A 37-year-old member asked:
who should not ride a roller coaster for medical reasons?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Someone: with motion sickness. I know this one from personal experience (:.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the typical medical exam requirements to participate in a sport?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Sports Clearance: Pre-participation physical exams screen patients to make sure it is safe to play. The general rule is that any health problems that are identified have been addressed and are under current treatment. Additionally, physical exam should confirm that there are no historic or current injuries that would preclude an athlete from play.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Who will make medical decisions for you if you cannot do so yourself?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
State laws dictate: Most stated have laws dictating who becomes you surrogate decision maker if you are not able. Usually it is your spouse then kids then parents. What is often recommeded it a health care power of attorney in which you can designate anyone you choose to make decsions for you.
6386 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
Are patients who are committed to the psych hospital allowed to refuse medical treatment?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: If a patient has been committed to a psychiatric hospital then he has been deemed a danger to him/her self or others. If that is the case then the patient would have to be treated involuntarily for safety reasons.
6368 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the medical complications associated with chronic heroin abuse?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Many: Long lasting changes to neurotransmitter in the brain, alteration of hormones such as testosterone and thyroid. Iv use increases risk with blood borne infections such as HIV and hep c, accesses infection of heart valves. These are some long term risks, obviously with prolonged use risk increase from acute od such as respiratory depression and death.
6252 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 52-year-old member asked:
How much medical knowledge do social workers have?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Limited: Social workers are generally not trained in the medical aspects of care. They are generally knowlegable about the practice of medicine and the protocols of medicine but they do not practice medicien. Their expertise is in helping to arrange for medical care & getting patients and their family through the medical care maze. They help find financial support & social support. They are invaluable!
6156 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 11, 2016
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