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Study: Breastfeeding May Help Prevent Childhood Leukemia

By , June 6th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding StudyA new survey shows breastfeeding may reduce a baby’s risk of developing childhood leukemia.

Researchers report that children and teens who were breast-fed for more than six months were 19% less likely to be diagnosed with leukemia, compared with kids who nursed for six months or less.

Leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer. Cancer is the number two cause of death among children under the age of 15.

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6Jun

Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleExpecting another baby? Bring your son or daughter to our Sibling Class Saturday, June 13, and learn how to get the whole family involved and excited about the new addition.

Sibling Class and many other classes and support groups are offered at Renown Children’s Hospital.

Here’s a look at our class schedule the week of June 8-14.

Baby & Family Suites Tours – Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

The Joy of Parenthood/Newborn Care – Wednesday and Saturday

Sibling Class – Saturday

Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics – Sunday

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6Jun

Eight Common Camping Health Hazards

By , June 4th, 2015 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

Camping SafetyWhether you’re going for a swim, a hike or just enjoying an evening by the fire, nothing can ruin your camping excursion faster than illness or injury. Let us help you prepare for your next outdoor adventure with some easy-to-pack safety tips.

It’s hard to resist the call of the wild when the days grow longer and warmer and you begin daydreaming of your nearest mountain range, lake or campground.

The great outdoors is calling for campers, but don’t load up the car or RV just yet. Take some time to plan and prepare for your camping adventure and you’ll minimize the chance of camping-related mishaps and enjoy the outdoors to its fullest.

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4Jun