The idea of HEAL, or Healthy Eating Active Living, originated with Kaiser Permanente as a Community Health Initiative intending to “improve the health of individuals, families, and communities by addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.”
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When many pregnant women picture their future babies, they imagine being able to breastfeed their infants to provide them nourishment and to keep them healthy and growing. Unfortunately, breastfeeding issues can arise for many reasons, such as food allergies in the baby, milk supply issues in the mother, and health issues in the baby or mother. One roadblock to breastfeeding that is increasingly being recognized is that of tongue tie and lip tie.
Forty years ago this week, Sonia Brown walked into Lompoc Hospital, figuring she might become a volunteer or maybe even try to get hired. The native of Jamaica had completed her nursing training in London, England, and moved to the U.S. with her husband, Billie, a service member.