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Self control: For many of us, this is easier said than done. All of us bring the lessons we learned at home into our adult relationships. It is difficult for a couple to change their style of managing conflict, but it's certainly possible (although as Dr. Friedlander states, it may require professional assistance). Work on mastering your own anger, avoid blaming, and work on being more flexible. More below ...Read more
Husband of 13 yrs doesn't know if he can forgive me for accusing him of cheating in 09, haven't accused since then. Is it worth arguing and staying?
Copies of genes: Every gene in your genome has two copies (or should), and the individual copies are called "alleles". The differences between alleles can reflect the different inheritance from your two parents and explains why people aren't identical copies of their parents. So these differences provide genetic diversity. ...Read more
Recessive: If they are on the X chromosome then you may need 2. Men have only 1 (usually). men are XY women XX. Good wikipedia review available. Go to it. ...Read more
Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?
Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read more
This person is a compulsive arguer. We would like to help this person, but we don't know where to begin?
What is the best way to resolve conflict (constant arguing) when living with elderly who have health problems?
Stressful situation.: Caring for an unhealthy elderly person is very stressful, and can easily make you more prone to outbursts of anger and intolerance. There are support groups for caregivers, and nursing homes often offer respite care where they watch your elderly relative for a week or so to give you a breather. That may break the anger cycle you're in. ...Read more
I don't smoke but i'm curious about weed smoking because people argue about it when i tell them any kind of smoke is bad! is weed bad?
Bad and maybe good: Unfortunately most info on 'weed' is generated by government funded research. If the researchers find positive aspects they say they won't report them due to the threat of not being funded the next time. Until weed is legal we won't know the real story. Many cultures claim it as a sacred healing herb. The us pharmacopeia, pre-1950's, included it as a treatment for a variety of illnesses. ...Read more
Small black dots have started to appear on my skin.. I work in a greenhouse and I am in the sun all day. Could this be an allegic reaction?
Different opinions about what medication has to be on it seems like they argue more question is do you know if any of the chemo would you recommend o?
Usually cxombo: Chemotherapy is still the mainstay for most malignancies. Depending on whether they are in the GI tract, lung or sarcomatous in origin. several appear effective. While cure doesn't occur for the solid tumors in comparison to the lymphomas, leukemias some benefit can result in terms of prologation in survival. Combo's containing taxol (paclitaxel) and its derivatives as well as the platinums seem to help. ...Read more
Save your money: There are thousands of these scams claiming to be marvelous cures for everything. If you have a skin problem, a skin DR will help you. ...Read more
Blue-green algae: can be found in most health food stores. GNC or the Vitamin Shoppe are the names of some of the larger chains. If you are able to see a nutritionist or naturally-oriented doctor first that would be best. ...Read more
It Shouldn't Exist: The beauty of an inr is that it is independent of the specific lab and reagent used for the test. A quick test (tf plasma activation) varies within the same patient from lab to lab, so each lab obtains their own "control correction factor" to generate inrs. There is no single conversion value for this reason. You need the control values from your specific lab. ...Read more
Yes: It's very unusual for someone to inherit two mutations - one for each of their huntington disease genes, but it's possible. A person with homozygosity will develop the signs and symptoms of hd at about the same age, on average, as someone with just one mutation. However, the disease progresses more rapidly. Here is a link to some research: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12615650. ...Read more
Media Bias: There are media & politicians who are quick to criticize anyone that doesn't follow their views. The company closes its stores on sunday & follows christian beliefs is branded as out of touch or intolerant by politicians who want to gain notoriety of favor with their political base. Interesting that these politicians complain about intolerance while refusing to tolerate the values of others. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person to die due to alleged suicide using a small rope made of plastic tying straw?
Many: There are many ways, some of which are unusual for people to die. If someone is feeling suicidal, there is always help out there and available. All you have to do is ask for it. See a psychiatrist or your physician who can guide you and point you in the right direction to get help. ...Read more
My 10yr old daughter is rude, disrespectful and argues a lot. Grounding her hasn't helped.. What can I do?
See below: Make certain that she knows what you expect from her for her behavior. Also, all care takers need to be consistent with expected behavior and consequences that will occur. She can have a reward system set up. Also, taking away privileges might help. If nothing is working, i would consider family therapy. And, always remember to reinforce good behavior. ...Read more
How common is it to have one allele in the normal range and one allele in the mutable range, for huntingtons?
Not rare for some: In families with huntington's, only one allele need be abnormal for the disease to manifest, that is what it means that it is an "autosomal dominant" disease. If you have been tested, you should have access to a genetic counselor, and that is with whom you should discuss your results. This is an important issue for you, and you should get the best possible full explanations, not this website's. ...Read more
I feel lost for words when I argue or insulting someone, intimidation is a worry for me and I fear. How to get through this?
Remain calm: When driven by anger or hostility, we get a response from adrenaline release and can get flustered or react without thinking. A better approach is to remain calm in the face of feeling threatened and walk away from the confrontation. Sometimes acting rashly or impulsive can cause more harm and lead to escalating violence. ...Read more