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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the risk of passing on muscular dystophy to my children if my husband has it?

Need advice on what is the the risk of passing on muscular dystophy to my children if my husband has it?

Which type?: Muscular dystrophy (md) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. Some forms of md appear in infancy or childhood. Others may not appear until middle age or later. The different types can vary in whom they affect, which muscles they affect, and what the symptoms are. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I want to have children now. Over the last 2 years I have had 3 miscarriages all in between 8 and 11 weeks. Please give advice! ?

I am 30 years old and I want to have children now. Over the last 2 years I have had 3 miscarriages all in between 8 and 11 weeks. Please give advice! ?

Recurrent Miscarriag: You have a problem called recurent pregnancy loss (rpl). Rpl is frustrating because about 50% of couples have unexplained causes. You should get some testing. Tests can be costly and treatments are not always any better than just trying again (success is likely 70%). You need to see a fertility specialist to get a better complete explanation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need advice on what's the effect and importance of proper bone growth in children?

I need advice on what's the effect and importance of proper bone growth in children?

Bone growth: Bones grow regardless of health. What we can do, is put the proper ingredients into our body, to make them strong. A proper amount of Vitamin D and Calcium will make sure of that. 16 ounces of milk, or the equivalent, is recommended. ...Read more

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I do not want children now or ever! any advice on permanent options that also stop periods?

I do not want children now or ever! any advice on permanent options that also stop periods?

Remove the plumbing: If you are secure in your belief, then remove the uterus. You may have some difficulty finding an obgyn willing to do this in a 21 yo but that would be the simple answer. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year ?

Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year ?

Record likely 8: I believe the "octomom" who delivered 8 living offspring at one time holds the record for births in a single year.Her pregnancy utilized in vitro implantation and lead all to need hospital care. I don't see many wanting to go after that record anytime soon. I believe the doctor who helped her was sanctioned by his professional board. ...Read more

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I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?

I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?

No evidence: There is no evidence that a spinal cord stimulator implant leads to infertility. There is no scientific reason that I can think of that would lead one to suspect that infertility would be linked to this treatment modality. The specialist doing the implant may have more experience to guide you through the process. ...Read more