• Tick Bites

    Tick Bites

    Ticks can carry a variety of germs — including microbes that cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other diseases such as ehrlichiosis and tularemia. That’s why it’s important to remove the tick and clean the area as soon as you discover the problem.

  • 1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    One of the first calls you’ll make when you suspect you’re pregnant is to your family doctor or obstetrician. If you had a positive pregnancy test shortly after a possible conception, some doctors may ask you to hold off on scheduling your first prenatal visit for a few weeks until your pregnancy is well established.

  • 2nd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    2nd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    While no one would say it’s all downhill from here (there’s labor after all, as well as the aches and pains of late pregnancy), for many women the second trimester feels like the “easy” part of pregnancy. Fear of miscarriage subsides, nausea abates, and energy surges — all in all, there’s less to be worried

  • 3rd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    3rd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    After eight months of pregnancy, you’re already well acquainted with your doctor. You’ve been poked, prodded, scanned, and then poked again. If your pregnancy has been progressing normally, you’ve probably been seeing your doctor once or twice each month. But now that you’re in the home stretch, you’ll be spending even more time in the

  • Traveling with Diabetes

    Traveling with Diabetes

    With proper planning, your time away from home can be a breeze.

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology

    Assisted Reproductive Technology

    If you’re old enough, you may remember all the hoopla about “test-tube babies” when the first child was conceived outside a woman’s body in 1978. That original experimental procedure, called in vitro fertilization (IVF), is now just one of several fertility treatments available. IVF has since been joined by a host of additional procedures which

  • Tooth and Gum Care (Children)

    Tooth and Gum Care (Children)

    When should my child start brushing? Clean your child’s very first teeth by rubbing them gently with a damp piece of gauze. But when the first molars come in, usually by the age of ten months, it’s time to start daily brushing. Use a soft-bristled brush and water. Move the brush back and forth gently

  • Type 1 Diabetes

    Type 1 Diabetes

    Because your body can’t produce insulin on its own, you’ll need to get it from elsewhere. You’ll either have to inject insulin yourself or use an attachable insulin pump.

  • Time-Outs, Ages 1 to 3

    Time-Outs, Ages 1 to 3

    What to Do When They’re Not Working

  • Time-Outs, Ages 3 to 6

    Time-Outs, Ages 3 to 6

    What to Do When They’re Not Working