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I want to know about childhood?

I want to know about childhood?

Poor question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We have 400 characters to reply. If you want to learn this, take a course/buy a book. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about childhood acute lymphoblastic leakeamia?

Can you tell me about childhood acute lymphoblastic leakeamia?

See below...: The most common type of cancer in childhood is leukemia. The most common pediatric leukemia is acute lymphoblastic leukemia, more specifically b-all. The patient needs to be in the care of a pediatric oncologist. The prognosis depends on many factors, one of the most important ones being the genetic abnormality, but is many times very good in children with cure rates at about 80-90%, even higher. ...Read more

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Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Seer database or ACS: The seer database is available online and publishes all this data. The leukemia and lymphoma society and american cancer society. ...Read more

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A little freaked out about childhood diabetes, can you tell me more about this?

A little freaked out about childhood diabetes, can you tell me more about this?

Careful monitoring: Careful and regular monitoring of blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c level is really important. This will help maintain prevent spikes in blood glucose.Regular physical activity improves blood glucose control. Keep snack with the child at all times in case of sudden hypoglycemia. Sometimes a brief period comes after diagnosis of DM when no insulin is required. Usually followed by insulin requirement ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of depression tell you about childhood?

What do the symptoms of depression tell you about childhood?

Briefly see below: Depends on theoretical orientation, but briefly... We learn how friendly or unfriendly our environment is early in life. We learn how to cope with the environment when we're young. Depending on what happened during those tender years, the way we learn how to relate, communicate, cope with things transcends into adulthood. If something is amiss, this might lead to depression. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

No: Asthma is a genetically linked problem that leads to changes in the natural mechanisms in the lung. Much of the wheezing in small children is not asthma and will be outgrown by late childhood. True asthma varies in its impact on many and can be very mild or very bad.Even those who have been off meds for years and without wheezing events can become symptomatic under the proper circumstances. ...Read more

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What is dangerous about childhood obesity?

What is dangerous about childhood obesity?

So many things: Obese children are likely to be obese adults. They are far more likely to experience a wide range of physical problems including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. In addition, they are more likely to experience social stigma, be bullied by peers, have lower self-esteem and be depressed. There consequences of childhood obesity are profound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any scary statistics about childhood obesity?

Can you tell me any scary statistics about childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity: Why do the statistics need to be scary, when there's information that shows how childhood obesity can be helped and treated. Please have the child have a consultation and visit with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more

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How much does the average mom have to worry about childhood cancer? It seems like it's everywhere. Every headache, fever, pain .. How to tell what's normal and what's not ?

How much does the average mom have to worry about childhood cancer?   It seems like it's everywhere.   Every headache, fever, pain .. How to tell what's normal and what's not ?

Very low risk: Annually in the us, there are 13, 400 cases of new pediatric cancers. From data from 2004, there are 14.8 cancers per 100, 000 children. The 5-year survival rates for all childhood cancers combined increased from 58.1 percent in 1975–77 to 79.6 percent in 1996–2004. There is a much higher risk of your child getting injured in an accident. ...Read more

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Is it possible to forget about a childhood trauma and have the memory reappear in your teens? Could it even be a false memory?

Is it possible to forget about a childhood trauma and have the memory reappear in your teens? Could it even be a false memory?

Yes: Memories are continuously being adjusted in order to remain in our consciousness. We can repress painful memories, which are then remembered when triggered by a similar sensory or emotional experience. I suggest seeing a therapist capable of working with these issues. ...Read more

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Looking what i want to do with my life for career was thinking about early childhood how did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?Many answers please

Looking what i want to do with my life for career was thinking about early childhood how did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?Many answers please

Since age 6: I decided i wanted to be in the medical field since age 6, after my mother was hospitalized. I enjoyed always enjoyed biology in hs ; college and had good grades. ...Read more

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1st time to gyno,17,she asked if I'd been damaged,said insides looked 70!Asked about my childhood&foreign objects.I was virgin I think?What happened?

1st time to gyno,17,she asked if I'd been damaged,said insides looked 70!Asked about my childhood&foreign objects.I was virgin I think?What happened?

Do not worry: if you are/were virgin and you feel fine, then there should be no problem. Why Gynecologist visit at 17 if you were virgin? if worried please take a second opinion from another gynecologist ...Read more

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What can I do to help my brother who is having nightmares about past childhood sexual abuse?

What can I do to help my brother who is having nightmares about past childhood sexual abuse?

Treatment: Continue tpo provide your loving support. Assist him in seeking professional help from practiitioners experienced in treating ptsd, including a psychotherapist and a physician/other prescribing practitioner who may evaluate to determine if medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

Consider a referral : To an adolescent psychiatrist for medications known to help in ptsd to use as an adjunct to your therapy. Please tell your counselor about your continued physical ; emotional distress. If one of the types of therapy for ptsd - exposure therapy, relaxation training or eye movement desensitization ; reprocessing (emdr) has not worked, another may, in the hands of an expert therapist. ...Read more

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How should you go about finding your childhood medical records?

How should you go about finding your childhood medical records?

Diary,schools: Medical records are retained under guidelines of the state or feds.In texas kids records are kept until their 21 st birthday or 7 yrs from their last visit, before destruction.This would include shot records.Local medical societies may know how to locate retired docs/records.Many school systems keep them in their admission papers.College application forms & military records may also have them. ...Read more

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Doctor asked about asthma. Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

Doctor asked about asthma.  Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

Yes: There are various patterns and presentations of asthma. The possible triggers of the symptoms of asthma include pollen, dust, mold, pet dander or pet hair. Cigarette smoke can cause bronchospasm and lead to long term lung problems. Avoiding triggers of your asthma will help to control the symptoms. Patients can have inflammation in the lung with no obvious symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra 
to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Not specificly: Decades ago when we gave the smallpox vaccine we didn't give it to kids with eczema & advised vaccinated people to avoid getting around them. The flu vaccine is avoided for those kids with major reactions to eggs. Otherwise, there are few if any issues with the newer vaccines. ...Read more

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Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially. Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read more

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I'm about 18 year old, i hav been having a relatively small penis since my childhood, it's about 3.5-4 inches or so when erect or while masturbating..

I'm about 18 year old, i hav been having a relatively small penis since my childhood,
it's about 3.5-4 inches or so when erect or while masturbating..

Here are some ...: It's true your penile length is at the lower of "normal" range, but it should not construed as functional deficiency on your life. Instead, you need to learn how to adopt & adapt what you have luckily achieved so far so to embrace and unfold your long happy life ahead to come. Known to most if not all, penile length is not lineally corresponding to real life happiness. Best wish ... ...Read more