Stories tagged: babies
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
In lawsuits, same-sex couples say U.S. wrongly denied their children citizenship
When Blixt tried to register her son as an American citizen at the U.S. consulate, officials refused because he was not her blood relative, and her wife, who conceived the …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 5:53 p.m.
Most Spokane, Coeur d’Alene hospitals saw childbirth uptick last year
If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Baby gene therapy study offers hope for fatal muscle disease
A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots’ lives, and some began to roll over, …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
Knitting for a cause: Purple baby caps signal normal crying patterns, aim to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome
Click for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps Campaign is a grassroots U.S. education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. It’s in partnership with hospitals, public …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Sextuplets thriving after delivery at Virginia hospital
A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
MRSA bacteria infected 10 infants at California hospital
Over the course of eight months, the lethal bacteria MRSA infected 10 already critically ill infants in the University of California, Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law
Records show dozens of babies were surrendered to Child Protective Services from 2009 to 2016 under a Washington state law that allows parents to turn their newborns over to protective …
Sun., April 9, 2017
Michael Gerson: What caused Trump’s change of heart?
This is the first instance I can recall of Trump showing public empathy for the lives of foreigners. It was jarring in its humanity.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Baby from Oregon faith-healing church dies after delivery
Authorities are investigating the death of a baby girl born to two members of an Oregon church that embraces faith healing.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Cuba wants more babies, so it’s giving parental leave to grandparents, too
Cuba is giving parental leave to the grandparents of newborns, the country’s latest attempt to reverse its sagging birthrate and defuse a demographic time bomb.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane’s ‘perfect’ baby slated to illustrate chapter on babies in new encyclopedia
Billy Sass, Spokane’s “perfect” baby, was about to be honored as the perfect baby for all of America in an upcoming encyclopedia.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Laughing gas makes a comeback as option for pain relief in labor
Nitrous oxide – what many know as laughing gas from the dentist office – is growing in popularity as a way to provide pain relief during childbirth.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Chubby babies on the decline in aid program serving millions
Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in a government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation’s …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap
PHILADELPHIA – There’s a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving
Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
New Jersey proposal expands infertility coverage to lesbians
A federal lawsuit brought by a New Jersey lesbian couple who want to have a baby may mean insurance coverage for women who currently don’t meet the state’s definition of …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Oregon parents welcome identical triplet girls in rare event
Logan Brown-Fletcher and Amber Hills, 19-year-old high school sweethearts and first-time parents from Newberg, Oregon, welcomed identical girl triplets Raelyn, Avery and Elaina on Monday. Their neonatologist, Dr. Craig Novack, …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Oregon Zoo takes in wild bobcat kitten
The Oregon Zoo has taken in a 2-month-old bobcat kitten that was removed from the wild near Eagle Point, Oregon by well-intentioned but misguided humans.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
This $1 cup could save millions of babies
Experts at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and the nonprofit global health organization PATH have spent the past five years developing a small spouted feeding cup aimed at preventing …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Emma and Noah still tops for baby names
For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Social Security Administration. That’s the third …
Tue., April 5, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Man praised, jailed for his homemade whiskey
From our archives, 100 years ago A court hearing on a bootlegging charge turned into a whisky-tasting session.
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
States change newborn screening procedures in wake of investigation
States across the country are making significant changes to their newborn screening programs after a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found that thousands of hospitals were late in sending babies’ blood …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Spokane County hospitals were worst in state for sending newborn blood samples on time
Two hospitals in Spokane County had the worst record last year in Washington for sending newborn screening samples on time to the state’s specialized lab. At Valley Hospital, more than …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Newborn screening questions for parents to ask of hospitals
Experts in the field of newborn screening say that turnaround time – how quickly a blood sample is obtained after birth and sent to the lab to be analyzed – …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Moms need to plan before they pump
Other than the part about sucking down milk, cuddly babies and mechanical breast pumps have little in common. That’s one reason producing milk can be difficult for many women back …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Breast-feeding while on the job challenging
Breast-feeding her son, Mateo, was painful and difficult for Becky Alcala. The baby had a tongue-tie, limiting his ability to nurse. A specialist confirmed the condition and snipped the baby’s …
Tue., July 9, 2013
New retail, resource center for new parents
Forty-five hundred square feet might seem like a lot of space for a bunch of babies. But in creating their “natural parenting” retail and resource center Bella Cova, Heather and …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
Baby shower hosts get creative
If you’re throwing a baby shower, creating a festive atmosphere is part of the fun. Whether you’re nurturing an elaborate party plan or just want a little inspiration to get …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
With baby photos, men and women speak very differently
I have been conducting research into the differences between men and women when it comes to the viewing of baby photos. My conclusion? The contrast could not be more stark. …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2012, 4:40 p.m.
Valley police investigate death of 2-month-old child
Spokane Valley police are investigating the death of a 2-month-old child.