babies

Megan Moore holds her 10-month-old child
January 31, 2019

If you have measles, you can transmit it to someone before you show any symptoms. That's why doctors are urging people to get vaccinated: to protect not only themselves but others, too.

May 1, 2018

Everyone knows it’s hard to get some kids to eat right. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids’ brains depend on it.

UW Medicine nutritionist Judy Simon
December 11, 2017

Paying attention to what you eat and what your baby eats during the first 1,000 days of life – preconception through 2 years old – has been gaining stature in the medical community for several years now.

Researchers led by a University of Washington biochemist have developed the first screening for newborns that can detect metachromatic leukodystrophy

Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, UW School of Nursing professor emeritus and eponymous founder of the school’s Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, died June 27. She was 77.

UW co-authored a study of 26 families. At 2 years old; children who had heard baby talk in mostly one-on-one contexts had vocabularies more than twice as large, on average, than children whose parents had used less baby talk.

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