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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

Old Health (Overview)

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Will it effect a 16-year old's health if they exercise every day but eat too much saturated fat?

Will it effect a 16-year old's health if they exercise every day but eat too much saturated fat?

Diet and exercise: Yes, although there are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health:
how much saturated fat? How much exercise? How healthy is the rest of the diet? Is the child overweight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history.

The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should lowering fat intake. ...Read more

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5'1 130 lbs 20yrs old. Health food not server and regular runner. I have not been able to lose a single lb. What gives?

5'1 130 lbs 20yrs old. Health food not server and regular runner. I have not been able to lose a single lb. What gives?

Get more intense: Food choices aren't the key, though I'm glad you're running and are interested in healthy eating. You'll want to go to the time-honored method of counting and restricting calories. Try a 1200 calorie per day diet, keep exercising, and see if you're not losing after a few weeks. ...Read more

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Pediatrician forgot to tell me to give baby vitamin d supplements (exclusively breastfed). Now 6 weeks old. Health problem for baby?

Pediatrician forgot to tell me to give baby vitamin d supplements (exclusively breastfed). Now 6 weeks old. Health problem for baby?

No worries!: There has likely not been any harm done to your baby. Just go ahead and start the d-visol drops now at 1ml daily. I've had parents forget or refuse to give it and the babies are ok. Nonetheless, it is still preferred to supplement with a vitamin d drop to prevent rickets in infants. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Hi doctor I am 25 year old my health prablom is bp?

Hi doctor I am 25 year old my health prablom is bp?

Too young: Hypertension at your age should have a comprehensive evaluation. You're underlying cause could be hereditary or acquired. Causes to be looked for are kidney or vessels supplying the kidney malfunctioning, problem in the endocrine system (thyroid or adrenal gland), blood vessel hypersensitivity to stimulants like caffeine to mention some. You must see a doctor and try to find your problem's cause. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?

86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?

"how long??": Generally untreated sepsis is fairly quick- At some point the body's ability to fight the infection — fever — is overwhelmed and various organ systems start to fail — usually the kidneys and pulmonary system. This can take hours to days. For patient comfort I would strongly suggest contacting a hospice agency. They can provide comfort measures and allow him to pass comfortably and peacefully ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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My hubby smokes a pack aday for9yr &28yr old&great health. Will we hav a problem w/ concieving? He won't quit!how do we increase his chances w/o quiting

My hubby smokes a pack aday for9yr &28yr old&great health. Will we hav a problem w/ concieving? He won't quit!how do we increase his chances w/o quiting

Smoking: Smoking typically has little effect on male fertility. I would be much more concerned with exposing a newborn to an environment full of cigarette smoke which is proven to cause respiratory and other health problems in young children. ...Read more

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I'm 22yrs old no health problems I weigh 119 my bp has been around 125 over 86 is this consider HBP should I c a doctor for it. It's been like 3days?

I'm 22yrs old no health problems I weigh 119 my bp has been around 125 over 86 is this consider HBP should I c a doctor for it. It's been like 3days?

BP check at doctors: This blood pressure is within normal range but ithe bottom number is at the high end of normal, and it should be rechecked by your doctor. You should minimize your salt intake in your diet. Does high blood pressure run in your family? ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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I am 31 yrs old good health so what could cause my right neck to hurt could it be a heart attack?

I am 31 yrs old good health so what could cause my right neck to hurt could it be a heart attack?

Neck pain: Neck pain would be an unusual presentation for heart attack especially in a 31year old. There are many causes of neck pain, perhaps the most common is lying on a couch with the head bent, and then a legion of others in addition. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal?

What does it mean to a 40+ year old woman's health & lifestyle when she has low blood count, while her monthly period is normal?

Fatigue plus: Severe anemia(low blood count) can cause excessive fatigue. Your friend should see a MD to better determine the "normalcy" of her periods by history and physical exam as that is usually the main source of anemia in menstruating women. If the GYN MD determines that the periods are indeed "normal" then alternative bleeding and nutritiional sources need to be identified. ...Read more

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I am a healthy active male, 77 years old, no health issues, and all blood tests come back normal. Since about 2007-2008 I have experienced diplopia (binocular) transient symptoms which occur maybe a couple of times a month. On two occasions I experienced

I am a healthy active male, 77 years old, no health issues, and all blood tests come back normal.
Since about 2007-2008 I have experienced diplopia (binocular) transient symptoms which occur maybe a couple of times a month. On two occasions I experienced

Get Checked: Congratulations on your healthy longevity! Although it is only intermittent, you should have your eyes checked. Start with an optometrist. They can do a thorough examination and help rule out any serious eye conditions. If something is found, you may need evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm 52 years old good health I walk about 3 miles a day what would be a good belly work out and arms for muscle increase?

I'm 52 years old good health I walk about 3 miles a day what would be a good belly work out and arms for muscle increase?

Big guns- tight abs: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: Push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ...Read more