Must-Do Winter Activities for the Family

By , December 19th, 2014 | Events, Exercise, Holiday | 0 Comments

Must-do Winter ActivitiesThere are many reasons to love living in northern Nevada, but one of the biggest is its wide array of outdoor activities.

This season, bundle up and make winter activities a priority with this list of entertaining and adventurous things-to-do. Bonus — you’ll actually burn more calories because your body has to work harder to stay warm.  

  1. Organize a scavenger hunt
    Make food-colored ice cubes, or simply grab some fruits and vegetables, and hide them in a designated area in the snow. Watch as everyone tries to find them in this …

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How to Protect your Infant from Whooping Cough

By , December 16th, 2014 | Infant Care, News, Pregnancy, Toddler Care | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

How to protect your infant from whooping coughOver the past few years, we have definitely seen a rise in the number of cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, nationwide.  In 2013, Nevada was one of only a few states that continued to have a significant increase in the number of cases compared to 2012. This is, in part, thought to be due to Nevada’s known low vaccination rates.

Pertussis is a bacterial infection caused by Bordatella Pertussis. It is transmitted from person-to-person whom are in close contact, usually via droplets passed from coughing or sneezing that are then inhaled into the respiratory system. Symptoms …

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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

By , December 12th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding During the HolidaysThe hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Add to the mix the fact that you’re breastfeeding and this magical time can turn into chaos. You have holiday shopping to do, not to mention cooking, cleaning, parties, house guests and maybe traveling out of town. Don’t forget nap schedules and sleep routines will be out of whack.

But fear not, we have some tips to get you through the holidays:


  • Schedule nursing sessions. An older baby or toddler may be so distracted by your guests, new faces, places and toys that they forget to nurse. Unless you’re both ready to wean, it’s smart to schedule some nursing sessions …

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