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Doctor insights on: 5k Run Wings Of Hope For Heather

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I'm going smtimes in solarium for 10 min with break then 15 min without wearing bra. How big is a chance of breast cancer?

I'm going smtimes in solarium for 10 min with break then 15 min without wearing bra. How big is a chance of breast cancer?

Skin cancer: The risk is not for breast cancer but for skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. It would be prudent to not expose yourself to UV radiation. ...Read more

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Can 2 eggs for lunch for 6 days give you bad amounts of cholesterol ?

A few eggs once: I doubt it. The yolks in eggs are the source of cholesterol. A dozen eggs one time should not be detrimental. ...Read more

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I keep missing family functions because of my lupus. I'm run down, dizzy, and feeling inaccurate at work. Is there any hope for me?

I keep missing family functions because of my lupus. I'm run down, dizzy, and feeling inaccurate at work. Is there any hope for me?

Yes: There is always hope. You did not mention current meds so it is impossible for me to be very specific. You need to speak with your rheumatologist and discuss whether a change in meds is needed. ...Read more

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Best shoes for a male who works in a factory & is standing for over 8 hours.. Also, what is some advice to staying healthy&strong working at factories?

Best shoes for a male who works in a factory & is standing for over 8 hours.. Also, what is some advice to staying healthy&strong working at factories?

Shoes for standing: come in a variety of brands. One of these is called 'Crocks." You can do a search. Stretching of body and mind can help. Things such as yoga, jogging, meditation can bring balance to life. Thanks for doing honest work. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

Good exercise: The exercise is good, and will help you lose weight, as it keeps muscles in tone and strong. They require more energy for maintenance than the connective tissue and flab they replace. However, to lose weight, you must also eat sensibly, fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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I'm unfit. A little overweight. Bmi 28. I have the chance to go on a military survival 2 week camp: limited calories and lots of exercise. Is it safe?

I'm unfit. A little overweight. Bmi 28. I have the chance to go on a military survival 2 week camp: limited calories and lots of exercise. Is it safe?

Probably: By military survival camp, do you mean they drop you off in the wilderness and you have to survive for a set number of days? If so, consult your physician before embarking on such a program. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl, and I'm the height of an 11 year old, are the doors of me being able to get taller completely shut? i absolutely hate this.

I'm a 16 year old girl, and I'm the height of an 11 year old, are the doors of me being able to get taller completely shut? i absolutely hate this.

Hard to say: At 16, if you have had your first period and not grown in a year you are likely finished. You could have an x-ray done of your wrist/hand which could be evaluated for growth centers in those bones.If the growth centers appear open you could grow more. Some who transition through puberty slowly will actually grow more after their friends have stopped. ...Read more

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A treadmill workout of no inclination, 6kmh speed for 1hour 4 times a week is enough as a start for a 19 years old female 1.64m tall with weight 77 km?

A treadmill workout of no inclination, 6kmh speed for 1hour 4 times a week is enough as a start for a 19 years old female 1.64m tall with weight 77 km?

Good start: Walking an hour a day on a treadmill is a good way to start exercising but will probably get boring very quickly. Instead, once you're comfortable walking, consider shortening your treadmill time to just 30min while alternating fast sprints w/slow recovery speeds. Use remaining 30min to work on muscle strength, flexibility & balance. High intensity interval training is key buzzword now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Female Atherosclerosis at 75 Carotid <50% both blockage On Fabrizate and Plavix told good quality small bit Dark chocolate a day is good for health?

Female Atherosclerosis at 75 
Carotid <50% both blockage On Fabrizate and Plavix told good quality small bit Dark chocolate a day is good for health?

Dark chocolate.: Tasting some dark chocolate every day in this context would be fine, but just a little bit. Like a bite or two. Don't go buying chocolate bars in bulk now. More is clearly not better here. ...Read more

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Thinking of getting velashape. I weigh 200 pounds, just wanted the procedure as a jump start to diet and exercise. Does it work? Cost is 1800 for all of stomach, sides and back is this reasonable?

Thinking of getting velashape. I weigh 200 pounds, just wanted the procedure as a jump start to diet and exercise. Does it work? Cost is 1800 for all of stomach, sides and back is this reasonable?

It depends.: It depends on your bmi. If your bmi is under 30 you should have a good response. (bmi is your basal metabolic index) remember to drink pleanty of water. You should start your diet before you start the veleshape. You will have a better response. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking say 1-3 cigarettes a week vs a normal 'pack a day'?I'm in my early 20's and have an extremely healthy diet otherwise.

What are the effects of smoking say 1-3 cigarettes a week vs a normal 'pack a day'?I'm in my early 20's and have an extremely healthy diet otherwise.

Not a good idea: Smoking in any quantity is not a good idea. The health effects of smoking are so bad that it can eliminate the positive effect a healthy diet has. Many people know about the long term lung and heart effects of smoking but don't realize that it also increases inflammation and affects healing. The sooner you quit smoking the easier it will be and the least long term effects. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 35yo. What is the % of tests coming back as a false + for the Down syndrome blood worki?

I'm a healthy 35yo. What is the % of tests coming back as a false + for the Down syndrome blood worki?

Cell-free fetal: DNA testing of maternal blood, offered by many centers after 10 wks. gestation to women who'll be 35 or > at delivery, detects > 99% of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21, > 98% of Edward Syndrome, Trisomy 18 & ~ 65% of Patau Syndrome, Trisomy 13 if done right. If + for any, Karyotyping or, rarely, Chromosomal Microarray is offered on Chorionic Villous Sampling or Amniocentesis for definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I'm 5'0 & 147.6 lbs. Most of my wight is in my stomach. I'm looking to getting healthy. What is a great diet to start with?

I'm 5'0 & 147.6 lbs. Most of my wight is in my stomach. I'm looking to getting healthy. What is a great diet to start with?

See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I'm thin mu tall is 181 my weight is 67 i a list of food to make better weight?

I'm thin mu tall is 181 my weight is 67 i a list of food to make better weight?

Eat healthy: When you eat healthy foods, there will be less body fat and more muscle. Poor quality foods create a "wasting away" effect and no muscle tone. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you will gain weight. Very important to exercise also to build up proper body weight distribution. ...Read more

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