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Doctor insights on: Positive Thinking Activities For Kids

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Has positive thinking been shown to slow down the progress of cancer?

Has positive thinking been shown to slow down the progress of cancer?

Hard to Prove but...: ...Easy to believe in. There is certainly indirect evidence to support this since we know that one's attitudes can affect one's immune function, and our immune response to cancer can affect outcome. If you're looking for scientific verification, i would take the opposite approach: unless someone proves that it doesn't, assume that it does. ...Read more

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Will positive thinking help my foot heal faster?

Will positive thinking help my foot heal faster?

It could: Positive thinking, if it leads to positive action can only help. Having trust in your doctor and being compliant with your treatment plan, being proactive about changes in your status help you to participate and receive the best care possible. ...Read more

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Can you cure yourself of an auto-immune illness through positive thinking or faith healing?

Can you cure yourself of an auto-immune illness through positive thinking or faith healing?

No: it may only help you deal with the stress, pain, depression etc associated with a serious chronic disease. See an immunologist who is open to alternative therapies. He/she will help you include positive thinking in your regimen but give you the right medical treatment at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I get myself to have more positive thoughts?

How can I get myself to have more positive thoughts?

Gratitude: I agree with dr. Smith about where you place your focus. "energy flows where attention goes." this means that you strengthen what you place your attention upon. One practice you can institute is some brief writing before you go to sleep each night: list 5 things you are grateful for. This helps re-direct your energy & thinking towards positives in your life. Can review them in the A.M. Too. ...Read more

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Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements? If so, what dosage?

Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements?  If so, what dosage?

yes: I think Alpha lipoic acid is an excellent supplement if you are taking a high quality product. Some products have a lot of added ingredients and fillers which make them undigestable and possibly toxic. Ala helps with Insulin metabolism, and liver detoxification. Its a good antioxidant as well, which helps your overall health. The dosage varies depending on your condition. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of getting mirena (levonorgestrel) after my second child. What are some positives and negatives about it?

I'm thinking of getting mirena (levonorgestrel) after my second child.  What are some positives and negatives about it?

Many positives: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one type of intrauterine device (iud). It releases low amounts of Progesterone to change the uterine lining, cervical mucus so that sperm cannot get through to the fallopian tube. The Progesterone prevents build up of endometrial tissue & many women have very light or no periods 6 -12 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed. Birth control lasts for 5 years. Cons: may be irregular spotting. ...Read more

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If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

If a child has a vsd are there certain activities we should not let him do?

No: If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life. Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A vsd that is small and does not require repair also does not require activity restrictions. ...Read more

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How can thinking positive help me manage stress?

How can thinking positive help me manage stress?

It Beats Negativity: When people feel "stressed" they often think in negative ways. For example, they may be catastrophizing or playing the "what-if" game. They're thinking about and fearing outcomes that they don't want. It is helpful to limit the time spent on negativity and fears. Instead, more time could be spent on planning for and working toward desired outcomes. Keep it simple. Work for what you want. ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read more

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What can happen when a child gains no positive reinforcement from aggressive outburst?

What can happen when a child gains no positive reinforcement from aggressive outburst?

Positive or negative: attention reinforces a behavior. Explain consequence for a tantrum. As soon as it starts, walk the child into time-out from behind; don't talk, yell, make eye contact or look angry. Repeat till he stays put, then set timer for 1 min/ yr. of age. Walk him out of time-out the same way. Tantrums will first worsen in a bid to gain your attention, then stop, if you consistently ignore them till gone. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Watch and eliminate : There are no proven natural remedies for hyperactivity.Except to determine if there something dietary that triggers the behavior.Examples are too much suger or caffeine. ...Read more

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How do I determine to get an abortion or not when my child has tested positive for a disability?

How do I determine to get an abortion or not when my child has tested positive for a disability?

Difficult to answer: Dr amster's advice is good.My suggestion is to discuss the problem with a geneticicist plus a medical pediatric or pediatric surgical sub-specialist taking are of the type of disability your child would have. Then it is up to you and child's father to make a decision which of course needs should take into account child's probable quality of life as well as impact on your entire family. Not easy. ...Read more

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My kid said he is thinking of defriending me on facebook. What should I do? Stop sharing on his wall?

Be casual observer: To try to keep up and monitor the behavior of a child on social media may take more time than it is worth! as soon as you find your teen on one site he or she pops up on another one. If you have an open and trusting relationship, there is no need to 'stalk' behavior on social media (that is my teen's term :0)/if you are having problems, then it is best to see a professional for counseling for both. ...Read more

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How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

How healthy are children from a rhesus positive mothers and rhesus negative fathers?

Depends on variables: With modern obstetrical treatments this is a non issue. They grow up to have normal lives with no effect.If someone does not follow current practices, they can have babies that are severely impaired with deafness, retardation and cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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I'm 42 and my boyfriend is 30 we are thinking about having a child i'm a healthy person?

I'm 42 and my boyfriend is 30 we are thinking about having a child i'm a healthy person?

You forgot a questio: You forgot to ask a question. This is a statement. To take a guess at the intention you may be asking "is there anything we need to know before trying to get pregnant?" the short answer is the female partner begin taking prenatal vitamins with folate (folic acid) (at least 800mcg- as a pharmacist or doc for help). Avoid hot tubs (both of you) and quit smoking if you smoke (including pot)! ...Read more

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