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What are the health risks of having multiple children?

What are the health risks of having multiple children?

Timing/Nutrition: It's hard work bringing a new life into this world. The woman's body is often depleted of important minerals to support the fetus. Repeated pregnancies can pose risks especially if they are close together. I found this article an interesting read - hope it helps answer your question. http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/01/health/multiple-pregnancies-mother/index.html ...Read more

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What are health reasons why children should stay inside?

What are health reasons why children should stay inside?

Few: We encourage children to get outdoors as often as possible. If there is a medical condition, like severe asthma, then pay attention to smog alerts. If they are on medications that may alter their ability to handle heat may be another concern but the majority of children DON'T spend enough time outside! On pretty days - leave the electronics behind and get a picnic going! http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Your-Child-Healthy ...Read more

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How do fungi affect children's health?

How do fungi affect children's health?

No serious problems: Generally annoying,but no scientific evidence they cause significant issues. ...Read more

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Too many children on the mental health forms?

Too many children on the mental health forms?

Get help if needed!: Not sure what you mean by "mental health forms"? If the question is are more children having mental health problems, the answer is probably yes. We are seeing a higher rate of childhood depression, anxiety, anger, behavioral problems, etc. If the next question is "why" , there would be way too many reasons to list in this small space but if you think your child needs help, go get it. ...Read more

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Are organic fertilizers a health risk to small children?

Are organic fertilizers a health risk to small children?

Can be: Using any fertilizer - organic or not - should be as the packaging instructs. I would advise caution during the application phase. I've never been asked this question in my practice so I enjoyed researching it. http://www.planetnatural.com/lawn-chemicals/ ...Read more

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Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Depends: Your best source of a specific answer is the source of your insurance. Although the law may allow you to cover a child or children to a specified age, it may require that you call in and add them to an existing policy before they are covered. ...Read more

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What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

What are the most significant health risks among school-aged children?

K-12 Health Risks: Younger: Viral infections, Fever, Cold, Skin infections (Scabies, Ringworm, Warts, Rashes), Strep, Diarrhea/ Constipation, Pink eye, Swimmers Ear, UTI, Asthma, Allergies, Injuries, etc. Vaccine preventable diseases of course! Older: Mono, Sport injuries, STD, Drug/Alcohol, MV Accidents, Behavior Problems, etc. Others: Vision, Diet and Physical Inactivity, Obesity, ADD/ADHD, Peer Pressure, etc. ...Read more

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How can someone's overall health impact their ability to bear children?

How can someone's overall health impact their ability to bear children?

Health and fertility: This is a complicated questions and depends on multiple different factors. In general, the healthier the woman is, the more likely she is to have an easy and uneventful pregnancy. However, age also affects pregnancy as well. After age 35, mothers are considered to have advanced maternal age, and even if they are in perfect health, have a higher incidence of infertility and birth defects ...Read more

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What sort of health checks should be carried out on children up to one year old|?

What sort of health checks should be carried out on children up to one year old|?

Vaccine visits: Between newborn and 1 years of age, a baby should have a total of at least 7 visits to get recommended vaccines and an evaluation of growth and development. It is important to keep these visits, as it is early intervention that will help if your baby is sick or has problems with development. ...Read more

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Can you tell me signs that children have mental health problems that teachers can look for?

Can you tell me signs that children have mental health problems that teachers can look for?

There are multiple: Signs for teachers to pay attention to: fatigue, social isolation, sadness, writing about worries, distractibility, poor concentration, sudden change in grades, anxiety, fears, to name a few. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are 2 possible health effects on children eating too many biscuits a day?

Could you tell me what are 2 possible health effects on children eating too many biscuits a day?

Weight gain: Eating too much of any food can cause weight gain. If a child eats only one type of food (kids go through food jags), they may miss out on other important nutrients. Try small portions of other foods at meals, offer healthy snacks, and give a multi-vitamin if your child is resistant to fruits and vegetables. Don't make meal times a battleground, but offer healthy choices. ...Read more

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Can I be sterilized if I want to because of health reasons and because I do not want any more children I have 4 and i'm 31?

Can I be sterilized if I want to because of health reasons and because I do not want any more children I have 4 and i'm 31?

Definitely : Although you're still young, nobody can really dictate what you need to do with your body. For your own very reason, nobody should question your announcement. Go girl! ...Read more

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Is milk good for adults and children ? And how much should we consume dairy products ? Is milk in any way bad for your health ?

Is milk good for adults and children ? And how much should we consume dairy products ? Is milk in any way bad for your health ?

Milk: Milk is a good source of protein and calcium. Low fat or 2% helps to address the issue of fat with milk. In children, milk is an important part of their diet However there are other ways to get the protein and calcium into your diet. Some people are unable to tolerate milk either because of an allergy to milk or an inability to breakdown lactose. Soy milk can replace the protein. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Birth: This is a question for her OB. All pregnancies have risks to health and can have complications for the pregnant woman. ...Read more

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When do children need health visitors?

When do children need health visitors?

Healthy visits?: I took the liberty to view this as a question about the proper schedule for well visits with your Pediatrician. Hope this helps! https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001928.htm ...Read more

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How come children's mental health so widely disagreed on?

How come children's mental health so widely disagreed on?

By whom? I agree : that diagnoses of mental illness in children require thoughtful review of genetic, biological & environmental factors contributing to a set of symptoms that fulfill DSM-V criteria for a specific disorder. Child & adolescent symptoms may evolve over time, so age & developmental stage must be considered. Many disorders begin with signs of ADHD in childhood, with additional symptoms as they mature. ...Read more

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How can preventive health care help my children?

How can preventive health care help my children?

Preventative health: It is well established that this reduces sickness and improves well being. Parents can do a lot by setting an example as kids learn by imitating parents. Good habits like eating healthy, exercising routinely, etc... Will serve you and your family well. ...Read more

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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...Read more

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Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Can a parent always access the health records of their children?

Most of time: Until a child is 18 years old, the parent has the right to medical information with a few exceptions as. I work in Texas so you might want to check your states limitations. Pregnant teens are considered adults until they deliver so you may be restricted to information. If you are divorced and weren't awarded medical rights you may be restricted. Consult an attorney if your issues are more complex ...Read more

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How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

Social engagemement: Social engagement cannot start early enough, provided the toddler isn't overwhelmed with too many people or other similar sensory overload. Humans are social animals, and toddlers, we hopefully desire, will grow into people who work and play well with others. This only can take place with supervision and practice, afforded by letting them play together a great deal. ...Read more

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