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A 22-year-old male asked:

is smoking 2 to 3 cigrattes really affect my health in long run?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely: No level of exposure is safe. Look at all the statistics on second hand smoke.

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When after eating popcorn should I run?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Fell over onto my butt during practice and now it hurts to the point where i can't sit or run. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Holly Maes
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why does after running, a person would appear out of breath and increasing breathe rate? What is the mechanism involve?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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A 27-year-old female asked:

This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

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A 42-year-old female asked:

What test can be run to determine if a patient has recurring chronic appendititis a rare disorder?

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Medication problem: Anyone who has the remote chronic appendicitis should have that diagnosis made after the appendix is out and not still in. Probable mesenteric adenitis can be like an appendix pain , but your advil and or Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or adhesions from prior surgery could be the cause of the symptom.

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