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Other Foods While Breast Feeding
Jun03

Other Foods While Breast Feeding

Breast milk is actually the only food your baby will need until 4 months of age, although most babies do well on breast milk alone for 6 months or better. There is really no advantage to adding other foods or milks before 4 – 6 months, except under unusual circumstances. Water Breast milk is over 90% water. Even in the hottest days of summer, a baby won’t require any extra water. If a baby isn’t feeding well, they...

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Being Healthy Can Be Fun And Fun Can Be Healthy
Apr22

Being Healthy Can Be Fun And Fun Can Be Healthy

Fun is good for you! The enjoyment of life affects your health in a positive way. It’s a fact! Your attitude, feelings, and emotions can have a positive or negative effect on your health. You can improve your health in many ways, and we are going to talk about a few. We are going to have a little fun with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, exercise, personal relationships, mental gymnastics, and relaxation and rest. Sounds...

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Art-based After School Activities
Apr21

Art-based After School Activities

A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that participating in the arts nurtures the development of social, personal and cognitive skills. Programs based on Arts can improve academic achievement and decrease the tendency towards delinquency. It helps youth form positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem. Arts programs involve communication, interpretation and understanding of complex symbols, much...

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Losing Weight the Healthy Way
Mar27

Losing Weight the Healthy Way

Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or obese in 1999. Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020. One way to prevent this scenario is to make people aware of the risks of being overweight or obese. Here are some diseases that you are putting yourself in risk of if you are carrying a lot of extra pounds: 1. heart disease 2. stroke 3. diabetes 4. cancer 5....

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Yes, I’m Over 35, But Do I Really Need an Amnio?
Mar11

Yes, I’m Over 35, But Do I Really Need an Amnio?

Since that screening doesn’t provide the highest level of risk accuracy available, I knew that if I wanted to find out—with more than 99 percent certainty—whether my baby had DS, trisomy 13, trisomy 18 or sex chromosome abnormalities such as Turner syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome, I’d probably need to go the invasive route: amniocentesis or CVS. Amniocentesis—usually done when a woman is between 16 and 22 weeks pregnant—allows your...

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