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What are fanconi marks in children?

What are fanconi marks in children?

See detail answer: Either Fanconi anemia or Fanconi Syndrome which has several genetic causes during infancy. Very complex disease. Consult genetic expert ...Read more

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What are the views on vaccinating children?

What are the views on vaccinating children?

Best protection!: Vaccines have been scrutinized in the lab and the media about their safety, and each time they win! vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of children over the years and have been proven to be safe. I am saddened that there even is a controversy, since it seems fabricated on "feelings" and not facts. ...Read more

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Caring for a Child with Special Needs (Tip)

Caring for a Child with Special Needs

Have experienced family help you to provide for the impaired child. ...See more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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What are the symptomsof children being terrorized?

What are the symptomsof children being terrorized?

Anxiety/ Regression: When children have been exposed to a terrifying event, clinical and non-clinical levels of symptomatology can arise. These might include flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, anxiety around separation from parents, and other signs of regression such as bedwetting and mood fluctuations. These symptoms sometimes resolve by themselves, but if they persist professional help should be sought. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Tip)

Managing Your Child's Diabetes

Find other healthy children or individuals (athletes, celebrities) that are successfully managing it. ...See more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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How should you advise someone debating the pros & cons of immunising their children?

How should you advise someone debating the pros & cons of immunising their children?

Cite fact: Preventable deaths due to whooping cough in the year 2010 are roughly 30, most of them under the age of 6 months, deaths due to the dtap during the same period = zero. If he/she believes their kids don't need shots if other kids get them, realize someone can arrive from overseas & be at your mall/supermarket spreading the disease the next day. ...Read more

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How is clubfoot in children treated?

How is clubfoot in children treated?

I call a pedi ortho: The typical clubfoot may respond to a series of casts applied starting soon after birth to reshape the ankle & foot. The casts are removed & reapplied over days & weeks to bring the bones into better alignment.If the casts don't bring things into position surgery may be required. Often you can find this specialized service at one of the shrine hospitals. ...Read more