Many of us are aware of the effects of unprotected overexposure to the sun, but let’s look at a few facts: Over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. (GoodHousekeeping) According to the CDC, just a few serious sunburns can increase a child’s risk for developing skin cancer later in life. (REI.com) [...]
What is Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke? Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when the body overheats. Exposure to high temperature, combined with high humidity or strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. The body is unable to cool itself efficiently. Dehydration can develop. The main issue with dehydration is the loss of electrolytes and minerals (e.g., [...]
Learn about the different changes your body can experience after you give birth. In this MommyPage article, expectant mothers can read about what to expect after they're expecting--everything from weight changes to hair loss!
With family budgets getting tighter and tighter, it’s sometimes difficult to plan a little bit of family fun in the summer. An AAA survey in 2008 “showed that the average American couple traveling in North America would spend about $250 per day for lodging and meals. Typically, people travel for 2-5 days so this would [...]
Warmer weather has arrived and with it, the bugs. Some of us are more prone to being eaten alive than others. Some can walk through a wall of mosquitoes or black flies and come out unscathed. Still others look like they’ve been swarmed as bright red itchy spots appear on their skin. A simple solution [...]
Many of us grew up taking the little, pink, chewable baby aspirin. Our mothers would give us a dose to treat fever or pain. In the 80s, many doctors and the Centers for Disease Control became aware of the risk of giving aspirin to children and teenagers and the development of Reye’s Syndrome. While aspirin [...]
One of the scariest experiences for a mother, or any child’s caregiver such as a teacher or babysitter, is to realize that your child is choking. “Choking is the leading cause of death among children, especially those under age 4. It’s the number one cause of accidental death in babies under 1. For every death [...]
Being a twin herself, Heather and her husband were ecstatic once she found out she was pregnant with twins!
Read about how they are preparing for the arrival of their twins.
What is Pierre Robin Sequence? Pierre Robin (pronounced Roban) sequence or complex is a congenital birth defect that features a smaller-than-normal lower jaw (micrognathia) and/or a lower jaw that is set back from the upper jaw (retrognathia). As a result, the tongue is pushed towards the back of the throat where it fall back and [...]
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