Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Save the Date!

Registration information forthcoming

Thursday, December 9, 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST

Addressing Racial Disparities in Infant Sleep Practice: New Perspectives and Recommendations

Speaker: Eve R. Colson, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine; Director of Well Newborn Nursery, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. She has been involved with and co-authored numerous studies on factors that influence decisions related to infant sleep practice including: Trends and Factors Associated with Infant Sleeping Position: The National Infant Sleep Position Study ;Barriers to Following the Supine Sleep Recommendation Among Mothers at Four Centers for the Women, Infants, and Children Program; Advice and Beliefs of Mothers on Infant Sleep Influence of Prior Position; Infant Sleep Location: Associated Maternal and Infant Characteristics with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Recommendations; National SAFE Study
The SUID/SIDS Webinar Series is sponsored by the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Professionals and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.

The series is provided as a service to the MCH, SIDS and SUID community and is free of charge. For more information, please contact Sandra Frank at or Jessica Hawkins at

Surviving the holidays with Asthma

A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
When it comes to the holidays, we all can use a few tips on dealing with the hustle and bustle of the season. If you or a loved one have asthma, navigating holiday travel, family commitments and different environments can be tricky. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Parent-Only Treatment May Be Equally Effective for Children Who Are Obese

ScienceDaily, 10/25/2010
A study led by a researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicates that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as plans that include parents and child, while at the same time more cost effective and potentially easier for families.