Everyone knows what the pink ribbon represents—breast cancer awareness. And when you see the “Donate Life” t-shirts everywhere, you know the nation is focused on promoting organ donation. But what ...
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When you reach the third trimester of pregnancy—weeks 25 through 38, you’re in the home stretch. On one hand, it’s just a matter of waiting for your baby to make her debut. But from her point of view, there’s still a lot of work to be done before she’s ready for the life on the [...]
The second trimester of pregnancy—weeks 12 through 24—is an exciting time. By now, the reality of the situation has probably sunk in. No, you did not dream about that positive pregnancy test. There’s a real live human being growing inside you. Her growth during the first trimester was measured in ounces. But by the end [...]
You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68. Following are some facts and information that can help you to understand why this virus is gaining national attention and how to reduce your child’s risk of contracting it. Enteroviruses are quite common, as there [...]
It may be cliche, but information really is power, especially during an outbreak that preys on children. Enterovirus D68 is the hot topic in medical news, because it’s put children across the midwest in the hospital—sometimes in the intensive care unit with severe respiratory symptoms. Being properly informed is step one toward making sure the [...]
You probably already know that a typical pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, and that a pregnancy is considered full-term after 39 weeks. As your pregnancy progresses, you’re probably all too aware of the increasing number on the scale—and your expanding belly. But do you know what exactly is going on inside that belly? Your [...]