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airline travel with children
- Aeroplane travel can be exciting for a child. It can also present challenges. Depending on the age, a child may find it difficult to sit for long periods of time in the confined space of an aeroplane. A benefit of airline travel with children is that the trip takes less time than by ground. By making preparations ahead of time to address the child's needs, parents can make a trip more enjoyable for both children and adults.
advanced care directives
- Advanced Care Directives provide directions regarding future medical care. The directives are necessary in case an individual becomes unable to make decisions or communicate decisions about his or her care due to severe or terminal illness, injury, loss of consciousness or other medical conditions.
babies and shots
- During their early years, children need many different vaccinations to prevent diseases that used to cause serious health problems.
baby feeding patterns
- Newborn infants have different patterns of feeding behaviour.
Alzheimer's disease and estrogen
- Recent research suggests a possible link between the hormone oestrogen and Alzheimer's disease in women. Alzheimer's disease is a common, progressive, degenerative disease of the brain. It is characterised by loss of memory and other cognitive functions.
birth control
contraception - Images (Click to view larger image) - - - - Alternative Names - contraception , family planning , prevention of pregnancy - Sexually active couples may be able to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The decision to prevent...
vaginal dryness treatment
- Vaginal dryness is a feeling of dryness or lack of lubrication. This may cause pain with intercourse, chronic vaginal infections, or feelings of tingling or burning.
cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation is a program designed to help a person with heart disease return to health.
- Techniques and advice for successful breastfeeding.
breastfeeding mothers
- Any woman who is breastfeeding her baby needs to follow some recommendations about health and nutrition.
breastfeeding nutrition
- Breastfeeding is feeding a baby with human milk. Experts agree that the best nourishment for a full-term baby is human milk. Breast milk or formula is the only nourishment a baby needs for the first 4 to 6 months of life.
breast lumps and cancer
Breast lumps and cancer - Images (Click to view larger image) - - - - Alternative Names - breast masses and cancer - What is the information for this topic? - Breast cancer is the most common cancer faced by women and the second most...
- Chiropractic involves the manipulation of the bones of the spine to put them back in "their proper place." Chiropractic is based on a belief that a person's health is a reflection of the relationship between the spinal column and nervous system.
complementary therapies for menopausal symptoms
- Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops having menstrual periods permanently. It takes place around the age of 50 in most women. At the time of menopause, many changes occur in the body. These changes can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Over the years, the changes also raise a woman's risk of serious health problems, such as the bone-thinning disease called osteoporosis and heart disease.
condom - female
- A female condom is a method of birth control.
condom - male
- A male condom is a flexible sheath placed over the penis during intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Using a condom can reduce the risk to both partners against sexually transmitted diseases.
crying in childhood
- Children may cry for many reasons ranging from serious health problems to being hungry.
day care health risks
day care health risks - What is the information for this topic? - Many young children spend a good portion of their lives in daycare. There are many benefits to day care. It can provide enriching educational and social experiences for the...
dental care of the child
- In recent years, the way that dentists care for children's teeth has changed. There is now a greater emphasis on prevention. Many of the problems of oral disease have been greatly reduced because individuals have been educated about proper oral hygiene.
drug-induced erectile dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a condition in which a man is unable to get or maintain an erection. There can be several causes for this condition. One factor may be the medications the man is taking.
designer estrogens
- Designer oestrogen, also known as selective oestrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs, belong to a class of drugs that both simulate and block the actions of the hormone oestrogen, depending on the organ system. Designer oestrogens are used as an alternative to standard hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
- The diaphragm is a barrier method of contraception. It is a round rubber dome that fits inside a woman's vagina. It covers the cervix to prevent pregnancy. The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus that attaches to the vagina.
- Ageing is the process of growing older over time, and includes changes in both biology and psychology. Biology refers to the way the body functions in an environment, and psychology describes how the mind functions. How people age has to do with genetics, environment, and lifestyle over the lifetime.
ageing changes in body shape
- Normal changes in body shape gradually occur as a person gets older.
ageing changes in hair and nails
- Normal changes occur in the hair and nails as people age.
ageing changes in hormone production
- As the body ages, the amounts of certain hormones the body produces change.
ageing changes in immunity
- The immune system's job is to seek out and destroy invaders that can harm the body. Normal changes in the immune system occur with age.
ageing changes in organs, tissues and cells
- Ageing causes normal, gradual changes in the body's organs, tissues and cells.
ageing changes in skin
- Skin changes in many ways as a person ages. Its ability to stretch, and its colouration, dryness, and ability to protect the body are all affected by the ageing process.
ageing changes in sleep
- Age affects sleep in several ways. A person's sleep pattern can change as well as the amount of sleep he or she needs. People may also note changes in the ease of getting to sleep and being awakened.
ageing changes in the bones, muscles, and joints
- Normal age-related changes occur in everyone's body. Some of these changes occur in the bones, muscles, and joints.
ageing changes in the breast
- As a woman ages, her breasts normally change in certain ways.
ageing changes in the face
- Many normal changes occur in the face with age.
age-related changes in the immune system
ageing changes in the heart and blood vessels
- Certain changes occur in the heart and blood vessels as a person gets older.
ageing changes in the lungs
- Normal changes in the lungs occur as people get older.
ageing changes in the nervous system
- Ageing causes normal changes in the nervous system that can affect physical and mental abilities.
ageing changes in the senses
- Certain changes in the five senses occur with age.
ageing changes in the urinary system
- Normal changes occur in the urinary system as a person gets older.
ageing changes in vital signs
- Vital signs can be an important sign of health or illness. Vital signs include temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate. Each of these things may be affected by ageing.
ageing of the female reproductive system
- Normal changes occur in the female reproductive system as women get older.
ageing of the male reproductive system
- Unlike women, men do not experience a sudden change in fertility or function of their sex organs. Instead, changes in their reproductive system develop slowly over time.
aging changes in body shape
aging changes in hair and nails
aging changes in hormone production
aging changes in immunity
aging changes in organs, tissues and cells
aging changes in skin
aging changes in sleep
aging changes in the bones, muscles, and joints
aging changes in the breast
aging changes in the face
aging changes in the heart and blood vessels
aging changes in the lungs
aging changes in the nervous system
aging changes in the senses
aging changes in the urinary system
aging changes in vital signs
aging of the female reproductive system
aging of the male reproductive system
assistive devices for speech
atherosclerosis risk factors
- Coronary risk factors are those conditions or diseases that increase a person's risk of developing coronary artery disease, or CAD. In CAD, a blockage develops in the arteries that supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the heart. This can lead to heart attack and even death.
atherosclerotic heart disease risk factors
augmentative devices for communication
augmentative devices for speech
- Rape is the physical act of attacking another person and forcing that person to have sex. It can be homosexual (sex between two people of the same gender), or heterosexual (sex between a male and female). It is often violent, although sometimes the threat is only implied. Rape can also occur without the victim knowing about it, if he or she is unconscious, in a coma, intoxicated or high on drugs.
- A pacemaker is a man-made device that causes the heart to beat when it has trouble beating on its own.
Diet and pregnancy
- Pregnancy is the period of time between conception and birth. Measured from the start of a woman's last normal menstrual period, or LMP, it usually lasts about 40 weeks, or roughly 9 calendar months. The process of childbearing, though, can be said to last longer. Often, it is divided into three stages: preconception, which is the months before pregnancy antenatal, which is the months during pregnancy postpartum, which is the months after the birthDuring preconception and pregnancy, a woman's diet makes a big difference to her health and to the health and growth of the foetus. After her baby's birth, what she eats affects breast milk if she is breastfeeding. It has a big effect on her health and energy levels, too.
birth control
birth control pill
birth control pills
body changes associated with age
botanical medicines
breast care issues
- There are several problems with the breasts that can develop in a breastfeeding woman.
breast engorgement
breast masses and cancer
breast self-exam
- Many experts suggest that women should examine their breasts each month to look for changes and any signs of breast cancer. This is called a breast self-examination (BSE).
breast self-examination
breastfeeding positions
breastfeeding problems
cancer prevention diet
- A healthy diet may help prevent some cancers. The ideal cancer prevention diet is low in fat and high in fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Staying physically active and limiting alcohol are also factors to consider. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Australia. One third of all cancer deaths in Australia may be related directly to how people eat. Eating is something that people can control. Cancer accounts for 28% of deaths in men and 24% in women.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy is a way of treating mental and emotional disorders, such as: anxiety depression eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia alcohol and drug abuse problems What is the information for this topic? 
chemical dependency recovery
- Substance abuse can be short-term or long-lasting. A person may abuse alcohol, drugs sold by prescription or over the counter, or illegal drugs. Good nutrition and a healthy diet play an important role in recovery from substance abuse.
cigar smoking
cigarette smoking
cognitive behavioral therapy
cognitive therapy
complementary therapies
continuous positive airway pressure
- CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of respiratory therapy. It is used to force air into the nasal passage, and keep air passages open. CPAP delivers air to small sacs in the lung called alveoli.
coronary artery disease (CAD)
coronary heart disease (CHD)
coronary heart disease risk factors
coronary risk factors
craniosacral therapy
- Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold to treat medical conditions by destroying abnormal or diseased cells.
discussing death with children
- Death is an inevitable part of life. While many people are uncomfortable talking about this, especially to children, everyone must one day learn to handle death.
deep breathing
dental calculus
denture problems
- When dental equipment such as dentures or partial dentures rub, a sore mouth can result. Sores can be found on the upper jaw, lower jaw, under the tongue or on the palate. The sores are usually red and a little swollen. They are found in the area next to the part of the mouth that supports the denture. Persons who wear dentures all night are much more likely to get these sores.
denture sore mouth
denture stomatitis
diabetes and exercise
- Diabetes mellitus, or DM, more commonly known as diabetes, is a condition that affects the body's ability to control the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar used by the body. When a person has diabetes, his or her body does not make enough insulin to meet its needs. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. One of its primary functions is to help the body control the level of glucose in the blood.
diet and substance abuse recovery
walking and health
physical activity and health
DNR orders
Do Not Resuscitate orders
drug recovery
drugs that may cause impotence
Durable Medical Power of Attorney
fair skin cancer risks
- People who have pale skin tone and who freckle have what is called fair skin. They may also have blond, light brown, or red hair and blue, grey or green eyes. People with fair skin do not develop a dark tan. In fact, they may sunburn after relatively brief sun exposure. All these factors add up to an increased risk for developing skin cancer.
emergency contraception
emergency department
emergency room
heart disease and diet
- Heart disease is a broad term for any condition that involves the heart and blood vessels. This includes: heart attack stroke high blood pressure stable angina unstable angina congestive heart failure poor circulation arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. Certain major risk factors have been shown to increase a person's chances of developing heart disease. Other contributing factors have been identified, though less conclusively, to increase one's risk. Some of these risk and contributing factors are preventable, even treatable.
estrogen replacement therapy
exercise for people with diabetes
family planning
female condom
first aid kit
- A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and materials that can be used as a first line of treatment for an injury or illness.
first trimester of pregnancy
first trimester of pregnancy
- Pregnancy is the process of gestation. Measured from the start of a woman's last normal menstrual period, or LNMP, it usually lasts about 40 weeks, or roughly 9 calendar months.
flu vaccine
safer sex
- Safer or safe sex practices are sexual practices that lower the risk of catching or giving a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or becoming pregnant.
gestational age determination
- Gestational age determination involves procedures and tests used to check the age of a foetus during pregnancy.
grief, normal
hair and nail changes associated with age
heart disease and diet
herbal medications
herbal remedies
homeopathic remedies for menopause
hormone replacement therapy
herbal remedies
- The term herbal remedy applies to any plant or part of a plant that is used to make medicinal products. The parts of plants used in herbal remedies can include the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, seeds, fruit, or bark. Herbal remedies are used to: alleviate disease prevent disease from recurring detoxify the system support the immune system maintain a state of balance What is the information for this topic? 
hospice care
pelvic floor exercises
- Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that surround the openings of the urethra, vagina and rectum.
immune system changes associated with aging
infant and childhood immunizations
drug interactions
- Drug interactions occur when one drug in the body affects another drug that a person is taking. The interaction can take many forms, and may be helpful or harmful. Drugs that are known to interact are sometimes given together in order to have a positive effect.
influenza immunization
influenza vaccine
intensive care unit
intermediate care unit
intravenous line
Kegel exercises for women
let-down reflex
levonorgestrel implant
Living Will
medications that may cause erectile dysfunction
medicinal herbs
milk supply problems when breastfeeding
mindfulness meditation
natural therapies for menopause
nipple care when breast feeding
nipple soreness in breastfeeding
second trimester of pregnancy
- Pregnancy is the process of childbearing. Measured from the start of a woman's last normal menstrual period (LNMP), it usually lasts about 40 weeks or roughly 9 calendar months.
nursing frequency
nutrition and pregnancy
nutrition facts label
nutrition facts panel
obesity management
- An oncogene is a gene that causes cancer.
operating room
- The operating room is the place where most surgery takes place. The operating room may be inside a hospital, a same day surgery facility, or even a doctor's office.
oral contraceptives
organ donation
organically grown foods
organically produced foods
out-of-hospital care
day surgery
- Outpatient surgery allows a person having an operation to go home later the same day.
over-the-counter birth control
over-the-counter contraception
oxygen therapy
paced respiration
pain drugs
pain medications
pediatric care of the mouth and teeth
pelvic floor muscle exercises
pelvic muscle strengthening exercises
peripheral line
pesticide risks in the home
pesticides at home
physical exam schedule
physical fitness and health
PICC line
pipe smoking
plaque and tartar on teeth
plugged milk ducts
post-anesthesia care unit
postcoital contraception
pre-hospital care
pre-op area
pre-operative area
pregnancy risk factors
pregnancy, first trimester
prevention of pregnancy
progestin implant
progestin replacement therapy
progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)
recovery room
relaxation therapy
safer sex
same-day surgery
second trimester of pregnancy
second-hand smoke
selective estrogen receptor modulators
self-controlled relaxation therapy
sexual abuse
sexual assault
sexual maturation
sleep pattern changes associated with age
smokeless snuff
soft tissue energy therapy
Special Medical Power of Attorney
speech computers
speech impairment
speech/language pathology
step down unit
skin cancer protection
- Sunscreens and sunblocks are chemical or physical products used to protect the skin from sun damage which can lead to skin cancer, such as melanoma. Sunscreen products provide various degrees of protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunblock products prevent all ultraviolight from entering the skin. They often contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and are used for high-risk areas such as the nose, lips, and shoulders.Chemical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by absorbing visible and invisible, or ultraviolet, sunrays. Examples include: lotions gels creams lip balms spraysPhysical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by reflecting, scattering, absorbing, and blocking sunrays. Examples of physical sunscreens include: clothing, such as shirts and pants and newer fabrics designed to block the sun hats sunglasses zinc creamWhat is the information for this topic?
stress and the elderly
emergency contraception
- Emergency contraception, or birth control, is therapy offered to women to prevent pregnancy after they have had unprotected sex.
sunscreen agents
sunscreen lotion
surgery floor
surgery prep room
surgery preparation room
surgery recovery room
surgery suite
surgery unit
surgery ward
surgery with lasers
surgical inpatient unit
telemetry unit
- The telemetry unit is an area of a hospital where special machines are used to help staff closely monitor patients.
temper tantrums in children
- Temper tantrums are fits of anger that are usually caused by frustration. When a child has a tantrum, he or she loses control of feelings and talks and acts in a negative way. Temper tantrums consist of out-of-control behaviour, including: crying yelling kicking hitting throwing Tantrums can be followed by prolonged crying.
teeth eruption
telemetry unit
temper tantrums in children
tetanus booster
tetanus immunization
tetanus vaccination
the pill
third trimester of pregnancy
thumb sucking
tissue donation
tobacco use: smoking and smokeless tobacco
toilet teaching
toilet training
tooth eruption
traveling on a plane with children
tetanus immunisation
- Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a serious infection caused by bacteria. These bacteria, Clostridium tetani, are found in soil, dust and manure. A tetanus vaccine is an injection that helps the body make antibodies to fight tetanus infection. A tetanus booster is an injection given after a first series of injections to continue protecting against tetanus.
urgent care
vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
vaginal birth after cesarean section
vaginal diaphragm
vaginal dryness treatment
vaginal pouch
verbal directions for future care
walk-in clinic
walking and health
weight lifting and weight control
- Weight lifting, or weight training, is a form of exercise that stretches and strengthens the body using weights. Using weight machines or free weights, a person can strengthen one group of muscles at a time through a series of repeated exercises.
weight control
weight lifting and weight control
weight loss
weight management
weight training
Western herbal medicine
emergency department
- The emergency department (ED) or emergency room (ER) is where most people first receive care when they go to a hospital. It is the portion of the hospital that treats people experiencing an emergency.
exercise and children
- Children in Australia get significantly less physical exercise than in past decades. This lack of activity has led to increased rates of obesity and generally lower levels of fitness among children.
eye emergencies
- Eye emergencies can be divided into 3 levels:
massage therapy
- Massage therapy manipulates the soft tissues of the body to normalise the tissue. The massage therapist uses a systematic application of pressure and movement on the soft tissues of the body. Massage therapy is used: to reduce stress and pain to aid recovery from medical or surgical procedures to provide relaxation to soothe tired and sore muscles to increase circulation of blood and flow of lymph in the bodyMassage is often recommended as part of a treatment plan for sports injuries, repetitive stress disorders, chronic pain, and anxiety.
occupational therapy
- Occupational therapy (OT) helps people learn to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal activity. Bathing, dressing, eating, fixing meals, doing housework, and managing personal business are taken for granted by most people. These tasks are called activities of daily living (ADLs). OT teaches a person how to do these tasks alone or with the help of special devices or other people.
hearing impairment
- An impairment means there is a change in the way a certain body part works that is different from usual. The impairment may not even be noticeable or have any effect on how the person functions. Or the impairment may be obvious and may make it difficult or impossible for the person to do certain activities. A hearing impairment means there is a change in what a person hears. This can range from having difficulty hearing certain sounds to complete deafness, or loss of all hearing.
- Physiotherapy is a group of services provided by a health care professional. It helps preserve, develop, and restore physical function. It can help restore physical health that has been lost to injury, disease, or other causes. The goals are to relieve pain and promote fitness and health.
humidifiers and health
- Humidifiers are machines that put tiny droplets of water vapor into the air.
infant feeding
- Besides meeting an infant's nutritional needs, feeding is a time to nurture and bond with the baby. Whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, there are several issues for parents to consider.
infants and dummies
- A dummy is an object that is shaped for a baby's mouth and is used for comforting a baby when there is a need for extra sucking. Some babies have a constant need for sucking on their fingers, thumb, or dummies, while others do not show a need for extra sucking. Extra sucking is usually a self-comforting behaviour. Sucking on a dummy can offer security and comfort to many babies. The need for extra sucking is a natural habit. Many babies sucked their thumb or fingers even before being born. While some caregivers rely on letting the infant suck on their thumb or fingers, others may offer a dummy to a baby.
pesticides at home
- A pesticide is a substance that kills or controls pests like insects, weeds, fungi, mice, or bacteria. These are all examples of unwanted pests that can invade a home. Types of pesticides include: insecticides herbicides fungicides rodenticides disinfectants plant growth regulators Pesticides are poisonous. In order to use them safely in the home it is important to know as much about these products as possible.
- Reflexology is the art, science, and study of specific touch techniques. It is a therapy by which pressure is applied to certain points on the foot and sometimes on the hand and ear. It should be noted that reflexology is not a recommended form of treatment for medical disease.
speech impairment
- Impairment means there is a change in the way a certain body part works that is different from usual. Speech impairment means it is difficult to use the body parts and muscles that make the motions or sounds needed for speech.
- Spermicides are chemicals placed in the vagina that kill sperm. The spermicides are placed inside the vagina close to the cervix. Spermicides are manufactured as a cream, foam, jelly, and suppository or on a plastic film.
sports for adults with disabilities
- A sport is a physical activity people do for pleasure. Generally sport involves competition. Participation in various sports benefits adults because activity: allows for fun builds a positive self-image connects people through competition helps people to meet other people of like interests and situations improves health, discipline, and confidence A disability is the lack of ability to function normally -- physically or mentally. Sports help to promote a focus on the adult's ability, not on his or her disability.
laser surgery
- A laser is a special high-energy beam of light that can be used to treat certain conditions.
mobility impairment
- Mobility impairment can include any or all of the following: inability to move about as easily as others limited movement of arms or legs decrease in strength or control of the muscles and bones abnormal or impaired co-ordination medical condition requiring bed rest What is the information for this topic? 
organ donation
- Organs such as the kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, and liver can be transplanted from one person into another person who is in need of a new organ. Organ donation can give others a second chance at life.
tobacco use- smoking and smokeless tobacco
- The tobacco plant is grown for its leaves. The leaves are dried and used in a number of ways that allow the addictive drug nicotine to be inhaled or absorbed.
physical examination schedule
- Everyone should have physical examinations on a regular basis. These examinations are an important way to stay healthy and detect problems that might go un-noticed until major problems have occurred.
relaxation therapy
- Relaxation therapies differ in philosophy and method. The goal is to use the power of the mind and body to achieve a sense of relaxation. Relaxation therapies often focus on repeating a sound, word, or prayer. They may focus on a body sensation. Passive attitudes help ward off intruding thoughts. Relaxation therapies lower the metabolism and make a person feel relaxed.
- Stress is any factor in a person's life that causes change. It can include emotional, physical, social or economic pressures.
sports safety for adolescents
- Sports and sportsmanship come from the same root word. Sports safety for adolescents means learning how to prevent physical injury. It also means using sports to enhance health and self-esteem.
respite care
- Respite care is short-term, temporary care provided to people with severe disabilities, chronic illnesses, or terminal illnesses. It is designed to give families a break from the stress of daily caregiving. Respite care can be for a few hours, overnight, or for days. The amount of care can change with the needs of the family and/or the ill or disabled person.
stress and Aged
- Stress is the wear and tear on the body caused by constant adjustment to an individual's changing environment. Anything that causes change in our life causes stress. There are many changes going on in the lives of the elderly.
sports safety for adults
- Sports safety in adults requires overall body conditioning. Conditioning of specific muscles is needed to prevent injury in specific sports.
stress and men
- Stress is the "wear and tear" the body goes through as it adjusts to the constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in a person's life causes stress. Stress can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Acute stress is the reaction to an immediate threat. This is commonly known as the "fight or flight" response. The threat can be any situation that is seen as a danger. Common short-term stressors include: noise crowding being isolated from others illness hunger danger infection Imagining a threat or remembering a dangerous event can also evoke a stress response. Modern life frequently results in ongoing stressful situations. These may include: difficult work or personal situations loneliness financial worries the recent death of a family member or loved one a move to a new home or change in job physical illness, especially long-term conditions difficulty sleeping or inability to obtain enough sleepWhat is the information for this topic?
sports safety for children
- Sports safety for children includes guidelines for preventing injury to any child participating in a sport.
weight loss and age
- Age affects the ability to lose weight in various ways.
seatbelts and infants
- Seatbelts and other forms of restraint for children in motor vehicles are important safety measures designed to reduce the chance of injury and death.
separation anxiety
- Separation anxiety in childhood is the anxiety that goes along with the fear of being separated from parents or parent figures.
speech therapy
- Speech therapy is a service provided by a health care professional that helps a person improve his or her ability to communicate. This includes both speech, which is how sounds are made, and language, which involves understanding and choosing the correct words to use.
sports for children with disabilities
- A sport is a physical activity engaged in for pleasure, which generally involves competition. Sports benefit children and their families because sports provide not only fun but also: helps build a child's self-image connects people through competition helps children to meet other children of like interests and situations helps children with disabilities by teaching them independence as well as teamwork helps improve health, discipline, and confidenceSports help children with disabilities to be part of society. Sports help to promote a focus on the child's ability versus disability. A disability is the lack of ability or a restriction in ability to function normally -- physically or mentally.
sports safety for summer
- Sports safety for summer focuses on guidelines for playing it safe in summertime heat and humidity.
stress and children
- Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies go through as we adjust to our constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in our lives causes stress. Stress can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Acute stress is the reaction to an immediate threat. This is commonly known as the fight-or-flight response. The threat can be any situation that is perceived, even subconsciously, as a danger.
water aerobics
- Water aerobics are exercises in which the basic principles of aerobics are transferred to water. Music sets the speed and rhythm of exercise movements. The heart rate is monitored before, during, and after exercise. The aerobic cycle of warm up, peak, maintain, taper, and cool down is just as important in the water.
age-related hearing loss
- Age-related hearing loss is thought to be a decline in the nerve function of the ear as a person ages.
- Analgesics lessens the amount, duration, or sensation of pain.
emotional aspects of abortion
- Abortion occurs when a pregnancy is ended before 20 weeks. When a woman decides to end her pregnancy for personal or health-related reasons, she may choose an elective medical abortion or an elective surgical abortion.
exercise and adolescents
- Adolescence, which is usually defined as the time when children are between the ages of 12 and 18, is often a difficult period. So much is changing for young people, especially their bodies.
Flu vaccine
- The flu vaccine involves the injection of inactivated viruses to protect against influenza, commonly known as the flu.
grief, normal
- Grief is a normal, usually painful, emotional response to a loss. Unlike depression, normal grief usually goes away in a reasonable amount of time. Grief is often accompanied by psychological, physiologic and behavioural reactions to an irrevocable loss.
hormone replacement therapy
- Hormone replacement therapy is the use of man-made or natural hormones to treat a person who is lacking these hormones. It is often prescribed for women in menopause. Hormone replacement therapy consists of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone taken together. Sometimes oestrogen is taken alone.
- Hospice is a special form of care for people who have terminal diseases. The goal is to give support to those near death, instead of trying to cure their diseases. Hospice care focuses on the ill person and the family, not the disease.
intensive care unit
- Sick or injured people who need very close monitoring are cared for in an area of the hospital called the intensive care unit or the ICU. Smaller community hospitals generally only have one ICU. Larger hospitals or trauma centres may have many different ICUs. These ICUs may include: surgical cardiac neurological paediatric neonatal respiratory What is the information for this topic? 
intrauterine device
- An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, plastic device that contains copper or progesterone (a hormone). It is inserted within the cavity of the uterus by a doctor to prevent pregnancy.
intravenous line
- An intravenous line, or IV, is a soft, flexible catheter that is inserted into a vein to deliver medication, fluids, or nutrition. It can also be used to remove blood for sampling. An IV is usually inserted into a vein in the lower arm or hand. IVs are most often used in the hospital, but can also be used in the home for short-term therapy. An IV is usually left in for just a few days, but may be kept in for a longer time.
oral contraceptives
- Oral contraceptives or birth control pills (BCP)are pills which are taken by mouth everyday to prevent pregnancy. They are the most widely used method of reversible birth control. Oral contraceptives work by preventing the ovaries from ovulating, or releasing eggs.
organic foods
- Organic refers to how food is produced. All foods are organic because they contain carbon. Organic foods are described as organically grown or produced.
over-the-counter birth control
- There are different ways to prevent pregnancy. Over-the-counter products are those products that you can buy without seeing a doctor for a prescription. Certain over-the-counter contraceptives can also prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
oxygen therapy
- Oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that provides extra oxygen to the tissues of the body through the lungs, a process known as respiration.
PICC line
- A PICC line is a long, soft, flexible tube, or catheter, that is inserted through a vein in the arm. The PICC catheter is designed to reach one of the larger veins located near the heart. It is longer and thinner than a regular intravenous catheter. A PICC line is frequently used in the home setting.
plaque and calculus on teeth
- The best way to understand the mechanism of plaque and calculus retention on teeth is to think of plaque as sticky as cement. But also think of this paste as loaded with bacteria. This soft material gets everywhere in the mouth. It forms readily on the surfaces of the teeth, between the teeth, in the crevices between the gum tissue and the tooth surface, in the grooves and fissures on the biting surfaces of the teeth.
- While people usually think of pregnancy as taking 9 months, the larger process of childbearing can be divided into three stages: preconception, or the period before pregnancy antenatal, the time from conception to birth postpartum, or the time right after the baby's birth The antenatal stage, or pregnancy itself, is measured from the beginning of a woman's last normal menstrual period (LNMP). Usually, pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, or roughly 9 calendar months. Although women experience many of the same physical changes, no two pregnancies are alike.
pregnancy and exercise
- Pregnancy is the process of childbearing and can be divided into three stages: preconception (before pregnancy), antenatal (during pregnancy), and postpartum (after pregnancy). There are specific exercise guidelines for woman at each of these stages of pregnancy.
pregnancy and sports
- Pregnancy and sports is a discussion of the safety of various strenuous sports during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. It provides the pregnant woman with ways to maintain exercise during pregnancy.
pregnancy risk factors
- Pregnancy is the period from conception to birth. A pregnancy may be complicated by health problems or lifestyle issues known as risk factors. These risk factors can affect the mother or foetus, or both.
progesterone implant
- Progesterone implants are a form of birth control used to prevent pregnancy.
- Psychotherapy is a treatment that tries to eliminate or control mental symptoms through talking. It is a relationship between a therapist and a client. Different types of therapy are used. Each is based on different principles, structure, and methods. The therapist may be a psychiatrist, GP, psychologist, social worker, nurse, or other counsellor.
puberty and adolescence
- Adolescence is the period of growth that bridges childhood and adulthood. This period includes puberty, or the development of sexual maturity. The physical changes of puberty result in both males and females being able to create babies. Adolescence begins when a child is 10 to 12 years old. It ends between the ages of 18 and 21.
- VBAC is delivering a child vaginally after a previous delivery by caesarean section .
stress and women
- Stress is the "wear and tear" the body goes through as it adjusts to the constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in a person's life causes stress.
stress in adolescents
- Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies go through as we adjust to our constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in our lives causes stress.
surgery prep room
- The surgery prep room is where people wait before they enter the operating room to have surgery.
surgery recovery room
- The surgery recovery room is an area of a hospital used for the close monitoring of people who have had an operation in which anaesthesia was given. The recovery room may also be used to perform special procedures. Occasionally, people come from other parts of the hospital, such as the X-ray department, following a procedure that involved sedation.
surgical inpatient unit
- The surgical inpatient unit is an area of a hospital where people who have surgery are cared for before they go home when a hospital stay is required.
- Sutures, or stitches, are materials used to close a wound. They are used in an attempt to improve and speed healing.
third trimester of pregnancy
- Pregnancy is the process of childbearing. Measured from the start of a woman's last normal menstrual period or LNMP, it usually lasts about 40 weeks or roughly 9 months.
thumb sucking
- Sucking on the thumb or other fingers is a normal activity in children. Infants and young children often suck their thumb or fingers to console themselves.
Tissue donation
- Each year hundreds of thousands of people receive tissue and organs that have been donated by other people. These transplants do more than enhance other people's lives. In many cases, lives are saved through these generous donations. Tissue that has been donated can be used to repair defects and injuries, and restore mobility. And surgeons are now able to transplant bones, tendons, and ligaments. However, there are not enough tissue donations for those in need. Thousands of more people could benefit each year from tissue donations and organ donations.
toilet training
- Toilet training is the process of helping a child learn to urinate or have bowel movements in the toilet. Being "potty trained" is a learned experience. The process that takes time and patience on the part of both the caregiver and the child. Toilet training can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. It may take even longer to achieve nighttime dryness. Being prepared for the toilet training process can help the caregiver and child have success with this goal.
tooth eruption
- When a tooth or teeth come through the gum line, that is known as tooth eruption. This is a normal process of the body. The first set of teeth a child has is called the primary or deciduous teeth. As a child loses the primary teeth, the second set of teeth, known as the permanent or secondary teeth, comes through the gum line. Teeth are named for their location in the mouth and the function they serve. Incisors cut the food, and canines tear the food. Premolars crush the food, and permanent molars grind the food.
tumour markers
- Tumour markers are chemical substances that are produced by some cancers. Most of these substances can be found in the bloodstream in small amounts even when cancer is not present. When cancers produce these substances, they are usually produced in very large amounts. The amount of the substances may increase far above a normal level as the disease worsens.
- Ventilators are machines that help people breathe when they can't breathe on their own. They are often used in intensive care units for people with a serious injury or illness. Ventilators are also called respirators.
vitamins, minerals, and colds
- A cold is a viral infection that affects the upper airway including the nose, pharynx, throat, and lung airways.
weight management
- Weight management is a plan devised to help an overweight person avoid adding more kilograms, lose weight safely, and maintain a lower, healthier body weight. These plans often include exercise, dietary changes, behavioural therapy, and, sometimes, medication or surgery.
weight management and teens
- Many children seem to be lacking important information and guidance regarding exercise and nutrition. The result is that many children, especially teens, don't know how to manage their weight and are becoming either overweight or underweight. There is no universally accepted definition for overweight, however, a cut off point of either the 85th or 95th percentile of body mass index is generally recommended for children, and the 85th percentile for teens.
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