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How to Be a Far-Away Friend to Someone with Breast Cancer

By Ruth Haag

I met my friend Nancy when we both lived in Findlay, Ohio in the early 1980s. When Nancy moved to North Carolina, we continued our friendship through letters. » Read more

Having a Child with Down Syndrome

By Rebecca Pillar

Prenatal screening tests are performed during pregnancy to test for fetal abnormalities and birth defects. One of the situations doctors are looking for is ‘markers’ for Down Syndrome. » Read more

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

By JustMommies

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is believed to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when for unknown reasons the body begins to attack itself. In Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, the person will develop antibodies that will destroy healthy thyroid tissue. » Read more

Growing Up With Asthma

By Shauna Smith Duty

Debi Kendrick delivered her son to school to take his state tests then reluctantly returned to her car and headed for work. Her family had spent the previous night in the emergency room because Zak’s airways were restricted, and his air intake had dropped to dangerously low levels. After too much medication, Zak shook, tired and jittery, his lips blue. » Read more

Getting a Child's Asthma and Allergies under Control

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Asthma (Reactive Airway Disease) » Read more

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

By Rebecca Pillar

We’ve all heard the horror stories from parents who have survived a colicky child. There’s a big chance you or I could have been colicky for our parents. We cross our fingers and hope that the ‘colic fairy’ passes by our homes. Did you know that what some people consider a colicky baby could in fact be a real medical condition? What is GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)? » Read more

Food Allergies and Children

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

uts are common allergen among children and they can cause one of the more severe, even life- threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis.    Only about 6 percent of all children have clinically diagnosed food allergies. » Read more

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. » Read more

Eating Disorders and Moms

By Rebecca Pillar

They say when we become parents, we make lots of sacrifices. One of the most common sacrifices we make, besides losing our freedom, is losing our figures. Sure, there are women out there who gain little weight and bounce right back after child birth, but for the rest of us “weight gain and staying” is a common issue. » Read more

Dry Skin and Eczema Treatment Starts with Balancing pH

By Dr. Lisa Benest

Resolving dry skin may be as simple as balancing your pH, and it’s easy to do. Resolving dry skin and eczema sometimes requires internal and external treatment. Even a really great dry skin care product isn’t going to get great results if an internal condition is working against it. Expecting your skin condition to improve when you’re loading up on junk food and sugar is a good example. » Read more