Studies have shown that unvaccinated children are 35 times more likely to contract the disease then immunized children." Parents are putting their children at risk of a life threatening disease out of fear. The possible side effects of the vaccine are nowhere near as like to occur as contracting the disease without the vaccine. The eighth leading cause of death in children is preventable, yet some parents are too stubborn to get their children the vaccine to completely wipe out the measles and other life threatening
Medicating children does not fix them. In America, the most prescribed drugs to children is Ritalin for ADHD. Across America, parents worry that their child is different (Pearlman 4). To fix that problem they take the child to be tested. When a child gets tested for something like ADHD it usually a fifteen to twenty-minute appointment and they walk out already diagnosed (Newmark 2).
Teen Pregnancy in Hopkinsville Hopkinsville has many youth-related issues. Amongst these issues are many health issues that affect teenagers. A major issue in Hopkinsville, as well as all of Christian County, is the alarming amount of teen pregnancies and births. Teen births are an issue in Hopkinsville that usually occur in women ages thirteen to nineteen. In Christian County, the range of births is 79 per 1,000 females.
Both the statistical evidence identifying the prevalence of alcohol use in women during pregnancy and the frequency of women abusing alcohol without contraception is alarming. These issues and the challenges that face those with FASD as they transition from adolescence to adulthood require coordinated access to the full range of social services
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy. Various birth defects may be present, including central nervous system dysfunctions and malformations of the skull and face. Fetal alcohol syndrome was first described in France in the late 1960’s, and the United States described it a few years later (Christensen, p1). The condition was extremely difficult to recognize because not every mother who drank excessively bore a child with any abnormalities or symptoms (Christensen, p1). Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading cause of nonhereditary mental retardation due to the fact that it can affect the central nervous system of the unborn child (Christensen,
Urinary tract infections are very common and can be one of the most serious bacterial infections in children, and clinical signs and symptoms of the condition depends on the age of the child. Since most of the time children do not present with the typical symptoms that are seen in the adult population, a careful history will need to be taken by the provider to diagnose the urinary tract infection. This paper will present a case study of an adolescent female who was diagnosed with a urinary traction infection in an outpatient pediatric office. Subjective Data M.C. is a very pleasant 4 year old female who was brought to the clinic by her mother.
Psychotropic medication for mental illnesses can be very controversial topic, especially medication for mental illness that could be treated non-medically, such as depression, anger, and anxiety. This topic is even more controversial for children and teenagers who suffer from these mental illnesses. Between the years 1985 to 1994, the number of children and teenagers on psychotropic medications grew from 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent. In 2003, over 11 percent of American children and teenagers. In Florida, 1 in every 10 minors who are in State’s custody is on a psychotropic medication in 2005 (Talmadge, 2006).
There has been an astounding increase in the use of illegal drugs during pregnancy, therefore increasing the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Just a few short years ago, the babies who suffered through Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome were treated with drug therapy with medications such as Methadone, Morphine, or Clonidine in the neonatal intensive care unit. However, the prevalence of drug use in pregnancy and in turn neonatal abstinence syndrome has caused the newborn nursery to turn into a drug rehabilitation center for these babies. Several issues arise with the obstetrical healthcare team when taking care of these patients, such as a negative personal bias resulting from the negative stigma of drug use especially during
Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that repeated stress of abuse, neglect and having parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This happens across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease as well as lung cancer. There has been an impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. I feel that Dr. Harris used control groups to form her research due to 17,500 adults were asked about their history of exposure to what they called "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs. Those did include physical, emotional, sexual abuse; physical
Vaccinations are an important part of healthcare in Frisco, TX. No matter what you’ve heard in the news lately about the “danger” of common vaccines, especially for children, they save lives. At this time of year, vaccinations against the flu are critical for the very young, the very old and those people who have compromised immune systems. Why You Should Get A Flu Shot Influenza is no joke; it’s a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1976 to 2007, influenza-associated deaths ranged from about 3,400 per year to about 49,000 per year.