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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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Chest cts 2yrs apart, 2 bilat lung nodules (5-6mm) & several bilat and medias L-nodes most under 1cm, cts are same 2yrs apart, watch? Biopsy?

Chest cts 2yrs apart, 2 bilat lung nodules (5-6mm) & several bilat and medias L-nodes most under 1cm, cts are same 2yrs apart, watch? Biopsy?

Lung nodules: Two years of stability for small lung nodules are generally sufficient to exclude malignancy. Biopsy should not be necessary. As far as the lymph nodes, malignancy is likewise highly unlikely, but discuss management with your doc, depending on the size/number of the nodes, there are other benign entities(for example sarcoid) that might need follow up. ...Read more

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Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things  than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Ascending disease: Your gbs may have been brought on by a viral illness, a flu shot or a side effect of other medicationthe disease usually begins in the lower limbs and is ascending in nature. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do lots of computer work. Recent jump in repetitive motion->finger pain, pins needles in arm, tingling in hand, trouble gripping pen. Getting worse. ?

Do lots of computer work. Recent jump in repetitive motion->finger pain, pins needles in arm, tingling in hand, trouble gripping pen. Getting worse. ?

Repetitive motion: Sounds as though you're developing carpal tunnel syndrome (cts); repetitive wrist motions like keyboarding cause inflammation; nerves (especially the median), & tendons are surrounded by bony tunnel with ligamentous closure; pressure increases on nerve & produces numbness, tingling, weak grasp. Wrist splint may help; ergonomic keyboard; ice, rest, nsaids; if no relief, see orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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After 25yrs of very man.Labor, my lft hand smtms locks in the position of object im grabbing.Hurts 2 pry it open.."?"

After 25yrs of very man.Labor, my lft hand smtms locks in the position of object im grabbing.Hurts 2 pry it open.."?"

Trigger finger: Sounds like multiple trigger finger, nodular growths on the flexor tendons that gets stuck in flexion because the extensors are too weak to pull the nodule back through the sheath. Needs some rest and non steroidal anti- inflammatory. If not responsive may need surgery. ...Read more

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Issue: Throbbing headache, increased pulse upon standing from seating. / Regular BP @rest 110/76. Studying in cold room-- feet/hands often cold.

Issue: Throbbing headache, increased pulse upon standing from seating. / Regular BP @rest 110/76.  Studying in cold room-- feet/hands often cold.

Orthostatic pulse: Do you only have headache when standing? An increased pulse when coming to standing is normal; caused by blood rushing to the legs from other areas. The body compensates by raising blood pressure and heart rate so you don't faint. Very common in healthy young women to feel faint at first if standing up suddenly. A headache along with this could be due to drinking too little water, or other reason. ...Read more

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70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

Need help for ED: You have a complex medical history. This needs to be reviewed by your primary care physician or a urologist. You may well be a candidate for medication, however need first to consult with the above. Above all avoid internet offers for viagra (sildenafil) or cialis, meds may be fakes or even dangerous. Real thing may be ok after above consultation. ...Read more

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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read more

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Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

Dg dysautonomia/hypermobility/mcad... Respir. pb, gasp for air 1-2/day;when laying, alar nostril/throat numb, fatigue arms/finger pain chiari/ALS/EDS?

What type disorder: Having a symptom of numbness or burning means ALS is probably not the diagnosis. I would have expected painless weakness and weight loss for that condition. Are the respiratory problems improved now? Any clue about the excessive thirst? Or heat intolerance? Those sometimes occur with dysautonomia, or especially conditions that affect salt regulation. ...Read more

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Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

See details: This sounds as if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by a nerve compression at the wrist. Get off the chews and energy drinks as these are both potentially harmful to your health. What did the EMG show? This should confirm ot eliminate a carpal tunnel diagnosis. ...Read more

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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more

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Feedback or cons/ bros on using all solid zirconium to support the length/span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11to14. Prevosiue porc bridge broken?

Feedback or cons/ bros on using all solid zirconium to support the length/span of 4 unit  bridge covering teeth 11to14. Prevosiue porc bridge broken?

Very strong: An all zirconium bridge contains no metal and is very strong. Another bridge option is a porcelain over metal bridge, which you may already have that has broken. Other options for replacing missing teeth would be implant(s) to replace the missing teeth or a partial denture. However, we are big proponents for all-zirconium bridges that are more biocompatible with the tissue than metal based bridges ...Read more

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Very outgoing person, leader, handle multiple projects but extreme anxiety at times when formal presentations req.Why, loraz/ambien bad side ?

Very outgoing person, leader, handle multiple projects but extreme anxiety at times when formal presentations req.Why, loraz/ambien bad side ?

Well: Both of these medications can lead to tolerance. It can become easy to fall back on them more and more when anxious. There are a series of unhealthy side effects that can occur with Ambien (zolpidem) (like sleep walking, sleep eating & even driving a vehicle while asleep). It is only meant for short term use. Have you looked into cognitive behavioral therapy or other meds? ...Read more

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