Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

“There is a very significant body of evidence that suggests that these drugs (PPIs), when used for a long period of time, especially when they are not medically indicated, are associated with serious side effects and also associated with increased dying from specific causes -- namely dying from heart disease, kidney disease, and stomach cancer.”.

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

As a middle school counselor, parents often ask me if their child should quit an activity.There’s a misconception that quitting is cowardly, but when you insist that your children stick with an activity that makes them miserable, you may inadvertently teach them to stay in bad situations.

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

The elusive oxygen mask of motherhood

At thirty-thousand feet, the two-second manoeuvre seems entirely feasible, however back on the ground, where life is inherently unpredictable, I wonder what the oxygen mask of self care looks like, especially with little ones under foot.

What you need to know about bulletproof backpacks

What you need to know about bulletproof backpacks

Wendy Connor, a Florida-based parent of two children, bought backpacks for both of her kids after the Parkland shooting.

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

I wrote this article two weeks after I dropped my oldest child at a huge university thousands of miles away from home.I went to the grocery store later that day and saw a friend who asked how my daughter was doing at college.

Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Senior study author Dr. Muhammed Murtaza, from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, said about one-third of women who have surgery after chemotherapy show no signs of residual cancer.

Can Hollywood Alter History? How Film Modifies Memory

Can Hollywood Alter History? How Film Modifies Memory

Presenting tales and alternative ending in the context of a real event can make people think what could have happened if only a few things were different—but these variations on the truth can also lead to some implanted memories for people who only have a vague understanding of the past.

Children With Slow Processing Who Need Extra Time on Tests

Children With Slow Processing Who Need Extra Time on Tests

Many children with slow processing speed who truly need extra time for tests and are able to receive a complete neuropsychological evaluation eventually end up with a diagnosis of ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type.

'This is your reward': Moms enjoy babies in 'golden hour' after birth

'This is your reward': Moms enjoy babies in 'golden hour' after birth

Experts believe the first 60 minutes after birth, what’s known as the “golden hour,” are important for skin-to-skin contact, mother and baby bonding, and successful breastfeeding.While the bond wasn't immediately, Smith did feel relieved when Imena latched on during the golden hour.

The reasons mums stay up late when the world is asleep

The reasons mums stay up late when the world is asleep

Mums stay up late when they are tired because reality is, they don’t sleep when the baby is sleeping.Mums stay up late when they are tired because they are sorry, and so they can gaze at the beauty of their sleeping children.

I Hate My Father

I Hate My Father

On the one hand, it is easy to see the payoff for the authoritarian: He maintains control, he gets to be the boss, he gets his own way, and he satisfies some need to punish, shame , humiliate, and do harm.

Anna Victoria discusses fertility, trying to conceive and 'unexplained infertility'

Anna Victoria discusses fertility, trying to conceive and 'unexplained infertility'

I remember when we first started trying to conceive (TTC), I would read stories about women who tried for a year and I would think, “That won’t be me.

Dads are learning how to style girls' hair in braids

Dads are learning how to style girls' hair in braids

When you're looking for a hair stylist, your dad might not be your first thought — but these fathers are taking classes to learn how to do their daughters' hair properly.

'Bachelor in Paradise' star Jade Roper shares honest postpartum photo

'Bachelor in Paradise' star Jade Roper shares honest postpartum photo

After a harrowing delivery in her bedroom closet, "Bachelor in Paradise" star Jade Roper shared her postpartum experience on social media to her 1.2 million followers in a very open and honest way.

13-ounce miracle baby dies 25 days after birth

13-ounce miracle baby dies 25 days after birth

Doctors warned Ellonn Smartt that her son, who was born at 23 weeks gestation and weighed just 13-ounces , would likely die within 72 hours.“Jaden was with us for 25 days,” Smartt told TODAY Parents .

Does Solitude “Count” if You’re on Your Phone?

Does Solitude “Count” if You’re on Your Phone?

Now, to be fair, there are plenty of benefits that come with owning a smartphone, especially when it comes to maintaining close ties with far-flung friends and family, but if you are choosing to head into solitude in order to recharge, you would be better off making a date with yourself… without your phone.

'Bachelor in Paradise' stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolber reveal baby's name

'Bachelor in Paradise' stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolber reveal baby's name

"Honestly, I was so worried about the moment Emmy would meet her brother for the first time," Roper wrote alongside the first photo of the whole gang together.

Talking To Little Ones About Death

Talking To Little Ones About Death

There were a few giggles, then a thought-filled beat, and my eight-year-old son, said “No, that’s not how it works, Sister”—he actually still calls her Sister in these moments in such a sweet, gentle, authoritative tone—“she doesn’t really GO up to heaven but it’s her inside parts, her personality and stuff, that goes up there.” Whew, thanks, buddy, I say internally.

Britney Spears shares photos of her sons from Disneyland

Britney Spears shares photos of her sons from Disneyland

Spears doesn’t share too many family photos on social media, so every time they pop up on her Instagram, her boys have grown so much.WireImageThey’ve definitely grown a lot since last summer, when Spears posted this cute photo from one of their favorite family spots.“The boys are bigger than me now!!!!

Criminal case against father whose twins died in hot car is put on hold

Criminal case against father whose twins died in hot car is put on hold

Juan Rodriguez left the Bronx Criminal Court after a judge ruled on Thursday that there is no criminal case against him at this time after police said his 1-year-old twins died when he left them in a hot car.

Listening to Saoirse Kennedy Hill

Listening to Saoirse Kennedy Hill

Kennedy Hill, then a senior at the prestigious private school Deerfield Academy, shared that when she returned from a leave of absence, having taken time off to manage her mental health, it was only her friends who knew what she had been through.

Jenna Bush Hager begins maternity leave: 'I just feel overcome with gratitude'

Jenna Bush Hager begins maternity leave: 'I just feel overcome with gratitude'

Hoda sends Jenna beautiful message ahead of her maternity leave."To be able to do it with Hoda, to have this special moment together, to create this baby — our show — and then these babies has been a really beautiful moment in our lives,'' Jenna said.

Hoda Kotb talks joy of maternity leave

Hoda Kotb talks joy of maternity leave

"I feel like I've lived 54 years and I've loved every minute of it, but if there's a window or a moment in my life that has mattered more than anything, it's right now,'' Hoda said on TODAY Friday.

Petition to change the date of Halloween gains strength

Petition to change the date of Halloween gains strength

One Twitter user pointed out that many towns have celebrated Halloween on different days , to ensure safety and a good time for any children who participate.

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

Once you’ve stopped your child’s aggressive acting out, and they have calmed down enough they can hear you, look them in the eye, and tell them firmly, calmly, and kindly something like, “I know you are frustrated, but it is not okay to hit/kick/bite (whatever they’ve been doing).” Be matter-of-fact and strong.

Single mom gives birth to twins during grad school, earns two degrees

Single mom gives birth to twins during grad school, earns two degrees

Hours away from her family, friends, and any other physical support system, she knew the program would be difficult — but she never expected that she'd become pregnant just five months into it.

Jessica Simpson Mom-Shamed for Dyeing Daughter Maxwell’s Hair

Jessica Simpson Mom-Shamed for Dyeing Daughter Maxwell’s Hair

Jessica Simpson let her 7-year-old daughter, Maxwell , dye the ends of her hair and was criticized by mom-shamers. “It was a spray-in color for her costume,” a source explained to Us Weekly exclusively at the time.

Moms share their highs and lows for World Breastfeeding Week

Moms share their highs and lows for World Breastfeeding Week

“I loved the intimacy of breastfeeding,” the Massachusetts-based education consultant told TODAY Parents. When Kurson’s first child was born in 2012, she struggled with production despite pumping between feeds.“I hated that my body wasn’t doing what I was thought it was ‘supposed’ to do,” the licensed mental health counselor told TODAY Parents.

Family of 'Top Chef' star Fatima Ali honors her dying wish in the sweetest way

Family of 'Top Chef' star Fatima Ali honors her dying wish in the sweetest way

Family members of the late "Top Chef" finalist, who died in January at the age 29 after battling Ewing’s sarcoma (a rare form of cancer), are honoring Ali by traveling the world on a food tour that the late chef dreamed of venturing on herself before she passed.

Heidi Montag wants baby No. 2 when it works well for MTV

Heidi Montag wants baby No. 2 when it works well for MTV

When asked when Montag and her husband, Spencer Pratt, plan on having their second child, the 32-year-old reality star told Page Six: "I asked MTV when would be the best time (to get pregnant) and they said, 'Right around January!'".

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