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Characteristics Of A Healthy Child
What defines a healthy relationship between a man and a woman? Is arguing and anger a part of a healthy range of emotions?
Yes no maybe arg: If one wants something to work that is much invested in, it can be frustrating when it is not working well. Anger is a feeling that notifies us that we are being hurt, threatened, or our boundaries are being eroded. Now it is what one does with the anger at this point. If it energizes and emphasizes in a manner that is effective, that is good. Sometimes it punctuates and gets the others attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type 1 or 2: Children that develop type 2 diabetes are usually obese at the time of diagnosis. Children with type 1 are usually lean, and present with a history of weight loss. Warning since 20% of our children are overweight you sometimes have a hard time determening which type of diabetes at the begining. ...Read more
Superficially..: These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. There are varying degress of severity.Early dignosis and appropriate therapy improves greatly the prognosis.The cause currently is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy variety: Ok: some basics: 3 meals per day, with 3 choices per meal. Snacks if needed. Emphasize fruits, veggies, whole grains, finger food. Dairy provides calcium and protien (2 servings per day; full fat--toddlers need a high fat diet). Red meat provides protein and iron. Limit juice to 4 oz/day or less. Add vitamin d3 400 units/day. Eliminate bottles. Model healthy eating. Make meals social and fun! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All ages: Living a healthy lifestyle (including a healthy diet and being active) is important at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. It is especially important for parents to role model a healthy lifestyle to young children, as they are very impressionable and the habits they form early on will stick with them as they grow older. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Growing or active kids with sports or heavy study schedules need a minimum of 9 hours. After growth stops and schedule lessens, most can get by on 8, some adults 6-7. Memory difficulty, diminished work or physical performance or drowsy periods during the day suggest the need for more sleep. Bedtime is based on lifestyle and schedule.A shift worker is different from a daily worker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Empty and Bare: Baby's crib should be empty and bare, except for baby. Your infant does not need, and should not have a pillow, toys, crib bumpers or sleep positioners. These items can endanger your infant. Crib slats should be no more than 1 3/4" apart. Avoid cribs with drop sides. Basically, bare and boring is best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RR: Normal is 8-16. It isn't abnormal to be 6-20. Depends on many things. These are at rest normals. ...Read more
98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
>risk for both: Absence of prenatal care puts mom & baby into the risks of pregnancy before 1900 when childbirth was a leading factor in maternal death. Teens have >risk of toxemia in pregnancy, (>bp+seizures), some types of birth defects etc. Absence of prenatal care >risk of avoidable baby complications and complicated birth. Advanced medical care during labor/delivery or later may not save you from bad choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?
50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: ... the best indicator of good health is personal daily functionality in handling daily chores and tasks for survival, growth, and continuation. For the details on the related subjects, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more
Would the child born of a young woman live longer than a child born of an older woman, or is there no difference?
FASD: The image shows the characteristics. Sometimes they can be subtle, and would need a doctor to identify. ...Read more
Possibly: When family members have autoimmune diseases, there is always a risk that other family members may develop an autoimmune disease though it may not be same exact disease. Autoimmune diseases can't be predicted based on genetics alone---there other enviromental factors that may affect their development. ...Read more
Could having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?
Diet and exercise: Not sure what you mean by "growth and development" but there is nothing more effective you can do for your longevity and quality life ( as well as to preserve cognitive functioning ) as to get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. Actually, connecting with others/limiting social isolation would top the list of "biggest bang for the buck" health moves as well. ...Read more
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