Author Archive for Vicki

Vicki Clinebell is a former television advertising executive who spent 25+ years with an ABC television affiliate in sales and marketing. A journalism major in college at the University of Colorado/Boulder, she now writes for a variety of online and print publications and provides blog content for clients including retail businesses and artists. The diversity of subject matter appeals to her, whether she’s reporting on the latest trends in baby gear, highlighting stories about outdoor adventures, or explaining basic pet-care tips. Even better, she says, is the shorter work commute… just down the hall, and a dress code that’s changed from suits and heels to jeans and a sweatshirt.

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Is There Increased Miscarriage Risk from Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy?

According to a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, many classes of common antibiotics were associated with increased risk of miscarriage when used in early pregnancy.

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Baby Born in Halifax Grocery Store

The family of a baby who was born in a Halifax grocery store has been gifted by the Atlantic Superstore with a years’ worth of diapers for their newborn son Ezra.

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Dramatic Video Captures Children Rescued from Flood

There was widespread damage as a deadly tornado ripped through parts of Texas on Saturday night. Philip Ocheltree wanted to get his young family to a safe place to wait out the storm, so he left his home with wife Emily, 2-year-old daughter Addy, and baby son Marshall intending to outrun the oncoming storm. Just […]

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New FDA Warnings on Codeine, Tramadol for Kids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new restrictions this week that go beyond existing warnings regarding the use of medications that contain codeine and tramadol, saying these medications should not be given to children because of serious risk for breathing difficulty that can lead to death.

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More Time to Labor Leads to Fewer C-Sections

A new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that when women were given an extra hour to push in the second stage of labor, c-section rates went down by roughly 50%. While this new study is small and unlikely to change medical norms soon, researchers believe it provides a much-needed critique of standards that may be outdated.

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4-Year-Old Tumbles From Bus Onto Highway

Police are still investigating an incident in Harrison, Arkansas that was videotaped on a dash camera. In a scene sure to terrify every parent, the back door of a bus

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Miracle Baby for Woman with Uterus Didelphys

At the young age of 12, Krista Schwab – now 32 years old – was diagnosed with uterus didelphys, a rare condition with complications that indicated she would never be able to become pregnant. Krista was born with two uteruses, two vaginas and two cervixes.

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Study: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Rises for Canadian Kids Under 5

A new study finds that Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. The number of young children being diagnosed with this lifelong disease has risen dramatically over the past two decades.

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Baby On Board: Intern Delivers Baby on Train

Babies are known to arrive at unexpected times and sometimes in unusual places. Such was the case when a 24-year-old woman named Chitralekha went into sudden labor on the Ahmedabad-Puri Express Train in India. The young woman and her husband are laborers who were heading to Raipur.

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Police Investigate After Baby Is Admitted To Hospital with Mouth Super Glued, Other Injuries

Investigators in Arkansas and Missouri are trying to determine how a 3-month-old baby boy ended up with a fractured skull, bruised limbs, and super glue around his mouth. Officers believe the child’s injuries are consistent with abuse.

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Does Taking Fish Oil While Pregnant Make Your Baby Smarter? New Study Says No

Long touted as a must for visual and cognitive development of the baby, a new study has found fish oil supplements during your pregnancy won’t make your child any smarter.