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I want to cure my social anxiety. One think I notice that I shy to excessive in front of my relatives or known person. I wish a buddy to go outside like park, college. I want to go outside and do my things myself but my excessive shyness stop me.

I want to cure my social anxiety. One think I notice that I shy to excessive in front of my relatives or known person. I wish a buddy to go outside like park, college. I want to go outside and do my things myself but my excessive shyness stop me.

Anxiety: Anxiety can be a natural part of life. I get anxious before I give a lecture. To extreme degrees, it may be a sign of a deeper medical condition. I recommend talking with a psychologist. If you do not have one locally, connecting with one via HealthTap is a great resource. Here's to a healthy you in 2018!! ...Read more

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How to stay healthy in college?

How to stay healthy in college?

Moderation: eat healthy as often as possible, stay hydrated with water to counteract alcohol and caffeine consumption. Exercise of some type on a regular basis, try not to pressure yourself into cramming too frequently by studying on a regular schedule. Make new friends and enjoy the experience but try to maintain a semi regular sleep schedule of 6-8 hrs a night as often as possible. ...Read more

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How would I get healthy in college?

How would I get healthy in college?

Many Factors.: Focus on: 1. Improving your diet. 2. An exercise program. 3. Stress reduction. 4. Avoidance of toxins such as nicotine, drugs, and excessive alcohol. 5. Associated with people with similar/positive outlooks. 6. Ample rest/sleep/ recreation time. Seek professional help in any of the above areas as needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to go to college if cp?

Is there a way to go to college if cp?

Don't set limits.: My cousin went to college, was president of his class and went on to be a da and then to parliament in canada. He is wheelchair bound but has the mind to do anything. Don't set limits for yourself. ...Read more

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How to not gain weight during college?

How to not gain weight during college?

College weight gain: College is a fun and remarkable time for many young adults. The first time on their own, new responsibilities, new challenges in activities, relationships, and schooling. But many parts of this experience can add to weight gain: food associated with socializing, binge drinking and eating, depression, stress, anxiety, decreased sleep, poor exercise habits, college cafeterias. Best to try journaling. ...Read more

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What do I do after college if no insurance?

What do I do after college if no insurance?

Some options...: You can stay on your parents insurance plan up to age 26. You can also apply in the private insurance market (if you are healthy with no preexisting conditions, shouldn't be too expensive). If you need just basic primary care, try to find a federally qualified health center - these are clinics that charge on a "sliding-scale" which can be a great bargain for people not earning that much. ...Read more

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I am really scared too start my college classes?

You are normal.: Fear of the unknown and normal insecurities are typical. Remember you aren't the first and if you really want it, you can do it. Congratulations on being accepted to take college classes, you must show promise of doing it or you wouldn't have been accepted. Remember your cup is half full, not half empty. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to go to college and do well?

What do I need to do to go to college and do well?

Commitment: To go to college and do well, you need commitment to your goal and good study habits. Your reasons for attending college will be individual, but it's very important that you want to do it, and are not just trying to placate someone else by going. If it's to please someone else, this can be resentment and failure in the making. You may also need financial support. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Should colleges be required to keep sophomores in dorms?

Huh?: I don't know. Why should they? It's up to the college. And how is that medically-related? ...Read more

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What advice do you have for college kids on spring break?

What advice do you have for college kids on spring break?

Stay Safe: Do not do anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe. Have fun. Do not put yourself in harms way. Do not take unnecessary chances if you are doing a beach type spring break with your friends...Many kids like to just go home and relax. No matter what you do...Be safe....As a parent and a physician, this is our ultimate desire for you. ...Read more

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I'm a college athlete, what can I eat to help me gain weight?

I'm a college athlete, what can I eat to help me gain weight?

Ensure or Boost: Your body structure is mostly determined by genetics, but if you're burning more than 3, 000 calories per day, you may actually be a bit deficient in ingested calories. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be in college for a doctorates degree?

How long do you have to be in college for a doctorates degree?

Depends: For a doctorate in medicine, usually 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school, and 3-7 yrs in residency (post-graduated training). For a doctorate in other fields (phd), 4 yrs college, 2-4 yrs graduate school. ...Read more

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How do I keep off my freshman 15 when I go to college next year?

Calorie balance: Pretty simple... You don't need fancy diet books or fads here. Exercise more (burn more calories) than you eat (take in calories). Whether its carbs, proteins, or beer, if you burn more calories than you eat you lose weight. Eat more calories than you burn and you gain weight. So stick to healthy foods, cut back or worthless calories (candy, junk, pop) and exercise more. Voila... ...Read more

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What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

Aesthetician schools: The field of dermatology is a medical specialty requiring 4 years training after completing 4 years of medical school which is after 4 years of college. I'm not aware of any specific college that specializes in dermatology as an undergrad major. Check out https://services. Aamc. Org/eras/erasstats/par/display8.Cfm? Nav_row=par&spec_cd=080 for list of 116 derm residencies. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best way to avoid forgetting what we learned in college?

What's the best way to avoid forgetting what we learned in college?

Use it or lose it: Knowledge/memory is like a muscle. The more we use it, the more likely we are to retain it. Therefore, if there is a body of information you learned in college that you want to hang onto, make sure to find a way to use it, either through taking more classes or finding a way to incorporate it into you personal and/or work life. ...Read more

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Why does my sister keep saying im hyper active, when I'm already in college?

Energy level: Hyperactivity does not depend upon one's age. It is dependent upon the aount of energy that one expends. ...Read more

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Grandma wants to know why college kid on break slept till 4 in the afternoon.?

Grandma wants to know why college kid on break slept till 4 in the afternoon.?

Adolescent habit: Adolescents stay up many hours away at school - studying & partying. At break, they "take a break -and a brake! " they're catching up on lost sleep. They're relieving the stress of just completed exams. This is so normal, one could consider it universal. ...Read more

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My food portion has drastically changed since I came to college. What can I do?

My food portion has drastically changed since I came to college. What can I do?

Self-control: Make sure you monitor your portion size and exercise.

Freedom and liberty is good; however, you will need to responsible. Responsibility is something to learn in college.

One tip is not to eat alone. ...Read more

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I am 21 and haven't gone to college. I feel like a failure. Where do I go from here?

I am 21 and haven't gone to college. I feel like a failure. Where do I go from here?

Chin up: Don't feel like a failure if you have not gone to college. Where you go from here is entirely up to you. Sit down with yourself or a group of close friends. Think about what your long-term goals are and MAP out a plan to achieve them. You may find that the path to your happiness does not include a college degree, and that is perfectly ok. ...Read more

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This is very very important to me, please help me know how to study as college freshman?

Priorities: Why are you in college? If you are there for the right reasons, you will recognize what are your responsibilities to learn and accomplish. If you put those priorities first, you will study, study, study. If your priorities are distorted, you will have a good time and find out you didn't learn what you should have you will reap the rewards. Priorities. ...Read more

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Should I dress like I am older if I can get away with it (look like college freshman at 14)?

NO: It may be fun to look older but it is not a helpful idea. You are 14 not 18 and you do not want to attract 18 year olds. You have not lived the extra 4 years and do not have the skills to be 18 so it is not in your best interest to look that way and mingle with that age group.
There is wisdom in being the correct age and growing up one year at a time. ...Read more

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I only smoked a couple of times in college, where does that leave my health? I quit already too

Probably ok...but: You are probably in the clear but remember... Smoking is a very very bad habit to tangle with. Don't start it or tempt starting an unhealthy addiction. ...Read more

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What advice would you give to college freshmen who are thinking about going into the medical field?

What advice would you give to college freshmen who are thinking about going into the medical field?

Good grades GPA/MCAT: If by medical field you mean medical school.
You have to take pre med courses which includes minimum 1 yearof chemistry, biology, physics and organic chemistry, english and calculus. In 2015 you may need courses in sociology and psychology. Gpa above3.5 and good score on mcat.
Hard work helps always for most, but have fun as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Met someone at college. So worried he will find someone over the summer. Should I move to his city?

What's best for u?: Well, a few things to consider.

1: you have to do what's best for you.

2: if the relationship is genuine, then distance shouldn't matter.

Another way to look at it, if he goes, and does find someone else, it wasn't meant to be, and you've seen his true colors!

good luck! ...Read more

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Told my grandson I want him to always be part of my life. Is that fair since he was going off to college?

Told my grandson I want him to always be part of my life. Is that fair since he was going off to college?

Very sweet.: Going off to college and maintaining intimate relationships with your friends and family are not mutually exclusive. I'm sure he'll find a way to stay close - through letters, phone calls, and visits - while still fully enjoying the college experience. And I'm sure he appreciates all the love and support you have for him. Best of luck to him in school! ...Read more