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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Some people i work out with are 20 years older yet don't seem old. Most are retired faculty who go each am to fitness class. Which factors count most?

Some people i work out with are 20 years older yet don't seem old. Most are retired faculty who go each am to fitness class. Which factors count most?

The current state of health: Living a lifestyle of correct eating taking care of yourself by seeing your doctor regularly as well as exercising rarely over lifetime can help you appear healthier than others regardless of patients at her initiatives in her 70s it can actually outperformed many patients after anciently because they've been living a good lifestyle for many years this is what we encourage proper eating regular exercise. ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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Are 3d movies bad for kid.Planning to take the kid to finding nemo?

Are 3d movies bad for kid.Planning to take the kid to finding nemo?

Maybe: How old is your child? Some children may find the 3d scary if it is their first time at a 3d. You know your child and if you think it is okay then i would go and before hand i would describe the 3d (iethings will look like they are in front of you or coming out of the screen..Just a movie and they are not). My young son did not like cars2 in 3d last year but this year wants to see a 3d. ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Hypomania and spendi: Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potential for harm to both the individual and others. (Fletcher et al 2013. Some of these behaviors include in for increased spending of money increase sexual activity increased speeding with associated traffic fines. You may not have a full-blown disease but needs evaluation ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow.  I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more

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What treatments keep sinus issues from backing up into ears? Am an adult, year-round hearing problems + Allergies all year. Nasal sprays don't work.

What treatments keep sinus issues from backing up into ears? Am an adult, year-round hearing problems + Allergies all year. Nasal sprays don't work.

Well : Sinus irrigation is still the most important learn proper technique with noal saline using a proper sprayer. Netty. Pots only clean the nose and do not keep the eustacian tubes clear . Spray with compounded budesonide is often quite useful . Find a patient ENT and staff willing to work with you and not just write scripts . Technique is important ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

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can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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19 mnth toddler, currently undergoing diagnosis for ASD. Have a good sleep routine, tried all advice, but wakes night & can't fall asleep. Melatonin?

19 mnth toddler, currently undergoing diagnosis for ASD. Have a good sleep routine, tried all advice, but wakes night & can't fall asleep. Melatonin?

Share with PCP: Hi BGrewal Sounds like you are already hooked up with a good Pediatric qualified team. Sleep disturbance in this age usually indicates something other than a change in melatonin, and I would discuss with your PCP or the referral team ASAP! Good luck. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Went from caring for child to caring for mom. Is there no empty nest for sandwich generation? What resources can boomers use to keep plates spinning?

Juggling Lessons: I am a fellow boomer sandwich generation member with a teen son with special needs + parents in their 80s. Very important to learn self care whether from online support for caregivers, alanon, codependency anonymous or your faith community. I have learned to spin fewer plates at a time and not get upset if one or two fall and break. Flexibility, a sense of humor and the ability to say no helps! ...Read more

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Bullying wether its online at school or even outside of school I would like to know how many people die a day,mouth & year for a project I'm doing plz?

Bullying wether its online at school or even outside of school I would like to know how many people die a day,mouth & year for a project I'm doing plz?

Many : This exact number is hard to pin down, but there is s strong correlation with teen bullying and suicide. Anecdotally is is a common and weekly event in the US now, as well as a contributor in school shootings. Here is a link with more details... http://nobullying.com/bullying-statistics-2014/. Bullying is learned behavior within families, and persists into adulthood in the workplace. ...Read more

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How to deal with dental phobia in teens. 17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office. Cannot afford sedation?

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How to deal with dental phobia in teens.
17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office.
Cannot afford sedation?

Anxiety management: for patients with moderate or severe levels of dental phobia, psychological and pharmacological interventions are required. Without treatment, dental phobia is likely to get worse over time. See a pain psychologist for CBT. ...Read more

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