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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Safety (Overview)

Home safety is a topic that includes recommendations for how to make the home environment safe for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, fencing off pools, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, etc...


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Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Not really: Opinions will differ, but with obstetric care, you have open access to your obstetrician, usually for an unlimited number of visits. If you want reassurance of the baby's heartbeat, i'd rather you come in to see me than make yourself nervous with a home monitor. If you do decide to get one, remember that finding the heartbeat, especially early on, is not necessarily easy. Don't go crazy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
29 doctors shared insights

Home Safety (Overview)

Home safety is a topic that includes recommendations for how to make the home environment safe for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, fencing off pools, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, etc...


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What are nursing home ethics?

What are nursing home ethics?

Nursing homes: That's a very grand question for this space. There is a patient code of ethics if it helps , see this site as an example: http://www.4fate.Org/html/bill_of_rights.Html. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but they will generally turn positive if you're pregnant. There are some uncommon exceptions, so see your doctor if you still think you're pregnant after 2 home tests spread apart by a week or two. ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs.Org/ratings/default.Aspx . The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa.Gov/safety/cps . Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for tooth whitening that are safe?

Any home remedies for tooth whitening that are safe?

No: No "home remedies" work for tooth whitening. The closet thing would be crest white strips, and by that i mean that they are readily accessible at the store, and are relatively inexpensive. They are not as effective as a professional treatment by a dentist, but at least they are safe. Bleaching will not work on all types of teeth. First, see your dentist to determine if your are a candidate. ...Read more

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Are home prenancy test good to use?

Are home prenancy test good to use?

Fairly accurate: For the most accurate results, take the test one week after a missed period — when the level of HCG in your urine is most likely to be detectable. ...Read more

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Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Wash your hands: The best thing for preventing spread of conjunctivitis in any setting is washing your hands and keeping them out of your eyes. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for morning sickness?

Are there any good home remedies for morning sickness?

Morning sickness: Go for a liquid diet. You may find it easier on your stomach to emphasize liquids over solids when morning sickness is at its worst. Get your nutrients from bouillon, juices, and other liquids. (confirm that this approach is okay with your obstetrician first.). ...Read more

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Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Home BP: Taking blood pressure at home is easy and should be done before or several hours after meals. You should sit quietly and be comfortably. Also relax your arm while the cuff is inflated. ...Read more

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Should home birth linens be placed in hazardous waste bin?

Should home birth linens be placed in hazardous waste bin?

Yes: Any materials that have come into contact with blood or other body fluids should be disposed of properly and safely. ...Read more

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Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision. ...Read more

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Are home pregnancy test realiable?

Very reliable: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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What countries provide good care at low cost for nursing home residents? Heard greece is cheap.

What countries provide good care at low cost for nursing home residents? Heard greece is cheap.

Love and money: Any country where families care for each other and children realize what their parents did for them when they were in need of them. If you do opt for a nursing home, do not transfer your guilt to the people who are are there for them. ...Read more

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Level 8/9 pain bracket any home remedies?

Level 8/9 pain bracket  any home remedies?

Depends on the cause: Chronic pain is an excellent example of a condition that benefits from a holistic approach. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain. Options include medications, physical therapy, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, frequency specific microcurrent/tens units/other electromagnetic treatments, prolozone etc.Please see comments:. ...Read more

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Are home teeth whitening kits like Express Smile Atlanta safe?

Are home teeth whitening kits like Express Smile Atlanta safe?

Most of the time: most of them are safe, you have yo make sure you follow the instructions very carefully and checkin with a local dentist for an exam ...Read more

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How to cire nemonia at home with home made remedies?

How to cire nemonia at home with home made remedies?

Terrible idea: Some "natural healer" has deceived you. Real bacterial pneumonia (as opposed to a common viral / mycoplasmal chest cold) can't be cured by any home remedy; an antibiotic is required. Some folks recover on their own, but many untreated people join the ranks of those who only had "natural home" remedies & now lie in old cemeteries. It was the great killer of teens & can still you. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more