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Is there much bias now against biracial kids?

Is there much bias now against biracial kids?

No cure...: There is no cure for ignorance. Racism is still everywhere.

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is there still a bias against only children? Why?

Is there still a bias against only children? Why?

Not really: I don't think there is a bias, its just different for everybody their wants and desires. Each family should make that decision for themselves, we all have different needs and different situations.

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How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

Bias towards women: These organizations have tried for years to enhance the health of women and eliminate medical and political obstacles their care and well being. Yes they are biased - they are biased towards women and against the ignorance and errors of the past.

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My shrink won't tell me what my diagnosis is because she thinks it would have a negative effect on me. Do you think this is a good bias?

My shrink won't tell me what my diagnosis is because she thinks it would have a negative effect on me. Do you think this is a good bias?

Disagreement vs bias: If you are really 18 or older, you should talk to your psychiatrist ("shrink") and ask what your rights are regarding your knowing about your mental health. You may also ask to talk to the office manager or your state medical board. If you are under 18, then you need to talk to your parent or legal guardian. If you life in a hospital or group home, talk to your case worker. I don't see a bias.

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Is there gender bias in health care?

Is there gender bias in health care?

Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn.

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Second opinion: Although im not entirely sure what you mean by biased, i would answer that they generally are not. However, mental health and diagnosis can be very complex and some clinics may be more biased toward one diagnosis vs another. It is always good to seek a second opinion if you arent sure or disagree with one clinics opinion. If several clinics say the same thing then you are on the right track.

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Growth spurts. Do they really happen or are they just parent's observational bias?

Growth spurts. Do they really happen or are they just parent's observational bias?

Yes: During the newborn period baby grows ~ 10in the first yr and ~4in the 2nd & 3in/yr until puberty. At that point they may jump up to ~5in/yr for a yr or so. Timing is different from kid to kid and in boys or girls. So in truth, growth both slows down & spurts as part of normal growth & development.

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Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Is there a pregnancy bias or penalty for women in the workplace?

Potential bias: I remember being very frustrated years ago when another female medical student slept 8 hours and I worked all night without a break during a surgery rotation because she was pregnant. I have had three children since becoming a physician. The female psychiatric residents I worked with found variable acceptance by both their male & female peers. Having a pregnant co-worker can bring up a number

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Where can I find scientific evidence that being transgender is not a mental disorder? I'm told APA is political and biased so that doesn't work.

Where can I find scientific evidence that being transgender is not a mental disorder? I'm told APA is political and biased so that doesn't work.

How about this?: If you want to learn about bread, you ask a baker. If you want to learn about feeding pigs, ask a pig farmer. I'm guessing that the multidisciplinary teams that do the conversion (or whatever they call it) would have up-to-date information. Consider contacting one or more of them to see if they have the information you seek.

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Are church elders good for advice on family relationships, or are they too biased?

Are church elders good for advice on family relationships, or are they too biased?

Yes and No: Church elders can provide advice on family relationship to the extent that they have the knowledge, training and experience to do so. However, like any profession, it is important that a person only "practice" within his or her area of expertise. Knowing one's limit and then providing a professional referral is important.

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No biased answers! is it extremely detrimental to your health to smoke one bowl of marijuana a day?

No biased answers! is it extremely detrimental to your health to smoke one bowl of marijuana a day?

Some issues: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving.

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Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.

Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.

Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception . If you are obese, losing weight can only help.

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Are damon braces better thn lingual? My dr says theyre more effective, they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damons

Are damon braces better thn lingual? My dr says theyre more effective, they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damons

It's a cult: Well refereed studies have shown overall time in treatment to be equivalent to other traditional braces, although chair time may be reduced. Lingual braces require more chair time and more overall treatment length. What is of greatest importance is training, skill, and experience of the practitioner, not the gadget. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for best result.

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Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? My dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion.

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Does consuming 650ml of beer ocssionly reduces Cardioevents and decrease triglyces and increase hdl & affect ldl Content in Internet biased though. ?

Does consuming 650ml of beer ocssionly reduces Cardioevents and decrease triglyces and increase hdl &  affect ldl Content in Internet biased though.
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Unlikely: Alcohol does not do anybody any good. Occasional beer may not do much harm, however, you are better off without it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Are MAOIs really more effective than other classes for treating atypical depression or clinical trials that show that are biased?

Are MAOIs really  more effective than other classes for treating atypical depression or clinical trials that show that are biased?

They may be: Most of my patients who were on MAOIs say nothing else have given them equal results & some Patients have stayed on them despite all the difficulties with diet drug interactions etc