Author name: Connie Stokes

Connie Stokes is a freelance writer and editor who has been working in the publishing industry for more than 11 year. She has written for lifestyle, books, sports, education, and tech publications, as well as websites and blogs. She enjoys writing about everything from celebrity culture to parenting issues to the latest gadget trends.

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This text-based pediatric telemedicine app is a mom’s dream

It’s the time of year when our kids are not only getting endless illnesses but can also contract more than one illness at a time. Needless to say, it’s a lot. And the current physician shortage is already limiting access to care for millions of people across the country—pediatric patients included. Enter: Summer Health. Initially launched as […]

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Pediatric ER doctor debunks the ‘myth’ of dry drowning—what parents need to know

First things first: the term “dry drowning” is not actually a medical term. Now that we’re at the start of pool and beach season, it’s important to understand everything there is to know about drowning risks for children—and “dry” or “secondary” drowning are often labeled as misinformation by medical professionals. A pediatric emergency medicine physician,

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Hurricanes Caused Lost Income among at Least Half of Local Residents

Hurricanes Caused Lost Income among at Least Half of Local Residents Nearly half of residents lost income after a hurricane, a new study shows. Most were low-paid hourly workers in storefront shops By Thomas Frank & E&E News Thousands of people lined up to receive assistance at a Hurricane Irma disaster center setup at the

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Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe Is Here! 10 Pieces, Endless Outfit Options

We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. Summer is (finally!) here, and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks transitioning my closet for the new season. What started as a cleanout and reorganization mission evolved into a thoughtful evaluation of everything I own—and what

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5 ways pregnancy can boost your confidence—tips from a motherhood coach

If you’re pregnant you’re likely doing the backstroke in a sea of information, facing an onslaught of guidance, opinions and expertise telling you the best and worst ways to eat, sleep, make out, travel, exercise, and even moisturize, during the 40(ish) weeks of gestation. The advice comes from books, the internet and the mouths of

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Schenkar Shifts the Paradigm for Custom Sustainable Homes

Meandering steps set against emerald green sew circulation into the Andes mountains as each platform moves guests from turquoise waters to a monolithic, modernist structure situated atop the cliff some 6,200 feet above sea level in Guatapé, Colombia. On the 1.5 acre swath of private shoreline overlooking this fresh-water reservoir is a 3,500-square-foot structure and

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