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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fire Prevention (Overview)

Fire prevention is an important safety issue to address with patients. Every home should have a working smoke detector in every room and fire extinguisher.


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A fire prevention plan website for your family?

A fire prevention plan website for your family?

See web sites below: Check out the cdc web site http://www. Cdc. Gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/fire-prevention/fireprevention. Htm as well as the links at the bottom of the page. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
39 Doctors shared insights

Fire Prevention (Overview)

Fire prevention is an important safety issue to address with patients. Every home should have a working smoke detector in every room and fire extinguisher.


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Family plan for fire prevention and meeting space?

Family plan for fire prevention and meeting space?

Many Fire Department: Have annual fairs where families can go through the "fire house", meet Sparky the fire dog (person in costume), obtain free materials that teaches egress, and even climb on firetrucks. Then the family can practice as home. ...Read more

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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

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What leads to cancer and preventions?

Not sure what is: ..Your question. Prevention is extremely important when dealing with cancer. Primary prevention involves not getting cancer (not smoking, healthy lifestyle, safe sex). Secondary prevention involves not dying of cancer (age and risk specific screening). Can't prevent all cancers but you should make your best effort. ...Read more

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Where to get relapse prevention help?

Where to get relapse prevention help?

RELAPSE: If alcohol is involved, Alcohol Anonymous helps tremendously. If narcotic or other agent is the concern, then seek Narcotic Anonymous groups. Churches have support groups too. And many communities have wonderful programs with mentors. ...Read more

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What is a good malaria prevention drug?

What is a good malaria prevention drug?

Mefloquin/Malarone&: The drugs to prevent Malaria are
Chloroquin rarely used due to resistance these days
Mefloquin is used once a week
Malarone which is a combination of Atovoquone and Proguanil taken daily
Doxycycline taken daily
Primaqun taken daily ...Read more

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Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more

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When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

Depends: For postemenopausal women, screening recommended by age 65, for men 70. For those with risk factors like use of steroids, rheumatoid arthritis, or family history of hip fracture etc, screening is done sooner and if bones are a little thin (osteopenia) treatment for prevention is started if risk for hip fracture >3% or all fracture >20% based on calculations. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

Calcium, vit D.: If you are menstruating normally a calcium intake of 1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements with 1-2000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. A measurement of vitamin d in the blood would assure you are taking the correct amount. ...Read more

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What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

Stroke prevention: Strokes are caused by multiple factors, high blood pressure, elevated lipids, family history and even some heart problems. Risks such as blood pressure and elevated lipids can be modified or treated with diet or meds. Other risks such as family history really can't be changed. Also taking one Aspirin daily has been shown to lower an individuals risk of stroke. ...Read more

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Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

A few: The medications used to prevent malaria are generally well tolerated. Long term side effects vary by medication, you will need to discuss them in detail with your doctor. Some experts recommend monitoring liver and retina (eye) function. More importantly, your doctor needs to help you examine exactly when and how long to remain on the medications; in most places it varies by location and season. ...Read more

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What does disease prevention specialist means?

What does disease prevention specialist means?

Prevent disease: By definition, a disease prevention specialist
performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention and referral services establishing self as a regional contact person for the department of health, usually of the state, but also can be part of the cdc--the center for disease control and prevention. ...Read more

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What's best prevention for localized psoriasis?

What's best prevention for localized psoriasis?

Topical: If it is a small localized area topical treatments are best. Prevention requires regular medications with the risk of side effects. You can try the over the counter psoriasis creams first. If these do not work you will need to work with a doctor to try other therapies. There is no one perfect treatment for everyone. ...Read more

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What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

Uaually Quinine.: Usually it is a quinine medicine which comes from the chincona tree. But see your doctor. Possibly it may make a diffrence as to where you are going. There are typically 4 diffrent varieties of malaria and it may make a diffrence as to where you are going. ...Read more

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What is the best option for prevention of the plague?

What is the best option for prevention of the plague?

There are chain of: Events for plague to happen. Number one the bacteria, flea, rat, human being. All the four should be at the same place at the right time for plague to happen. The best and cost effective way of prevention would be eliminating the vector (flea) and the intermediate host (the rat). ...Read more

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Is there any prevention suffering from patellar spurs?

Is there any prevention suffering from patellar spurs?

Spurs: There is no prevention. Its all part of the degenerative arthritic process. ...Read more

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I don't want to get herpes, what is the best prevention

Avoid people with it: This flippant answer highlights how hard it is to avoid herpes. In the US, certain studies show 95% or more people are infected. Why? HSV-2 (genital herpes), is only one of at least 8 clinically important viruses in the herpesvirus family. Other viruses-varicella zoster, Epstein Barr virus (mono), cytomegalovirus, fifth's disease, humanherpesvirus-6, and others, are all in this family. ...Read more

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What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

Identify triggers: Try to avoid exposure to triggers. These may be weather change or change in levels of humidity, air pollution, smoke, dust, etc or to common respiratory viruses or emotional or stressful situations. It's important to classify the type of asthma and to treat accordingly. Most of the time a child with frequent attacks needs chronic treatmwnt with iinhaled steroids and bronchodilators. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me/list a few preventions to the prader-willi syndrome?

Could you please tell me/list a few preventions to the prader-willi syndrome?

Prader-Willi: Syndrome is a genetic disorder. You have it or you don't. You can't prevent it. One of the challenges can be obsessive disorder types of behaviors that may or may not be related to food. It is useful to maintain a consistent structured environment and consistent positive behavior management. Caretakers of patients with Prader-Willi need support themselves. ...Read more

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How long do. U.Stay on clopridogel for. It was prescribed for. Prevention of stroke. Many thanks?

Usually.: Usually people will just stay on it. But discuss it with your physician as each patients treatment is individualized. ...Read more

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In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

Diet: Hippocrates said: let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine.
This is still true today, complicated by gmo foods and soil nutrient depletion.
Eating right is one of the pillars of health and wellness. ...Read more

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I have developed a recurring sinusitis during the past 3 years. What is the best cure and prevention for it?

I have developed a recurring sinusitis during the past 3 years. What is the best cure and prevention for it?

ENT evaluation: Many patients with "recurrent sinusitis" actually have untreated allergies or rhinitis. Alternatively, you may have chronic sinusitis (a lingering sinus infection which doesn't clear). Your ENT will be able to help determine what the problem is and treat you appropriately. Try a sinus rinse (using rinse bottle over neti-pot) daily as this helps minimize many sinus problems. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been getting really bad migranes lately they don't stop. What's the diff between migranes & headaches? And what are causes? Preventions?

I have been getting really bad migranes lately they don't stop. What's the diff between migranes & headaches? And what are causes? Preventions?

Difference: There are several types of headache.
Migraine is one of them.
Migraine itself has subclassifications.
It happens usually more in women.
It could be throbbing, involve one side, associated with nausea, vomiting, and photophobia-trouble with light.
Warning signs could happen in migraine and called aura. ...Read more

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What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, I would like to know if there are guidelines I can put in place to minimiz

What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, I would like to know if there are guidelines I can put in place to minimiz

As: As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies.

Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality:
1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection.

2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area.

3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date.

4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty.

5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene.

6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies.
7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire.

Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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What is the best prevention for eczema?

What is the best prevention for eczema?

Diet: Supplemnts with vitamin d, zinc and essential fatty acids can help. Calso identify food triggers to avoid. ...Read more

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What treatment and prevention are available?

Please clarify!!: Please clarify and ask again! What are you trying to treat and prevent? ...Read more

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What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

Treat the cause: As most asthma is caused by allergies, the best solution is to treat the allergies, as it is impossible to avoid all allergens. I suggest lda (low dose antigen therapy) or srt (sensitivity removal technique). They are both able to eliminate allergies to foods, chemicals, and inhalants. ...Read more

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Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

More specific: What kind of bacteria are you talking about? Please by more specific---hand washing is the most effective way to prevent bacterial infections, but I am not sure if you mean oral, food, hands, cuts, wounds, etc. ...Read more

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Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Not much: Since most cataracts are caused by aging, there is little prevention. There is some association with smoking and sunlight exposure. So wear glasses or hat when outside and don't smoke. Cataract surgery is a very successful procedure should the cataracts impair you. ...Read more