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  1. Helping the Overweight Child - Weight management goals for the overweight child

    Use the division of responsibility. Your job is to offer nutritious food choices at meals and snack times. You decide what,where,and when your family eats. Your child's job is to choose how much he or she will eat of the foods you serve. Your child even gets to decide whether to eat. Do not restrict food. Food restriction causes children to ignore their internal hunger gauges. Children ...

  2. Tay-Sachs Test

    The test for Tay - Sachs disease measures the amount of an enzyme called hexosaminidase A in the blood.

  3. Grief: Helping Children With Grief

    Key pointsChildren see loss and death in different ways as they grow and develop. Tailor your help according to your child's age and emotional development.How you learned to deal with loss will affect how you help your child. Think about what helped you when you lost something as a child. Don't try to keep grieving a private affair. Ask child care providers, teachers, and school counselors to ...

  4. Helping the Overweight Child - Helping your child with social and emotional concerns

    It doesn't take long for children to figure out that our culture and their peers idealize thinness. As a result,surprising numbers of school-aged children and teens are unhappy with their bodies. This includes many who are not even at risk of being overweight. 2 Children who are overweight are especially at risk of being teased and feeling alone. This can cause low self-esteem and ...

  5. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome) - Topic Overview

    Infantile spasms (West syndrome) are muscle spasms that affect a child's head, torso, and limbs. Infantile spasms usually begin before the age of 6 months.Most children with infantile spasms have below-normal intelligence. More than half have severe disabilities.Although an exact cause cannot always be found, infantile spasms may be caused by diseases, injuries, or infections that occurred before or during birth.Infantile spasms are treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone (Acthar) or prednisone. They generally do not respond well to medicines used to treat epilepsy. Vigabatrin (Sabril) may also be an effective treatment for infantile spasms especially when they are caused by a disease called tuberous sclerosis.

  6. Helping the Overweight Child - How you can help your child

    As a parent,your job is to give your child the tools for a healthy lifestyle and remain as relaxed as possible about the result. To help your overweight child eat well,use the same healthy eating approach with everyone in your family: Follow the division of responsibility. Eat together as a family as much as possible. The entire family,regardless of each family member's weight,should be ...

  7. Overweight Child: Evaluating Nutrition and Activity Patterns - Topic Overview

    When a doctor asks questions about your child's eating and activity habits,the information helps identify patterns that may lead to extra weight. Nutrition history You may be asked: To describe your family's meals and snacks in a typical day. What your child eats at school. Who is responsible for meals. Is it the parent,a relative,or another caregiver? How often a child or teen eats away ...

  8. Overweight Child: Medical Evaluation - Topic Overview

    If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor as being overweight or at risk of becoming overweight,a thorough medical exam is important to identify and treat any related health problems. History Your doctor will ask about: Your child's weight history,to see if your child has had an unusual change in rate of growth. What may have started the weight gain (such as an illness,family crisis or ...

  9. Cow's Milk Sensitivity in Babies - Topic Overview

    If you drink cow's milk or eat dairy products that contain cow's milk while breast-feeding,the milk protein and sugars are passed on to your baby. Protein and sugars from cow's milk are also ingredients in most formulas. Some babies are sensitive to these proteins and sugars. Cow's milk protein sensitivity Normally,milk protein poses no problems to a baby's health or digestive system. But ...

  10. Helping the Overweight Child - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Healthy eating: Helping your child learn healthy eating habits Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's ...

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