Month: April 2021

Image: iStock Breastfeeding is a special journey with specific nutritional needs. Your nutrient and calorie requirement is higher as your body needs more calories and nutrients to produce breast milk and facilitate postpartum recovery. Healthy snacking options, such as lactation smoothies, added to your nursing diet could help meet these needs with ease. Lactation smoothies
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Argh! It’s so frustrating to prepare food for our babies and toddlers only for them to then promptly throw it on the floor, am I right? If you’re not sure how to handle it when your toddler throws food and this behavior is repeating in your home, it can be so aggravating – but you’re
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The numbers of recommended vaccine doses, including measles vaccine, administered to children decreased dramatically after the declaration of a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Pediatrics. While the decrease was lower and recovered in children under 2 years of age,
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In focused attempts to bring an end to the deadly spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, two new mRNA vaccines were rolled out after receiving emergency use authorization (EUA) by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The mRNA vaccines Both
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Early and accurate diagnosis leads to optimal recovery from concussion. Over the past year across a series of studies, the Minds Matter Concussion Program research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has systematically evaluated the use of the visio-vestibular examination (VVE) and its ability to enhance concussion diagnosis and management. The latest of these
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Patients who have preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and live in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater chance of hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. Angelico Mendy, MD, PhD, assistant professor of environmental and public health sciences, at the
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Image: Shutterstock Most places have last names that have been present in families for centuries. However, it is not the case with Hawaii. Hawaiian naming traditions have changed over the past few decades. The island’s original inhabitants mostly used first names. But, with an inflow of immigrants to these magnificent islands, the use of surnames
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From painting sticks to making mud pies, have some outdoor fun with your little one with any of these nature-inspired activities. Photo Gallery 25 nature-inspired activities for toddlers 1 / 25 Photo: iStockphoto 1. Plant a garden Planting a garden doesn’t have to be complicated. One great way to welcome spring into your home is
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The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/challenge) Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to
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