Motion Sickness

By , November 19th, 2015 | Holiday, Safety, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Motion SicknessChelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

The holiday season begins this week and many families will be on the road traveling to see family and friends. With everything you have to think about when traveling with children, one to add to the list is the potential for motion sickness. Motion sickness is rather common in children and adults. It occurs when your body’s senses of movement don’t all match up with each other. Your body uses the eyes, inner ears and muscles to sense movement. When in a car, plane or boat, for example, often your eyes are seeing something very different than what your body and ears are sensing.

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Pregnant? Reasons to Kick Your Smoking Habit

By , November 10th, 2015 | Pregnancy, Safety, Uncategorized, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Pregnant? Reasons to Kick Your Smoking HabitTamsen Carson, Physician Assistant, Renown Health

Cigarette smoking is one of the most medically damaging habits and greatly increases your risk for pre-term delivery, low birth weight and it plays a major factor in SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Therefore, quitting now is the best thing you can do for not only your health, but for the health of your unborn baby.

Quitting is not easy! It is important that you have support from friends and family, and a plan to stay clear of cigarettes for the long term. If you try to quit smoking while you are pregnant, you will likely experience side effects such as …

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Dog Bites and Kids

By , November 5th, 2015 | Infant Care, Safety, Teens, Toddler Care, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Dog BitesKaren Wagner, APRN, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Each year dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans – half of them children between the ages of five and nine. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every five of those bites causes an injury that requires medical attention.

Often, victims of dog bites know the dog that attacked them. Children, mostly boys, up to the age of ten are commonly attacked at the head and neck because the child’s head is close to the level of a dog’s mouth.  A dog bite can lead to different types of injuries, from a simple scratch to deep cuts, puncture wounds, crush injuries and …

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