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Doctor insights on: Children's Health Diagnosis

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Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials.There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online.Check site details for information. ...Read more

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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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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 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