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as a recovering alcoholic is it a good idea to date a drinker?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Hmmmm.: If you are in aa, this is a good question for your sponsor, if newly sober, less than a year, no, but really should not be dating then either. If you are very stable in your recovery and this person has no inclination of a drinking problem them self, then maybe. Really need to be crystal clear on your motifs with this one. Concerns, could be trigger and trying to save other if they have a problem.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No, it's not: Depends on how long and stable your recovery is, but in general it's not a good idea. Some people in recovery can be exposed to alcohol on a regular basis without a lot of temptation or increased craving - some even (like in the old tv show cheers) work as bartenders. But as i said, not a good idea in general. Ask your date if he or she would mind using non-alcoholic drinks during date.

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Do diapers have an expiration date?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Yes: But, it doesn't mean the product expires. Pampers says, "it doesn't mean the product expires...Paper products do not have a specific shelf life....We recommend our diapers be kept in a shaded, dry storage area where the temperature is 85 degrees or less. Extreme heat or humidity could effect their performance." they may change color, the glue get less sticky, gel may clump less as they get old.
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Do doctors use the size of the baby to estimate the due date?

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How is the date of my planned c-section determined?

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Mature baby: First question is when is the best time for fetal maturity. Second question is what is the safest time for mother and last question should be about convience for pt family or dr. Hopefully all can be safely met. Most drs. Agree, after 39 completed weeks.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between use by and best before dates and why avoid foods that are out of date?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Reading food labels: "best before" typically refers to the preservation of optimal taste and texture of the food, while "use by" has more to do with its expiration. Expired foods run the risk of spoilage and bacterial contamination that make you sick when consumed.
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When does food expire when it only has "sell-by" dates?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Depends: It is ok to eat food after the sell by date but use common sense if you see abnormal growth or smell do not eat it. Cooking is always a safe option also. It is ok to eat fruits and vegtable with a little brown stuff on the edges.

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