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First Food: Thinking Twice About Rice

First Food: Thinking Twice About Rice

Rice cereal has long been the standby as a first food for babies. High in iron and unlikely to cause allergies, it mixes easily with breast milk or formula. So when pediatricians began suggesting that rice cereal could be skipped altogether, many moms were surprised.

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Baby’s First Protection: Birth Defect Prevention

Baby’s First Protection: Birth Defect Prevention

January is National Birth Defect Prevention Month, championed by the National Birth Defect Prevention Network. It coordinates the work of birth defect surveillance networks across the country, including in Arkansas, collecting data about the frequency and specifics of birth defects for use in resear...

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Don’t Let the Flu Vaccine Be a Sticking Point

Don’t Let the Flu Vaccine Be a Sticking Point

Parents don’t enjoy watching their kids get stuck by needles, especially when tears are involved. But those few seconds of pain can be lifesavers, and not just for the children being stuck. Vaccines are essential shields for those who might be infected by the unvaccinated.

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