Newborn Vaccines, Home Visits For Kids & Gradual Weight Loss

Newborn Vaccines, Home Visits For Kids & Gradual Weight Loss

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending healthy newborns receive their first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine within the first 24 hours of birth. 

This updates a previous policy that suggested waiting until the baby's first doctor visit.

Home Visits For Kids

High-quality home visits to infants and children can be extremely helpful, especially to families struggling economically.  

Research published in Pediatrics points to advances in school readiness and improved mom-baby health among other benefits from visits by public health nurses, social workers, and community advocates. 

Gradual Weight Loss

Against the battle of the bulge, steady does it.

New research in the Journal of Obesity shows men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week over time were more likely to keep it off even a year or two later. 

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