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Nothing at this time around?

The question is?: You might be responding to another answer. But the sentence we are reading does not have a question,
try again. ...Read more

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What sickness is going around?

What sickness is going around?

Always something: There is almost always some contagious disease going around. Much depends on the season and the region of the country you live in. Some studies have shown that the average adult gets 12-18 viral infections per year, and the average child getting 18-24 per year. Most of these infections occur in or around the winter season. See your doctor if you don't improve or notice worsening. ...Read more

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Can I lose around 8kgs in 10days?

Can I lose around 8kgs in 10days?

Don: Try to do that, unless your a wrestler or boxer. You only will loose water weight. ...Read more

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Is hookah bad for kids around you?

Is hookah bad for kids around you?

Hookah: Yes, inhaled smoke from hookah may cause asthma like symptoms. ...Read more

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How come my Question aren't answered?

How come my Question aren't answered?

Unsure: It not a technical issue. Some questions might be vague or difficult to understand. Some questions may actually be statements - so we don't know what is being asked. Some people ask so many questions at once - that we could never respond in 400 characters or less. Some questions are requesting what would amount to diagnosis and treatment which we can't provide in the general health education ...Read more

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How can I try and turn my life around?

How can I try and turn my life around?

2B brave act brave: Nobody is going to reach out to you to make your life better. Nobody owes you happiness or fulfillment. You must take appropriate initiative. If you're old enough to be writing, you can walk away from a difficult past. Stop doing the things that waste your time, join an activity where you are likely to meet someone, learn a new marketable skill, be a diplomat & learn to enjoy your own company. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a rach that moves around ur body?

What is a rach that moves around ur body?

Hives: Hives are transient swelling for release of histamine that will appear in different spots on your body. Antihistamines will supported reaction untlil a detailed history and appropriate lab exams can determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I deal with negativity around me?

Very broad question: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How do I change my behavior around eating?

How do I change my behavior around eating?

Eating attitude: Cognitive behavior therapy & recreational activities help. Cognitive work entails that you accept the abnormal behavior as being result of your thinking patterns & not as result of outside influences. ...Read more

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How to reduce the fat around my back area?

How to reduce the fat around my back area?

Through overall fat: Loss. Spot fat loss does
not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be back fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country >>. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have baby around your big dogs?

Is it ok to have baby around your big dogs?

No, not really: Though the dogs may be gentle and even protective, they may not understand just how big they are compared to a baby. It wouldn't take much for a dog of any size to severely injury a baby. ...Read more

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What does a white ring around bug bite mean?

What does a white ring around bug bite mean?

Insect Bite: The white ring around a bug bite is the ring of valiant and dead white blood cells that have sacrificed themselves fighting the invasion of the toxic saliva from the mosquito or insect bite. ...Read more

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Why aren't proto-oncogenes always oncogenic?

Why aren't proto-oncogenes always oncogenic?

Environmental Causes: Proto-oncogenes are genetic coding that, given the proper environment and triggers, will begin coding to the abnormal proteins leading to cancer. Sometimes, even having proper oncogenes will not lead to a cancer. I cannot stress enough that cancer is a combination of nature (genes) and nurture (environment) with a slightly heavier weight on nurture. ...Read more

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I'm 48 around 150 pounds my BP is 95/100 normal?

I'm 48 around 150 pounds my BP is 95/100 normal?

Clarify: Do you mean the upper number on your BP measurement is 95 to 100? That is abnormal systolic bp. ...Read more

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Why am I relly shakey around people and nervous?

Why am I relly shakey around people and nervous?

Can't say for sure.: I'd want to know more about you & what you are experiencing to answer specifically. But I do know that the 3rd most common mental health condition in the US is Social Anxiety Disorder. Here is a powerful documentary about it: http://ow. Ly/F3fzQ It might resonate with you. But do consult w/ a mental health professional - a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist - who can conduct a careful diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the hottest apps around health/wellness?

What are the hottest apps around health/wellness?

Here is one: There is an excellent iphone / ipad / ipod app that gives research-based preventive health recommendations on cancer tests, vaccines and healthy lifestyle behaviors is called my health checklist 2012. Written by a doctor, it is easy to understand and use, and allows you to generate lists of recommendations by age and gender, high risk factors, and a complete a-z topic list. Check it out in itunes! ...Read more

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How do you become an all around healthier person?

How do you become an all around healthier person?

Take care of yoursel: Exericse, get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet, and don't smoke, don't drink alcohol excessively, and don't do drugs. ...Read more

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How come I see things that aren't there/am I crazy?

"Crazy"?: Some people use the word "crazy" to mean psychotic -- where seeing and hearing things that aren't there can certainly happen. There are many possible causes for such symptoms, and treatments differ accordingly. You can see a psychiatrist for an evaluation, and get closer to a diagnosis that leads to effective treatment. Then you'll know more about "why" this is happening. ...Read more

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What are some interesting diseases that aren't rare?

What are some interesting diseases that aren't rare?

Most are interesting: One of the fascinations of medicine is the continually interesting nature of disease although some are tragic and heart rending. For instance diabetes is very interesting, affects most of the body and has multiple effects. It certainly, unfortunately, is not rare. ...Read more

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How can we ensure our child's safety around our pets?

How can we ensure our child's safety around our pets?

Watch closely: Pets are generally going to like your children, but you should be watching closely to see how they interact. Make sure pets have a safe place to go to hide so they are not always under attack, watch for children doing cruel things. Never let a child go near a pet who is eating or chewing on a bone or toy. Introduce the pet early though, since a child who acts natural puts the pet at ease. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop being nervous around people?

EXPOSURE: Exsposure therapy, the more you do it the easier it gets, just practice, if it is still hard you might ask your primary care for Inderal (propranolol) 10 mg it is used for erformance anxiety and works very well. ...Read more

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If you smoke around a child will the child be a smoker?

If you smoke around a child will the child be a smoker?

Yes Possibly: Children copy what they see, even if they are told it is horrible, if mom or dad does it, then how could it be that bad? They either will grow up esp hating it because they watched their loved ones do it, or they will inevitably try it one day (more accessible) and may like it. As the adult you must set the bar or standard you would want them to meet. Be the example you wish them to copy. ...Read more

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If you are around weed a lot does it get in your system?

If you are around weed a lot does it get in your system?

If by "weed": You are asking if being surrounded by marijuana smoke it gets into your system, I would have to assume at some point that you inhaled some of the smoke swirling around. The question then becomes, how much? It's impossible to say. ...Read more

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I have unexpected pain all around my body, what is this?

I have unexpected pain all around my body, what is this?

Unsure, but have you: Discussed fibromyalgia with anyone? Fibromyalgia should be more of a diagnosis of exclusion, but something to consider. If it is short lived, it could be viral. You could also have systemic issues such as lyme disease or rheumatologic issues. You should have a thorough history and physical done to clarify where the pain is coming from. ...Read more

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Is not eating for around 14 hours really terrible for me?

Is not eating for around 14 hours really terrible for me?

Not eating: 14 hours of not eating is not bad for yoiu unless youi have a medical problem that it would complicate, for instance diabetes. Many have nearly a 14 hour fast from dinner to breakfast, especialy an early dinner. Musliims fast during the day during ramadon. ...Read more

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Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

AARP: Aarp has strong connections to insurance programs selling policies and other things which no doubt make them significant income. They are an occasionally effective lobby for some issues. The cost to 'belong' is cheap and this reflects their ability to get you on their list to sell products. Some are probably fairly priced given current market conditions but some are certainly 'rip-offs'. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black dots floating around, is something wrong?

I'm seeing black dots floating around, is something wrong?

See an eye doctor: This starts to occur at a certain age in many people where they see "floaters". Depending on degree your eye doc will have possible solutions for you. ...Read more

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