Tips to Curb Morning Sickness

By , August 11th, 2015 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

Morning sickness is very common, especially in early pregnancy. Morning sickness is caused by an increase in pregnancy hormones, which are at their highest during the first trimester. In most cases, symptoms subside by around 14 weeks, though you may have some nausea that continues into the second trimester.

To help you get through the rough times, I have a few recommendations:

  • Eat regularly. Having a small snack like crackers or a piece of fruit every two hours often keeps nausea at bay. Plain foods such as fruit, breads or crackers are the gentlest on your tummy.
  • Stay away from fatty foods, greasy foods and soda.

The Gift of Giving

By , August 6th, 2015 | Events, News, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

A parade of motorcycles and teddy bears made its way to Renown Children’s Hospital for the annual Christmas in July Toy Run.

The generous group of motorcyclists from the Old Tyme Saloon on Geiger Grade in Reno, spent months collecting donated toys and arrived, on motorcycle, to hand them out to kids in the hospital.

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Recognizing the Signs of Mastitis

By , | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Recognizing the Signs of MastitisWhile some moms never experience any discomfort or breastfeeding issues, others have recurring issues such as mastitis, which is also referred to as a breast infection.

Mastitis occurs when you develop an infection in your milk duct resulting in a plugged duct. This is also accompanied by flu-like symptoms such as:



  • body aches
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • fever

With mastitis, there is often a hot, tender, splotchy reddened area – usually on the outer and upper part of the breast.

Mastitis generally occurs in only one breast and is usually associated with Staph bacteria. When it occurs in both breasts it may be caused by Strep and can be more difficult to treat.

If you have any of …

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