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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Disaster Preparation And Recovery (Overview)

Disaster preparation are all the activities and practices involved in preparing for natural disasters. This includes things like keeping a disaster preparedness kit, making sure your house is storm proofed, and knowing where shelters are in your community.


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What are helpful recommendations for ensuring a safe and speedy recovery after the ingiunal hernia open surgery?

What are helpful recommendations for ensuring a safe and speedy recovery after the ingiunal hernia open surgery?

Pre habilitation : Stay fit and exercise before the operation to make recovery smoother. Also, a laparoscopic hernia repair done by an experienced surgeon has a shorter recovery compared to an open repair, but only about 20% of inguinal hernias are repaired this way due to lack of training and experience. Whatever you do, best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
63 doctors shared insights

Disaster Preparation And Recovery (Overview)

Disaster preparation are all the activities and practices involved in preparing for natural disasters. This includes things like keeping a disaster preparedness kit, making sure your house is storm proofed, and knowing where shelters are in your community.


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How do I best prepare for a right hemicolectomy? Are pre-operative nutrition drinks and antibacterial showers recommended ?

How do I best prepare for a right hemicolectomy? Are pre-operative nutrition drinks and antibacterial showers recommended ?

Follow MD 's advice: Each surgeon had individual preference to prepare the bowel ,during preoperative time. Do not break the preparation protocol . Poorly prepared colon will result higher complication rate , like post OP infection etc. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Disaster preparation and recovery (Tip)

Nearly 60% of disaster- related deaths are due to earthquakes. ...See more

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How can you speed the healing process after a dental surgery?

How can you speed the healing process after a dental surgery?

Chlorhexidine rinses: 60 seconds of Chlorhexidine rinses (.12%) 2 times per day. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one brand. Need a prescription. Listerine isn't bad if you can't get chlorhexidine. ...Read more

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How can you speed up the healing process after dental surgery?

How can you speed up the healing process after dental surgery?

TLC: Treat the area gently, rinse gently with warm salt water, do not drink alcohol, smoke, or disturb the surgical site. I would switch to a soft diet for the first few days. I would take multivitamins and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

You may use it twice: The cream may be used twice daily . Unless it cause any redness or skin irritationeczma to the area where applied . There seems to be no reason why it cannot be applied twice daily. ...Read more

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How much time to recover from arthroscopic surgery for bucket handle tear.Should the surgery performed in hospital or surgery center respect to cost?

How much time  to recover from arthroscopic surgery for bucket handle tear.Should the surgery performed in hospital or surgery center respect to cost?

Depends: This depends if the tear can be repaired (longer recovery with some early restrictions) or not (shorter recovery with no restrictions). Recovery should be 4-12 weeks. The surgeon you choose is more important than the facility. ...Read more

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Saggital split osteotomy with internal rigid fixation. Recovery expectations? Hospital stay? How long to wait until going on vacation afterward?

Saggital split osteotomy with internal rigid fixation.  Recovery expectations?  Hospital stay?  How long to wait until going on vacation afterward?

Recovery time: 4-6 weeks usually but best to ask your surgeon the expected time of recovery since he or she will be doing the surgery. ...Read more

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How do kidney donors live out the rest of their lives other than experincing the immediate pain and recovery after?

How do kidney donors live out the rest of their lives other than experincing the immediate pain and recovery after?

Kidney donor life: Most kidney donors live long uncomplicated lives after they donate one of their kidneys. The remaining kidney grows in size and donors got along just well on one kidney. If they had some serious long-term consequences of donating their kidneys, it would be rather hard to find willing related donors and fewer patients would have renal transplants. ...Read more

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What is the average full recovery time for tailor bunion surgery? Full recovery means that running is permited. Happy new year!

What is the average full recovery time for tailor bunion surgery? Full recovery means that running is permited. Happy new year!

All depends on : What is done. Sometimes a simple bunionectomy with no cutting shifting over of the metatarsal head and sometimes the metatarsal is cut into to shift the head over. Healing periods will differ. These are questions to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a proven treatment that will speed up the recovery of my ACL reconstruction?

I wish there was: There is no magic to speeding up you acl recovery. Prior to doing surgery it is important to strengthen and rehab your knee so it is strong as possible prior to surgery. This will help minimize the atrophy and weakness after surgery. Minimizing the swelling postoperatively and initiating isometric and straight leg exercise afterwards will also help prevent atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the restrictions and length of recovery time after patching an asd?

Post Op: Doctors are hesitant to give advice for anyone just out of surgery. All surgery centers and surgeons in america will have sent you home with discharge instructions and the 'what to do if...." instructions if you are having complications. Please review those instructions. If you are having anything concerning then contacting your physician would be wise. ...Read more

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What's the recovery period from ACL reconstruction surgery? What are the tradeoffs in getting that surgery vs living with torn acl?

What's the recovery period from ACL reconstruction surgery?  What are the tradeoffs in getting that surgery vs living with torn acl?

6 months.: Our protocol calls for 6 months of physical therapy, after surgery, before being released to all sports. At your age, if you live with a torn ACL, you're running the risk of your knee "giving out" on you, then causing more damage within the knee. ...Read more

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Psychological patients take meds for The rest of their life??or recover??

Depends: On the type of problem and if their acute precipitating factors. Also patient support system and response to non medication interventions ...Read more

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How can I heal a root chakra after a C-section and 3 hours of major abdominal surgery?

How can I heal a root chakra after a C-section and 3 hours of major abdominal surgery?

Faith healing: you would probably be better served by visiting a religious website Medicine is based on science and evidence no chakras in real medicine ...Read more

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