25 Essential Free iPhone Apps for Your Pregnancy

by Ultra Healthy Gal on February 18, 2010

If you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, you probably have enough spare change for the pregnancy apps floating around on the Internet. But why get nickled-and-dimed beyond your budget for something that you can get for free? We found twenty-five essential iPhone apps for pregnancy that do the same — if not more — than the apps that cost money.
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Top 50 Early Childhood Health Blogs

by Ultra Healthy Gal on January 19, 2010

Early childhood…ah, the dreams, the play and the toys — and that’s just from the parents’ perspectives. But, if you are concerned about a child who is sick with a chronic disease, who is overweight or who has questionable emotional or mental development, what can you do? This list of the top fifty early childhood blogs deal with those health, wellness and fitness issues, and you may find some answers here.

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25 Most Bizarre (But Real) X-Rays

by admin on December 20, 2009

Medical technology offers us fascinating insights into the body, and into what is happening inside of us. The use of x-rays is rather commonplace these days, as they are used to see what is inside a person, and help medical professionals work out the best way to solve the problem. You’d be surprised, though, at the bizarre situations that many find themselves in. Here are 25 of the most bizarre — but real — x-rays available: [click to continue…]

25 Free Open Courseware Classes on Early Childhood

by Ultra Healthy Gal on November 17, 2009

Early childhood topics often broach some fearful aspects that can affect a child during his or her most vulnerable time in life and throughout that child’s life, such as domestic violence and autism. But, early childhood also can represent a joyful time in life that for a child and his or her parents, teachers and caregivers. Learning about the issues that can alter a child’s life forever is vital, as both harmful and joyful aspects within a child’s early years can affect how that child sees the world as an adult. [click to continue…]

Top 50 Blogs for a Healthy Pregnancy

by Ultra Healthy Gal on November 10, 2009

What does it take to have a healthy pregnancy? If you’re ready for advice, online community support, first-hand experiences and more, then this list of the top fifty blogs for a healthy pregnancy is for you. You can find advice about health, fitness, labor, breastfeeding and advocacy, all designed to help you to stay healthy both physically and mentally through conception and beyond.

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Being mother is a great feeling, however, the stages during pregnancy requires an utmost care and look after of mother as well as baby. Below is the list of some open course ware with knowledge and learning on taking prenatal care.

Atenatal Care: This open course ware is provided with objective to provide best information on baseline clinical care of pregnancy and antenatal care of a healthy woman with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy. It gives evidence based information for clinicians and pregnant women to make decisions.

Human Reproductive Biology: This particular open course ware is offered by MIT University to study understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation under this course ware.

Assessmenti of Prenatal Risk: This courseware by Edith Cheng, from University of Washington from the department of obstetrics and gynecology, briefs the history and evolution of prenatal diagnosis to its current state with a range of options available to pregnant women.

Avoid Chickenpox in Pregnancy: This particular open course ware highlights the risk and possible cure for chickenpox in pregnant women or in women going through the reproductive age.

Dental Care during Pregnancy: This e-learning tutorial is based upon various aspects of dental care during pregnancy.

Issues related to Prenatal Health: This courseware about prenatal health looks around various important issues of Prenatal Health like diet and nutrition so baby can get all the vitamins, minerals and calories required for a healthy pregnancy.

Ideas for Safer Pregnancy: This courseware provide mother with all the necessary ideas and tips to take care of them before the arrival of the baby.

Taking care of Labor: Under this courseware, through 100 components within seven major topics ideas are given for managing labor.

Perinatal Epidemiology: This courseware emphasize over current research, controversial issues and methodological issues in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health.

Free Pregnancy Book: With advisory from the UK health organizations to take care of various issues during pregnancy this book is provided with a good number of ideas.

Top 10 Mommy bloggers to Follow on Twitter

by admin on October 6, 2009

Mommy Bloggers on blogsphere has emerged as a trend where mothers write blog based upon their daily activities and trends and loved by every reader for involving affection and care in their blogs. Below are presented profile of some of the best mommy bloggers on Twitter.

CarolinaMama: Living at North Carolina, she is married to mountain man for 11 years and is a firm believer, runner, writer and columnist. New Orleans is her native hometown. She is also a devoted Christian, more, you can learn about her from her blog http://carolinamama.net/.

Mommy Confessions: She is a former social worker who turned to be SAHM to 3 children. She has a degree in social work from the University of Philadelphia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. And now using her skills in wiping snotty noses, changing diapers and keeping bed vigils. More you can understand about her at http://sometimesdisgruntled.blogspot.com.

Lisis Blackston: Living at Georgia, she is a house wife who stays at home and apart from Georgia she has lived at places like San Diego, CA, Austin, Texas, Costa Rica. She enjoys traveling, new experiences, simplicity and new approaches to everything. To know her better one can go to her blog address which is at www.questforbalance.com.

Lizzi: Living at Northeast Ohio she is mother of two kids and takes pride in calling her failed perfectionist. Her Blog address is  www.thebittenword.blogspot.com.

Tower Pierce: She is known for starting Darling hill as resource for lawyers and law students desirous of pursing freelance writing as a complement to their legal and advisory career. Darling Hill is 100% lawyer parent friendly legal niche.  Her blog address is http://www.darlinghill.com.

Megan Jordan: Living at Gulfport Megan Jordan is mother of two toddler sons and a baby girl and is married to a young lawyer and a former Hurricane Katrina refugee, and her blog is about her experience of life. Her blog address is http://velveteenmind.com/.

Starryskye81: Living at Virginia Beach is a mother, wife and emerging web entrepreneur, a designer, a singer an actor her husband is working as a sailor in the United States and therefore she is widely traveled around the globe. Her blog address is http://starryskye.org/blog/

Paula Schmitt: She is an award winning author of book “Living in a Locker Room, A Mom’s Tale of Survival in a Houseful of Boys (2005) and appeared in many other hundred and thousands publications including American Baby, Family Circle, Parenting All You, Real Simple, Adoption Today, and Adopting for Tomorrow Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Herald and others.

Tterristuckey: Living at Raleigh, NC, Tterristuckey she is wife and mommy blogger and loves to get involved with life and is funny in her activities. Her blog address is http://stuckeyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/

Amelia M Gilliland:  Living at Mesa Arizona, she is a professor, serial entrepreneur, over comitter, big thinker, budding photographer, contradictory blend of southern charm. She has 5 kids, 3 businesses, 1 husband and 3 cats.

Top Ultrasound Tech Schools

by admin on September 29, 2009

Are you seeking a career in ultrasound and sonography? Well, the two technology professions have gaining popularity in the recent past with demand for qualified personnel growing at a very high pace. This according to the experts is due to the increasing preference of using sonography as a means of diagnosing diseases.

To be a qualified ultrasound technician or a sonographer, there are some educational requirements you should fulfill. You may either get into the career after completing a certification a certification program, or after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in sonography or ultrasound technology.

There are a number of colleges, vocational schools, universities and online schools that are offering the courses. However, not all are certified to offer them. Therefore, to make sure that you get the best valuable professional training in that field, you need to join a reputable school, college or a university. Below are some of the top-rated schools that offer certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and masters in sonography and ultrasound Technology.

Newman University

The University College offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and masters in sonography and ultrasound Technology. Affiliated to the Catholic Church, the university is ranked among the top universities worldwide. It is an average high school GPA of incoming freshmen with an undergraduate’s student body of more than 2,000 students.

Seattle University

The university has a long history of providing reputable professionals in various fields. It also offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and masters in sonography and ultrasound Technology. This institution has a big undergraduate’s student body of more than 4,000.

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma has one of the highest average freshmen retention rate worldwide besides being ranked highly by the world university ranking board. It offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and masters in sonography and ultrasound Technology.

Sanford-Brown Institute

This institution is also well rated when it comes to offering quality professionals in various job segments. Besides offering certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and masters in sonography and ultrasound Technology, the institution also offers a host of other medial courses such as cardiovascular technology, massage therapy, dental and other medical training in health care as well as surgical technology. There are various campuses spread around U.S; in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania among others.

Argosy University

The university offers certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Diagnostic Medical sonography or ultrasound Technology. The course not only aims at equipping the professional with knowledge in using technological tools in detection of various diseases by use of ultrasound technology, but also develops an interrelation skill that enables the medical personnel to communicate effectively with the patient.

Other good colleges and universities that offer training in ultrasound or sonography include The Baker College, Kaplan College, Keiser University, Western Career College, Virginia College, Professional Training Centre and national Polytechnic among others.

Different schools may have different requirements for enrolment. Therefore, it is good to consult a particular school when you are interested in joining.