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  1. Can the Umbilical Cord Save Lives?.

    June 26, 2000--When Lisa Taner, 34, learned that she was pregnant, she wanted to donate her umbilical cord blood, a once discarded birth byproduct that she knew could save lives. Not only would she give birth to one child, but by banking her cord blood she might have the opportunity to help another

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  2. Anatomy of a Decision

    June 26, 2000 -- Cord blood banking has been available for only five years, and parents who hear about it may never have thought deeply about it before. Yet, in its few years of existence, this form of "biological insurance," has saved lives and provided peace of mind to hundreds of parents. Still,

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  3. Child-Proofing Basics

    May 29, 2000 -- The kitchen and bathroom are two of your home's most hazardous areas, where curious toddlers can easily find attractively packaged toxic agents. To avoid preventable poisoning, keep all of these substances out of reach and in locked cabinets. Other prevention tips, says Keith M. Perr

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  4. Legislative Help for Nursing Moms

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- There is little legal protection currently available for women who wish to pump breast milk at work. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would extend the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 -- which was meant to protect women from being fir

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  5. How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?.

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- Although 48% of the workforce is female, according to the Families and Work Institute in New York City, breastfeeding is not yet a commonly discussed topic at the office. "Breastfeeding in the workplace is a need," says lactation consultant Rhona Cohen, "but it is a hidd

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  6. How Can You Set Up a Breastfeeding System?

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- Although 48% of the workforce is female, according to the Families and Work Institute in New York City, breastfeeding is not yet a commonly discussed topic at the office. "Breastfeeding in the workplace is a need," says lactation consultant Rhona Cohen, "but it is a hidd

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  7. Legislative Help for Nursing Moms.

    April 24, 2000 (New York) -- There is little legal protection currently available for women who wish to pump breast milk at work. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would extend the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 -- which was meant to protect women from being fir

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  8. Donating Nourishment

    When Peggy Spies of Austin, Texas, delivered a stillborn baby last July after only 21 weeks of pregnancy, she knew her milk would soon come in and that it would be valuable to others. "I learned 'preemie' milk is even more rare and valuable than full-term mother's milk and decided to donate," says S

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  9. A Separate Bed For Baby

    As parents, Meg McLean and Lee Sherline of Baltimore are constantly discussing how to care for "Little Lee," the newest member of their family. Deciding where Little Lee sleeps, for example, is not as simple as it might seem."He sleeps in the crib next to the bed, but Meg brings him into bed to nurs

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  10. SIDS: Reducing the Risk

    Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is among the greatest fears of parents with newborns. Though little is known about the cause of this condition, the incidence of SIDS is declining as the result of a public awareness effort. The "Back to Sleep" campaign, initiated by the National Institutes of Hea

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