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Top Ten Dental Health Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By JustMommies

According to Dr. Peter Urbanik at Brookview Dental in Sylvania, Ohio, women over the age of thirty-five can make similar missteps in caring for their dental health. Dr. Urbanik cites the following list of mistakes as those he routinely sees during the course of his practice » Read more

The Vaccination Debate: Pros and Cons of Vaccinations

By JustMommies

You may have noticed lately the topic of routine childhood vaccines once again gaining a lot of media attention. Most parents of this generation never had to experience what life was like before vaccines were used. Public health officials credit the mandating of mass vaccination to the almost extinct instances of the communicable disease vaccines help prevent. So why are routine vaccinations such a hot parenting debate? It would be nearly impossible to include all the information available on vaccines in one article. The following content will cover the basics of the vaccine debate. » Read more

The Four Pillars of Health

By JustMommies

By Dr. Thomas O. Goode Optimal health involves nurturing all facets of your life. This includes your physical, mental, and spiritual health. These components are woven into the fiber of your being and your well being. Neglecting one causes problems in another. Conditions such as heart disease can trigger depression. Mental malaise can lead to migraines and ulcers and a lack of spirituality may create despondency and apathy that affects you on all levels. » Read more

Taking Care of Pierced Ears

By JustMommies

If you choose to have your child’s ears pierced, it is important to know that most infections are caused by poor after care. It’s also important to understand that it’s a permanent choice for your child. You can have your child’s ears pierced at any age but the younger the child, the harder it may be to find someone to do it. » Read more

Rest/Work: Finding that Chronically Illusive Space of Healthy Balance

By JustMommies

"Anxiety is a knot of both emotions and physiology," says Dr. Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP, and for many women, especially those high-achieving "all-together" ones this generalized feeling of anxiety is so commonplace they often don't even recognize its existence » Read more

The Facts About Vaccinations

By JustMommies

Before vaccines were created, the only way for the body to build up immunity to certain diseases was to actually be exposed to them. If a person survived the disease, their body’s immune system created anti-bodies that protected them from future exposure. This was a very unpleasant experience, as many of the illnesses vaccines help prevent today are very serious. Most people died or became permanently ill. This is also referred to as natural immunity.   » Read more

Quitting Smoking: Tips to Help You Kick the Habit

By JustMommies

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it means you’re interested in learning how to quit smoking. I won’t lie to you, it probably won’t be easy, but reading about and understanding the quitting process is your first step » Read more

Learn the Real Dangers of Poor Sleep

By JustMommies

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Kids and Caffeine

By JustMommies

Once upon a time – not that very long ago, actually – it was almost unheard of for children to drink coffee. Nowadays, it’s common practice for teens to go for coffee after school – and even more common for them to gulp down cans of high-caffeine soda and energy drinks, many specifically marketed to young consumers. That’s a lot of caffeine. Contrary to popular myth, caffeine doesn’t stunt growth, but it can have a number of detrimental effects on growing children » Read more

Insomnia – What to do when you’re having trouble sleeping

By JustMommies

Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. Demanding lifestyles – especially for women with children – often make this impossible, but it’s important to make the proverbial good night’s sleep a priority. It’s normal for everyone to have trouble sleeping once in a while – but if you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep at least three times a week for a month or more, you might be suffering from chronic insomnia  » Read more