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Boot Camp for New Dads Now Working with Renowned Katherine Stone - Educating Fathers about Postpartum Depression

In an effort to reach and educate more men about Postpartum Depression (PPD) and what they can do; Boot Camp for New Dads ( http://www.bcnd.org ), a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire stations and churches around North Am...

Three Dads Make Life Easier For iPhone and iPod Parents

NerdTown announces the release of Baby Activity Logger 1.2.2 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The latest version adds even more functionality to the already comprehensive baby logging and tracking application. Including new Graphical Reports and Trending Charts! San Dieg...

Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants

More factors should be considered than depression among moms, experts say TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Don't automatically blame mom: A crying, colicky baby can be just as much the result of dad's state of mind, Dutch researchers report. Other studies have found that depress...

Parents of Murdered Dating Violence Victim, Legislators, and Teachers Unite to Launch 'MADE' - Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, advocates for teen dating violence education from across the country are coming together at Liz Claiborne Inc. to launch 'MADE' -- Moms and Dads for Education to Stop Teen Dating Abuse. Ann and Chris Burke, educators and parents of Lindsay Ann Bur...

Massage Chairs Promote Comfort and Happy Dads for Father's Day

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are among the hardest-working people on the planet, so it's good news that more of us are learning to savor the stress-dissolving satisfactions of massage. One-third of American adults have turned to massage for pain relief, often on their...

Some moms quit cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol during pregnancy, but dads don't

Despite public health campaigns, a surprising number of women continue to use substances such as tobacco, marijuana and alcohol during pregnancy and their usage rebounds to pre-pregnancy levels within two years of having a baby, according to a new University of Washington study. Mens patterns...

Having Lots of Kids Helps Dads Live to 100

Study finds farmers are also more likely reach that milestone MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A young, trim farmer with four or more children: According to a new study, that's the ideal profile for American men hoping to reach 100 years of age. The research, based largely on dat...

Bounty Launches New Survival Guide Website for Dads

Dedicated to Providing Men With Advice on Pregnancy and Newborns LONDON, September 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost half of all dads (48%) use the Internet to find parenting advice, answers and support designed with dads in mind. However, one in every ten of those who searched for information com...

Father's Day is Almost Here: Two Pediatric Nurses, Moms, Offer Practical Guidebook & DVD for New Dads

ATLANTA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's dad is more involved in baby care than ever before. Whether you're a mom who wants to arm your honey with the basics, or a new dad to whom the dear wife has delegated night time feedings and dirty nappies, here's a book to pack in the "diaper dude": Th...

Now, Dads to Get Text Alerts on How to Raise Their Children

Now all those doting dads will be given some tips on how to raise their kids via text messages and e-mails . The British government is hoping that its 23million pounds scheme of using communication and internet technology to support parents will appeal to fathers, as it makes the use of mal...

Successful Dads Have Not So Successful Daughters

Dads at the top of the pecking order can rest assured that their male offspring will take after them, but it's a very different story when it comes to the daughters, especially in the case of red deer. A new study on red deer has found that genes that may prove useful for their sons, may n...

Only One Percent Dads Do Diaper Duty

Men have a long way to go before they can claim to be new generation daddies, for only one percent of them usually change the nappies of their kids, according to a survey. The UK survey noted that 75 per cent mums take on the diaper duty at nearly every change and 16 percent men argue ever...

Helping Hand Needed for New Dads

New and expectant fathers are equally at risk of suffering depression as their partners, and public health services should provide// these men with proper support and counselling, according to an article in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. Mr Richard Fletcher, a lecturer in the Facult...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

...that the best way to create a healthy environment for children is to engage dads and moms together." An executive summary of the research and the ful...lso co-authored the study. "And children clearly benefited because moms and dads were happier and healthier." The research was funded by the Califor...

DaVita.com Provides Easy Recipes to Plan Your Father's Day Dinner

... DaVita Offers Nearly 600 Kidney-Friendly Recipes to Meet Kidney Care Needs for dads with CKD DENVER, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed wit...

Fathers' Hearing Affects Family Function and Fiscal Health

...e Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging devoted dads to take care of their families by taking care of t...e Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging devoted dads to take care of their families by taking care of t...ofessional. "Untreated hearing loss puts dads at a real disadvantage in the home and in the work...

Let Dad Kick Up His Feet and Relax This Father's Day

...is the time to help him out with a gift that he can benefit from all year. dads are stressed out and they deserve a little R & R at the spa. Think you...mbers in 83 countries, ISPA members are ready to make June 21 stand out for dads by offering great gift ideas: Skana, The Spa at Turning...

Easing the Pain of Father's Day Without Dad, Highmark Caring Place Helps Children Cope With the Death of a Parent

...s and Their Families, offers programs and services as well as online tools at no cost. "Many families celebrate and express appreciation to their dads on Father's Day, but those whose father has died experience many difficult challenges and emotions," said Terese Vorsheck, director of the Highmark Ca...

Father's Day Present: Freedom From Fear and Attachments

... things should be." Many of our father's have lost their jobs, others have seen their retirement nest egg crack, but this doesn't mean that our dads have to suffer. Suffering ends when a person learns how to enjoy what they do have, like a loving spouse or child, their health, or the beautiful gran...

Teleflora Hits it out of the Park With Flower Gifts for Father's Day

...ium, lilies, and chrysanthemums, and are available online at teleflora.com for $46.95 or through local Teleflora florists. Once the flowers are gone, dads can use the mugs for morning coffee or as a container to hold pens, pencils or even a variety of plants. To sweeten the deal, Teleflora is also...

Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

... dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds ...detach when they realize their teens have sex lives, researchers found that dads actually start paying more attention. "When adolescents increased their ris...

Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

...ndividual and community-wide education to emphasize the importance of immunization." The study, based on interviews with 705 New York City moms and dads with children under age 3, found that: Parental rescheduling of immunization appointments led to the parent being four times as likely not to keep...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

...Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-... natural conversation starter." Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, dads Have Opportunity to Engage More With Kids The 2008 PATS study r...

Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer

...rican Academy of Dermatology introduces new "E" tool for detecting melanoma SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to honor them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) hopes...

Rutgers Study Reveals A Need For Basic Kitchen Know-How

...rences in the foods on hand in households in which dads had BMIs higher than considered healthy (i.e., a B...les on hand contained more fat in households where dads had a high BMI than in comparison households, beca...fresh and frozen meats in households with high BMI dads also contained significantly more total fat and sa...

Digital album puts focus on kids' health

... Modern moms and dads snap thousands of photos, recording every drooling smile and flailing attempt to crawl. Until now, this frenzy of activity could be one more thing dis...

Spotlight Baby Provides Parents with Educational Programs and Eco-Friendly Products to Support Babies in Reaching Their Full Developmental Potentials

...ed on stimulating the child's developmental progress. Through workshops for the Southern California area and online support forums, she helps moms and dads learn how they can assist in their baby's development. More information about the products, book, classes, workshops and forums can be found at ...

California Moms to Lawmakers: 'Health Care Coverage is a Lifesaver for California Families'

...ers to expand health care coverage for children. The group delivered packages of Lifesaver candies and more than 800 personalized messages from moms, dads and grandparents all over the state. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090402/DC93791 ) The moms are all members of Moms...

Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence

..., MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Men who put off becoming dads till later in life may pay a price: slightly lowered intelligence in their ...rs suggested. "We suspect that more mutations accumulate in sperm as the dads age," said Dr. John McGrath, from the Queensland Brain Institute at the Uni...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 22-28, 2009

...m AVAILABILITY: Pennsylvania, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone What Are We Teaching Our Children? With so many moms and dads on diets, many children perceive food in a negative way. This can affect their relationship with food for life. Dr. Therese Pasqualoni can tell your a...

New Sick Day Guidelines Help Parents Make the Right Call This Cold Season

...y have sent their child back to school at least once before their child was fully recovered from his/her cough or cold. 78 percent of moms and dads say it would be useful to have "Sick Day" guidelines on when it might be appropriate to keep their child home from school when he/she has a cough or c...

Quitting Smoking Can Be a Parent's Best New Year's Resolution

...teamed up to create Parents Quit for Good, a special quit plan for moms and dads powered by the foundation's cutting-edge online program, Become an EX(R...r 29, parents can visit www.ParentsQuitForGood.com , which offers moms and dads step-by-step assistance in identifying their own smoking triggers, advice o...

Does a younger dad mean a healthier child?

...Aviv University researchers found in several consecutive studies that older dads are more likely to have boys with autism and lower IQs. Most recently, they...te small, and many of the most dramatic effects in this study are driven by dads in their 50s," says Dr. Weiser. "The difference in risk between someone who...

Cornell Nutritional Expert, Vermont Baby Formula Company Urge Parents Not to Dilute Formula with Extra Water

...ections on the label exactly to ensure that their babies get the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development. We are pleading with moms and dads to read and follow the instructions on their formulas of choice." "If money is an issue, parents must understand that store brand infant formu...

The Melting Pot Joins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) for the Fifth Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign

...nts became a Thanks and Giving partner in 2005 and has raised more than $3.1 million for St. Jude to date. "The children of St. Jude, their Moms and dads and I are thrilled to welcome back The Melting Pot Restaurants to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign," said Marlo Th...

BEING DAD DVD Offers a Sneak Peek at Pregnancy From a Guy's Point of View

...ion babies born in the U.S. each year but there's not one DVD for expectant dads ... until now. BEING DAD is a revealing, entertaining and inspirational DVD...reator Sam Holt. BEING DAD brings together more than 40 remarkably honest dads in groups from all around the country and all walks of life. Covering every...

Pediatrichealthchannel.com - New Site for Parents Seeking Answers to Children's Health Questions

...//www.pediatrichealthchannel.com [pediatrichealthchannel.com] this week to help parents find answers to pediatric health questions that many moms and dads struggle with, such as questions about the safety of http://www.pediatrichealthchannel.com/childhood-immunizations/index.shtml [childhood immunizat...

Celebrity Moms' Post-Baby Body Triggers Jealousy, Skepticism in U.S. Moms

... ideal shape. Moms Sex Life Suffers: More than 68 percent of women agree that they would have sex more often if they had their pre-baby body back. dads More Positive When it Comes to Body Image: Men perceive the average amount of weight gained as less than what women report. -- The average weight wo...

Preparing To Send Your Children Off To School? Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas From Cabot(R) Can Contribute to a Better, More Productive School Year

...t -- especially for latchkey kids. If healthy snacks are at hand and ready to eat, it's a safe bet your child will want to eat them." For busy moms, dads and even grandparents who watch the kids before and after school, Wing recommends several healthy Cabot recipes that are sure to prove popular with ki...

QUITPLAN(R) Services Can Help Make Father's Day Smoke-Free

...ta(SM), QUITPLAN Services provide free, professional counseling and a variety of help options for any Minnesotan looking to quit. "We know that many dads are trying to quit smoking and Father's Day may be the perfect motivation to give up tobacco for good," said David Willoughby, ClearWay Minnesota chie...
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