Summertime Sickness

Bella Breakdown As we make our way to the end of the summer months, we can’t help but savor our last few days of hot weather and weekend parties that go late into the night. You still might be participating in barbecues every weekend, and who could blame you? Barbecues have some of the best food! Summer, especially this particularly hot one, can be a breeding ground for foodborne illnesses. There are a number of foods you might be preparing for your summer meal that should be prepped with a lot of caution. 1. Poultry It’s super important that...

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A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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Childhood Bumps, Bruises and Sickness: When to Consult Professionals

When To Use Home Remedies & When to Call in the Pros When it comes to our children’s health, being vigilant is really important. Kids get sick all the time, and with three under 8 years old, sometimes I feel like I am running to the doctor all the time. So, at times, I try to figure out whether I can treat the issue at home or whether I really need to take them in to see the doctor. The great thing is that because my kids have had pretty much every basic illness, I can often tell based...

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5 Things I Learned While Living With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Author: Leigha Grimes-Hubbs This is a Very True Story Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is hell. There really is no better way to put it; it’s far worse than your typical morning sickness, which in itself can be pretty awful at times. At its best HG consists of unrelenting vomiting that can generally only be placated by less-than-well tested pharmaceuticals. At its worse, it can be a condition which causes the suffering mother to endure extended hospital stays, esophageal tears, feeding tubes, PICC lines, massive weight loss, and could ultimately result in the loss or voluntary termination of the pregnancy. A...

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Mom Must-Haves: Sickness Survival Guide

A Crash Course in Sickness Management School is back in session and with it come all of the germs that your kids bring home. Kids are notorious for being carriers of lots of yucky stuff, so being a parent is not for the faint of heart. Kids pick their noses, sneeze on each other and everything around them, and put their hands in their mouth, so it is no wonder they are such petri dishes. It is a good thing they are so cute! Yucky tummy supplies A clean set of sheets and blankets is a must. Every parent...

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