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What to do if I have epilepsy that is 100% controlled with medication and a recent surgery, will this prevent me from becoming a helicopter pilot?
Helicopter Parents: The classic concept of the helicopter parent is they are too enmeshed with their children's lives- hovering over every decision. The ultimate goal of parenting is to create independent functioning adults. If a parent does not let their children learn from their own mistakes, the child will not develop the necessary skills to handle live stressors and problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none: Nearsightedness is not caused by anything you do. It is genetic. But all the armed services are now permitting laser vision correction, even for pilots. Before undergoing laser vision correction, check with your recruiter for the specific rules for your branch of service. ...Read more
My friend was helicoptered from one hospital to another. Why did they need to do that and frighten her so much? She was in a car wreck.
Heli to hospital: Wife of well known actor died in canada after skiing accident due to refusal to be treated. She thought she was ok. Depending on aspect of car trauma, the medics are very experienced in assessing possibility of deadly problem. Bleeding in brain kills silently. Neck spine can be cracked then fully fractures and cut off the spinal nerve. Never disregard emr tech suggestions. ...Read more
Easy and yes: Having children is a huge responsibility and it is easy to worry about our kids. However, it is just as important to allow them to develop and become their own little people. Hovering over your children sends the message that they are not safe without you and is likely to transfer some of your anxiety to them. Allow your child to learn from life while still keeping them safe & both of you win. ...Read more
Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more
Recently Dx with left spontaneous small pneumothorax. No f/u or advice. is it ok to swim in a pool and surface dive to 2 metres or fly in helicopter?
Not ok: Depending on size of pneumothorax and how long ago you had it, you should make sure that it is resolved or at least resolving before you do any strenuous activity or fly. ...Read more
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