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Your Child’s Health: 3 Instructional DVDs to Heal Your Child Naturally from Allergies, Asthma, Ear Aches, Eczema, Stomach Aches and More. Learn to Build their Immune System as well – Mommy’s ER 3 DVD Set

It’s 3 am, your child has a fever, and that dose of ibuprofen hasn’t kicked in yet. You wish there was something safe and simple you could do to make her feel better, but what? Mommy′s ER is a 3-part DVD library of safe, simple, natural remedies parents can use to offer relief at any time. Each DVD is packed with easy-to-understand segments and demos that educate users on everything from how to teach yourself (and your child!) simple acupressure treatments, nutritional information even facts on the healing powers of herbs. The first DVD focuses on acute conditions, such as fever or sore throat. The second reviews chronic conditions, such as ear infections and allergies. The third DVD examines ways to support overall health and well-being. The best part? All of the treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with a pediatrician’s recommendations.

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The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health

Imagine you are up at three o′clock in the morning with a sick child. Wouldn’t it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more-all in a convenient A-to-Z format. Among the scores of topics covered: teething sprains and broken bones; nosebleeds; measles; ear infections; choking; rashes colic; headaches; eating disorders; fever; hip pain; warts; allergies; obesity; seizures; Asperger’s Syndrome bronchitis masturbation sunburns; pneumonia speech delay; lice; vomiting; asthma; heart defects; blisters; sleep problems and more.The Searses guide parents and caregivers from a child’s infancy through the teen years, teaching them what to expect at regular checkups as well as how to

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Health o Meter HDC100-01 “Grow with Me” Teddy Bear Scale for Babies and Toddlers

The Health o meter Grow with me baby/toddler scale converts from tray to platform to support a child’s growth. It features a large 1.2” LCD display that makes reading the numbers easy. Accurately measures weight up to 60 pounds in increments of ½ ounce. The Healthy Growth Baby Book and Growth Chart that are included with the scale allow you to track your child’s height and weight against national averages.

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Extreme Health USA Extreme Health’s Children’s Probiotic, 2-Ounce Package

Extreme Health Children’s Probiotics has been specificallyformulated for children to promote “friendly” bacteria to the stomach and intestines, promote digestive health, and help boost the immune response. It is suitable for even the most sensitive digestive systems with no soy, yeast, wheat or lactose. It contains 10 billion CFU/g and nine active species of “good”bacteria to protect and support a healthy digestive system.

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Dynamic Health Multi-Vitamin with Minerals for Children, 8-Ounce

Dynamic Health Multi Vitamin with Mineral Liquid Supplement for Children is respected by parents worldwide for promoting overall good health in children. Dynamic Health has formulated this delicious Fruit Punch Flavor supplement for the rapidly growing bodies of children under twelve. This unique formulation is fortified with extra Calcium to aid in development of strong bones and teeth.This Liquid Multi-Vitamin for children delivers essential vitamin and minerals in readily absorbable liquid formula that is highly potent yet gentle on the stomach.

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Your Child’s Health: The Parents’ One-Stop Reference Guide to: Symptoms, Emergencies, Common Illnesses, Behavior Problems, and Healthy Development

Emergencies:–when to call your child′s physician immediately-what to do in case of burns, bites, stings, poisoning, choking, and injuriesCommon Illnesses:-when it′s safe to treat your child at home-step-by-step instructions on dealing with fever, infections, allergies, rashes, earaches, croup and other common ailmentsBehavior Problems:-proven strategies for colic, sleep disturbances, toilet training problems, thumbsucking, and the video game craze-no-nonsense discipline techniques for biting, temper tantrums, sibling fighting, and school refusalHealth Promotion: From Birth Through Adolescence:-essential advice on newborn baby care, nutrition, cholesterol testing, immunizations, and sex education-ways of preventing spoiled children, picky eaters, overeating, tooth decay, accidents, and homework problems

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The UK Elections and Sierra Leone’s Free Health Care Initiative

The ramifications of the just concluded British elections, which saw the defeat of the ruling Labour party and Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s decision to resign as leader of the party pose very serious potential developmental challenges in both the short and medium terms, for the Sierra Leone government and especially the recently rolled out 70 percent British government financed, socialized free health care initiative for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years together with other DIFD funded programs in the country.

This conclusion is borne from the fact that Gordon Brown and to a lesser extent his predecessor Tony Blair and the Labour party, largely and singlehandedly championed the ideological shift towards elimination of market based healthcare user fees, in favor of free foreign-aided healthcare, government managed and NGOs, mostly in underdeveloped countries, both in his capacity as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and later as Prime Minister.

Since the policy and program priorities of the new Conservative government and its leadership may well be diametrically opposed to the funding programs embarked upon and commitments made by the Gordon Brown and Tony Blair-led Labour party, it is but prudent and reasonable to postulate that a resultant scaling back or outright cancellation of programs in countries such as Sierra Leone may be inevitable.

Historically, the policies of the Conservative party have been guided largely by jingoistic private enterprise free-market based solutions rather than the socialized aid- based approach of the Labour party to addressing issues of poverty and underdevelopment in third-world countries.  Burdened with large deficits at home and an ideological bent towards the center- right in fiscal policies, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government may seek to reduce commitments overseas as it embarks on cost cutting programs at home to balance its own budget. It would therefore not be surprising to see the axe or substantial curtailment in continued funding of programs, such as the Sierra Leone government free health care initiative.

The period from independence until the introduction of the Bamako Initiative in 1987 largely saw the practice of government delivered, managed and funded virtual free healthcare, the model in Sierra Leone. The period also witnessed the introduction of “under-five clinics” throughout government hospitals and clinics where services were delivered free at government expense for pregnant women and children under five. Though subsequently poorly managed and succumbing to the vicissitudes of the creeping corruption permeating the nation and the failure to move away from total management by bureaucrats in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the health care infrastructure, this system finally succumbed in the 1970′s and 1980′s as governmental funding precipitously declined.

The Bamako Initiative was thus the culmination of efforts by African Ministers of Health in the 1980′s to stem the alarming deteriorating health indictors witnessed throughout the continent, by seeking to inject market-based financing mechanisms in the delivery of healthcare. The ministers signed the Bamako Agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This ideological shift in thinking on healthcare financing and delivery promoted the idea that getting patients, especially the economically able to pay for treatment and health services through user-fees would help bring in scarce healthcare resources, create a more sustainable delivery market- based model and increase efficiency.

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The genesis of Sierra Leone’s abolition of user-fees for maternal and child health services can be traced to the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown’s declaration that “there must be universal and free schooling and healthcare as the beginning of justice for the poorest countries of the world”. Subsequently as Prime Minister in 2009, Gordon Brown wrote to some of the poorest countries with user fees, including Sierra Leone offering British government support, both in aid and technical assistance, to those who wished to abolish the fees.

Sierra Leone a perennial foreign aid-dependant nation immediately jumped on the bandwagon and became on April 27, 2010 the first of the six countries, that had made a commitment in September 2009 to removing user fees for maternal and child health.

At a UN meeting in September 2009, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged to share the British expertise on creating free health services through a new ‘Centre for Progressive Health Financing’ which developing countries would be able to turn to for assistance. The establishment of this center in Britain with employment opportunities for British citizens and serving as the nerve center for NGO participation in Sierra Leone’s healthcare system, is the kicker for the continued reliance of countries who sign up for this so-called free health care to remain financially and politically dependant on the British government for their healthcare policies and an incubator for the socialized healthcare that even the British were rejecting.

It is thus not surprising that despite implementation of market based insurance or social insurance based medical healthcare systems and programs in western countries and the United Kingdom itself, Gordon Brown was seeking to sign up developing nations for programs his own society could not fathom or tolerate.

This new program, a part of the country’s six-year strategy to make healthcare free for all vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and the very poor by 2015 is projected to receive £34 million from the British government and is slated to provide free healthcare to about 230,000 women and one million children, as well as strengthening the healthcare system for the wider population.

As a proponent of free markets and private enterprise solutions to most of Sierra Leone’s perennial underdevelopment problems, I have for several years articulated a market-based social insurance program that can effectively address the inefficiencies, funding and delivery problems in the healthcare system.

The continued dependence on the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for implementation of health delivery and financing programs is doomed to failure as evidenced from the historical data dating to independence.

As at roll out of the program on April 27, 2010 donor funding was not sufficiently predictable or sufficiently large enough to support reaching the program’s projected budget. Even if efforts to improve the effectiveness of current aid for health are successful, a sharp increase in resources is required. For example, the Sierra Leone government estimates the cost of delivering free maternal and child healthcare to be million for 2010. By its own admission, there is still a .1 million shortfall in commitments as of November 2009.

An analysis of the program’s funding reveals that less than fifty percent (44 million dollars) of the budgeted 91 million dollars is for the provision of drugs and medical consumables. The remaining 47 million dollars budgeted is actually for such expenses as governance structures, human resources, communications and monitoring and evaluation.

The government’s total committed funding for this much touted free health care program is a paltry 12.5 million representing its total health budget for 2010. It is further note worthy that of the entire 12.5 million dollars health budget, the government’s allocation of 70 percent to the Reproductive Child Health program renders the remaining 30 percent for the entire country’s medical healthcare funding.

The unsustainablity of the free user fees policy, especially for Sierra Leoneans who can afford healthcare and the delayed implementation of a social health insurance system where employers, employees and government all participate renders this current approach of a government only managed system a false panacea to the inevitable looming disaster.

It is thus hoped that policymakers in the Sierra Leone government not only planned and projected for the ideological tendencies in British politics, as it embarked on the Gordon Brown- induced shift away from the “Bamako Initiative” in healthcare delivery and funding; but that it will now proactively seek alternative funding and social health insurance mechanisms and models to continue the healthcare reform initiative.

Innovative financing, revolving around new sources and new instruments for raising revenues from at least the financially able Sierra Leone middle class participating in the program, through a means- test outside of the tax revenue systems, must be pursued and implemented to include mechanisms that will incorporate various market-based aspects of financing – from additional user funding to the effective leveraging and use of the already pledged donor funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health: first aid for dislocation joint, fever and food borne illness

First aid can be done at home for minor problems in joints dislocation, fever and food borne illnesses. These three categories can progress to something worse. Joints dislocation will need hospitalization right away and severe food borne illnesses. You can try to reduce fever at home and contact the doctor if severe symptoms is found later. Don’t hesitate to get help if you see worsen symptoms.

Treatment for dislocation of joints

Dislocation of joints are when joints are force into another position
Due to external injuries, and rheumatoid arthritis
Dislocation can be from major joints, such as your shoulder, hip, knee, elbow or ankle or in smaller joints, such as your finger, thumb or toe.
Medical attention is necessary
Call the paramedics for help
While waiting you can put on an ice pack to reduce swellings
Don’t move the joint so that you won’t dislocate it

Treating fever

Fever occurs when your body temperature is above 98.6F and above 100.4F rectally.
You can take the temperature with a thermometer
There are many home disposable thermometer at health store
Take over the counter medication such as Tylenol, aspirin, or Motrin if fever is present
Do not give aspirin to children because they can develop Rey disease
Fever indicate infections or serious illness in children
Call your doctor if you have other serious symptoms with your fever such as shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, severe headache, skin rash, mental confusion, vomiting, and abdominal pain upon urination

Treatment for food borne illnesses

Food borne illnesses are very common with contamination foods
Food get contaminated easily without proper handling of it
Signs and symptoms of food illnesses are diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting, passing, muscle weakness, and nausea. In severe cases you can become paralyze
Older adult, young children and chronically ill patients are more prone to food borne illnesses.
The immune is weakened in these people
When you have the illness just drinking plenty of fluids and don’t use anti-diarrhea because it may slow down bacteria elimination
Most illnesses go away in 2 days
If it persist you can contact your doctor
Call 911 if you have botulism which can lead to paralysis
Call 911 if you found blood with severe diarrhea