Month: August 2018

An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device that doctors place inside the uterus as a contraceptive. Many people experience IUD side effects, especially in the first few weeks to months following insertion. There are two types of IUD available. One type secretes hormones while the other contains copper. Hormone-secreting IUDs release the synthetic
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This is a guest post written by Motif Medical. Sleep, eat, work, play, repeat. If this sounds like your normal routine then you might be a new mom getting into the groove of things. However, now you need be prepared to return to your job after your maternity leave! We understand that you have a
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Image: Shutterstock For a teen, being fashionable is rather important. This importance has led to quite a surge in the kind of clothes manufactured today. Most teens keep abreast with the latest trends in fashion and are excited about every new trend. But, fashion does not mean expensive or extravagant clothes. You need to look
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A chemical pregnancy is one that results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. Doctors call it a chemical pregnancy because levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are initially elevated enough to produce a positive result on a pregnancy test but dip again before a doctor can see the
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Artificial turf has become more advanced in recent years, and it is increasingly popular as a surface on which to play a variety of sports. However, it does come with the risk of turf burn. In some ways, turf may be safer than grass. For example, it provides more cushioning than grass during winter. However,
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When someone close to you suffers a loss, you may want to do something to comfort your friend, but you are afraid of doing the “wrong” thing. You may be even so scared of doing the “wrong thing” that you do not do anything for the person. There is no one size fits all approach
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Image: Shutterstock Do you often feel worried that your child might contract a bacterial or a fungal infection? And do you wonder how you can prevent that from happening? Infections are common in children, and most of them are not very serious. Unlike adults and teenagers, children and babies are susceptible to seasonal infections all
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What causes irregular periods? Your menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of your last period to the start of your next period. Your period is considered irregular if it’s longer than 38 days or if the duration varies. Irregular periods can have several causes, from hormonal imbalances to other underlying conditions, and should
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Psoriatic arthritis usually occurs in people who already have psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis experience symptoms of both the skin condition and arthritis. When children and adolescents develop the condition, doctors diagnose them with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune disorder. Medical experts believe that it develops when the immune system
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J.K. Rowling is quite familiar with the highs and lows of raising children. The Harry Potter creator has three kids: Jessica, 25, David, 15, and Mackenzie, 13. In honor of the world-renowned writer’s birthday (and that of Harry Potter, who she has called her “fictional son”), we’ve rounded up 13 of her best quotes about motherhood. 
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We all agree that motherhood brings with it the most soul satisfying experiences we have as women. But many times we find ourselves alone without friends, let alone mom friends, because the art of mothering takes so much of our time. That is why it can be hard to make friends, let alone an entire
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Image: iStock The mildly sticky substance that lines up the canal of your ear is not dirt, but it is called ear wax or cerumen. It is a mixture of the secretions produced by the inner lining of your ear canal, the dead skin cells of your ear and the fine hair that lines up
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What are the recommendations for alcohol consumption while breast-feeding? Moderate alcohol consumption is safe for mothers breast-feeding their infants. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as about one drink per day. At this level, research shows there are no known harmful effects to the infant. However, more than one drink per day is not recommended. Of
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Overview Chickenpox and measles are both infectious diseases that are caused by viruses. They’re caused by two different viruses. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Measles, also called rubeola, is caused by the measles virus. Both diseases used to be common childhood infections, but now are preventable through vaccination. There are still far fewer
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A series of stunning photos is celebrating the beauty of breastfeeding around the world. In honor of National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, Lansinoh partnered with photographer Tina Boyadjieva to capture mothers nursing their children in 18 countries, including Peru, France, Turkey and South Africa. Tina Boyadjieva/Courtesy of Lansinoh Tina Boyadjieva photographed a woman
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Miscarriage rates by week vary between women. However, the odds of having a miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, start to drop as the pregnancy progresses. The risk figures for pregnancy loss are just averages, so each woman’s risk may be higher or lower depending on a range of factors. A pregnancy loss can occur before a
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As our little ones prepare to head back to school, shopping for the school year will soon be in full swing. From backpacks to footwear, parents love to use those tax-free weekends, end-of-summer sales, and back-to-school coupon codes to stock up on all the gear our kids need for the upcoming fall/winter season. One important
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Image: Shutterstock Abdominal or stomach pain is common among children and most cases are treatable. Kids up to the age of 11 may suffer from these problems. However, abdominal pain in teenagers is not common and could be a cause for concern. A frequent or recurring pain should be examined and medical help should be
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