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How can I apply online for medicare?

How can I apply online for medicare?

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more

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How long do I continue with the mediocre over-the-counter treatment for lice? Why don't doctors want to prescribe ovide? I

How long do I continue with the mediocre over-the-counter treatment for lice?  Why don't doctors want to prescribe ovide?  I

If indicated: It is not that doctors would not prescribe certain medication, it is that we are trained to follow certain guidelines to offer you the most appropriate choice of medicine keeping in mind indication, dosage, side effects and sometimes even cost. Also, we may not be comfortable with certain medications and have a tendency to use medications we are very familiar with. Ask your doctor about ovide. ...Read more

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Can you apply for disability while still working?

Can you apply for disability while still working?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

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How many sets of kengel exercises should i do and for how long. Is it effective if I gym. ?

How many sets of kengel exercises should i do and for how long. Is it effective if I gym. ?

Varies: Kegel exercises can improve pelvic floor muscles and can help with stress incontinence. You can do them minimally 10-25 times per day but more does not hurt. You can go to the gym and while you are doing your exercise especially the gluts and abs, you can do them simaltaneously. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

How to know if i qualify for veteran's disability?

Check with VA: The VA has put a great deal of effort in streamlining this process. Start with your local VA hospital. Veterans organizations are also quite familiar with disability criteria and the paperwork necessary to determine whether you qualify. As a last resort your Congressperson's local representative can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

No real studies: The idea of eating gin-soaked raisins to help arthritis pain has been around for ~30 years. It's in the realm of folk remedies, with no testing in the controlled double blind study approach conventional medicine uses. You'd be doing your own personal experiment by trying this, but here's some info: http://tinyurl.Com/n8wocra if it gives better results than oxycodone & percocet, do let us know. ...Read more

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How do I do light therapy for psoriasis at home?

How do I do light therapy for psoriasis at home?

You can't: Phototherapy needs to be given in controlled circumstances under the supervision of a doctor. Do not attempt at home. ...Read more

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How much do I have to pay for someone to get back on my meds for bipolar disorder and ptsd. Do I need the prime membership? Are there extra fees?

How much do I have to pay for someone to get back on my meds for bipolar disorder and ptsd. Do I need the prime membership? Are there extra fees?

Psychiatrist: It is my understanding that on HealthTap, we do not prescribe psychiatric medications. Given the complexity of Bipolar d/o it is best to establish a relationship with a local doctor. Local community health clinics offer services regardless of insurance. ...Read more

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Do you have a rheumatologist on staff too? How many times have you been able to get patients ss disability? How much will it cost for diagnosis?

Do you have a rheumatologist on staff too?  How many times have you been able to get patients ss disability?   How much will it cost for diagnosis?

Wrong question!!!!: My goal is to keep patients from, first thinking they are disabled, and finally discouraging them from getting disability. A rheumatologist with the opposite mindset is @#$%: scratch that, a loon. Few of my patient warrant disability. ...Read more

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How do you show proof of residency for medicaid for pregnancy?

How do you show proof of residency for medicaid for pregnancy?

Depends on the State: Please check the requirements for your state. Each one has different standards for showing proof of residency, and also various means of satisfying the requirement. Some will accept a driver's license, some a passport, and some showing a utility bill for your residence (gas, electric, water). Some may require a combination. You will need to check. ...Read more

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How long do doctors keep medical records? How long are they allowed to? I'm wanting some old ones from 2006, thanks! how do I ask for them?

How long do doctors keep medical records? How long are they allowed to? I'm wanting some old ones from 2006, thanks! how do I ask for them?

Medical records: Different states have different requirements for keeping medical records. Generally doctors' offices keep these records in storage, if patients are no longer active. Electronic medical records may be kept indefinitely. You could ask your doctor's office for a copy of your records, and they should give this to you if they have it. ...Read more

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How should I take cerebral success daily ?How to benefit the maximum ? Will it really help my focus and memory in a safe way? Help

How should I take cerebral success daily ?How to benefit the maximum ? Will it really help my focus and memory in a safe way? Help

"Cerebral Success": This is a proprietary blend of herbal supplements and nutrients, but there are no studies of this product. (there are some studies of individual ingredients.) the web site does not inspire my trust at all when it says: "cerebral success was specifically designed as a study pill to provide an Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) alternative for students who are taking the drug without a prescription." i don't recommend it. ...Read more

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What do think about apple cider vinegar... For driving every now and again? Does it really help health wise?

What do think about apple cider vinegar... For driving every now and again? Does it really help health wise?

Driving or drinking?: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear ; yeast infections), acne ; other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension ; high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses.It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for useful links:. ...Read more

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Do dr's that deal with detox medicine take insurance and if so how do I find one I have am addiction to pain meds and want help but can't afford alot?

Absolutely: It is so important and courageous that you are addressing this addiction! :-) talk with your primary doctor about a plan, if needed she/he can recommend specialist near by that takes your insurance. If those options are not possible, there is a local community mental health center in your county that can provide services at low or no cost. Reach out today! ...Read more

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I do not want disability benefits, only schedule A letter from my PCP for work, I want to work! is this not different than disability?

I do not want disability benefits, only schedule A letter from my PCP for work, I want to work! is this not different than disability?

While certainly not: an expert, my understanding is a Schedule A letter is something you can get from your physician outlining a disability you may. This letter enables you to be considered for jobs in the Federal government without having to compete with the general public. Some people may be receiving Social Security disability benefits; others may not. Being on disability isn't necessary. Go to dol.gov. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do not to take medicine for my hypetension? Its expensive for maintenance

What can I do not to take medicine for my hypetension? Its expensive for maintenance

Hypertension: A good exercise program and a healthy diet can help, but many patients still need medication as well. If you can't afford your medicines, ask your physician and pharmacist about patient assistance programs that many pharmaceutical companies have for patients who cannot afford to pay for their medications. Don't stop your medicines without first speaking to your doctor. ...Read more

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How much do i need pay for abortion if im 16?

How much do i need pay for abortion if im 16?

I would hope zero: I'm not sure how your health system works but if its early in your pregnancy I would expect that you would pay very little. I wish you the best of luck and next time use protection. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get disability benefits for shoulder tendinitis?

Am i allowed to get disability benefits for shoulder tendinitis?

Not typically: Shoulder tendinitis is a condition of soft tissue inflammation that can usually be overcome with appropriate therapy and medications (nsaid's). Most patients will not require a disability claim unless there are significant underlying problems causing the shoulder tendinitis. ...Read more

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If i want to try marinol for my mental health problems, how do I ask my doctor?

If i want to try marinol for my mental health problems, how do I ask my doctor?

Not advised.: Marinol is not indicated for mental health problems. The main reasons it is used is for aids or cancer related loss of appetite. It is also used to counteract nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can someone who has a manic depressive illness such as bipolar disorder apply for disability benefits?

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Can someone who has a manic depressive illness such as bipolar disorder apply for disability benefits?

Depends: On the severity of the illness, most patients with bipolar disorders function well without needing disability benefits. ...Read more

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With a ruptured disk should I apply for disability?

With a ruptured disk should I apply for disability?

Disability: Only if you are truly disabled and unable to work. There are successful treatments. ...Read more

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Can I apply for disability for interstitial cystitis?

Can I apply for disability for interstitial cystitis?

IC: It is very difficult to qualify for disability for interstitial cystitis. Any disease which is poorly understood, has no definitive diagnostic test and has no effective treatment is going to be difficult can get qualified for disability . ...Read more

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I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

Start here: https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview This site will guide your first queries. I'd expect that it will take patience and organization, but this is a start. Good luck! ...Read more

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What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

Denial: There are no problems seeking disability benefits. You may get a denial and might have to wait or hire an attorney, but i see no problems you will face seeking disability. You may end up paying something as you get your paperwork ready to apply, though. ...Read more

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Should I apply for social security disability for a chronic disorder that is makes me tired fast?

Severity?: That depends upon what you can and can't do. If you cannot perform any job duties, then perhaps,. It may be best to consult with a disability attorney. ...Read more

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Chances of getting disability benefits because of scoliosis?

Chances of getting disability benefits because of scoliosis?

See below: The diagnosis of scoliosis does not automatically qualify one for disability benefits. It really depends on how that scoliosis is impacting the persons life and whether or not it prevents someone from gainful employment. Most people with scoliosis are able to work in my experience. Some people with scoliosis may not be able to work very physical jobs. ...Read more

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What can cause a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits?

What can cause a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits?

Complicated: You must be medically unable to perform the essential functions of your job, nor are you able to perform other gainful employment in order to qualify for social security. Government agencies have an interactive process to advocate or deny disability benefits. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a person with severe eczema qualify for disability benefits?

Would it be possible that a person with severe eczema qualify for disability benefits?

No.: Severe eczema can almost always be controlled. There is no reason for disability, even with moderate eczema, what can't that person do? ...Read more

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My mom wants to know if she can apply for disability while she is still working part time?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

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If someone has scoliosis with a 25 degree curve can they claim disability benefits in canada?

If someone has scoliosis with a 25 degree curve can they claim disability benefits in canada?

Disability: Disability is usually determined based on function. It really doesn't have anything do do with the exact degree of curvature in the spine. Also, just to put it to perspective, at 23 years of age, one is fully skeletally mature and a 25 degree curve at that stage is not treated. Sorry for not answering your question directly. ...Read more

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I do not want disability benefits, only schedule A letter from my PCP for work, I want to work! is this not different than disability?

While certainly not: an expert, my understanding is a Schedule A letter is something you can get from your physician outlining a disability you may. This letter enables you to be considered for jobs in the Federal government without having to compete with the general public. Some people may be receiving Social Security disability benefits; others may not. Being on disability isn't necessary. Go to dol.gov. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is best if I plan on applying for disability?

Based on problem: Your question begs the question - do you want to try to get help for your medical issue or are you just trying to get disability? If you want help for your issue it is important to talk about what the disability is - one problem is that if you want disability they are going to look and see if you have gotten medical treatment to try and get better. You also need good documentation. ...Read more

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If someone has pulminary embolism would they qualify for disability benefits?

If someone has pulminary embolism would they qualify for disability benefits?

It depends: Why did they develop clots? What degree of lung involved? What limitations on lung function and breathing capacity? Pulmonologists can guide you. ...Read more

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Can you apply for disability while still working?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more

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If I have social phobia disorder, can I get disability benefits?

If I have social phobia disorder, can I get disability benefits?

Ability to Function?: Social Phobia can be a terribly debilitating condition. It can prevent ppl from participating in all aspects of life, including pleasurable, meaningful ones. Disability benefits R awarded based on a person's ability to function in their job/occupation, so U might qualify. But my hope would be that U get treatment that helps U get the life U dream of. Learn abt effective treatment on anxietybc.org ...Read more

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If I have borderline personality disorder, can I get disability benefits?

If I have borderline personality disorder, can I get disability benefits?

Legal matter mostly: Disability from the legal stance is getting harder to obtain for mental health issues. The stigma of mental illness plays a role here, as courts and lawyers are disinclined to believe that any mental health condition is disabling. If concurrent medical issues are present, i usually advise clients to seek disability for them and add the mental health component secondarily. ...Read more

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Can i get disability benefits for an arthritic foot?

Can i get disability benefits for an arthritic foot?

It is possible: You may get disability benefits for an arthritic foot depending on the length of time it has been present, degenerative changes seen on imaging studies, and whether there are any restrictions on range of motion of the foot. You may require an independent medical examination to determine the extent of restriction of range of motion. ...Read more