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What states permit blood donation under age 17 with parental consent?

What states permit blood donation under age 17 with parental consent?

Most states do: As of 2011, 41 states allowed 16 year old blood donors with parental permission. To determine whether your state allows such donations, go the the web site for american red cross (http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/students/information-parents/information-student-athletes). ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Which states permit blood donation under 17 with parental consent?

Which states permit blood donation under 17 with parental consent?

Check website: The american red cross has a page where you can enter your zip code and download the specific consent form required for your state if it is allowed: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/students/sixteen good luck! ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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Do people babble and say private secrets under anesthesia?

Do people babble and say private secrets under anesthesia?

Sometimes.: Under monitored anesthesia care or conscious sedation, some patients will become fairly chatty. Some do indeed start talking about topics not fit for public discussion. I have some entertaining recollections. It matters very little though as your anesthesiologist will always honor the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship. Your secrets are safe. ...Read more

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Where can teens get free birth control in california without parental consent?

Where can teens get free birth control in california without parental consent?

Use the Internet: I would either use the internet or the local department of health to find an answer to this question. ...Read more

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Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Simple measures: Expected height from parent stature is equal to the average parent height (m+d/2) + 2.5 inches for males, -2.5 in for girls.Grandparent height is not used but may point to variations in accuracy of the method. This is only a basic predicted height. Some very tall or very short people come from normal sized parents, & a life's medical & nutritional issues can slow the growth of anyone. ...Read more

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Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Can children learn addiction from their parents?

Absolutely: Chilldren learn by modeling the behavior of those around them. Living with parents whom are addicted; this is what they see and know. They see how their parents cope with life, deal with feelings and deal with others, which are all usually dysfunctional in someone with an addiction. There is also a genetic component to addiction as well. These children may take on unhealthy roles, can't be "kids". ...Read more

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Can obgyns keep information of minors in tennessee from parents?

Can obgyns keep information of minors in tennessee from parents?

Yes: Any girl can come to an OB and get birth control etc. I would typically try to encourage her to speak with her mother, but some will not. I will give birth control, treat stds etc. And it is legal to do so--better than a teen pregnancy, or untreated std. Hippa has made it that we cannot discuss the patient--even with a parent. The girl needs to trust her md with her privacy. ...Read more

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Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more

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Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more

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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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Can obgyns keep information of teens from parents?

Can obgyns keep information of teens from parents?

Depends on age/state: By the age of 18 kids have reached the age in most locations where their conversations with a doctor are private & the kid would have to provide written permission to allow the parent to know they had actually visited a doctor, much less what went on at a visit. Some states allow kids to seek care for pregnancy, std's & similar issues without requiring parental permission. Check with your location. ...Read more

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Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Not only did I not: Learn about female genital mutilation in school but it was never mentioned in medical school, internship or residency. I received hundreds of hours in training in child sexual abuse - and it was never brought up there either. Kind of amazing considering that 140 million females (as young as a day old) have had their genitals mutilated. ...Read more

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Are catastrophic health plans allowed under obamacare?

Depends on State: Some states do allow those very inexpensive plans ; others don't. It is up to each state - it is one of those things that the affordable care act (aka obamacare) has no control over that many people are not informed about. ...Read more

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How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

How to deal with my teenagers parental alienation?

A few ideas: All parents of teens need to get used to being unthanked, unappreciated, and considered foolish. Tell Junior, 'Well be here for you when you get in trouble' -- and your teen will, and you will offer unconditional help and love. It's a stage of spiritual growth for you. Now, if this isn't the right answer, I'm sure one of my colleagues here will be able to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can get help as a minor without parental consent?

Can you tell me how i can get help as a minor without parental consent?

Depends on variables: In some states, you can obtain care for std's and pregnancy prevention without parental input. In most if you have "emancipated minor" status as determined by a judge, you can make any such decisions. In most states, routine care requires the consent of your parents, while care after a specified age (18 in texas) is yours to decide. ...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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I believe I have a parental detachment disorder but i'm not sure what it is. I get "obsessed" with celebrities, teachers, etc. Is this a disorder?

Professional: These are non specific symptoms that are shared by several disorders. Best if you see a professional for a proper evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I am depersonalized and derealized and I need urgent help. I am currently in academic and parental pressures that have been a huge problem for me.Help?

I am depersonalized and derealized and I need urgent help. I am currently in academic and parental pressures that have been a huge problem for me.Help?

Call here:: Here are the numbers for Crisis Centres in Canada. Give them a call and see what they say. They'll know who can help you get through this there. Take care of yourself! http://suicideprevention.ca/thinking-about-suicide/find-a-crisis-centre/ ...Read more

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How can parental stress be harmful for children?

How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation. ...Read more

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What can I do to get an IUD without parental consent?

What can I do to get an IUD without parental consent?

IUD: In most states contraception (birth control) is confidential and does not need your parent's consent. Iuds fall into this category. Some insurances will not pay for iuds so that may be a different issue but asking for one is confidential. You can ask a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a minor receive emergency care without parental consent?

Yes: Of cousre, it's important but not necessary in critical situations. ...Read more

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How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Depends on how you: Define parent :) genetic parents - very significant childrens weight of obese-parents correlates with the genetic parents, not adoptive parents who are not genetically related. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be administrated anti-depressants without parental consent?

Is it possible to be administrated anti-depressants without parental consent?

Depends on variables: There are a few legal situations where these drugs can be administered to minors and most require the kid to be in custody or a ward of the state. Most states give parents control of the medical decisions for their children to a specified age, usually 18, at which point the parent may be required to ask the kid for permission to know the treatment they are on. ...Read more

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What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

What is the effect of parental unemployment on the development of infants and toddlers?

Depends on parent: If during unemployment the child sees a parent continuing to function as a parent and role model, unemployment does not have to be detrimental to the family. Take the time to read to kids, do activities with them outdoors, teach them to get involved in the community by going with you to volunteer during your unemployed hours. By showing them you can conquer what life gives you,it can even be good! ...Read more

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Do you think parental age should be a factor in getting art if they want to be pregnant?

Do you think parental age should be a factor in getting art if they want to be pregnant?

Yes and no: If age is the primary infertility consideration - then yes art is likely to be invaluable in achieving a timely and successful pregnancy. Otherwise, it depends on the infertility issue. Since fertility does decrease with age, age will always be "a factor". ...Read more

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Could i see a psychiatrist if they are under the she of 18 without parental knowledge or consent?

Could i see a psychiatrist if they are under the she of 18 without parental knowledge or consent?

Need parenal consent: Parental consent needed under 18. The law. The law is a blunt instrument, as the issue of minors and confidentiality well illustrates. Minors generally cannot consent to treatment; a parent or guardian consents on the minor's behalf. There are exceptions. Certain states allow minors whom the law deems especially mature, such as those who are married or in the armed services, to consent to treatment, and sometimes minors may consent to treatment for substance abuse or sexually transmitted diseases. The exceptions are few, however, and prove the rule that the law deems individuals under a certain age (often 18) not sufficiently mature to make treatment decisions. ...Read more

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How can I combat parental isolation?

How can I combat parental isolation?

Unclear question: What do you mean by parental isolation? Being isolated from social activities due to the demands of raising children, or not having contact with your parents? Please clarify. ...Read more

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How do you cope with lack of parental care?

Better groups: Finding mentors and groups of people who are trusted and somewhat parental helps a great deal. Seek out what you need in others if parents are unavailable, especially if you're an adult. ...Read more

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What parental vitamins are best to start taking?

What parental vitamins are best to start taking?

Any multivitamin sup: Parental vitamins? If you mean vitamins and supplements when expecting, any multivitamin will do the job. Always get a capsule form as much as you can( I personally believe the absorption is way better). But the most important element is folic acid.it would be even better to start taking it 3 months before conception when planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a 16 year old get liposuction with parental consent?

Can a 16 year old get liposuction with parental consent?

Absolutely: It is not uncommon for a young woman who has been menstruating for a few years and who is fully developed to desire liposuction. Genetic deposits of fat will not change as the person gets older and they might as well be removed permanently when the person is young and the skin tone is the best. If your parents agree with what it is that is bothering you, then go ahead and start with a consultation. ...Read more

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