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Is There Boarding Schools That Are Meant For Children Diabetes
Summer camps: I am not aware of any boarding schools set up to care exclusively for diabetic children. However, there are many great summer camps for diabetic kids that give them a chance to meet other children their age with diabetes. This is a great help to build their self confidence, improve their diabetic control and diet with strenuous activity and meet new friends so they know they are not alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How effective is the gaps diet for young adults with high functioning autism? Are there any contraindications to its usage?
Hello.There are many people in the world where no medical services are available. Is there safe treatment/pain control for elderly leukemia patient ?
Alcoholics are considered to have a disease, but smokers, for example, are just addicted. Is there a double standard?
How are mris for children different? Is there any difference between an MRI for adults and an MRI for children? If not technically, is there anything they do at chlidren's hospitals to make it less scary for kids?
Kids mris: Radiation exposure doses are different for children. Since children hospitals handle children the technicians and nurses are specially trained to calm frightened children.Doctors too may be helpful. They also know how to calibrate children exposure doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, beginning with: family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia. Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard there is a link between kids who are very tall/fast-growing for their age and increased cancer risk. Is this true?
Unclear. : There are a many studies that have attempted to link height in childhood and the risk of adult cancer. A few have shown a link, particularly in breast & prostate cancer, though other studies have not. These studies have methodologic problems: usually case-control studies based on surveys & self-reported data. I would not worry about height, but following a balanced, nutritious diet with exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does shingles often occur in ages under 50 and are the meds available truly worth the expense if there really is no cure?
There are private : schools for kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act grants every child a free & appropriate education in the least restrictive setting. Placement of a child with ASD depends on degree of autism + presence or absence & severity of Intellectual Disability & disruptive behaviors. Special public schools exist for more impaired students. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a straight forward guide for heart disease patients to follow? I'm young, but there are so many misconceptions with diets.
Yes-try retrain 1st: Your child is old enough for medication, but best try other methods first like restricting fluids after supper and taking to toilet after couple of hrs. Best proven cure is bedwetting alarm. This attaches to underpants and buzzes +/or vibrates to wake child. In time child "hears" alarm before it goes off and they either wake or hold it in. Meds are; demopressin(ddavp), Imipramine or oxybutininer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is spanking all gone from american culture, or are there still "communities" here that see it as normal parenting?
Unfortunately Yes: Thre are still folks who believe that spanking and hitting are appropriate childrearing tools, despite expert opinion and proof to the contrary. ...Read more
Do a majority of urology doctors treat premature ejaculation? Also, are there specialists in this field that are certified doctors (general hospitals) that fall under most ppo health insurance that are not the boston medical groups or other commercially b
Is there scientific proof that ADHD drugs are not addictive nor dangerous in the long run for those who need it? If so where can I find this evidence?
Literature : See my health files for references, particularly biederman and faraone's work from harvard. They have the longest running prospective study on adhd. Many articles have been published about the safety of stimulant medications. See http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.Shtml and chadd.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do when ADHD is not a recognized disorder for adults in one's country, and visiting another country for screening & diagnosis is unaffordable?
Is there some regulatory agency that we can complain to about asthma inhalers not being available in generics?
Congress: The problem with inhalers is that it is difficult to design an inhaler that delivers the stated amount of drug +/- 5% over the entire 120 or 200 puffs of the device. This requires clinical trials that cost hundreds if millions of dollars. The real problem in health care costs is the multimillion dollar salaries of health-related executives. There is no simple solution in a capitalistic society. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic, or are doctors just labeling people with that name?
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