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Ear Infections and Ear Tubes

By , October 30th, 2014 | Infant Care, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Ear Infections and Ear TubesCourtney Garrett, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists

Ear infections are common in young children ages 6 months to 2-years-old. Approximately four to five ear infections a year is considered to be normal for children. However, what happens if your child has more than that or if they are unable to overcome the ear infections they receive?

Generally ear tubes are recommended if a child suffers from more than four or five ear infections in one year. Other reasons to place tubes in your child’s ear include fluid that persists for longer than three months; if there are complications secondary to ear infections or if his or …

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30Oct

Are You Ready to Fall Back?

By , October 28th, 2014 | Events, News, Parenting | 0 Comments

How does the time change affect you and your family?For many of us, the thought of gaining an extra hour of sleep at the end of daylight savings time is a blessing. But for some it can mean a minor disruption in your routine and signals the shift into winter and the shorter days ahead.

How does the time change affect your health?

Time change plays out in our bodies much like jet lag, with falling back feeling much like traveling from the east coast to the west coast. Typically, the fall time change is easier since we “gain” an hour of sleep, and most people should adjust within 24 hours.

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28Oct

Choosing the Right Breast Pump

By , October 24th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Desaree Wroblewski, RN, IBCLC, Renown Health

Choosing a Breast Pump That's Right for YouChoosing a breast pump can be a big challenge for new or expectant parents. There are so many options available and it can be a daunting task! First and foremost, consider “what is the purpose of the pump?” Many times the actual circumstances surrounding the breastfeeding process will dictate the type of pump you need to get the best results. Take into consideration things such as baby’s age, economics, if you’re pumping to establish an initial milk supply or augmenting a supply if you are away from baby, as well as how long you would like to pump.

Many breast pumps come with …

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24Oct