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Advocacy Services Injury To Head Or Face
Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion count as tbi (traumatic brain injury) for military enlistment purposes?
If been exposed to trauma such as car accidents, homicide, loss of partner , assault, would volunteering in ambulance work help with recovery please?
Where can I find a standard of care for emergency room physicians regarding hand injuries with no PMS or neuro sensation?
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Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
I'm looking to get treatment for depression and attention/focus issues. Is there any physician close to the Buckhead area with low consultation fees?
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Are dr's on h.T. Willing to do phone or email consults to help point someone in the right direction medically?
No: That is not the purpose of health tap . We don't replace the dr/patient relationship and part of that is a complete history and physical to make that diagnosis to get you on the right path. I'm sure if you look you might be able to find a free clinic in your area of you do not have insurance. Where i live they are often associated with churches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm writing an essay on whether stem cells can cure paralysis (due to spinal cord injury) in the future?
Cure 4 paralysis?: In sept issue cell, a stem cell line called nsi-566 (neuralstem) was successfully used to regenerate transected spinal cords in mice, with over 57% take of grafted cells. Multiple axons were generated which covered 17 spinal segments and formed reciprocal synaptic connectivity in grey matter. Neuralstem has applied for a trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury, and thereafter likely for acute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b
Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more
How functional is 90 degrees rom in the knee? Limitations? Will i be able to get in/out of a car to drive? Work again? (work injury. I'm an rn)
90 is key: You generally need 90° of knee flexion to ambulate functionally, go upstairs etc. Keep at it and try to improve your range of motion as much as you can. Good luck! ...Read more
Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?
Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm head of an office, from psychological point of view i want to ask how to increase will power and make a personality everyone obeys?
Be a good boss: Be good at what you do. Love what you do. Don't blame. Take responsibility. Help others to do their job well. Make them feel appreciated/important part of your office/work. Recognize/encourage/reward their accomplishments. Don't penalize their mistakes, but rather teach them how to avoid such pitfalls. Not everyone will, but many will enjoy working with you and for you. Rule by love, not fear! ...Read more
Can a MVA cause a blow to the skull or brain injury that would send pain through the neck,shoulder,hands,back and leg?
Yes: The distribution of your pain may be due to either injury to the brain but also to the cervical spine. A MVA can certainly be responsible for an injury to the spinal cord high up in the neck. This area is the location of nerve fibers that arise from the areas that you mentioned. See either a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more
How could cryonics or neuropreservation be possible (if ever) on patients or victims with brain injuries?
Wrong generation: We arent quite to the star trek generation just yet. It is possible that in our lifetimes we may see increased options for medicines which may or may not improve outcomes after brain injuries when given acutely, and in the distant future, post-injury healing treatment as well. We aren't there yet, but active mainstream research continnues. ...Read more
Hi ER drs :) what are good places to ice in order to prevent/cure minor heat stroke? How's top of head, forehead, back of head, neck, armpits? Others?
Heat stroke : Ice is not recommended for heat stroke. The putative mechanism is that the vasoconstriction it induces may delay heat loss. Luke warm water is recommended to the entire body with more emphasis in the groin and Scilla where the deep blood vessels can help with heat dissipation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time. ...Read more
Tissue injury: The skin directly under the ice pack may suffer cold induced damage. A buffer of any conductive material like cloth,vinyl,plastic, etc. can reduce the damage and frequent observation of the site is important. Blood flow through the skin surface is necessary to avoid cold damage and easy to verify by lifting the ice pack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer