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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

Physically --: --breast exams, pap smears, hemoglobin, cholesterol, weight; but psychosocial evaluations are very important: depression, chronic fatigue, body image disorders, and eating disorders are common in high-achieving young women, and they are not immune to intimate partner violence as well. ...Read more

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What are some heart disease prevention tips for teens and young adults?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for teens and young adults?

Stay Active: Stay active. Decrease the amount of simple sugars in your diet such as candy, ice cream, regular soda pop. Get regular annual exams to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in case you have a genetic predisposition. Find an enjoyable, active hobby or exercise activity and stick with it. ...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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Most common weight for 5'1 teenager?

Most common weight for 5'1 teenager?

Quite a variance.: Go to the website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. Then click through the menu to the left choosing boy or girl & appropriate age grouping. Look at wide variation of normals for a specific age! wow! anything between the 5th percentile and 95th percentile is considered normal. However, multiple growth points over multiple years are much more helpful. See your md if there are concerns. ...Read more

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Do extreme mental stress in teenage for several years may affect future body height?

Do extreme mental stress in teenage for several years may affect future body height?

Stress: does not directly impact body height but it can produce lack of appetite or digestive disorders. Overall health can deteriorate that way. Focus on living in the present moment, not back then when you were more stressed. See your doctor to make sure all is well medically and then see a mental health professional or prudent spiritual leader if you continue to be concerned. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are  recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read more

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Are people of every age at risk for dissociative disorder?

No: Dissociation is a defense that generally starts due to trauma before age 5. It is impossible to create a person with a dissociative disorder after the age of 16, and likely 13. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

Evaluation: Evaluation would include interview of patient and parents. Observation ; work up to rule out problems with drugs, alcohol or underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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Is Accutane more effective for patients past their teenage years? Say in patients age 16 vs those age 20?

Is Accutane more effective for patients past their teenage years? Say in patients age 16 vs those age 20?

Accutane: Accutane is effective irrespective of the age of the patient. However Accutane is a strong medicine with a number of actual and potential side effects. I find it is better to control acne with topical and oral medication in younger patients and to wait until 6 to 8 months before going away to college to treat with accutane. ...Read more

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Is stress really harmful for cancer patients?

Is stress really harmful for cancer patients?

Yes yes yes: Stress management is a huge factor in recovering from, treating treatment and preventing recurrence or cancer development. Indirect evidence associating cortisol levels with disease recurrence are aplenty. Additionally stressanagemwnt with mindfulness, guided imagery, breathing exercises and others are related to disease prevention, drawing meaning from this disease, and living more fully. ...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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How many teens are hospitalized for eating disorders?

How many teens are hospitalized for eating disorders?

Unbelievable Numbers: According to data published by the agency for healthcare research and quality as part of their healthcare cost and utilization project, 5, 749 teenagers were hospitalized due to eating disorders in 2009 (their most recent us data). 29, 533 total patients with eating disorders were hospitalized that year! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Every woman.: Considering the fact that 1 in 8 us women will get breast ca in their lifetime, no woman should think they are immune. Certainly, women with first-degree relatives with breast ca may be at increased risk. Breast ca is also associated with women who have had elevated unopposed estrogen levels, ie, early menarche, late menopause, no prior children, long history of birth control pills/hormone rep. ...Read more

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How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

How can illegal drugs affect a teen's mental health?

Depends: Depends on the drugs, the teen, and what the teen is going through in day to day life. Occasional cannabis use, as an example is not likely to greatly tax a teen's mental health, but daily use of cannabis, or any other substance, in increasing amounts can be indicative of great emotional pain, and can be life threatening in some cases. ...Read more

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Could psychiatrists drug children / teenagers for money?

Could psychiatrists drug children / teenagers for money?

Point of view?: Psychiatrists treat people of all ages for mental ; emotional illnesses. These treatments can involve medications, psychotherapy, combinations of these, or other methods. Like physicians of other specialties, they are paid for their work. This differs markedly from "drugging" children/teenagers for money, but i imagine some might interpret psychiatric work in this way. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Heston
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Statistics (Definition)

Statistics is the ...Read more