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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Rare Surgery Removes Baby’s Extra Limbs

Because of a photo post she saw on Facebook, Nancy and husband Tim Swabb of the Edgewood neighborhood near Chicago became the host family for a baby born halfway around the world from them in Cote d’Ivoire. The little girl desperately needed life-saving surgery that could be done at a hospital just seven miles from their family home.

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Swim Lessons Can Save The Lives Of Kids With Autism

A new study published this week in the American Journal of Public Health reveals some worrying statistics on deaths of children with autism spectrum disorders, commonly known as ASD.

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Nurse Falls Asleep and Drops Premature Baby

A nurse at Belleville General Hospital was feeding a baby on her lap when she fell asleep and the child fell to the floor. Quinte Health Care says that the unfortunate incident involved a “very experienced and highly-qualified nurse.” The baby, Keiran Keller, fractured his skull in the fall. Apologetic hospital officials are investigating, but […]

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Study: A Child Is Injured Every Eight Minutes in Nursery Product-Related Accidents

Ensuring child safety should be a top priority for every household that uses nursery products, including infant furniture, gates, walkers, and equipment for transporting and bathing. These products are designed and intended to help parents raising kids, but can sometimes cause harm if not used properly or if they do not meet the US safety standards.

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New Advice on Pot and Pregnancy

With marijuana being legalized in numerous states across the US, there’s new advice urging women to refrain from smoking pot during pregnancy because of the risk that doing so could affect the brain of a developing fetus.

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Careful Staff Thwarts Hospital Baby Abduction

When a young couple turned up at world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Monday, they said that they had come to collect their child from the neo-natal unit.

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Photographer Captures Childbirth in Hospital Parking Lot

Baby Noah Parker van Rhyn Struck arrived exactly on his due date, but not precisely at the right destination. Apparently in a hurry to get here, the baby was born in the parking lot of the hospital where his parents were expecting to deliver.

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Dubai Woman Gives Birth at Age 63

A healthy baby girl entered the world at Thumbay Hospital on February 19th. Born at 7:15 am, the miracle baby was the result of a year-long IVF treatment. Her proud parents are a third-time mom age 63, and her Indian husband.

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Does Baby Gender Affect Pregnancy Health?

People have been trying to predict baby genders for centuries. A new study published online in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity says that women who are carrying a female child may actually experience heightened inflammation which could make them feel worse during their pregnancy.

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Microbial Legacy Begins in Pregnancy

A mother who gives birth vaginally and breastfeeds her baby is passing on essential microbes to her child, part of a continual chain of maternal heritage that stretches through generations of ancestry if all have done the same. This means that trillions of microorganisms that live on in the baby resemble those of the mother, her mother, and previous generations.

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Vaginal and Cervix Bacteria Linked to Premature Birth

In a new study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers found that the microbe bacteria in the cervix and vagina play a significant role in the risk of premature birth. At the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine they presented their conclusions, which were also published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Study authors believe that this research could lead to new therapies to reduce the number of premature births.