As soon-to-be-moms whether to breastfeed is one of the first big decisions we make for our baby. We know that breastfeeding is preferred and recommended by health professionals. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months and then breastfeeding with complementary foods being introduced for up to one year or longer.
Health Tip of the Month Archives
Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking time for many women and their partners. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks after the beginning of the last menstrual period. It takes a lot of work and energy to grow the microscopic group of cells to a full-sized baby. Here are some helpful tips for a
Why is it important to take care of our children’s teeth? Kids need healthy teeth to eat, especially crunchy foods like vegetables. Cavities are painful and our children may not be able to explain what’s bothering them. It’s important to keep the primary teeth healthy as place holders for secondary teeth. And a bright white
As the summer months near, we start thinking about summer vacations, holidays, swimming, summer sports and barbecues. This is a fun time of year but we also want to avoid some of the problems that can be caused by hot summer days. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn can take the fun out of your summer.
Living here in a high-altitude desert, summer is a time we all joyfully anticipate! In our rush to enjoy the too-short months of summer, we could easily overlook some summer safety tips. A quick safety review can make a BIG difference. Who wants to get injured or ill on vacation, right?! Summer Safety Tips for
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Breastfeeding provides protection against infection, excellent nutrition and growth factors for babies, along with prevention from future diseases. Mom’s heal better when breastfeeding. Breastmilk is full of antibodies which help fight infection. Babies that are breastfed are less likely to get ear infections, respiratory viruses,
SKIN,SKIN…IT HOLDS US IN…and we should take care of it. Skin care is one of the most important things you can do for a healthy body. One way to care for the skin is to avoid skin cancer. Most skin cancers are preventable and this is done by avoiding the damaging effects of UV radiation
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of delivering healthcare that is patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive, accessible and committed to safety and quality.Being patient-centered means that you, the patient, are in partnership with your healthcare team. The team consists of you, your family, and the healthcare team. The healthcare team aims to provide comprehensive care.
Vaccines are medications that prevent certain diseases. Vaccinations are safe and effective. Vaccines work with your immune system to prevent disease. They are monitored by vaccination safety panels in the U.S. and other countries. There can be side effects such as soreness at the site of injection or a slight fever. The side effects are
For Baby Boomers (born 1945-1965) one in 30 has Hepatitis C; most do not even know about it. There is a virus out there that has not been talked about much. It is called Hepatitis C virus. It infects the liver. It can hide in the body for decades. If left untreated, Hep C can