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What Are The Benefits Of Dafo Braces For Children
Great smile: Possible side-effects are: great smile, more normal bite, better oral health, higher self confidence. There are little draw backs as long as you do your part which is to follow instructions. All other possible outcomes should be discussed with you before treatment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider dailies: The best contact depends on the age and maturity level of the child. I will often recommend daily disposable contacts for younger patients, as it decreases the chance of problems from not cleaning effectively enough/frequently enough, and works well for kids who have busy or variable schedules. Sleepover plans? Just grab an extra set of lenses, no need to worry about solutions, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weigh risk/benefit: There are no known benefits of delaying vaccines, but the risks of doing so are potentially severe or even fatal (e.g. Meningitis). One study in the journal pediatrics in may 2010 by drs. Michael smith and charles woods looked at children on delayed and traditional vaccine schedules. The delayed group did not perform better on any of 42 tests of cognitive, motor, and behavioral tasks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: There are many benefits from active pain control to social supports for the family as well as the patient. My experience with hospice workers has been that they are extremely compassionate and caring and very responsive to the patient and family members. They can help patients stay in their home environment which is often what they want. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Senior citizens: We are probably the only country that dumps our seniors in a home and then visit them there. Most countries of the world the seniors are very much a part of the family structure. Taking them on trips are very important and makes feel a part of society - it is very important for them. ...Read more
Phimosis: Adult circumcision is typically done for phimosis(tight foreskin) . The problems with phimosis that should make one consider circumcision are painful erection/intercourse, recurring infection, severe cracking and bleeding of the tight foreskin and the inability to adequately keep the penis clean and hygienic. ...Read more
What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?
Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more
There are Many: While the medical model for depression, which places a strong emphasis on biochemistry, is necessary, it has drawbacks. It causes some people to feel helpless in doing anything to help their symptoms, despite the benefits of some lifestyle changes. It also locates the cause of the depression as inside the person, when sometimes powerful external forces ('isms) set the stage for it to manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early intervention,: Intensive, repetitive behavioral interventions geared to developmental age, like the early start denver model & applied behavioral analysis, improve outcomes greatly, especially if started before age 2. Adult-facilitated therapy with 1-2 neurotypical peers in multiple situations @ age 3-5 & social skills group t@ age 6 & > also help. Speech/language & occupational therapy are often needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swallowing normally: The goal of treatment for achalasia is to improve swallowing and avoid complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. The newest, and likely most effective treatment is per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem). This is offered in springfield, ma, chicago, portland, or, san diego, and long island to name most of the centers performing this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation. Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the risks inherent in steam bath for old people 70 years and above?
What are the benefits for same group?
Risks: OUTWEIGH Benefits ..in my opinion... the RISKS are the normal strain Steam baths put on your heart (increased heart rate) loss of important electrolytes (which may be dangerous with certain medications) YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PCP (PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER) BEFORE USING STEAM BATHS! Again IMOO Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Many benefits, yes: Oats have many proven benefits- they lower cholesterol, contain antioxidants likely to prevent heart disease and cancer, enhance immune function, stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of diabetes. Oats are a very healthy food for children. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=54 for more info. ...Read more
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