Thinking about discarding your baby’s umbilical cord? Think again. The umbilical cord, or cord tissue, is one of the most abundant sources of a stem cell called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Preserving a part of your baby's umbilical cord can yield an almost limitless quantity of MSCs, which could be valuable for your baby or another family member in a variety of emerging … [Read more...] about How Saving Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Can Save Lives..
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I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is … [Read more...] about An Exceptional Journey: Lessons on Working Motherhood from Janice Dean
Meningitis scares many parents, but the illness isn't always deadly. Meningitis causes the lining of the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Understanding the symptoms of meningitis helps you determine when your infant or child needs immediate medical attention, which is crucial for bacterial meningitis. Viral meningitis usually isn't as serious and doesn't always need … [Read more...] about Meningitis Symptoms in Children & Infants
Inflammation in the spinal cord and brain lining define meningitis. Young babies often experience the most severe side effects from the illness. A baby with other medical conditions contributing to a weak immune system face an even greater risk of meningitis. Quick treatment is crucial in preventing more serious complications, which can include death or long-term … [Read more...] about Infant Meningitis Treatment
The meninges cover the brain and spinal cord. When they become infected with a bacteria, a person develops bacterial meningitis. Bacteria that commonly causes meningitis includes streptococcus pneumoniae, which usually leads to ear infections or pneumonia, or neisseria meningitidis, according to MayoClinic.com. The symptoms of the disease are often similar to those of the flu. … [Read more...] about Bacterial Meningitis Symptoms