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I try to exercise everyday, but on days like this one (easter) there's not much I can do because my gym isn't open. Is it ok to take a day off?

I try to exercise everyday, but on days like this one (easter) there's not much I can do because my gym isn't open. Is it ok to take a day off?

If you doing-: -heavy weight training, U should always have a day off in between. Do some cardio or walking @ least if weather permitting. If U train hard every day Ur muscles never get time 2 recover, & this can B counter productive. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to go skinny dip at easter. What should I do?

Are you sure you: "have" to skinny dip or do you have a choice? If you aren't comfortable doing this - wouldn't do it. Take care. ...Read more

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I work 7 days a week and haven't missed a day since easter, does that mean im healthy or sane?

I work 7 days a week and haven't missed a day since easter, does that mean im healthy or sane?

Neither: You may be a workaholic. Good to have a job these days! Sounds like you need a little balance in your life. Becareful not to turn whatever you choose for recreation into work--learn how to play! (:. ...Read more

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I work seven days a week haven't missed a day since easter. Does that mean I am healthy or insane?

I work seven days a week haven't missed a day since easter. Does that mean I am healthy or insane?

7 days a week: I am not sure if you are married, single, your age, sex, having financial problems, having certain fears such as fear of failure, future financial plans, the quality of your current relationship...Etc. So no matter how your question is answered it is the quality of your life working 7 days a week. Eventually if a balance is not found you body, brain and mind will begin to react to the stress. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabeties and want to know how dangerous is it for me to eat chocolate, just for easter?

I have type 2 diabeties and want to know how dangerous is it for me to eat chocolate, just for easter?

Not dangerous: Except that with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, you should be careful about the amount of carbs (such as sweets) that you consume. I advise my diabetic patients to aim for 60-70 grams of carbs per meal and to limit carb snacks to twice daily. Be positive and maintain a daily walk for a minimum of 30 minutes. ...Read more

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How can I ask hosts for easter dinner to serve something besides ham? I'm hypertensive.

How can I ask hosts for easter dinner to serve something besides ham? I'm hypertensive.

Answer: Just because they serve it, doesn't mean you have to eat it. Simply say, "no thank you, I'm trying to control my salt intake." next year they might serve an alternative. Be sure to comment on how good the other food is that you have eaten. ...Read more

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What foods are good for the gout? He has had the gout since easter, and has been taking indomethizde?

What foods are good for the gout? He has had the gout since easter, and has been taking indomethizde?

Good: Good and elaborated are both answers to your question, by drs fox and weiss. Gout is a systemic disease that should be tretaed by the rheumatologist, who is also an internist. The entire physiopathology was extensively explained, and as you can read, there are no foods good for goutu, but foods that con lessen the attacks and the frecuency and the acumulation of that pool of uric acid. The ideal number for long term control for the " normal " uric acid level should be no higher than six and that could be obatined with je two meds mentioned by dr weiss. Colchicine could be used to reduce the frecuency of acute episodes, when taken daily on a long term basis on a patient that has frecuent acute attacks. ...Read more

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I'm due aug 30 is there a possibility I got pregnant in november or would it more be december? Happy easter!

Conception 12/7?: Based on your due date your estimated date of conception is 12/7. ...Read more

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Took half of. 5 alprazolam three hours ago, am trying to not worry about work today on easter can I take another. 5 to help with this?

No: Stick with the dose recommended by your doctor. Check with her/him if you feel you are not getting adequate relief. It is unsafe for you to self-dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Romano-catholic rules:. We have Lent (18 feb-5apr 2015). We cant eat meat every Wed and Fri during it. Would a big Easter meal make me sick?

Romano-catholic rules:. We have Lent (18 feb-5apr 2015). We cant eat meat every Wed and Fri during it. Would a big Easter meal make me sick?

No sickness: You will be fine to take big Easter meal enjoy Easter meal. Your digestive system remains normal even when you eat lentils and meat on different days. ...Read more

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I have a 10 month old daughter it easter and she keeps trying to get ahold of chocolate worried for the chance of allergies what would I do worst case?

I have a 10 month old daughter it easter and she keeps trying to get ahold of chocolate worried for the chance of allergies what would I do worst case?

Stop worrying: Are you really serious? Worried about a chocolate allergy? Stop over analyzing. A young child is naturally attracted to sweets. ...Read more

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I've been sick since Easter it follows alot of the same symptoms of pregnancy but I've never had sex. I need to know what else could be wrong with me.

I've been sick since Easter it follows alot of the same symptoms of pregnancy but I've never had sex. I need to know what else could be wrong with me.

Many possibilites.: Without knowing your exact symptoms, the possibilities are endless. You could have a simple GI virus or something more serious. You are unique. A full history and physical should be obtained to help with further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read more

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I had a misscarage on easter of 2014. Today is july 25. I am over a month late and all my pregnancy test are negative. I'm always feeling sick?

I had a misscarage on easter of 2014. Today is july 25. I am over a month late and all my pregnancy test are negative. I'm always feeling sick?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. Hormonal imbalance may be making your feel sick. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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My toddler is a picky easter hates meat and often changes what he likes and doesnt. At daycare he eats everything w/o issue, @ home it's a struggle y?

My toddler is a picky easter hates meat and often changes what he likes and doesnt. At daycare he eats everything w/o issue, @ home it's a struggle y?

Be patient: Babies are often difficult little consumers when it comes to "doing what mommy wants." when it comes to foods & specifically the baby foods from jars, they may reject them based on texture, taste or just cause they "don't wanna". Why fight the battle. Other foods have many of the needed nutrients. Try feeding them at the dinner table while others eat or modify something you have for them. ...Read more

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Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Congrats!: Congratulations on quitting! Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. In terms of stroke, the risk of having stroke returns to that of a non-smoker within 2 years. I believe it is 5 years for heart attack risk. Needless to say, there are numerous other health advantages as well - decreased risk of various cancers (lung, esophagus etc), dementia etc. Keep up good work! ...Read more

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My mom passed easter sunday unexpected no warning been sevely depressed since dealing with a mothers death is hard how to ease the grief process safel?

My mom passed easter sunday unexpected no warning been sevely depressed since dealing with a mothers death is hard how to ease the grief process safel?

Grief: I am very, very sorry to hear of your loss. Confide in friends, don't avoid sadness, it is normal and an important part of the grieving process. Talk about your mom, your memories of her but don't dwell, you have to give yourself a break during each day to get away from your sorrow and then when able return to the emotions you have. It takes time, be patient with yourself, losing a mom is tragic. ...Read more

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March had a cousin died my age 26 then around easter my body started too feel funny my chest thought it was my heart 5 blood sample came back negative?

March had a cousin died my age 26 then around easter my body started too feel funny my chest thought it was my heart 5 blood sample came back negative?

Need eval: Should make sure that you have a complete evaluation including blood tests, ekg and sometimes other testing like stress testing. ...Read more

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Daughter had dark almost slightly dark green tinged stool after eating a lot of chocolate and candy from Easter could that still be te cause?

Daughter had dark almost slightly dark green tinged stool after eating a lot of chocolate and candy from Easter could that still be te cause?

Food Coloring: Most likely it is from a food coloring that was in the candy. I would advise against candy binging. .. but there shouldn't be any serious problems with this. If not better in a week I would consider having it evaluated. ...Read more

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Microdiscetomy 3-17 on easter sat down 3 hours didn't walk much during seating after this feel severe back pain stifness leg pain did hurt myself?

Microdiscetomy 3-17 on easter sat down 3 hours didn't walk much during seating after this feel severe back pain stifness leg pain did hurt myself?

Low back pain: It is not uncommon after back surgery to have back pain and stiffness. Stretching exercises, walking, and moist warm heat to aching muscles and ice at night can speed recovery. It is unlikely that you hurt anything by sitting for a long period of time. ...Read more

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I hit my head very very hard easter sunday there was a decent sozed goose egg on my head, I have been having spuratic throbbing headaches every since?

Post-traumatic HA's: Head trauma can result in a variety of post-traumatic acquired headaches, and yours maybe migraine in character. The pattern can be broken up by typical preventative interventions, such as botox, depakote, topirimate, naproxen, and even some otc remedies. Discuss an approach with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause a pet scan to not detect malignant melanoma that was about the size of a chocolate easter egg? I also have type II diabetes.

What would cause a pet scan to not detect malignant melanoma that was about the size of a chocolate easter egg? I also have type II diabetes.

Many Factors: No test is always right, pet/ct included. Every patient's tumor is unique, too. How a particular tumor will take up the primary pet/ct tracer, called f-18 fdg, is also not perfectly known. Some consistently fail to take up FDG that pet/ct is rarely used to image them, but this is not true for melanoma.

Finally, smaller tumors are always harder to see, no matter which imaging technique is used. ...Read more

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