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Is there a common data base or a platform for doctors to talk, search and share medical events and sicknesses worldwide?

Good question: Most of the best data bases of information are set up by the different societies. The databases of information are linked to the literature. Thus, there may be a short description of a particular topic with references that link to pubmed. As far as a forum for questions, there are chat rooms or interactive live web discussions for particular topics and exchange of ideas. ...Read more

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Is there a site that lists reports of abuse and neglect against group homes?

Check your state: Many states do have such a site. Check with your states disability office. ...Read more

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How many respiratory therapist's are needed in a hospital? Is there a high demand for them?

How many respiratory therapist's are needed in a hospital? Is there a high demand for them?

Respiratory: Therapists needed depend on the size and capability of the hospital. In any case, at any shift one is needed to take care of patients needs but has to alternate so more is needed. In ones with icu, rt's are needed to take are of vents. So the number needed is variable. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance coverage for 24 hour nursing care? Any recommendations? This is all new and scary.

Is there any insurance coverage for 24 hour nursing care? Any recommendations? This is all new and scary.

Nursing care: You may find the best information by contacting your local department on aging. They can be very helpful. Most home care agencies know how to access whatever payment might be available to you and will also help you find this info if it will benefit them. The options are different for someone who needs short term care such as following surgery vs long term care or hospice. ...Read more

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Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

No: These conditions are too widespread and common to have such a list which might be considered an invasion of privacy. Carefully consider your partners and intimates. There is a strong element of trust in relationships. ...Read more

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In your opinion, is neonatial/nicu nursing a good feild to go into.. And is there a shortage of these professionals?

Dr. Sarah Kohl Dr. Kohl
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In your opinion, is neonatial/nicu nursing a good feild to go into.. And is there a shortage of these professionals?

Excellent career: Neonatal nursing is a wonderful career. You will learn to care for very sick babies and their families. Often the care you give will make a tremendous difference in the life of your patient and family (forever!). It is very gratifying to have one of your 'graduates' come back to visit. As for job openings, this varies by year and decade. Follow your dreams. ...Read more

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Oncology Whipple IRE:This has the potential for a PC cure. Is it really possible with T1-2 in the hands of a preeminent oncologist at a major center?

Oncology Whipple IRE:This has the potential for a PC cure. Is it really possible with T1-2  in the hands of a preeminent oncologist at a major center?

Yes: Pancreaticoduodenectomy, aka Whipple procedure, is used for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. The outcome of this operation on survival depends on size (T1 or T2 lesion means less than or more than 2 cm), but also lymph node involvement. This factors into the staging of the cancer. Five year survival in this group is approximately 15-20% and the use of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy ...Read more

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Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Is there a type of doctor that just deals with maternity medical issues but is not a high risk pregnancy doctor?

Yes: All docs who practice OB understand medical issues in pregnancy. This is important to screen all pts & to not miss a serious medical condition that may affect a pregnancy or require more specialized care. There is a large overlap of docs who understand maternity issues - then they individually decide which ones they want to follow & which ones benefit from a high risk physician's care. ...Read more

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Is any top doctors list out there really credible? Generally, what is the skinny on the castle conolly lists?

Is any top doctors list out there really credible? Generally, what is the skinny on the castle conolly lists?

Great question!: Think these lists as one source of information. You may also want to go onto the department of medical licensing website in your state to see if your candidate has had any actions taken against them, i.e., restrictions of practice. Ask your friends for referrals. Ask nurses, particularly if you are looking for an OB reference. And trust your gut. Try another doctor if the first one isn't a match. ...Read more

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Is spanking all gone from american culture, or are there still "communities" here that see it as normal parenting?

Is spanking all gone from american culture, or are there still "communities" here that see it as normal parenting?

Unfortunately Yes: Thre are still folks who believe that spanking and hitting are appropriate childrearing tools, despite expert opinion and proof to the contrary. ...Read more

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A 4 yr relationship there is unconditional love however there are lots of arguing and disrespect is this relationship worth working on or let it go?

A 4 yr relationship there is unconditional love however there are lots of arguing and disrespect is this relationship worth working on or let it go?

Tried: Counseling? Generally things don't get much better, but if you have not tried counseling, and both of you put your heart in it, that is the only chance otherwise you will live wih what you have or worse. ...Read more

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This might be a bit of an odd question, but are there any health risks of traveling by train across country?

This might be a bit of an odd question, but are there any health risks of traveling by train across country?

Dvt: Long trips can cause blood clots in legs known as dvt. Easily preventable if you get up out of your seat every few hours and walk around. Have a great trip! ...Read more

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Why is insurance so much in the way of care? E.G. No psychiatrist available in my network that is local or accepting new patients

Why is insurance so much in the way of care? E.G. No psychiatrist available in my network that is local or accepting new patients

Mental Health: Thats a shameful part of these money hungry insurance companies ignoring mental health and going where the profits are, I am sorry you are in this situation, please go to er or county mental health. ...Read more

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What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates. Is there a test for each different one?

What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates. Is there a test for each different one?

Depends on situation: The routine newborn is not tested for drugs unless some suspicion is raised by the appearance or symptoms of the baby.If child protective services has a watch out for a given delivery, testing is routine & can be either a non specific screen or a more specific test.The more specific will differentiate opioids from the stimulants and cannabis. Once identified, no further id is needed for action. ...Read more

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Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Is there a different kind of flu shot for people over 70?

Yes (65 & older): The high dose influenza vaccine can be used for people who are 65 and older. Recent studies indicated that it was 24.2% more effective in preventing influenza in this population. ...Read more

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There is a resurgence of opinion from holistic doctors and dentists that root canals are unsafe and cause disease. What is the truth about this issue?

There is a resurgence of opinion from holistic doctors and dentists that root canals are unsafe and cause disease.  What is the truth about this issue?

Resurgence ?: Not really. There's always someone out there to honk the horn. In this day and age, the internet allows that honking to easily spread, regardless of the truth or validity of what is said. Root canal therapy has proven to be safe and effective. Remember that the empty cans make the loudest noise. ...Read more

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I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

Sweets and govt.: Agree you do not want govt. 2 control what u drink but if everyone did what is right for themselves, and paid att.2 the phd bulletins/educational literature, the govt. Did not have to intervene! you would be amazed what pediatricians are required to do as part of the preventive care guidelines as a result of governmental policies as well. But all in all is it is good for people's health. ...Read more

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Is there a type of ecig that is suggested over other ones health wise?

Is there a type of ecig that is suggested over other ones health wise?

All are unnecessary: There is no good reason to go near e-cigs, as they are not necessary for living a normal, natural, happy life. If there is peer pressure to join this fad, it would be better to look for new peers. ...Read more