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Campaign Aimed to Improve Breastfeeding rates in kansas

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In 2011, Kansas ranked 42nd nationally when surveyed by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their hospitals’ (statewide) efforts to encourage mothers to breastfeed. Dr. Robert Moser, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary stated “We have a lot of room for improvement,” on Thursday at the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding. [...]

CDC: breastfeeding reduces risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and new studies have shown that African-American women who breast-feed may be able to decrease their risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. The study was led by researchers at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer [...]

Back-To-School: 9 Budget-Friendly Tips for School Essentials

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It may seem like you just got the kids off to summer camp, but many retailers this season are already starting to promote back-to-school sales. And according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 24% of Americans last year started shopping for back-to-school products two months before the school season; this year that number [...]

Healthy Snacks: 5 Tips Parents Can Add Nutrition to School Lunches

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With kids headed back to school, it’s more important than ever to support their healthy development and give them every possible advantage in the classroom.   On top of ensuring the kiddos complete their homework every day and make it out the door on time, parents are now more focused than ever on the importance of [...]

Why Ferguson Has Everything to Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

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The tragic events in Ferguson have exposed an inconvenient truth about which lives matter in the United States. About how stereotypes and unspoken fears lead to unsubstantiated actions with dangerous, life-ending consequences. As we learned that Michael Brown’s body laid in the street for over an hour without detectives’ attention, we saw firsthand the power of [...]