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Side Effects of Vasectomies

The National Institutes of Health reported in 2009 that approximately 500,000 vasectomies are performed in the United States each year. The procedure, which involves making the male patient infertile by cutting or blocking the left and right portions of the vas deferens to prevent sperm from being included in the man’s semen, is generally complication-free. After a man has a vasectomy, he is usually able to return to normal physical and sexual activities within several days. There are, however, a few side effects that can result after a vasectomy procedure.

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How Can I Stop My Child From Sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking is a condition also known as somnambulism. For children, it is a condition that occurs most often in the preteen years. According to Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician at the Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, Ga., sleepwalking may affect as many as 15 percent of children. Somnambulism, or sleepwalking, involves more than simply walking while asleep. It can be simply sitting up in bed, or it can involve more inappropriate behaviors, such as opening closet doors and urinating inside. Sleepwalking in children can be frightening for parents, but there are steps that can be taken to help deal with the condition.

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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 …