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How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

Can cause anemia!: Duffy fy (a) antigen can cause mild to severe anemia in fetuses whose mother has the relevant antibody. This can cause fetal hydrops (heart failure) and death, if severe and untreated. ...Read more

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What happens when you eat something that is dusty?

Probably nothing: We inhale, swallow and breath dust all the time (look at the beam in a bright light to see how much dust is there). Our bodies are well equipped to handle this in most cases unless the dust is very unusual. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My husband is active duty in the army and checked himself into a mental health facility. What can he expect?

My husband is active duty in the army and checked himself into a mental health facility. What can he expect?

It is often helpful: In addition to psychiatrist's evaluation and management on the daily basis, he will be engaged in group and supportive psychotherapy. Exact nature of treatment depends on his diagnosis and other psychosocial factor.

In patient hospitalization can be a frightening experience at times but encourage him to stay calm and take advantage of the resources available while in the hospital. ...Read more

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My contacts feel like they're all dusty but I clean them and take new ones out of there package. What's my problems?

My contacts feel like they're all dusty but I clean them and take new ones out of there package. What's my problems?

Maybe your eye: Your contacts may be okay but your eye is not. Stop you contacts for a few days and see if this helps. If not, visit your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can your body react like you overdosed on meds if you are taking so many diff types of meds at once even if you have then when ur supposed to?

Can your body react like you overdosed on meds if you are taking so many diff types of meds at once even if you have then when ur supposed to?

Complex Issues & can: Be true, yet people routinely overly focus on meds instead of far larger/more-important issues/ Why? Because meds from outside easy/simpler to focus on vs. The vastly more important & complex internal issues. Most Rx meds=only single molecules in measured amounts/unit-time=dosage. Study: https://goo. Gl/44sPmg & https://goo. Gl/vNoKGq. Remember that fear, often used for marketing, is not wisdom. ...Read more

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Wr/cp. Dr releasing me 4 fullduty after 2rnds of 6 kenlg inj. 1rnd of 8tendr point inj. Rx's-& flectr paks & p.T. No diff. All resrcs exhstd- now?

Wr/cp. Dr releasing me 4 fullduty after 2rnds of 6 kenlg inj. 1rnd of 8tendr point inj. Rx's-& flectr paks & p.T. No diff. All resrcs exhstd- now?

No: You mention several therapies, which are all non-specific. But nowhere do you mention injury or diagnosis. Did doctor touch you & move your body about to determine what is wrong? Was your discomforted body part undressed, poked, & prodded? This is only way to determine what is wrong. Soft tissue injuries do not show up on x- rays. Rational treatments follow upon first determining diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the duties of a conservator?

What are the duties of a conservator?

Inventory: Just gather inventory from a person's assets and report to the court to review assets. If there is missing or mismanaged financial activities, then the conservator has certain tasks to handle problems that are defined by the court. It is rather complex process on what the court allows. It is much easier if it is done by using durable power of attorney and estate planning or for worse, guardianship. ...Read more

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What are duties of a home health aide?

What are duties of a home health aide?

Home health aide: Home health aide is there to assist the client is pre-designated duties related to easing the activities of daily living including bathing, cleaning, toileting, light cleaning, cooking, maintaining function with monitoring of an exercise program, ambulating the client, personal hygiene, etc. A home health aide can be part of the medicare qualified package or be paid for separately. ...Read more

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Does using a dummy reduces baby reflux?

Does using a dummy reduces baby reflux?

Reflux: It won't do anything to the reflux as such but will comfort the baby and settle them down. ...Read more

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What are the duties of a home health nurse?

What are the duties of a home health nurse?

HH Nursing: In order to receive home health paid by medicare (or your insurance) you must have two things: a skilled need and you must be home bound. Skilled needs can include all kinds of things: wound care, physical therapy, medication monitoring, intravenous medications, etc. The hh nurse is responsible for creating a plan of care and monitoring which includes weekly visits, at the minimum. ...Read more

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What diff types of hypoglycemias are there?

What diff types of hypoglycemias are there?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is potentially dangerous. The rate of fall in your blood sugar and cause (like excess insulin) driving blood sugar lower are important factors. Okay to check with your doc about your symptoms and treatments. ...Read more

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My 3wk old feeds vry litl n cries a lot daily abt 8pm. Vry diff to make him slp 2.Tks 3feeds at nite. S it ok?

My 3wk old feeds vry litl n cries a lot daily abt 8pm. Vry diff to make him slp 2.Tks 3feeds at nite. S it ok?

Yes: It's ok for an infant up to 3 month to be fed every 3 hours on the formula and every 2 hours on the breast milk. Your baby might experience a colic which is considered to be normal variant in most of the babies. Clockwise abdomen massage, warm towel, rocking, colic drops, whatever it takes, but it would eventually go away. Be sure your baby is gaining weight and have regular bowel or wet diapers. ...Read more

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If a nurse is present at an incident where someone is injured, do they always have a duty to provide assistance?

If a nurse is present at an incident where someone is injured, do they always have a duty to provide assistance?

Legally no, but: A medical license does not require you to provide care in a situation like you describe. However, morally, I find it repulsive that a medical professional would not help someone. Further, if as a medical person you give aid to the best of your ability and in good faith in that sort of situation, you are protected legally under good samaritan laws. So help your fellow man (woman, child, infant...). ...Read more

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I saw a book in fertility for dummies. It hurts my feelings, but to be honest I don’t know much: is it a good reference?

I saw a book in fertility for dummies. It hurts my feelings, but to be honest I don’t know much: is it a good reference?

Fair: If you like those kind of books it can be helpful. For trustworthy information about fertility, try www. Asrm. Org. Click on "resources"; then, "patient rources"; then "patient fact sheets and booklets" for your specific topic. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with mg and was put not fit for duty as a merchant mariner, what does that mean and should I look into another career?

I was diagnose with mg and was put not fit for duty as a merchant mariner, what does that mean and should I look into another career?

Myasthenia gravis: Mg is a neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue. Medication helps but it is still difficult to have a career that involves heat, physical labor or lacks ready access to medical care. The severity varies from person to person so it is best to ask your doctor what you can expect. ...Read more

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I just got back from overseas for 2.5 weeks. Could continuing to take the pill at regular time on 8 an hour time diff. Affect the pill?

Same time: You should be taking the pill around the same time every day. For example, if I took the pill on the west coast at 7 P.M. And went to the east coast, then I would take the pill at 10 P.M. Due to the time change, but you should take the pill around the same time from the original destination. ...Read more

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Changed COC brands. Used to take @1pm. Started new pack @9pm after 1 week. Effects of time diff on pill effectiveness? Have never taken pills late

Yes: Taking a pill the same time of day for a month should be equally effective. Ask your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My bf has a lot of diff health issues he needs addressed. Would healthtap prime b useful if he's uninsured&wants 2 consult w more than 1 kind of dr?

My bf has a lot of diff health issues he needs addressed. Would healthtap prime b useful if he's uninsured&wants 2 consult w more than 1 kind of dr?

Sometimes helpful: A patient with multiple health issues must have a real-life doctor who can do a full exam. PRIME is useful for primary care issues that may not need an exam. PRIME is also good for temporary help when one's real-life doctor is unavailable. If a patient is traveling out-of-state she might be able to get help from a PRIME doctor in her vacation state, to take care of a problem before returning home. ...Read more

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I noticed last month my pupils were different sizes. The diff is only 1 mm maybe less, I noticed it also a few months ago. ..Should I be concerned?

I noticed last month my pupils were different sizes. The diff is only 1 mm maybe less, I noticed it also a few months ago. ..Should I be concerned?

Anisocoria: Generally an incidentally noted pupillary defect can just be followed until we know it is stable and therefore not being caused by a sinister lesion. If this is not progressive or associated with other findings it is benign. Often known as physiologic anisocoria. ...Read more

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My 7 mo won' t eat from a spoon. I've even tried spoonning formula. I've tried diff foods, diff spoons, diff chairs, diff times of day. What to do?

My 7 mo won' t eat from a spoon. I've even tried spoonning formula. I've tried diff foods, diff spoons, diff chairs, diff times of day. What to do?

Don't worry: Give your baby foods he or she can eat with his hands. Most will get on the face and surrounding area, but some will get in. Keep offering foods by spoon and sooner or later your baby will be more interested in eating than in refusing to be fed. Don't start power struggles over food. It's not worth it and there's no health reason to do so at this point. Great book: http://amzn. To/nsklr1. ...Read more

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At 14wks there's an error margin of +\-2 wks. Since my first sono I had 3 diff sono showing same due date in july could it be wrong I'm due in june?

At 14wks there's an error margin of +\-2 wks. Since my first sono I had 3 diff sono showing same due date in july could it be wrong I'm due in june?

Prenatal dating: First trimester ultrasound very accurate in dating. You are probably due in july. However, you may deliver in june because women don't deliver on their due date exactly... May be early, or even a little later. ...Read more

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Room is small and stuffy. When I wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. Is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Room is small and stuffy. When I wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. Is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Sleep apnia is one: Possibility. Your doc can order a sleep study if he/she thinks it necessary. Air quality is a factor, especially dryness. Try a humidifier when sleeping. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Edd is june 12, 2013. Slept with 2 diff people one on sept 14, 2012 and the other on sept 28, 2012. My 1st u/s was oct 16, 2012 that dated me 6 weeks.

Edd is june 12, 2013. Slept with 2 diff people one on sept 14, 2012 and the other on sept 28, 2012. My 1st u/s was oct 16, 2012 that dated me 6 weeks.

Date of conception: By your early ultrasound is about september 18. This date is plus or minus up to 4 days. So it's unlikely a pregnancy from september 28 and more likely from september 14 encounter. ...Read more

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Why do so many dr.'s have diff. Opinions on what cd is too late to ovulate on? Some say past cd18, some say cd16 what is the truth to this or is there

Why do so many dr.'s have diff. Opinions on what cd is too late to ovulate on? Some say past cd18, some say cd16 what is the truth to this or is there

The truth: It depends on the length of a women's cycle. You generally ovulate approximately 14 days from the length of your cycle. In other words, if your cycle is 28 days, you ovulate on day 14, 30 days, day 16, 32 days day 18, 26 days day 12. So making love every other day from day 12-18 covers you for ovulation for a day 26-32 day cycle. Make sense? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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