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Dr. John Chiu
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Outdoor Living (Overview)

Exercise can improve mood and mental focus.


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Are assisted living and retirement living the same thing?

Are assisted living and retirement living the same thing?

No: Assisted living facilities are governed by state regulations. There is no requirement for nursing staff around the clock (in which case the facility would be designated a skilled nursing facility or nursing home). Retirement living is a vague & unregulated term. In general, it's intended for those who remain independent & able to provide for own care while ALF provides some care eg meals & ADLs ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
3 doctors shared insights

Outdoor Living (Overview)

Exercise can improve mood and mental focus.


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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adhere to the parameters of your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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Indoor air pollution. How helpful is a hepa filter?

Indoor air pollution.  How helpful is a hepa filter?

Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more

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Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Yes.: If you look at the statistics on home fires.. Yes. There are probably not too many other hazards. ...Read more

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Are pterygia common among airline pilots and people living in tropical countries?

Are pterygia common among airline pilots and people living in tropical countries?

No and yes: I know of no study showing airline pilots having an increased incidence of pterygia. They are more common in people from equatorial countries as well as those living in desert and harsh climates. ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Checklist)

Be patient
daily
Practice over and over
daily
Use technology as needed
daily
Practice, practice, practice
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Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

They can: Dust mites can live in clothing, although most people wash their clothes often enough for this to not be a problem. The biggest area they live is in bedding. If you're allergic to dust mites, you can get a special cover for your mattress. You should also wash your bedding regularly to keep them under control. ...Read more

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Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

No: Roaches are common in city living. They are very shy of humans and hide when disturbed. They do not carry any known diseases or parasites. However they may reflect a certain amount of lack of cleanliness in your living situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Living with Osteoporosis (Checklist)

Quit smoking!
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Limit alcohol to no more than 1 serving per day
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Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read more

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How many survive staying in hurricanes?

Depends: Depends on many factors this is not a medical question. But having gone through 3 hurricanes there are many factors involved. Best to follow the instructions of the authorities in charge ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
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Wear a medical alert bracelet
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Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What infections do people typically get from living in retirement homes?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What infections do people typically get from living in retirement homes?

Same as anywhere els: Respiratory & gastrointestinal illnesses rank high on list of institutions. In other words, influenza & common cold. Diarrhea & vomiting, too. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Living with Angina (Checklist)

Don't smoke
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Lose weight
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Get your blood pressure under control
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Control your cholesterol
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Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

No: Kids will get bitten by fleas from pets, but kids wouldn't actually have fleas living on them. Since kids have little hair and no fur, plus they get bathed often, it would be difficult for a flea to set up home on a child. ...Read more

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Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Can be: Depends on the routine and set-up. There are trainers that can create resistance and incline/decline training similar to outdoors. Spinning can give you incredible exertion levels. Give it a try, you might just get hooked. ...Read more

Dr. Manuel Spirtos Dr. Spirtos
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Living with Autism (Checklist)

Seek specialty consultation with a child neurdevelopmental specialist
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Contact local support groups to seek out resources in your area
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Coordinate care with your local physician
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Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Can head lice live in and/or spread via indoor swimming pool?

Lice Don't Swim: Head lice live only on human beings. Can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or towel of infected person or by close contact. May crawl or fall onto clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, pool.Don't survive off body >24hr.Anyone can get lice despite frequent hairwashing. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice in about 1 week. Do not carry other diseases, no lasting health consequences. ...Read more

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Are developing and maintaining relationships essential to living a happy life?

For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...Read more

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Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more

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Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?

Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?

No, it won't: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho Dr. Cho
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Living with Schizophrenia (Checklist)

Call your doctor or go to ER if you experience worsening of symptoms
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Are mobile homes safe in a tornado zone?

Are mobile homes safe in a tornado zone?

They are not safe: Do not seek shelter in a hallway or bathroom of a mobile home. If you have access to a shelter, go there. Do not wait until you can see the tornado. ...Read more

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How can sun exposure from living the desert affect your health?

How can sun exposure from living the desert affect your health?

Long term effects: On the good side, vitamin D deficiency will not be an issue. But you increase your risk of melanoma, skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Your skin will also get leathery and cracked losing a lot of its normal tone. ...Read more

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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

Read labels and avoid medications that go through your liver
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Do not drink alcohol
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Eat healthy, routinely set doctor appointments, and get lab work done
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What exactly is a living will?

What exactly is a living will?

Advance Directive: It is a legal document that details what actions are to be taken for one's health if he or she is not able to make decisions for him/herself because they are incapacitated. ...Read more

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Any tips for living with a narcissist?

Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more

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Living with Psoriasis (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if you're a candidate for UV light therapy
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Review your medications with your doctor to verify that none are making your psoriasis worse
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Apply sunscreen liberally
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Quit smoking if you smoke, as tobacco can cause psoriasis flares
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Tips for living with Costochondritis ?

Tips for living with Costochondritis
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Costochondritis: First of, make sure it is costochondritis not anything else, as internal disease mimicking the condition, e.g. heart or lung condition. Then, know it is sort of chronic inflammation and may take time to resolve, anti inflammatory treatment with NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, systemic or topical is the cornerstone for controlling pain, besides resting the area, warm compresses, etc. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Moji Ariyo Dr. Ariyo
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Living with COPD (Checklist)

Quit smoking
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Use an inhaler as prescribed, if one is prescribed to you
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Avoid exposure to smoke and other noxious fumes
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Follow up with your doctor
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What is living with hydrocephalus like?

What is living with hydrocephalus like?

It depends: It depends whether it was treated with a shunt at birth, and if it was assciated with other congenital abnormalities like spins bifida these patients can have normal life to be unable to walk, wheelchair bound and developmental delay and several other problems requiring medical/orthpedic/urological/mental sequele and problems requiring care. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider getting your hernia surgically repaired
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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How is for a child living with down syndrome?

How is for a child living with down syndrome?

Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic. www.ndss.org/my-great-story. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Are assisted living and a SNF the same thing?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Are assisted living and a SNF the same thing?

No: Assisted living doesn't provide any nursing care although they may have a nurse serve in an administrative role. Skilled nursing facilities OTOH must have RNs/LPNs on site around the clock. Check out http://www.guidetonursinghomes.com/nursing-homes/assisted-living-nursing-homes.html. ...Read more