Every year the NW Art & Air Festival sneaks up on me. I'll
be driving and suddenly the sky is swarming with beautiful hot air
balloons. And inevitably, I've missed the night show. Not this
Tonight is the Night Glow and Laser Show. Check out schedules
and details here.
And my new obsession?
Sweet Apple Pie Fries! I haven't even tried
them yet, but this picture has me salivating. They are at the Air
show, and I'm all over it! Have you tried them?
Did I hear mention of Joan Jett on Saturday night? What a great
event. Don't miss it!
Have you seen the August/September issue of MOM Magazine in the
You can find these stories, and a lot
Cover MOM Beth Walz -
How does she do it?
Bedwetting - Healthy MOM™
Samaritan Health Services
Get Moving - The Little
Cool off the kitchen - Hot
Watercolor portraits - a perfect
Grandparent's Day gift
Back to School
Mr. MOM - Dave
SuperDAD - Shawn
Terrors - Corvallis Clinic
About Home Style
- Budget Blinds
MVP - Corvallis Sports
by Healthy MOM™ Dr. Ilana Dickson, Samaritan Pediatrics
For many children, bedwetting is not uncommon. Although most
children are potty trained overnight by 5 years of age, 15% of them
will still have trouble keeping their bed dry and rates among
children 15 years and older can be as high as 1 to 2%. And this
problem is exhibited more in boys than in girls.
Most reasons for bedwetting are benign and will resolve with
time. However, waiting for this to happen can be challenging. Both
parents and children can be filled with anxiety as they wonder if
something is seriously wrong. It can be socially embarrassing as it
may keep children from going on sleepovers and families from going
on vacations. And let's face it, who wants to be washing sheets on
a regular basis? On the more practical side, it is a major
inconvenience and nuisance.
The majority of bedwetting can be attributed to one or more of
Less commonly, bedwetting can be associated with medical or
emotional problems. Medical problems can include, but are not
limited to: diabetes, constipation, urinary tract infection, pin
worms or kidney disease. Emotional problems are usually due to
psycho-social stress factors in the home or at school. Medical and
emotional problems can be diagnosed by a physician, however these
serious conditions are by far the minority of the root cause of
The following points are things you may try at home:
Other modes of treatment may be tried in conjunction with your
physician and include bedwetting alarms, medications, talk therapy
as well as number of alternative therapies.
If you are the parent of a bed-wetter, remember that this
problem is one that in most cases will resolve over time and
require minimal to no intervention. It is also important that you
remember how common this problem is -- this may be especially
difficult when you observe that your 3- or 4-year-old is dry at
night but your 5- or 6-year-old is not.
For more information please go to the American Academy of
Pediatrics at www.aap.org/healthtopics/toilettraining.cfm.
*Information in this article obtained from an "UpToDate" review
article called: Bedwetting in Children, May 2009.
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