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Childbirth Can Leave New Parents in Serious Medical Debt

Childbirth Can Leave New Parents in Serious Medical DebtFRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- New parents bringing home their bundle of joy often carry something else with them as they leave the hospital: medical debt.That's according to new research from Michigan Medicine that found postpartum women are more likely to have medical debt than those who are pregnant.The researchers studied this by evaluating collections among a statewide, commercially insured cohort of more than 14,000 pregnant women and more than 12,000 postpartum women.“Our findings suggest that current out-of-pocket costs before and after childbirth are objectively more than many commercially insured families can afford, leading to medical debt,” said lead author Dr. Michelle Moniz, an obstetrician/gynecologist at University of Michigan Health's Von Voigtlander...

Keeping Baby Safe: Follow These Tips to Lower Sleep Risks

26 September 2023
Keeping Baby Safe: Follow These Tips to Lower Sleep RisksTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s always a good time to check your baby’s sleep space.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released its annual report on the topic, showing that risks associated with nursery products continue to be high. More than 160 babies die each year related to nursery products, including in unsafe sleep environments.But the CPSC offered some tips for infant sleep safety. Parents and caregivers should only put their babies to sleep in products meant for safe sleep, including bassinets, cribs and play yards. If a baby falls asleep in another place, move that baby to a crib, bassinet or play yard. Reduce suffocation hazards, such as soft bedding, including blankets, pillows and stuffed toys, the CPSC urges.“It is important for...

Playtime With Dad Brings Kids Better Grades at School

25 September 2023
Playtime With Dad Brings Kids Better Grades at SchoolMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents want to help their kids do well in school, and for dads the answer may be found in something simple and fun.A new study from the United Kingdom finds that kids do better in elementary school when their fathers regularly spend time interacting with them through reading, playing, telling stories, drawing or singing.Researchers at Leeds University Business School found that when dads regularly interacted with their 3-year-old children in these ways, the kids did better in school at age 5. When they were involved with their kids at age 5, those children had improved scores in key assessments at age 7.While dads had an impact on educational achievement, moms had more impact on kids’ emotional and social behaviors, the study...

Water Beads Can Expand Inside Body, Causing Kids Serious...

25 September 2023
Water Beads Can Expand Inside Body, Causing Kids Serious Harm. Should They Be Banned?MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Ashley Haugen’s 13-month-old daughter, Kipley, woke up projectile vomiting in their Texas home one morning in July 2017.The Haugens took her to the doctor after it became apparent she wasn’t keeping anything down. After not responding to medication, Kipley was whisked to a nearby children’s hospital for emergency surgery.“I remember [the surgeon] showing us the picture of the material that he pulled out of Kipley's small intestine,” Haugen recalls. “He was like, ‘I found this inside her small intestine, do you know what this is?’ And we recognized it immediately as the birthday gift that we had gotten for Abigail,” their 6-year-old daughter.The obstruction was a water bead — a tiny, super-absorbent pellet of gel that...

Tear Gas Might Harm a Woman's Reproductive Health

25 September 2023
Tear Gas Might Harm a Woman`s Reproductive HealthMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Minnesota have uncovered a new link between tear gas exposures and negative effects on reproductive health.The study was prompted by anecdotal reports of irregular menstrual cycles among protestors who were exposed to tear gas during the nationwide protests that followed the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.“This study adds to previous research documenting the many ways that structural racism through police violence can impact reproductive and perinatal health,” said lead author Asha Hassan, a researcher at the University of Minnesota's Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, in Minneapolis.“Law enforcement agencies see chemical agents as ‘less lethal’ weapons, but the fact is that we do not know very much...

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