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Banks for Breast Milk? Part 3

Some insurance policies cover donor milk and WIC and Medicaid clients are eligible for coverage in several states. Each situation is evaluated and, ideally, no baby is turned away for inability to pay if they are truly in medical need. Continue reading Banks for Breast Milk? Part 3

Banks for Breast Milk? Part 2

“We ask that a mother makes a commitment of 100 ounces,” Mitchell said. That is enough to offset the cost of donor screening and milk processing. At 3 to 4 ounces a day, it takes about a month to fill that requirement. “A lot of mothers call us because they have a freezer full of milk already” she said. Continue reading Banks for Breast Milk? Part 2

Banks for Breast Milk? Part 1

Breast is best. You’ve probably heard it before. But in some cases, mother’s milk is more than the best choice; it’s the only choice. Some babies cannot tolerate formula and when mothers are unable to supply milk to these babies, getting the milk from someone else is essential. Continue reading Banks for Breast Milk? Part 1

Infection Disease

Well, it’s been several weeks since I had my first Remicade treatment. It has done more than I expected, but not as much as I had originally hoped for. The patches have cleared up, but the areas are still a faint pink, enough that you can still see them. The beauty is that there are no scales, not itching, no bleeding or rash looking patches. Continue reading Infection Disease

What Does ‘Like Cures Like’ Actually Mean?

The phrase ‘Like Cures Like,’ from the Latin similia similibus curentur, is one of the founding principles of the ancient practice of Homeopathy. What it really means is that to affect a cure with this form of healing, there actually needs to be a close match of the illness or diseases’ symptoms to those in the materia medica. Continue reading What Does ‘Like Cures Like’ Actually Mean?

Calcium Deposit or Healed Fracture?

Q.My mother sustained a shoulder fracture about three months ago. The doctor said she didn’t need surgery, and she recovered from the fracture. Continue reading Calcium Deposit or Healed Fracture?

The Homeopathic Remedy

The homeopathic remedies are prepared from three “kingdoms;” the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom

In the mineral kingdom we find the metals, salts, minerals and acids.

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