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World Health Day Focuses On Talking About Depression

Today marks World Health Day, an international initiative that draws attention to a specific health issue and celebrates the start of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” It focuses on the importance of talking … Continue reading

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Today Is World Blood Donor Day

With the recent tragic events in Orlando, people have been lining up to donate blood to help the victims of the attack. Today also marks World Blood Donor Day, a yearly campaign from the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise … Continue reading

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Join Us In Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Did you know that it’s World Breastfeeding Week? Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and celebrated in more than 176 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) recognizes the importance of promoting breastfeeding worldwide. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Releases Updated Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course

Our Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding online course just keeps getting better. Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, it is an essential resource for educating your staff to reach … Continue reading

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

This week, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Commemorated in more than 170 countries, WBW promotes the significant health benefits of breastfeeding and recognizes the important work of breastfeeding advocates and educators across the world. This year’s theme … Continue reading

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MA Bans Infant Formula Bags: Promotes Breastfeeding

Earlier this month, Massachusetts became the second US state to ban infant formula gift bags. Dr. Lauren Smith, Medical Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health told Boston.com that, “We applaud the effort of all of the hospitals to … Continue reading

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