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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the physical, mental, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. It should be used when a health issue may be specific to this age group.

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Safety of radiation from baby monitor

I have always assumed baby monitors and all wireless technology to be completely safe and have been informed by a 'friend' that I have been endangering my children by using them. We used an RF ...
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Could rectal prolapse and bloody masturbation in 4 year-old happen absent abuse?

Disclaimer: I'm trying to find out more about some symptoms that could be signs of child sexual abuse - or could be naturally occuring. The case that brings the questions up has been reported to all ...
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Do infected family members need to be treated with antibiotics at the same time?

When antibiotics become necessary I assume that the body can not kill the bacteria on its own and there are no useful anti bodies being built. So in a case where the child is treated with antibiotics ...
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Should a toddler drink milk if has congestion?

Are there any studies that prove drinking milk while having a cols is a bad practice - especially for toddlers?
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Is it legal for my school to not have nutrition facts?

At my Connecticut school, at went up to the lunch lady and asked her for the nutrition facts. They did not have them. I found a few of the nutrition facts online on the school website, but many ...
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Head CT Scan Risks

Please go through the attached image and confirm if the repeated head CT scan is too much for a 6 yr old boy. Will there be any long term side effects? I would appreciate a quick response to my ...
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Child with -22 power, is it equal to blindness?

Doctor have advised -22 power glasses for my 3-year old daughter. Does it equal to blindness? Will she behave like a normal child - play, fight and ask for different things (as children do), identify ...
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Intoeing in older children

All of the information I have found online concerning intoeing (pigeon footedness) only concerns intoeing in younger children. I have a friend who has a 9-year-old child who is displaying increasing ...
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If people can create an accelerated medical program that can be completed in just three years, what textbooks should they select in the curriculum?

Imagine a third-world country with a lack of doctors. They should start to treat patients as soon as possible even if they did not take full courses in biochemistry, histology, anatomy, biostatistics, ...
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Actions During Sleepwalking

I am a high school student doing a biomedical engineering project about sleepwalking. For my project, I am prototyping a novel healthcare solution to prevent lengthened periods of sleepwalking in ...
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I'm 21. Is having a beer 3-4 times a week detrimental to my long-term health?

It is my understanding that there are many studies in which it is shown that alcohol consumption has a negative/(damaging?) impact on developing brains (youths). As a 21-year-old, 1) Is my brain ...
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How to help my dyslexic daughter to not get frustrated while reading

I recently found out that my 8yo daughter has dyslexia. When I found out, I wasn't surprised. I never considered it, but then suddenly everything made sense. She writes almost all numbers backwards. ...
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Which chemicals or drugs cause retrograde amnesia?

Which chemicals or drugs available only to doctors cause significant loss of current memories, specifically memories within the past few years and recently rather than your childhood memories?
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Is it healthier for the children to have the heater on or off during the night?

A friend of mine claims that children should never have the heater on during the night because it helps viruses and bacteria to grow. An other person claims the opposite and the child should never ...
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When can a newborn with jaundice go out in fresh air?

Do pediatricians recommend not to take a newborn with jaundice outside on fresh air? Are there any resources on this subject?
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Does lifting weights inhibit growth for teens and kids?

Does lifting weights inhibit growth for teens and kids? Some people I know argue yes, while others argue no. So, I want to know which one is true.
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Delayed vaccination: effect on the immune system

While researching child vaccinations, I found (and will presume was sufficiently verified by the WSJ) that the typical 5-6 vaccines given to a child contain only 150 antigens, while the child's body ...
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Are artificial dyes harmful to children?

I've seen many claims online regarding artificial dyes causing problems such as ADD/ADHD in children, such as this one from healthychild.org. Kraft recently removed artificial colors from their ...
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Can a one year old safely follow a ketogenic diet?

My daughter will be one year old soon and she is slowly adapting to eating 'normal' food. My girlfriend and I follow a ketogenic diet (I have been doing this for almost 3 years now and my girlfriend ...
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Should my kid get a flu shot if I'm coming down with something? [closed]

I've been putting off getting flu shots for myself and my toddler because I've been busy, and finding time has been difficult. Now I'm coming down with the flu. (Or a cold or something - you know how ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...
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Coagulation problems in blue babies

What coagulation (blood clotting) problems may the patients with congenital cyanotic heart disease (blue babies) have and how are they treated?
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How much brushing time is needed to get a toddler's teeth clean?

I brush my toddler's teeth 2x per day with a tiny amount of toothpaste as recommended. We use a standard kids toothbrush, not an electric one. We sing the ABC song while I'm doing it, to keep her ...
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Are ear infections more likely when visiting high altitudes?

We recently took our toddler to the Alps, and I was surprised when multiple people asked me if I was worried about her getting an ear infection due to the high altitude (the highest point was 2770 m). ...
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Is prolonged use of melatonin supplements safe for a 3-year-old?

Background: I recently adopted a 3-year-old girl. The first weeks in her new home, bedtimes were understandably difficult. She had a lot of trouble falling asleep, and resisted going to bed. My ...
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How much hard liquor is safe for very small children?

I live in a location where hard liquor (48%-52% alcohol by volume) is frequently given to small children as young as two years old. This is usually not in large quantities, although a recent story in ...
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Is it okay to make a child drink alcohol when they have a cold?

I've seen a few people make their child drink alcohol when they have a cold. They believe that it can reduce the cold and cough. Is that true? If so, what is the right amount of alcohol the child can ...
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Pediatric inpatient discharge best practices

Where can I find an open source collection of pediatric inpatient discharge best practices using the current Cerner EMR?
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Multi-parameters monitors: pediatric vs. adult mode

We often use a multi-parameters monitor to monitor the victim's pulse, SpO2 and blood pressure1. When using these devices on children, we have to switch them to 'pediatric mode' first. And for blood ...
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Does sugar cause children to become hyperactive?

When I was younger, I was told not to have too much sugar (candy, soda, ice cream - anything sweet really) because I would get too hyper and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. I never really felt ...
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What effects does alcohol have on underage children?

In most countries, there is a legal drinking age: 21 in the U.S., 18 in most European countries. I've always been told that legal drinking age is in place because alcohol has harmful effects on ...