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Doctor insights on: Internet Use Kids

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more

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Do people use facebook to share medical photos like moles?

Do people use facebook to share medical photos like moles?

Probably: People tend to share everything else on facebook, so i would not be surprised if people were sharing medical photos. I know I have seen some trauma photos people have taken of themselves while waiting in the emergency department. ...Read more

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How come websites say children and teenagers should not use l-arginine?

How come websites say children and teenagers should not use l-arginine?

L-arginine: It appears that l-arginine in low doses may be safe but has not been systematically tested in children and teens. Possible side effects include low blood pressure and bronchospasm (wheezing, breathing problems) which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How come we let children use toothpaste with fluoride?

How come we let children use toothpaste with fluoride?

Because it works: We avoid using fluoride pastes with kids before they can be taught to spit it out (swallowing it can be toxic) , but do when they can and older. It is one of the great advances in healthcare of the 20th century. ...Read more

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Do doctors use ipads in their practices, in dealing with pts? If so, how many docs use ipads approximately?

Depends/unknown: Some docs have an EMR and use a variety of devices during visits.IPads, mini-laptops, etc.Others use written records (old school) The numbers vary by part of the country and type of practice. The true number is unknown. ...Read more

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How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

Family disease: Adults who have grown up with addiction in their families may not have a model for protecting their children any more than they are able to protect themselves. ...Read more

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When do kids start to use pronouns?

When do kids start to use pronouns?

2 years: Like dr. Park said, around 2 years kids start using pronouns. When they are younger and your are talking to them and promoting language development remember to say things like "mommy is making breakfast" instead of "i am making breakfast." this is easier for them to understand. Talk lots to your children- they love it and learn many social cues this way. ...Read more

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Do family physicians treat infants too?

Do  family physicians treat infants too?

Most do: Their training includes them.Some have an age range below which they leave to others. The whole idea around family practice is to monitor the whole family and be aware of the interactive dynamic/influence of each on one another. Knowing what you know and when to refer out is one of the skillsets that help them do their work. ...Read more

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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

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

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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How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

As above : It depends on what r the problems ? how supportive the environment and how committed for change they r, but seeing a mental health professional is better. ...Read more

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Do people get more petty over money as they age?

Money: In my experience, there is a bi-modal distribution. Some people become more miserly while others become more generous. Part of this is related to a person's "life philosophy". The abundant mentality leads to generousity while the scarcity philosophy leads to a miserly philosophy. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?

Are computer games harmful to a child's development, or do they help train him for a future in computers?

Some are: Many computer games involve killing and maiming and seem to me to teach that violence is O.K. Others, like e.g. Snow boarding, teach dexterity and computer savvy. Like everything in life, it should be balanced by thoughtful restriction. I believe that the constant use of electronic gadgets is harming kids because it is surprisingly addictive. ...Read more

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I heard pregnant ladies & children should minimize the use of cell phone (since risk is uncertain). Then how about using the cordless phone at home?

Bunk: Everyone is constantly bombarded by gamma radiation from the sun & the bounty of radio waves from devices whether we use them or not.Most of this bunk is just speculation meant to provide entertainment by tv news personalities and never amounts to anything we can use.I never lose sleep over this type of pseudoscience. ...Read more

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Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Yes: An adult can you these products (as indicated). ...Read more