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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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What to do if i want to work with babies/ young children that have turner syndrome. What kind of doctor or nurse, or specialist would that be.?

What to do if i want to work with babies/ young children that have turner syndrome. What kind of doctor or nurse, or specialist would that be.?

Hard to define: These kids need primary care doctors, geneticists, endocrinologists (hormone docs) and people who work with learning disabilities. You will find their numbers are not great in a given town at any one time, so if you are planning a field of study that would help them, you will need to broaden your scope to include many other diagnoses. ...Read more

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I need help finding a place for a child who is 16 no respect for anyone or thing violent no concious and does drugs and doesn't care where or who?

I need help finding a place for a child who is 16 no respect for anyone or thing violent no concious  and does drugs  and doesn't care where or who?

Freedom VIllage: Freedom village run by fletcher brothers, not too far from ithaca, ny. One of the best places in the country for a youth such as you describe to get out of such a destructive lifestyle. ...Read more

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What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

Diet: So many questions get this answer. Vomiting is not caused by stomach problems, it is evidence of an irritable brainstem and the comjkonest cause by far is "junk" particularly sugar because that easily induces vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

See doctor: Should see doctor. You do not want to damage kidneys. Urine culture will make sure proper organism treated. Many times in this age there are issues with reflux from the bladder to kidneys which can affect function of kidneys. Severity and number of infections also enter into workup and diagnosis. Sometimes VCUG (fluoroscopic bladder study) and ultrasound of kidneys may need to be performed. ...Read more

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What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

What can I do for a child who gets headaches from spinning in dance class? Is there something she can do to avoid this from happening?

Learn to spot: Dancers keep from getting dizzy by learning to 'spot'. This is a technique where the eyes are focused forward for as long as possible during a spin, then rapidly turning the head to focus in the original spot. Ask her dance teacher to work on this with her, and consider having a visual acuity exam with an optometrist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gifts can I give a child who has leukemia and is in the hopital?

Could you tell me what gifts can I give a child who has leukemia and is in the hopital?

Anthing they want: A child diagnosed with a life threatening illness deserves and needs any age appropriate gift. They need all the distractions possible from the daily treatments and illness they must endure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if that medicine is good for people with ADHD or bad?

Can you tell me if that medicine is good for people with ADHD or bad?

Depends on med: Stimulant medications such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall can have very positive effects for people with ADHD.Other medications such as Provigil and Nuvigil can also be helpful. Careful of recommendations for medications that do not have scientific support . ...Read more

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What to do if my son may have a mild form of autism. We live in nj. Where can I take him to be evaluated?

What to do if my son may have a mild form of autism. We live in nj. Where can I take him to be evaluated?

Start with his doc: The kids doc should be aware of the local resources for evaluation.This may be the local mhmr center or a child development program affiliated with a teaching program or rehab center. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my grandson is in the hospital with what they are saying is rotavirus. Can anyone give me any insight to this?

Should i be concerned if my grandson is in the hospital with what they are saying is rotavirus. Can anyone give me any insight to this?

Not necessarily: Rotovirus is responsible for most of the hospitalizations for dehydration among infants in the us. It is a transient problem that self heals with simple fluid support (IV) and a gradual re-introduction of regular feeds.It is a simple waterborne germ that is transmitted easily in the stool water and may contaminate changing tables or the hands of personnel. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cousin who is 5 and has epilepsyi am wondering if any of you know where a good website is that I can see what type of epilepsy he has?

What to do if I have a cousin who is 5 and has epilepsyi am wondering if any of you know where a good website is that I can see what type of epilepsy he has?

WebMD is a good : site to start. About.com also educates about illnesses and how to cope as the family/friend member. Ask his doctor/specialist what kind he has. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has under gone reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has under gone reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Reiki and related: Practices are more related to yoga, meditation, imagery, etc. And most docs on this list will not be able to help you. While stress management and the above have a role in good health, you would be better served by talking w/a meditation teacher and seeing a conventional doc also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My wife and I have chosen not to have our children vaccinated. My son is attending a new school this year and we are required to get a note from a doctor confirming that we known the risks associated with not vaccinating. Can you help with this?

My wife and I have chosen not to have our children vaccinated. My son is attending a new school this year and we are required to get a note from a doctor confirming that we known the risks associated with not vaccinating. Can you help with this?

Taking risks: If you've indeed chosen this path for your kids -I hope you know all about infectious diseases. For ex., in measles, 1 in 1000 cases could result in encephalitis- that means brain infection and severe consequences. Mumps could leave your child sterile. These diseases are creeping back slowly as more folks buck the vaccines. I think it's playing w/ fire. Vaccines are safer than junk food, soda, etc ...Read more

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Why would somebody who used to be able to drink with the best of them now get a headache after a single beer?

Why would somebody who used to be able to drink with the best of them now get a headache after a single beer?

Good question: No obvious answer. Maybe it's an allergy to the gluten or other contents within beer? Some people get migraines when they start to relax. Could this be it? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mild case of acne and no medicine is working. What will?

What to do if I have a mild case of acne and no medicine is working. What will?

It may not be acne: I'm going to assume that benzoyl peroxide, topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid, and perhaps a systemic tetracycline or macrolide have all completely failed. If this is the case, i'm wondering if it's rosacea, folliculitis, a heat rash, or i've even seen adenoma sebaceum mistaken for acne. Please get with an expert. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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What do I give a child who is vomiting?

What do I give a child who is vomiting?

Emetrol & Pedialyte: Pedialyte is an excellent way to replace fluids, calories and electrolytes in an easily tolerated form. Protracted vomiting may lead to ketosis which can be rectified with emetrol, available otc. If you doctor approves, start with 5-10 ml every 15 minutes, repeat x 4. Don't eat or drink anything 15 min before or after the emetrol to avoid further vomiting, then resume pedialyte-5-10 ml/10 min. ...Read more

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I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

Thru your physician: If your parent is severely ill and getting care thru a physician, hospital, or clinic--these clinicians often have connections to social workers or counselors who can give you advice, for instance if you your parent needs hospice care or if you qualify for in home help. Many caretakers find help thru internet groups who share their experiences about specific illnesses. ...Read more

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What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?

What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?

Change lifestyle: Provide structure at all times, firm and loving limit setting, break down commands to single ones, modify his diet, avoid sugary drinks and snacks, processed foods and food colorings. You may want to try omegas and never neglect therapy, behavior modification and time management skills. You need the guidance of teachers, therapists and nutritionists. ...Read more

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