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Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

Some can: It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially. You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Will silicone sheets work for keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Generally No: The data for silicone in scarring is very poor. It is mostly a waste of money. Fro some scars there are laser modalities that work well. ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Fda issued warnings about transvaginal mesh for pop. Does this warning also apply to transvaginal mesh slings?

Fda issued warnings about transvaginal mesh for pop.  Does this warning also apply to transvaginal mesh slings?

No: The "slings" used for treatment of urinary incontinence have not been implicated in the recent fda warning issued in 2011. Although they are also made of polypropylene mesh, the amount of material and the anatomic location of the sling are totally different from the mesh kits that were referred to in the fda warning bulletin. In addition, there is plenty of data published documenting the safety. ...Read more

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Do silicone sheets reduce collagen or a depressed scar?

Do silicone sheets reduce collagen or a depressed scar?

Silicone Sheeting: Silicone sheeting is important to minimize visible scarring. It may improve depressed scar slightly, but is more helpful for raised and thickened scars. It certainly couldn't hurt to try on a depressed scar. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2.  No o2 mask provided for caretaker.  What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Yes. : Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Are there any advancements in otoplasty? Has anyone tried the earfold implants?  And the cartilze laser - which doesn't sound like it works?

Are there any advancements in otoplasty? Has anyone tried the earfold implants?  And the cartilze laser - which doesn't sound like it works?

Otoplasty techniques: As with most things -only an occasional new device or procedure is truly an advancement - most times the best results are obtained by techniques that have been tried & tested over many years and the results have stood the test of time. Prominent ears are more common in the uk/europe, suture molding & cartilage scoring are the main treatments and infancy ear molding was popularized by the japanese. ...Read more

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Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?

Biocorneum gel ,  Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?

Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5cm retract @15wks post-op revision rotator cuff repair. Can use bioinductive implant in re-repair?

Rotator cuff tear: Yes if you are going to have another surgery, an augmentation patch should be available and also check in the operative report or with the surgeon if a single row or double row repair was done the first time ...Read more

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In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

Good bra: I do not have personal experience. Many bras have extra padding in the nipple area to prevent the nipples from showing through clothing. I recommend you go to a specialty bra store and get fitted for the proper fitting bra. You should be fitted for a bra every 1-2 years. A good fitting bra with help from a certified fitter, will solve your problems. ...Read more

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Should we trust the fda after they approved silicone breast implants?

Should we trust the fda after they approved silicone breast implants?

Best we have: I understand your concerns. However, while the fda may be questioned, it is genrally the best agency available in most developed nations to control and regulate the distribution of drugs and food. While i may have many criticisms of the fda, it does provide some degree of protection with a relative degree of limited bias. One of the primary problems is the prohibitive cost of evaluation. ...Read more

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Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

Aspergers signs? Son 7 was tested for dyslexia at scottish rite and research has lead me to aspergers. Repetative behaviors, rigid thinking, few frien

To find out if it is: You & his teacher can fill out the australian scale for aspergers in children for your pediatrician ( see tony attwood & o.A.S.I.S.Org, ) but it's not specific for asperger's. He needs evaluations by a neuropsychologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, et al in a specialty clinic to diagnose an autistic disorder. They'll need all reports from doctors, schools, slt & extensive history. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more