Beating the Bloat During Pregnancy

By , April 15th, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health

Unfortunately retaining fluid and having swollen ankles during pregnancy is very common and can be totally normal.  About 50-percent of pregnant women experience bloating or water retention.  It is usually the worst during your last trimester, but can really happen anytime during pregnancy.

The best thing to do when you see swollen ankles is to elevate your feet and drink a lot of water – it’s recommended you drink six- to-eight glasses of water a day. Sometimes, putting lemon in the water can help with the swelling as well.

If you are walking a lot, you will get swollen ankles, but don’t …

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Introducing…The Lactation Connection!

By , April 11th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Like any expectant parent, we have been counting down to the arrival of our newest addition!

Welcome to The Lactation Connection blog! This is a place where moms and moms-to-be can receive the latest information on all-things breastfeeding – news, expert advice, tips, classes, events and more, all from a team of certified lactation consultants.

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Recognizing and Treating Head Lice

By , April 10th, 2014 | News, Parenting | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Now that warmer weather is here, we will likely see an increase in head lice infestations in school-aged children.  Lice are wingless parasites that thrive on human hair. This is a very annoying, yet common problem in children aged three to 12 years old. Head lice are highly contagious in this age group because of close contact with one another and a higher incidence of sharing personal items such as hats, combs and hairbrushes. Though lice are irritating,  they are not dangerous and do not carry disease. They can cause some itching of the scalp as they do tend to bite and draw small amounts …

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