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RSV - respiratory syncytial virus

By JustMommies staff

RSV or respiratory syncytial virus can be a frightening word to the parent of a young child. You may know someone whose child was hospitalized for RSV or maybe you've heard of RSV and are just not quite sure what is and what it can do to your child. Although, RSV is the leading cause of bronchiolitis
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Ear Infections

By JustMommies staff

The thought of your child wincing in pain or tugging at her ear is enough to upset any mother. Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses seen in children. Up to 3/4 of children will have experienced an ear infection by the age of three. (NIDCD, 2004) What are symptoms of a middle ear infection
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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

By JustMommies staff

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral illness that occurs commonly in children, although it may be seen in adults as well. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is contagious so children should be kept home from school or other group activities during the first few days of infectionCause of hand foot and
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HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

By JustMommies staff

HPV or Human Papillomavirus is the name given to a group of over 100 related viruses. A virus is a very tiny organism that requires special microscopes to view them. Viruses require a host cell. When the virus acquires its host cell, it then takes over that cell, reprograms it and it then reproduces
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Management of Fever in Children

By JustMommies staff

Fever is a rise in body temperature above the body's normal set point. Normal body temperature is between 97° -99.5° F. However, most doctors consider a temperature of 100.4° F or above as a sign of fever. What causes a fever? There are two primary causes for a child to have a rise in temperature
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Benefits of Soy for Children

By 8th Continent

Many moms want to give their children a great start in life by teaching them healthy eating habits. Exposing your kids to a variety of healthy food and beverage choices while they are young will help them to become healthy adults. Since children develop food preferences at a young age, the preferences
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What is Nursemaid's Elbow?

By JustMommies staff

Nursemaid's elbow or annular ligament displacement/radial head subluxation is an injury to the ligament that keeps the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm) in position. Nursemaid's elbow is a common injury that occurs in children under 3 but can occur at any age. It occurs when a strong force is
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Turning Off and Tuning Out: Practicing "Good Sleep Hygiene"

By Dana Wood

It's a weird phrase, but the basic habits of setting the stage for slumber are known together as "good sleep hygiene." Here's the Dana version of all the steps you should take (and stuff you should avoid) if you want to sleep like, well, a baby: Put a cork in it: You've heard it before, but it bears
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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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