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Are the 5 stages of conflict resolution always true?

Are the 5 stages of conflict resolution always true?

It's a tool to use: There are a great many mnemonics that are used to recall information and help solve problems. If those five stages can help deal successfully with conflicts then their validity is good. It's much like other such memory boosters, there is not always 100% success with them. It can be a very helpful tool. ...Read more

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What is your personal new year's resolution for being healthy and happy in 2014?

What is your personal new year's resolution for being healthy and happy in 2014?

To insure: That my priorities align with my values and my most important goals. In my case, that means that as a parent - I am giving my children adequate time, lots of love and attending to their needs. When things are going well in the home, i can handle virutally any stressor. When things are not well in the home, no victories are adequate to compensate for it. ...Read more

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I need facial nerve repair. What should I do for the quickest, most efficient resolution?

I need facial nerve repair. What should I do for the quickest, most efficient resolution?

Facial Nerve Repair: Need more information to help with need for facial nerve repair. If you are asking this question, you need to go see an ENT surgeon. You will find the answers to your questions there. Mostly commonly, facial nerve weakness recovers after bell's palsy. This is probably due to a recent viral infection of the nerve. If function does not recover completely, rarely, surgery is performed. ...Read more

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Help me please! i'm quiting smoking for my resolution is there any way I can make sure I don't start back up?

Help me please! i'm quiting smoking for my resolution is there any way I can make sure I don't start back up?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Doctors, what are your health-related new year's resolutions and how do you plan on achieving your resolution(s)?

Doctors, what are your health-related new year's resolutions and how do you plan on achieving your resolution(s)?

Weight loss: How many people in their 80's and beyond are fat? Not many. Keeping trim is the first and most important thing you can do for your health! ...Read more

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Complete resolutions for ch fatigue syndrome?

Complete resolutions for ch fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue.: CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means other issues need to be ruled out. Tests include bloodwork for thyroid, vitamin levels, liver functions, blood sugar, celiac disease, anemia. As well, sleep study, abdominal ultrasound. If you're worried about GI pathology, add an EGD and colonoscopy. Treatment depends on cause,,and usually a cause other than CFS can be found. ...Read more

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Should new years goals be focused primarily on diet (like most people's resolutions) or are there other health resolutions one should incorporate?

Should new years goals be focused primarily on diet (like most people's resolutions) or are there other health resolutions one should incorporate?

Goal Setting: Goal setting should be with realistic goals and goals that can be achieved through discipline and with a plan. There are no medical doctors that force or recommend such cultural traditions as "new year's resolutions'. That is a tradition. It is not a medical problem. ...Read more

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My new year's resolution is to tone up. How do I do that?

My new year's resolution is to tone up. How do I do that?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). Sleep 6-9 hours nightly on a regular schedule. ...Read more

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How long for a stroke patient to feel some resolution of a stroke with the use of pt?

How long for a stroke patient to feel some resolution of a stroke with the use of pt?

Highly variable: Stokes come in all degrees of severity. Some people begin improving immediately. Others take longer. You should understand that improvement is possible for up to two years following a stroke so don't despair - keep trying and working with pt. ...Read more