Summer Pregnancy Tips

By , June 11th, 2013 | Pregnancy | 2 Comments

Tamsen Carson, Physician Assistant

Summer Pregnancy TipsWhether you are 12 or 38 weeks along, the recent increase in temperatures is hard to tolerate for most pregnant moms.Your body temperature is already running high during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant also tend to sweat more, so you will be easily dehydrated which can cause swelling of hands and feet.

The best thing to do is to stay well hydrated with water. I recommend 8-10 glasses of water a day, which is one gallon or four liters daily. You will need even more if you drink any caffeinated drinks. The more water in your body, the less cramping, headaches and muscle …

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Symptoms and Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections

By , June 6th, 2013 | Parenting | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group

Symptoms and treatment of UTIUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in kids. By the time they’re 5 years old, about 8% of girls and about 1-2% of boys have had at least one.

UTI’s are caused by a bacterial infection anywhere along the urinary tract from the kidneys down to the bladder. They can occur at any age, including newborns. When it does occur in newborns, we worry about anatomic abnormalities that may have contributed to the risk of the infection.

UTI’s are much more common in girls compared to boys because of the short distance between the …

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Gardening with kids

By , June 4th, 2013 | Exercise | 1 Comment

Liza Detomasi, Workman Farms

Kids veggie gardenGardening has been known to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, put you in a good mood and you benefit from the flavorful fresh produce.  In addition to being good for your health gardening can be a great interactive learning experience for your kids. If you are interested in starting a garden with your kids here are a few tips.

Step One: Location options

Be sure to choose a location in your yard that receives 10 hours of sunlight, with nutrient soil. You can also poke holes in the bottom of a clear storage bin filled with dirt so the kids can watch …

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