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A 34-year-old female asked:

what does "mild anterior spondylotic change and reduction in posterior invertertebral disc height at c 6/7" mean.

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Mild Arthritis: Your description of your neck indicates mild degeneration of the c6-c7 vertebral joint, or mild arthritis of that joint in your neck.

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Under what circumstances should I change daycare?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
When you've concerns: You need to feel fully comfortable that the people with whom you're entrusting your most precious "gift" and know that they are fully capable and qualified to watch over them. If you have any question about the care, the safety, the exposures, or any suspected risks, you should wonder. Smoky smells, poor hygiene/diaper care, irritability, poor responses to daycare providers should raise red flags.
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Is it true that long length at birth is an indicator of height later in life?

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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Babies are born to fit their mothers womb. This has nothing to do with their final height. Their final height has to do with their genetics and diet. Height at birth can also be affected by mother's diet during pregnancy and whether or not she smoked during the pregnancy. These things can make the baby shorter at birth.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Should I be worried if my baby's size has not changes in five weeks?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Babies are supposed to have growth that is measurable by 3 weeks at least. If your baby isn't growing there is a problem with the blood supply through the placenta. Babies that aren't growing well need special monitoring to make sure that they are doing well enough to stay inside. Sometimes they will have to be delivered early to avoid problems like stillbirth.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Should I decrease the frequency of shampooing or change shampoos?

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Dr. Robert Benner
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No: No need to change your routine. Shampoo is not absorbed into the body, and thus has no impact to a developing fetus.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I increase my height during a growth spurt?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Stay Healthy!: The best one can do is make sure to be eating healthy, get quality sleep and exercise. The rest is genetics, provided a chronic illness or the like doesn't interfere, which would be very unusual.

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