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What happens to children if safety precautions are not taken inside the home? How many deaths happen a year?

What happens to children if safety precautions are not taken inside the home?  How many deaths happen a year?

Which precautions?: There are numerous home safety precautions that can be taken. From pool safety to covering outlets to corner pads. Each of these has a different "return". Some, like padding corners on a table, do not prevent death. Others, like putting four walls and self-locking gates around a pool, save hundreds if not thousands of preventable deaths a year. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

Locks and gates: The person most dangerous to the average toddler is himself. Any potentially toxic substances, cleaners, sprays, medicines, alcohol etc., should be out of reach and/or locked up. Heavy objects that can topple (like big table lamps) should be out of reach. Stairways should be gated securely. Choking hazards should be stored. Remember, accidents will happen anyway. Stay calm when they do. ...Read more

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This person does not want her husband to go with his parents and if he does she will not allow him to take any of the children with him. How safety?

This person does not want her husband to go with his parents and if he does she will not allow him to take any of the children with him.  How safety?

SEPARATION ANXIETY?: She probably has a reason why she does not allow her husband to go with his parents. Why? And her kids to go with them ? This is a family prblem. They need counselling. ...Read more

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Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

No: That question has a tone of concern that children are to blame for not doing home safety precautions....People are clever whether they are 2 years, 20, or 80+. Unless one is a rubber room with no furniture, there are ways to get hurt. Doing the best you can to provide a safe environment is important . Do not ignore signs that older parents are having balance or cognitive issues and be proactive. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Is there any way to know about what age i'll go through menopause? My mother went through menopause fairly early, in her mid-40s. I am 40 and still have young children -- i don't think i could deal with menopausal symptoms on top of two preschoolers! is t

Yes : Yes (and no) because we do not yet have perfect tests. Here are is a link about to multiple resources about menopause timing (http://bitly.Com/gkpe8x). We think that a hormone called amh (anti-mullerian hormone) may be useful to predict menopause. Here is a link to my blog entry on amh (http://www.Dropsahl.Com/infertility/testing/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh/). Amh is a hormone produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The small antral follicles are constantly growing and you use up about 500-100 eggs each month. As you get older and the number of eggs goes down, so does the number of growing follicles (cysts containing an egg). The few growing follicles the lower the amh level. You blood level does not vary much from day to day, so your doctor could get that value (and perhaps an fsh) and give you some idea of how close you are. Let me comment on a couple of issues. First, your mother's age at menopause matters if she went through menopause naturally but not if the menopause was from surgery. Also, the mid-40's is not abnormal though a bit early as the average age is 51 years. Second, as you will learn from reading some of the links i provided, there is considerable variation in timing. Next. Let me say that the symptoms of menopause vary as well. Some women suffer from many effects of losing the estrogen hormone: hot flushes, mood changes etc. You are not necessarily doomed to have the same reaction or even the same symptoms. I hope this information helps. Best wishes and please do not worry too much about menopause which is normal and usually not a horrible experience. ...Read more

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General safety or concerns of chiropractic care? Concerning Seizure activity? How to choose a quality chiropractor?

General safety or concerns of chiropractic care? Concerning Seizure activity? How to choose a quality chiropractor?

Advice: Most chiropractors are safe, but neck manipulations have ruptured discs, injured spinal cords, caused dissected arteries, and resultant strokes. The latter could lead to seizures. Therefore would eschew high velocity high amplitude neck "adjustments". Best source for finding quality, might be orthopedic surgeons who work with them, but think an Osteopath could provide far better care. ...Read more

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How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

Some answers: Androgenic activity wise from high to low: levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etonogestrel. Overall the health/safety risks are very similar. There is some small suggestion that 3rd generation progestins, like etonogestrel, have increased risk of thromboembolic disease like DVTs. Otherwise the androgenic effects are related to oily skin, acne, weight gain, glucose metabolism issues. ...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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