SATURDAY, Dec. 16, 2017 -- When families travel during the holidays, they must contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children's safety should always come first, a leading pediatricians' group says.
When taking a train or airplane, it may seem inconvenient to have to worry about car safety seats. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents make sure their children ride in an age-appropriate car seat or booster seat. Older children who no longer require car seats should always wear a seat belt, the group noted.
THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread.
The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated.
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 -- It's long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes.
"This finding may have a profound effect on how pregnant women are screened and treated -- not only for diabetes, but also for elevated blood sugar levels during pregnancy," said Dr. Barry Goldberg, a child heart specialist who reviewed the new study. He's chief of pediatric cardiology at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y.
FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 -- It's fun to celebrate the holidays, but week after week of festivities can add up to weight gain if you aren't careful. Pre-planning is key if you don't want to start next year with an even bigger weight loss goal.
This is the perfect time of year to step up exercise. Adding 15 minutes a day every day can help burn off some of the extra calories you'll be eating at all those family dinners and office parties.