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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How is dementia treated? Why is early diagnosis important?

How is dementia treated? Why is early diagnosis important?

Dementia care: Dementia is treated by supportive care mainly. Medicines may help decrease progression of the disease, but dementia being degenerative disease it will progress over time. Earlier diagnosis is the key to create better treatment plan and education of care taker so that most of our seniors with dementia can stay in community and not in long term nursing homes. 36 hr day is a great book to read. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

No: Goldenhar syndrome is thought to be a genetic condition so there is no treatment while the baby is still inside. I recommend you ask your obgyn for a referral to a genetic counselor who will be able to guide you on treatment options for this rare condition. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic factors? If so, is it possible to diagnose it for sure?

Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic factors? If so, is it possible to diagnose it for sure?

Yes and no: Asperger's is thought to have a complex set of factors in its etiology. It can only be diagnosed clinically. There are no blood tests for it currently. See . ...Read more

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What is dopamine? How is it linked to tourettes?

What is dopamine? How is it linked to tourettes?

Important.: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, in other words it is the messenger that carries the message in a dopaminergic system that serves multiple functions. one of these functions has to do with impulse control movement disorders in tick disorders and Tourette syndrome. treatment usually involves dopamine blockers which exert some regulation on the Dopminergic system connected to this problem ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability if not treated on time and correctly ?

Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? 
Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability  if not treated on time and correctly  ?

Well,,,,: Schizophrenia is a syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms for which there is no known cause genetics of schizophrenia can be inherited or from spontaneous mutation. Schizophrenia is a leading cause of medical disability. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

Uncommon: Serotonin related medications are generally safe as a class, and serotonin syndrome is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage : Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission.However we dont usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

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How hard is it to cure hyperventilation syndrome? What is the treatment?

How hard is it to cure hyperventilation syndrome? What is the treatment?

Multiple causes: Hyperventilation can come from many different causes, including anxiety. Making sure none of the more physically dangerous causes are present, is important -- and can be done through a workup by your physician. Effective treatment (and its potential difficulty or ease) depends on the cause. Paper bag breathing isn't recommended -- but in anxiety, learning diaphragmatic breathing can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get selective mutism treat at the age of 17? or is it only treatable in children?

Is it possible to get selective mutism treat at the age of 17? or is it only treatable in children?

Yes: Therapy at any age is beneficial. I suggest the younger the better for socialization, but anytime the therapy will benefit the patient and family. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon for teenagers to have toxic shock syndrome? Is this treated differently?

Is it uncommon for teenagers to have toxic shock syndrome? Is this treated differently?

No: Any one, regardless of age, can become a victim of toxic shock yndrome related to tampons. The treatment is the sme regardless of age. ...Read more

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How common is it to get premenstrual syndrome?

How common is it to get  premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrom: Pms is vey common almost any person can feel a certain change before mensesthere is a great degree of variation and severity. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult to diagnose bipolar disorder in children?

Why is it difficult to diagnose bipolar disorder in children?

One reason is that: BP disorder in children usually first looks like ADHD, which in my opinion is on the more mild end of the same spectrum. Three questions need to be asked to differentially diagnose ADHD from BP. They have to do with focus when mood is normal, being disorganized only when mood is abnormal, and emotional dysregulation (can't stop the mood in a timely manner). You need a prof. to do this well. ...Read more

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Is it important to treat depression in people with terminal cancer?

Is it important to treat depression in people with terminal cancer?

Absolutely: Depression reduces quality of life. In patients with terminal cancer quality is very important and depression should be treated to help improve quality of life. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure morguio syndrome?

Is it possible to cure morguio syndrome?

No: Morquio's syndrome (referred to as mucopolysaccharidosis IV or morquio's) is an autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharide storage disease (see also lysosomal storage disorder), usually inherited. It is a rare type of birth defect with serious consequences. Because it is genetic, there is no cure, but it can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What isms st cell activation disorder? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated ? What are the symptoms?

What isms st cell activation disorder?  How is it diagnosed?  How is it treated ?  What are the symptoms?

Caution!: If you casually read what's on the internet, you will be told that mast cell activation disorder is the cause of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc - disorders with no known cause. If you want the truth, read this: (from the national institute of health) http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3069946/. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure asthma in early stage?

Is it possible to cure asthma in early stage?

Define asthma: Much of the wheezing in early childhood is treated with the same meds as asthma, but it is not.Many of these have infection triggered wheezing and will grow out of the tendency by age 5 or so. I don't consider these true asthma and seldom use the label in the young.True asthma is a long term condition.It has a genetic component and environmental triggers.You learn to control it. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get an er's staff accept that narcolepsy with cataplexy is a neurological problem not a psych problem?

What is the most effective way to get an er's staff accept that narcolepsy with cataplexy is a neurological problem not a psych problem?

Why to the ER?: Why would a person go to the er for narcolepsy? And why would it be an issue in the er? Narcolepsy isn't an er kind of issue. Anyway if the er doesn't believe it's neurological then explaining hypocretin levels probably won't help and you won't be able to convince them. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more