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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Recessive trait: Blue eyes are inherited as a recessive trait. This means you must have the "blue eyed gene" from both parents. Brown eyes are dominant which means you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Varicella virus: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella). After chicken pox the virus may remain in a dormant state and reactivate year later. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
This is common: It is common to have ups and downs with weight loss programs. Your weight may change from day to day. I would recommend you don't weigh yourself more ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Other options: If you are sure your symptoms are allergies and not a viral upper respiratory infection, you might want to try a different antihistamine such as Alleg ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely not: There is absolutely no evidence of any link between rubella vaccination at any time and the development of autism. Multiple studies have shown no asso ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Males: Color blindness is most commonly a genetic condition. It is usually sex linked, and more common in males. Therefore males with a family history of col ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Spinal stenosis is a condition where arthritic changes in the spine cause narrowing of the spinal canal and outflow tracts of the spinal nerves. With ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
No: While nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy are very common, for most women these symptoms are relatively mild and tend to resolve by about 12 weeks. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
No: Encouraging an interest in music is very valuable, but forcing a child to take lessons is likely to be counterproductive.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
41 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Both Hib and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are very important vaccines. They are very effective in preventing two serious illness.
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