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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Toddler Health (Overview)

Toddler health encompasses all of the well child exams, immunizations, safety and preventitive health guidelines that doctors give to keep your child healthy.


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How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

How does playing with other children help a toddler's mental health?

Social engagemement: Social engagement cannot start early enough, provided the toddler isn't overwhelmed with too many people or other similar sensory overload. Humans are social animals, and toddlers, we hopefully desire, will grow into people who work and play well with others. This only can take place with supervision and practice, afforded by letting them play together a great deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
100 doctors shared insights

Toddler Health (Overview)

Toddler health encompasses all of the well child exams, immunizations, safety and preventitive health guidelines that doctors give to keep your child healthy.


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Health benefits for nipple play?

Health benefits for nipple play?

None: This won't effect your physical health unless you are in some way causing damage to the skin of the nipple risking infections. ...Read more

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Toddler health (Tip)

Health haiku: toddler with tantrum, just isolate and ignore, crying will stop soon. ...See more

Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Keep medications out of reach of children
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Look for small objects that can be swallowed and put them out of reach
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Keep your pediatrician's number handy
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Don't hit or use bad words in front of the child. Toddlers mimic!
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Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Major factor: Depending on what the mental health problem may be and how it affected the way a parent raised a child and what support the child and parent may have received, children may suffer from depression, anxiety, personal social difficulties. ...Read more

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Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Both, but . . . : “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more

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Toddler health (Tip)

Share brushing with your toddler 2x/day to prevent cavities. ...See more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
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Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
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Get a yearly physical
yearly
Take good care of your physical appearance
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How can doctors assess a child's mental health status?

How can doctors assess a child's mental health status?

Child's MH: A Child Psychiatrist obtains thorough history from family or caretakers, performs Mental status exam, and orders further testing such as Psychological testing, to provide provisional diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Toddler health (Tip)

Give a toddler room to grow and explore the world, in a safe environment with limited risks. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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How does homework affect a child's mental health?

How does homework affect a child's mental health?

Homework: can and should help a child learn self discipline, improve self confidence and give a child a sense of mastery. However, at times, when it becomes a battle with parents, it can do harm. Encourage your children to do their best, ask for help if they need it and take responsibility for their homework. ...Read more

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How do daycare and homecare affect a child's development?

How do daycare and homecare affect a child's development?

Daycare: Both daycare and homecare can be great experiences for a child. Most important is that a child have a safe, comforting and stimulating environment where his or her needs are communicated and receive responses. Look for more adults to the number of children served so that each child can receive more individual time and attention. Look for age appropriate toys and books. ...Read more

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Toddler health (Tip)

Get your toddler off to daycare by folding clothes packs ahead: shirt, pants, socks, diaper, etc. ...See more

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Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

Health and wellness: is fluoride  bad for you?

Safe levels are ok: Epa has also set a secondary standard (smcl) for Fluoride at 2.0 mg/l or 2.0 ppm. Most dentists recommend the use of Fluoride to help keep your teeth strong, healthy & more resistant to cavities. The american dental association, epa, & the who (world health orgnanization) have determined that safe levels of Fluoride are safe. ...Read more

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Child health schedule for weight loss?

Child health schedule for weight loss?

Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Toddler health (Tip)

Who should wear sunscreen? Anyone over the age of six months should. ...See more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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