Holiday Class Schedule

By , December 20th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Holiday ScheduleHoliday schedule changes – Due to Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Thursdays, our Breastfeeding Forum regularly scheduled on those days is canceled.

Tuesday Breastfeeding Forums will continue as usual during the holidays. These classes meet Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center. For more information on the class schedule or on Breastfeeding Forum in general, call The Lactation Connection at 775-982-5210.

We wish you a safe and healthy holiday with your family!

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Must-Do Winter Activities for the Family

By , December 19th, 2014 | Events, Exercise, Holiday | 0 Comments

Must-do Winter ActivitiesThere are many reasons to love living in northern Nevada, but one of the biggest is its wide array of outdoor activities.

This season, bundle up and make winter activities a priority with this list of entertaining and adventurous things-to-do. Bonus — you’ll actually burn more calories because your body has to work harder to stay warm.  

  1. Organize a scavenger hunt
    Make food-colored ice cubes, or simply grab some fruits and vegetables, and hide them in a designated area in the snow. Watch as everyone tries to find them in this …

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How to Protect your Infant from Whooping Cough

By , December 16th, 2014 | Infant Care, News, Pregnancy, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

How to protect your infant from whooping coughOver the past few years, we have definitely seen a rise in the number of cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, nationwide.  In 2013, Nevada was one of only a few states that continued to have a significant increase in the number of cases compared to 2012. This is, in part, thought to be due to Nevada’s known low vaccination rates.

Pertussis is a bacterial infection caused by Bordatella Pertussis. It is transmitted from person-to-person whom are in close contact, usually via droplets passed from coughing or sneezing that are then inhaled into the respiratory system. Symptoms …

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