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Doctor insights on: Information About Blood Groups And Their Importance

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Are there any websites with information about transfusion dependent patients and their response to vaccines?

Are there any websites with information about transfusion dependent patients and their response to vaccines?

References only: Pubmed has scientific articles. No specific websites i know of. Blogs like health tap may assist you. ...Read more

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Resources and network that can support the cultural and spiritual needs of older people?

Resources and network  that can support the cultural and spiritual needs of older people?

Communities: If you have not taken a look at AARP, they are constantly re-upping their game and have many wonderful resources. AARP.com You should also take a look at this PDF file ~ great information: http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/Resources/Brochures/docs/ResourcesforOlderAdults.pdf ...Read more

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Hello.I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..

Hello.I need some information about the drugs that are monoclonal antibodies and their mechanisms..

Omalizumab - asthma: Good afternoon, omalizumab is a humanized igg1 antibody we use to treat patients with difficult asthma. This antibody blocks ige, which triggers production of sequences of chemical that result in symptoms of allergy. Monoclonal antibodies which are cloned antibodies, are directed against antigens, substances that stimulate an immune reaction. In asthma, it competes with ige and blocks them. ...Read more

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I was assigned to find out about education requirements, licenses and certifications, salary ranges, and job opportunities for three different jobs in the health profession field. What are the positive aspects and the challenges in healthcare?

I was assigned to find out about education requirements, licenses and certifications, salary ranges, and job opportunities for three different jobs in the health profession field. What are the positive aspects and the challenges in healthcare?

Aspects of healthcar: In health care, you are delivering advice, examining and questioning others with intentful Listening and treating accordingly. The jobs offer a chance to help others and make a difference. We now live In a digital world of record and diversity which with more regulations, can be a challenge, but still rewarding ...Read more

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Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Yes they do: Family physicians are trained to check, diagnose and treat functions of all vital organs.If there are any complicated cases they will refer the patient to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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I'd like to thank all of the doctors that utilize their time to help those of us that need reassurance. You are great human beings for being so caring?

I'd like to thank all of the doctors that utilize their time to help those of us that need reassurance. You are great human beings for being so caring?

You are welcome: You are welcome, and thank you so much also! many physician volunteer hours do go in to providing healthtap's services to you. You are kind to notice and comment on this. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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For weight lifting and aerobic exercise, what type of doctor is an expert? Can personal trainers be trusted for questions on these subjects? Opinions vary about the benefits of off days, overloading muscles, and overtraining thresholds.

For weight lifting and aerobic exercise, what type of doctor is an expert?  Can personal trainers be trusted for questions on these subjects?  Opinions vary about the benefits of off days, overloading muscles, and overtraining thresholds.

A sports medicine : Doc or physiatrist is probably the best resource. Trainers are unfortunately variably trained and can injure as many as they help. There are some awesome trainers out there but do your due diligence and reasearch their training. ...Read more

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What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

No restrictions: There are no, and should be no, restrictions for breastfeeding or pumping. Feel free to feed and pump away (with as much modesty as you can manage), and ignore any dimwits that cause you any troubles. Your doing a great thing for your child and anyone who has a problem should be ashamed of themselves. ...Read more

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How do physicians keep up with information overload in their field?

How do physicians keep up with information overload in their field?

Self care!: For physicians as well as we psychologists/psychoanalysts, self-care is of paramount importance. This means emotional regulation, and not putting in superhuman amounts of hours. Unfortunately, in the current era of mangled...er, um, MANAGED healthcare where productivity and "treat 'em and street 'em" is emphasized, physician self care is often compromised, and information overload/burnout results. ...Read more

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Do the people who take blood donations from people to use at the hospitals test you for hiv, aids, and other sts`s through the blood donated to them?

Do the people who take blood donations from people to use at the hospitals test you for hiv, aids, and other sts`s through the blood donated to them?

Absolutely: Yes, the red cross protocols test for a variety of infectious diseases to insure a safe blood supply. There is a very low infection risk in receiving blood or blood product transfusion in the us. Donors are always in great demand...If eligible, donate! ...Read more

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Counting on your valuable support in seeking healthy living until the end of life. No questions to ask.

Counting on your valuable support in seeking healthy living until the end of life.

No questions to ask.

What a wonderful: attitude. Our "self talk" is very important. Cognitive psychology and an area of research called psychoneuroimmunology are topics you might enjoy reading about. Continued peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would you please cite some references of books etc on the subject of coping with chronic illness? I have lupus and it is hard to deal with.

Would you please cite some references of books etc on the subject of coping with chronic illness?  I have lupus and it is hard to deal with.

Books on Coping: There are many books on coping with chronic illness. I hope you have already found them! rather than simply coping, i also like to find books that give me perspective and insight. Dr. Remen's "kitchen table wisdom" is a classic, as is arthur frank's "at the will of the body." for couples, kivowitz and weisman's "in sickness as in health" is also packed with info and wisdom. ...Read more

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How did people come up with idea of blood donation and transfusion and who were the first people to donate and receive blood?

How did people come up with idea of blood donation and transfusion and who were the first people to donate and receive blood?

Idea 1660s-animals,: People often died, blood types not known of until early 1900s, 1st crossmatched transfusion 1907, british red cross credited w/first formal donation 1921. 1st blood bank 1930s, us established program 1940-red cross program start 1941 in time for wwii. 1970s volunteer-based donor system & disease testing. For more, see: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/learn-about-blood/history-blood-transfusion. ...Read more

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Why do rheumatologists vary so much in treatment style?There's those who look at entire clinical picture & those who just focus mostly on labs?

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Why do rheumatologists vary so much in treatment style?There's those who look at entire clinical picture &  those who just focus mostly on labs?

Science vs art : While i'm not a rheumatologist, your question applies to all medical specialties. We doctors all have our personal styles. Some are really keen on science & numbers etc while others are more people oriented. In the end, we all want to help you feel better. But those differences lead to different approaches to how we provide care. Likewise, some like to try latest drugs while others wait . . ...Read more

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Who are sc blood group people? How is their state of health like?

HEMOGLOBIN SC DISEAS: It is a variety of sickle cell disease.It is a genetic blood disorder where the patient inherits hemoglobin s gene from one parent and hemoglobic c gene from the other parent. It has milder symptoms than ss or sickle cell disease in most but some can get severe symptoms like weakness, severe joint and extremity pan, abdominal pain, recurrent infections, anemia, retinopathy, and headaches. ...Read more