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Support can often help mothers overcome challenges that might keep them from successful breastfeeding. (Photo: Getty Images)

New Mothers

Support Can Lead to Breastfeeding Success Studies have shown both the benefits of breast milk and the risks of not breastfeeding babies. But the breastfeeding process can be frustrating and daunting for some mothers and their newborns. Dr. Nicole Hackman, a pediatrician and
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Women with social support fare better when being treated for breast cancer. (Photo: Getty Images)

Social Support

Social Support Aids Breast Cancer Recovery New research suggests that women with stronger social connections while being treated for breast cancer may fare better than those who don’t have that kind of support. Nichole Cook, a breast imaging nurse coordinator at Penn State Breast
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Make sure toys you are buying for holiday gifts are safe and appropriate for the child you are giving them to. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Toy Safety

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it is important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe. Some of the dangers – such as sharp edges or
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