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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Yes: http://www.ophthalmic.com.my/icare-one-hand-held-tonometer/q?pid=154&doit=order this device wil require pt education but is reliable based on the popular icare tonometer used by many ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test for any allergies at home?!?

Is there a way to test for any allergies at home?!?

Allergy testing: Allergy testing is done by skin prick testing or by analyzing for allergic immunoglobulins in the blood. These are the two main modalities used to test for allergies. As far as I am aware, a home test is not available. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure this at home without going to your doctor?

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Depends upon . . .: What's "this" that needs curing? Please be more specific . . ...Read more

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Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Is there a different blood glucose test performed at the doctor than what you can do at home?

Yes: Home glucose monitors can check blood sugar at home. There are also home kits to test a1c, a measurement of your average blood sugar over 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Is there a test you can do at home for skin cancer?

Is there a test you can do at home for skin cancer?

No: Look at your skin ( and have someone else look at the areas that you can't see). Things to worry about: asymmetry - not round, borders - not smooth, color- dark brown or black, diameter - greater than 6 mm (about a quarter inch. Any questions - see a dermatologist or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get over test phobias?

Is there a way to get over test phobias?

Absolutely: Working with a therapist and practicing relaxation techniques can absolutely help with test phobias. It takes time. Sould there be a test coming up soon, your family doctor could prescribe Propranolol (depending on your age) to help trick your brain into thinking it is not anxious. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test during pregnancy to see if my child will have schizophrenia?

Is there a way to test during pregnancy to see if my child will have schizophrenia?

No: There are currently no tests known that can identify someone at risk for schizophrenia even out of the womb. However a lot of work is being done on early signs and genetic testing. ...Read more

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What is the best pregnancy test to buy at a local store?

What is the best pregnancy test to buy at a local store?

Any: Virtually all the over the counter pregnancy tests are reliable and dependable. It is not likely to make any difference which test you use. ...Read more

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Is there any way for me to check if my hymen is still intact? At home

Is there any way for me to check if my hymen is still intact? At home

Is it open?: Yes you can check this. If you use tampons, the hymen is broken. Otherwise you can try inserting a lubricated finger inside the vagina. If you're able to insert it, the hymen is broken. A doctor can easily check for this if it's too painful or you're unable to tell. ...Read more

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What is the latest you can discover your pregnant with a home test can it be later than 4weeks?

What is the latest you can discover your pregnant with a home test can it be later than 4weeks?

Generally: A few days before when your period is about to occur. I would wait to test until after u miss a period. Being hypervigilant about it can cause extra stress. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make my own pregnancy test because I have no way to go to a store to purchase one and I want a reliable answer ?

Is there a way to make my own pregnancy test because I have no way to go to a store to purchase one and I want a reliable answer
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Contradictions: Your question sets two requirements- home-made and reliable answer, which for most people and most settings would be impossible. Old-wives' methods of prediction are rampant, available at home, but un-reliable. Reliability requires reagents and tools. Have you considered mail-order? You obviously can pose a question via internet-- why not visit one of the pharmacy store sites and request delivery? ...Read more

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Is there a way to test myself for Diabetes at home to see it I have it?

Is there a way to test myself for Diabetes at home to see it I have it?

Call a clinic: Because it's such a community concern, many cities have clinics that offer free or low $ screenings for this and other conditions too. If you have elevated blood sugar and are given Rx, you'll learn how to test for adequate dose, etc. but diagnosing is NOT a D.I.Y. task. Those initial tests are for pros. Ask at a hospital, pharmacy, phone book, etc. Best! ...Read more

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What is an effective way to get ride of a boil at home. Nervous about doctors.

What is an effective way to get ride of a boil at home. Nervous about doctors.

Warm compress: First, if you are having fevers, feeling lightheaded or the infection is expanding, you should go to a health facility. If not, then you can start with placing a warm compress on the area. Take a wash cloth, run it under hot water (or wet and microwave for 20-30 sec) and when it's not too hot place it on boil for 5-10 min. Repeat at least 5 times a day. Hot baths help. ...Read more