The best way for a heart surgeon to prepare for a procedure is to get a good look at the heart in question. Typically, this will mean MRIs, CAT scans and X-rays. However, there are some situations when those two-dimensional images aren’t enough. Such is the case with baby Roland Lian Cung Bawi.
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Rick B grew up in Baltimore and now makes his living as a writer in Los Angeles. He has written on many topics but none more personal than parenting. That's because he just began his journey as a new dad! He is happy to share his experiences. Lot's to research and write about for sure!
It seems that the list of foods we shouldn’t consume grows longer every day. For pregnant moms, that list is never ending. Now a new study might add acetaminophen to that warning list. For those who aren’t familiar, acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and for a long time was thought to be perfectly safe for pregnant women to take when body aches and pain flare up.
A great advancement in medical science came with the development of the polio vaccine. However, even with that debilitating strain gone from our lexicon for decades, there seems to be a new viral strain that has reared its ugly head in recent months that is presenting with polio-like symptoms.
As a way of expanding their pharmacy business, retail chains such as CVS, Walgreens and Target have set up health clinics for their customers. These are great places to get flu shots but when it comes to primary care for children, parents are urged to set up a more practiced medical home with a family physician.
When it comes to delivering a baby, there a many commonalities but in reality no two women’s experiences are the same. We’re told that a first baby can take 24 hours of labor, yet some women go into labor and delivering in a fraction of that time. In the past several years, there has been a noticeable uptick in the number of C-section deliveries.
Just what is going on at Yale University’s Baby Lab? No, they’re not coming up with a new flavor of strained peas. Instead, they are looking into the issue of whether or not babies are born with some sort of moral compass. In other words, long before parents can teach them the difference; do babies know right from wrong, good vs. evil?
The prevailing wisdom among childcare experts is that you should avoid television for your baby for the first two years. However, that doesn’t mean they should be growing up without linguistic stimulation. In fact, the more you talk to your baby, the quicker they will be to comprehend complex sentences and take in vocabulary.
There is no escaping the simple fact that having a baby puts a lot of strain on a woman’s body. Upon delivery, moms and dads are wrapped up in overnight feedings, diapers and whole range of other topics. Too often, mom’s health is overlooked. This is a serious issue because recent studies have found that women are still at risk for developing blood clots at least three months after their pregnancy.
Modern medical technology can deliver wonderful news and news that is difficult to imagine. It is the latter that faced Renee Young and Simon Howie when a routine 3-D ultrasound revealed the truth about their unborn twins.
It’s hard to imagine getting through life without at least one parking ticket. Whether it’s for an expired meter or street cleaning it can be an extremely frustrating situation. However, not as frustrating as the ticket that was slapped on a pregnant woman in distress.
Growing toddlers already have a lot to contend with as they begin to make sense of the world around them. Imagine if that development was compounded by a debilitating illness that requires daily trips to the hospital for medication and feeding through intravenous tubes. That is the exact plight of the adorable Tia Pugh.
After nine months of watching what they eat, taking their vitamins and visiting obstetricians like clockwork, many new moms are skipping out on the important postpartum doctor’s appointments. That is the conclusions of a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins.
After nine months of planning, classes and reading books, new parents can still be surprised by the unexpected. That’s what happened when Fountain Valley, California resident Jennifer Juarez delivered her baby girl only to discover the newborn was as pale as a “ghost.”
One of the first important lessons that a baby learns is to avoid “Hot!” Sadly, that lesson often occurs after a burn. A new study published in Archives of Diseases in Childhood has found that 1-year-old children are at a greater risk of becoming burned or scalded than their older siblings.