Month: December 2019

Influenza (flu) can be dangerous. Although everyone is at risk of contracting the flu, those who are pregnant or have just given birth are much more susceptible to the more severe effects of the illness. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant during flu season should get their flu shot. The flu shot may
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: All parents want their kids to succeed. When you provide for your children, it is important to not only meet their living needs, but also their needs for the future. Your children will be entering a competitive
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The tonsils are two small lymph nodes located either side of the back of the throat. As with other lymph nodes, they form part of the immune system. Their job is to keep viruses and bacteria from making their way into the body through the nose and mouth. Sometimes, however, viruses and bacteria manage to
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Meningococcemia is a severe form of blood poisoning that affects the entire body. It is also called meningococcal septicemia. The hallmark sign of meningococcemia is a rash that does not fade under pressure. The rash can appear anywhere on the body due to damaged blood vessels allowing blood to “leak” into the skin. Meningococcemia can
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Some may ask why children need grandparents and extended family. It’s no secret when people say ‘the more the merrier’, whether it is grandparents or extended family, everyone can use a stable, built-in village in their lives. This is especially
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Kids love toys and very rightly so. Toys keep them occupied and entertained. But when kids turn three, they are less likely to be entertained by basic toys and games. A three-year-old can play with complex toys, including the ones with levers, buttons, and other moving parts (1). Therefore, it is time for you to
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Although a fever is not typically dangerous, when it occurs during pregnancy, it may affect a developing fetus. A fever occurs when a person’s body reaches a higher temperature than the expected normal range. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for a fever, as well as the effects a
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Some people are just natural born joke tellers.  They’re the ones who break the ice and make small talk fun.  For others, they have to learn to flex those joke-telling muscles.  How does one learn to be funny? Well, it
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Image: Shutterstock Studies suggest the occasional use of the Scottish surnames or last names started somewhere between the 10th and 12th centuries when the Normans introduced them in 1066. However, the more frequent use of Scottish surnames started around the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the Scottish surnames are known to have patronymic, habitational,
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The Moro reflex, or startle reflex, refers to an involuntary motor response that infants develop shortly after birth. A Moro reflex may involve the infant suddenly splaying their arms and moving their legs before bringing their arms in front of their body. Doctors often check for the Moro reflex during the first few postdelivery examinations.
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. If you are part of a church organization, chances are you have heard of Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse is based upon the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). Many passed by a hurting man but the Samaritan rescued
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A woman considering an abortion may wonder about any effects on future pregnancies. In most cases, an abortion does not affect fertility and has no impact on other pregnancies. There are two methods: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type that a woman chooses may depend on several factors, including how far along the pregnancy
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Depression is more than just sadness and can be a serious and potentially life threatening illness. Even very young children can develop depression, so parents and caregivers must take the condition seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.2% of children aged between 3 and 17 in the United States have
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Having trouble finding the perfect toy for a 4-year-old girl? Look no further, our list of award winning toys for 4-year-old girls is just what you need. At 4-years old, little girls are not toddlers anymore, but they are still considered “little kids” to the older kids.  What is important to note is that at
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Everyone goes through puberty slightly differently, but there are puberty stages that usually happen at certain ages in a young person’s development. In this article, we look at the stages of puberty for males and females, and the ways that parents and caregivers can help to support kids through this time. Share on PinterestPeople’s experience
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Taking part in a sport has a lot of health benefits. Basketball is one of the many sports that is popular with both kids and adults. If your little one wants to try playing basketball as a sport or leisure activity, you can encourage them by getting them the perfect basketball. But how do you
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Although they are very similar, there are some key differences between folic acid and folate. Both relate to vitamin B-9, which plays a key role in preventing birth irregularities and aiding the production of healthy red
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Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash to develop on the scalp, face, or other parts of the body. Many people call it dandruff. Rarely, a person can experience temporary hair loss with seborrheic dermatitis. In this article, find out more about seborrheic dermatitis and how it may cause hair
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IN THIS ARTICLE Babies love playing in the pool and splashing water. So, it would be a good idea to get them a good baby float. This way, you could spend more quality time with your baby. Buying a baby float is quite easy when you know what you want. But if you are not
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Hanukkah is a celebration that takes place over the course of 8 days commemorating the re-dedication of the Jewish Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BC. The story of Hanukkah addresses the events surrounding the Jews having risen against their Syrian-Greek oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt, as well as a miracle that took
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Fitness should not only be a hobby but a habit that every person must develop since childhood. If you want to give your child a healthy life, you need to prioritize fitness. Different fitness routines and regimes can have different results, and therefore, a fitness tracker can help track your child’s fitness. IN THIS ARTICLE
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Most people have heard pregnancy-related advice or information, which often focuses on what different symptoms mean, how to tell the sex of the baby, and what a woman can and cannot do during pregnancy. Although some pieces of information, particularly those from healthcare professionals, can be accurate and helpful, lots of myths circulate pregnancy. Here,
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The holiday break is quickly approaching, and parents everywhere are so busy gearing up for Christmas, Hannukah, and other celebrations that they often forget that the kids will be home all day, every day for a few weeks. So what
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