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Persistent early morning vomiting and headaches may be a clue to Increased pressure within the brain. Since some of these conditions require prompt medical treatment, you should be familiar with red flags or warning signs to help determine when you should bring your child to the doctor.
Whether or not parents choose to tion with chemotherapy and radia- Currently, HPV vaccination is vol- have their daughters vaccinated, it tion therapy. untary. Before making a decision is imperative that sexually to vaccinate or not, a active girls get Pap screen- parent should weigh ings. Pap screenings should Gardasil Facts the risk of cervical can- start within three years of • Gardasil protects against HPV types 6 and 11, which cer against the risks sexual activity or by age cause 90% of genital warts, and types 16 and 18, and benefits of the 21. Depending on your which cause 70% of cervical cancer. vaccine. child’s health status and • The vaccine has been tested in over 11,000 females family history, Pap screen- (ages nine to 26 years old) around the world. For more information ings should be done every • The vaccine is approved for females ages nine to about HPV and cervical one to three years. Since 26. cancer check out: changes to the cervical • Recommended age for the first injection is 11 to • www.cdc.gov/std/ cells happen very slowly, 12. hpv/common-ques- these cell changes can • The vaccine consists of a series of three injections tions.htm almost always be treated given within six months. • w w w. c a n c e r. g ov / before they become can- cancertopics/fact- cerous. Dr. Roberts says, “Cervical cancer sheet/risk/HPV-vaccine • www.health.state.ny.us/pre- If cancer is detected, treatment de- is almost entirely preventable. We need to proceed with the right vention/immunization/human_ pends on the stage of cancer (stage papillomavirus/ steps and have routine gyneco- 0 to IV). The staging is based on logical examinations.” Dr. Roberts the extent of the cancerous cells Valerie Marchini is a registered in surrounding tissues and organs outlines the right steps as getting nurse who works with autistic chil- the vaccine, having Pap screenings —stage 0 being very early with dren. She has been published in limited involvement and stage IV at regular intervals, evaluating any national children’s magazines (La- abnormal bleeding, stopping smok- being advanced. Treatment ranges dybug, Babybug and others) as well from removing or destroying the ing—which can turn precancerous as in regional family magazines. cells into cancerous cells—and abnormal cells found in the cervix to radical hysterectomy in conjunc- maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When Children Vomit By Maribeth Chitkara, MD and Latha Chandran, MD, MPH “My child has been vomiting all infancy may be a sign of gastroe- stenosis (HPS). This condition usu- night, what should I do?” sophageal reflux (GER), which is a ally appears around four weeks of
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