Newborn Health

Breastfeeding, Bottles, Pacifiers and Your Baby’s Teeth

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  How you feed your baby affects not only overall health but also your child’s risk of tooth decay. Some babies continue to suck — on a bottle, pacifier or other object — long after it’s needed for nutrition. This habit also can affect how your child’s teeth line up. But following simple tips about feeding and mouth care can ... Read More »

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, promotes breastfeeding as a practice that improves the health and well-being of mothers and infants.   The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that until six months of age, an infant should only be fed breast milk. In 2011, 79% of mothers started breastfeeding their child ... Read More »

Flu Season is Here – Are you Prepared?

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This week officially marks the start of flu season.  Have you gotten your flu shot yet? According to the Centers For Diseases Control (CDC), flu season begins in October, typically peaks in January and February and can last until May. The CDC recommends that everyone age six months and older get a flu shot, sooner rather than later, since it ... Read More »

Ask the Doctor- Allergies

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Dr. Wayne Guerra, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of iTriage answers common questions related to allergies. 1. What are the symptoms of allergies? 2. What causes allergies? 3. What treatment is available for allergies? 4. Why has there been an increase in allergies over the last few decades? 5. When do I need to go to the hospital when I have an allergic reaction? Read More »

Pre eclampsia Demystified

Pre eclampsia is a dangerous condition and according to a recent ABCNews report, is responsible for 16 percent of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. Typically, the condition shows up after the 20th week of pregnancy. Expectant mothers who develop pre eclampsia will have high blood pressure and protein in their urine. Other symptoms of pre eclampsia are: · Edema (Swelling) · Headache · Changes in vision · Hypertension · Sudden weight ... Read More »

Good Shot in the Arm: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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As the summer winds down and we prepare the kids for returning to school this is the perfect time to remind family and friends to catch up on their vaccinations.  August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and the effort is to increase awareness about immunizations across a full life span, from infants to the elderly. Immunizations not only protect ... Read More »