Quicker Cold Sore Relief?

Many people who endure painful and ugly oral fever blisters have wished for a magic pill that would heal their cold sores. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new indication for a drug that may make these dreams a reality – a pill that is proven to shorten the duration…

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Basic Newborn Care from Holding to Diapering

Carma Shoemaker sat on the floor with her infant son, holding his new sleeper first one way and then the other. “There were so many snaps in the crotch area that it must have taken me a half an hour to figure it out,” says Shoemaker of Chester, Va. “It’s funny now, but wasn’t then….

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Polio-Like Symptoms With West Nile Virus

Summertime – children stay indoors, no swimming is permitted at the local pond and parents are frightened of a virus that is sweeping the nation. It’s an illness that paralyzes people and can kill. No, this isn’t a description of the polio epidemics that panicked people in this country in the late 40s and early…

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Baby’s First Bath: A Trendy or Traditional Approach?

You’ve just arrived home from the hospital with your new baby. The nurses and doctors are all gone, as are most of the relatives. Time for Mom and Baby to relax with a nice bath, right? The day after we brought our newborn daughter home we decided to treat her to her first bath. While…

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Winter Skin Care for Mom and Baby

By Belinda Clarke For many of us, winter brings gray skies, white snow and pink cheeks and hands. Add to that forced, dry heat, bundling and unbundling and most moms agree that everyone’s skin is at its driest. And during the winter months, regardless of your climate, it’s important to take extra care of Baby’s…

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Use of Calcarea Carbonica as a Homeopathic Remedy

This remedy is one of the most important children’s remedies and is often used as a constitutional remedy for children. Calcarea carbonica is also useful for women who are very hard working and are often apt to taking on too many responsibilities therefore becoming overwhelmed. This remedy helps women who are lacking stamina and may…

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What is ICU Psychosis

ICU psychosis is a recognized complication following being admitted to an ICU usually for treating life threatening medical conditions or following undergoing major surgeries and traumatic injuries. It usually resolves itself after being discharged from the ICU although the symptoms that culminate towards defining a person as suffering from ICU psychosis could make matters worse…

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Can Sassy Water Help You Lose Weight

Is ‘Sassy Water’ an aid to weight loss in the Flat Belly Diet?  While I was reviewing the book, “Flat Belly Diet”, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass, I was introduced to Sassy Water, created by Cynthia, the nutritional editor. The water recipe is mooted to be an aid to weight loss. Naturally curious, I…

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Allergic Reactions: What’s in That Cookie?

FDA report finds food manufacturers don’t list ingredients that cause potentially fatal allergic reactions. Allergic to peanuts? Before you take a bite out of that cookie, how sure are you that it doesn’t contain nuts, even if the label doesn’t list any? While food labels are supposed to tell all, they don’t. After a two-year…

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Should I Get a Flu Vaccination This Year?

About 36,000 Americans die each year from complications of flu. An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year with an average of 114,000 people hospitalized for flu-related complications. The flu vaccine is specifically recommended for people who are at high risk for developing serious complications resulting from influenza…

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