Archive | November, 2015

Mommy Wars Part 1: The Debate Over Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

In this mommy wars series, we’ll examine three points of contention among moms and how to navigate the debate, so an all-out war doesn’t ensue. A common sore spot among moms is the choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding. Hostility is high. And insults get hurled like: “You’re lazy, selfish, and you don’t love your […]

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Who’s In The Operating Room With You During Heart Surgery?

Having heart surgery is scary enough. Having a bunch of masked strangers stand over as you prepare to have surgery is even scarier. Although surgeons perform successful heart surgeries all the time, this may be your first time. So, who helps out during the actual procedure may be a mystery to you. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Things To Do Before College: A Medical Checklist For Your Child

Going to college can be a thrilling experience. Your child may be leaving home for the first time or traveling far away to new friends, new places, new everything. It’s a rush. In the excitement, however, don’t forget about some fundamental things your child needs to handle health-wise—particularly if she has a chronic health condition […]

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Is Fruit Bad For Your Health?

You turn on the TV and there’s a slick talk show host promising dramatic weight loss results if you stop eating grapes. You click on a link while surfing the internet, and suddenly a pop-up suggests that you’ll drop those last 10 pounds—if you never eat bananas again. Seemingly healthy fruits have suddenly become the […]

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5 Ways A Child Life Specialist Uses Play Therapy To Help Sick Kids Cope

When your child is hospitalized, your main concern as a parent is making sure she receives whatever treatment is necessary to get her physically healthy again. But hospitalization can disrupt a child’s mental health and development as well. That’s where child life specialists come in. A child life specialist’s job is to support children and […]

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