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7 Fertility-Boosting Foods

Posted 09-16-2014 06:20 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 09-16-2014 06:48 PM by ChristaIB

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Trying to conceive can be an exciting time for many, but it can also be frustrating when conception doesn’t happen as expected. There are a variety of factors that affect conception, including diet. Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, vitamin B, folate, zinc and vitamin E, all play an important role in the reproductive health of men and women trying to conceive. In order to boost your chances of getting pregnant, take note of these fertility-boosting foods.

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Women's Health: Managing Gestational Diabetes

Posted 05-27-2014 05:44 PM by ChristaIB
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Are you overweight? Are you African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American? Do you have a poor or impaired tolerance to glucose? If you are pregnant and have answered yes to any of these questions, you could be at risk for gestational diabetes. It is vital that this condition be diagnosed and treated as early as possible in pregnancy to reduce your chances--and your baby's chances--of complications.

What Is Gestational Diabetes?

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Are Your Child's Toys Safe?

Posted 12-16-2013 06:39 PM by ChristaIB
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There was a time when we didn't think too much about the safety of toys. As recently as the early '80s you could find toys with sharp edges, toxic paint, small pieces that were choking hazards, and pointy bits (lawn darts anyone?).

But in more recent years, we discovered that the materials and designs for children's toys could pose a health hazard, and toys became safer, softer, and better regulated.

Unfortunately, with expansion trade and the availability...
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janna 15month old with spastic quadriplegia

Posted 10-14-2010 12:09 PM by shannon48183

So we went to see Janna's physical medicine doctor and boy were they surprised! They said they have never saw a patient that looked as good as her as far as her facial expressions and personality. Then they had to give me the statistics which I hate to hear letting us know she may never walk or crawl. I know in my heart she will do all of these things in time with continuous pt and ot and our help. I am praying for all who are going through this and I am thinking of petitioning the government to...
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3 months of fun

Posted 07-26-2010 08:04 AM by srivera

So it has been almost 3 months since I last posted on here. Bet you though I forgot about you all, huh?

I left off at the end of April, with a shoulder injury and an inbound child.

In May my family and I went on vacation. Nine days, 2,000 miles from home, with my mom, my brother, my pregnant wife, and our almost 3 year old. Sounds relaxing right? It was kind of a hectic vacation, however that did not stop when we got home.

After landing, we went...
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