Patient discussion about school

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Q. What is the best school for nurses in California?

Ai found a site that rank nursing schools in the U.S. , looks reliable, check it out:
http://www.nursingschools.com/articles/ranking.html

Q. How can I get my son into a normal school?

He was diagnosed as autistic but he is intelligent and is able to go through normal education. But I don’t want him to be socially disconnected…
A1If done in a proper way it can be an excellent idea! Your son will flourish and will develop as best as he can. But if just moving him to a regular school without any preparation to him, class and teacher- that can end up very bad. So talk to the teacher the headmaster and councilor explain and work up a plan. Then it must be explained to the class. and don’t forget your son…he needs to understand that he might get unpleasant reactions sometimes.
A2We have a ten year old in our day school, mainstreamed with high functioning autism BUT there is no doubt both he and his peers notice something is different... His mom came and made a presentation to his class about autism and has worked with him with various therapy education systems.
The other kids now realize he has to work much harder to do what they do easily, but have come to respect his special talents. He is an awesome singer and drummer.

Q. I don’t know how to make him responsive at least when it comes to studies in school or at home?

My child is diagnosed with ADHD. He was very inattentive in his class and we do get regular complaints from the school. At home he watches cartoons that he loves and refuses to have his dinner even. He cannot sit for more than ten minutes to complete his home work. Even very minor sound distracts him from doing his homework. He has trouble paying attention to the activities he does not like. I don’t know how to make him responsive at least when it comes to studies in school or at home.
A1it takes alot of time and patience and loving. without them none of itwill never work. both from teachers and parents and friends and family.
A2my son has severe adhd who is now 13. was born with adhd and there is only a few things that will work properly that i have found out. good counseling on a monthly to weekly basis. proper meds from counselor doctor. have the school work with you. special class for abt an hour or so in school so a can have quiet time to himself with no distractins whatso ever. even though class is teaching one thing he may need to be tought a different subject at that time and then go back to it.you have to be patient and do what it takes even if it is changing what it is your doing every ten minutes. find it fun for him to do his homework. they will not do it if they are bored. they get bored very easily. talk to a pyschologist on advice on how to make diferent subjects fun or look up adhd on the computer. when it comes to main tests in school they will need to seperate him from other kids and take their time with him on getting it done and passing it.for the trouble he gets into in school they may hav
A3You can tell his school teacher about the problem and let them help him by allowing him to sit in front and also to help in taking quick breaks if he requires. You must make such arrangements in home so he does not get distracted from any sound. You can also make him active by talking to him about the topic that he loves and linking them with studies.
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Q. How much percent of students in high school drink?

The closest friend for the youngsters today is an ‘alcohol’. How much percent of students in high school drink?
AIt is very shocking to know that as many as 70% of high school students have used alcohol (at some point in their lifetime). However, it's important to realize that all drinking is not equal. This 70% figure includes everyone who ever tried alcohol even once. Many fewer students drink on a regular basis, and even fewer drink many alcoholic beverages over a short period of time (binge drinking), which is particularly dangerous.

Q. A child in my son’s elementary school was recently diagnosed as asthmatic. Can my kid get infected too?

A1that's not possible, you don't have to worry about that, because is a Disease that is characterized by a respiratory variable, due to an obstruction of the bronchi, but is not contagious.
A2I noticed an educational video about Asthma. I hope it helps.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jmuWKSRqvKI&feature=related

A3Asthma is an immunological disease that her main symptom is shortness of breath.
As far as we know, there is no single infectious agent that is related to developing asthma. There are several mechanisms that can cause irritation of the breathing airways and this irritation, combined with genetic tendency (meaning is there someone in yours or the father of your chilled family with asthma?) can evoke the disease.
The fact that your kid is playing / studying with another kid with asthma shouldn't change his risk to develop the disease in the future.

Q. My 21 year son has chronic sinus issues, I think, due to many high school sports injuries. Help!

His ENT has recommended a "nose job" but our insurance will not cover it. Do you know of any holostic, nutritional or homeopathic solutions to keep this under control? When he gets a headache, it shuts him down and normally goes into a migraine.
A1One of the best, most inexpensive, ways to prevent, treat, and generally care for any sinus related problem is with a saline (salt water) sinus rinse. The one I use is called "Neil Med" and can be purchased at Walgreen's for about $15. It has a plastic bottle with pre-measured, pre-packaged salt that is should be mixed with cooled off sterilized (boiled) water. If I get an infection, using 2 or 3 packets to concentrate the solution gives the lavage a bacteriostatic (stuns/partially kills bacteria), not bacteriocidal (kills bacteria) quality. I do not own Neil Med although I wish I did!! The lavage method also washes out any dust, old mucous, you name it. It should be used prior to the use of any nasal steroid like Flonase if treating allergic rhinitis. Good luck!!
A2Hot wet washcloth over the nose and under the eyes can help reduce the pain. I know it sounds to easy but it really works!
A3I just hate the thought of surgery. I was hoping to find ways to keep his sinuses clear and reduce the chances of infection. Dagmar points out that this may be unrealistic and he has made a very good point. Maybe we should bite the bullet. Any further thoughts?

Q. Last week my younger son Frank, was punished in school because of kicking and throwing things at students...

This is Donald, Last week my younger son Frank, was punished in school because of kicking and throwing things at teacher and on a few students. I don’t know why he behaved like that. I got tensed when I heard about this. What to do with him?
AWell I think it depends whether or not this is a constant behaviour by your son, or it was only a one time event that he had an explanation for. If he tends to get angry and use violence a lot, you should take action, and let him know this is not acceptable by any means. Counsling might work best. If this was a one time thing, you should let your son know this should not happen again, and try preventing him from day to day activities such as meeting friends or using the computer if this happens again.
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