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Comfort & presence: A 7-year old is getting curious about the world beyond home and family, and yet needs your comfort and care. Has someone in the family died, in a storm? Letting the child ask questions about storms and death is important, maybe playing it out with action figures, or drawing. Kids that age remember these losses -- including pets. Important for child to know you're securely there with him/her. ...Read more
Still unknown fully: Many who served in the gulf war have had difficulties due to stress related issues, as well as physical symptoms, which appear to have been multi-determined. Suspected irritants include the fires in kuwait, with resultant fumes, innoculations and other possible chemical contaminants which may impair health. ...Read more
Talk to your teacher: Your school probably has a plan in place. Suggest the hallway as an alternative. It sounds like a good idea. They'll tell you why they can't use it if they can't. ...Read more
Desert Stom: Those who were near conflicts during or downwind of chemical weapons depot demolition, had exposure to toxic chemicals which are currently believed to be the cause of the illness. Several specific causes have been investigated, including Pyridostigmine bromide (pb) nerve gas antidote (napp) pills, organophosphate military strength pesticides, chemical weapons, and depleted uranium. ...Read more
Too much hormone: Uncontrolled release of thyroid hormone may lead to thyroid storm. The thyroid is the major regulating hoprmone in the body. Too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) leads to increased pulse and bp, restlessness, nervousness, and weight loss. Thyroid storm is the extreme of this condition which can lead to cardiovascular collapse and even death. Full blown thyroid storm is relaticvely uncommon now. ...Read more
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