Archive | November, 2008

7 Tips To Reduce Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Posted on 30 November 2008 by

A woman can go through a lot in order to keep up with the needs of pregnancy. As the body adapts to the changes, the sustained release of estrogen and progesterone, may also cause mood changes. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can have an impact on neurotransmitters, which are responsible for regulating mood. This usually occurs […]

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Lipid Screening: A Must For All Children After Age 2!

Posted on 30 November 2008 by

Given the epidemic of childhood obesity and the dramatic increase of long term diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently issued a recommendation that after age 2, and not more than 10 years of age, children should receive a full fasting lipid profile screening. Researchers have found that at […]

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How To Promote Safety For Your School-Aged Child

Posted on 29 November 2008 by

School-aged Children are generally allowed more independence because they are more capable of taking care of themselves and they can also reliably follow instructions. With increased independence, school-aged children are also prone to accidents. Parents therefore need to take caution, and teach children safety guidelines whether at home, in school or at play. Parents should […]

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Bullying At School: How To Help Your Child Through Tough Times

Posted on 28 November 2008 by

School can be a very good learning ground for children. It allows a child to explore a different environment outside from home. Mental, emotional and social skills are developed at school. However, there are instances at school wherein your child may have difficulty coping. Around fifty percent of children experience bullying at school. While the […]

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What You Need To Know About Atopic Dermatitis

Posted on 27 November 2008 by

Atopic dermatitis is what sometimes other people call as “skin allergy”. It is a recurring, distinctive cutaneous inflammatory condition with strong genetic predisposition. The skin lesion can start as early as infancy and progress to childhood and adolescence. It has a relapsing course and patients with atopic dermatitis are also at risk for developing allergic […]

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7 Tips On How To Balance Work and Family Life

Posted on 27 November 2008 by

Parenting can bring you so much joy, but it can also be really tough sometimes. As much as parents would like to be the perfect role model, the fact remains that we are also humans, capable of committing mistakes. After a hard day from work, you may find yourself really irritable and short-tempered. Although you […]

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Healthy Snacking Tips For Children

Posted on 26 November 2008 by

Children are always on the go, and as much as we want them to eat healthy, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with them. Snacking is important for children because it provides them the energy that they need. Unhealthy eating can pave the way for bad eating habits later on. Parents then need […]

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Is it Really Necessary to Quit Caffeine During Pregnancy?

Posted on 26 November 2008 by

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in some plants, beans, and seeds. Most of the time, it is associated with coffee which contains the highest caffeine concentration. However, caffeine is also found in a number of food and beverages like nuts, colas, hot chocolate and other chocolate products. It can also be found in […]

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How To Prevent Aspiration In Infants

Posted on 26 November 2008 by

Accidents are common during infancy because parents tend to take in stride what their child is capable of doing. It is important that parents anticipate any potential risks in a child’s environment to prevent accidents from occurring. Aspiration is common during infancy because it is a baby’s reflex to grab and place objects in the […]

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How To Allergy-Proof Your Home

Posted on 26 November 2008 by

Allergies are common among children and adults. Allergens or allergy triggers can be found everywhere. Parents who have a history of allergies need to be extra cautious with their children because they may also have allergy symptoms. Sometimes it can be hard to identify triggers especially if you are exposed to a couple of potential […]

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Which Birth Control Method Is Best For Me?

Posted on 25 November 2008 by

There are a lot of birth control methods available for couples to choose from. All these methods allow a woman or a couple to decide whether or when to have a child. There is no such thing as an ideal contraceptive because all of them have side effects. One important thing though, in choosing which […]

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