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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more

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How can you stay motivated/dedicated when on a weight loss journey?

How can you stay motivated/dedicated when on a weight loss journey?

Strategy: Come up with a long term strategy to maintain the loss to stay motivated. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure so make sure to maintain your amount of physical activity to see results. Check out this site for some tips: http://social.Popsugar.Com/50-ways-stay-motivated-weight-loss-13289463. ...Read more

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Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

Very useful for all!: I recommend meditation to everyone! research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer. It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & i believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more. ...Read more

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Are there organizations dedicated to people that have both vision and hearing loss?

Are there organizations dedicated to people that have both vision and hearing loss?

Many exist: American association for deaf-blind helen keller national center for deaf-blind in youth and adults. Local hospitals have various health groups that meet on a regular basis for patients who have medical conditions as well that may be more helpful on a local level rather than the national organizations. ...Read more

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Is there a kidney dedicated ultrasound instead of abdominal ?

Is there a kidney dedicated ultrasound instead of abdominal ?

Yes: An abdominal ultrasound looks at the whole abdomen and the kidneys and vessels . A dedicated renal ultrasound looks only at the kidneys. Both are excellent to look at kidneys ...Read more

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How can I stay dedicated to my workout each day?

How can I stay dedicated to my workout each day?

Change it up: If you're workouts are becoming drab or dull or u feel like u have hit a 'plateau' then change up your workout. Whether it's aerobic or a weight workout or both consider working w/ a good trainer( or workout partner)and do something different. Try an elliptical machine for 1/2 of your aerobic workout, for instance. Or add lunges to your leg workout. A good trainer can help advance fitness goals! ...Read more

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Is a seimmes(spelling?) 1.5 magnet with a dedicated brain coil MRI machine a good choice for seeing MS lesions?

Is a seimmes(spelling?) 1.5 magnet with a dedicated brain coil MRI machine a good choice for seeing MS lesions?

Yes, valuable tool: At this time the 1.5 Tesla MRI is the most commonly used image to assess and evaluate MS. The 3.0 Tesla may pickup more lesions, but does not provide significantly better clinical diagnostic accuracy. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor or facility in us that is fully dedicated to treatment and management of osteomyelitis? Not interested in general ortho surgeons.

Is there a doctor or facility in us that is fully dedicated to treatment and management  of osteomyelitis? Not interested in general ortho surgeons.

Not that I know of: There r wound healing clinics in most larger cities or associated with multi specialty groups. They do combine specialists in infectious disease, wound healing specialists & orthopedic surgeons. If u r dealing with bone there will b an orthopedist involved. ...Read more

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I want to get some plastic surgery done for my nose and my cheek. Can someone please recommend a good plastic surgeon? A friend of mine actually contacted him because he wanted to get a scar taken care off on his face. He found a page dedicated to him on

I want to get some plastic surgery done for my nose and my cheek. Can someone please recommend a good plastic surgeon? A friend of mine actually contacted him because he wanted to get a scar taken care off on his face. He found a page dedicated to him on

Since : Since I am not sure exactly where you are located, it's difficult to make any recommendations. I would suggest checking your local medical society and see who specializes in facial plastics and reconstruction. Sometimes doctors are willing via the internet to show pre and post op pictures of past patients to give you a feel for what might be able to be accomplished. ...Read more

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Abdominal CT scan sees nothing, last week. How soon can I have dedicated kidney Ct or pet for further eval of small bilateral renal tumors? 7mm, 1cm ?

Abdominal CT scan sees nothing, last week. How soon can I have dedicated kidney Ct or pet for further eval of small bilateral renal tumors? 7mm, 1cm ?

Soon: If your kidney function is normal despite the small lesions. Contrast can transiently hurt kidneys, but usually in a few days has cleared. Your urologist or nephrologist will guide you. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more