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Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read more

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Is there a type of doctor for young adults, like there are pediatricians and geriatricians?

Is there a type of doctor for young adults, like there are pediatricians and geriatricians?

Adolescent Medicine: Some pediatricians will go on to train for 3 additional years in adolescent medicine & usually practice & teach at large training centers or in large medical groups. Some pediatricians & some family practice docs develop an interest in adolescent medicine & cater to that group in their local practice. All teens should find a doc that they feel comfortable with & sometimes that takes time. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

What are some guidelines for feeding your children of all ages?

Many Things: Do not use food as a pacifier. Do not force the child to clean their plates. If they do not want to eat, do not force them.Teach moderation. Some foods are better than others.If they skip a meal, that is ok.Do not cave in to bad habits.This only scratches the surface. ...Read more

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Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age? Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

Recommended iron level for a woman in child-bearing age?  Does it have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups of people?

18 mg per day: 18 mg / day of iron for woman of child bearing age, increasing to 27 mg/day while pregnant. Meat proteins and vitamin c will improve the absorption of nonheme iron. It does not have to be higher for vegetarians or other groups. ...Read more

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List of vegetable food that should be good for 13 yrs child?

List of vegetable food that should be good for 13 yrs child?

All: You do not need a list. All edible vegetables are good, often eaten raw. Do not overcook them. Mother nature has packed in all sorts of health factors, maybe some that we have not isolated. ...Read more

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Could you list the treatment modalities for type 1 diabetes in young adults?

Could you list the treatment modalities for type 1 diabetes in young adults?

Insulin: All type 1 diabetics require Insulin and can not survive with out it. It can be given through injections multiple times daily or an Insulin pump which infuses Insulin throughout the day/night and patients can give a bolus of Insulin for meals based on blood sugar and the carbs they eat. Also glucose sensors can help alert patients if bs is trending high or low before it goes to high or drops low. ...Read more

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Mention some protienfull and other food items suitable for growth for teenaged guys around age of 16?

Mention some protienfull and other food items suitable for growth for teenaged guys around age of 16?

Natural and balanced: A balanced diet of natural (not overly processed) foods is best for health and growth, but is not likely to increase one's final height in the U.S. (because one is unlikely to be malnourished in the U.S., even if eating junk food). Eat lean meats without skin, fish, tofu, nuts and nut butters. Add whole grains, colorful veggies, and fortified cereals. Avoid fried foods, animal fats, and sugars. ...Read more

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Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more

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What all causes oral health problems in older adults?

What all causes oral health problems in older adults?

Lack of hygiene: Most common things that i see, poor oral hygiene, infrequent visits to the dentist, poor dietary habits such as eating habits, soda, coffee with sweateners, (don't sip sugar drinks for a long time, drink and be done), timing of sugar intake. A lot of times parents neglect themselves for their children which can be problematic (though i understand). Of course tobacco products and alcohol add. ...Read more

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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr.if they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist,get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...Read more

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Do young children need as many vitamins and minerals as adults do?

Do young children need as many vitamins and minerals as adults do?

No: Children with well balanced diets do not require multivitamin supplements, however children do require sufficient vitamin D and calcium which many do get from multi-vitamin supplements. Many children are now vitamin D deficient and require additional vitamin D as adults do. Fluoride supplementation is also recommended if not in the water supply in your area. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors for falls among old adults?

What are the major risk factors for falls among old adults?

Many: Any time of fall has the risk of injury or fracture. Head injury is a consideration as well as a broken hip. ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of programs for teens who are transitioning to young adulthood?

Where can I find a list of programs for teens who are transitioning to young adulthood?

What are you seeking: Most universities, if you are seeking broadening their experiences as well as their academics, offer summer programs geared to high school students, both here and abroad. Also, nothing clamors adulthood like looking and finding a small job and doing community work. ...Read more

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What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read more

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What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?

What are recommended daily allowances for dha, epa, magnesium and iron for children with possible add?

depends on child: 1 t flaxseeds soaked rinsed and blended into drinks or food is a good source of epa/dha for children. The Amino Acid taurine enhances the uptake of magnesium which can be given to bowel tolerance, zinc 15 mg, and iron 18 mg which are often deficient in children. Supplements don't take the place of healthy food, a good night sleep, fun exercise, and lowering stress. ...Read more

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Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Depends: Your best source of a specific answer is the source of your insurance. Although the law may allow you to cover a child or children to a specified age, it may require that you call in and add them to an existing policy before they are covered. ...Read more

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