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[ - ] How much water do you drink a day while pregnant? Do you drink any caffeine? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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i drank 1 cup of coffee every day, or most days. that's apparently fine, though some don't do it because they feel like it might not be that great. so i'd just go wtih your gut on tht. on the water, i think i drank a fair amount but i always do. i don't htink it matters, just wahtever you feel like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:24 AM Flag
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I drink tons and tons of water. I have one grande iced coffee in the morning to survive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:50 AM Flag
[ - ] 2 yo ds is sick today. Possibly stomach bug, but doc took strep test. Will grow overnight. I am 10 weeks pregnant. What are chances that I would get it from him? Anyone else take antibiotics in first trimester? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:19 AM Flag
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yep, i had to take them for something, i can't remember what. and it was fine .but ask your ob to be sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:25 AM Flag
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I took anti-biotics while I was pg (sinus infection). I've never caught strep from my kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone feel that there is a big difference btw dr.'s who take insurance and those who don't? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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I think it depends on the specialty. When I needed surgery, every doctor that was recommended to me did not accept insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:23 AM Flag
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i think that sucks when they don't. even if htey are better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:25 AM Flag
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you can't blame them. Insurance companies are so difficult to deal with. My BIL has his own practice. The insurance companies lose (purposely?) 30% of all his payment requests and deny a bunch more for stupid reasons. Then, if they do pay out money, it's a ridiculously low amount of money. Blame the insurance companies, not the doctors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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ITA with this. The whole insurance industry is absurd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:42 AM Flag
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My OB stopped taking insurance. I think she's established enough that she doesn't need the hassle. I don't blame her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:27 AM Flag
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I feel like the practice / office is much more chaotic when they accept insurance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:28 AM Flag
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yes, generally speaking. The ones who take insurance need to take a ton of patients and spend a short amount of time with each, in order to make decent money (like my BIL). The ones who take insurance generally take their time with their patients. Most of my doctors don't take insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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In terms of actual medical care, not really. In terms of customer service, probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:39 AM Flag
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No idea, since we only go to the ones that take our insurance. The exception is the kids' dentist, who does not take it but the insurance company pays us back anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 09:43 AM Flag
[ - ] The whole Tim Russert thing still freaks me out. The guy was exercising regularly, and taking medication intended to control his (asymptomatic) coronary disease, but he still dropped dead at 58. It makes me wonder how much you can really do to prevent a heart attack. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:15 AM Flag
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some people are just predispositioned for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:15 AM Flag
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He was grossly overweight. For how long was he exercising? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:03 AM Flag
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grossly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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I am sure his BMI was well into the overweight category - not saying he was obese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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Jim Fixx, the guy who started Americans running for exercise dropped dead at 52. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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He didn't eat well, and I doubt he really exercised as frequently as they say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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all men in DC are fat. Russert was no exception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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they're workaholics with no time to exercise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:07 AM Flag
[ - ] real estate moms: how long do you think home prices will be down? i'm really hoping i have 2 years to get my act together. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.20.08, 07:13 AM Flag
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oh, and i just care about new york. brooklyn in particular. tia! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:14 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm 36 wks pg, i've gained 26 lbs and my baby only weighs an estimated 5.5 lbs. Since my weight gain has been average, does the baby's small size mean I wasn't eating nutritious enough food? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.20.08, 07:10 AM Flag
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No, some babies don't gain as much for a variety of reasons, it can even has something to do with the baby's position within the placenta. My baby was born at 36 weeks at 4.15 lbs - he was just fine. He's still on the small side but fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 08:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Have a cold + 102 fever. I work and have a 2yo. Should I ask DH to come back early from his golf trip or tough it out? He gets back Sunday night and has been away since Wednesday. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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can youy get family or friends to help? how far away is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:06 AM Flag
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General Topics 06.20.08, 07:07 AM Flag
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Any way the nanny can help over the weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:08 AM Flag
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No, she is moving so zero chance or else I'd ask her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:14 AM Flag
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General Topics 06.20.08, 07:18 AM Flag
[ - ] i just found out a parent of my son's friend from preschool has colon cancer. she is 34 and it is stage 4 and spread to her liver. i feel so sad for them. i know this is very serious, but can she recover at this point? i hope so she has two sweet kids under 4. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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ugh so sad. A parent with colon cancer in my dc class died this yr. The parent was maybe 39 yr old. From the time parent was stage 4 to the day they died..it was maybe 6mo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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we are not really friends, but i feel so terribly sad for them. she was diagnosed in april. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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I really didn't know this parent well either (new to the class) but you still can't help but feel the pain the family is going through. The parents were just there for the spouse in any way we could (lend an ear, playdates, ect) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:07 AM Flag
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Tragic to hear things like this. Can you reach out to the family in any way? Offer to help w/ kids if needed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:14 AM Flag
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oh that is so terrible. sorry to hear that news. i didn't know colon cancer affected younger people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:26 AM Flag
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This is my MIL's situation, although she's much older. We have not discussed the life expectancy, but it's not good. She's had surgery and will be on chemo for the rest of her life. I hate hearing about young parenst getting ill like this - just so sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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a guy i work with (about same age) has it. been through chemo twice in the past 2 years. seems to beat it back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:35 AM Flag
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My 24 yr old nephew was recently diagnosed and we have a complex family history. Chemo is hard and helpful but spirit and diet are equal. Visit garynull.com for info. Colon cancer is classified as an untreatable cancer in the progressed stages but her youth is a huge plus. I have a niece(detected in her 20's during c-section!)whose 1st chemo didn't stop the rapacious spread and it escalated tremendously. After MAJOR surgery, more chemo and RADICAL dietary and lifestyle change -she's over 8 years in remission and is the happy young mother of 2 amazing boys! NoONE can tell you if you can or can't beat cancer-no matter how bad it is...Best of Luck to your friend and all whom love her. Be positive and strong! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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When my father's first detection occurred, he was 43; that was considered young, 35 yrs ago. This unfortunate legacy has so far, skipped our generation and attacked our children-decades younger. Awareness of colon cancer, screening and prevention are the best weapons- even when no family history exists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 10:44 AM Flag
[ - ] Trader Joes Coffee Blast ice cream is amazing. Just letting you know 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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oh thanks for telling me. i shop there a lot. but i've always raved about how starbucks coffee ice cream is the best. so now i must try TJs. I bet it's about 1/4 the price too. i'm going now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:23 AM Flag
[ - ] I just switched my 1yr old to whole milk and after a two days he's developed a pretty bad inflamation in his diaper area - he's never had any problems with BM or milk based formula...could it still be a milk allergy? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:57 AM Flag
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obviously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:58 AM Flag
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Then why wouldn't he react to milk based formula? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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bc milk based isn't the same as milk. like formula and yogurt and cheese aren't the same as milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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np: my dds both were born with a milk allergy and they reacted to any sort of milk based product..even the milk protein in my breast milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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that's interesting but some ppl can tolerate milk products but not milk bc it's processed differently [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:08 AM Flag
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If I were OP I would put a call into the ped and see what they think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:09 AM Flag
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like below poster said, some pp can tolerate milke based things but not straight milk. which is why you can introduce cheese & yogurt before age 1 but not milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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when we switched dcs, we mixed milk and formula for about 1 month, to wean. the milk was not easy to digest at first but fine after a few weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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Is he having diarrhea too or just a red bum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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Red bum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:07 AM Flag
[ - ] closest beach to NYC I can drive to today with dcs? help please 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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Jones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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depends where you are in nyc? northern manhattan, you may be better off to CT or Long Island. West side, maybe head south to NJ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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Long Beach, Jones Beach. I wouldn't go to Brooklyn..beaches are nasty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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Long Beach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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is there a specific part of long beach that is better than others? do you need a permit to park? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 07:03 AM Flag
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Drive past Jones Beach on the Robert Moses causeway through Captree State Park(it's all on the same long road). Pass Jones and Gilgo beaches until a small sign on your right for Cedar Beach. Make that right. It's a Babylon town beach and parking w/out a town permit is $10- well worth it for the gorgeous ocean , piping plover sanctuary, playground, shower and shelter for breaks and picnic if you like. 80 minutes from UWS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 10:51 AM Flag
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