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Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Nothing wrong: Speaking as a potential "one of those guys" there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this senario. Next time, why don't you ask to join them? ...Read more

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My kids were playing with an unvaccinated dog in Mexico, even though they weren't bitten by the dog, should I worry about rabies?

My kids were playing with an unvaccinated dog in Mexico, even though they weren't bitten by the dog, should I worry about rabies?

No: Rabies is only transmitted through breaks in the skin surface and deposition of the virus deep into tissue. Just playing with a dog would not do this. Further, a rabid dog would not allow itself to be played with, so I doubt the dog was even infected. ...Read more

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Why did western healthcare workers in Africa catch ebola if they were covered up in protective suit? Seems same could happen in developed countries.

Why did western healthcare workers in Africa catch ebola if they were covered up in protective suit? Seems same could happen in developed countries.

No way to tell..: There is no way to tell what really happens in these cases. Protective medical equipment decreases the chances of contracting a disease but like anything else in life it is not 100% reliable especially if they are not used properly. In the case you are bringing up we cannot have all the details on how these people were using their protective equipment at the time. ...Read more

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As human beings can drs have unconscious racism?

As human beings can drs have unconscious racism?

Unconscious racism: It would be rare to encounter this amongst younger us trained doctors where we train with and treat patients from all walks of life. Doctors know first hand all humans are the same color underneath & most treat patients with the same principals regardless of one's race. When a patient senses unconscious racism from a doctor, it is likely the patient's perception and not reality. ...Read more

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Indoor cat is on topical parasiticide and antihelminthic selamectin but likes to play in garage, what risk to me if he eats dead mouse?

Indoor cat is on topical parasiticide and antihelminthic selamectin but likes to play in garage, what risk to me if he eats dead mouse?

None: The microbes that decompse the bodies "of mice and men" thrive at cooler temperatures than the warm body and pose minimal risk. Cat bites by themselves can be risky and your physician may treat them with an antibiotic / tetanus booster. ...Read more

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Why HIV not transmitted by mosquito bite and by kissing?

Why HIV not transmitted by mosquito bite and by kissing?

HIV is a virus.: Because that is not how nature intended it. This virus is very weak. It does not live in air. To catch it you must get it in your blood stream easily...Either through sexual contact or blood to blood directly. That is just the way it is. ...Read more

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Ate biscuits from a person feeding a street puppy from his hands. Before serving me he washed his hands with water. Chances of Rabies? (Immunized)

Ate biscuits from a person feeding a street puppy from his hands. Before serving me he washed his hands with water. Chances of Rabies? (Immunized)

Nil: The dog was acting appropriately and the concern for rabies in dogs in most areas is 0. It does not sound like there was skin break down. The puppy can be tested and observed but not necessary. ...Read more

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99%sure family has broad tapeworm infection. All 9 showing symptoms. 10+ diff. Drs in oklahoma don't believe us. Help! 3 are infants. All ate same fish?

99%sure family has broad tapeworm infection. All 9 showing symptoms. 10+ diff. Drs in oklahoma don't believe us. Help! 3 are infants. All ate same fish?

Tapeworm: I hear your concern. Unfortunately, doctors don't believe self diagnosis, because despite most fervent claims, objective data are often lacking to support them. If you are sure that you ; your family members are infested with tapeworm, then it would be so easy to prove by giving a stool sample for testing and if it is there, it will be readily revealed. But if none is found, then there's a proble. ...Read more

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Roomie lets girls in his bed at nite. Ok but awakened by high pitched squealing. Should I report him?

Roomie lets girls in his bed at nite. Ok but awakened by high pitched squealing. Should I report him?

Request quieter rm: A simple request for a quieter room citing you need for sleep should be sufficient. Should a comment about loud snoring not do the trick the real reason would be my next option. Your main goal should be a comfortable setting, not reporting behavior. ...Read more