Archive for December 2013

2013: A Year of Promise for Healthy Moms & Babies

Friday, December 20th, 2013

For maternal and child health, 2013 has been a year of promise. Expanded access to health care and a commitment to reducing disparities, passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, revised guidelines for term pregnancy, new recommendations on immunization and oral healthcare during pregnancy, and momentum on issues like maternal mental health and newborn screening are…  read more >>

Pregnancy, Parenting, & the Flu Shot: What You Should Know

Friday, December 13th, 2013

by Bette Begleiter & Mazvita Nyamukapa Maternity Care Coalition Many of us have suffered through the flu without tragic consequences. But it is important to remember that the virus can have catastrophic complications that can result in death – especially among vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, babies, young children, the elderly, immune-compromised individuals, and…  read more >>

A New Tool for Family Flu Protection

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

by Mark Smolinski Director of Global Health Threats Skoll Global Threats Fund Among a mom’s top priorities is knowing her child’s environment and providing protection, especially during baby’s earliest weeks and months. But busy parents need quality resources and up-to-date information to help them keep their children healthy and safe. Advances in technology have expanded…  read more >>