Jonah Angel Suleman, now 4 lbs., 10 oz., has joined his 13 siblings and mom Nadya
"I'm anxious, but I'm ready," Nadya Suleman tells PEOPLE as sons Noah and Isaiah head home
The average cost of medical care for a premature or low birth-weight baby for its first year of life is about $49,000, according to a new report from the March of Dimes Foundation.
A nonprofit group is raising money for cancer research by shaving heads as Judy Fortin reports.
Criminal charges were filed against the co-owner of a Florida clinic where a teenager claims she sought an abortion, but instead gave birth to a baby that the woman allegedly threw in the trash.
Children who are born more than three months premature have double the expected rate of autism at age two as full-term children, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.
After the birth of octuplets this week, some doctors are questioning the ethics and medical practice that contribute to extreme multiple births.
Nursing is supposed to be a calming, tranquil time for a newborn, but when Deb Kruse-Field put her son, Luke Field, to her breast, instead of cuddling up and eating, he arched his back and screamed.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that infants born as a result of assisted reproductive technology, or ART -- such as in vitro fertilization and the use of donor eggs -- are two to four times more likely to be born with certain types of birth defects than infants conceived naturally. But, the study's lead author says, the overall risk is still relatively low.
A new study shows that turning on a fan at night can protect infants from sudden unexplained death
When Melissa and Rudy Haberzettl's son Jacob was born in November 2006, he was perfect in every way -- full-term, healthy weight, and a champion eater. Like many new moms, Melissa was determined to follow doctor's orders: She breastfed Jake exclusively, put him to sleep on his back, never exposed him to cigarette smoke, and kept soft toys and bedding out of his crib. And Jake thrived. "He was such a happy baby, always looking around and cooing," remembers the Colorado Springs, Colorado, mom.
Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies -- sudden infant death syndrome
CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen answers questions about vaccines for babies.
Five years ago, Kathye Petters-Armitage's first child received the exact vaccinations on the exact schedule recommended by her pediatrician.
School's out and the kids are playing outside. How much do you have to worry about them getting sick? Here are some concerns you may have, and some you may not know about.
Surprising research suggests that childhood cancer is most common in the Northeast, results that even caught experts off guard
A baffling phenomenon known as sudden infant death syndrome is one of the leading causes of death for children under one. Now, British researchers say they may have found a contributing factor: bacteria
The steep decades-long rise in child obesity appears to have peaked, according to a new study
U.S. soldiers shave their heads in solidarity with young cancer patients. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has this week's Empowered Patient.
When Andrea Buie-Branam brought her asthmatic baby to the nearest emergency room, she thought she was doing the right thing. But once she got there, she began to suspect she wasn't in the right place.
From the time her daughter was very young, Briana Vartanian knew something was wrong.
New reports help doctors identify autism and do something to help. CNN's Kiran Chetry and Elizabeth Cohen have more.
There are times when it's reasonable to disagree with a pediatrician's advice. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
At some point during last month's well-baby checkup for her son Isaac, Kamila McGinnis stopped listening to her pediatrician.
Jaundice is a common condition that affects six out of 10 newborns, according to the March of Dimes. CNN learned more about infant jaundice from Dr. Anne Hansen, a neonatologist at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Light therapy is one of several ways to treat babies with jaundice as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.
Gretchen Witt is baking cookies this holiday season to fund research for her child's rare cancer. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
One day in the pediatrician's office, Mia Redrick put her foot down.
When you take your bundle of joy home from the hospital, it's inevitable you won't do everything right. We asked pediatricians for the five most common mistakes parents make with their newborns.
President Bush calls on Congress to pass appropriations bills and deliver them to his desk.
President Bush blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday for having "the worst record in 20 years."
Autism spectrum disorders can be picked up and treated very early in life, if you know what symptoms to look for
In the Democratic radio response, Howard Dean says both parties should unite to override President Bush's veto of S-CHIP.
In a panel meeting on Friday FDA advisers decided that children under the age of 6 should not be using cold and cough medicines because they have not been proven to be effective or safe.
Congress and President Bush are headed to a showdown with no sign of compromise on a popular children's health care bill .
Do you agonize too much? Simple ways to spot the signs and find better ways to handle life's most common stressors
CNN's Dana Bash takes a look at the Congressional response to President Bush's veto of the SCHIP program.
Congressional Democrats vowed Wednesday to pressure Republican lawmakers to join them in an effort to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would expand a popular children's health insurance program.
Democrats smell opportunity in Bush's veto of the children's health care bill, and G.O.P. Congressmen may bear the brunt
About 4,000 customers could be at risk after a worker at a Jamba Juice store in San Jose, California, developed hepatitis A, the chief medical officer for Santa Clara County said Thursday.
The Pulse: Health news for you
The rate of hypertension in children is increasing, a new study finds, but doctors often miss the danger signs
Mattel announced another major recall of toys made in China, feeding international worries about the safety of products made in China. What can you do to keep your child safe?
Toy recalls are no longer relegated to discount bins and no-name brands. The recent rash of toy recalls have included some A-list celebrities of the children's toy world, including Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, Polly Pocket and Barbie. In the last two weeks alone, Mattel has recalled over 100 types of toys totaling 10 million units.
New research finds that brain-stimulating DVDs may delay babies' language development
Given a choice, toddlers say the same food tastes better if it comes out of a McDonald's bag. Nutritionists don't find that such a Happy Meal
Laurel Herter wishes she'd canceled the college tour trip as soon as she heard the dismal forecast.
It's never going to happen to you, right?
Every milestone -- from when your baby first holds up her sweet little head to when she speaks her first word -- is thrilling. These moments aren't just exciting and fun; they're also markers that can clue you in to your baby's development. Most parents already know to look for the much-lauded ones, like rolling over and walking. But of the multitude of milestones cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics, some are considered more significant. Here, 10 milestones that are worth paying a little extra attention to during your child's first two years:
(CHICAGO)--Diabetic children who spent the most time glued to the TV had a tougher time controlling their blood sugar, according to a Norwegian study that illustrates yet another downside of too much television.The findings, based on a study of children with Type 1 diabetes, lend support to the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice that children watch no more than two hours of TV daily, said lead author Dr. Hanna Margeirsdottir of the University of Oslo.Type 1 diabetes is the less common form of the disease and used to be called juvenile diabetes. It is not related to obesity and is caused when the body cannot make insulin, which converts sugar from food into energy. People with Type 1 must take insulin daily and regulate their blood-sugar levels.Snacking and overeating can increase blood-sugar levels; physical activity can lower them. While TV-viewing is often accompanied by snacking, the researchers didn't examine diet or physical activity.The study results "suggest that encouraging children with Type
A hospital that performed a controversial procedure that stunted the growth and sexual development of a profoundly disabled child violated Washington state law by sterilizing her, according to an investigative report released Tuesday.
When Emilio Gonzales lies in his mother's arms, sometimes he'll make a facial expression that his mother says is a smile.
Birthmarks are often referred to as stork bites or angel kisses. They're pretty common in the United States. It's estimated more than half of all new babies are born with a birthmark.
Fast flu tests, which drastically cut the time to diagnose a patient with influenza or not, are helping doctors better treat the illness, according to a recent study and medical experts.
When Alex Veith was 11 years old, he was in a bad spot.
When my first daughter, Sadie, was a few days old, we hadn't mastered breastfeeding, and I was sure I was starving her. But after a few panicked calls to the doctor and a few weigh-ins, it became clear that she wasn't starving at all -- she was thriving.
Make sure you know better than Britney! Here are four questions and answers from the editors of Parenting magazine:
You turn your head, and your toddler is gleefully shredding the work papers you brought home. Or you put the laundry basket on the floor, and next thing you know the baby's tipped it over and is covered with underwear.
In the first two years of life, most children will get eight to 10 colds, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When it comes to colds, flu, stomach bugs, and ear infections, everyone has a theory. Some have been passed down through generations, or are based on outdated science. A few just seem like common sense. But whatever their origin, many just aren't true. The facts behind these myths:
Halloween can be a scary time of year for dentists and orthodontists. Dr. Kaneta Lott, pediatric dentist, spoke with CNN medical correspondent Judy Fortin about the best and worst kind of treats and how to care for your children's teeth.
Children in deep sleep awoke to recordings of their mothers' voices -- calling them by name and ordering them out of their bedrooms -- even if they slept through the beeping sound a smoke alarm makes, according to a small study.
Organized sports can be a great way for children to socialize and keep fit, but they are not all fun and games, health officials say. Participation carries the risk of physical injuries, and the pressure of competition can sometimes take a mental toll on children.
Dr. Blaise L. Congeni has always been in a hurry.
Coffee-heart attack link clarified
Ask Dr. Michael F. Roizen how old he is and you will get two answers: 60 and 42.
The sound of packing tape being torn from its roll echoes through the nearly empty warehouse of Boston Billows, a maker of nursing pillows based in Nashua, N.H. Only two executives--the co-founders...
Low-fat fizzles, not sizzles
Do ADHD drugs cause heart attacks in children?
One of my first assignments for CNN was to profile a young mother who was part of a government program encouraging women to breast-feed their babies.
Here is one doctor whose prescriptions are easy to read, good for what ails you and last a lifetime.
Marital strife and healing
News from the heart
Children's hospitals and race cars are the two passions of Dr. William Pinsky. On Sunday at the Kentucky Speedway he indulged in both simultaneously.
Take heart as you embark on your next summer road trip: There are ways to tone down the "are we there yet?" chorus coming from the back seat.
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A Food and Drug Administration panel said Thursday the agency should move forward with plans to rewrite labels for Concerta, Ritalin and other drugs widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to more clearly warn of the possibility of hallucinations and suicidal tendencies in patients taking the drugs.
Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson negotiated with the Food and Drug Administration to keep a lucrative drug on the market and to weaken potential warnings even amid growing reports of deaths and heart problems by patients taking the drug, according to a published report.
A medical first
Children who live close to high-voltage overhead power lines may be at an increased risk of leukemia, a British study has suggested.
The pediatric surgeon who performed open-heart surgery on a one-week-old baby with a heart the size of a grape said Thursday it was "a wonderful feeling" to be able to save his life.
The obesity epidemic is reaching down to the playpen: More than 10 percent of U.S. children ages 2 to 5 are overweight, the American Heart Association reported Thursday.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - When Seattle's Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center signed on to be the sole beneficiary of the "Child's Play" charity last year, it set its expectations relatively low.
Looking at her now, it is hard to believe Isabel Maude nearly died five years ago after doctors failed to diagnose a potentially fatal illness.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Back in the ninth grade, I wanted to be a scientist. It fascinated me how brilliant men and women could look objectively at issues that had baffled mankind for years and find answers.
As the nation's childhood obesity epidemic continues to spiral out of control, recent reports suggest that some parents are taking steps to keep their babies from becoming statistics by enrolling infants as young as a few days old in baby fitness classes.
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When Miriam Silvermintz of Fair Lawn, N.J. took her seven-month-old son Nathan to the pediatrician for his third series of vaccinations on Feb. 18, 1991, she was thrilled to hear the doctor say her...
The fitness boom has bypassed America's kids. Most are fatter, many weaker and slower than they used to be, according to government surveys over the past two years. While their parents work out in ...