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Janet jeffrey lpn?

Janet jeffrey lpn?

Need more info: Lpn is a licensed practical nurse. Anything else you want to know? Just ask! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no. S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

Dr. Jeffrey kass, my no. S were 65 and 68. The medicine is for nail fungus its prescribed and it starts with an a?

AST: Range is 5-40 iu/l
alt range is 7-56 iu/l so if your numbers are 65 and 68 respectively you should not take an oral antifungal agent and you should discuss with your doctor why your levels are out of normal range and if anything can be done to correct the numbers and reason why they are high. ...Read more

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There's a million tips flying around on proper nutrition everywhere you look. Is there one good, reliable book or source on this information?

There's a million tips flying around on proper nutrition everywhere you look. Is there one good, reliable book or source on this information?

There are so many: Oh, my -- there are so many good books on nutrition available. Some focus on particular health issues, like dr. Mark hyman's "the blood sugar solution" (you don't have to buy all the supplements he mentions). A solid all-around one is "nourishing traditions" by sally fallon and mary enig phd -- it's a cookbook as well as full of nutritional info. "eat drink & be healthy" by dr. Walter willett. ...Read more

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Are 46 million uninsured?

Are 46 million uninsured?

It's a good guess: There is no direct way to tell how many Americans do not have health insurance so all the numbers are estimates based on a variety of factors and variables. There are a few who believe this number is too high. However, many people do agree that 46 million is a conservative but safe estimate to start with. ...Read more

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When I get hot it feels like I'm getting stung by a million bugs what can be the cause?

Stung by a million: I'm not sure what you mean by feeling like you are stung by a million bugs. Please explain more. You may need to see a doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Why do we have millions of people with diabetes? Why are we doing wrong? Will there be a cure soon? Thanks

Why do we have millions of people with diabetes? Why are we doing wrong? Will there be a cure soon? Thanks

Bad lifestyle: Hi. It's a good question. Simple answer is: really unhealthy lifestyle. Consider this: there was virtually NO type 2 diabetes prior to the Industrial Revolution. With the widespread availability of food and labor-saving devices, we (human society) have created a very prevalent disease. Of course, throw human passion for junk food in the mix, and OMFG, we have an obesity and diabetes epidemic! ...Read more

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Why do aprox 25 million americans go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when america has one of the most advanced medical systems?

Why do aprox 25 million americans go either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed when america has one of the most advanced medical systems?

Good question.: Access to healthcare is the key.
If obstacles to care exist, such as no insurance or no available doctors, then medical problems will simply not get the timely attention they deserve. ...Read more

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I've taking clindmaycin a million times I usually get them filled at rite aid I got them filled at walmart they look different. Could I be allergic?

Probably not: Different brands have different formulations, but active ingredient remains the same, if u r in doubt of any medicine taking it 4 the first time, go 2 any er waiting area, adminstir the medicine and wait for at least 1 hour, any serious reaction would appear in 1st hour, god forbids if this happens, u r in very place u want 2 be in, any other reaction with subsequent doses is generally minor, u. ...Read more

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Why is it important to raise awareness of rare disorders? Lizzie Velasquez is famous for a disease that few people have, while millions suffer from Diabetes...

Why is it important to raise awareness of rare disorders? Lizzie Velasquez is famous for a disease that few people have, while millions suffer from Diabetes...

Both are important: It is important to raise awareness of rare disorders so that people suffering from them can be recognized, diagnosed and treated. It is also very important to make people aware of common disorder such as diabetes and heart disease so that they will recognize symptoms and get treated. ...Read more

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What appliance to use to correct a 2 milliters overbite?

What appliance to use to correct a 2 milliters overbite?

See an orthodontist: First see an orthodontist for complementary evaluation. No matter what age you are, how complicated is your situation. They complete at least two extra years of schooling to practice their skills. The 2mm overbite correction could be a serious problem if not managed properly. Even, if a minimal correction is needed, the orthodontist is always first. Congratulation on your new smile. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many millions of lives are saved by circumcision?

Can you let me know how many millions of lives are saved by circumcision?

Don't know: But the world health organization released findings from three randomized trials that showed male circumcision prevents 60% of new HIV infections in men who have heterosexual sex. Don't know how to extrapolate this data into number of lives saved. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesof how to get rid of millions and trillions of fleas?

What are good home remediesof how to get rid of millions and trillions of fleas?

Borax: Sprinkle borax on the outer parameter of your home and on all carpets. Vacuum often with a disposable vacuum bag. Dispose of bag after use. ...Read more

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How many thousands or millions of people in the u.S. Have aids as of the end of 2011?

How many thousands or millions of people in the u.S. Have aids as of the end of 2011?

Over a miliion: An estimated 1.2 million persons in the us are living with hiv, of them 1 in 5 do not know they are infected. ...Read more

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Friend was told that he was exposed to 800 millirems of radiation. Is this concerning?

Friend was told that he was exposed to 800 millirems of radiation. Is this concerning?

Not necessarily: That is usual exposure from a barium enema. Yes there be a calculable risk of causing cancer but very low & probably justifiable if indeed there was necessary test to provide therapy. Consider the avg american gets about 80mrem/yr just due to naturally occurring radiation, some much higher due to geography & w/ radon exposure. ...Read more

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What medicine do I take or do to help heal my taste buds? They're swollen. Thanks a million!

What medicine do I take or do to help heal my taste buds? They're swollen. Thanks a million!

Depends on cause: What is going on with your tongue? Is there pain, swelling?
Taste buds can react to hot, spicy foods trauma, and any allergies you may have. Ice, baking soda can help. Typically tongues heal very quickly from trauma so if this does not get better in a day or two see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Millions have been buried after a smallpox death. Does that smallpox continue to be active and contagious?

Millions have been buried after a smallpox death. Does that smallpox continue to be active and contagious?

Smallpox: The WHO announced worldwide eradication of smallpox on May 8, 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally. ...Read more

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My son is 1year and 4 month old and I cannot force him to drink from sippy bottle I tried million times but non sense. What to do?

My son is 1year and 4 month old and I cannot force him to drink from sippy bottle I tried million times but non sense. What to do?

Water: If you only put water in the bottles, but put the tasty stuff in the sippy cups, he will eventually toss the bottles away from boredom. Be firm at never allowing anything else in the bottle. A month may go by while you fight it out but the kid will cave at some point. ...Read more

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I keep seeing millions of little tiny moving dots. I have been seeing them for a couple months? What may this be or the cause of it?

I keep seeing millions of little tiny moving dots. I have been seeing them for a couple months? What may this be or the cause of it?

Visual hallucination: Simple visual hallucinations is the perception of external visual stimulus where none exists. Causes include; retinal diseases, migraines, vision loss, neurodegenerative diseases, alcohol and drug uses, psychiatric illnesses and toxic metabolic encephalopathy. Start by going to an eye dr today! ...Read more

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I read that you have millions of B cells. How does one B cell find the right specific antigen it fits to if there's so many of them?

I read that you have millions of B cells. How does one B cell find the right specific antigen it fits to if there's so many of them?

Antigens get held...: Each B cell recognizes only 1 unique antigen. We need > 1 million B cells to ensure most antigens are recognized. Collectively, B cells could likely recognize any organic molecule that could exist. The process does not rely on random encounters. Specialized cells trap and hold antigens where circulating B cells get the chance to recognize them. ...Read more

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If more than half a million pple have their gallbladder removed anually in theu. S.What should be the total living population living without gb? .

If more than half a million pple have their gallbladder removed anually in theu. S.What should be the total living population living without gb? .

Gallbladder disease: Difficult to answer stated this way. Before dr. Evarts graham developed 1st diagnostic test for gallbladder dz, oral cholecystogram mid 1930's, gallbladder dz was on top 10 list for cause of death in U.S.A. Gallbladder dz remains on this list for several countries where gallbladder surgery is limited, but not in U.S.A. The gallbladder is not essential organ. Okay to have it removed when diseased. ...Read more

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My mind it's always racing and thinking about a million things. It has for years. Its not hard to concentrate, but im just curious as to why it does?

My mind it's always racing and thinking about a million things. It has for years. Its not hard to concentrate, but im just curious as to why it does?

Possibe mania: Racing thought are often associated with an episode of mania. If you also have trouble sleeping, do impulsive things, like shopping sprees or casual sex with strangers, show presurred speech, and have flight of ideas, you could have a bipolar disorder. This disorder can be managed with medications and you should see a psychiatrist. Anxiety and depression disorders can also cause racing thoughts. Y. ...Read more

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Evry year more than half a million pple undergo gllbladder surgery in usa. So how many people of total population r living lives without a gallbladder?

Evry year more than half a million pple undergo gllbladder surgery in usa. So how many people of total population r living lives without a gallbladder?

Don't know: Who would keep track of those statistics. Many millions living in us that have had gallbladder surgery I would guess. As about 8-10% of people in us get gallstones & the us poultation is 313 million, so some number less than 30 million may be expected purely by calculation. ...Read more

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I have sperm count 26 million. Is good?

I have sperm count 26 million. Is good?

Depends on units: 26 million per milliliter is good. 26 million total is on the low side. Also important are the percentage that are live (58% or more) and the % with progressive motility (> 32%) Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What causes someone platelet to rise to a million?

What causes someone platelet to rise to a million?

See below: Things like infection can cause increases in platelet count, but rarely to a level close to 1 million. The differential becomes blood/genetic disorders that can lead to high platelet production, notably essential thrombocytosis or polycythemia vera. Discuss with your doctor to get a referral to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes someone platelets to rise to a million?

What causes someone platelets to rise to a million?

See below: Things like infection can cause increases in platelet count, but rarely to a level close to 1 million. The differential becomes blood/genetic disorders that can lead to high platelet production, notably essential thrombocytosis or polycythemia vera. Discuss with your doctor to get a referral to a hematologist. ...Read more