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Directly Observed Therapy
Way to control TB: In 1995, the world health organization developed a clever promotion strategy to brand a new, complex public health intervention for tb. They turned the word stop upside down and marketed the approach as "dots" with the slogan, "stop tb. Use dots! " dots stands for "directly observed treatment, short-course, " which is a 5-part approach to controlling tb. ...Read more
DOT: When someone from the health authorities checks regularly that the person is taking the prescribed medications to ensure compliance. ...Read more
My GI doc is saying that my gastritis symptoms are not in proportion to what she observed on endoscopy. She is saying I need pain modulation therapy??
Gastritis: The physical findings, I suspect result of a direct visualization, likely scope, are not impressive enough to justify the amount of pain or discomfort you are experiencing. There are 2 possible options, to look for a different source for the pain or having it addressed as chronic pain with no organic substrate and this maybe the context pain modulation therapy may help with as referred to. ...Read more
See below.: This is probably a contaminant, and not a true infection. I would not advi treatment based on this culture unless you are having symptoms. ...Read more
Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?
What you described warrants an investigation by additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Please see the doctor who treated you for TB or another doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
I'm seeing a therapist who holds a Ed. D. It's not a PhD in psych but is he still qualified to offer therapy and diagnosis? He works under a PhD.
Yes, he is!: Especially w/ the availability of consult/supervision by the PhD. Each locale licenses differently and if you wish, you can ask about it. They should not be defensive. They should be glad you're careful. That you work well together is the big issue! EdD's have a lot of training and if he's got the right experience, that's fine! ...Read more
Not at all: Bioresonance therapy is very effective at relieving you of your hard-earned money, but that's all. It's complete and total pseudoscientific claptrap. Don't fall for it. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. ...Read more
Bone marrow transpla: I think you're asking about a bone marrow transplant, which is a radical cancer treatment. Essentially it is used to allow the oncologist to use such a high dose of chemotherapy medication that it would completely "wipe-out" all of the growing cells in the body all at once, even the blood producing cells in the bone marrow, and then restore the marrow, essentially rescuing the patient. ...Read more
Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the act of committing our internal dialogue to the written word is very helpful. Also, documenting our emotional process from time to time to go back and examine can be a useful way to gauge progress. ...Read more
Universal: All groups of people, even those living in the middle stone age, have had systems of healing and empirical remedies that lack the power and precision of today's hard-core science, but that offered comfort and probably considerable help. In fact, most of the botanicals that we have that work come from these savvy observers. ...Read more
Most often: It is a time when information is gathered about the person. ...Read more
Please elaborate: Please give us more information. We are unable to see any past questions about your condition. Without some information about your specific problem we are unable to give you reliable, correct information. ...Read more
There are a number: Requip (ropinirole) (ropinarole) and pramipexol (mirapex) are the main two medications prescribed for rls. Firstly, the diagnosis should ideally be made by a formal sleep study, and a number of conditions, including iron deficiency, should be ruled out, since treating underlying conditions may reduce or eliminate the symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Hard to say. In what ways do you feel unwell? What is bothering you? With more information might be of more help. Sorry. ...Read more
Laughter can CURE: I met norman cousins in los angeles in 1989. He had revitalized a popular belief in the power of the mind on the body in his book: anatomy of an illness (norton, 1979). He recounts in 1964 he developed a disabling arthritis, left the hospital, checked into a hotel and arranged for showings of laugh provoking films, and read humorous books. His symptoms improved without drugs (except vitamin c). ...Read more
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