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Each year, World Breast Feeding Week is held for the first seven days in August.  The goal of World Breast Feeding Week is to highlight the benefits of breast feeding on the health and welfare of babies throughout the world. Breast milk is easy digested, readily available, and provides optimal...

Viral hepatitis, causes inflammation of the liver which leads to a range of health problems, including liver cancer. There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus: A, B, C, D and E. Together, Hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of deaths, with 1.4 million lives...

Including children in cooking meals requires time and patience.  However, child and family experts unanimously agree that the time and effort invested leads to short and long-term benefits. Children learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling, and listening. During cooking, all of the senses are engaged. Cooking teaches children self-worth and responsibility....

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I talk a lot about poop.  Talking about poop is a great way to get younger children giggling and the older kids blushing.  But seriously, your poop says a lot about your digestive health. So, how can you describe your poop to your physician without...

Why Walk? There is no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Research has even shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour that you exercise regularly. According to...