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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Caring for Baby’s First Smile

February 28, 2014

Did you know that you could begin taking care of your child’s teeth before they even start to show? Yes, you can! Parents often do not think about children’s oral health until they start seeing teeth, but there are things you can do well before that milestone to ensure that your baby’s first smile is[…..]

Tips to Soothe a Teething Baby

February 27, 2014

What is white, small and painful? You guessed it, your baby’s first tooth! Quick write it in the baby book and grab a drool rag, while you’re at it. Has your baby: Been excessively cranky? Recently had a chewing or biting tendency? Been crying for unknown reasons? Been excessively drooling? Had a fever lower than[…..]

Go Red for Heart Health

February 26, 2014

Did you wear red on February 7th? If yes, you were part of a national movement to bring awareness to heart disease being the number one killer of women… yes, heart disease, not breast cancer or car accidents. For years, there was a perception that heart disease was an “old man’s disease.” Well, it sure[…..]

Nomination Deadline for 2014 Health Equity Awards is March 14th

February 19, 2014

There’s Still Time to Make Sure a Champion of Health Equity Gets Recognized! Do you know an individual or organization that is going the extra mile to promote health equity in Delaware? Maybe they are promoting a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Maybe they working to eliminate disparities or inequities related to the health of[…..]

Taking Care of the Hearts in Your Life

February 14, 2014

February is all about love and the heart. February is also the month when the whole country joins in a silent demonstration and wears red to spread awareness of  the number one killer of Americans—heart disease. However, there is one heart in your life that as soon as you hear it for the first time,[…..]