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If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

If a child has an immigrant parent, what are problems getting medical history and records?

MEDICAL RECORDS: The immigrant usually brings important papers with him like medical records, diploma, school grades and exams, resume, etc. He knows all of these are needed during relocation. ...Read more

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In the USA, at what age can a minor receive medical care without parental knowledge or consent?

In the USA, at what age can a minor receive medical care without parental knowledge or consent?

Varies by state...: The rules vary by state, by disease or condition being treated, by legal status of the minor, etc... It can get confusing, so takes some online research in each state. Usually, conditions regarding reproduction (normal teen sexual issues) are private, as well as substance abuse (smoking, marijuana, alcohol), and mental health issues such as depression. The child can choose to involve the parents. ...Read more

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Need to go pick up older parent for first medical exam in new small town. How can I best relate to the staff if I am from major city?

Need to go pick up older parent for  first medical exam in new small town. How can I best relate to the staff if I am from major city?

Respect and Expect: Respect the pace of small town life, as this may likely translate into the pace of the medical clinic. But, expect excellent care and results. If you are not satisfied by the knowledge, skill and empathy of the healthcare provider, then find another one. This advice is for city-dwellers and country-residents alike. ...Read more

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Why must someone go to medical appointments with elderly parents?

This is important : It is important to go to appointments with elderly parents. Many times elderly parents do not communicate well with doctors. They may not tell the doctor everything that is going on. They are of the generation that does not ask questions. Many of their problems are complicated and elderly parents don't understand, or don't tell their families what is going on. If you can't go then call doctor. ...Read more

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Does the oldest child decide on a parents burial and medical decisions?

Does the oldest child decide on a parents burial and medical decisions?

Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary . That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read more

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What are the medical solutions for two thalassimia trait parents carriers to have children?

What are the medical solutions for two thalassimia trait parents carriers to have children?

Get the facts: I'm glad this was picked up before you considered becoming parents. If you have the same kind of thal trait (do you both have beta?) and things are otherwise as you say, each pregnancy has a 1/4 chance of thal major; most people very much do not want to bring a child into the world with this. I've read that preimplantation testing is available & hope this is an option. ...Read more

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I live with my parent's because of medical expenses. Neither seems to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia at all and will not research it. What to do?

I live with my parent's because of medical expenses.  Neither seems to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia at all and will not research it. What to do?

Depression?: Have you yet been evaluated for depression? Hypersomnia can be one of the symptoms of depression, as well as blue mood, loss of interest in activities, etc. Also what are your feelings about being 27 years of age and still living at home? I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to discuss all of these issues with, and any others that come to mind. ...Read more

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Should the parents of children with cancer be allowed to make all of the medical decisions?

Should the parents of children with cancer be allowed to make all of the medical decisions?

Legally, yes.: Emotionally, morally, ethically: not necessarily. Until the age of 18, except in a few specific cases, parents are legally responsible for medical decision-making regarding their children. However, it is important to work as a team to decide what is best for the patient, especially if the patient is old enough to comprehend and contribute to the decisions at hand. ...Read more

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