Margaret M. Renew, MD
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Evans, GA 30809
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How can serious disease or illness be prevented in children?
Discovery Health answeredDr. Donald Shifrin, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, gives advice on how to keep children from developing serious diseases or illnesses.
How can I find a positive role model for my child with chronic illness?
Our celebrity-obsessed culture can sometimes be a real boon. Quite a few stars help with awareness about certain diseases. And a celebrity’s influence can be especially strong medicine for a child coping with a chronic illness. Learning that a famous baseball player or pop star shares the same condition can be inspiring for a kid. (Of course, it can result in a whole new rash of merchandise and clothing requests, but those are the breaks.) Do a little online research and see what famous or highly accomplished people your child might identify with, then use them to inspire and help him. For instance, did you know the famous Italian scientist, Galileo, was believed to have had ADHD?
From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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Will my child's behavior change after lower spine surgery?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredIt is very normal to see behavior changes after lower spine surgery. If they last longer than 3 to 4 weeks, call your doctor. Some examples of behavior changes include bedwetting, acting out, or thumb sucking; changes in sleep and eating patterns; or nightmares. Make sure you comfort your child and help him feel safe. Understand that your child's routine has been upset by surgery. Being patient with your child will help reduce these changes.
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