an active role in preventing childhood obesity

The rates of childhood obesity have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years, with nearly 32% of young people between the ages of 2 and 19 years-old found to be

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This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

From the moment babies open their eyes, we coo, we hover, we make silly faces and noises. And while we’ve been told that baby’s vision is limited and generally only able to discern light from

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This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

We’ve all heard the phrase: “You need to learn how to walk before you can run,” but for one (really) little lady in Arizona, the phrase needs some modification. Ellie Farmer, now twenty

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CorkiMats are comfy play mats made from sustainable cork, bamboo, and organic cotton

CorkiMats are comfy play mats made from sustainable cork, bamboo, and organic cotton

Pillobebe’s cushy CorkiMats look comfy enough even for moms and dads to take some much-deserved rest, though these play mats were actually created to provide a safe and fun place for little ones to

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Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

Handmade wooden Avakai Dolls use smart technology to communicate with each other

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Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Green spaces around schools linked to smarter, more attentive kids

Spending time in nature gives most of us a feeling of peace and wholeness with the earth as well as a mood boost, but those feel-good emotions are usually not enough for scientists who are forever

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Photographer’s ‘Idiot Box’ series captures telling images of children’s faces while watching TV

Photographer’s ‘Idiot Box’ series captures telling images of children’s faces while watching TV

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Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Costs of environmental health conditions in California children = $254 million annually

Want to put a price tag on the havoc that preventable environmental hazards such as air pollution, pesticides, and common chemicals wreak on our children’s health? The Public Health

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Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

Australian court overturns ban on mother breastfeeding her child after getting a tattoo

A 20 year-old Australian mom was banned from breastfeeding her 11 month-old child by an Australian Federal Court Circuit Judge this week because she recently got a tattoo. Getting inked while

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Silly, rambunctious playtime with dad has developmental benefits for kids

Silly, rambunctious playtime with dad has developmental benefits for kids

Moms who are the primary caregivers for young ones can often feel frustrated with dads and how they seem to parent differently. Dads are notorious for arriving on the scene, usually after a long day, and

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Kutchu’s biodegradable natural rubber play mat is a non-toxic landing for tummy time and play

Kutchu’s biodegradable natural rubber play mat is a non-toxic landing for tummy time and play

Babies spend hours rolling around and practicing tummy time on their play mat, which makes it all the more surprising that so many are made from vinyl or foam and a garden variety of toxins and chemicals.

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Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

The use of DDT has been banned in the United States for over forty years, but its toxic effects continue to run rampant. A study utilizing blood samples of pregnant women from fifty years ago found that

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Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

Economists estimate the stress of parenting costs $66,000 per kid

No matter how minimalist and thrifty you try to be, raising kids ends up being expensive in today’s world. Some potential costs include childcare or school, music classes, sports, birthday parties

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Cambridge University will hire a LEGO Professor to research play in education, development & learning

Cambridge University will hire a LEGO Professor to research play in education, development & learning

Prestigious Cambridge University, where brilliant minds including Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin all studied, may soon see a heavy uptick in applications, perhaps filled out by slightly

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Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

Study finds that babies know how to show empathy & understand when adults are sad

They cry, they want lots of attention, and they want it NOW! From the moment a baby is born, it can seem to be all about them and what they’re feeling, even if they don’t have the words to

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Kids can make their own puppets or stuffed animals with Cate and Levi’s eco-friendly kits

Kids can make their own puppets or stuffed animals with Cate and Levi’s eco-friendly kits

The long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time for kids to be creative: Cate and Levi‘s make-your-own puppets or stuffed animal kits are an awesome, eco-friendly activity from a company with a

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HOW TO: Make gooey & delicious vegan, gluten-free sweet potato brownies

HOW TO: Make gooey & delicious vegan, gluten-free sweet potato brownies

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