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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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Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs.Org/ratings/default.Aspx . The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa.Gov/safety/cps . Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Recommendations for online tools that help children monitor their health?

Recommendations for online tools that help children monitor their health?

My blog: Read my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and explain it to your child after you have got the idea from it. It is not entertainment. It is serious reading and not to be uindertaken lighty. You cam google it. ...Read more

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Controversies about college girls selling their eggs for infertility treatments?

Controversies about college girls selling their eggs for infertility treatments?

Not selling: Women can donate eggs but don't sell them. In the usa (not in canada, parts of europe) egg donors are often compensated for their time, discomfort, travel, taking shots etc. But we aren't paying them for their eggs, any more than a kidney should be sold. Compensation may help with college costs, won't pay their way. No money involved for known donors. All are giving a gift: a chance to be a parent. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Artificial insemination of anonymous donor--what are his obligations to provide updated health information about him/his family?

Legally Obliged: A donor is legally obliged to provide updates. That being said, i'm not sure there are any good mechanisms in place to monitor that. Any it is entirely possible that anyone can have a change in health information for another family member and not be aware of it. ...Read more

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Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read more

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Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Yes!: This is one of the best websites i've found for analyzing nutritional data of foods. http://nutritiondata.self.com/. ...Read more

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Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read more

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Any good online counselors for kids?

Any good online counselors for kids?

Possibly: Many areas are now exploring the use of tele/video medicine especially in psychiatry for both diagnosis and ongoing therapy. Since you are listed in the la area, you should call one of the area academic medical centers (department of psychiatry) and inquire about local services in your area. They may want to meet in person with the child one to a few times before doing the ongoing care online. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

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Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Misconceptions: Research often falls into 2 separate types.In forward looking studies, you study a control group and one under the study conditions. In rear looking research, you compare a control group to those who underwent the conditions in the past. Most child abuse research is done as rear looking (retrospective) studies. Your confusion is valid, no review board would allow a kid to be put in such conditions. ...Read more

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Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Yes: There is quite a bit of deliberation on this topic, as well as case history studies on the boston pediatric hospital's website, under renal transplant. ...Read more

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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read more

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How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

Monitor: Children do not have a right to online privacy. The internet is an adult's world so you child's internet activities should be directly monitored. ...Read more

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How can I teach my kids to responsibly use the internet?

Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read more

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Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

On the internet: The easiest and broadest way is to google "where can i find educational games on the internet for my kids?" you will be given myriad websites providing/selling free/paid educational games for children of all ages. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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?

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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I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

Darker skin: In the perineal area is related to race and national origin ( mediterenian or south american ). So do not compare yourself with internet porno. You shoul feel good about yourself. You were beautiful to have 4 children . Heads up! ...Read more

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Is excessive internet use harmful to your health?

Use judiciary : Internet used properly can be helpful if you know the site is a genuine one . Some internet sites can harm if you are just following them without logically thinking. ...Read more

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Is there a death clock on the internet for drug abusers?

Is there a death clock on the internet for drug abusers?

No: There are some semi-serious sites where folks can enter numbers and get an estimate of how much time their bad lifestyle choices are taking from them. But this pathologist assures you that however many years of actual life a drug abuser loses, the loss in quality of life, meaning, and loving relationships is far greater -- and rehabilitation can come only from within. Peace. ...Read more

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Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

It is nor monitored: The interent is a vast entity that allows people to act in ways that are not healthy. You never know who you are really talking to. However, if a child is being bullyed on the internet, they should tell their parents who could alert the authorities.The problem is that parents do not talk with their children, do not monitor and limit the time in cyperspace. They want others to do their parenting. ...Read more

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Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

No: They say that words are only 15% of what you get in an encounter with others, with body language, tone , context and other variables rounding out the contact. If you ignore internet dependence and isolation, how will a child learn to interact with others and find success in any culture if they don't spend time in person with friends.Limit on line time & find the kid an internet club. ...Read more

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

DO IT !!!: The nature of the question suggests that you have thought about internets for a while, but are delaying the implementation. Explain the limits, the reasons why there are limits, and the consequences of breaking those limits to your child. Place all all internet accessible devices where they are easily monitered. Set a start date and do it ! once started, do not relent. ...Read more

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What are the signs of IBF. The internet is not specific enough. Thank you?

What are the signs of IBF.  The internet is not specific enough.
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IBS or IPF ?: Which? There is no IBF that I know of. These both seem detailed. Pick which is of interest. http://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-symptoms http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/signs.html Best! ...Read more

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My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet. Can she actually become addicted?

My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet.  Can she actually become addicted?

Possibly: These problems are termed "process addictions" and it is poosible to become addicted to any activity. Are necessary activities and social interactions suffering? Is she aware? Is she unable to stop? Than she is addicted. ...Read more

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My psych actually just told me to look on the internet and try to diagnose myself? Is this negligent?

My psych actually just told me to look on the internet and try to diagnose myself? Is this negligent?

Not neccessarily: A little more context is needed --- did you reject the psych's diagnosis or not accept it when s/he said it would take some time to figure out what was going on? Or maybe s/he is one of the psychs who thinks the diaignostic categories aren't very useful in teens. There are other possibilities. Best thing is to ask what it is that the psych is trying to get at. ...Read more

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Why articles about disorders on the internet don't distinguish between acute and chronic symptoms? Is this not important to diagnose?

Spectrum: Usually they provide a spectrum of signs and symptoms (s/sx) from early to late, as that is how patients present--anywhere in the course of a disease, from early to late. Can usually find specifics within articles as to which s/sx come at which stages of a disease. May not be examining high-quality articles on internet which is a potential drawback to access-be sure has academic merit. ...Read more