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Who knows about onchocerciasis?

Who knows about onchocerciasis?

I wish more did: Onchocerciasis is a dread disease in which worms bearing bacteria cause blindness and spotty skin lesions. In some communities, all adults are blind and they are led by children. Robert mcnamara, remorseful architect of the vietnam war, did more than anyone else to control this dread illness, but it remains a serious problem in much of the tropics. ...Read more

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Who knows about achondroplasia?

Who knows about achondroplasia?

Dwarfism: About 1 in 20, 000 births. Genetic defect causes poor bone growth. Affected persons have a large head with small bones in the mid face. The arms and legs are short, but the trunk is long. Intelligence is usually normal, but walking is often delayed. They can have problems with the spinal cord being compressed. They can have children, but there is a high risk >50% of passing the defect to offspring. ...Read more

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Who knows cost of a consultation with rd?

Depends: Depends on person, area of country, and other variables. Talk with other people in your area to find one that is good and reasonably priced. Just because its expensive doesn't mean its good...And just because it is cheap doesn't necessarily mean its bad advice. New grads/those trying to build a practise tend to be cheaper to build the volume. ...Read more

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Anyone knows any exercises to have a bigger and more ferm bootay?

Anyone knows any exercises to have a bigger and more ferm bootay?

Squats: The muscles you want to target are the gluteus muscles. Squats and leg presses are effective. ...Read more

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Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Who knows what a "t.E.N.S" machine is & where to get one that is safe?

Safe: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more

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Anyone knows if the segawa dystonia can show up at the first year of age?

Anyone knows if the segawa dystonia can show up at the first year of age?

Possibly: Segawa syndrome, also known as dopa-responsive dystonia (drd) usually has symptom onset around age 6 but there have been case reports of it occurring in the first year (as well as much later). It is usually described as autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity among family members. Autosomal recessive types also exist. Discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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When no doctors answer my question, does it mean none of them knows the answer?

When no doctors answer my question, does it mean none of them knows the answer?

Not always: It could that the question is vague or confusing and the doctors don't understand. Rephrase your question clearly and briefly. We will attempt to answer. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Why is it a good idea to make sure my child knows the difference between day and night?

Getting some Zzzzzz: Trying to get a beby to sleep at night can be challenging. It is imprtant for a baby to start learning the day/night signals early on. In a nutshell, during the day your home should be a bright, stimulating place where the baby is driven to learn and everybody interacts with him or her. Night time is quiet, not bright and not interactive, in other words, to boring to stay awake. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Long topic: I will need to refer you to a website:www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more