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How to Turn Your Child's Sick Day into a Fun Day

By JustMommies staff

Being stuck at home when you are sick is not a lot of fun for a child that is used to filling his or her day with dozens of activities. Not only do they feel lousy, they can also get pretty bored. In this situation it can be a good idea to come up with some activities that can help pass the time and
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The Sensory Diet - Treatment for Sensory Integration Disorder

By JustMommies staff

If you child has symptoms of Sensory Integration Disorder your doctor may refer you to a trained occupational therapist for an evaluation. She may ask you questions about his behavior, eating habits, or developmental concerns in her evaluation. She may use a standardized questionnaire to evaluate your
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Seven Warning Signs of a Sexually Transmitted Disease

By JustMommies staff

According to the CDC (2000), an estimated 15 million people each year contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Treatment and prevention is essential in preventing long term complications. STDs if left untreated can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and multiple
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Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk. The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.
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Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms: What a Parent Needs to Know About Juvenile Diabetes

By JustMommies staff

Juvenile diabetes is a chronic health problem for children. There are many myths and misinformation about diabetes. There is also confusion between juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. The symptoms for both are for the most part the same, however, the cause and treatment
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Ovarian Cysts

By JustMommies staff

An ovarian cyst is typically a fluid filled sac located either on an ovary or within an ovary. While most ovarian cysts are harmless and cause no issues, some types of ovarian cysts can be quite painful and cause complications. Types of ovarian cysts Functional cysts: The most common type of ovarian
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The Dos and Don’ts of Eczema

By JustMommies staff

A bad case of eczema is hard on everyone in the house. Your little one’s dry, itchy patches of skin can make his or her life miserable, and you’re frustrated with “cures” that never seem to help. What is the best way to manage eczema, and how can you give your child relief? First, it helps to
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Cervical Cancer Awareness

By Margaret Lewin

Last year, 11,270 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and another 1.2 million women will develop dysplasia, a condition which left untreated will turn into cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a malignancy that develops in tissues of the cervix: the organ which connects the uterus to the vagina.
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Think Before You Dose: Cold Medicine and Children

By Rebecca Pillar

One of the scariest times of parenthood is having a sick child. This becomes even more difficult when your sick child is an infant unable to tell you what is wrong. We’ve all seen the cold medications available at the store. It’s even quite possible that we own and use some of these medications when
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Eczema in Children

By Rebecca Pillar

Eczema is a scary sounding word used to describe skin inflammation -- also known as dermatitis. It is important to understand that eczema is not contagious. Although eczema is most common in children under two -- children, adolescents and some adults do tend to have flare ups. The most common form of
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