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How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

General guideline: Generally, if you have a school age child who is spending more than an hour a day on a school day in front of a screen (internet, tv, video game, smartphone) then they have too much "screen time." excessive screen time is correlated with multiple problems, including problems with school performance and obesity. Turn off the electronics, go outside with your child. Get connected with your kids. ...Read more

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Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

BWS: Hemihypertrophy is associated with Beckwith Wiedeman Symdrome. This can be associated with other findings as large tongue, Defects in the abdominal wall, enlarged organs ( liver or kidneys) and increase childhood cancer risk. I would have yourself and your child evaluated by a genetics specialist for both diagnostic purposes and assessment of risk for the child. ...Read more

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Dr. Sneid..I do have a real dr. And do not get all my info from friends or internet! i spend alot of time researching everything i say. ?

Dr. Sneid..I do have a real dr. And do not get
all my info from friends or internet! i spend
alot of time researching everything i say.
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RealDoc - AlwaysSelf: For each of us, primary decision maker is always ourselves, for better or worse. We decide what we pay attention to, what we will do, if/who we seek out for help (many options), evaluate advice/assistance (good & bad), what changes we make & we live with the outcomes over time. Others may promote they are in-charge, know more (true or not) but our creator did not put them in charge. Avoid demeans. ...Read more

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Can a child get ptsd from something they saw on the internet?

Can a child get ptsd from something they saw on the internet?

Possibly: There is a lot of information on the internet, as well as graphic pictures. Children who are not supervised while using the internet may run across something unexpected and this could be confusing or troubling to them. To help avoid this make sure you discuss appropriate websites for them and keep the computer in a family area where you can supervise the usage. ...Read more

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A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

Internet addiction: Internet is the new addiction of our time. It is a serious problem. The child spends endless time clicking every link, site, facebook, y-tube, etc, to the total exclusion of her chores, homework, out side play, and interaction with family or peers and eats her meals beside her computer. That is the addiction. ...Read more

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How should I approach limiting the amount of internet time my son has?

How should I approach limiting the amount of internet time my son has?

Offer choices: The aap and other groups encourage parents to limit a kids combined "entertainment" television/computer/mobile device use to a total of 2 hours /day. School work is excluded from this total. There are ample ways to lock these sources if a kid is not complying with the limits you decide to set. ...Read more

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Will a Nissen Fundoplication loosen (fail) over time? Research on the Internet shows redos are common after 10 or 20 years.

Will a Nissen Fundoplication loosen (fail) over time?  Research on the Internet shows redos are common after 10 or 20 years.

Unfortunately, yes.: Nissen Fundoplications r not a cure-all. Because nothing is removed in this surgery, the effects of surgery do, indeed, wane over time. How fast depends on the patient, their lifestyle, & the skill of the surgeon (among other factors). However, it is better than living thru heartburn in that time (espeically if medications have not worked) bcuz at some pt, damage from acid reflux can be permanent. ...Read more

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I have been constantly hot for a long time now, so I looked it up on the internet and found the cause, which is citalopram. What can I take as an alternative?

I have been constantly hot for a long time now, so I looked it up on the internet and found the cause, which is citalopram.  What can I take as an alternative?

See your Doctor: Citalopram and other drugs in its class may cause flushing and combining it with other medications may increase the problem. Talk with your pharmacist to help resolve any drug-drug interactions. Its also important to see your physician for evaluation to rule out other causes of this problem, and then modification of your treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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