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What are some ideas for a healthy lunch at school that's easy to make?

What are some ideas for a healthy lunch at school that's easy to make?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. ...Read more

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Classroom ideas for teaching oral health week for 1st graders?

Classroom ideas for teaching oral health week for 1st graders?

Ask a local dentist: Dental offices often will go to local schools to educate the kids and give them toothbrushes. Ask a few offices in your area. I believe they will be happy to do it. ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

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can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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Am anxius and looking for any kind of answer from my kid for financial assistance for college, but he wont take time to check. Any ideas?

Am anxius and looking for any kind of answer from my kid  for financial assistance for college, but he wont take time to check. Any ideas?

It's their life.: Ssems like your child is not ready for college. They need to learn to put forth some effort. You can help, but don't do it for them unless they work hard at it.! the military might not be a\ bad option, and certainly community colleges are a less expensive alternative to your states "flagship" schools or private institutions. ...Read more

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I need some sweaty easy workout routines at home? Any suggestions?

I need some sweaty easy workout routines at home? Any suggestions?

In-Home DVDs: I am a huge fan of beachbody's line of in-home dvds and subscribe to many of them myself. Check out p90 &; p90x. Any truly effective programs like these are not easy, in the sense that pushing oneself at least somewhat, is essential in order to make progress & derive benefits. That said, one should never exceed the comfort zone suggested by responsible medical advice. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find ideas / recipes for easy healthy meals that kids like to eat?

Wanted to know where can I find ideas / recipes for easy healthy meals that kids like to eat?

Search epicurious: Epicurious has many healthful recipes you can search by ingredient, like "fish." children have a heightened sense of taste, which is why foods such as broccoli or garlic may be very unpleasant to them. Often children prefer blander food, though there are adventurous eaters. ...Read more

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I want to volunteer in a family planning clinic, but many accept volunteers for public outreach only. How can I get clinical time for med school apps?

I want to volunteer in a family planning clinic, but many accept volunteers for public outreach only. How can I get clinical time for med school apps?

Keep trying: "Many" doesn't necessarily mean "all". Directly ask the clinic you are thinking of. Also contact your public health department, community clinics, and local or state medical society for advice. I'll bet there are several places that would be eager for your services. But you'll need to show your true desire to help, not just helping your med school prospects. ...Read more

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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

Any facebook tips for kids safety?

See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a good forum or website for med school students to ask questions if one is shy during clerkship?

Is there a good forum or website for med school students to ask questions if one is shy during clerkship?

Be more assertive: If you have questions...you need to ask. Not only is this important because your building a medical database that will help you break down medical problems presented to you in the future..but I'm sure your classmates have the same questions as you do. In addition, try to begin to rely on yourself..learn where to get the knowledge you seek independently. ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP.org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended. ?

Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP.org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.  ?

Choosemyplate.gov: choosemyplate.gov is a good resource with broad guidance for diet at different age groups. It doesn't seek to delve into controversial or loaded topics like specific nutrient choices, supplements or "superfoods," but rather focuses on overall calorie intake, balanced nutrition and avoidance of over-processed foods which is what we know promotes healthy development. It doesn't address infants. ...Read more

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How to deal with dental phobia in teens. 17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office. Cannot afford sedation?

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How to deal with dental phobia in teens.
17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office.
Cannot afford sedation?

Anxiety management: for patients with moderate or severe levels of dental phobia, psychological and pharmacological interventions are required. Without treatment, dental phobia is likely to get worse over time. See a pain psychologist for CBT. ...Read more

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This is for a career/college project for school. How many hrs do you work a week? Starting salary? College/grad school? Best and worst parts of job?

This is for a career/college project for school. 
How many hrs do you work a week?
Starting salary?
College/grad school?
Best and worst parts of job?

See below.: Private practice - 11h/day. 5d/wk. 1 weekend on call every 4 weeks, no inpatient care. Starting salary same as ending salary about $150k/yr. Best part of job- helping people. Worst part- paperwork never stops - lot's of the job is not reimbursed. Totally unlike many other jobs where fees can be adjusted to encompass your effort. In medicine it is often take it or leave it. Usuhs med school. ...Read more

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Suggestions for uninsured 32yo woman to work through health phobias at home? Books, audio, internet sites? Out of work, no money to see counselor :-(

Resources: Books on cognitive-behavioral therapy by aaron beck or david burns, specifically to treat phobias and anxiety disorders. You need grounding in the cognitive model to understand your thinking, feeling and avoidant behavior better. Browse for titles on amazon then go to the library or bookstore for reading. ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find ideas / recipes for easy healthy meals that kids like to eat?

Search epicurious: Epicurious has many healthful recipes you can search by ingredient, like "fish." children have a heightened sense of taste, which is why foods such as broccoli or garlic may be very unpleasant to them. Often children prefer blander food, though there are adventurous eaters. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

What to do if I do not like the idea of sex or kids?

See below: If you don't like sex and don't want kids, don't have sex or have kids. There are many people in relationships that doesn't involve the actual act of sex, can be affectionate, supportive, ...Read more

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Do u have idea about how to teach a kid to use a condon?

Do u have idea about how to teach a kid to use a condon?

Get a banana: Find a banana. The rest should be self evident. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

Ideas? What medical problems are commonly found in premature children?

It depends: Premature delivery can be caused by a number of different things, each of which predisposes the baby to a different set of possible complications. Extremely premature infants are commonly afflicted by respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, poor temperature regulation, infections, intracranial hemorrhages, feeding disorders and intestinal problems like NEC. ...Read more

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Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Sugar free candy: There are diabetic candies which are sugar free (not for small children = choking hazard). Sugar free gum and lollypops would be good treats too. Fresh sliced strawberries with a little splenda for valentines. Fresh raspberries are fun for kids too. An apple on a stick with a little bit of caramel for halloween = delicious! ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Getting some Zzzzzz: Trying to get a beby to sleep at night can be challenging. It is imprtant for a baby to start learning the day/night signals early on. In a nutshell, during the day your home should be a bright, stimulating place where the baby is driven to learn and everybody interacts with him or her. Night time is quiet, not bright and not interactive, in other words, to boring to stay awake. ...Read more

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I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

I can't seem to gain weight no matter what I do. I was a size 5 before my first child and now after my second I am a 1/0 and still thining. Any ideas?

Seek help from a pro: Need to see a physician for an endocrine and metabolic work-up! sometimes pregnancy results in hyperactivity of the thyroid gland. Although rare (about 1/2000 of pregnancies), this accounts for 95% of new cases of newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism. If so you would have a hdd time with weight gain. A blood test for your thyroid hormones, the pituitary gland(tsh). Are necessary to confirm. ...Read more

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Any ideas why hernias occur in children?

Any ideas why hernias occur in children?

Congenital: Abnormal development or closure of the abdominal wall. Children get belly button hernias from failure of the abdominal wall to close after separation from the umbilical cord. Inguinal hernias form from failure of the processes vaginalis to fuse closed. The testicle actually passes through the groin as we are developing. Failure of this process to seal behind the testicle results in a hernia. ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Why is it a good idea to swaddle my child?

Comfort: Swaddling makes your baby feel nice and cozy and comfortable. It also keeps them from waking themselves up with their failing arm and leg movements (which they can't quite control yet). Swaddling imitates the warm, soft and tight environment they had in the womb, making them feel safe and secure. Swaddle for naps, bedtime and fussiness. ...Read more

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What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

What are some gift ideas for a disabled child?

Many options: First , would help to know age and nature of disability. DO they like music? How mobile are they? What are their interests if they are old enough - d they like dinosaurs, Turtles, Elmo...? Time spent with them is always an excellent gift. Take them to park, museum, out for lunch if old enough. Work with their strengths - you don't but a bike for a kid with spina bifida, but art supplies are great! ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the really easy, healthy food ideas?

Can you please discuss the really easy, healthy food ideas?

Shop at periphery: Of supermarket. Stay away from the middle isles and pre packed foods. Experiment, blend, juice and you will be amazed how good real food tastes. Food after all is medicine. ...Read more

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Does having a bedtime for my child a good idea for preventing a cold?

Does having a bedtime for my child a good idea for preventing a cold?

No: I am personally not aware of any research in this direction. If we believe colds are caused by viruses, i don't see how bedtime routine can prevent that. ...Read more

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Any ideas of what's going to be used on my child's cut? When can they use glu?

Any ideas of what's going to be used on my child's cut? When can they use glu?

Depends: The need to close a laceration depends on the size, depth, and location of the cut. The purpose of sutures (stitches), staples, or glue is to pull the edges of the cut together to allow it to heal with less risk of scarring and infection. A type of medical 'super glue' can be used on cuts in areas such as the scalp and in areas that don't get a lot of pulling. ...Read more

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Does you have any good breakfast ideas for a child who is on a dairy-free diet?

Does you have any good breakfast ideas for a child who is on a dairy-free diet?

Balanced diet.: Pretty much anything that has carbs, proteins and fats; there is no such thing as a mandatory (or exclusive) breakfast food. ...Read more

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If you smoke around your child, will it give them the idea that it's ok to smoke?

If you smoke around your child, will it give them the idea that it's ok to smoke?

Yes: Your children aren't stupid. They watch and learn from the world around them, especially from the parents who they love and trust. They'll be most impressionable when they're young. Once they start smoking, it's unlikely that they'll quit-- even when they're older and mature enough to realize that adults aren't always right. By then: too late, they're addicted. ...Read more

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Child has jra any ideas on what to do when she wakes up hurting through the night? On 25metho, endison about to start 25enbrel

Child has jra any ideas on what to do when she wakes up hurting through the night? On 25metho, endison about to start 25enbrel

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) moist heat : Enbrel (etanercept) is a good choice to help get the disease under control. If she is not on Ibuprofen or another NSAID medication this us also an option. Moist heat and the bengay type rubs can also help with the pain and can be used with most medications. Talk with her rheumatologist and let them know that she is having this problem. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

Is it a good idea to medicate ADHD children?

AAP recs: If a child has an accurate diagnosis of adhd, the symptoms of which cause him harm in academics, peer interaction, &/or behavior, then giving him medication that has a 70-90% chance of significantly improving attentiion span & distractibility & a 70-90% chance of significant decrease in hyperactivity & impulsivity, making environmental changes & starting behavior therapy is recommended. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad idea to medicate ADHD children?

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Could it be a bad idea to medicate ADHD children?

No: Pharmacotherapy utilizing stimulants is still the mainstay of treatment. Untreated children are at higher risk for school failure and substance abuse than those treated are. ...Read more

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Any idea what is child's developmental doctor?

Any idea what is child's developmental doctor?

Developmental Peds: A Developmental Pediatrician is a subspecialist in treating Pediatric patients. Once they complete a General Pediatrics residency they complete an additional 3 years in developmental issues. They have greater expertise in treating learning disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally they usually have psychologist and social workers on staff to help with psycho-educational services ...Read more

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Is teaching a child to fear something (like strangers) a good idea?

Is teaching a child to fear something (like strangers) a good idea?

Not exactly: It is important to teach children boundaries and safety. Hopefully we do not have to teach them to be afraid. I prefer to use the term empower them with skill sets. Giving them facts that teach why they should not do something is important. Ex: many strangers are simply friends we haven't met yet and some strangers do not have our best interest at heart - check with parents before talking to them. ...Read more