Health and Medical Information
- Parent Category: China
- Created on Sunday, 07 November 1999 06:00
- Last Updated on Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:25
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- Reactive Attachment Disorder There is a web site which explains Reactive Attachment Disorder, and why children adopted from China are at risk for it. There is currently a myth that children adopted from China do not have RAD, and it is important for prospective families to know the reality. This website was created to save other families the heartache and stress my daughter and I suffered while we searched for someone to help us with her sleep problems, which were only the most obvious symptom of RAD. The web site contains information on symptoms to look for in both infants and older children, as well as an explanation of RAD, and treatment.
- Parents of Kids with Infections Diseases including Hep B, Hep C, Aids, etc. The website is great, with links to their own listserv for an online parent support group that operates like the PAC/APC list, links to an physician/infectious disease expert who will give you easy to understand explanations of what's going on, questions to ask, tests to request, etc., lots of info on medical issues and current clinical trials, and much more.
- The Texas Medical Kit is a simple way to get a complete medical kit for travel to China. The proceeds go to help support orphanages in China and other countries.
May 28, 1996. The Visa Medical Examination: The Facts by Jerri Ann Jenista, MD
May 8, 1996. Hepatitis B: No Guarantee, by Jerri Ann Jenista, MD, Dana E. Johnson, MD, Laurie C. Miller, MD, Dennis L. Murray, MD
May 8, 1996. Revised, much clearer height and weight charts (infant girls only) have been provided by Jim Weaver, as well as the same data in tabular form
- February 1,1996. From the International Adoption Clinics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA and the office of Dr. Michael Traister, New York, NY., we have preliminary results on Health Status of Adopted Chinese Orphans on Arrival in the US.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information on suggested vaccinations and precautions for travelers in China.
- Many people have asked, so we now have growth charts online.
- Health concerns in adopting children from China, by Jerri Ann Jenista.
- Deborah A. Borchers, a pediatrician who has adopted from China, has made three excellent submissions about medical issues for those travelling to China, or just returned.
An Open Letter to Pediatricians on Chinese Adoption Medical Issues
Helpful Medical Items to take to China for Your Child
Suggested Procedures for Pediatric Examination After Adoption of Chinese Children