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Traveling across the us with 6 week old hi i currently live in virginia, usa. I''m pregnant, due may 27th. When our son will be about 6 weeks old, we''re supposed to travel to a big family gathering in southern california. Recently there have been outbre

Traveling across the us with 6 week old hi

i currently live in virginia, usa. I''m pregnant, due may 27th. When our son will be about 6 weeks old, we''re supposed to travel to a big family gathering in southern california. Recently there have been outbre

That's : That's a heck of a trip to take with such a small baby. Unless it is an absolute necessity, you may want to consider staying home - a new baby is a great excuse! i share your concern about exposure to potentially dangerous infectious diseases that he is too young to be vaccinated against on the plane and by being around many unvaccinated people. Part of what protects unvaccinated newborns is that most adults and older kids are vaccinated and are unlikely to transfer disease - it's called "herd immunity". You can talk to your child's pediatrician about early vaccination. Babies can be vaccinated with the first set of vaccinations after 6 weeks of age instead of waiting until 8 weeks, but this may or may not be an option depending on when your child is born. The other thing to consider is that all babies under 8 weeks of age that develop a fever over 100.4f are required to have a "rule out sepsis" work-up involving bloodwork, urinalysis, spinal tap, IV antibiotics and hospital admission for a minimum of 2 days. This is because newborns can become very sick very quickly and often will show no other signs of illness besides a fever. Exposure to lots of people on a plane and at a large family function will increase the risk that he could catch a viral or bacterial illness and you could end up spending your trip at a hospital in california. The best way to prevent this if you take the trip is to wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer on the plane. You may also want to minimize how many people handle your baby at the event, especially keeping him away from anyone who shows signs of illness such as runny nose, cough or fever. You may also want to talk to your child's doctor and ask if they have any other suggestions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Looking for a dr. In chino ca , the area anyway . Iv been on xanx sense i was 18 , i moved to california not long ago but can't find a dr?

Looking for a dr. In chino ca , the area anyway . Iv been on xanx sense i was 18 , i moved to california not long ago but can't find a dr?

Sedating Women: Don't you think it is time to stop this dangerous, addictive drug that has not solved your problems? Fifteen years of being sedated? Kept 'calm'? Isn't it time for you to join the living and to be clear? To feel you feelings and to finally work on curing your anxiety rather than covering it up? Our medical system has not done well with prescribing mommy's little helper. Sedating is not treating. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any mental health facilities in california?

Does anyone know of any mental health facilities in california?

Mental health facili: Plenty of government run mental health clinics for severely mentally sick people. The government mental health hospitals in all counties. Search the web. http://ochealthinfo.com/behavioral-home [for orange county] http://www.Sfdph.Org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalhlth/cbhs/default.Asp [for san francisco] .... ...Read more

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Is chagas disease a problem in california?

Is chagas disease a problem in california?

Occurs: The first acute case (american trypanosomiasis) occurred in 1982 in lake don pedro, california. 2.5% of people living in the immediate area had antibodies to t. Cruzi as well as some dogs and squirrels. “an estimate of the burden of chagas disease in the United States” by c. Bern & s. Montgomery estimated 300, 167 trypanosoma cruzi infections in the us. ...Read more

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Why are there so many rehab places in california?

Why are there so many rehab places in california?

Ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!: Because people in california need them more......... ...Read more

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Why is california banning perchlorate when other states don’t?

Why is california banning perchlorate when other states don’t?

Politics: Perchlorate occurs naturally around the world and even on Mars. I'm concerned about many other pollutants, but not perchlorates. Human beings have been extremely high doses of the substance as the standard-of-care for several thyroid diseases for decades without any of the awful effects that activists are alleging. The studies I've read about don't even begin to suggest cause-and-effect. ...Read more

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I have a card that says state of california health access programs. What does it cover excatly? As in can I go for check ups

California health: Well, best i can offer , is this: there should be a tel number in the card. Why not dial that number and connect with someone who has information that you need. After all "your call is important to them" yes indeed! ...Read more

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What are the spine surgeons in california?

ACS: The american college of surgeons website is always an excellent place to start when looking for a surgeon: http://www.Facs.Org/public_info/yourhealth/findadoc.Html. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks prego. Can I eat California rolls?

I'm 20 weeks prego. Can I eat California rolls?

Sushi and pregnancy: California rolls have cooked crab, avocado and rice, all ok during pregnancy. Just make sure the fish or shellfish you eat is cooked, not raw and you will be ok. ...Read more

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How can I acquire a california phlebotomy technician (cpt) certificate?

How can I acquire a california phlebotomy technician (cpt) certificate?

Visit website: Phlebotomy certification - state of california https://secure.Cps.Ca.Gov/cltreg/pt_certinfo.Aspimportant phlebotomy certification information printable version. California phlebotomy technician certification application. Application ... [. ...Read more

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In california how can I make sure my baby won't be vaccinated after birth?

In california how can I make sure my baby won't be vaccinated after birth?

.: If you dont want vaccinations, you can let the nurses know in the birthing center ahead of time. Usually they get your consent before vaccinations. But any specific reason you want to avoid vaccination? Vaccines prevent children from contracting harmful and life threatening illnesses. Avoiding vaccination will put your child and other children at risk of illnesses, few of which cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Any consistently effective, good acupuncturists in orange county, california?

Any consistently effective, good acupuncturists in orange county, california?

China Town: I have no names but california is full of talented acupuncturists. I believe that there is a china town in orange county - so that might be one option. ...Read more

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Which individual health insurance plan cover acupuncture in state of california?

Which individual health insurance plan cover acupuncture in state of california?

Ask insurers: I can't advise a given plan because each insurer offers many different plans that cover different things. You should ask this question to the insurance companies. However, my experience is that a plan that covers acupuncture is likely to be very expensive. It may be cheaper to get a plan that covers major medical expenses and pay for acupuncture out-of-pocket! ...Read more

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I lived in central valley of california, sick and difficulty breathing a lot. Why?

I lived in central valley of california, sick and difficulty breathing a lot. Why?

Problem in and out.: As far as i know, central valley california and a high air pollution index. But if you are having difficulty breathing, then you have some underlying condition, either with your heart of lung systems, that may be exacerbated by the air you are breathing. So, get a good checkup with your internist, including blood testing, ekg, pulmonary function study. ...Read more

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Is it true that only phychiatrists not psychologists in california can diagnose disorders?

Not true: Psychologists are capable of making diagnoses in all states. Only psychiatrists, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants can prescribe medication in most states. ...Read more

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I'm looking for the top ten doctors in california area who wil treat and cure my mild gastritis?

I'm looking for the top ten doctors in california area who wil treat and cure my mild gastritis?

Local medical societ: If you call your local medical society or the gastroenterology association they will provide you with (usually three) names of well-qualified physicians to treat your condition. Peace and good health. ...Read more