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I can't find anyone in Northern Calif that will accept my blood since I have hemochromotosis. Do you know of any that will in N Calif? Thanks!
Blood donor: It's bad science (I think it's a misinformed policy), but donor centers won't accept a donation from someone with hemochromatosis even under excellent control. I deeply appreciate your desire to donate blood as a philanthropic act. I wouldn't criticize you if you forgot, but talk with your personal physciain and perhaps the blood bank medical director. ...Read more
PTSD App: Ptsd coach has now been downloaded over 100, 000 times in 74 countries around the world. The ptsd coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. Features include: reliable information on ptsd and treatments that work. Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms. Convenient, easy-to-use skills to help you handle stress symptoms. Direct links to support ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i become and oncologist in america ... Can i work in australia or do I have to go to school over in australia?
Depends: To go from one country to another depends on the country's laws. You will have to take the country's licensing exam, possibly do an abbreviated training to become accustomed to practices and regulations there, and then be allowed to practice. Yes, you have the same knowledge but it's the regulations (plus immigration/taxation issues). ...Read more
Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?
Can be done, but...: 100 years ago, 1 in 4 women in the USA died in Childbirth. Now, the rate is .28 per 1000. This is due mostly to the availability of doctors, blood, antibiotics and c/sections. Its true that women in, say, Sierra Leone, frequently give birth without medicine or doctors but the maternal mortality rate is 40 times higher (11 per 1,000 women). It can (and is) being done but carries some risk. ...Read more
Ascariasis: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc)can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris. ...Read more
Typically 18 in USA: This is typically performed at a minimum age of 18 if conducted for the proper indications. ...Read more
I have severe neuropathy. I have been to doctors but nothing seems to help. Can you suggest any treatments or doctors. I live in volusia county, fl. ?
Where is it?: I will assume that you are looking for a last resort treatment. Spinal cord stimulation is very effective in treating chronic nerve pain in the legs and arms. It is considered a last resort treatment for these kinds of pain problems. I have treated many patients with chronic neuropathy successfully. Go to www.Controlyourpain.Com to get more information on the technology. ...Read more
Mosquito avoidance: Advise them on ways to limit mosquito exposure, and follow closely with ultrasound and perhaps consider pregnancy termination if fetal anencephaly is found. (Obviously a personal decision with different legal implications in various countries.) Comprehensive, reliable information on Zika is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You need to see a physician to fined the cause of this but it is not an emergency to do so however if you have already skipped class to do this get the doctor to write you an excuse. ...Read more
Real help: No physician cares if you've bought into creationism, or if it 'offends' you to be told that TB has evolved resistance to antimicrobial drugs. You're still in serious danger. Thankfully, most TB is still susceptible to some medications that you should be able to get in the USA.You have an absolute duty to stay where you can't infect others. A good infectious disease Dr and the CDC can help you. ...Read more
No limits: Doctors have to keep all medical information confidential and there are stringent rules regarding this (under laws called hippa). However be aware that there are no limits to medical information sharing between governments and insurance companies. The age of the patient is not at issue. ...Read more
Not for HT: This is not a question for Health Tap! ...Read more
Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?
See below:: Risk of lyme disease: northeast, from maine to northern virginia; upper midwest, including most of wisconsin, northern minnesota and a sliver of northern illinois. "emerging risk" regions: illinois-indiana border, the new york-vermont border, southwestern michigan & eastern n. Dakota. Ehrlichosis: southeastern & south-central United States, from the eastern seaboard to texas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Each subspecialty in pediatrics manages patients with very rare diseases. A partial list of subspecialists includes hematology/oncology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, medical genetics, rheumatology, pulmonology, etc. Many of these doctors are found at pediatric academic medical centers. ...Read more
I live in wichita kansas. Are there any doctors here that know what to do with me? I have inherited nf from my mother.
Support groups: National neurofibromatosis foundation can supply information of local support groups and physicians specializing in treatment in your area. Many neurologists, orthopedists, and geneticists participate in care of patients with nf. Some hospitals supply clinics for treatment of neurofibromatosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We are scheduled to go on a cruise to South Africa Dec 19-Jan 6 and want to know if it is safe. I know there have not been cases in S.Africa yet.
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