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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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What is cross training benefit?

What is cross training benefit?

Injury prevention: is by far the most widely recognized benefit of cross-training. Also to improve fitness, promote recovery, enhance motivation, rejuvenate the mind and body, just to name a few. Good luck. ...Read more

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Board cert. Surgeons train 5-7yrs gen. Surgery then 2-3 yrs speciality training...I don't get it, do doctors choose length of programs or is it random?

Board cert. Surgeons train 5-7yrs gen. Surgery then 2-3 yrs speciality training...I don't get it, do doctors choose length of programs or is it random?

Not random: The length of the program is determined by the specialty certification boards who have determined that this is the length of time necessary to insure that doctors have adequate training. During this time the doctors work long hard hours under the close supervision of their teachers while also participating in the training of medical students & less senior doctors. It takes a lot of dedication! ...Read more

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What's the difference between fellowship , board , master & phd in medicine and dentistry ?

What's the difference between fellowship , board , master & phd in medicine and dentistry ?

Suffixes to names: Masters degrees and phd degrees are non-medical degrees. They are "graduate" degrees (in anything of interest to the graduate student), meaning they are done after getting a bachelor's degree in college. A board is an organization (has rules for membership) that in medicine is usually for each specialty. A fellow would be a doctor who has been recognized as achieving the criteria set by a board. ...Read more

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Angioplasty coronary arteries (2 stents) in April 2015, is it safe to use cross trainer for 30 min for cardio & light strength training 4/5 times/week

Angioplasty coronary arteries (2 stents) in April 2015, is it safe to use cross trainer for 30 min for cardio & light strength training 4/5 times/week

Ask Cardiologist.: The person that is the best qualified to determine the "safeness" of your exercise routine would be your cardiologist. It makes perfect sense that he/she should be involved in this decision. ...Read more

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Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

HMO doc: You need to look on your list to see who accepts your plan and do your own research. Generally in order to be a bc/bs hmo provider you have to be board certified. ...Read more

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Can one become board-certified in internal medicine before graduating from medical school?

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Can one become board-certified in internal medicine before graduating from medical school?

No: In order to become certified and sit for the exam, a physician needs to have completed medical school and a 3 year internal medicine or 4 year internal medicine/pediatrics residency to register and take the examination. ...Read more

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Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Probably: Vitamins are important for you to get through your diet. If you feel you do not get the necessary daily requirements through a balanced high content of plant based diet, its best to take a multivitamin each day regardless of tough mudder race or not. In general, use a high quality multi vitamin tablet such as new chapter brand as insurance to ensure you get your daily vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Sure: Unless it irritates you ankle's skin or tendons by chaffing. Some times it could put undo torque/strain on your knee(s).It could theoretically cause a stress fracture but then again so could gaining weight. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Is training in military system good?

Is training in military system good?

Physical or MOS?: Most MOS are highly marketable in the civilian/federal world, for example, aviation (air traffic control, piloting), engineering, medicine, mechanics, IT & even intelligence). Physical training is rigorous & expectations are high. The folks willing to ruck march in full gear for miles a day in weather extremes show not only exceptional physical health but admirable character, fortitude & teamwork. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Do not be : Everyone should have basic training in life support. This is fairly simple and easy to obtain from local red cross and/or local hospital. More specific training and detailed management may be necessary for special needs children. However, the pediatrician can write this out in detail so that it is easy to follow for any sitter. ...Read more

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I read that occup. Therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy w/ additional training. Is this a new trend for the field?

I read that occup. Therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy w/ additional training. Is this a new trend for the field?

The lines between: clinical psychotherapy & other forms of therapy are somewhat blurred these days. It is unfortunate, since many people think they R in therapy when they R being seen by coaches or counselors with very limited training. If U need psychotherapy, I would recommend starting w' trained psychologists, psychiatrists or social workers. If therapy with an occupational therapist is needed, they will refer U ...Read more

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Will running cross country help my raynaud's syndrome?

Will running cross country help my raynaud's syndrome?

Probably not: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cross country running can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, and can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with the newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and socks), and he only runs on warmer days, he might be ok. If he is running in the winter, anything can happen. Vasospasm can occur during or after running. ...Read more

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Is there any special classes in high school to be a interventional cardiology when I'm in freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. should I take any class?

Is there any special classes in high school to be a interventional cardiology when I'm in freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. should I take any class?

No: If you want to become an interventional cardiologist you should first get into medical school. Once in medical school you need to choose internal medicine for your residency. After residency- you apply for cardiology fellowship. After this fellowship, you apply once again for interventional cardiology. It's a long road with plenty of time to think about it as well. Good luck ...Read more

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