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Pulling for Sarah: A Unique Perspective on Lung Transplant Case
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM by Chuck Holt
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago. Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list Read More...
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The Lowdown on Lyme
August 6, 2012 9:24 AM by Pam Tarapchak
The first thing I noticed was that my son couldn’t shut his left eye. “Blink for me.” But only one shut. Then I noticed his mouth was drawn down. “Smile for me.” But only half went up. The pediatrician diagnosed him with Bell’s palsy and immediately put Read More...
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50 & Pregnant
May 31, 2012 2:42 PM by Robin Hocevar
50 & Pregnant It sounds like a Lifetime movie, but extreme middle age births are exploding. According to the most recent CDC statistics, 8,000 babies were born to women 45 and older. That's double the number since just 1997. Of these, an alarming Read More...
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Suspicious SIDS Case in Texas
April 19, 2012 11:27 AM by Robin Hocevar
This month, a mother in Texas was convicted of child endangerment after a second baby died of SIDS due to co-sleeping. In July 2010, Vanessa and Mark Clark's 2-month old son died while sleeping with his parents. Vanessa Clark had Xanax and Hydrocodone Read More...
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CNAs as School Nurses: A Good Idea?
August 31, 2011 11:10 AM by Pam Tarapchak
As students in Salisbury, MD, head back to the days of homework and bus rides, the Wicomico County school district has decided to replace three registered nurses with certified nursing assistants, leaving some schools without an RN to care for children Read More...
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Body Image & the Young
July 5, 2011 5:25 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
A couple of weeks ago I turned on Good Morning America while getting ready for work and was struck by a report about Taylor, a 6-year-old girl in Houston who had come home from school and asked her mother why her tummy was so fat. "A girl in the bathroom Read More...
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March is National Women's History Month
March 10, 2011 12:21 PM by Chuck Holt
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month ? Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing Read More...
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Michelle Obama & Breastfeeding
February 18, 2011 2:21 PM by Rich Krisher
I saw a news item last week about the Internal Revenue Service ruling breast pumps as a tax-deductible medical expense . The catch is most new moms will need to have a pretax medical spending account established to take advantage of the deduction. Otherwise, Read More...
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Predisposed to Peanut Allergies
December 15, 2010 12:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
When I was first dating my husband, I nearly killed him with a lovingly baked batch of Sweetest Day cookies. Six years later, I’ve found some dessert recipes without nuts to accommodate his peanut allergies but am still learning about the intricacies Read More...
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Can Babies Really Read?
November 2, 2010 11:17 PM by Chuck Holt
A new study published in Psychological Science “presents empirical evidence that infants who watched an unidentified baby video did not actually learn the words the video purported to teach.” According to the Association for Psychological Science ( APS Read More...
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