6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous
6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous

In 1796, Edward Jenner hypothesized that milkmaids’ apparent immunity to smallpox came from their repeated exposure to the similar but less-devastating cowpox. So, he scratched a milkmaid’s cowpox sore with a needle, then scratched a young local boy with it. Then he exposed the boy to smallpox and the boy did not get sick . … Continue reading “6 Vaccination Myths and Why They are Dangerous”

How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems
Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause behavioral problems

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  • Exposure to secondhand smoke made it 50 percent more likely that children would develop neurobehavioral disorders like ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.
  • Children’s bodies develop rapidly, putting them at a higher risk for adverse side effects.
  • Parents are in an excellent position to help protect their children from secondhand smoke.
Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant Can Help Protect Your Baby From RSV

Article at a Glance • A recent study shows that taking vitamin D while pregnant could reduce the risk of your baby developing RSV. • Vitamin D can also reduce the risk of certain complications, such as gestational diabetes, infection, and preterm birth. • Consult with your doctor about how much vitamin D you should … Continue reading “Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant Can Help Protect Your Baby From RSV”

Could Your Low-Carb Diet Make Your Baby Obese?

Article at a Glance • For pregnant women, low-carb diets can actually increase their baby’s risk of obesity. • A recent study gives us important insights into the factors that are contributing to childhood obesity. • While pregnant, make sure to eat plenty of whole grain breads and brown rice. We have known for years … Continue reading “Could Your Low-Carb Diet Make Your Baby Obese?”

Having a Healthy Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are many things you can do to ensure the health of your baby and your own comfort and well-being. Ideally you should seek advice from your doctor or obstetrician before you become pregnant. They can perform examinations and tests to make sure you can achieve a healthy pregnancy and address any questions … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Pregnancy”

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