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Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when there is endometrial tissue outside of the endometrial cavity. The endometrium lines a woman's uterus. Although this tissue can be found anywhere, it is commonly found in the pelvic area. » Read more

What is Sensory Integration Disorder?

By JustMommies

Children with Sensory Integration Disorder have problems interpreting things they hear, see, smell, or touch. Sensory Integration Disorder occurs in the brains of children. The nervous system works by interpretting signals sent from the body through the nerves to the brain. These signals tell the brain to see, hear, smell, or feel. » Read more

Tourette Syndrome FAQ

By JustMommies

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive movements and sounds. These movements and sounds are referred to as tics. What is a tic? » Read more

The Sensory Diet - Treatment for Sensory Integration Disorder

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. » Read more

Spina Bifida

By Rebecca Pillar

Spina Bifida is a condition where, during development in the very first month of pregnancy, the spinal cord does not completely close. Spina Bifida is estimated to occur in nearly 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the United States. Exact figures are not available due to the possibility of under reporting. Spina Bifida comes in three forms: » Read more

Seven Warning Signs of a Sexually Transmitted Disease

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. » Read more

Screening for Scoliosis

By Rebecca Pillar

Our spine was designed to support our weight and help hold our body in place. Normally, when viewed from the back, the spine appears straight. A person with scoliosis, however, has an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most causes of scoliosis are unknown. What is known, is that scoliosis occurs far more times in girls than in boys. » Read more

Overactive Bladder

By JustMommies

Perhaps you've seen the "got to go, got to go right now" commercials and wondered if this might be you. Overactive bladder, also known as urge incontinence, occurs in women more than men and can be treated. Overactive bladder produces symptoms of sudden, frequent urges to "go" and often leads to leakage if a restroom is not found in time. » Read more

Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed Wetting)

By JustMommies

If you are reading this, then you’re probably a parent of a child who is experiencing bedwetting. The medical term for bedwetting is called Nocturnal Enuresis. This means, for whatever reason, a child is unable to control their bladder while they are sleeping. Enuresis/Bedwetting Basics: » Read more

Kawasaki Disease Symptoms and Treatment

By JustMommies

What do you know about Kawasaki Disease? If you're reading this article you likely have a child, relative or close friend's child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease. Kawasaki Disease is a rare disease occurring only in about 3000 - 4000 cases each year. Kawasaki Disease is typically seen in boys more often than girls. » Read more