Adolescent development 01/17/2011
During adolescence, children develop the ability to: Understand abstract ideas, such as higher math concepts, and develop moral philosophies, including rights and privileges Establish and maintain satisfying relationships by learning to share intimacy without feeling worried or inhibited Move toward a more mature sense of themselves and their purpose Question old values without losing their identity PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT During adolescence, young people go through many changes as they move from childhood into physical maturity.
Adolescent test or procedure preparation 05/12/2012
There are a number of ways to help an adolescent prepare for a medical test or procedure. First, provide detailed information and explain reasons for the procedure.
Aging changes in body shape 11/16/2012
Your body shape changes naturally as you age. Some of these changes cannot be avoided but your lifestyle choices may slow or speed the process. The human body is made up of fat, lean tissue (muscles and organs), bones, and water. After age 30, the people tend to lose lean tissue. Your muscles, liver, kidney, and other organs may lose some of their cells. This process of muscle loss is called atrophy. Bones may lose some of their minerals and become less dense (a condition called osteopenia, or at its laterstage, osteoporosis).
Aging changes in skin 09/04/2012
Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. Evidence of increasing age includes wrinkles and sagging skin. Whitening or graying of the hair is another obvious sign of aging. Your skin does many things. It protects you from the environment, helps control your body temperature and fluid and electrolyte balance, and contains nerve receptors that allow you to feel sensations such as touch, pain, and pressure.
AIDS - resources 11/09/2012
The following organizations are good resources for information on AIDS : AIDS.gov - www.aids.gov AIDS Info - http://aidsinfo.nih.gov The AIDS InfoNet - www.aidsinfonet.org The Kaiser Family Foundation - www.kff.org/hivaids U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov Review Date: 11/9/2012 Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital.
Alcoholism - resources 11/12/2012
The following organizations are good resources for information on alcoholism : Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org Al-Anon/Alateen - www.al-anon.org National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - www.samhsa.gov Review Date: 11/12/2012 Reviewed By: Jennifer K.
Common allergens include: Animal proteins and animal dander Bacteria and viruses Chemicals Dust Drugs (such as antibiotics or medications you put on your skin) Foods (such as milk, chocolate, strawberries, wheat) Perfumes Plants Pollen Smoke References: Wasserman SI.
ALS - resources 11/09/2012
The following organizations are good resources for information on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : Muscular Dystrophy Association - http://mda.org/disease/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry - www.cdc.gov/als/ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/ALS.htm The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association - www.
Alternative medicine - pain relief 10/22/2011
Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used instead of conventional (standard) ones. If you use an alternative treatment along with conventional medicine or therapy, it's considered complementary therapy. There are many forms of alternative medicine. For many people, acupuncture is an effective means of relieving pain. This may be particularly true for back pain and headache pain.
Alzheimer’s - resources 11/09/2012
The following organizations are good resources for information on Alzheimer's disease : Alzheimer's Association - www.alz.org Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center - www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers Alzheimer's Disease Research - www.ahaf.org/alzheimers Alzheimer's.gov - www.alzheimers.gov U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/Features/Alzheimers Review Date: 11/9/2012 Reviewed By: Jennifer K.