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Doctor insights on: Activities For Keeping Kids On Task During Summer Vacation

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How can I keep my kids healthy during the summer?

How can I keep my kids healthy during the summer?

Food and play: Most children are healthier during the summer because they are out of school, relaxed, and playing. Diet is #1. Feeding as much fresh food as you can. As much organic as you can afford. Fruits and berries help boost the immune system as well. Elderberry twice a week is a good preventative. Drinking water to stay hydrated. Also have their vit d levels checked. Level of 50-70 is desired. ...Read more

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Why are kids not doing enough exercise during the summers?

Why are kids not doing enough exercise during the summers?

Agree with Dr. Yoder: I would add, though, that many of our kids are not doing enough exercise during the other three seasons either! i tell my patients that they need some exercise daily, and that the only day they are allowed to not exercise at all is the day of their funeral (which, i add, i hope won't come for a hundred years or so). ...Read more

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What temperature should I have my thermostat at for air conditioning during the summer for child with asthma?

What temperature should I have my thermostat at for air conditioning during the summer for child with asthma?

Comfortable: Whatever temperature everyone is comfortable at (65-75 usually). Asthma can be triggered by cold, dry air ... But also by dust and mold. Keep your system's filter clean and dust free. ...Read more

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Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

It is not optimal: Every day is a day for learning - be it academic learning in a classroom or social learning amongst peers and family members. It is ideal to be as free from distraction and impulsivity as possible in all settings, every day. ...Read more

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Should an 9 year old child be taken off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during summer vacation?

Should an 9 year old child be taken off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during summer vacation?

ADD medication: I recommend stopping add medications(except straterra)on weekends and vacations unless there is an activity that requires it. This allows the return of a normal appetite to offset the dinished appetite so commonly caused by these medications on school days. This allows for a more balanced and adequate diet over the long term. ...Read more

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I am having cold during summer.What does that mean?

I am having cold during summer.What does that mean?

That means you're...: You're not alone. Colds are caused by viruses passed from one person to another. If one person catches a cold, then somebody else around him must have had a cold too. It's not unusual to catch a cold in the summer, although it is more common in the winter. Strep throat can have symptoms similar to cold symptoms. A doctor can do a throat swab to check for strep throat (treatable with amoxicillin). ...Read more

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How to protect ourself from getting tan during hot summers?

How to protect ourself from getting tan during hot summers?

Stay out of the sun!: Every possible way you can think of to avoid or block sunlight is the only way. Use sunscreen (including make-up) daily, wear big hats, sit under umbrellas, walk on the shady side of the street, etc. Be prepared, though, to take plenty of grief from friends & family. So many people don't get the importance of avoiding sun exposure & the cancers that come with them that they will not support you! ...Read more

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Should my child be present in preschool whilst recovering from herpeticum?

Should my child be present in preschool whilst recovering from herpeticum?

Eczema herpeticum?: With correct and successful treatment of both herpes and eczema the child should resume normal schooling. If the scabs are healed and the child is no longer scratching, a normal life is desirable. You neglected to include the full diagnosis or any of the exact treatment or how long. ...Read more

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How can I stimulate my fifteen to eighteen month old child during playtime?

How can I stimulate my fifteen to eighteen month old child during playtime?

Play: This is a nice little article with lots of developmentally appropriate things to do. Both play, and other things to stimulate your baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_20-fun-silly-development-boosting-games-to-play-with-your-ba_1479310.bc ...Read more

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What should I bring my other children during delivery?

What should I bring my other children during delivery?

A babysitter: You will probably be very busy and distracted and will need someone to supervise and entertain them. ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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Spleen pain during physical activity?

Spleen pain during physical activity?

Side stitch: Pain under your diaphram/ribs on the left or right especially during running sports usuallly is caused by a spasm of your diaphragm. Of it is on the left side it may be interpretted as "spleen" pain. True spleen pain during physical activity may be a serious sign of have enlargement or an injury to your spleen. See a doctor for evaluation and possibly an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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Why do children grow taller during puberty ?

Why do children grow taller during puberty ?

Increased Hormones: Puberty is caused by hormonal changes that occur as children grown from 10-20 years of age. Hormones, especially androgens (testosterone() cause bones to grow during this time which makes you grow taller(growth spurt) ...Read more

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Is it safe for kids to go barefoot all summer?

Is it safe for kids to go barefoot all summer?

?????: This is a strange question. Shoes were invented to prevent injury and infection to the foot. If the child is very aware of all potential hazards that he or she my step in then the answer is yes going barefoot is safe. I, however, do not know many children that possess those abilities. ...Read more

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How to control ejaculation during sex activity?

How to control ejaculation during sex activity?

Topical spray: There is an over the counter Lidocaine spray that allows men to hold on a bit longer. ...Read more

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What number of women die during child birth these days ?

What number of women die during child birth these days ?

Too many...: Most are women in Africa and Asia with poor access to medical care. In the United States, there about 600 (or 15-20 in every 100,000) a year. Most of these deaths could be prevented with good prenatal care and access to medical services like transfusion, blood pressure medicines, antibiotics, etc. ...Read more