Physicians can screen children for autism based on a child’s behavior and development. Early autism screening can help parents make informed decisions for their children based on the outcome.
Parents can have their children’s behavior assessed and evaluated to identify areas of opportunity and treatment based on their age group.
Blood Pressure Screening
Children can receive blood pressure screening from the time of infancy to 17 years so that physicians can identify and treat abnormalities early on.
Cervical Dysplasia Screening
Sexually active females can be screened for cervical dysplasia, which causes abnormal cell growth on the cervix. When left untreated, cervical dysplasia can lead to cervical cancer and infertility.
Young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 can undergo depression screening and receive counseling and treatment if diagnosed with depression.
Children under the age of 3 can be screened for speech and language development. Children with developmental delays may need treatment for hearing problems and other developmental issues.
Children can be screened for dyslipidemia, which are types of lipid disorders associated with abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides. Dyslipidemia can lead to heart disease if left untreated.
Fluoride Chemoprevention Supplements
Lack of fluoride can lead to tooth decay and poor oral health in children. Children who lack fluoride in their water supply can receive fluoride supplements to prevent tooth decay.
Gonorrhea Preventive Medication
Newborn babies can receive eye medication shortly after birth to prevent infection by gonorrhea.
Newborn babies can be screened for hearing loss, which could lead to speech and language developmental problems if not treated early on.
Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index Measurements
Children can receive screening to determine if their height, weight, and body mass index are within healthy ranges based on their age group.
Hematocrit or Hemoglobin Screening
Children can receive hematocrit and hemoglobin screening, which could indicate whether a child or teen is at risk for iron-deficiency anemia.
Hemoglobinopathies or Sickle Cell Screening
Children can be screened for abnormalities in red blood cells, which can lead to restricted blood flow and cause damage to muscles, organs, and bones if left undetected and untreated.
Teenagers aged 15 or older can get screened and tested for HIV, and learn more about how to prevent themselves from developing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Newborns can be screened to determine their risk for thyroid disorders, which can cause problems with hormonal growth and development if left untreated.
Children can receive immunization vaccines to protect themselves against diseases such as influenza, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and other potential life-threatening diseases.
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 months and at risk for anemia can be provided with iron supplements.
Children under the age of 6 are generally at high risk for lead poisoning. Lead screening can help detect lead poisoning in children and lead to early treatment to prevent children from experiencing learning and behavior problems.
Parents can have access to their children’s medical history from the time they are infants until the age of 17 years.
Obesity Screening and Counseling
Children can be screened for obesity and receive counseling on ways to become healthier through diet and exercise. Obesity in children can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other health problems.
Oral Health Risk Assessment
Children can have their teeth, mouth, and overall oral health assessed, and be made aware of health risks that could lead to tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) Screening
Newborns can be screened for PKU, which is a genetic disease that affects the way the body breaks down protein. If caught early on, newborns with PKU can receive special formula that can help prevent them from developing mental retardation later on.
Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention, Counseling, and Screening
Sexually active teens at high risk can learn how to reduce their exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. Teens can also be screened for and receive counseling about sexually transmitted infections.
Children can be screened and tested for tuberculosis, which is an infectious bacterial disease that can cause harm to lungs.
The most common eye problems in children are lazy eye (amblyopia) and crossed eyes (strabismus). Vision screening can help detect eye and vision problems in children, and lead to early treatment that could save eyesight.
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