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Lost Tampon: Symptoms of a lost tampon and how to remove

By JustMommies staff

What? A lost tampon. Hey, it happens. And, it is one of those topics that a woman might be embarrassed to call her doctor about, even if she knows she might need help. You would think if a tampon was lost you would automatically know about it, but this isn’t always the case. Occasionally a woman
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Tips for Managing Autoimmune and Motherhood

By Terri Forehand

Managing motherhood and feeling like you’re doing the best for your family is a challenge even in the best times of health. Factoring in the symptoms of an autoimmune disease (or two), and motherhood is that much more challenging. The symptoms are often internal and related to fatigue, making it
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ADHD Signs and Symptoms

By JustMommies staff

In today's society, ADHD is a diagnosis most parents have heard about, but may or may not know much about. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, affects approximately 3-5% of children in the U.S. A child with ADHD struggles with organizational skills, socialization, and poor impulse control.
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The Sugar Myth: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?

By JustMommies staff

Your kids are over at their favorite relative’s house. When Uncle Tim hands them each a bag of candy, they run away screaming with delight. It doesn’t take long before you notice that your kids suddenly have an abundance of energy. They are running through the house, bouncing-off-the-walls hyper.
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6 Things You Didn't Know About the Gardasil Vaccine

By JustMommies staff

There is a lot of controversy over vaccines, and especially over one being recommended for young girls before puberty, when the virus is a sexually transmitted one. Here are six things you may not know about Gardasil, which is a recombinant vaccine created for the prevention of cervical cancer. 1. Who
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Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

By JustMommies staff

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and
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Is It a Cold or the Flu? How to Know & How to Treat?

By JustMommies staff

Cold and flu symptoms are similar, so it's easy to get mixed up about which one you are dealing with, particularly in the early stages of an illness. When your child wakes up one morning and isn't feeling well, how do you tell if it is a cold or the flu? The Common Cold A cold usually starts with a sore
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How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

By JustMommies staff

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition. A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies. When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.
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Febrile Seizures in Babies: What You Should Know

By JustMommies staff

Sometimes a baby's brain will have an extreme reaction to a fever, which triggers a seizure. These are known as febrile seizures. This is not epilepsy, and having a febrile seizure is not an indicator that a child will develop epilepsy later in life (more on this below). These seizures typically manifest
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Study Finds Autistic Children Have Wider Eyes and Distinct Facial Features

By JustMommies staff

According to a report from MSNBC, a new study by the University of Missouri suggests that children with autism may have wider eyes and distinct facial features. By analyzing 3-D images of children with autism and comparing them with images of children without the disorder, researchers discovered some
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