Born and raised in Philadelphia, Gilbert, a lover of music and beauty, enjoyed an early career as an opera singer, but went to also make professional contributions in radio, publishing and film. She was a decades-long student and supporter of Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam.
The British study found that introducing solid food to babies before the government's six-month guideline was associated with babies sleeping an average of about seven minutes more a night than their exclusively breastfed peers.
Thousands of young children swallow button batteries each year. A team of pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialists from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nationwide Children's Hospital has discovered that giving a child honey to eat after he or she has swallowed a small battery can prevent serious injury and possibly even death.
Rita Giordano is a health and science reporter. She writes about pediatrics and issues involving children and youth.