Whether you are taking a swim, going for a hike or enjoying an evening by the campfire, nothing can ruin your camping excursion faster than illness or injury. Julie Xeras, MD, of Renown Medical Group offers tips on how to avoid the eight most common outdoor health hazards.
Too much sun exposure can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Young children, the elderly and athletes who are outdoors in the hot sun for extended periods of time are at the greatest risk. To avoid the adverse effects of the sun, drink plenty of fluids, wear a hat, and don’t forget the …
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by registering now for next week’s Liquid Gold 5K. The August 2 event is a 5K run/walk through the University of Nevada campus. Bring the entire family to this stroller-friendly event and enjoy music, food, vendors, including Renown Children’s Hospital and The Lactation Connection and a great raffle! Register today.
See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.
1. You’ll feel far less crazy (we promise!)
A study of postpartum mamas found that those who breastfed their babies showed far less anxiety and more mutuality at one month postpartum than those who didn’t.
2. It lowers the risk of childhood cancers
One study found the risk of childhood cancer in formula-fed children was 2-8 times that of long-term breastfed children. The risk for short-term formula feeders was 1-9 times that of long-term breast feeders.
3. …And breast cancer in mamas!
Get this: If women who breast fed for less than 3 months were to stick it out for 4 to 12 months, breast cancer among parous premenopausal women could be reduced by 11%. …