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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

Do Not Know: The causes of autistic spectrum disorder are unknown, thus prevention is also unknown. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent melanoma?

What can I do to help prevent melanoma?

Skin exam, avoid sun: Avoid the sun and protect yourself by wearing hat, sunglasses, sunscreen with spf 30 or higher, uv protective clothing. If you have a family history of melanoma, be seen more often by a dermatologist. Have regular skin checks and examine yourself monthly looking for new suspicious lesions or changes in pre-existing lesions. Early detection is key. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent dementia?

What can I do to prevent dementia?

See below: Although there is nothing proven to prevent dementia there are several measures that can potentially reduce the impact. Frequent engagement in cognitive tasks, such as puzzles, is one approach. Preventing cardio/cerebrovascular disease through diet, exercise and if necessary medications is another. For those with a family history of early onset, a discussion with your doctor is important. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Obesity & Genetics.: If you're genetically prone to obesity, you're kinda stuck. You can't change your genetic makeup, but you can minimize its impact through eating properly, exercising regularly, and never smoking. Keep your weight down and don't take being slim for granted, as being lax will let your weight creep right up again. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

See eye doc: There is no known preventative treatment for glaucoma. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist regularly so that if you get it, it can be detected at the earliest stage. ...Read more

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What can pregnant women do to prevent stis?

What can pregnant women do to prevent stis?

Protected Sex: The most reliable way to prevent disease transmission, short of celibacy, is to have a monagamous relationship with one partner who has no sexually transmitted diseases. This can be tough when one has not yet settled down. Until then, use condoms and choose partners wisely. Pre-coital testing is something that is not unreasonable to some people. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

Wash your hands ...: A lot. Wash your hands before you eat or make food, after you go to the bathroom or change a diaper. Keep your fingernails clean and cut short. No fingernail-biting. Don't eat in the bathroom. Change your underpants every day. Don't scratch your butt. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many vaccinations help to maintain immunity?

Can you let me know how many vaccinations help to maintain immunity?

Confusing question: Any and all vaccines are used to built and or maintain selective immunity. You could be specific & credit boosters with the maintenance role. Some vaccines like tetanus or whooping cough produce immunity that fades quicker than other vaccines. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me to exercises i can do at home?

Can you please guide me to exercises i can do at home?

Many: Pushups, situps, squats, lunges, burpees. These can all be done with no equipment. Add a jump rope and you can do more. You can walk when weather allows. ...Read more

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What can I do to help increase pregnancy?

What can I do to help increase pregnancy?

There are a number..: ..of tips. Have lots of sex..about 3 times a week to optimize catching you at ovulation. Go ahead and use ovulation predicting tests or take your temperature; learn about and track your cervical mucus. Sex every other day when ovulating. Maybe lie still for 15 min after intercourse. Get to a healthy weight. Eat healthy, don't overdo exercise. DE-STRESS:) Get a pre-conception check-up; STOP SMOKING ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I go swimming to lose weight effectively?

Doctors can you tell me how often should I go swimming to lose weight effectively?

Weight loss: Three times per week with one day off in between. The use of exercise for weight loss without restricting calories is not very effective. ...Read more

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Please explain what exercises can I do at home that will help me lose weight effectively?

Please explain what exercises can I do at home that will help me lose weight effectively?

Remember: It's not just exercise alone. While exercise has so many benefits, the bigger component of weight loss actually comes from reducing your caloric intake. It's a lot easier to cut out several hundred calories/day rather than burn several extra hundred/day through exercise, though doing both is best. Otherwise, exercise wise, do whatever gets your heart rate up and that you'll do consistently!! ...Read more

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Doctor please help me I want to abort my 6weeks of pregnancy. Can you suggest me of ways on how to abort it at home?

Doctor please help me I want to abort my 6weeks of pregnancy. Can you suggest me of ways on how to abort it at home?

Home Abortion: there is no safe way to self abort a pregnancy at home!!!!! Please seek competent medical care. I repeat this is not safe and can lead to your death. ...Read more

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Im 1month pregnant, and i want to abort this child, but i don't know how. Can you give me some tips how to abort a baby safely and effectively at home?

Im 1month pregnant, and i want to abort this child, but i don't know how. Can you give me some tips how to abort a baby safely and effectively at home?

Pregnancy: Please, please, do not try to abort your baby at home! you need to seek medical care. You can go to your primary care provider, or if you don't have one, you can start with planned parenthood. 800-576-5544 www.Plannedparenthood.Org please think it over very carefully before you decide to terminate your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you suggest me things i can do to prevent my depression?

Can you suggest me things i can do to prevent my depression?

Llifestyle changes: Develop healthy connections with others. Avoid alcohol and other recreational drugs. Eat a whole foods diet with veggies, lean protein, and fruits. Limit sugar intake, and stay away from processed foods. Exercise (gradually increasing exertion at least 4-5 times a week.) be sure to take at least 1-2 grams of epa (in fish oil) per day. Take good multivitamin with at least 1000 iu vit d/day. ...Read more

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How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

Avoid overuse: Arthritis tends to be a degenerative problem closely associated with aging. Some people are genetically predisposed to develop arthritis at an earlier age. It tell my patients that some people are blessed with a higher mileage rating on their "treads". That said, i think one can do a lot to prevent arthritis by avoiding and limiting unnecessary stress to the hands--ie opening a lid to a jar. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many children can a woman, supposedly, bear?

Can you let me know how many children can a woman, supposedly, bear?

No specific number: My great, great grandfather was the 25th child born to his mother. There were a number of multiple pregnancies. Please note that this is an unusually high number of births. ...Read more

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How can I find time to do things that allow me to do my best?

Prioritize: Prioritize your time, so that those activities are near the top of the list. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more