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Celebrating Cord Blood

Celebrating umbilical cord blood may sound a little strange, but when you learn about how cord blood stem cells are helping change lives for the better, you’ll see how it really is something to celebrate!  Read More

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Getting Your Child to Sleep While on Vacation.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

Summer is finally here! Many families will be embark on a vacation this summer in the hopes of some relaxation time. Unfortunately, along with vacation relaxation often comes vacation sleep deprivation! Family vacations are known to wreak havoc on a child’s sleep. Sleeping in a new place isn’t easy for many adults, no less for children. Couple that change in sleep environment with changes to sleep schedules and routines, and you have a recipe for a sleep disaster! Read More

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ViaCord Joins March of Dimes Boston Walk
Teaming Up to Fight Premature Births

This Saturday, May 7th is the Boston March for Babies and we couldn’t be more excited to support the March of Dimes’ mission of helping women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.  ViaCord and PerkinElmer employees are gathering to join the three mile walk around Boston’s iconic Charles River and we’ll also be sponsoring a Superhero Tent where kids will sport capes and have fun running through a superhero inspired obstacle course!

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Light It Up Blue For #AutismAwareness

Autism, a disorder that appears in the first three years of life, affects the brain’s development and impacts social and communication skills.While the exact causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are unknown, research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles. Read More

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Win Free Cord Blood Banking with the #ViaCordbumpie Photo Contest!

Pregnancy is such an exciting time for many reasons.  From picking out nursery colors to stocking up on baby bottles, there is a ton to do to prepare for your new baby, but there also is a ton to celebrate! Read More

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How to Prepare Sleep Schedules for Daylight Saving Time.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban Ph.D.

Springtime is upon us!  This change in seasons brings us warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and longer days.  Unfortunately, it also brings to parents the dreaded daylight savings time shift in sleep.  This “Spring Forward” can be stressful to parents of young children, as it can disrupt sleep schedules and routines.  I am here to offer my best tips for the upcoming daylight savings time so that your family has a smooth transition into Spring. Read More