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Any tips that will help me successfully complete my first 10k road race?

Any tips that will help me successfully complete my first 10k road race?

Just start: Just start training early enough that you can start small and add distance safely. Run 3-4/wk. Get 1 "long run"/wk. Increase the long run each week by a little bit. The night before the race, eat a well balanced meal that you know does not cause GI upset and get a good night's rest. On race day, focus on finishing. Start slow. Don't get caught up in the moment and start too fast. Enjoy 6.2 mi. ...Read more

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What would you recommend one does leading up to a road trip with toddlers?

What would you recommend one does leading up to a road trip with toddlers?

Road trip: Get plenty of sleep! try to play pretend car trip at home. Point out things outside you may pass and make up a game with them. Get dvd players for car and bring plenty of dvds. If you can, buy or borrow an ipad and down load games/movies ahead of time. Get a car charger as well. Consider traveling at night rather than daytime. Keep kids awake longer during the day so they might sleep in car. ...Read more

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Since I have klienfelters syndome, . Will this effect my health diffiently down the road.?

Since I have klienfelters syndome, . Will this effect my health diffiently down the road.?

See below: Main problem seen with klinfelters is infertility. Your profile states 62 years old, so I would also be concerned with osteoporosis at your age. You should definitely be seeing your physician regularly. ...Read more

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If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

Depends on variables: Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc. The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient. ...Read more

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How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

You're tired: Jet lag is the body clock set to where you left from trying to reset to where you arrived. Some helpful ideas are to sleep on the flight, hydrate like crazy, get some exercise at your destination, do not try to catch-up > 6 hours in a day. I have many international pilots who have been flying across multiple time zones for decades with no adverse effects long term. ...Read more

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What to do to maintain a healthy status on a road trip?

What to do to maintain a healthy status on a road trip?

Stay healthy: On your trip you should eat regularly and healthy meals. Drink fluids regularly and get reasonable sleep. You should breakfast that has a good protein content and low carbohydrates.
Take frequent breaks while driving. ...Read more

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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

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How will having goodpasture syndrome affect me down the road?

How will having goodpasture syndrome affect me down the road?

Depends on the case: Assuming it is cured, recurrence is always possible. Need to be attached to your nephrologist for long years for follow up. However, if not cured you expect dialysis if kidneys fail. Either case you need to keep an eye on lungs, cough and shortness of breath, since disease may affect them too. ...Read more

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If I ate road kill and got toxo, could I pass it on to my baby?

If I ate road kill and got toxo, could I pass it on to my baby?

During pregnancy yes: Timeing matters when you deal with infections. If you had a new infection of any germ during pregnancy and that germ gets into your blood, you can share it with baby. If it happens before and there is no blood phase, baby may escape this germ. ...Read more

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Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Protection: A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance. In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. ...Read more

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Are humans on the road to making themselves extinct? Curious to what doctors think?

Possibly: We are adapted to living on this planet in very narrow range of temperature, atmospheric conditions and environmental chemistry. Some feel we are rapidly compromising these parameters and that the earth will become incompatible with human life over the next several hundred years. Others doubt this. This is a subject well worth major study. ...Read more

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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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When I drive the road, I find myself turning my head to the left to see clearly. Thoughts?

When I drive the road, I find myself turning my head to the left to see clearly. Thoughts?

Visual Problems: You should see an opthomolgist. Common causes of visual disturbances icnlude: cataracts, ineer eye problems (glaucoma, retinal detachment) as well as impairment in movement of the occular muscles. An opthomolgoist can appropriately evaluate this and get you seeing clearly again. ...Read more

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Is predibtic something to worrie about now or later down the road or do I need a 2 opinion?

Is predibtic something to worrie about now or later down the road or do I need a 2 opinion?

Prediabetes: You have a window of opportunity when still in the prediabetes state. This is the time to work hard on carbohydrate reduction as well as weight loss and exercise. If you get at it now and make significant lifestyle changes you may be able to prevent the progression to diabetes. That is always preferable. ...Read more

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I'm a trucker and I need to lose weight desperately. How do I manage my health on the road?

I'm a trucker and I need to lose weight desperately. How do I manage my health on the road?

Health: Try to be a vegetarian and take every opportunity to get exercise. Don't smoke and drink water rather than beverages with calories. ...Read more

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What is the simplest way to lose weight for someone who gets discouraged a week down the road?

What is the simplest way to lose weight for someone who gets discouraged a week down the road?

Go slow: Make one easy change, i.e. get rid of this high calorie food. Live with that until it is not on your mind like you lost it sadly anymore. Then make then next change the same way. Eventually you end up with healthy diet and exercise without the suffering ...Read more

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My baby is 10 mnths old.... He got slip on road.... N got minor scratch.... Shal I go for tetnus injection?

My baby is 10 mnths old.... He got slip on road.... N got minor scratch.... Shal I go for tetnus injection?

Other vaccines?: Here in the US we immunize babies at two months, four months and 6 months for tetanus, but if baby has not been immunized please go have this done! If he did have the shots earlier, no need to get another right now. ...Read more

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I always have colds all thru the year... I live near the road side and a tropical country... How can I stop my colds?

I always have colds all thru the year... I live near the road side and a tropical country... How can I stop my colds?

Immune boosting: Can be helpful. Do you get enough sleep and eat an nutritious diet? Consider seeing a nutritionist after a visit to your doctor to rule out medical conditions. If you take vitamin C make sure you do so morning and evening since it only lasts about 12 hours in your body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Lipozene bad to take? Will it cause something later down the road? Is there a certain age & weight you have to use it for? I'm 20 150lbs

Is Lipozene bad to take? Will it cause something later down the road? Is there a certain age & weight you have to use it for? I'm 20 150lbs

Lipozene: The least important risk is that it may not work. The worst risks come from the fact that it is a diet pill like all the rest that are unregulated by the fda and have not gone through any clinical trials. So you have no idea what the long term effects are. The bottom line is that there are no healthy drugs that burn fat, speed up metabolism, and reduce hunger. I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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My prior question was about tips to calm down anxiety before something like a road test. What is a good mental trick to calm situational "slap" anxiet

My prior question was about tips to calm down anxiety before something like a road test. What is a good mental trick to calm situational "slap" anxiet

Feeling Good: Hi there, I suggest a book of cognitive tricks called feeling good by david burns, md. He is a "cognitive therapist" and he gives many different kinds of tips for helping your anxiety. Be well, . ...Read more

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How can I deal with hemorrhoid on road trip?

How can I deal with hemorrhoid on road trip?

Hemorrhoids: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be > ...Read more

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Can we lost our virginity in road accident????

Can we lost our virginity in road accident????

No: Virginity is lost when sexual penetration occurs for the first time. For instance, the use of a tampon does not constitute loss of virginity even though it requires penetration. ...Read more

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How does a road warrior benefit from aromatherapy?

How does a road warrior benefit from aromatherapy?

Depends on the: Needs of the road warrior. Aromatherapy can be used to help with sleep, headaches, stress relief, nausea, Cognitive performance, mood (depression), increased alertness, pain reduction, digestion, circulation & healing. ...Read more

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Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Follow growth curve: Large for gestation infants can have several conditions associated such as obesity, changes in blood sugar and even underdevelopment of their lungs and other organs. Your doctor will follow the baby's growth and will determine if any further testing is needed. If your baby did not have a nicu stay, this is more often associated with a better course and fewer problems. ...Read more

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Bladder spasm problems on a road trip. Impossible to suppress?

Bladder spasm problems on a road trip. Impossible to suppress?

Bladder spasm: Many meds for over active bladder, see urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Suggestions for losing weight being an over the road truck driver?

Suggestions for losing weight being an over the road truck driver?

Losing weight: Is hard. Really tough when you have an erratic schedule and may not have access to healthier choices.
1. Small frequent meals
2. Healthier snacks (fruit and nuts) to help with cravings
3. Get rid of empty calories (foods that provide calories but no nutrition, e.g., sodas)
4. Avoid "diet" drinks
5. Try to get some exercise at least 30 minutes/3 times a week
6. Keep a food journal

Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is something to treat a horrible road burn?

Can you tell me if there is something to treat a horrible road burn?

Second-degree burns: ..., such as an abrasion or "road rash, " will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Such wounds on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment several times a day; no dressings are necessary. Wounds elsewhere can have antibiotic ointment or silver sulfadiazine (silvadene) applied and then dressed with dressing changes daily in conjunction with a bath/shower. ...Read more

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What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

Safety glasses: Your employer likely has a required type but if not, you want safety glasses that are certified to be protective. Ask for employer for their requirement. ...Read more