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Do patients see a doctor more or less during the summer?

Do patients see a doctor more or less during the summer?

Typically less: Office visits tend to be specific to the time of year such as cold/flu season. ...Read more

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Is it healthly to have a drink or two or maybe some more at the weekend?

Is it healthly to have a drink or two or maybe some more at the weekend?

Not necessarly: There is good evidence that a couple of drinks 2-3 times a week is fine, actually may be healthy and cardiac protective. But that's it - stop there! no binging, no 5-6 drinks every now and then. That is not healthy. As with everything in your diet, moderation is the key. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a fever in less than 24 hours?

What would you do to get rid of a fever in less than 24 hours?

Fever: First find out why you have fever. Your doctor, knowing the cause, may prescribe you acetoaminophen( tylenol) or nsaids(advil (ibuprofen) ) and antibiotic. Drink lot of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause the scale to go up if you are eating less than usual?

What can cause the scale to go up if you are eating less than usual?

Fluid or poo: accumulation, both of which vary during the day. Can be about 1-2 pounds of variance. ...Read more

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Which type of degree or major would i go for if i want to be in the health/fitness area?

Which type of degree or major would i go for if i want to be in the health/fitness area?

Majors..: Global health, environmental science, sports management, kinesiology, public health, healthcare technology, exercise & sports science...A well-rounded liberal arts education with a focus on preventive health might be ideal. ...Read more

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Who would need their temperatures checked, and how often, if there is a heat wave?

Who would need their temperatures checked, and how often, if there is a heat wave?

The elderly & childr: ren to make sure they are hydrated & not overheated & keep the body temperature from rising.We have a thermoregulatory mechanism to control this in our brain & thyroid feedback loops.This may not be optimized as well in the very old or young needing assistance to prevent them from becoming unconscious.So get a baseline, then if lethargic, hydrate & take vitals. Don't try 2 manage urself, go to ER. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to exercise in the morning or at night? Also, should you exercise before you eat or after?

Is it more effective to exercise in the morning or at night? Also, should you exercise before you eat or after?

Depends,BEFORE MEALS: It's MUCH wiser to exercise before you eat. After eating, a large fraction of our blood supply goes to the GI tract to digest our food. This takes energy. Exercising then interferes with digestion & less blood is available to muscles. As to time of day, morning is best for weight loss, 2-6 PM for building strength. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/best-time-to-work-out_n_4393400.html ...Read more

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Are you more likely to get more colds during the year if you work two jobs? (Waiter at restaurant and retail at mall.)

Are you more likely to get more colds during the year if you work two jobs? (Waiter at restaurant and retail at mall.)

That depends: If you are in close contact with many people - that would be more possible opportunities for transmission if those people are ill. If you are exhausted / depleted from being overworked that could impact functioning of your immune system. ...Read more

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Do doctors have to see 4 or more patients an hour?

No: Some doctors see more/hour and some see fewer. It depends upon the doctor, specialty, type of practice, acuity of care, financial reimbursement status, whether they work for themselves or a corporation, and many other factors. ...Read more

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is adding on to a fusion of L4-s1 more painful than the initial surgery? have to get l3/4 done and he said there may need to be revisions...

is adding on to a fusion of L4-s1 more painful than the initial surgery? have to get l3/4 done and he said there may need to be revisions...

Unpredictable: the efficacy and complications of back surgery are unpredictable. They are an independent roll of the dice. The main determinant of how likely pain and other complications are to occur is how big the surgery. If one were very involed (like with additional steel hardware) and one were minimally invasive, the minimal surgery has minimal pain. ...Read more

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In a world that operates 24/7. How can second and third shifters develop a healthy eating lifestyle? I find it hard to eat more than twice a day.

In a world that operates 24/7. How can second and third shifters develop a healthy eating lifestyle? I find it hard to eat more than twice a day.

Create own routine: First, it's not necessary to eat more than twice a day. It can be a challenge to develop a healthy eating lifestyle no matter when you work. Shift work creates health challenges so it's best to try to keep a steady schedule even on days you don't work. It is hard to get healthy food at most restaurants; best to make your own meals at home. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 for info on diet & health. ...Read more

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Is a person with more body fat more or less likely to get pressure sores?

Is a person with more body fat more or less likely to get pressure sores?

Less: Generally, people with a larger body mass have a lower risk for pressure sores because they have more padding between bony prominences and the skin. However, when pressure sores develop near the bone (deep tissue injury), they tend to be much worse in larger patients because the tissue damage can be extensive before they are noticed. ...Read more

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30min-hours after eating, i sometimes become ill. An uncomfortable visit to the toilet usually helps. Can't see a pattern for possible allergy. Cause?

30min-hours after eating, i sometimes become ill. An uncomfortable visit to the toilet usually helps. Can't see a pattern for possible allergy. Cause?

Food intolerance: Your symptoms are consistent with food intolerance, of which lactose intolerance is the most common form. If your diet contains dairy product, try to avoid it for a week. Symptoms should improve right away. Food allergy does not cause temporary stomach cramp that relieves with a bowel movement. Discuss with your local physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Does zero physical activity actually make you more prone to pvcs? I find that the more i stay home and in bed the worst they get..Am i totally off?

Does zero physical activity actually make you more prone to pvcs? I find that the more i stay home and in bed the worst they get..Am i totally off?

Shouldn't: Physical inactivity should not make one more prone to pvcs. If one is inactive and relatively quiet, one may feel them more often, as if you are busy doing something, you may not notice the pvcs. This is why some people seem to be more bothered by them in the evening getting ready to go to sleep. If pvcs are frequent, a 24 holter monitor may be important to see the percentage of pvcs. ...Read more

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