Cardiac / Heart Health, Parenting, Pediatrics

Required CPR Training for Students: New Research Proves Its Worth

People who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives in the event of an emergency. One way states are hoping to increase the number of potential lifesavers is by requiring high school students to learn CPR, along with how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). New Jersey is one state that mandates this medical education, and new preliminary research that was presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium confirms such programs are effective.

Parenting, Pediatrics

Are You Starting Baby on Solids at the Right Time?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies start on solid foods at about 6 months of age, and are fed only breast milk or formula before that time. A recent study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that some parents may be starting other foods and drinks before this time.