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could most parents get their children circumcised?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: The possibility is in part determined by access to someone trained in doing the procedure. Then the choice must be made when or if to do it. If it is to be done, i prefer it to be done as a newborn, when the healing is quicker and can be done under a local anesthetic.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes they could: Approximately 70% of caucasian boys in usa now get circumcised. Number is much much lower for boys of hispanic, asian, afro-caribbean ; first generation european parents.

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Please suggest a homeopathic medicine for my mother suffering from interstitial lung disease.?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Individualized: Homeopaths treat the whole person, not specific diagnoses. Homeopathy is highly individualized, so 5 people with interstitial lung disease would likely require 5 different medicines. I advise your mother see a professional homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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more or less this is BS waste of your money
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Dr. Lessnau, like many doctors, is strongly biased against homeopathy. An objective evaluation of the large body of science on this subject recently conducted by the Swiss government concluded homeopathy is effective. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/homeopathic-medicine-_b_1258607.html
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