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Doctor insights on: A Traditional Marriage With A Blended Family Within

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Can a child therapist work only with little kids or with the whole family?

Can a child therapist work only with little kids or with the whole family?

Most Kid +: Most of the therapists i work with include family/parent interviews as a way to understand family dynamics. These interviews may be conducted with or separate from the kid. As treatment evolves, the focus is on the kid but may be modified to include others as treatment progresses. No "one size fits all" approach will work with the diverse issues involved. ...Read more

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Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?

Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?

Perhaps: Virtual colonoscopy can certainly find colon polyps. The problem is that if one is found you would have to have another colon prep and colonoscopy so that the polyp could be biopsied. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors for colon cancer colonoscopy may be the better test. ...Read more

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On a psychological point of view which is more important fr a successful marriage love or an affluent guy with all money..

On a psychological point of view which is more important fr a successful marriage love or an affluent guy with all money..

What's your guess?: Marrying for money will not provide love or emotional connection for either partner -- and at best is more like a business deal. If both people are aware of the relationship's basis then they can agree or not. At worst it exploits someone who may think he's loved personally, when his money is the desired object. Usually this kind of deal backfires, and the woman is misused also. ...Read more

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I'm a natural loner who enjoys being along. Is this weird or an acceptable lifestyle choice?

There are some: People who are relatively asocial. That isn't good nor is it bad. It just is. Knowing yourself is important. It is not weird and there isn't anything wrong with it. ...Read more

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How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

How come a marriage and family therapist (mft) not considered a psychologist?

Different degrees: It is just a different degree and certification. Any mental health professional (social worker, counselor or psychologist) can become a marriage and family therapist. Most marriage and family therapists have had extensive training just working with families and couples as oppose to individuals. ...Read more

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And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

And what changes for another for a couple who have already had a child with a cleft lip?

That depends: I guess you mean what are the chances of another child with a cleft lip. That depends on whether one or both parents have a cleft lip. Roughly it can be as low as 4% to as high as 20%. Surgery to correct a cleft lip can be quite successful, but stressful on the family. Please consult with a geneticist to find out the reality of your exact situation. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Which will be consider as best device of family planning method for a newly married couple who doesnot want baby for at least 3 years?

Which will be consider as best device of family planning method for a newly married couple who doesnot want baby for at least 3 years?

Depends: Depends on personal preference. There are a number of good options for family planning. Some people like the pill, others prefer non-hormonal options like the copper IUD. See your primary provider to discuss all the options and decide what works best for you. Planned Parenthood is a great resource for learning about all options. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?

Yes: More western medical doctors are receiving training in integrative and holistic medicine and may be knowledgeable about and therefore more comfortable with collaborating with healers of other traditions. The university of arizona integrative fellowship is one such training program for mds another resource is the american board of integrative and holistic medicine. ...Read more

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Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Divorce support: Search online or look in your local paper for a divorce support group. Also check with your local Y. Support groups are a great way to cope with the divorce process. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

I'm in small town with a torn muscle. Between family medicine and general surgery. Which should I choose?

Family doc : It's probably best to see your family doctor. They can take a look and make some recommendations. In the mean time you can use Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A muscle strain wouldn't be treated surgically. ...Read more

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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?

A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child.  Is there any hope?

Infertility MD: Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques. Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility. ...Read more

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Who decides the sex of a babay.Man or a woman?

Who decides the sex of a babay.Man or a woman?

MAN: Females have the xx chromosome and males have the xy chromosome. Sperm are blessed with either the x chromosome or the y chromosome. Females can only produce x eggs. Therefore, the father determines whether the product is xy (male) or xx (female). ...Read more

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Can a 25 year old today have a good chance of living to 100 with artificial parts?

Can a 25 year old today have a good chance of living to 100 with artificial parts?

Perhaps: It depends upon your definition of good chance. The entire population is living longer due to public health measures, improved medication and surgery as well as artificial parts and transplanted parts. So there is a slow trend towards longer life and more have passed 100. So at 25 you have a chance. ...Read more

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A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

A friend of mind works as a nurse in a hospital, he contracted hepatitis somehow threw a patent, is this a common occurrence?

Hepatitis: No it's not common. There are several causes of hepatitis, and infectious hepatitis in the hospital environment can be due to many different strains, including a, b, c, ebv, cmv, and others. There are vaccines against a and b but not against c. Hep a is acquired through infected food so it is unlikely in the hospital, hep b and c through blood and sexual contact and needle sticks. ...Read more

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Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Both are good: If you're interested in social behavior and social sciences, psychology may be for you. If you're attracted to the basic sciences, (biology, chemistry, etc.) and don't mind a long educational journey, medicine and psychiatry might be the ticket. Fwiw, most psychiatrists made the decision first to be a physician and secondarily to be a psychiatrist. Most psychologists knew in undergrad studies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a career as a health psychologist with an undergraduate degree in psychology?

It Depends: I don't know what you mean about being a "health psychologist." I do know that different states have varied requirements as to who can call themselves a psychologist or even a therapist. Mostly, one needs a masters degree for such a career. You may be able to obtain a job in a related field, for example, you could work as an assistant in a psychiatric hospital to first see if you like it. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor patient confidentially code between a doc and a minor (17years of age)? In reference to having smoked pot before.

Is there a doctor patient confidentially code between a doc and a minor (17years of age)? In reference to having smoked pot before.

Yes: Doctors are under an ethical obligation to maintain confidentiality of all patients regardless of age unless they are a threat to their own life or to the lives of others. Maintaining this confidentiality is what gives patients the confidence to tell us about their behaviors. Only by having all the information can we deliver the best care possible. ...Read more

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