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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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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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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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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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How do you know if ritalin (methylphenidate) is working precisely ? In the time of studies I am somewhere else searching the internet! i don't feel more focused .

How do you know if ritalin (methylphenidate) is working precisely ? In the time of studies I am somewhere else searching the internet! i don't feel more focused .

Need to adjust dose: You will either have to get the dose adjusted by your doctor or switch to another med. Beware that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can raise Luvox levels, so that is something that may may also wish to get ckecked. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I ate four hours ago. Then i checked my blood sugar for the first time because i just bought a test thing. And it was 120 should i be worried? Is that high.. I don't know anything about blood sugar.. And the internet is vague.

I ate four hours ago. Then i checked my blood sugar for the first time because i just bought a test thing. And it was 120 should i be worried? Is that high.. I don't know anything about blood sugar.. And the internet is vague.

Why are you concerne: The first question is why are you concerned? What is really going on with you? First of all you need a fasting blood sugar. This is not fasting at at this level you do not meet the criterion for the diagnosis of diabetes with the information you have given ...Read more

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