In the United States, we believe in checks and balances from the Federal Government to the hospital. Our assumption is that there is someone safeguarding the consumer. In recent years, we've seen the consequences when no one is watching businesses and banks.
Most people have heard of intensive care units (ICUs). But when a loved one gets admitted to an ICU, lots of people realize that they don't really understand what's going on.
So, they hop on the internet and start looking for answers.
Now, I myself am quick to hop onto Wikipedia to find answers, but for questions like "What does it mean to be in an ICU?" the Wikis really aren't that good.
Here, I'll give you the links, so you can take a look for yourself:
I am often asked, "What foods should I stay away from when I'm breastfeeding?"
Actually, you don't have to be on a strict diet when you're breastfeeding. Your baby has already been exposed to the foods you eat while you are pregnant by swallowing the amniotic fluid around them in the womb.
On November 30, 2010, the U.S. and Canada released new guidelines for calcium and vitamin D intake. The vitamin D guidelines have long been awaited as there is tremendous interest in health effects of vitamin D. I have been privileged to participate in the development of these new as well as the previous guidelines. Here are some key points related to vitamin D and children: