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I Are Wireless Devices Safe
Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more
Articles on futuristic prosthetic limbs? Heard there are some inexpensive and smart devices out there now.
Internet : Look on the internet for articles. They are becoming smarter but less expensive is relative. A good computerized arm prostheses can be several hundreds of thousands of dollars. ...Read more
Driving: Cell phones and the new culture of texting and getting distract in the road, are potencial risk for dying or get severlly injured. As a consequense, the current recommendation is the use of the headset to avoid getting distracted and have a car accident beside they may prevent injuries not only accident but neck strain and headaches for bad neck positioning while talking by phone. ...Read more
lenses cut down on glare thus "technically" reducing eye "strain" I am aware of no convincing controlled medical studies showing the beneficial effects of such lenses and if they "darken" the images it would seem to me that MORE eye strain would occur!
My opinion only, hope it helps!
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Ultra thin trojan condoms are hurting me. Are other condoms a safe alternative? Or are trojans the most effective?
Condoms: First off- HealthTap has requested that medical providers not endorse specific products or product lines. But, YES, there are many brands of condoms with similar efficacy available. Take care. ...Read more
Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?
Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more
How safe are IUDs? I know they are effective. But are they safe? My doctor recommended one today, just wanted a second opinion.
Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a small electrical impulse to the heart to make it contract if the heart isn't going as fast as the device was programmed to maintain. Pacemakers both sense heart activity and pace it to produce activity. They maintain heart rate. Other things too.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably!: Yes, gas stations do sell brands and types of condoms that are not typically what you might find in the drugstore aisles. I would assume that they are as safe as other condoms. That being said, there is no condom in the world that will provide you with 100% protection from pregnancy or std's. In general, i would stick with the 'name brand' condoms, but in terms of your question, these are okay. ...Read more
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. I heard magnetic fields or something are dangerous in an electric blanket. Is it safe to use one?
Ok to clean: It is ok to use normal household cleaning supplies that you buy in a grocery store. ...Read more
Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?
Upper arm cuff: Its a great idea to monitor blood pressure at home. The american heart association recommends an automatic, cuff-style, bicep (upper-arm) monitor. Wrist and finger monitors are not recommended because they yield less reliable readings. This website has a list of machines that have been tested and validated:. ...Read more
I got the skyla IUD. I'm not worried about STDs.. are condoms necessary while using the IUD or can I stop using them?
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