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Doctor insights on: Color Wristband Meanings

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Why do they give me a wristband in the emergency room?

Why do they give me a wristband in the emergency room?

Safety: You get a wristband whenever you're in the hospital as a patient, not just in the er. This is to make sure you're the correct person and to avoid mistakes like giving you the wrong medication or giving another patient medication that was meant for you. Having the id bracelet is simply a matter of safety and security. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get one wristband supporting depression/mental health?

Wanted to know where can I get one wristband supporting depression/mental health?

Online: I did a quick internet search and found mental health wristbands sold at http://www.Supportstore.Com. I have not used that website before. There appear to be other websites that also offer wristbands. ...Read more

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What device monitors only anxiety and not excitement? wristbands that monitor heart rate variability can't tell the difference

What device monitors only anxiety and not excitement? wristbands that monitor heart rate variability can't tell the difference

Spire: One device is called Spire. It clips onto your belt or bra. It measures your breathing and you can watch your breath wave on your iPhone. When you get anxious you tend to breath faster. It syncs with your iPhone. It also measures your activity level. It comes with meditation instruction. Available on Amazon. See://bit.ly/28W8bpB ...Read more

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What is the meaning of life ?

What is the meaning of life ?

That's easy. : Life is what goes on while you ponder the imponderable. And you don't get any redo's, so keep moving forward. You're welcome. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bimodal pain?

What is the meaning of bimodal pain?

Not 100% sure: This is not a common term used, so i cannot be completely sure. However, i would assume if someone told you your pain was bimodal, they were trying to tell you that you are having pain for two different reasons. For example, if you have neuropathic pain in your leg and a sprained, ankle, that could be seen as bimodal. Normally we use bimodal to describe rates of pathology and diff age peaks. ...Read more

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R.D.W=18.2% ,whats meaning or caused?

R.D.W=18.2% ,whats meaning or caused?

Nonspecific finding: An increased RDW indicates the presence of increased variability in red cell size. An increased RDW is commonly found when there is a nutritional deficiency (eg, iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin B12), resulting in variability in red cell endowment and, therefore, size. However, the finding of an increased RDW is not specific for any one abnormality. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

Rh D positive: Rh is a blood grouping system like ABO system. Rh is taken from rhesus monkey. There are specific proteins called antigens on rbcs. They are termed a, b, c, d, e and so on. There are many of them. It means that antigen d is present on the rbcs surface. The rh system is important in hemolytic anemia of newly born babies. Thanks. ...Read more

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Wht is cardio?I don't understand meaning

Wht is cardio?I don't understand meaning

Cardiovascular: Cardio is a shortened term for cardiovascular and it is usually in the context of exercise. If one does good exercise that causes a rise in heart rate and for a prolonged period of time then the heart muscle is stronger, metabolism is improved and one's natural health gets better. ...Read more

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I want to know the meaning of hb- elect?

I want to know the meaning of hb- elect?

Hgb electrophoresis: A blood test that identifies the different types of hemoglobin in the blood. Can help diagnose sickle cell; thalassemias; or otherwise sort out cause of some anemias. For more information, see: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003639.Htm /// or: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/hemoglobin-electrophoresis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

Trisomy: Trisomy 21 is another name for Downs syndrome. The disorder is associated with abnormality of 21st chromosome. Most downs children have mild mental retardatioretardation. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of correlate clinically ?

What is the meaning of correlate clinically ?

Radiology term: This is usually a term radiologists use when reading a study. If there is an area that needs the context of history and physical exam to further determine an appropriate read, the radiologist will communicate w/the treating physician to take a look @ pt and the image/read and determine if there is a significant finding (e.g. A spot on an xray that might be a pneumonia in patient with a cough). ...Read more

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What is meaning of 20 pt rise in BP from 110 to 130?

What is meaning of 20 pt rise in BP from 110 to 130?

Multiple: If your BP is normally in the 110 range and you suddenly have a rise to a higher range, you should seek care to rule out damage to your heart or kidneys. Of course, over time BP ranges can increase gradually and this also be a sign of hypertension beginning in your life. Consider your family's medical history and your own personal physical conditioning. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the medical abbrevaition I & o?

What is the meaning of the medical abbrevaition I & o?

Ins and Outs: This is typically used in a hospital setting and describes measuring the intake and output a patient has over a 24 hour period. All the food and liquids are the ins and urine and bms are the outs. Usually, however, only the liquids are measured to determine the patients fluid balance and whether they are able to put out whatever is taken in. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ms?

What is the meaning of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: For doctors, ms usually means multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (results in numbness or paresthesia). With multiple sclerosis, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one's own immune system, so ms is called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the full meaning of ttc?

What is the full meaning of ttc?

Trying to Conceive?: This could mean many things. But given the topic tag you placed i think you know that it means women who are actively seeking pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Whats the meaning of plasticity?

Flexibility: Plasticity usually refers to the malleability or flexibility of a tissue. Skin is more plastic than bone. ...Read more