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My so Joseph will be 13 on Dec 9, and I wad wondering if it would be ok to give him emergency-c,?

My so Joseph will be 13 on Dec 9, and I wad wondering if it would be ok to give him emergency-c,?

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

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Movies: does the cancer that joseph gordon-leavitt get in 50/50 exist?

Movies: does the cancer that joseph gordon-leavitt get in 50/50 exist?

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

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Why might it be that there are so many hospitals named after st. Joseph?

Why might it be that there are so many hospitals named after st. Joseph?

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

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Joseph is a healthy 9 year old. He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

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

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Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is Dr. Joseph Kalbac still practicing Orthopedic Surgey. My aunt needs an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedist she broke her shoulder, needs asap?

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

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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

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

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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

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: 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

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Instead of gaining the freshman 15 my son lost. Should I be worried?

Instead of gaining the freshman 15 my son lost. Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Seek help: Jose, it sounds like you are suffering from depression. Call a help line or go to a hospital where there is mental health care. Mental health is a medical disease as well. Talk to your family and your friends. This is a good time to have lots of support and contact. ...Read more

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What are freudian slips?

What are freudian slips?

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

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How to avoid the freshman 15?

How to avoid the freshman 15?

Many things to do!: Avoiding the "freshman 15" can be accomplished by maintaining a healthy diet, 3 meals a day, daily exercise and/or intramural sports, getting sufficient sleep, and finding a balance between one's studies, social life, and personal health. ...Read more

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Josiah is 3years. If he drinks milk continuously he gets collection of spouting and starts coughing. What to do.?

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

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Who discovered Freeman-Sheldon syndrome? What is it?

Who discovered Freeman-Sheldon syndrome? What is it?

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

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Is it ok to lose my virginity early in my freshman year?

Is it ok to lose my virginity early in my freshman year?

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

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How do I keep off my freshman 15 when I go to college next year?

How do I keep off my freshman 15 when I go to college next year?

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

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What is the difference between jungian and freudian psychoanalysis?

What is the difference between jungian and freudian psychoanalysis?

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

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Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back, what could it be? Josh

May B swollen due 2-: -muscle spasm. It could feel swollen & the muscle is hard not soft compared 2 the opposite side. C an ortho 4 eval & imaging. ...Read more