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How important is regenerative medicine going to be?

Extremely important: I was answering the question when i hit a wrong button, and it went off into the clouds......What else is new. In case we can't find it, the summary is that if we can regenerate our own very specific tissue, there will be no such thing as rejection. The best and purest therapies in medicine have always been when we enhance or stimulate in some way our own body's remarkable ability to heal itself. ...Read more

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This is very very important to me, please help me know how to study as college freshman?

This is very very important to me, please help me know how to study as college freshman?

Priorities: Why are you in college? If you are there for the right reasons, you will recognize what are your responsibilities to learn and accomplish. If you put those priorities first, you will study, study, study. If your priorities are distorted, you will have a good time and find out you didn't learn what you should have you will reap the rewards. Priorities. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !

What is the best way to treat psoriasis? And dose it really that there is no medicine to cure it yet? Please answer it ! ? !

No cure: There is no cure for psoriasis but there are many medications that can control it. Some also respond to light therapy. See a dermatologist who can help you with all options available. ...Read more

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How important is it to have a doctor who is doing cancer research?

How important is it to have a doctor who is doing cancer research?

Depends: It may be important for a person seeking care for cancer. However, cancer is a large group of diseases, and doing research in one area would not provide an advantage in treating other cancers. If the illness is not cancer, e.g., heart disease, cancer research credentials would not be relevant. ...Read more

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What is the reason for depression and how to treat it? Can depression change your lifestyle? & is it necessary to meet a doctor for this case?

What is the reason for depression and how to treat it?  Can depression change your lifestyle? & is it necessary to meet a doctor for this case?

Complicated: Depression is more than the blues or a bad day. It is a complex array of mental and physical symptoms that interfere with a person's functioning. If untreated, depression can worsen to the point of hopelessness and self-harm. Depression is treatable. See: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml#pub4 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

Levadex coming soon: Levadex is an inhaler which contains an old drug, Dihydroergotamine or dhe. Dhe injection is one of the oldest most effective migraine drugs. It also comes in a nasal spray, migranal, but it is not very effective. The injection often makes people very nauseous, but surprisingly, according to the published data, the inhaler does not. It works as fast as an injection and should become available soon. ...Read more

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What is collagen and how is it important to us.

What is collagen and how is it important to us.

Protein complex: Collagen is an important constituent of the skin and serves to support the skin. As we age collagen changes and breaks down and as such the firmness of the skin diminishes. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best most beneficial/best workout program to use?

What would you say is the very best most beneficial/best workout program to use?

One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a forgiveness? How will going to the psychiatrist help?

Is there such thing as a forgiveness? How will going to the psychiatrist help?

Forgiveness: Forgiveness of self and others is a big part of healing. It can't be rushed, but it evolves in its own time when issues are addressed and processed honestly. This means you can't skip over the pain part into forgiveness; it's important to acknowledge what's happened. Psychiatrists can assist this process by witnessing it with you, keeping you on track, and showing you compassion when you forget. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure ibs. Dose it good to do operation?

What is the best way to cure ibs. Dose it good to do operation?

Not surgically fixed: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Post -concussion What is the best treatment ? What is the best nutrition? Is there something I could do to prevent permanent damage?

Post -concussion
What is the best treatment ?
What is the best nutrition?
Is there something I could do to prevent permanent damage?

Can take months: CONCUSSION leads to cellular level injury to the brain and the injury requires that you really rest your brain well until completely back to normal. The best nutrition is that rich in the antioxidants including fruits and vegetables, and well balanced diet. Most important is resting your brain. That includes limiting cognitive as well as physical strain. Make sure to sleep enough and regularly ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to start antidepressants in order to help me get to the root cause... assuming it's not clinical depression?

Is it a good idea to start antidepressants in order to help me get to the root cause... assuming it's not clinical depression?

No.: Antidepressants serve their purpose for people that have diagnoses that merit them, but they don't work like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) they take about 1 month to 3 months to really be effective and may take a long period of time to wean off of them. Stopping those medications suddenly can produce a dangerous withdrawal. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic for crohn disease ? And how many is required a day for it to work?

What is the best probiotic for crohn disease ? And how many is required a day for it to work?

No one knows!: This is a good question that it impossible to answer at this time; not nearly enough research has been done. Some studies have found benefits of lactobacilli ; bifidobacteria but there are many different strains ; no one has compared different brands. Research suggests sacchromyces boulardii does not help unless you are on antibiotics. See http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/1268/ ; comment:. ...Read more

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How to know what is anorexia, and what is this basic medicine for its treatment without sideffect ?

How to know what is anorexia, and what is this basic medicine for its treatment without sideffect ?

Anorexic.: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite or total aversion to food. They have body image or self esteem conflicts medicines used to treat it depend on the symptoms & the extent of the illness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to please explain how homeopathy and acupuncture work?

Is it possible to please explain how homeopathy and acupuncture work?

Homeopathy: Homeopathy may work through principles of nanopharmacology, activating the body's own powers of self-regulation and self-healing. Materials science indicates homeopathic remedies may affect entire organisms through epitaxy: the transfer of information, not material, from the surface of one material (usually solid) to another material (usually liquid, like our bodies that are 70% water). ...Read more

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What is the best way to see if Neurosurgeon is really qualified to perform surgery I need?

What is the best way to see if Neurosurgeon is really qualified to perform surgery I need?

Like seeking help: from any doc, ask him/her how many surgeries of the type you have need of he/she has performed. Also ask if the doc is board certified which shows experience and exams beyond what is essential. Second opinions always a good idea. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out how good a hospital is when it comes to bypass surgery? What percent of pts live, etc.? Thank you.

Is there a way to find out how good a hospital is when it comes to bypass surgery? What percent of pts live, etc.?  Thank you.

Ask?: Most of us choose a busy hospital near home and family. Your cardiologist will likely have a credible opinion sts database medicare database most of the "advertising" is slanted. Generally busy places are doing well( or hey get un-busy!). ...Read more

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Maybe this isn't a question related to my health, but what is the best way to study for the mcat ? What are the best books to help me ?

Review books: There are specialized review books for the mcats just as there are for the sat's , and other major exams like that. I would say go to any bookstore, but do we still do that? Check out amazon or barnes;nobles and look for mcat review books. Then schedule your time to be able to use the book. ...Read more

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