How to Treat Constipation in Your Child

How to Treat Constipation in Your Child Every kid has a bout of constipation during childhood, so it’s rarely something to worry about. It can be caused by hundreds of things, from fatty, sugary diets to medication side effects, or even the simple fear that going to the bathroom will hurt. Your home treatment should vary depending on if this is a one-time blockage or a chronic problem.   One-Time Constipation Sometimes your child’s digestive system just doesn’t get the job done, and they may go without a bowel movement for several days. Fiber and fluids aren’t enough at that

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National Nurses Week

    National Nurses Week   On the day you were born, a nurse was there to clean you up and wrap you in a blanket. A nurse took your temperature when you got an ear infection in 3rd grade. And a nurse measured your blood pressure just last week.   But they do so much more than that. They help patients with contagious and dangerous diseases, knowing they’re at risk. They calm and restrain violent patients, and comfort those who are scared and confused.   They give all of themselves to their work, knowing that at any time their

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6 Non-Cliche Mother’s Day Gifts

6 Non-Cliché Mother’s Day Gifts   Last year it was a pair of earrings, and the year before it was flowers. Of course Mom was happy to get something from you on Mother’s Day, but this year you want to turn “happy” into “ecstatic”.   You’ve got to get her something you know she wants, but isn’t expecting. Use these six ideas to find the right gift that will get you on the good list for months.   Portable Bluetooth speaker Every mom has her tunes, but might not know how to listen to them outside of the car radio.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day   Saturday April 30th, 2016 10:00 AM—2:00 PM   Please note that due to regulations, medications can only be accepted during event hours. No inhalers, sharps, or glass accepted.     The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is hosting its 11th National Medication Take-Back Day on April 30 this year. This event is designed to promote awareness of and reduce abuse of prescription drugs in the United States.   Anyone in the community can come to a dropoff location to get rid of their unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The unused, expired or

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8 Must-Haves For Your Medicine Cabinet

8 Must-Haves for your Medicine Cabinet   When we were kids, being sick meant a day home from school watching cartoons on the couch. Mom or Dad would always have the right medicine for us back then. Now that you’ve grown up and might have kids of your own, you’re the one who needs to keep the medicine cabinet stocked in case of another cartoons-on-the-couch day.   You don’t have to keep a vault of every kind of drug on the market, but a collection of go-to medical supplies is essential to being ready for the most common bumps and

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Mandy’s Story

Mandy’s Story Up until November 2015 I thought I was perfectly healthy. I woke up every day feeling great. I went to tan after work one evening, and while trying to get my chest adjusted—it’s not always fun having big breasts, they never go where they are supposed to lol—I felt a lump that was different. I had this feeling that it wasn’t good. I went home and told BJ. For two weeks it was all I thought about. I went in for a doctor’s appointment and she scheduled me for a mammogram the following day. The gut feeling I

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The Value of Generic

  We all strive to be unique, expressing our individuality wherever we can and carving out our place in the world. The last thing we want is for someone to call us “generic”.   But when you apply the same word to medication, generic is something you might want to seek out. Many people think that generic medication must be of a lower quality than brand name drugs, but that’s a myth that needs to be debunked.   Why are generic drugs cheaper than brand-name drugs? Generic drugs are less expensive because they can only be produced after the patent

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment

  How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment   Doctors are the experts we go to in our times of weakness. When we can’t or don’t know how to take care of ourselves, the doctor usually has the answer.   But the secret to a good trip to the doctor’s is in how you communicate with them. A blood test or X-ray can only show so much: explaining just how you feel is the key, and it’s central to these tips for getting the most out of your doctor’s appointment.   Do some research first   The

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Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

  Healthy Eating During Pregnancy Every rule that you’re told about eating healthy applies double during pregnancy. Your baby needs certain vitamins and nutrients in order to grow as healthy as possible, so we’ve made a diet guide to help you eat right.   Hit the Fruits and Veggies   Never is it more important to eat fruits and vegetables than during pregnancy. They are packed full of nutrients like potassium, fiber and vitamin C, and you can easily get full on them without over-eating. For example, half of a ripe avocado contains only 161 calories, while providing the fullness

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Healthy Recipes for Busy Moms

Healthy Recipes for Busy Moms Being a mom means you’re always rushing from one thing to the next without any time to rest. But just because you don’t have hours to prepare a home-cooked meal every night doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious recipes that are both healthy and quick to prepare. If you need to put some flavor into your nightly meals without packing them with calories, check out these healthy recipes for busy moms:   1) Slow Cooker Sausage with Pasta Sauce This is a great meal for putting restaurant-style pasta right onto your dinner table. Get as

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