Unhealthy Air

By , September 18th, 2014 | News, Safety | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, a pediatrician at Renown Medical Group Pediatrics, explains how the smoke in the air is affecting our kids and what parents should do to protect them.

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The Importance of Prenatal Tests

By , September 16th, 2014 | Pregnancy | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

The Importance of Prenatal TestsI know it seems like we take a lot of blood from you during pregnancy, but it is quite important to see how your body is functioning during pregnancy and ensure you and the baby are healthy. If you are ever unsure about a test, discuss it with your doctor. 

The first blood testing done, which is usually at your first visit, whether that be 10 weeks or 20 weeks, depending when you first see the doctor, is the prenatal panel. This includes testing for diseases that could affect the pregnancy such as hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV. It also tests your iron levels, blood type, …

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Breastfeeding Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Infections and Allergies

By , September 12th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Infections and AllergiesSeveral studies have concluded that breastfeeding at the beginning of an infant’s life can lead to many health benefits. Now, two recent studies are adding even more evidence that breastfeeding is good for the baby. According to these studies, breast milk can reduce a child’s risk of infections and allergies.

In the first study headed by Dr. Ruowei Li from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the researchers examined information gathered during medical office visits. The sample included almost 1,300 children all aged six. The researchers found that children who were breastfed for nine or more months had a lower risk of contracting ear, throat or …

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