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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterMassage isn't just beneficial for adults, but for babies too. It can help with everything from congestion to constipation. Now a new class is being offered at Carilion for new parents. Kristen McNamara is a new mother who learned infant massage and she...
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Too Young For Colon Cancer “Stunned. Shocked. Numb.” That’s how Greg Myers describes his reaction when he learned what was causing his pain. “I guess the best way to describe it is numb – it was hard to process it all at one...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Everyone knows that getting enough fiber is a secret to staying "regular," but a large new study finds that people who got plenty of fluids were the least likely to suffer constipation. The results highlight the importance...
Mary Roach has cultivated a reputation as someone who can't be grossed out. She has built a career examining bodily functions rarely discussed in polite company. Her earlier books have delved into sex ("Bonk") and death ("Stiff"). When "Packing for...
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Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Constipation hits everybody at some point. The uncomfortable condition can be caused by many things, including a bad diet and dehydration. Dr. Vaibhav A. Parekh, director of Medstar Harbor Primary Care, talks about how to prevent and treat constipation,...
Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending. "For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management,...
Dear Pharmacist: I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative, but you said it helped with brain fog too. How can it work at both ends? — J.C., Decatur, Ill. Dear J.C.: It's true. The prescription medication called Lactulose is...
The term "pelvic floor" was not part of polite conversation a generation ago, when women with pelvic floor disorders, or PFDs, often suffered in silence. Fortunately for the millions of women who know this acronym all too well, times have changed....
Infant botulism is an illness that can occur when an infant ingests bacteria that produce a toxin inside the body. The condition can be frightening because it can cause muscle weakness and breathing problems. But it is very rare: Fewer than 100 cases...
Q: Every time my 2-year-old granddaughter feels a bowel movement coming, she does everything she can to hold it in. She cries and is obviously in a lot of pain, but she refuses to go. A warm bath sometimes helps, but not always. Could there be something...
Tribune Media ServicesA parent emailed me via our iPhone App recently to ask if her child's constipation, which started as he was transitioning from formula to whole milk, could be a sign of lactose intolerance. She was concerned because her son was having very hard stools....
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