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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

By JustMommies staff

Pink eye caused by a bacterial infection usually involves a lot of drainage. You may notice this especially when your child wakes up and their eye(s) are very “goopy.” The discharge can also be green in color. In both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, the discomfort and infection can be in just
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MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

By JustMommies staff

Times are changing when we’re talking about antibiotic use. The predicted ‘Super infection’ is no longer a prediction but a reality. Bacteria have been around for thousands of years. They’ve survived by mere strength and the process of mutation. The drugs used to kill bacteria are now becoming
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Mononucleosis

By JustMommies staff

Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Also referred to as “mono” or the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis most often strikes adolescents and young adults; adults usually have developed immunity to the virus. People with mononucleosis can feel tired
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Measles

By JustMommies staff

Measles is a respiratory infection caused by a highly contagious virus. It occurs most often in the late winter and spring. Also known as rubeola, measles has more or less been eradicated in the United States, where vaccination has been available since the 1960s. Outside of the US, there are still approximately
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Number of U.S. kids on diabetes and blood pressure drugs up significantly

By JustMommies staff

According to a recent study, the number of U.S. children using blood pressure and diabetes medication has greatly increased since 2004. The study’s results, based on the prescription records of nearly 6 million American kids and teens from ages of 6 to 18 with prescriptions covered by private health
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Swine Flu Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

President Obama’s administration released a statement about the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling there at this time. With 40 confirmed cases in the United States at this point, the Associated Press has released a “what you need to know” article about the swine
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Bronchitis Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passageways (bronchi) to your lungs. When these bronchial tubes become infected, thick mucus forms inside them. This makes it very difficult to breathe. The number one symptom of bronchitis is a cough. This might make you expel phlegm or mucus. You may also notice
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Appendicitis Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

Attached to the first part of the colon, or cecum, is a worm-like projection otherwise known as your appendix. It's exact purpose is still not known, but we do now that we can live without it. Research has indicated that perhaps the appendix is part of the body’s lymphatic system. Just like your lymph
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Women and Elective Surgery

By JustMommies staff

For any woman choosing to undergo elective surgery, sensible planning is only one aspect of overall readiness. In order to be most effectively prepared, the decisions a woman makes subsequent to her surgery date and in the days immediately following will profoundly affect the overall quality of her recovery.
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White Noise Machines Can Help Everyone Sleep Better

By JustMommies staff

By Melissa Nathans Whether you have a colicky baby in the house, an active toddler, a hyperactive school age child, a curious teenager, or an adult with insomnia, all of you can receive a peaceful nights sleep with a white noise machine. To understand how a white noise machine can help you and everyone
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