2013年6月25日 星期二

Twin Tips: Getting Out of the House | My Tales with Two

Twin Tips: Getting Out of the House | My Tales with Two

Recent Research shows Kids' sinusitis might not need antibiotics

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 Quoted from HealthDay News — Doctors don't have to automatically prescribe an antibiotic to treat children who appear to have acute sinus infections, according to new guidelines issued by a leading group of pediatricians.

Instead, they can take a "watch and wait" approach if it appears the infection might clear on its own, according to the new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

"The practitioner can either treat immediately or consider waiting for a couple of days," said Dr. Ellen Wald, chairwoman of the academy's subcommittee on acute sinusitis. "If the kid doesn't look dramatically ill, you can wait an extra couple of days to see if they improve on their own."

The previous guidelines, passed in 2001, recommended antibiotic therapy for all children diagnosed with acute bacterial sinusitis, which is defined as persistent signs of sinus infection lasting more than 10 days.
Doctors now can observe kids for up to an additional three days past that 10-day period to see if their symptoms will ease without antibiotic treatment.

"There's nothing absolutely sacred about 10 days. It could be 11 days. It could be 12 days," said Wald, chairwoman of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison. "In the child who looks sicker, we wouldn't do that. We would start on antibiotics immediately."

The new guidelines, published online June 24 in the journal Pediatrics, are driven primarily by concern over antibiotic resistance, she said. There is a lot of overlap between the common cold and acute sinusitis, and some children who are not suffering from a bacterial infection may be receiving antibiotics.

"If we prescribe fewer antibiotics, then the problem of antibiotic resistance is controlled," Wald said. "If you can avoid the use of antibiotics, then that is reasonable."
Between 6 percent and 7 percent of children who visit doctors seeking care for a respiratory condition have acute sinusitis, according to the report.
Most cases of acute sinusitis develop from a common cold. Colds usually last five to seven days and peak within two or three days, Wald said.

Acute sinusitis does not often develop into a life-threatening illness, but it can be very uncomfortable and even painful. Symptoms of sinusitis include a runny nose, a persistent daytime cough, headache and fever.

"I think cases of acute sinusitis resolve on their own, by and by," Wald said. "There are not children who are dying left and right from sinusitis. But there is a quality-of-life issue too. You get better more quickly with treatment."

The revised guidelines further underline the need for parents to seek out pediatricians who are adept at diagnosing and monitoring sinusitis, said Dr. Jordan Josephson, a sinus and allergy specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and author of the book Sinus Relief Now.

This is especially true for children with ongoing sinus problems, he said.

"Treatment of chronic sinusitis is not simple, and I think it's important that patients get to a doctor who really understands the disease," Josephson said. "Guidelines are guidelines. The ultimate thing is to get to a physician who is a really good diagnostician who can determine whether antibiotics are needed."

The new guidelines for acute sinusitis also discourage the use of imaging tests to help diagnose the condition in uncomplicated cases.

2013年6月24日 星期一

Do you want your baby to be a super hero?

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2013年6月22日 星期六

Must Buy Baby Stroller - Safe, Light & Not Expensive!!!

Recently I need to buy a new baby stroller for my son. In this case, I have made a lot of research on baby stroller and I found that The First Years Jet Stroller is the best choice for all the parents.

The First Years Jet Stroller

The First Years Jet Stroller is a great choice if you travel a lot and don’t want the hassle of taking your bigger stroller with you. If you’re a frequent flyer, or you take the subway a lot, this model will be a lifesaver. It’s lightweight, folds easily and most importantly, is comfortable for your little one. As a frequent traveler myself, I know how frustrating it can be trying to keep track of your luggage, calm a crying baby and patiently explain to the airline check-in employee that yes, you really do want to check in that big bulky stroller, and no, you didn’t realize that it was over the weight limit and you’d have to pay extra.  Let’s just say that wasn’t a great start to our last vacation!  I wish I’d known about this stroller at the time, but as they say, live and learn. The really nice thing about this stroller is that it has a double set of wheels on both front and back, making it easy to maneuver just about anywhere. It comes in a variety of colors and looks pretty good, as strollers go.



The stroller has an adjustable canopy, but no viewing window. The canopy is not as large as other models, but it will still protect your child from the elements. It is removable as well; you can also choose to fold it back when you don’t have a need for it.  There is a parent’s organizer/tray that will hold small items like boarding passes and keys. While the handle bar is not adjustable, it is taller so dads like me don’t have a problem pushing it (I’m just over 6′). It also has the wonderful ‘one hand fold’ feature that makes it easy to handle when you have your hands full. It fits easy in just about any trunk, even economy size. The stroller also has an adjustable 5-point harness, something many lightweight strollers don’t have. This makes sure your child stays safe and secure at all times.

The Jet Stroller Wheels

Handles, Wheels & Brakes

As mentioned, the handlebars sit up a bit taller than other models, so tall people won’t have any problems pushing the stroller. Unfortunately, they are not adjustable. The stroller comes equipped with larger wheels, at 6” in diameter and there are 2 sets of double wheels in both the front and the back. This makes it easy to go over any surface, including gravel, grass, dirt and asphalt. The rear brakes are easily engaged with the tap of your foot. Just push the red lever down on each set of wheels and the stroller will lock into place.

The First Years Storage Basket


The First Years Jet Stroller has two separate storage compartments. One is a large basket on the bottom which can hold larger items like a diaper bag. The other storage compartment is a parent’s organizer by the handle bars. It can hold smaller items like wallet, keys, cell phone and maybe a few extra wipes. If you stop for a latte or bottle of water, you’ll have to hold onto it, as there are no cup holders. You can probably put a water bottle in the organizer as long as the lid is securely fastened. It can also fit a few snacks for those times you’re running late and dinner has been pushed back an hour. It definitely doesn’t have the large storage capacity of other strollers, but considering this is meant to be a compact alternative for traveling with, one has to make some sacrifices.

Seat With 5 Point Harness


This stroller has a multi-recline feature, although it does not recline all the way back. It is enough, though, to keep your child comfortable if he or she falls asleep, so they can stay asleep. The seat is made of polyester and wipes clean with a damp cloth and mild dish soap. The seat has a wider base, making it more roomy and comfortable to sit in. According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, the stroller can hold a child up to 50 pounds.

The First Years Stroller When Folded

Size, Dimensions & Weight

The First Years Jet Stroller weighs only 11 pounds, with dimensions of 30” x 19” x 39.5” (length, width, height). When folded the dimensions are 48” x 12” x 11” (height, width, depth). This makes it easy to fold, using the one-handed folding system, and popping into the trunk. Whether you have a Hummer or a Ford Focus, you’ll find plenty of room for storing the stroller.
Even the smallest hotel room can accommodate this stroller. It will easily fit into a closet or behind the door without getting in the way.  The aluminum frame is quite sturdy, something not all lightweight strollers can boast about. You will have peace of mind knowing your child is safe and secure in this one.

Quick Glance Features

The First Years Jet Stroller Features

Available Colors

City ChicNavyStones
City Chic
Consumers Reviews & Ratings
Most consumers who have purchased The First Years Jet Stroller are extremely pleased. They are giving it great reviews for its lightweight and folding features. Many say that it is easy to maneuver and several have said they’ve used it while traveling on a plane, with very little effort. Some say that they wished the seats reclined further, into a full recline position; and others have said the canopy is a bit on the small side. All in all, though, this is a great stroller for those on the go.


2013年6月14日 星期五

After 10-mile run, woman gives birth to surprise baby

Trish StaineAfter a 10-mile training run, Trish Staine was in pain. Not post-training-run pain. Real, excruciating pain.

“I was yelling and screaming -- I thought I was dying,” says Staine, who was in training for Grandma’s Half Marathon in her hometown of Duluth, Minn. at the end of the month. Her family called an ambulance, and when they got to the hospital, they expected a diagnosis of a pinched nerve, a kidney stone, maybe a burst appendix, they told the Duluth News Tribune. But what the nurse treating Staine found was a fetal heartbeat.

“And I’m, like, looking around, like, no, I don’t believe it,” Staine told TODAY on Thursday. She says hadn’t missed any periods, she didn’t have a “baby belly” – and her husband, John, had had a vasectomy.

But despite all that, Staine soon delivered a healthy girl weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

The Staines already have two biological children, ages 7 and 11, and two foster children, plus John’s three boys who are 17, 19 and 20.

Trish Staine
They haven’t yet decided on a name, but Trish has an idea. “I wouldn’t mind just naming her Miracle, and calling her Mira for short,” she told TODAY.

This is the kind of story that makes you say, as TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie did after the interview aired, “REALLY?! Can this really happen?” It can and it does, says Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News. In the medical literature it’s called “denial of pregnancy,” and Snyderman cites a British Medical Journal study done in Germany that found 1 out of 475 women who delivered a baby did not realize they were pregnant.

There seem to be three general reasons this can happen: One, the woman is very obese, and so does not notice the growing baby belly. Two, the woman is very thin or anorexic, and because of that perhaps already has irregular or skipped periods. Or three – denial, denial, denial.

In obese mothers who didn’t know they were pregnant, there can be problems with high blood pressure or blood sugar issues that can put mom or baby at risk. But despite lack of prenatal care, Snyderman believes the Staines' surprise baby will be fine, although she has not treated the infant herself.

The story sounds unbelievable, but Snyderman has seen it herself: Early in her medical career, she was treating an obese woman who came into the emergency room complaining of what she thought was a stomach flu. “Guess what, I held a baby,” Snyderman says. “I’ve seen it in person!”