• Is Low Carb a Pregnancy No-No?

    Even though low carbohydrate is a hot topic right now, there has been very little research on how it affects a healthy pregnancy. Though doctors vary greatly on their opinion, the general belief is that moderation is always the way to good pregnancy health.

  • A Fall Clean Sweep!

    We want to enjoy Fall while it's here, the vibrant colors, the clean crisp air and just the cozy comfort it breaths! So as we are enjoying this voluptuous season we can also enjoy some raking and sweeping; Not only the yard, but in our homes! A Fall clean sweep!

  • Overview of ICP

    Are you itching all over? Exhausted? No appetite? Weird colored urine and stools? These are symptoms of ICP. ICP, otherwise known as Obstetric Cholestasis (OC), refers to a specific liver condition in which the normal flow of bile is impaired in a woman's body resulting severe itching and more rarely, jaundice. Learn how this condition is treated.

  • Diagnosis of ICP

    Because itching is considered a normal part of pregnancy, testing for ICP is often overlooked. Any complaint of itching during pregnancy should be taken seriously and be evaluated.

  • What You Can Do Now to Prevent Breast Cancer

    If you are at average risk, do a breast self-exam every month, ideally starting at age 20. Follow up with a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between ages 20 and 39, then every year starting at age 40.

  • Dealing with Lying: The Do's and Don'ts

    Parents love their children and want them to develop truth telling as a virtue. Do understand that all children lie. Dogs bark. Cats meow. And children lie. Your neighbors' children lie. Your sister's children lie. And yes, your own children lie.

  • The Seven Worst Things to Say to Your Child

    In an effort to influence Caitlin's behavior in the grocery store, her father told her, "If you don't stop that. I'm going to leave you here." Following Mack's confession that he had helped himself to recently baked cookies, his mother scolded him, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself."

  • Fun Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

    Not all of our children will be participating in the ritual of trick-or-treating. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun! There are creative ways to make Halloween enjoyable for the entire family.