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Can an ipad get medical attention?

What do you mean: What do you mean by this question? If your ipad is in need of repair then seek a tech specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a good, free iphone or ipad app that tells you which meds can be taken with or without food?

Is there a good, free iphone or ipad app that tells you which meds can be taken with or without food?

Micromedex: Micromedex is one app that a lot of doctors use - it's free but very comprehensive. Buried in each drug monograph, it will tell you about precautions. Http://healthcare. Thomsonreuters. Com/micromedexmobile/. ...Read more

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My ipad has taken the place of real human interaction, how common is this and should I seek help, if so how since I would need to use it to get help?

My ipad has taken the place of real human interaction, how common is this and should I seek help, if so how since I would need to use it to get help?

Get off computer now: Pick up a landline to contact a local physician office. Also please pick up pen and paper and write down your concerns, walk to the nearest postal center. Stop on the way to speak to people on the street, insisting to speak to them face to face without smartphones. At the post office, buy one stamp and mail your letter to your physician. Congratulations to try to stand up for what you believe. ...Read more

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Is ipad safe for babies?

Is ipad safe for babies?

Yes: Yes, it's fine. No worse than a tv, cell phone, or any other piece of electronics in your house. ...Read more

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Any ipad exercise programs that are good?

Any ipad exercise programs that are good?

Many to choose from: Of the 911 exercise program apps available, 100 received ratings of 5 out of 5. So, you have your work cut out for you. Scroll through tem and see which one suits your needs. Many are calorie counting and diet related, whereas fewer are actually geared toward helping come up with and maintain an exercise plan. ...Read more

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Must I allow my child to have an ipad in his bed?

Must I allow my child to have an ipad in his bed?

No: Why would you feel that your child must have one. There is absolutely no need for one. And in his room, you can not supervise what activities are occurring. ...Read more

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Does cuddling up with your ipad disrupt your sleep?

Does cuddling up with your ipad disrupt your sleep?

Depends: Not if you are sleeping, but if you are cuddling up and working on your ipad instead of getting about 7 hours of sleep then it would be a problem. The I pad itself is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can constant use of electronics such as ipads and iphones damage your eyesight?

Can constant use of electronics such as ipads and iphones damage your eyesight?

Use of electronics: Will not damage your eyes. If you use them too much, your eyes can get fatigued and you may develop symptoms of eye strain. Give yourself frequent breaks when using any type of electronic equipment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an addiction to my ipad?

How can I tell if I have an addiction to my ipad?

What's happening..: How is your ipad use affecting your social life and relationships, finances, physical health, job. If it does affect any one area of these areas in your life and you still continue to feel compelled to keep using the device you may indeed be "addicted". If you are using the ipad for shopping excessively or visiting porn sites you may have a bigger problem than you think. ...Read more

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What is best way to tell teens today the facts of life? Use ipad or app or face to face?

What is best way to tell teens today the facts of life? Use ipad or app or face to face?

Face to face!: The "facts of life" is so important and life changing that it cannot be relegated to an app. It must be done face to face and heart to heart to be effective and meaningful. Talk with your doctor or school counselor for assistance. ...Read more

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My 16 month old dropped an iPad on her big to. She keeps crying off and on. What can I do?

My 16 month old dropped an iPad on her big to. She keeps crying off and on. What can I do?

Make sure that: She can move her toe. Pediatric Tylenol (acetaminophen) Infant drops will help with pain. Any deformity needs x-rays at er or uc ...Read more

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Do doctors use ipads in their practices, in dealing with pts? If so, how many docs use ipads approximately?

Depends/unknown: Some docs have an EMR and use a variety of devices during visits. IPads, mini-laptops, etc. Others use written records (old school) The numbers vary by part of the country and type of practice. The true number is unknown. ...Read more

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My 2 month baby likes to watch tv, or baby clips on the ipad. Would it harm her vision if she watch at this age?

My 2 month baby likes to watch tv, or baby clips on the ipad. Would it harm her vision if she watch at this age?

Not vision as much: As it delays acquisition of language & social communication, because it provides no reciprocal social interaction. The aap recommends no screen time till age 2 yrs. Talk to her with her face ~ 12" from yours; smile & mimic her good $ coos. Get down on the floor for tummy time play with her. Customize the aap's healthy child app for your baby's age. After 2 yrs., limit screen time to 2 hrs./day. ...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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I have problems with my joints from ipad?

I have problems with my joints from ipad?

Tendonitis: Most fingers get tendonitis doing a lot of work that is unusual for them. Baseball players use spring training to get in shape to prevent this problem. Micky mantle told me this personally in 1976. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

With precautions: The ipad and other similar devices, including the iphone, emit electromagnetic radiation. It is best to keep the ipad at a safe distance away from you during use (i.e. Not on your lap) and use it when you can on airplane mode. When you are using wifi or 3g, the device will emit more radiation. You might also want to invest in a ipad case that reduces radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Probably not.: You could be holding your ipad in a funny way so I would not say never but highly doubtful. ...Read more

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I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

Facebook addiction: Entice your teenager to work out, either at home or at the gym. Get her involved in community activities, volunteering at the hospital or library, babysitting. Have her pick up a sport - the simplest ones are walking, running.And bike-riding. Most expensive proposition - go shopping. Also, develop hobbies like playing an instrument. Take up art lessons, dance, acting. No, don't substitute ipad. ...Read more

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It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

It it safe to use ipad and cellular phones during pregnancy?

Studies: To show that electromagnetic energy can cause cancer or diseases have been equivocal. The heat generated also was implicated but that is from the machine moving parts and the battery. There is no conclusive study. Since that is so, I can't say you can't use your gadgets, but limit it to need only so you will stay on the cautious and safe side. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low vision. Does anyone know any ways I can read ipad?

I have low vision. Does anyone know any ways I can read ipad?

Call Apple: They may have some suggestions/apps for low vision. Books on ipad have adjustable fonts as well so you can make it large and easier to read. ...Read more

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Why do parents now actually say an ipad is a great babysitter?

Why do parents now actually say an ipad is a great babysitter?

Entertainment: Because it entertains and distracts their children, requiring less interaction with the parent. ...Read more

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I used to read before bed. Now I play with ipad. Is that as good for relaxing?

I used to read before bed. Now I play with ipad. Is that as good for relaxing?

Not really: The best way to relax and fall asleep is to stop what ever you are doing, specially electronics for a good 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep. Let the brain "computer" time to "shut down" if you will. ...Read more

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Does watch ipad iphone or another smartphone in very dark place bad for your eyes?

Does watch ipad iphone or another smartphone in very dark place bad for your eyes?

Not a problem: The intensity of light is not harmful from these devices and the focusing is easy with normal eyeglass correction if needed. Doing this in dark places may actually make it easier to view. ...Read more

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Seems like my new doctor spends a lot of time using his ipad. What is he doing on it?

Seems like my new doctor spends a lot of time using his ipad. What is he doing on it?

Helping you!: Hopefully not answering these questions while talking to you... He is probably charting your visit while you talk to him. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain from ipad use. What can I do to relieve the pain. Also could it be serious?

Neck and shoulder pain from ipad use. What can I do to relieve the pain. Also could it be serious?

Make sure it's iPad: Neck and shoulder pain can come from many causes, so you need to have this checked out by your doctor. Depending on your posture, amount of time spent using your ipad, and what tends to aggregate the pain will determine if it's causing it, or exacerbating it (making it worse). Anything overdone (overuse syndrome) by overdoing it with bad posture can make the neck or shoulder worse. ...Read more

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Could sleeping with an iPad under my back, connected to WiFi could cause any long term health problem?

Could sleeping with an iPad under my back, connected to WiFi could cause any long term health problem?

Do not: Do it. The connection to Wifi is not the concern it is laying on the IPAD. Getting a sound sleep is important for maintianing a balanced physical and mental health ...Read more

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Does reading on a kindle or ipad at bed time make it harder to fall asleep compared to reading a book?

Does reading on a kindle or ipad at bed time make it harder to fall asleep compared to reading a book?

Reversal: Doc's Role: This sounds like it would be a question the physician would ask of you. Do you find it more difficult to fall asleep when you read from your ipad or kindle? There is no general medical information about this question. If it does then you don't do it at bedtime. Simple as that. ...Read more

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I looked at an ipad on full brightness in total darkness and my eyes have burned for weeks. What can I do?

I looked at an ipad on full brightness in total darkness and my eyes have burned for weeks. What can I do?

Eye irritation: Computer use and prolonged reading is associated with a reduced blink rate. When you blink, your natural tears lubricate your cornea and conjunctiva (the clear dome over your eye and the "skin" on the eyeball). When conjunctiva is less lubricated it can become inflamed-thus a red eye. Use some lubricating eye drops prior to and during these gaming stints. ...Read more

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Is it true that for kids who like to play ipad, the retine can damage in 10 years later and become blind in 20 years later??

Is it true that for kids who like to play ipad, the retine can damage in 10 years later and become blind in 20 years later??

Not true: There is no relationship between video screen use and eye health. The retina is well protected and will not suffer from this use. The only issue is whether spending so much time with these devices takes time away from other parts of a child's life. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep I've tried so many ways. Over the counter pills, meditation, all lights out no phone or iPad by bed, light music, etc.?

Why can't I sleep I've tried so many ways. Over the counter pills, meditation, all lights out no phone or iPad by bed, light music, etc.?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene is best option. Sometimes, medications are used on as needed basis. Evaluation by your doctor to rule out treatable causes of insomnia is needed first.
Google the words "Sleep Hygiene" for more info. ...Read more

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When I read paper books, words seem ghosted. Like they're moving or double-printed slightly to the left. It's easier to read on iPad or Kindle. Y?

When I read paper books, words seem ghosted. Like they're moving or double-printed slightly to the left. It's easier to read on iPad or Kindle. Y?

See eye doc!: Get an eye exam. It may be that you have presbyopia (farsightedness) and reading glasses will fix the problem. If not, an exam is the first step to finding a diagnosis and any treatment options. ...Read more

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Neck and back pain all the day whether I sit or lie on bed. Feel better only first half an hour of morning. Get worse on writing, & tv, comp, ipad.

Neck and back pain all the day whether I sit or lie on bed. Feel better only first half an hour of morning. Get worse on writing, & tv, comp, ipad.

Improper posture: You are straining your back and neck due to bad posture while using your gagdets. Make sure you maintain a good posture while working. Begin your day with streching exercises. Accomodations like using an ergonomic key board, work station and adjusting the height of your chair and desk will make a significant difference. Take frequent short breaks for stretching and relaxation exercises. ...Read more

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I was told using an ipad or laptop every day, all day is really bad for the baby because or the radio waves. Is this true? What effects could it have?

I was told using an ipad or laptop every day, all day is really bad for the baby because or the radio waves. Is this true? What effects could it have?

None: No scientific evidence exists showing harm to a fetus from radio waves. That is not the same thing as saying there is no risk. Research is being done on use of cell phones and brain cancers> to be on the safe side, put some distance between the laptop and your abdomen. (e.g., sit at a table rather than putting the laptop on your lap.). ...Read more

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Playing ipad in the dark bad for your eyes?

Playing ipad in the dark bad for your eyes?

No: It may make you feel tired but it will not damage the structures of the eyes. ...Read more

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Which will hurt my carpal tunnel more: smartphone or ipad keypad?

Which will hurt my carpal tunnel more: smartphone or ipad keypad?

Not sure: It depends more on the provocative posture you are assuming while using these more than the device itself. ...Read more