As we roll into a New Year, we also take the time to look back at 2014 – a year filled with stories that warmed our hearts. From special visitors to a “tiny” marriage proposal, and even a homecoming from across the ocean…these were just a few of our favorite memories.
Read the full story on Best Medicine.
Vickie Fisher, J.D., CPST-I, REMSA
Winter weather has come to the Reno/Sparks area!
With the colder weather, please remember to avoid placing children in bulky winter clothes before putting them in their car seat. Yes, it’s cold outside, but resist the temptation. A bulky coat can compress in a crash, creating a loose car seat harness and putting your child at a greater risk of injury in a crash. Instead, strap your child in the car seat and then cover him/her with a blanket or put the coat on backwards. Strap, then wrap!
Make sure your child’s harness is adjusted correctly year-round by using the “pinch test”—the best way to make sure …
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Many people like to start the new year by making some positive changes in their lives, including resolving to lead a healthier life. If you are pregnant or nursing, what are some of the breastfeeding resolutions that you can make?
Here are a few suggestions:
- If you are pregnant, research the benefits of breastfeeding; talk to friends, your doctor or a lactation consultant.
- If you are already breastfeeding, think about breastfeeding longer than you had planned.
- Find help if you need it. Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but there is help. Call your doctor or a lactation consultant to answer your questions. Consider joining a support group or class.
- Eat a healthy …