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Facing infertility: Couples seek support, expert advice

by Ashley McGee  – Thursday, August 27, 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. Or at least that's how the old playground song goes. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's ...


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A precious gift: Statewide milk bank provides breast milk to babies in need

By Lauren Johnson  – Thursday, August 27, 2015

In October 2013, just 23 weeks into her pregnancy, Mount Pleasant nurse practitioner Holly Edmunds unexpectedly gave birth to her twins. Each weighing just over one pound, the tiny preemies faced ...


Breastfeeding can benefit mother and child later in life
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Breastfeeding can benefit mother and child later in life

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Breastfeeding is a natural and often convenient method of providing nutrition to a growing infant. Breast milk is widely acknowledged as the most complete form of nutrition, with a range of benefits ...


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New expectations: Early intervention, building connections key for parents of special-needs babies

By Holly Fisher – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thousands of South Carolina families face the unique challenges and joys of raising a special needs child. To share their stories and knowledge, we present the first installment of a three-part ...


Looking for signs of developmental delays
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Looking for signs of developmental delays

By Holly Fisher  – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Editor’s note: This story is part of our three-part Special Families series about families with special needs children.


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Special needs resource guide

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As part of our Special Families series, we have compiled a list of helpful resources for special needs families in the Lowcountry. Additional resources will be added in future installments.


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, August 24, 2015

Details are at www.cpsc.gov or, for cars, at www.nhtsa.gov.


Unvaccinated children are the greater health risk
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Not vaccinating children is the greater risk

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

After more than 50 years as a medical and science writer, I’m pained to see that childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are ...


First lady’s healthy kids director knows good eating
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First lady’s healthy kids director understands good eating

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press  – Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The new director of Michelle Obama’s initiative against childhood obesity knows first-hand the benefits of healthy eating.


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, August 17, 2015

Details are at www.cpsc.gov or, for cars, at www.nhtsa.gov.


Back to bedlam
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Make-ahead and quick dinners come in handy when time is at a premium for busy families

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sudden intrusion of school and work during August, with heat still in the air and the beach still beckoning, doesn’t seem fair or easy. One of the home cook’s hurdles is to get ...


Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books
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Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation may require


OTC drug literacy a must for tweens, teens
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Over-the-counter drug literacy a must for tweens and teens

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Monday, August 10, 2015

NEW YORK — There’s so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college for the first time.


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