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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

If you injured: Achilles tendon , need evaluation extent of injury , go to nearest ER , after assessing will refer you to the right doctor. Till it heals you may not participate in marathons for a while . ...Read more

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From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more

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Holy land trip in summer. Got real sick. Did I just go through heat stroke?

Holy land trip in summer. Got real sick. Did I just go through heat stroke?

HEAT STROKE: You dont describe your symptoms. Usually good hydration, protection against the sun, a review of all dthe medicines iis important. If there is paralysis or signs of brain malfunction pts need to go to the hospital. If therre is any limitation in speech or function of extremities will need physical therapy. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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I need a doctor who accepts anthen blue cross insurance (medi-cal) in elk grove or south sacramento area, california.

I need a doctor who accepts anthen blue cross insurance (medi-cal) in elk grove or south sacramento area, california.

Type of doctor need?: Are you looking for a primary care doctor (e.g. an internist, family practice doctor, or OB/GYN) or a specific type of specialist (e.g. cardiologist, endocrinologist, etc.)?? Most insurance provide patients with a list of doctors available within their network. Consider contacting insurance company for list. Medicaid (or Medi-Cal) are difficult to find. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I compulsively steal flowers from roadside memorials, what's wrong with me?

I compulsively steal flowers from roadside memorials, what's wrong with me?

Have you : Considered seeing a psychologist to gain a better understanding of this behavior? ...Read more

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Is't curable double elevator palsy congenital ptosis with margus gun jaw winking ?..

Is't curable double elevator palsy congenital ptosis with margus gun jaw winking ?..

Surgery : Double elevator palsy, old term for monocular elevation deficiency: inability to elevate one eye resulting in one eye pointed down. 25% with monocular elevation deficiency and congenital ptosis have marcus gunn jaw-winking: mis-wired cranial nerve controls chewing or sucking is wired to the elevators of the eyelid causing a "wink" when chewing or sucking. Treat with surgery. Exercises useless. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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From NJ,I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me.I am worried about Hantavirus

From NJ,I was waiting for the elevator in my apartment in the 11 floor when the custodian was vacuuming the path near me.I am worried about Hantavirus

What's the worry?: You are 26 years old and I'm glad you're reading up on health. I am puzzled, though, as to why you think you can catch hantavirus or anything else from being around folks vacuum-cleaning. Hantavirus is mostly a disease of squalor transmitted by very close involvement with mouse droppings. The world is full of dangers, known and unknown, but fearing ordinary daily things is something you can't do. ...Read more

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Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?

Asap.I was @friends wedding party, smalll crowded room, appears thatevery1was smoking &smoking bio weed, i left party in two hours, pregnant38weeks.Harm?

I think if that was : A one-time, 2-hour exposure at 38 weeks' gestation, you needn't fear harm to your fetus. But you may want to find a new circle of friends to avoid repeated exposures once your baby is born. ...Read more

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I believe in the traditional approaches to healthy eating from the pioneers adelle davis and frances moore lappe. Who are leaders now?

I believe in the traditional approaches to healthy eating from the pioneers adelle davis and frances moore lappe. Who are leaders now?

Alice Waters/Farmers: Ms. Lappe's daughter is carrying on the small planet movement. Doctors ornish and weil are well-known proponents of healthy eating. There are many outside north america. With the rising cost of food and possible problems with our food supply, there is a need for others. My approach is a la michael pollan, using local fresh foods as much as possible. I cook low-fat according to what is in season. ...Read more

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Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Probably: Vitamins are important for you to get through your diet. If you feel you do not get the necessary daily requirements through a balanced high content of plant based diet, its best to take a multivitamin each day regardless of tough mudder race or not. In general, use a high quality multi vitamin tablet such as new chapter brand as insurance to ensure you get your daily vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

CoQ10 choices: As supplements and vitamins are not uniformly regulated it's difficult to say if one is better than another, as the quality may vary even within the same brand from one "batch" to the next. Pick a brand that you trust or someone can recommend, but still no guarantees. ...Read more