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Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system? Try a site based in your country. ...Read more
Child health: No, your child'shealth will not be affected if conceived after 17th day. ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more
APMA. Org: There are several good websites. You can visit apma. Org or foothealthfacts. Org. This will get you started. Good luck. Dr l. ...Read more
Read in child health magazine about cushing syndrome. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Many options: Your doctor is a good source for information. Respectable internet sites also a good source. Here is one: http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/patient-information-cushings-syndrome-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more
Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more
Positively: Any repetitive behavior is a re-enforcement of a skillset ...Read more
Too Broad: This question is too broad. There are a huge number of infections, genetic conditions and problems that in the worst case scenario are life threatening. Be more specific. ...Read more
Yes. It's bad.:
As a pediatric ENT I can say there is no doubt that kids in homes in which adults smoke are sicker from a breathing and ear infection standpoint.
But what parents don't realize is that "third hand smoke"- exposure to your clothes or hair or car when you've smoked (and they weren't even in the room at the same time) still causes issues. Best for all not to have smoke exposure!
http://www. Cdc. Gov/. ...Read more
Copper is incorpora-: Ted in enzymes & proteins needed for development & maintenance of many organs & for many metabolic processes. Dietary copper is sufficient for kids & adults. Ingestion of copper supplements & genetic disorders like Wilson Disease, in which copper accumulates in the liver cause copper toxicity. Severe malnourishment, certain chelating agents & genetic disorders like Menke's cause copper deficiency. ...Read more
Toxic: Exposure to large amounts of mercury all at once, or moderate amounts over a long period of time can affect the nervous, immune, digestive systems, lungs, kidneys, and it could affect normal growth & development. It can even be fatal if the exposure is significant enough. If you think a child has been exposed, he/she needs to see a doctor right away! ...Read more
Music has been shown to be helpful in childhood development. Pleasant auditory sensations stimulate brain chemicals that help influence growth and development.
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=54039 ...Read more
Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the the smaller (bronchioles) breathing tubes. It is usually seen in the winter season. Bronchiolitis can be life-threatening in infants who were born premature, those who have congenital heart defects, cystic fibrosis and immune deficiency as they may develop apnea or respiratory failure requiring ICU care. In older children it presents like a cold. ...Read more
Varies with age: Rapid growth & development in early infancy require more monitoring than the slow changes of the school age child. After a brief hospital stay, followup @ a few days may be needed to monitor weight & jaundice. @ 2wks a 2nd newborn screening test & eval, then 2/4/6mo during rapid growth, 9/12/15/18m during slower growth, than yearly starting @2.This schedule allows early detection of any problems. ...Read more
Corns: Corns will not affect long-term (or short-term) health. However, they can be very uncomfortable. ...Read more
No way: Has no effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Absolutely. I see quite a few folks who were abused as children come to me with emotional problems (anger, post traumatic stress disorder, etc). But there may be some physical repercussions - sexually transmitted disease, rectal/vaginal tears/wounds, broken bones, etc. It will all depend on what type of abuse you experienced. ...Read more
Vulnerable groups: Recent cases in Houston and Ohio have been traced to cases brought in by international travelers. Unvaccinated infants and some that had only one dose are most vulnerable to the disease, which can produce death or disability. The surge in vaccine deniers makes the possibility of community outbreaks more likely. ...Read more
Confusing question: This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a trisomy 13.This distorts the information in each cell of the body so many complex organs do not form properly (heart, brain defects, etc.).It cannot be fixed. These kids do not live very long. ...Read more
Obesity & diabetes: Too much carbs not healthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you change it?: Why worry about something you cannot change? ...Read more
Depends: We know that the more preterm an infant is the greater the risk. We also know that the greatest number of patients with cerebral palsy are are in the term gestation group (reason for CP unknown). We do know that premees (depending on the type & number of complications) may have delayed development, visual, and learning difficulties. ...Read more
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