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Overactive Bladder

By JustMommies staff

Perhaps you've seen the "got to go, got to go right now" commercials and wondered if this might be you. Overactive bladder, also known as urge incontinence, occurs in women more than men and can be treated. Overactive bladder produces symptoms of sudden, frequent urges to "go" and often leads to leakage
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Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed Wetting)

By JustMommies staff

If you are reading this, then you’re probably a parent of a child who is experiencing bedwetting. The medical term for bedwetting is called Nocturnal Enuresis. This means, for whatever reason, a child is unable to control their bladder while they are sleeping. Enuresis/Bedwetting Basics: Bedwetting
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Kawasaki Disease Symptoms and Treatment

By JustMommies staff

What do you know about Kawasaki Disease? If you're reading this article you likely have a child, relative or close friend's child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease. Kawasaki Disease is a rare disease occurring only in about 3000 - 4000 cases each year. Kawasaki Disease is typically seen in boys
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Just diagnosed with a visually handicapped child

By JustMommies staff

Finding out that your child is blind, partially blind, or has low vision can be a scary experience. Some disorders will be discovered at birth, if the vision impairment has observable characteristics such as cataracts or congenital glaucoma, but many go undetected until the child doesn't meet certain
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How to Be a Far-Away Friend to Someone with Breast Cancer

By Ruth Haag

I met my friend Nancy when we both lived in Findlay, Ohio in the early 1980s. When Nancy moved to North Carolina, we continued our friendship through letters. In a letter from Nancy in November, 1999, she said, “It has been a strange couple of weeks. I found a lump in my breast just before Thanksgiving,
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Having a Child with Down Syndrome

By Rebecca Pillar

Prenatal screening tests are performed during pregnancy to test for fetal abnormalities and birth defects. One of the situations doctors are looking for is ‘markers’ for Down Syndrome. During the 15th-20th week of pregnancy, several screenings are offered to the pregnant woman. The triple screen
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

By JustMommies staff

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is believed to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when for unknown reasons the body begins to attack itself. In Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, the person will develop antibodies
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Growing Up With Asthma

By Shauna Smith Duty

Debi Kendrick delivered her son to school to take his state tests then reluctantly returned to her car and headed for work. Her family had spent the previous night in the emergency room because Zak’s airways were restricted, and his air intake had dropped to dangerously low levels. After too much medication,
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Getting a Child's Asthma and Allergies under Control

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Asthma (Reactive Airway Disease) If your child suffers from asthma or allergies, you’re not alone. Allergies are the most prevalent children’s health problem and asthma in children has increased dramatically in the last decade.
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GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

By Rebecca Pillar

We’ve all heard the horror stories from parents who have survived a colicky child. There’s a big chance you or I could have been colicky for our parents. We cross our fingers and hope that the ‘colic fairy’ passes by our homes. Did you know that what some people consider a colicky baby could
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