BABY STEPS Healthy Milestones in Your Baby’s 1st Year

BABY STEPS Healthy Milestones in Your Baby’s 1st Year

Skills such as smiling for the first time, waving “bye-bye” or taking a first step aren’t just “baby stuff,” and a source for parental pride. They are important measurements of a baby’s normal development, called developmental milestones, and represent the things most children can do by a certain age. It’s important for all babies and children to reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (like crawling, Read more »
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November 18, 2014
kids & mental health

kids & mental health

As a parent, you know instinctively what is important to meet your children’s physical needs, such as nutritious food and clean water, appropriate clothing for the season, adequate shelter, enough sleep and regular medical and dental care. However, identifying a child’s mental and emotional needs is not always as easy. Even if you know the red flags, it can be difficult to distinguish signs of a problem from normal childhood Read more »
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September 16, 2014
Help your Hummers Prepare to Head South

Help your Hummers Prepare to Head South

It’s fall, and along with the abrupt end to carefree summer days, the leaves are beginning to turn, the air is a little cooler, days are shorter and there seems to be a general slowing down as nature approaches its winter hibernation. To be more precise, everything seems to be slowing except the busy hummingbirds that are feverishly preparing for the long journey to their winter homes. Hummingbird migration is triggered Read more »
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September 16, 2014
Summer Maladies

Summer Maladies

Summer can mean lots of time for outdoor fun in the sun – swimming, hiking, picnicking, team sports and more. It’s a great time to get together as a family and enjoy some leisure time activities. But sometimes the fun can have some uncomfortable and unpleasant outcomes such as sunburn, swimmer’s ear, poison ivy, chlorine hair or fungal infections. Learn some basics about what to expect and how to deal Read more »
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July 11, 2014
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in the news Families First Joins “Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi” to Reduce Teen Pregnancies
Posted Mon 07/10/2017 7:03PM

JACKSON, Miss. – Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the read more »

St. Dominic’s Earns “A” Rating from Leapfrog Group Survey
Posted Wed 05/17/2017 4:04AM

Jackson, Miss. – According to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Group survey,  has earned an “A” rating for the second survey read more »

Children’s Hospital Forges NICU-To-Home Partnership
Posted Wed 05/17/2017 3:59AM

JACKSON, Miss. – The goal of a new partnership between Children’s of Mississippi and Sta-Home, a home health agency based read more »

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