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I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

Psychology Today: You might want to check www.Psychologytoday.Com and use the "find a therapist" search function in the menu bar. You can enter your community there, and up will come a list of practitioners who might be able to help you. Here's a useful article also: http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/adventures-in-old-age/200904/caregiver-stress-would-you-some-angst-sandwich-generation. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Signs of asthma in imfant?

Signs of asthma in imfant?

Recurrent cough: Infants typically develop bronchiolitis which can be associated with asthma later in childhood. Recurrent cough or wheeze can be signs of asthma, especially with a family history or exposure to common triggers such as cold, tobacco, smoke, animal dander and other allergens. With infants some of the first signs involve feeding difficulties due to inability to coordinate breathing with sucking. ...Read more

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What about studying medicine in the usa what are the major requirements to accept students especially for the students from united arab emirates ?

Basic sciences: I don't know the citizenship requirements, but you need a year of biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry and a year of english to gain entrance to most medical schools. Those courses are usually taken at the university level. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

Vaccine available: A vaccine is available and you should consult your doctor to determine need for it and your suitability as a recipient. Please note that you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get anthrax from a terrorist attack. ...Read more

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People who live within 5km of chemical plant have higher incidence of lung disease than those who live outside. True?

People who live within 5km of chemical plant have higher incidence of lung disease than those who live outside. True?

Pollution : Not sure if it is true. However diesel smoke and increased particulate matter in breathing air - both associated with automobiles are known to cause lung disease. There is strong body of evidence that those living close to busy highways ; inner cities have higher burden of lung disease. These are due to air pollution due to automobile exhausts. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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The public has access to a preeminent listing of lawyers in a 2 set volume (martindale) recognized by the profession. Dental equivalent in florida?

The public has access to a preeminent listing of lawyers in a 2 set volume (martindale) recognized by the profession. Dental equivalent in florida?

Doesn't exist: The florida dental association or local dental society can provide a list of dentists for you. For dentists who have gone above and beyond in their learning, check the academy of general dentistry. However, just because your dentist is not listed, does not mean he or she is not amazing...Not everyone chooses the same path to clinical excellence. Ask friends and neighbors who is good as well. ...Read more

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What's the job description of a medical esthetican? (salary, environment, years in college..)

What's the job description of a medical esthetican? (salary, environment, years in college..)

Esthetician: Medical esthetician salary vs non-medical salary medical estheticians are licensed skin care specialists that treat the skin to approve the appearance and health of the skin. According to U.S. Bureau of labor statistics, the average medical esthetician’s annual salary is $32, 040. The highest paid medical esthetician makes an average annual salary of $52, 340. ...Read more

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Check resources: This group of rare childhood interstitial lung diseases encompasses many different conditions. Go to http://www.Nih.Gov/health/clinicaltrials/findingatrial.Htm or http://www.Child-foundation.Com/ for more info or to contact a researcher in this field. ...Read more

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What are cardiac electrical centers and(EP)doctors in Middle East for treating Afib (I live in Iraq) exception UAE(can't have visa) ?

What are cardiac electrical centers and(EP)doctors in Middle East for treating Afib (I live in Iraq) exception UAE(can't have visa)

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Careful! Regarding: the bigger issue A. Fib. is quite rare at age & ablation procedure outcomes at 1 year for those with A. Fib. remain quite poor despite advancements. In clinical trials, outcomes for older people with A. Fib. are better for rate control + anticlotting medications than rate control approaches. Cannot answer question but it is best to focus on bigger issues, CVDs drivers & MRI atria for % fibrosis. ...Read more

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Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Does psychological therapy work, in light of the country singer's recent death?

Yes - it can: Situations can become more complex if there is a mix of chemical abuse and psychiatric illness. The degree to which one commits to wellness and compliance with treatment are also major factors. ...Read more

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Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Are there any free psychiatric services in the east end of montreal in english?

Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more

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Is there a land-grab ("partnering") of the community hospitals by academic medical centers in your neck of the woods? It's bad here in sf bay area.

Is there a land-grab ("partnering") of the community hospitals by academic medical centers in your neck of the woods?  It's bad here in sf bay area.

Not here: My smaller community is distant from any academic medical center and the process is not as active. I did see the process destroy the private medical community in galveston after i left. A lot of "partnering" is pushed locally by the two local hospitals within their selected referral destinations. Nurseries and wards have hot lines to the referral hospitals. ...Read more

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Why are college freshmen living in dormitories at increased risk for meningococcal disease?

Why are college freshmen living in dormitories at increased risk for meningococcal disease?

Close living quarter: It is strongly recommended that all college students living in dorms or frat houses (not just freshman) to get the Meningococcal vaccine due to it being highly contagious, relatively high mortality (death) rate, high morbidity (complication, amputation, etc.) rate, and ease of prevention (by getting vaccinated.) initial symptoms often mimic a common cold or flu so diagnosis can be delayed. ...Read more