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Early Warning Signs of Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest reports for incidence of autism in children are 1 out of every 150. Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Most autistic children look ‘normal’ in appearance but they exhibit behaviors that are puzzling in comparison to children of the same age range. » Read more

Common Vision Disorders in Children

According to a 1991-1994 CDC study of metropolitan Atlanta area children, approximately 9 in every 10,000 children ages 3 to 10 have low vision or blindness. Two thirds of the children had other disabilities besides having vision impairment. The World Health Organization defines low vision as a visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/400 with the best possible correction. » Read more

Cleft Palate

By JustMommies

In the early stages of fetal development, the tissues on the left and right sides of the lip and palate fuse together. The two lines below the nose and above the lip are from normal fusion. These lines are also referred to as ‘cupids bow.’ In a child born with cleft lip or palate-the normal fusion of tissues did not take place. The lips and the palate sections develop separately. A child can have cleft lip and not cleft palate or variations of both. » Read more

Bedwetting Basics

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. » Read more

Acne: Information and Skin Care Basics

By JustMommies

No one is immune to acne. We’ve all experienced it at least one time in our lives. Rich and poor, famous and infamous alike-acne knows no prejudice. For one reason or another, pores sometimes become blocked. Natural oils, sweat and dirt become trapped in the pore and acne occurs. » Read more

Yeast Infection

By JustMommies

A yeast infection, also known as Candidiasis, is caused by the organism Candida albicans. Candida is normally present in the body, and only becomes a problem when there is an overgrowth. Antibiotic use is know to cause yeast infections. » Read more

I Wanna Go Home: When Your Child is in the Hospital

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By Laura Nathanson, M.D., FAAP, » Read more

What is Impetigo

By JustMommies

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection. It happens to be the most common skin infection among children. Impetigo is spread by skin to skin contact or even coming in contact with an object that has been contaminated. Two types of bacteria are responsible for this infection, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. » Read more

Warts

By JustMommies

If you haven’t personally experienced warts, chances are, you know someone who has. Warts are very common and extremely contagious. Although they are mostly nothing more than an annoyance, they generally cause little to no pain and are virtually harmless. There are dozens of old wives tales, rumors, folklore and myths that surround warts. The stories even include “exotic” remedies to cure them. » Read more

Urinary Tract Infections

By JustMommies

Urinary tract infections are a common health care problem for women. Women are at greater risk for getting a urinary tract infection than men due to women's shorter urethra. This makes it easier for bacteria to spread into the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria, such as escheria coli (E-coli), entering the uretrha and spreading up the urinary tract. » Read more