2016 Articles

Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Emory - 12/23/2016
The loss of a baby during pregnancy remains a sad reality for many families.  Learn about pregnancy and infant loss and about Harper's story, a story about a family who lost a child through stillbirth. 

Alcohol can be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties
Emory - 12/19/2016
During the holiday season, gatherins and parties are a aprt of the festivities.  Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths. 

Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients
Emory - 12/12/2016
Doctors should provide breast-feeding support and guidance to new mothers and pregnant women, an expert panel says. This includes education about the benefits of breast-feeding, encouragement and practical help on how to breast-feed, according to the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.

Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit - Drinking
Emory - 12/5/2016
Women have made major strides towards equality with men, but new research shows there's one way in which they are catching up that could be harmful: drinking.

Federal agencies express support for updated safe infant sleep recommendations
Emory - 12/2/2016
Federal agencies concerned with infant health and welfare today announced their support of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated recommendations on safe infant sleep.

Dealing with ADHD - What You Need to Know
Emory - 11/29/2016
Is your child in constant motion? Does he or she talk incessantly? Or have trouble focusing and prefer to daydream? Then your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Researchers Say DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika
Emory - 11/21/2016
DEET insect repellents won't harm a pregnant woman or her fetus when used as instructed to prevent infection with the Zika virus, a new research analysis suggests.

Risk of Opioid Addiction Up 37 Percent Among Young US Adults
Emory - 11/16/2016
Young adults in the United States are more likely to become addicted to prescription opioids than they were in years past. And they're more likely to use heroin, too, a new study says.

Study - Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood
Emory - 11/10/2016
Cleft lip is a relatively common birth defect that can be surgically repaired, and new research suggests that parents don't have to worry about long-term health problems for these children.

Heart Docs - Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke
Emory - 9/27/2016
"Parents should consider making their children's environment smoke-free because cigarette smoke exposure is harmful to children's long-term heart health and may shorten life expectancy," statement panel chair Dr. Geetha Raghuveer, a pediatric cardiologist, said in an AHA news release.

IHS Webinar/Sept 28/CEU Credit/FASD and Historical Trauma Considerations to Improve Care for Native People: Focus on Child Welfare and Domestic Violence
Emory - 9/26/2016
During this one hour seminar, the presenters will describe how prenatal alcohol exposure/FASD and historical and intergenerational trauma and grief are important influential factors in child welfare and domestic violence. 

September 29th and 30th Opioid Crisis in Women Webcast
Emory - 9/23/2016
Join us online Thursday and Friday, September 29–30, 2016, to be part of the national conversation on the opioid crisis in women. 

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby
Emory - 9/15/2016
Babies born to women with either diabetes or gestational diabetes -- diabetes that arises during pregnancy -- are at greater risk for complications at birth, a new study suggests.

Maine has second highest rate of babies born addicted to opioids
Emory - 9/13/2016
Maine ranked second among 28 states in 2012 for the number of babies born with a drug withdrawal syndrome primarily caused by exposure to opioids while in the womb, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday.

September is FASD Awareness MONTH and DAY
Emory - 9/9/2016
Exposure to alcohol from all types of beverages, including beer and wine, is poses a risk to developing babies at every stage of pregnancy.

The Allure of Alcohol - Why do Women Continue to Drink during Pregnancy?
Emory - 9/8/2016
Have you ever had a pregnant friend tell you, “it is OK to have just one glass of wine now and then, that’s what my doctor said,” or “my mother drank beer when she was pregnant with me, and I turned out fine.” 

New 2015 YRBS Sexual Minority Data Released
Emory - 9/6/2016
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips: By MotherToBaby Georgia
Emory - 9/5/2016
MotherToBaby Georgia provides free, confidential, reliable information from experts in pregnancy risk assessment.

Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy
Emory - 9/1/2016
Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don't run the risk of harming their infant's mental development, British researchers report.

Text4baby offers pregnant women and new moms the health information and tips they need most!
Emory - 8/23/2016
Here's how it works: Text the word BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for messages in Spanish), answer a few short prompts including your due date or baby's birth date, and reminders and useful info — timed to your pregnancy or baby's age — pop up on your screen three times a week. 

Fostering Resilience in Communities Affected by Trauma and Violence
Emory - 8/17/2016
Community violence can have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities; it is not uncommon for those affected to experience grief reactions and anger.

New Training on E-Cigarettes and Pregnancy for Health Professionals
Emory - 8/12/2016
E-Cigarettes and Pregnancy is a free, online interactive presentation on electronic nicotine delivery systems and their potential health effects during and after pregnancy, and discusses effective tobacco cessation treatments.

04 Aug 2016 | Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions

29 Jul 2016 | Seasonal Influenza Vaccine - Flu Shot during Pregnancy

19 Jul 2016 | Families Affected by Parental Substance Use

13 Jul 2016 | NIH Launches Moms Mental Health Matters

22 Jun 2016 | Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in 10 years

20 Jun 2016 | No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

20 Jun 2016 | NOFAS Affiliates Gather in Washington, DC