Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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Explaining menstruation to your daughter important so that she can feel comfortable with the changes in her body as she goes through puberty. It’s also a great way to bond and show her you’re there for her through this time in her life, as well as how to observe proper hygiene and health.

Puberty in girls starts between the ages of 8 and 13, and menstruation usually begins 2 years after their breasts begin to develop. However, some girls begin puberty earlier or later than others. For instance, some girls may start menstruating as early as age 10, but others may not get their first period until they are 15.

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Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) in Teens

What is dysmenorrhea in teens?

Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are severe, painful cramps that occur with menstruation. There are 2 types:

• Primary dysmenorrhea. This starts soon after a girl gets her first menstrual period. It’s usually lifelong. But it may get better over time.

• Secondary dysmenorrhea. This type is caused by another health problem, such as a growth or infection. It usually starts later.

What causes dysmenorrhea in a teen?

Primary dysmenorrhea is caused by abnormal tightening of the muscles of the uterus (contractions). This is from changing hormone levels. The hormone prostaglandin controls the contractions of the uterus.

Secondary dysmenorrhea is often caused by endometriosis. This is when tissue that forms the inside lining of the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can grow on other organs inside the pelvis or belly (abdomen). This can also cause internal bleeding, infection, and pelvic pain.