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Should colleges cut tuition costs for med students so their practices won't charge a lot of money to pay back student loans?
Thinking of ways: To cut health care costs is always good. Something, our elected officials should do a better job at. There are problems with your concept mentioned. What if those students don't graduate? What if they decide they don;t like being doctors and stop? Most fees are set by insurance companies and many are low to begin with. If you lower them more, the doctors won't be able to pay for malpractice etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Norepinephrine is : The brain chemical whose circulating levels are, essentially, kept where they need to be by non-stimulants in the parts of the brain that inhibit behavior. They work ~65% of the time after building up a blood level & must be given daily. Stimulants keep Dopamine circulating, work 80-90% of the time & wear off daily. Read " straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids" by dr. Tim wilens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.
Hypomania and spendi: Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potential for harm to both the individual and others. (Fletcher et al 2013. Some of these behaviors include in for increased spending of money increase sexual activity increased speeding with associated traffic fines. You may not have a full-blown disease but needs evaluation ...Read more
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
Could someone with inattentive add survive medical school? I am smart, not hyperactive, a licensed pilot, very creative and quick thinking, but only decent at focusing and completing tasks on time.
No: I think hospital lab charge more than the commercial labs. ...Read more
Hello Docs,Long healthy happy life or short hurried, chasing money n luxury life? which is better as per ur opinion? content Vs ambitious life ?
Option One!: I would choose a Long Healthy Happy Life any day, and that's what I have chosen for my current life, and I am very content! ...Read more
Recertifying as personal trainer- how can trainers work with physicians to get training costs offset by client's insurance?
Good luck...: It is all about politics. Our physician fees are being cut quite a lot. You have the PT association that is making it more difficult for you. My advise, may have to get your PT degree. Check your state society and see what they suggest. ...Read more
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes. ...Read more
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?
Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.
Required: Pre-medical requirements from undergraduate school are an index of your discipline, intelligence and compulsiveness. Physics is one of those which requires you to apply these skills and your success is considered to correlate with success in medical school. It is a requirement, so do as well as you can and help is usually available. And physics can be interesting also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spending a fortune on incontinence pads, pants prob to pay fat celebs with lots of kids for ads. Any substitutes?
Get stressed watching cnbc and money channels, but want to preserve my retirement fund and manage money. Is ignorance bliss?
Definitely NO!!!: Sounds like you have quite a prejudice against organic foods. Numerous research studies show organic foods contain significantly higher amounts of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants- up to 10 times more antioxidants! they also, of course, have much lower levels of pesticide residues and pesticides have been associated with increased risk of many serious illnesses like cancer...(cont. In comments). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are a lot of social work duties being handed over to nurses in hospitals. I've heard social work jobs are becoming harder to find in hospitals.
Social work: This is quite true and is due to decreased reimbursement to the hospital and they are simply cutting costs. There is a tendency to force social workers to join institutions or governmental organizations - this is part of a bigger plan by the current head-man to fundamentally change america by creating a socialist society. With control of social workers they can control to a certain extent society. ...Read more