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Josie Duggar Returns to Hospital

Little Josie Duggar has been readmitted to the hospital. Credit: TLC
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated the homecoming of their 19th child, Josie, last week, but the littlest Duggar is back in the hospital after her vital signs dropped sudd...

Oh, Baby: More Hospitals Asking for Payment Before Childbirth

Nurses take care of newborn babies at a hospital in Taiwan. Some U.S. hospitals are asking for delivery payment up front. Credit: Sam Yeh, Getty Images
Before you pack a hospital bag for your baby's birth, be sure to call the hospital's bill...

Making Contact In The NICU

Credit: Good Pens, Flickr
At the most crucial moments in a newborn's life, mothers wonder if making connections with others in the NICU is the right thing to do. For nine months, moms-to-be wonder what baby will look like, who she will tak...

38 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Contact your health care provider if you experience severe swelling in your feet and ankles. Credit: GE Healthcare It's time for final preparations: If you haven't packed your hospital bag yet, do it now. Make sure you have a car seat ...

Hospitals Keeping Kids Away to Ward Off Flu

Parents remember the first time their older child met a new sibling -- usually at Mommy's hospital bedside. But this year, millions of big brothers and big sisters will have to wait until baby comes home to experience this milestone. New rest...

Neonatal: Caring for Premature Babies

Premature baby after birth Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
A normal pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks. If a baby is born three or more weeks early, she is considered premature. Babies born close to 37 weeks usually do not have many problems, ...

Boys Spike Teacher's Coffee, Send Her to Hospital

At our house, we love a good practical joke. But we also have a rule: It's not really a joke unless everyone is laughing. The idea, of course, is that a prank that hurts someone else isn't really funny ... it's just mean. An Auburn, Washington mid...

Woman In Labor Calls Radio Station To Find Husband

Everybody who has ever had a child has a story about the day the kid was born. Some are better than others, of course. But this story might be the best I've heard yet. A very pregnant Kerry Colber of Portland, OR, started having contractions on Mo...

Hello Kitty Hospital a Hit With Moms-To-Be

Is it a hospital or a theme park? That's the question some are asking about Hau Sheng Hospital, located 95 miles south of Taipei -- the maternity ward at this Taiwan health-care center is using iconic Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty to calm ex...

Maternity Wards Make Way for Obese Mothers

According to a recent survey of hospitals in the UK, obesity among pregnant women has become more than a health issue for these moms and their unborn children. It has also become a logistical problem in that some women get so large that they cannot f...

Newborn Babies Wrapped In Christmas Stockings

Just when you think it's safe to say you don't want anymore babies, someone goes and does something adorable with a newborn. When it comes to cute, not much tops a cuddly newborn baby ... except maybe cuddly newborn babies in Christmas stockings. ...

Teen Lives Four Months Without a Heart!

D'Zhana Simmons has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The South Carolina teen lived for four months without a heart. Yes, you read that right. Thanks to a life saving machine that pumped her blood, the fourteen-year-old is the first conf...

Boy's Rare Illness Leads to Challenges, Hope

Kris had always dreamed of having a large family and by the time she was 30, she was living that dream. She and her husband Kurt were parents to four children – Avery, Aidan, Jonah, and Ethan – all under the age of six. But life was not p...

Britney Spears' son rushed to hospital

Britney Spears' son Jayden was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, after suffering an apparent allergic reaction. Britney and her sons are visiting family in Kentwood, Louisiana. At some point in the afternoon, he became "vague and unresponsive," certa...

Toys banned in hospital waiting rooms

Whenever I visit a doctor's office, I always walk out feeling dirty. Not dirt-dirty, but germy-dirty. I am acutely aware that everything I come in contact with has likely been in the hands of a sick person and therefore a potential health hazard. Not...

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