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What Do Pregnancy Cravings Really Mean?

By , June 20th, 2013 | Pregnancy | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant

Pregnancy cravingsCravings are a very natural part of pregnancy, and there are a lot of reasons why we crave certain foods. The body is a finely tuned machine during pregnancy, and if you pay attention to exactly what you are craving, you will be healthy, gain a normal amount of weight and have more energy.

The prenatal vitamins you take give you the vitamins and minerals your diet is missing, but it’s also very important to eat well to get what those vitamins can’t give you.

If you are craving pickles your body may be telling you it wants more sodium. If you are craving a cheese …

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20Jun

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

By , June 18th, 2013 | Nutrition | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group

Food Protein AllergyWell, I learned about something new last month. One of my mothers brought her 4-month-old daughter to see me with their Internet research findings in hand and the diagnosis they had made for her problems.

Initially, I was skeptical as I always worry about what my patients may be finding online as there is so much information out there – some good, some bad.  Fortunately, in this case it was very good. What they discovered was something I had never even heard of but turns out to be exactly what I think this little one has been dealing with.

According to …

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18Jun

Father’s Day 2013 – Gifts Beyond the Tie

By , June 13th, 2013 | Holiday | 0 Comments

Father's DayThis Father’s Day, we want to make sure dads get recognition for all they do. With June 16 quickly approaching, we understand that sometimes dad can be a little difficult to shop for. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift – beyond the tie or sock aisles, try out a fun DIY (do it yourself) Father’s Day gift.

Five Father’s Day gifts that go beyond the tie:

  1. Room Service. Create a short menu for dad to pick out his favorite healthy meal the day of Father’s Day. Let the kids help with pouring his juice, buttering his toast, and delivering his meal to him. You can also include homemade …

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13Jun