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Is is wise to date or marry a widower?

Frequently: Generally a widower has proven to be a good partner - he was in a marriage that lasted 'until death do us part'. After a period of grieving such a person can be a good companion, a source of stability and frequently a good provider. Do not act in hast but spend the time to evaluate your mutual needs and common interests. ...Read more

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How could drug users be expected to make wise decisions?

How could drug users be expected to make wise decisions?

I do not expect it: Unfortunately drug users are good at covering up their habits. They are often charming and great manipulators. I would not have confidence in a drug user to make wise decisions. Be wary. ...Read more

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What is garlic good for health wise?

What is garlic good for health wise?

Many things: Garlic is one of the healthiest foods. It is esp. Good for the heart, lowering cholesterol & blood pressure, thinning blood & protecting against vascular disease as an antioxidant & anti-inflammatory. It protects us from cancer & is a natural antibacterial & antiviral compound. It is also said to protect people from attacks by vampires.
See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read more

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Is it wise to take a 2 month old abroad?

Is it wise to take a 2 month old abroad?

No-not good idea: With all the people around-you don't know what viral diseases they have-the infant/you could get sick. Infants have impaired immunity. If you don't have to take baby-don't until the infant is older-say 6mos-yr. ...Read more

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Low iron what can that mean health wise?

Low iron what can that mean health wise?

This is serious: "low iron" may be a pop term for anemia, which is always serious and requires finding the cause. Low serum iron generally indicates iron deficiency or perhaps chronic inflammation. Either one requires a search for the reason -- it may be nothing deeper than a non-supplementing vegetarian or heavy bleeding each month, but a cause needs to be identified and the deficiency rx'd for health. ...Read more

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How does cocaine affect you, health wise?

How does cocaine affect you, health wise?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyper arousal & agitation & changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common. ...Read more

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How to tell that your a late bloomer height wise?

How to tell that your a late bloomer height wise?

Age of growth spurt: Most boys start puberty between ages 10 and 14. If you are 15 and have not started to have genital development and a growth spurt, you are probably a late bloomer. Most such boys reach a normal adult height but it takes them 2-3 years longer than the average boy to get there. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I do to lose weight, like diet wise?

What do you recommend I do to lose weight, like diet wise?

Lose weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Have to take deep bradhing at night other wise I can't sleep?

Have to take deep bradhing at night other wise I can't sleep?

Sleep apnea...: Teaking deep breaths to sleep suggests obstructive sleep apnea (osa). You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms and to obtain a sleep study test for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which is better health-wise: eating at a restaurant or at home?

Which is better health-wise: eating at a restaurant or at home?

Home: I will generalize for a moment, but eating at home is far healthier than out. The food industry creates processed foods with textures, flavors, smells and colors to stimulate pleasurable senses. However, the result of this is generally poor nutrition with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. ...Read more

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Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Exercise is good: Exercise as a routine is excellent. You are concerned that your gallbladder is not working. Unless you are having pain from your gallbladder that prevents you from exercising it should be fine. Most likely your gallbladder may have decreased function. Eating a healthy diet and exercising may help. ...Read more

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Is it wise to wait a year before trying again if you have a stillbirth?

Is it wise to wait a year before trying again if you have a stillbirth?

Maybe: If your stillbirth occurred in the second half of pregnancy (greater than 20 weeks), your body needs time to recover from the physical and nutritional demands of pregnancy.
Pregnancies in less than 6 months can be associated with a slightly higher risk for preterm delivery and growth restriction.
Nutritionally, you should at least stay on prenatal vitamins or take supplemental folic acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I smoke 6 packs a day and I am in good health other wise?

What to do if I smoke 6 packs a day and I am in good health other wise?

Smoking: 1) make a contract with yourself that you will quit 2) have a further plan of support and alternatives 3) if your good health now you probably won't be for long. 4) a general comment would be that nicotine patches or an electronic cigarette might be a good start for you. It would be very difficult to stop cold turkey. If you can talk to your physician or therapist good luck. (chest x-ray?). ...Read more

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Percentage wise, best guess, what would be the negative predictive value of an angiogram?

Percentage wise, best guess, what would be the negative predictive value of an angiogram?

Angiogram?: Angiography can be invasive, or by ct or mr. It can be done for any organ/blood vessel. Invasive angiography has the highest npv for excluding significant (>50%) coronary artery stenosis and is the gold standard. Coronary cta has a npv of >95%. ...Read more

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I am 5'4" and 193 pounds. I lift weights a lot and try to eat wise. Even with the cardio I do why can't I lose weight?

I am 5'4" and 193 pounds. I lift weights a lot and try to eat wise. Even with the cardio I do why can't I lose weight?

Time for hard work: You're doing the right things and beyond continuing to count calories and work as hard as you can with cardio, it's time for you really to educate yourself about eating, fitness, and weight management. A good book, some time with a registered dietician, and if you're not successful in a year, a talk with a surgeon about bariatric surgery are all in order for your long-term health. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 years old, 4'8. she weighs 123 lbs. We are trying to figure out what her weight should be, healthy wise?

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My daughter is 11 years old, 4'8. she weighs 123 lbs. We are trying to figure out what her weight should be, healthy wise?

Bit over-weight: Check the links below for plotting your daughter's weight and height for age, her BMI and prediction of her final height, she will be fine,
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Best guess percentage wise: are nst's better at confirming angina or ruling it out. I think the test is more accurate one way or the other?

Best guess percentage wise: are nst's better at confirming angina or ruling it out. I think the test is more accurate one way or the other?

Ruling it out: Like any test, it may have some false results. In low-risk patients the % of false (+) are higher, whereas in high-risk patients the % of false (-) increases. It is most beneficial in intermediate-risk patients--where they are helpful to rule out ischemia caused by coronary artery disease.
In my practice, oftentimes a detailed history and physical is sufficient to identify patients at highest risk. ...Read more

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