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Can An Employer Fire You For Having Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Ask a lawyer: We have laws in the United States against firing people for having handicaps -- indeed, under the americans with disabilities act, the employer must accommodate. But in the alice-in-wonderland world of law, i've heard that a disease that does not produce disability or interfere with work can be an excuse to fire someone. Folks comment on the irony. Get an attorney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently not addicted to drugs but I have great potential to be. I come from an extended fam of addicts. Should i see an addiction specialist?
No: But you need to be sure you can handle the demands of any new job. ...Read more
Hello doc, can Having an STD increases your risk of getting HIV even when you use a condom during sex?.please explain, i need to know. thanks
Yes: Having an STD does increase one's chance of contracting HIV in two main ways: By developing a lesion in genital region which would provided the entry point for teh virus to penetrate body and causing an immune response (due to STD) would make the new immune cells vulnerable to attack by HIV which mainly infects these. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am doing a paper and if you have an asthma attack without any help or doctors is it possible to die ?
Do I have to pay 44.00 for every question??? Even an out the same problem I originally contacted you about?
Check with support: in my understanding these questions are free the subscription is for one on one consult with a physician of your choice from your state. I am not the best person to answer these kind of questions please check with our support staff. Thank you ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For what reason would a general doctor turn down an application to be a new patient? I just got health insurance, and now can't get in to see anyone.
I have an appointment with a mental counselor but will likely need to talk to someone before then. Are there any HealthTap services for mental health?
Try CONCIERGE: Try HealthTap CONCIERGE. Concierge doctors can see and treat their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images while in the middle of a Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC, free questions are providing information only, and do not provide medical care.) ...Read more
What are some tips to help someone having an asthma attack while waiting for an ambulance or after giving them their meds?
Whats the point of getting tested for aids, and if it comes back positive you can be criminalized for something you ain't even ask for! An treated bad?
Arrhythmia: Pacemakers work by electrical impulses and are affected by strong electromagnetic fields. Mris work by strong electromagnetic fields, so having an MRI with an implanted pacer can be life-threatening. There is also a risk of heating of the wires when subjected to the MRI field. ...Read more
I suffer from pubic lice if the clinic cannot diagnose them Will a blood test be an alternative.also I suffer from depression by not able to have sex.
Can you get radiation from someone receiving radiation for cancer? Would it get on you or your clothes? Why?
Disabled Documents: I'm not sure you need to show potential employers anything, since this would imply discrimination on the basis of your disability and that is against federal law. If you're trying to explain your limitations because of your disability, that would seem proactive on your part and i'm sure a prospective employer would appreciate your disclosure. First be sure the job is something you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain,stiff an balance trouble. an stomach sick an headaches an depression . can this be cancer an if cancer can person have good days ?
The new guidelines for pap sears will make it harder to get the proper screening and health insurance payment. This could be so disastrous. I had many problems from age 15 to 25 and was pre-cancerous, needing to be 'frozen' from 21-25. This could have had
The : The best thing to do given your health history is to be sure you are established with a board-certified gynecologist who understands the guidelines and the health insurance criteria to be sure you get covered. It will be important for the health insurer to see your past history on the doctors notes so that they can understand the importance of close follow-up for you. ...Read more
Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.
Varies: Many states like mine,Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs.These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?
BrCA 1 and 2: We can test forcertaintypes of hereditary breast cancer caused by the brca genes 1 and 2. There is also a test for lynch syndrome that causes increased risk of polyposis colorectal cancer, breast, and uterine cancer. Tests are available for li fraumeni which is very rare. We think that more (and cheaper) genetic testing will be available in the next several years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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