Baby on the Way?

By , December 8th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Baby on the WayGet ready for baby and your upcoming visit to the hospital by registering for our monthly Baby & Family Suites Tours.

Scheduled on the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m., this hour long, free tour includes a visit to the Baby & Family Suites, Labor & Delivery rooms, Labor Assessment Area and the William N. Pennington Nursery.

You’ll also learn more about the pre-admission process, where to check-in and what to expect during your visit.

Register online.

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

By , December 4th, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

What is gestational diabetes?Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a condition that occurs during pregnancy in which your body is not processing sugars correctly. It is usually related to your diet and lifestyle, but genetics and pregnancy hormones play a large role as well.

How can I prevent gestational diabetes?

Your diet should consist of fresh foods, most importantly fruits, vegetables, lean protein such as eggs, fish, chicken, and complex carbohydrates like whole wheat cereals, breads and pastas. The main culprits for increasing your risk of GDM are sugar-based foods such as sodas and juices, white breads, rice, tortillas, and any processed foods such as fast food, cookies, cakes and candy.

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Recognizing the Signs of Croup

By , December 2nd, 2014 | Infant Care, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group

"how to treat childrens allergies"Croup is a common childhood infection seen throughout the year, most commonly in late fall and early winter. It is usually caused by a virus called parainfluenza. However, the symptoms of croup can be caused by several different viruses.

Typically, croup will start out with a sudden fever, runny nose and classic, deep, barky cough. The cough is described by many as sounding like a seal or dog bark. The deep cough and fever usually last two to three days and is always exaggerated at night. The cough is caused by swelling of the upper airway/throat area. Because of this …

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