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Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

NO,..Way too Risky: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Yes: But only weight bearing exercises and things that stress the bone like jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights or lifting weights etc will actually help to build bone. However, if you already are at risk for fractures you have to be careful doing some of these in order to avoid getting fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan Dr. Milan
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Preventing falls (Tip)

Remove scatter rugs from your floor. Use handrail when going up and down stairs. ...See more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Preventing Falls (Checklist)

Avoid throw rugs in the house
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Wear slippers with non-skid soles
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Take a tai chi or yoga class for seniors
Once
Work on your flexibility, balance, and strength
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Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

No: Dowager's hump causes the upper thoraic spine to develop a fat pad due to changes in posture. Falling is a neurologic problem. I don't think it is natures way of padding a fall. It would be difficult to fall on the upper back without injuring other areas. Interesting thought though...Perhaps you know more about this. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Preventing falls (Tip)

Roughly 30-40% of people over the age of 65 fall each year. ...See more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Preventing Rabies (Checklist)

Before you travel, inquire about any local problems with rabies
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If you are bitten by an unknown or wild animal, follow up with your doctor
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Consider rabies prophylaxis if there is a high risk as deemed by your medical doctor
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How effective is wearing protection in preventing contraction of diseases?

How effective is wearing protection in preventing contraction of diseases?

Very: Other infections like warts ( condylomata) or herpes can be outside the zone of protection. If you shave too close in those areas you can lose a protective barrier and still be affected by those though. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

Many: There are actually many factors but some of the major ones include the environment (lighting, eveness of the walking surface, and slipperiness of the surface), the balance of the individual (which can be affected by someones inner ear state or mental state), and the weakness of the individual ( weaker muscles may not pick up the leg or foot enough to avoid tripping on an object. ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Preventing falls (Tip)

Gentle elders weak, but strong need walking canes to stroll the parks safely. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing ra?

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing ra?

Antimalarial: Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. It does not prevent rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get plenty of sleep
daily
Avoid coming into contact with sick people
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Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
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Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean. Patricio c. Gargollo assistant professor, pediatric urology director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery childrens medical center dallas 214-456-0646 www.Childrens.Com. ...Read more