Early Puberty in Girls

By , December 3rd, 2013 | News, Nutrition, Parenting, Teens, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

In the United States, the average age for girls to start puberty has been known to range anywhere from five to 13 years old. However, over the past several years, it seems that more and more girls are starting to show signs, such as breast development or pubic hair growth, even before the age of eight. One U.S. study showed that up to 10% of Caucasian girls and 23% of African American girls are showing signs of puberty by age seven. Some even argue that as young as six years old in the African American population may be considered normal because it …

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Moms need to plan ahead to blend work and breastfeeding

By , December 1st, 2013 | Events, Infant Care, The Lactation Connection | 2 Comments

Jean Hixon, RN, IBCLC and Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC Lactation Consultants, Renown Children’s Hospital

Balancing the desire to breastfeed your infant with your desire to return to work after giving birth can be a quandary. Fortunately, you can do both with a little planning.

Some moms can have their babies with them or brought to them at work; for the rest, it’s all about pumping with a breast pump in a secluded spot in their workplace.

Federal law states that employers have to provide “a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after …

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Diabetes Awareness in Nevada

By , November 26th, 2013 | Events, News | 2 Comments

Sarah Gleich, Executive Director, Nevada Diabetes Association

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. In Nevada, more than 8.2% of the population is diagnosed and more than 20% of the population is walking around undiagnosed. Nevada has a unique community when it comes to diabetes management. It’s educated, smart and trustworthy, but small. With that comes pros and cons.

Let’s start with the pros. When you see a healthcare professional that person is directly going to know the sources that can get you linked to other great sources in the community. Diabetes medical teams talk to one another and have established working relationships that keep us all connected …

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