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Hello! I am a high school student who's required to complete a career exploration project. I was just wondering if you'd be up for a short interview!
Not what site is for: This is a public medical information site where people are welcome to describe a medical problem and ask a question. It is not a chat room. All submissions go to the site at random for review by whoever is available. There is no ability to link your questions or respond directly. If you need to interview someone find that person locally and proceed. ...Read more
By April/June I would like to lose ~30-40 lbs. I would like to know ways to do this in a healthy manner but also fast. I am a busy high school student?
Too much that quick: a more appropriate goal by June would be about 15 pounds. 30-40 in under 4-5 months is too quick. ...Read more
Who knows ?: Health codes vary by state and county (or city), so who is to say what sort of idiotic nonsense has made into your local health code. It is possible. ...Read more
Keep on : Try to leave the past behind you and do your best as you go forward. Everyone has bad times. Talk with your parents and teachers and ask them to advise you. Above all, never give up. ...Read more
Why according to a study do more than 50 percent of high school student fail the serial 7 subtraction test?
Symptom, not problem: This is a symptom of a larger issue. The serial 7 test is used routinely during the neurological exam to assess the patient's mental status. Nowadays students use a calculator or computer earlier on, thereby relying on such "peripheral brains" for computation. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121112171430.htm and http://ideas.time.com/2012/11/29/how-to-use-technology-to-make-you-smarter/ ...Read more
Variable: Kids that are still growing or have heavy study schedules or both need a minimum of 9 hours. Extra activities like sports can add to the requirement. After growth stops and schedule lessens, most can get by on 8. Memory difficulty, diminished academic or athletic performance or drowsy periods during the day suggest the need for more sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are things i can do to lose weight effectively as a busy high school student with a stubborn body type?
What does it take to get into medical school. I am a high school student who wants to be a neurosurgeon when i grow up.
Yes: This is actually a human-rights issue. The hiv-positive athlete poses no danger, and there's never been a credible case of transmission. In most of the civilized world, it is illegal to Prohibit participation in sports because of infection with hiv, hepatitis b or hepatitis c. The rules about blood in sports keep athletes safe. ...Read more
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17 years old, high school student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?
See a dermatologist: Psoriasis on the palms can be one of the most difficult types to manage. There are also several conditions that mimic palmar psoriasis, including fungal infections and hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Prescriptions ranging from topical steroids to systemic medications are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I'm 17 ur old high school student located in Mesa Arizona. And I have his serious pin and sweeping of the left testicle. It's contant pain even?
Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.
According : According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As a high school student, is there any advice i could get to becoming a cardaic surgeon or cardiologist? I have been looking into the medical feild for a future job for several years now and I have been narrowing down what i truely want to become and card
This : This is a great question. First, i would say that you should concentrate on pursuing a well-rounded education at your early stage, and of course, focus on learning the material to your best ability and getting good grades. I would also recommend that you shadow a physician to see what their day to day routine is like. Be sure that you could picture yourself in the field, but keep in mind there are countless types of physicians and work environments (medicine vs. Surgery; hospital vs. Clinic; private practice vs. Academic medical center, etc) there are many excellent specialties in medicine, and although you have identified cardiovascular medicine/surgery you may change your mind. If after shadowing doctors you are confident that the field is right for you, then you will need to identify work or volunteer experiences in addition to your college studies. This will help you develop a well-rounded experience as you apply to med school. Good luck! you are still young, but the future is yours for the taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much stress will it take for your vocal cords to form nodules? I am a high school student in chorus and do a lot of singing and lately iv'e had a very soar throat and worried about damage to voice
That is a myth: There is no disease by that name or that causes the purported symptoms. There are however other very real sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, warts, and others that can cause serious life long problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use your strengths: Each of us has great qualities. Make a short list of strengths/best qualities and find ways of letting others see and experience you at your best. Find activities that fit with your strengths. Don't turn your strengths into negatives or minimize them. Keep it positive. We naturally gravitate toward our strengths and we attract others to us that match those strengths. ...Read more
A Student at my children's high school was diagnosed with TB. None of my children have been identified as exposed, should I have them tested anyway?
Confer with school: The standards for testing & preventative treatment of students vary with the number of cases, level of contact, incidence of TB in the region & other factors. Often the state or county health agencies give outlines to each school for guidance after the first patient is found. Your local doc & the school should have those guidelines. It is a very slow moving germ so you have some time to find out ...Read more
I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?
A student considered very intelligent used to bully me in high school for being, in his mind, unintelligent and gay. How can I believe in myself agai?
Gay: Don't confuse arrogance with intelligence, some people are outspoken & arrogant but are not very smart but only bullies. Most of the smartest people I met were also very nice( nothing is perfect). The site below has resources in Denmark for gay individuals. you may benefit from assertiveness training and therapy to overcome your trauma. http://denmark.angloinfo.com/family/lgbt/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a student of high school but nowadays I am suffering from a lot of sensitivity in my teeth can anyone tell me solution for this?
See a dentist: There are many reasons that you could be having sensitivity, all of which can be addressed by seeing your dentist. You might have cavities, you might have gum disease, you might be grinding, you could be having widsom tooth problems, you might have recession or erosion.....Please call your dental office for an appointment today. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a health tech at a high school in a small town. We have a 15 yr. old male student who has had 5 incidents of what some are calling anxiety attack?
Do the best you can: Each teacher is different. If you have one who doesn't think a's are right except very, very rarely - it may be impossible. But, in general... Pay attention and ask what will they expect from you for an a. Then do your best to give them what they said. Let them know how much you care and work hard. If you have the basic ability - this should do it for most teachers. Pay attention, do the work. ...Read more
Probably not.: As a physician and father i would suggest any physical done on a high school age young lady should be performed by a qualified physician with a female chaperone (or female parent, if patient requested) present. ...Read more
See Below : If you're adhering to your treatment regiment (meds, psychotherapy or both), work on your symptoms recognition and triggers for your symptoms, you will succeed in high-school. Also, learn how to ask for help if needed, establish routine (for school-work and self-care), and most of all, learn to praise yourself for successes. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The truth: Our teenage patients are sometimes embarrassed or reluctant to discuss diabetes with their peers. It is so much easier and better for the teens when they're open about it. Friends can be the best support available. Because friends care, they might help you remember to test and take insulin. They get good at recognizing lows. No one has complained about their friends "getting in their face" to me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i get help for my cutting? I've been cutting since middle school and now i'm in high school
That : That is a definite yes. You are likely cutting yourself as a coping mechanism. Some people cut to feel something, if they feel empty inside. Some people cut, so that they will feel physical pain to distract them from their emotional pain. Some people cut in the belief that it will let bad things flow out them. Regardless of the reason, even if the cutting allows a sense of relief, the person who cuts is not happy. It is not a healthy coping mechanism. Therapy (medication or counseling) can help a lot. I hope that you get help. Things can get better. ...Read more
Please tell me if it is possible to get over the effects of being picked on and teased in high school?
Absolutely: High school can be a cruel place of bullying and making fun. If you are having continued problems from this in adult life then seeing a therapist to discuss the issue could help. It is always good to remember that the people that pick on you only do so because they feel so bad about themselves that only by putting someone else down can they feel better about themselves. It is not about you, EVER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a type 1 diabetic reaches high school and is independent, do they still do everything via the nurse?
Varies with location: A variety of state & local rules guide the administration of any type of medication and or treatment. In some states self administered meds might be the rule while others may require parents to come to the school and do it. This is something you need to clarify with the local officials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If unable to obtain shot records from my high school, is there somewhere else that should have them on file?
What do you advise if i was bullied quite severly in high school, and almost 20 years later, i'm still really angry. How to let go?
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