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Doctor insights on: Coping With Earthquakes, Landslides, And Collapsed Buildings

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What should I take with me if I have to evacuate after an earthquake or landslide?

What should I take with me if I have to evacuate after an earthquake or landslide?

Evacuate before: the earthquake or landslide if possible. You should have prepared 72 hour preparedness kits for everyone in your family which includes things like food supplies, toilet paper, candles or lantern/ flashlight, fire starter, solar or other type blanket, a change of clothes, your medication, glasses, map with evacuation routes. Make up kit well in advance. For a list of recommended contents see: ...Read more

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Earthquake (Definition)

An earthquake is a natural disaster in which the ground moves up and down or back and forth, as a result of sudden slippage of sections of the earth's crust. The strength of an earthquake is measured on the Richter scale. ...Read more


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How do I get in touch with friends and loved ones after an earthquake or landslide?

Tips: After a disaster only call 911 for extreme emergencies. Dial 311 if available for non-emergencies. Avoid making voice calls or you will tie up phone networks. Use text messages, email or social media. Your family can track your status on social media. Keep all calls Brief. Keep emergency phone numbers or family #’s in your cell phone & near home phone. Keep batteries charged. For landline phone ...Read more

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What supplies should I get in if I'm in an area where earthquakes or landslides may occur?

What supplies should I get in if I'm in an area where earthquakes or landslides may occur?

Disasters: Recommend that you have a 72 hour preparedness kit available at all times for each member of your family. It may save your life ! For a list of recommended contents see: https://www.thoughtco.com/72-hour-kit-for-emergency-preparedness-2159406 ...Read more

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We're stuck inside a collapsed building for hours. What should we do to prolong our survival?

We're stuck inside a collapsed building for hours. What should we do to prolong our survival?

Reassure each other.: Since you have contacted Health Tap I assume that you have contacted emergency services who would be on their way to rescue you. You should of course follow their advice which will relate to particular circumstances. This would include advice about administering support to any injured victims. While it is easy to say to " stay calm" , you can often help each other by reassuring each other. ...Read more

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What are chromosomes? Building blocks?

What are chromosomes? Building blocks?

The library: The chromosomes are the library of instructions that tell each cell of the body what to do and how to do it.Each chromosome has subunits of code, that provide instructions on metabolic activities, how tissues should form, what goes where. They tell the cells how to use nutrients to create energy, proteins and build the tissues. ...Read more

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Can body building help to gain weight?

Yes, it can: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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Which one is the best body building food?

Which one is the best body building food?

Healthy diet: Good healthy diet containing all required carbohydrates , fats , more proteins than normal requirement , vitamins & minerals ...Read more

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What are the benefits of building strength?

What are the benefits of building strength?

Many.: Leaner body. Look better. Self-esteem. Increased metabolism at rest. Fitness increases. Heart functions better. And on and on... ...Read more

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When is it safe to return to my home after a landslide?

Returning Home: The United States Geological Survey which is a government agency is a great source for information on this. See: https://landslides.usgs.gov/learn/prepare.php. Listen to local radio & television channels for updates when the area has been cleared for return by authorities. Remember that in the aftermath of a landslide, that is risk for flooding (filled with debris) & more landslides. Stay clear ...Read more

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Can you tell me about body building help to gain weight?

Increase muscle mass: Weight gain associated with body building is related to the increase in muscle mass. With proper training, attention to diet, and diligence you can build quality muscle and gain weight and size. Check online for reputable diet and workout programs. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some workouts for building strength and toning?

What are some workouts for building strength and toning?

PT: Are you looking to build large muscles or have toned, slender ones? Are you a male or a female? Check out: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/super-toning-training-routine.html ...Read more

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Which is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Which is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Push ups: A regular home exercise program with push ups will help build your pectoralis major. Start gradually but work up to doing at least 3 sets of push ups (anywhere from 15-25 at a time). ...Read more

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Need a recommend book for clean eating and body building?

Need a recommend book for clean eating and body building?

several choices: You might need a couple books to cover both topics. Start will checking out "the south beach diet", a good diet and a fun book. Be well. ...Read more

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How will body building affect my health later on in life?

For the better: Everyone i know who's tried Anabolic steroids has been sorry; if you try for super-heavy weights you can hurt your joints; if you become massive, you'll have loose skinfolds if you stop. Otherwise, the bodybuilders i've known have aged remarkably well, having learned good eating & fitness habits. You'll have more muscle fibers even if you stop (muscles have a memory). Encourage you. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as old man strength building machiine?

Is there such a thing as old man strength building machiine?

No: All exercise equipment is adjustable from limited to strong resistance. There are no items geared just for the elderly but most gyms have programs for older patrons. Discuss a good program with the exercise therapists at your gym. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid building up stress from work?

What are the best ways to avoid building up stress from work?

Your way!: Discover what works for you. Here are several ways: regular exercise, any form of meditation, yoga, or relaxation techniques, consistent healthy eating, recognizing destructive thought patterns, and finding joy in each moment. One should take time to evaluate your career goals, are you meeting your goals? Are your values consistent with what you are doing in your work? ...Read more

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