Month: December 2019

Photo: iStockphoto Making your family better, stronger, more harmonious may not require a complete overhaul, but rather a few strategic tweaks. Here’s a roundup of the resolutions you and your family should make now to ensure a fabulous 2019! 1. Hold family meetings. Give everyone in the family—including the kids—an opportunity to be heard. Provide the
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient Laila Anderson inspired us all in her battle against a rare disease. As her fight continues, her story is being told like never before in this 30-minute documentary that recounts her difficult diagnosis, challenging treatment and inspiring recovery – all of which became forever linked to the St. Louis Blues’
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Although a fever is not typically dangerous, when it occurs during pregnancy, it may affect a developing fetus. A fever occurs when a person’s body reaches a higher temperature than the expected normal range. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for a fever, as well as the effects a
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Image: Shutterstock Studies suggest the occasional use of the Scottish surnames or last names started somewhere between the 10th and 12th centuries when the Normans introduced them in 1066. However, the more frequent use of Scottish surnames started around the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the Scottish surnames are known to have patronymic, habitational,
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Photo: iStockphoto It’s no secret that pretty much everything in your life changes when you have kids—and that includes Christmas. Here’s what Christmas was like before kids, and Christmas after kids. 1. Going to the mallBefore kids: Wander around, floating from store to store. Stay out of the ones with the holiday crowds so you
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Photo: iStockPhoto I once heard a saying that goes like this: “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” I agree—and that feeling is stress. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Ukrainian Christmas, Kwanza or nothing at all, it’s almost impossible to avoid the December fluster. From the first appearance of department store tinsel, it builds to
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Influenza (flu) can be dangerous. Although everyone is at risk of contracting the flu, those who are pregnant or have just given birth are much more susceptible to the more severe effects of the illness. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant during flu season should get their flu shot. The flu shot may
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