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What are the best ways to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

What are the best ways to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

Back to sleep: Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months. Other measures include keeping room temperature comfortably cool, not smoking and placing on a firm baby mattress bed without any side bumpers, pillows, heavy sheets or stuffed animals. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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Is there anything you can do to prevent the symptoms of sudden infant death?

Is there anything you can do to prevent the symptoms of sudden infant death?

Awareness is key!: Things that are known to reduce to reduce the incidence of sids: 1) back to sleep position 2) use of ceiling fans, 3) avoid crowding crib with unnecessary toys, blankets, gadgets, etc. 4) avoid smothering by having infant sleep alone in crib, not in bed with parent/sibling 5) avoidance of passive smoking in household 6) use of pacifiers may help 7) train household members in cpr. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to deal with a death of someone close?

What are the best ways to deal with a death of someone close?

Find an answer: Only you can do this. Some people have confidence in a faith tradition, &/or have had or trust others accounts of paranormal experiences that give hope of survival. Others resolve to be brave, accept mortality, remember the good times, engage in customary mourning rituals, and understand that the attacks of grief will feel like blows to the soul but will become less with time. Talk to your friends. ...Read more

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What are the best ways you can lower the risk of having a baby with down syndrome?

What are the best ways you can lower the risk of having a baby with down syndrome?

Conceive younger age: As females get older the likelihood they will have a child with trisomies , such as down syndrome increases. So, the younger the egg cells the lower the risk for down syndrome. There are tests that can be done during early pregnancy that would detect if fetus has down syndrome, and some couples choose to terminate pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

Waters break: Kind of hard to miss when the waters break; if it's before 36 weeks it's premature, and if it's longer than 24 hours from rupture to delivery it's prolonged. Appropriate prenatal care and prevention of infections is how one prevents that from happening. ...Read more

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What are the possible ways to prevent asthma among toddlers?

What are the possible ways to prevent asthma among toddlers?

Not many: Asthma has a strong genetic component and is also more frequent in babies that have had rsv. As far as prevention, give them a healthy life style, eat less processed foods, and don expose the airway to harsh inhaled chemicals. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

Stay healthy: Watch diet, exercise regularly, treat and control hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and any other causes of "hardening of the arteries". Elevation of homocysteine should be checked and treated, if necessary. A good internist or family doctor can assist all of the above. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent the flu?

What are the best ways to prevent the flu?

Flu shot, wash hands: The best way to prevent flu is to get a shot. Now is a good time to get one. Also, wash your hands with soap and water or use hand cleanser frequently, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating or anytime you may touch your face. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent myself from getting potential diseases?

What are the best ways to prevent myself from getting potential diseases?

Get an Internist: A personal physician (board certified internal medicine specialist ) will know exactly how to do all of this for the rest of your life.Ask your family or respected friends for a referal or call your local medical society. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent chickenpox?

What are the best ways to prevent chickenpox?

Vaccine: This are routine for children, should be offered to adults with no history of chicken pox. Much more serious in adults than children. ...Read more

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Which are considered the best ways to prevent and stop snoring ?

Which are considered the best ways to prevent and stop snoring ?

Primary snoring?: Assuming it's primary snoring, and not sleep apnea (sleep study needed to rule this out), things you can do are: 1) maintain a normal bmi 2) make sure you can breath through nose 3) don't drink alcohol 4) avoid sleeping on your back 5) limit sedating medications. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent the avian flu?

What are the best ways to prevent the avian flu?

Great question: Avian flu has been a concern for a long time but how to prevent it is a monumental issue as birds travel all over the world in migration patterns. Luckily, there have been very few cases of human avian flu and most of these are from asia where people live with their livestock (including chickens, ducks, etc.). Best way - good hygiene and when the avian flu vaccine comes out - get it if you can. ...Read more

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What are the the best ways to prevent swine flu?

What are the the best ways to prevent swine flu?

Vaccination: The best way is to get the flu vaccine. In fact, it's the only way, unless you're a hermit who has no contact with other human beings. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines to prevent recurrence of viral myocarditis?

What are the best medicines to prevent recurrence of viral myocarditis?

There isn't one...: It is sad to say but we do not have any medicaction to prevent viral myocarditis. We actually have very few medication to treat viral infections--only available for hiv, herpes/chickenpox, hepb/c, and influenza. Fortunately these disease don't cause much problems with myocarditis, except hiv. Hiv can be treated. Get vaccines for influenza/chicken pox/hepb. Best is to keep healthy!. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

SIDS : SIDS happens after birth. As far as I know, there are no prenatal risk factors. Of course, you should take good care of yourself, and follow your ObGyn's instructions. After birth, follow the SIDS prevention instructions, and always put your baby on it's back, to sleep. http://www.cdc.gov/sids/ ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

Dietary means: Increasing the amount of fiber in diet to levels greater than 25-30 gms daily, hydration, exercise, addition of stool softener daily, avoidance of marked straining during defecation, avoidance of reading while on the potty to decrease the time in that position. Going immediately to the potty with the urge, and not trying to hold it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of stillbirth?

Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of stillbirth?

Maybe: Pt with a history of stillborn get frequent ultrasouns and fetal monitering. Although nothing can absolutely prevent a stillborn, these tests will dramatically decrease the risk. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to prevent flat head syndrome?

Rotate Baby: Discuss with pediatrician, but the best way to avoid this is to not let the baby sleep on its back all the time. Once swaddled you can rotate baby from side to side to minimize the flat head. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more