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Common Winter Allergies

The common cold often strikes in winter. Before you reach for the cold medicine, you might want to consider whether your runny nose, scratchy throat and watery eyes might be symptoms of winter allergies. While spring and fall months often bring an increase in allergy symptoms for people with pollen allergies, symptoms may be worse during the winter for those with other allergies.

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5 Teenage Rules – Who Knew?

We recently went on a family ski trip that involved very little skiing. Mother Nature has not been well behaved, so we had no snow and conditions were not even cold enough for the snow-making machines to do their thing. So, we spent our ski trip doing a lot of alternative activities – bowling, walking,…

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Is It Safe To Take Medication While You’re Breastfeeding?

The following is a guest post byJennifer Buchanan, RN Remedies blogger and nurse care manager in the Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.The choice to take medication or not while you are breastfeeding can be a stressful decision for many moms, especially during flu season when there are many flu and cold medications available.The key questions to consider for taking medication during lactation are:1. Do the benefits …