Cuddle power

Like hugs and snuggles? Most of us do—including babies.

Patient Story

The smallest survivor

Born premature, tiny and with a serious heart defect, Elliot Dykstra overcame tough odds.

Milk on the mind

Breastfeeding is often more complex than just "latch and feed." It can help to know what to watch for and how to respond.

Patient Story

Breastfeeding woes? Time to chat—by video

A video chat with a lactation counselor helps new moms work through troubles they may be experiencing at home.

A lifetime of change

A nursing technician looks back at the innumerable changes in health care after half a century of service.

Patient Story

'He's our little Superman'

Enduring six surgeries amid the most serious form of spina bifida, 16-month-old Jeremiah Nelson continues to defy the odds.

Sperm counts continue to decline in Western nations

How this might affect long-term male fertility isn't clear.

Can dirty diapers offer clues to the infant brain?

Certain fecal bacteria tied to better cognitive function at age 2.

Under the lights

New moms shouldn't fret if their little one has jaundice—it's a common condition in newborns and it's easily treatable.

In labor? Have a ball

An exercise ball can bring all sorts of benefits to pregnancy—possibly even shortening your time in labor.

Helping hands

A 'House Help' list is a great way for new moms to ask friends and family for help when baby arrives.

Patient Story

Bringing out the inner beauty

Amid the exhausting battles, cancer patients enjoy a welcome pause to find transformation and courage in henna tattoo crowns.