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A 46-year-old female asked:

how do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? and i use no caffeine. ??

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Considered: progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, tai chi or meditation to help with sleep?

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Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?

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Dr. Scott Tomaine
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a health food store does not mean that it is safe. It is never advisable under any circumstances to give an infant a sleep aide whether it be by prescription or over the counter.
A 39-year-old member asked:

If I eat right and exercise, can I stop taking lisinopril and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
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Ask your MD: Assuming you are taking your Lipitor (atorvastatin) for primary prevention(you have high cholesterol)and Lisinopril for htn, it may be possible.A healthful diet and exercise can eliminate some of the risk factors that predispose us to these conditions.Even if you can't get rid of the meds, these healthy practices will yield tremendous benefits.See some recent exercise updates at www.Whatscookingwithdoc.Com.
A 25-year-old female asked:

My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is it bad if I sometimes feel pain on the right side of my body when I run and sometimes when I walk? Sometimes its on my left side. Is this bad?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: If a person is "out of shape" due to not exercising recently, then getting some muscle aches or cramps with running or walking isn't bad. With stretching, massage, and a gradual increase in exercises, the symptoms should go away. If symptoms persist or are worrisome, a primary care doctor should evaluate to see if there is a disease or disorder that is causing the pains.
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A female asked:

Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes.

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