Managing sickle cell during pregnancy, childhood

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WORLD Sickle Cell Day was celebrated on June 19, and Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September. On Saturday, September 21, the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica will host a health and wellness symposium at the Police Officer’s Club, under the theme, ‘Beyond the pain…Embracing a healthy life with sickle cell’.

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Things I wish someone had told me about parenting

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

MOST of us, the moment we confirmed our pregnancies, sought to arm ourselves with all the information we believed would aptly prepare us for parenthood — from scouring websites and asking friends with children endless questions, to soaking up hours of pearls of wisdom and even unwanted advice from our parents.

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Photo: Awesome Amirah

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

Model: Amirah Campbell

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ROMANCE, BABIES in the ZONE OF SMOOTH OPERATORS

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

HISTORY has shown that whenever there is a military group stationed in an area for an extensive period, it is not long before the troops integrate themselves among the locals. ‘War brides’ and ‘war babies’ are terms that became very popular after the Second World War, referring to the women who found themselves romantically involved with foreign soldiers, and the children produced by such unions.

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The best ingredients to put in your SMOOTHIE

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

IF you’re like most people, then you can’t resist a good smoothie — it can be had at any time of the day, for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert. Nutritionist Janique Watts says that while they are pretty simple to make and provide the perfect opportunity to top up on your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, if you get carried away you could quickly turn a healthy snack into a calorie-filled milkshake.

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Lies, half truths and plain old bedroom skulduggery

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

WE are all guilty of fudging the truth a little from time to time, so little white lies in the bedroom are not unheard of. And while being intimate is one of those moments in which you should lay yourself physically and emotionally bare, the fact is, the truth can sometimes be awkward and could completely shatter your partner’s ego.

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Dawn Campbell-Codling finds Keto diet success

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WHEN Dawn Campbell-Codling decided that she was going to lose weight, her husband jokingly bet her that he would pay her $200 for every pound that she lost. He is yet to start paying her, but if he were to begin, he would owe her at least $7,000 now, as she has lost 35 pounds and counting.

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Could my father have sired another child?

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

Dear Mrs Macaulay,I live in the United States and I hope you can answer my question. I believe that my father has another child (would be my half-sister). He denies it, but there are certain timeframes, etc, that lead me to believe otherwise. My question is, on this child’s birth certificate, would it have been possible for the real biological mother to put a different mother’s name? I know you don’t have to list the father — I am thinking that my dad’s girlfriend gave…

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Purchasing a car? Here’s how much extra money you need

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

YOU may have seen financial institutions advertising car loans that provide 100 per cent financing on new vehicles. While more experienced drivers will know better, someone who is looking to purchase her first car might get the impression that she can walk into the bank, sign up for a loan, and drive out of the car mart that very day.

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She-crabs in barrels

Observer on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Flair -

WOMEN competing with women is not a new phenomenon — historically women have tried to prove their superiority in their efforts to score points. However, we have seen where this competitiveness has metamorphosed into what is called a crab-in-barrel syndrome, spanning various aspects of life, including areas of education and the workplace.

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