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Antacid medication commercials often feature people overwhelmed at work or regretting eating too many tacos. However, 9 out of 10 ulcers are caused by an infection, not stress or spicy food.

Helicobacter pylori infection is the culprit for 90% of ulcers, according to the Mayo Clinic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,the other 10% are caused by the use of drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen.

“Just take a breath.” “Spit it out.” Do these comments seem conducive to effective communication?

"A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses a wife is called a widower.
A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.
There is no word for a parent who loses a child.
That’s how awful the loss is."

Imagine that you are driving as fast as you can, with your flashers on, because all you hear in your backseat is crying, wheezing and gasps for air. Your child is having an asthma attack and every second seems like an eternity as you try to get them help.

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in children. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are 6.3 million children who have asthma. It is a condition in which your airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

While the 90s hip hop duo Salt N Pepa may have wanted to talk about sex, baby...many parents have difficulty broaching the topic with their children.

So, how exactly did you learn about sex? Was it from your friend with an older sibling who would tell dirty jokes? Or maybe from that really scandalous TV show that your mom didn’t know you watched? Or was it from school?