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Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk. The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.
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Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms: What a Parent Needs to Know About Juvenile Diabetes

By JustMommies staff

Juvenile diabetes is a chronic health problem for children. There are many myths and misinformation about diabetes. There is also confusion between juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. The symptoms for both are for the most part the same, however, the cause and treatment
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Ovarian Cysts

By JustMommies staff

An ovarian cyst is typically a fluid filled sac located either on an ovary or within an ovary. While most ovarian cysts are harmless and cause no issues, some types of ovarian cysts can be quite painful and cause complications. Types of ovarian cysts Functional cysts: The most common type of ovarian
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The Dos and Don’ts of Eczema

By JustMommies staff

A bad case of eczema is hard on everyone in the house. Your little one’s dry, itchy patches of skin can make his or her life miserable, and you’re frustrated with “cures” that never seem to help. What is the best way to manage eczema, and how can you give your child relief? First, it helps to
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Think Before You Dose: Cold Medicine and Children

By Rebecca Pillar

One of the scariest times of parenthood is having a sick child. This becomes even more difficult when your sick child is an infant unable to tell you what is wrong. We’ve all seen the cold medications available at the store. It’s even quite possible that we own and use some of these medications when
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Pain During Sex - Causes and Treatments

By Maria T. Pepin

Sex is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. If you are noticing some pain during intercourse, it’s important to consult with your doctor right away. Do not ignore the problem because it can impact your relationship and have negative emotional effects as well. Proper treatment can help you go back
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Weight Gain After Depo Shot May not Come Off

By JustMommies staff

According to a report found on Reuters, women who gain weight quickly after taking the Depo Provera shot may be stuck with that weight gain long term. Researchers found that women who gained weight quickly and during the first six months after taking the Depo Provera shot were likely to keep gaining
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New Findings on Autism and Maternal Autoimmune Disorders

By JustMommies staff

Researchers have found more evidence of a link between autism and maternal autoimmune disorders, according to a report from HealthDay News. Older research had already pointed to a connection between autism and autoimmune disorders like type one diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published
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Endometriosis

By JustMommies staff

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. What happens to my body if I have endometriosis? The endometrial tissue that has attached
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What is Sensory Integration Disorder?

By JustMommies staff

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
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