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PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

PHOTO CONTEST: Father's Day 2011

Who's your favorite papa? Upload his photo to MomsLikeMe and tell us about him for a chance to win Papa Murphy's pizzas and a couple's massage from Massage Envy! The entry with the most votes will win.

SLIDESHOW: Father's Day 2011 photo contest candidates

Click here to submit a photo of your father and/or vote for your favorite dad today!

Infant pajamas designed to stave off SIDS

Infant pajamas designed to stave off SIDS

New moms have one less thing to worry about thanks to a new program designed to allow infants to sleep more safely.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's Sleep Safe encourages the use of a sleep sack, much like a sleeping bag, instead of traditional swaddling. With the child secure and sleeping on their back, they are less at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

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A summer survival plan for parents

A summer survival plan for parents

The end is near. No, not the end of the world. That's on hold, we're told. But the end of the school year? That's coming, moms and dads. And the schedules, routines and organizational tricks that got you through nine months are about to become obsolete. Here are tips for getting through the summer.

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5 Things to do this weekend

5 Things to do this weekend

From the Doggy Dash in Land Park to the kickoff of the library's summer reading program, there's lots to do with your family this weekend in Northern California!

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Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. City of Sacramento Councilmember Darrell R. Fong cut the ribbon [see photo] for the Grand Opening of a new assisted living facility named The Meadows at Country Place, located near Interstate 5, at the corner of Florin Road West and Country Place.


The Meadows at Country Place provides the highest level of personalized care for Respite, Alzheimer/Dementia, Complex Physical Limitations, and Hospice.

  • Respite includes temporary care for an elderly person recovering from Elective Surgery and also for families planning a vacation that want peace of mind knowing their loved one will receive the proper care with utmost respect and dignity.
     
  • Alzheimer/Dementia includes specific care geared toward the special needs that are unique to our memory impaired loved ones.

Measles cases rising in California

Measles cases rising in California

California is experiencing an increase in measles cases, likely due to international travel or exposure to others who have recently traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa where there are outbreaks of this highly contagious disease.

“California, like the rest of the nation and, indeed, the world, is experiencing an increase in measles cases that is entirely preventable with immunization,” said Dr. Gilberto Chávez, deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health. “Anyone who will be traveling or is expecting contact with recent international travelers should confirm that their vaccinations are up-to-date.”

Since April, seven new cases of measles were reported in California, bringing the statewide total to 13 for this year. Last year 27 cases of measles were reported. In 2009, only nine cases were reported. Of the cases reported for this year, three were reported in Mendocino County and two in Santa Clara County.