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Yes: Emergen-C is perfectly safe to give to 12 year olds. The main ingredient is 1000 mg of Vitamin C. While this exceeds the recommended daily intake, there is evidence that the optimal dose is much higher and 1000 mg is a reasonable daily dose for most people. See www. Lef. Org/magazine/2008/4/Newly-Discovered-Benefits-Of-Vitamin-C/Page-01 ...Read more
Only a story: It is only a story, some one with 50/50 chance of survival, life and drama around that person, adam lerner character is fiction, possible to have such disease. ...Read more
What an interesting: Question. Bottom line - I don't know. However here is one possibility. St. Teresa of avila was stricken w malaria. After suffering a seizure people thought she was dead & dug her grave. However she awoke after 4 days. She was paralyzed for 3 years. She imputed her recovery from paralysis to saint joseph. In her autobiography she wrote "i took for my advocate and lord the glorious saint joseph. ...Read more
Joseph is a healthy 9 year old. He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?
See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. Upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more
Joseph keeps coughing for about 10yrs. Doubt that it is due to bad weather, acid reflux, what to do will help him to cure? Seek for doc but still the same
Anxiety/BP med?: Some folks develop a habit of coughing from habit and anxiety, especially if it is a "non-productive" or no phlegm cough. Psychologist can help. It may also be due to a blood pressure med but please see you doc and don't go off any medicine w/out checking w/him or her. The very best to you. ...Read more
Is Dr. Joseph Kalbac still practicing Orthopedic Surgey. My aunt needs an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedist she broke her shoulder, needs asap?
U need 2 take her-: -2 an ER. They will evaluate her & set U up with an orthopedic surgeon 2 treat her that day or it may B splinted & an appointment made 4 her continued care. If severe enough the orth guy/ gal may come in 2 the ER then. ...Read more
Hi I hope u can help me? My mother in law has this big whole on her leg and the drs here in saint joseph missouri keep telling her that she is ok
Defer to the Doctor: The word "hole' is ambiguous and incomplete for any kind of medical description. If physicians have seen it and have pronounced it 'okay' (again not in any way a medical term) then there is little we can add to this description as written. ...Read more
Was my surgery on my finger necessary? In september 2010 I smashed m finger and I went to st. Joseph hospital because the cut in my finger was about two inches long and showed what appears to be bone. The hospital doctor reviewed my finger and a upon a s
It is very difficult in an open from such as this to answer your specific question. So I can not do that. What I can tell you is that a laceration on a finger that crosses the creases or folds at a certain setoff angles will initially not sam to affect the finger but with regular healing lead to a contracture (or tightening) of the scar and creases. The case of a laceration and missing skin that is closed tightly, this may occur too. One way to prevent this tightening is to "break up" the scar with additional inciosns at special angles to the laceration or scar and or add skin of skin graft. Even in this situation with a well applied and oriented skin graft and a well done surgical release of a tight scar, further tightening an contracture can occur. So it may seem that initially a finger feels loose, but later feels tighter. One has to ask, "what if the skin graft wsa nver done? " and the answer may be that if it were not done that the finger would feel even worse than it does now.
If someone has a result of a procedure that they are not happy with, the best thing is to go back to that doctor or seek the advance of another and see if anyitng else can be or needs to be done rather than question the need for the first procedure. Bu hopefully by reading the previous paragraph you you understand the complexity of this situation and that while initially a finger may seem looser, it can tighten up just by the direction of the scar that forms.
Finally there are other factors, general health, compliance, motion, pain, smoking, alcohol, genetics and many other factors that affect scar and scar tissue formation. Some are prone to keloids, others to dupuytrens contracture. Some have subtle arthritis in a joint adjacent to a scar while others have a concurrent joint injury (a sprain) that leads to increased stiffness ...Read more
Not, unless to thin!:
Most people gain the weight because of less physical activity. And eaitng too much bad food. If your son is playing a sports, either varsity, or intramural, he may be burning off calories from actrivity. Many colleges have gyms better than private spas. And the answer most likely to please mom; your home cooked meals are better!
anyway, with an obesity epidemic, unless too thin, don't worry! ...Read more
Hi I'm Jose I feel really bad most of the day I have these times where I'm just thinking of bad moments and can't stop myself it just goes on repeat?
Errors of speech: Freud noted that sometimes people say things "accidentally" that really have relevance and meaning to a situation, revealing what a person is thinking without intending to do so. For example, imagine you see some with a *huge* nose who is wearing a rose. You mean to ignore the one and complement the other but instead say, "what a gorgeous nose." the unconscious is sneaking through. ...Read more
Josiah is 3years. If he drinks milk continuously he gets collection of spouting and starts coughing. What to do.?
Milk intolerance?: May be a sign of reflux or cows milk intolerance. Options include changing to non dairy source or trying medication for reflux. Needs to be carefully done so gets enough dietary calcium so should be done under supervision of a primary care practitioner or a paediatrician who can monitor effect of medication/changes and his overall growth, ...Read more
Freeman-Sheldon SYN.: AKA distal arthrogryposis type 2A (DA2A), craniocarpotarsal dysplasia Cranio-carpo-tarsal syndrome was brought to light by Freeman and Sheldon. ...Read more
Depends on beliefs: It is ok if you think it is ok. Many people think that extra-marital sex is sinful or wrong, however they may now be in a minority. Thus, it depends upon both you and your prospective partner. Hopefully not under the effects of drugs or alcohol. Please use protection every time from your first experience until you are with a permanent and safe partner. ...Read more
Calorie balance: Pretty simple... You don't need fancy diet books or fads here. Exercise more (burn more calories) than you eat (take in calories). Whether its carbs, proteins, or beer, if you burn more calories than you eat you lose weight. Eat more calories than you burn and you gain weight. So stick to healthy foods, cut back or worthless calories (candy, junk, pop) and exercise more. Voila... ...Read more
Collective uncn's: While both analyze patients' unconscious thoughts, feelings, and fantasies, freudians see symbolic meaning as idiosyncratic to the individual, while jungians believe some symbolisms are "collective" or shared within and across cultures via mythology etc. Dream symbolism is a particular focus of jungian analysis. There are many theoretical differences. And jungians often use chairs, not a couch. ...Read more
Priorities: Why are you in college? If you are there for the right reasons, you will recognize what are your responsibilities to learn and accomplish. If you put those priorities first, you will study, study, study. If your priorities are distorted, you will have a good time and find out you didn't learn what you should have you will reap the rewards. Priorities. ...Read more
It may be fun to look older but it is not a helpful idea. You are 14 not 18 and you do not want to attract 18 year olds. You have not lived the extra 4 years and do not have the skills to be 18 so it is not in your best interest to look that way and mingle with that age group.
There is wisdom in being the correct age and growing up one year at a time. ...Read more
I have been wearing thick mascara since freshman year. Sometimes sleep with on. I've been wearing less sophomore year. Wearing none what would that do?
I would: Check with a make up artist not a doctor... ...Read more
Bad habits bad resul: If you asked that pertinent of a question, I dare say, you already know the answer. You are just looking for someone to condone what you alredy know is wrong. ...Read more
Jogging up to 3 miles a day or every other day will not interfere with building upper body muscle mass. Make sure to get proper nutrition and rest as well.
Marathon runners can have trouble building muscle mass, especially in the upper body - but they often jog ten miles several days per week. Consider fartlek or interval training. They alternate jogging with sprinting- might be more your speed. ...Read more
Should I take sports medicine 1 and 2 when I'm in freshman, sophmore, and junior. And why. And why is it important or not?
I have had really bad back aches for the past few months. I am a freshman in college but I have a great padded backpack. Please help.
Several thoughts: Although you are using a padded backpack, it's still possible that carrying heavy textbooks may be causing back strain. Try not using the backpack for awhile and see if the pain goes away. See a physician if the pain persists. ...Read more
Hello, this isn't a medical question but I'm a freshman (hs) and I'm interested in being a surgeon of some sort. Can you give me some advice? Thank you
I would recommend visiting a few websites to get some great ideas of what it takes to get through the medical training process. You're welcome to talk to one of us on the phone so that we can give you better direction.
In the meantime explore http://www. Studentdoctor. Net/ ...Read more
I'm in freshman, and I have sports medicine 1, next year I'm going for sports medicine 2. Will sports medicine 2 next year be harder or easier or same?
Depend on the teache: The first course tends to be a broader introduction while the second allows more depth. If u enjoyed the first you should enjoy the second ...Read more
I heard a voice last freeday. But I have not heard anything since then. Its now 2 weeks since I stopped taking abilify (aripiprazole). Can I be phsycotic?
Voices and psychosis: Voices may be a symptom of psychosis, but not necessarily. There is no one symptom that absolutely indicates psychosis. There are some non-psychotic conditions where it can happen, and even otherwise normal people sometimes report voices. If you have no other disturbing symptoms and your friends do not see anything of concern then you are probably not psychotic, especially since it was one off. ...Read more