It’s always frustrating when your child is suffering from diarrhea, but especially so when the diarrhea just won’t seem to go away. Chronic diarrhea isn’t caused by the same things that cause acute, or short-term, diarrhea, and the symptoms of the two differ. If you suspect your child is suffering from a condition that may be causing chronic diarrhea, make an appointment to speak to her pediatrician as soon as possible.
Pregnancy brings plenty of changes to a woman’s life, from the welcome anticipation of becoming a mother to the sometimes not-so-welcome world of pregnancy aches, pains and irritations, like weight gain, stretch marks and unexpected acne. Jojoba oil is a natural product that many alternative-medicine product manufacturers claim can alleviate or even prevent some of these problems. While jojoba oil isn’t linked to any known risks during pregnancy, health professionals contend that using the oil isn’t as effective as many people believe. Speak to your obstetrician first before using jojoba oil for any reason while you are pregnant.
Everyone has a favorite meatloaf recipe, but, for people who have had the BBQ Meatloaf entree once offered at Piccadilly Cafeteria, the unique Piccadilly twist on this American classic may be their top choice. The Piccadilly Cafeteria, a chain of 115 cafeteria-style restaurants stretching across 15 states, first opened in 1944 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since that time, the restaurants have worked to stay true to their original mission: to provide wholesome, home-style meals at an affordable price for families. Their BBQ Meatloaf is no exception. This recipe features a basic template for you to produce a Piccadilly BBQ Meatloaf at home, complete with your own personal twists.
The same virus that causes chickenpox — varicella zoster — can also cause the contagious disease shingles in some children. If your child displays the symptoms of shingles, speak to his pediatrician about possible treatments and what you can do to help speed your child’s recovery.
While being overweight can increase your risk of developing health problems, many women don’t realize that being significantly underweight can disrupt your menstrual cycle, put you at risk for osteoporosis and may indicate that you aren’t getting enough of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to ward off disease. The key to reaching a healthy weight is to maintain a weight gain diet that focuses on slow and steady caloric increases through nutritious, calorie-dense foods.
Nighttime can be a scary for young children, especially if they have trouble seeing in the dark. Night blindness, also known as nyctalopia, is caused by retinal cells in the eye not functioning properly, a problem that can occur in children for a number of reasons. If your child is excessively afraid of the dark, talk to his pediatrician about the possibility of night blindness and acquaint yourself with the problem’s possible causes and treatments.
Not too long ago, the only way eager parents-to-be could get a glimpse of Junior before he made his big appearance was in one — or, if you were lucky, two — routine pregnancy ultrasounds. To the untrained eye of most parents, these ultrasound images are barely recognizable as being those of a child. Enter the 3D pregnancy ultrasound: an ultrasound method that provides a fully dimensional view of babies still in the womb. Before having a 3D ultrasound performed, however, understand that they are not designed to be medically diagnostic and are not recommended by any major medical association.