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There’s been a lot of coverage in the news this week about the hundreds of children across the United States who have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory illness. Scientists say they believe the bug to blame is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). I am not aware of any diagnosed cases in the northern Nevada area. The virus will likely spread quickly and may already be here, but testing simply hasn’t been done to confirm it.
Most people will have symptoms of a common cold including cough, runny nose and sneezing. Some, however, can develop a fever, wheezing or …
A common question I get quite often is “are mood swings normal during pregnancy?” The short answer is yes. Almost every patient I see complains of mood swings. They can be subtle, such as less patience with their kids or husband, or much greater like crying at TV commercials and feeling a lot of anger.
If you are pregnant and suffering from mood swings, be patient with yourself and tell your loved ones to have more patience with you, because this will likely continue throughout your pregnancy.
Some suggestions I share with moms-to-be who are trying to get a handle on their mood swings include:
- Write your feelings and …