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Does an old drug charge prevent someone from a future in the medical/dental field? Is there any point for a prospective medical/dental school student to dedicate themselves and apply to a school if that person was charged with possession of marijuana in

Does an old drug charge prevent someone from a future in the medical/dental field? Is there any point for a prospective medical/dental school student to dedicate themselves and apply to a school if that person was charged with possession of marijuana in

Hello. : Hello. Although i know medical doctors who have had an arrest for issues with drugs or alcohol in their youth, I am not a lawyer. Avvo. Com also has a legal site. Please pose this same question on that website. This allows lawyers to provide a public service by providing answers to legal questions free of charge. Good luck with your career in the medical field. Take care. ...Read more

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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Is there a test for men to assist finding out if sperm can lead to child disability? I'm 37 and thinking of starting family.

Is there a test for men to assist finding out if sperm can lead to child disability? I'm 37 and thinking of starting family.

Time to ponder: Men get a bit of a pass on that issue with age.Women start out with all their eggs & as they age the eggs accumulate exposures/toxic events and may be impaired with age.Sperm are constantly generated from stem cells as new & the healthiest best swimmers get to the egg first. A meeting with a clinical geneticist with your spouse may be in order.Both your family trees have input to eventual outcome ...Read more

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My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

There R doc who will: There are many doctors that manage these complex children. Usually they are subspecialists in pediatric psychiatry or developmental pediatrics. They usually work within a team approach with counselors, therapists and tutors to cover all areas of disability. Check with your nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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What should a guy do in his late twenties who has been sexually abused as a child to overcome the side effects of child abuse ?

What should a guy do in his late twenties who has been sexually abused        as a child to overcome the side effects of child abuse ?

Consider therapy: Child abuse has many effects on a person, depending on what/who was involved, and what supports there were for the child. A psychotherapist who knows emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) could assist you in dealing with the aftermath -- and help you move forward. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html good for you in exploring your options! recovery = possible. ...Read more

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Adult child in trouble with addiction in california a friend's son (33 years old) went out to ca to a specific type of client for an addiction issue. It appeared that he was going 'great' but apparently it was a lie. He is on the street and back using.

Adult child in trouble with addiction in california a friend's son (33 years old) went out to ca to a specific type of client for an addiction issue.
It appeared that he was going 'great' but apparently it was a lie.  He is on the street and back using.

A disease of lies: Addicts lie, it's a fact. But this is not b/c they are bad people but b/c every positive motivation they have is hijacked by the need to use. Deciding to stop is good but not enough. The 3 things that move us are thoughts, feelings & biology. We think the mind is the captain but the emotions or the body can easily overrule a mental decision. When the 2 gang up vs. The mind it's like possession. ...Read more

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Any studies on the causal link of masturbation leading to porn addiction, depression and ed? Should i make a study if this was my p. Experience?

Any studies on the causal link of masturbation leading to porn addiction, depression and ed? Should i make a study if this was my p. Experience?

Folklore: All young men enjoy their bodies when they're alone, and all men look at images. It prepares you for adult roles. Anyone who tells you otherwise, or that this is "unspiritual", is lying and trying to manipulate you. Think about something nice and about the girl you'll marry rather than internet trash. If you DO have erectile dysfuction, get evaluated for prolactinoma, hemochromatosis, etc. ...Read more

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Is obesity child abuse? I'd like to have a quick interview based on this subject.

Is obesity child abuse? I'd like to have a quick interview based on this subject.

I : I am a pediatric eating disorder physician and i would like to go on record as saying that obesity is not child abuse. Frankly we understand so little about the biology of obesity that we are not even sure why anyone gets fat, even when it seems"obvious" that people feed their children poorly. We appear to get fat for genetic and environmental reasons. Of interest are recent articles reporting that other (non-human) mammals who live in close proximity to humans, such as domesticated animals and laboratory animals, are getting fatter as well, even when their food intake is tightly controlled, implying that there may be non-food environmental triggers to increasing obesity (infectious agents? Hormonally active pollutants? Food or cosmetic additives?) until the science is better defined, those of us who do not seem to have the genetic propensity to respond to our environment with ever increasing girth might best be served by adopting an attitude of compassion rather than judgmentalism. ...Read more

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My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

Possibly: Zeldox is a member of a family of medications that have shown benefit for obsessive behavior. Speak to a psychiatrist about it and other medications used for OCD. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Start with work-up: No medication currently available treats sociopathy, but that is a quite rare condition at age 9, and you mention a number of other diagnoses that potentially are medication responsive. You did not state what you meant by "therapy" or whether the child has been on medications already. I recommend going to a strong academic center specializing in children and obtaining a thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Delayed report of an assault as a child.Man confessed.Objects, etc. causing memories of more abuse by man.Dr. says real, but how can I be sure? Thx

Delayed report of an assault as a child.Man confessed.Objects, etc. causing memories of more abuse by man.Dr. says real, but how can I be sure? Thx

Talk therapy: Many people suffer PTSD-like symptoms following such experiences. You might be. Try to find a therapist you can trust to figure out your needs at this time. I'm not sure what you're not sure of - but that can be clarified in your therapy. How you feel is real and that's the most important part. Sadly, this is not unique - others have been thru similar pain. You can find help! ...Read more

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What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more

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My potential partner read in a journal my uncircumcised penis increases the risk of cervical cancer. Please provide a fair view and how to prevent it.

My potential partner read in a journal my uncircumcised penis increases the risk of cervical cancer. Please provide a fair view and how to prevent it.

Uncircumcised: Uncircumcised men become infected by hpv more often, have higher incidents of lesions on the penis, and have a harder time clearing the hpv virus from the body.Female partners of circumcised men had a lower prevalence and incidence of hr-hpv infection, and women married to circumcised men have lower cervical cancer risk. Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer- papsmear is important screening test. ...Read more

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A 105 pound girl who has not abused substance for a month, snorted cocaine, and needs to know how long the chemical her job looks for in cocaine will be in her urine. Will she be okay in 48 hours? She had a relapse and is actively seeking treatment

A 105 pound girl who has not abused substance for a month, snorted cocaine, and needs to know how long the chemical her job looks for in cocaine will be in her urine. Will she be okay in 48 hours? She had a relapse and is actively seeking treatment

Depends: on the amount consumed, whether consuming alcohol at the same time, or any other drug, usually urine tox screen looks for cocaine or one of the metabolites which stays longer in the body, don't believe any would be cleared in next 48 hours, better seek help, check this link, good luck https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx ...Read more

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Can. Ptsd be a lifelong consequence of rape and bullying in infant school? An how should it be treated in later years, i.E. Ones sixties? Thank you.

Can. Ptsd be a lifelong consequence of rape and bullying in infant school? An how should it be treated in later years, i.E. Ones sixties? Thank you.

Yes it can: Some people are able to suppress their symptoms and suffering for many years before coming to treatment. I have treated people in their 60's whose histories of abuse, bullying, rape, etc occurred much earlier in their lives. Psychotherapies such as cognitive processing, emdr, and somatic experiencing can be very effective, along with medications as needed. Homeopathy can also be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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