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Why blood sugar testing kit shows 2 different result if i take the second one right after the first one?

Why blood sugar testing kit shows 2 different result if i take the second one right after the first one?

Life is not exact: Lab tests give a number (display a result) that is a close estimate of the real value. That means a drop of blood has a blood sugar level in it, but doing 2 tests on that one drop of blood will display 2, usually different, numbers - each of which is an estimate of the blood sugar level in that one drop of blood. That's basically how lab tests work. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Working in a child care and my immune system is detoriating. How do I keep it healthy?

Difficult: Since you are exposed to some many germ-carrying critters , you are likely to catch their infection more often than the average person. Washing your hands after touching the kids or furniture in the workplace more often may help to reduce the exposure. Have a small bottle of sanitizing gel with you so that you can use it more often. Use a towel to turn off bathroom faucet and on the door handle. ...Read more

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What should you consider when choosing between finding child care and being a stay-at-home mom?

What should you consider when choosing between finding child care and being a stay-at-home mom?

Choices: There are many things to consider - each family has unique circumstances but the most common deciding factor is economic. Like making the decision to breastfeed or not - you have to look at your situation and decide what's best for you. My college sons were home raised by their father - my middle age boys raised alone by me/daycare - and they all are great! http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read more

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How does being in child care affect a child's development as opposed to having a stay-at-home mom?

How does being in child care affect a child's development as opposed to having a stay-at-home mom?

Day care: Day care has a great effect on the social, learninig & developmental abilities of young children. It also has the negative aspect of being exposed to other sick mates & put them at higher risk for catching infections, but if the child is fully immunized, the risk is less. Some children also suffer from separation anxiety. You have to weigh your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How would you find quality child care?

See below: Ask. Talk with friends, family, neighbors, and/or coworkers. Do site visits. ...Read more

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How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

How do child care providers benefit from the adopt a grandparent program?

Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

How can you tell if your child care provider is in good health?

You mostly can't: Beyond the signs of obvious illness (fever, runny nose, cough, etc.), you can't tell. Just by looking, you can't tell if your child care provider might be carrying a virus, if she has a silent cancer growing, if she has diabetes she's not taking care of effectively, or most anything else. You can only see the illnesses that are obvious to all of us. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Caregiver Instructions (Definition)

Be sure your baby sleeps on the back when you are not around. Also, avoid ...Read more