TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- What's the best thing you can teach your kid as the new coronavirus races around the globe? Proper hand-washing habits, a leading pediatricians' group says.
As early in life as possible, you should get your children into the habit of washing their hands often and thoroughly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. All day long, children are exposed to bacteria and viruses when they touch a playmate, share toys or pet animals.
THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 -- The argument against paid maternity leave in the United States often focuses on the cost, but a new study suggests that more paid leave would not only be beneficial for families, but also for society.
In the study, researchers found that new parents with paid medical leave of 12 weeks or more were more likely to be in better mental and physical shape than those who received less paid leave.
SUNDAY, March 1, 2020 -- Vaccines protect you and your family against a number of diseases, so it's crucial to keep them updated, health experts say.
"It's important to review your vaccination records with your health care provider," said Libby Richards, associate professor of nursing at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. "Vaccinations aren't just for kids. Adults need them, too."