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Why won't the government legalize mj for cancer?

Why won't the government legalize mj for cancer?

Some states: Have. The feds oppose that, and probably have no way to regulate, eat crow for decades of over reaction, and appease all sides of the question. Interdiction is a monumental waste of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more


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Can the government demand I have living will?

Can the government demand I have living will?

No: A living will is a document drawn up to guide others in your health care preferences. It designates a proxy or someone who will make decisions for your care if you can't and lets others know your preferences for end of life care, artificial nutrition, resuscitation efforts amongst others. It can be changed by you it unfortunately is often not followed by surrogates when the time comes to use it. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Wrong forum : Many things in a society are left to individuals to decide. That's called liberty. With this gift there are abuses. If a doctor knows a child is allowed to smoke by their parents then she must consider if child abuse is present. If so then there is governmental protocol for helping the child. But what about an 18 yr old smoker? Parents smoking? We can't legislate common sense. ...Read more

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Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Yes: The major funder of basic research in the usa is the nih. Many useful medical and scientific discoveries originate there and with their fund recipients. This includes a number of research pathways designed to increase health and longevity. As long as the budget is not cut by congress, this work can continue. ...Read more

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What knowledge do social workers have of the government and finances?

Depends on SW: Most sw's have knowledge of social programs on the state and federal level, however, this depends on the setting they work in. Hospital sw have more knowledge pertinent to hospitalized patients, whereas those working in the office setting have more of it for the patients they see. As far as government per say, they have no better knowledge than an average person should have. Not sure on finances. ...Read more

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Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more

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Could governments who prohibit a market in organs encourage more organ donation?

No: Through the decades more and more patients are added to the transplant wait list.....donation has increased only very slightly.....therefore, more donors needed;however, it is better be regulated thru strict laws, ethical rules.....so not only certain group can get advantage from the market....it is not an easy issue....the discussion is out there for quite sometime...no perfect answer yet ...Read more

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The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

Heart disease: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What help can I expect from utilities, and social and government services after an earthquake?

What help can I expect from utilities, and social and government services after an earthquake?

May take 3 days: Electricity, water, gas, and telephones may not be working for some time. The police and fire departments are likely to be tied up. You should be prepared to fend for yourself for at least three days, preferably for a week.  ...Read more

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Which government department is responsible for maintaining a hygenic environment in a deep residential area?

Which government department is responsible for maintaining a hygenic environment in a deep residential area?

Deep residential are: I do not know what a deep residential area is. Do you mean in a bomb shelter or in a silo for missiles? Talk to your commander. ...Read more

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Drs cant figure out my mental health diagnosis, my thoughts come from somewhere else, i think the government is plotting to kill me and control my tho?

Ask your doc: It is very likely your doc will tell you the diagnosis if you ask - you can also ask for a copy of your records to which you are entitled ...Read more

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I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

Sweets and govt.: Agree you do not want govt. 2 control what u drink but if everyone did what is right for themselves, and paid att.2 the phd bulletins/educational literature, the govt. Did not have to intervene! you would be amazed what pediatricians are required to do as part of the preventive care guidelines as a result of governmental policies as well. But all in all is it is good for people's health. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more

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If I file with government & private companies can I collect from both?

If I file with government & private companies can I collect from both?

Collect what for ?: If it is for disability , or unemployment or other entitlements benefits , is illegal most of the time , collecting same benefits from two sources. This time you speak to your lawyer not your doctor ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about government guidelines for healthy eating?

Can you please tell me about government guidelines for healthy eating?

MyPlate.Gov: Check it out on the usda recommended myplate.Gov.It emphasises using lots of veggies, fruits and grains and less of animal fats or red meats. ...Read more

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Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Political choice: This is a major issue with the political right wing; a group that constantly says governmental interference is bad and wants to eliminate it for business, but on the other hand desparately wants the government to interfere in your personal and private lives. This includes their anti-female stance on birth control which has some religious undertones as well. It would infringe on personal rights. ...Read more

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Government job but need pain medication due to disability. What can I take?

Government job but need pain medication due to disability. What can I take?

Govt job: Firstly government is one messed up institution. You best check with their loads of stifling regulation and policies to what they require in terms of drug screening. Once you have this then talk to your pain doc about medication. Keep in mind that they will change policy without letting you know. ...Read more

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Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Complicated : Older doctor (30 years ago when i started) told me an office call should cost 100x the cost of a postage stamp. When letters were 6 cents to mail, an office call was about $6.. Now postage is 45 cents & most office calls are over $45. Insurance companies & governement regulations for medical care have added tons of paperwork for the dr. Pay the dr. Directly, & everybody pays something. ...Read more

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How much does it cost the uk government to keep somebody in an nhs residential care home please?

Many variables ~40K: One source (http://www.mirror.co.uk/features/how-avoid-care-home-fees-3835475) estimates 40K (sorry, can't make pound symbol) annually for nursing home care in UK. But as in the States, there are too many variables to offer one answer. Check out http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/care-homes.aspx & http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30990913. ...Read more

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Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?

Medicaid: Medicaid is one such program. The dental coverage is usually just for essential procedures. Check with yout local office for coverage and benefits. ...Read more

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What would you recommend in your own patients food program (such as the government's recommended daily allowance)?

CDC recommendation: The government recommendation is good one. In general maintain a health weight, exercise, have a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and no recreational drugs. ...Read more

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I am forty five years old doing government service I feel anxiety for writing infront of others how can I solve it? Need suggestion

I am forty five years old  doing government service I feel anxiety for writing infront of others how can I solve it? Need suggestion

Therapy: You can see a therapist familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy, who can work with you on decreasing this anxiety. Same therapist may also know eft (tapping), because it's possible this could help also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that there has been cures for HIV but hidden by governments because of the potential loss of income through anti retroviral drugs?

Is it true that there has been cures for HIV but hidden by governments because of the potential loss of income through anti retroviral drugs?

Myths: Nope. not in any way is this common myth true. We are now thirty years into the epidemic and those treated effectively are not functionally HIV negative. The recent advances leading to cure in Hep C give us even more hope that the variety of research in the world focusing on HIV cure can bring us this hopeful opportunity within the next ten years. ...Read more

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Will the government pay for my boob reduction if they are huge?

Health insurance may: Large breasts in a normal weight patient, with associated symptoms of upper back and neck pain, shoulder indentations from bra straps, rashes in breast folds etc are criteria that most insurances look favorably at alongwith the statement by your physician that he or she can excise atleast a pound of breast tissue from each side. Some insurances use the schnur scale for approval/denial. ...Read more

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Do any government agencies check toys to see if they are safe for kids?

Do any government agencies check toys to see if they are safe for kids?

Yes, www.cpsc.gov: The consumer products safety commission is the government agency that handles toy safety issues and recalls. Safety issues regarding many other types of products are also handled by the cpsc. One can report dangerous toys and products to them at their website: www.Cpsc.Gov. ...Read more

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Are the success rate claimed by fertility clinic accurate ? Are they regulated by the government

Are the success rate claimed by fertility clinic accurate ? Are they regulated by the government

Yes.: Fertility clinics are regulated by the government and their data reviewed and confirmed to assure accuracy. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

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Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

Can any insurance agent be selling the new low-cost plans that health care reform created, or only the government sells them?

New "Marketplaces": Federal or state websites where people can go to buy obamacare health insurance are called health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. California's marketplace is "covered california" and is where people can go to compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and to see if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford the insurance. Exchanges open in october 2013. ...Read more

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When addiction counselor agencies have government funding, do they have inspectors who come in and check your records every once in a while?

When addiction counselor agencies have government funding, do they have inspectors who come in and check your records every once in a while?

The blue pages of: Your phone book lists agencies run by the government. There are state and federal laws about confidentiality. Clinics are supposed to be monitored by regulatory agencies. Ask the same questions you ask here if you go to one. They are largely motivated by good will and want to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why would a prominent neurosurgeon say obamacare is the worst thing since slavery? Why is it being viewed as so bad as to make our government shut?

Why would a prominent neurosurgeon say obamacare is the worst thing since slavery? Why is it being viewed as so bad as to make our government shut?

politics: This is a fairly loaded question, and your answer will depend on the political skew of your responder. Much of the hysteria remains to be validated. However, I am pretty shocked when some critics make a comparison to slavery. Some have even implied it is the "worst" thing in our history--apparently worse than slavery. ...Read more

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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

No: The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements. The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health. ...Read more

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How does a flu outbreak affect the government and schools?

How does a flu outbreak affect the government and schools?

Flu outbreak: Thanks to the immunisation of children and adults, we have not had a full blown flu epidemic lately.But unvaccinated children and adults can get sick and there is absentism in govt offices which slows down some essential services.As far as schools are concerned they try their best to encourage vaccinating children, but there is absenteism and can lead to school closings if the epidemic is not contro. ...Read more

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What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

What are the government regulations surrounding dietary supplements?

Under FDA Regulation: Fda has significant authority to regulate the dietary supplement industry.They have authority to stop a company from selling a supplement that may be unsanitary or unsafe. Stop the sale of any supplement that makes false and unsubstantiated claims on its labeling and if it poses a significant or unreasonable risk of causing injury or illness. Ftc has authority to regulate advertising of supplement. ...Read more

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a medical waiver during the government shutdown for the united states marine corps?

Waiver: If you are in fact 51 years old (as stated on your profile) then it is very doubtful that you would receive an age waiver since you are over age 42 years old. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Biological Therapy (Definition)

Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more