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  • Patient Education Handouts
    ADHD
    Medications
    Special Needs
    ... Stimulant medications are controlled substances. The possession of stimulant medication without a prescription is against the law. Money does not need to be exchanged for a gift or other exchange of a controlled substance to be considered a “sale.” Appropriate treatment for attention...
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    Alcohol
    Allergies
    Asthma
    Community
    Fever
    Home Safety
    Nutrition
    Poison
    Safety Slips
    ... child's reach. Seek help if your child swallows a substance that is not food. Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or your doctor. Do not make your child vomit. Keep the following telephone numbers by your phone: POISON HELP LINE 1-800-222-1222 DOCTOR______________ HOSPITAL___________...
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    Blood Transfusions
    ... several parts, and each part has a specific job. There are many different types of blood. The 4 major blood types (A, B, AB, and O) are classified by the presence of certain sugars (“A” or “B” substance) on the surface of red blood cells. One out of every 10 people admitted to a hospital needs a...
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    Newborns
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... Staff should have a nonjudgmental approach to families. Trauma-informed care training might be helpful in understanding and supporting families raising children who have had prenatal substance exposure. March of Dimes: “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”, www.marchofdimes.org/complications...
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    Adolescents
    Back Health
    Drug Abuse
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    ... Young athletes can improve their sports performance by focusing on the basics: fluids, calories, training, conditioning, and rest. Shortcuts, such as the use of performance-enhancing substances and supplements, are of little benefit and can be dangerous. Athletes should Parents and...
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    ... other substances. Also, many body tissues and fluids can be tested for drug use, such as hair, saliva, nails, and sweat. Some of these alternatives show promise but need to be refined. For instance, hair tests do not detect recent drug use. Hair color and type or secondhand marijuana smoke also may skew...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Smoking
    Tobacco
    ... fist or a pocket. JUUL operates by heating a “pod” of e-liquid containing nicotine, flavorings and other substances. When heated, the e-liquid creates an aerosol which is inhaled by the user. JUUL has spawned its own terminology: use of these devices is called “juuling.” JUUL comes in youth...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Alcohol
    Drug Abuse
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Substance Abuse Issues
    ... following table shows how experts explain the stages of alcohol use. Keep in mind that even if your child doesn’t meet criteria for substance use disorder (SUD), all underage drinking is risky. For example, binge drinking, at any stage of use, is very dangerous and should not be condoned. Certain...
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    Adolescents
    Drug Abuse
    ... Young people today can face strong peer pressure to try drugs, including a group of substances called inhalants. Inhalant abuse is particularly a problem with younger teens, but even children as young as 5 or 6 years may try inhalants. Inhalants have the special risk of being deadly any...
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    Allergies
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... Allergy is the term used to describe the body’s over-reaction to something that it views as foreign or different from itself. The body reacts by releasing histamine and other substances that cause allergic symptoms. There are many different types of allergic reactions; some are minor...
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    Allergies
    ... usually harmless substance (called an allergen ) that is eaten, breathed in, injected, or touched. An allergy is not a disease but a description of a way that the immune system reacts. This allergic reaction can affect different parts of the body, resulting in diseases or conditions such as...
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    Newborns
    Prematurity
    ... breathing disorder related to the baby's immature lungs. It occurs because the lungs of preterm babies often lack surfactant, a liquid substance that allows the lungs to remain expanded. Artificial surfactants can be used to treat these babies...
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    HIV and AIDS
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... pregnancies, this type of transmission has become much less common. HIV infection is also rarely acquired by contaminated needles or sharp instruments or through contact of mucous membranes or injured skin with infected substances such as blood and secretions. The most common means by which adolescents...
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    Alcohol
    Pregnancy
    Special Needs
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chronic/Pages/Fetal-Alcohol-Spectrum-Disorders.aspx Williams JF, Smith VC, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Pediatrics . 2015;136(5):e1395 Centers...
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    Burns
    Choking
    Emergencies
    Fever
    Head Injury
    Newborns
    Poison
    School-aged Children
    Seizures
    ... speech or behavior For any questions about less serious injuries, call the pediatrician. If the child has been exposed to or ingested a poison, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. A poison expert is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Swallowed Poisons Any nonfood substance is a...
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    Drug Abuse
    Sports
    Teen Resources
    ... hearing things that are not really there Paranoia—extreme feelings of mistrust and fear Anxiety and panic attacks Depression and thoughts of suicide Besides steroids, some athletes use other substances that they think will make them better athletes. Some are illegal. All are unsafe. None...
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    Dental Health
    Early Childhood Caries
    Infections
    Oral Health
    Tooth Decay
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... prolonged contact of sugars on the teeth and promotes caries. Drinking water is always a good idea after eating, as it may rinse off some food or drink substance from the surface of teeth. No. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants receive oral health risk...