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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
How long does a doctor have to be practicing before he/she is considered good? Is a 7 year residency at st. Joesph medical center in phoenix, az good?
A few years for most:
In general sweet spot" for doctors is a few years out of training but not too many. However, doctors are like any other professionals -some are better than others. Seven years in residency should count for something, but not if it was a five year residency! to check the quality of the doctor look at your state licensing body.
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/searchcriteria.asp. ...Read more
Can't tell: The tempomandibular joint can make a person miserable and there's no predicting how long it will last. There are folks who know how to treat this and i'm not one of them; a variety of measures including those that keep you from grinding your teeth at night can help, as can more intensive interventions. Good luck. ...Read more
This is a very frustrating situation for both the man and his partner.
There are two common approaches. One is to actually start the man on a low dose medication that has a side effect of prolonging ejaculation.
And there are plenty of sex therapists and other experts that can work with your partner on practicing how to prolong the time it takes to ejaculate...To learn some techniques.... ...Read more
Well,....: Sex can be like any strenuous activity, so just like preparing for a sports team, running a marathon, etc., you can exercise and start to build up stamina, so that sex can last longer. If you have premature ejaculation, there may be a Psychological component as well as hypersensitivity on your glans penis. Condoms can help decrease sensitivity and may prolong orgasm. See Urologist if severe. ...Read more
Live HealthyLiveLong: I tell my patients if they want to live long,they have to lead a healthy life.It includes proper nutrition,avoid over eating and eat the right kind of food.Do not Smoke.If you drink,drink in moderation.Exercise regularly.Have a good night sleep,Avoid Stress and laugh a lot.Practice safe sex.Get regular check ups and screening for certain diseases like cancer,diabetese and others.And hope for best ...Read more
Depends!: Duration of procedure depends upon procedure being performed as well as health of patient undergoing said procedure. Duration may be extended beyond usual due to (unforeseen) complications. Best to ask surgeon how much time is expected. Better yet, don't ask, because you don't want to rush him/her! let your surgeon do their best w/o worrying about your time constraint. ...Read more
It varies: I like the old saying that it lasts 9 days, "3 days coming, 3 days with you and 3 days going." i take zinc 50 mg twice daily at the first signs of a cold and i believe it significantly reduces the time it takes to leave me. Don't take zinc on an empty stomach as you will get terrible nausea. ...Read more
Growth cntrs close: Linear growth continues as long as the growth centers that permit linear growth are open. These are best studied in the wrist and hand where dozens of centers are visible on x-ray. The pubertal hormones accelerate growth and the closure of the centers. Most males will close their growth centers at a bone maturity of 17 years. Some with delayed closure will grow more, some into their early 20's. ...Read more
Erection: If you're experiencing premature ejaculation it's best to seek help from a sexology clinic. You can also get help for other issues to do with sexual performance there. Taking a medication like Viagra or cialis or using a sex aid like a cock ring(Google this) may also be helpful. ...Read more
Do you take HTP% for insomnia?, have you been tested for serotonin deficiency? which if is low may induce insomnia.
5-HTP CAN RESTORE SEROTONIN LEVELS AND HELP IMPROVE:1.General mood. 2. Depression. 3. nxiety
4. Insomnia. 5. Weight loss. 6. Chronic headaches.
7. Migraines. 8. Fibromyalgia. etc.
You should see a psychologist and find out why you have this issue, do not auto-medicate. ...Read more
A few ideas: I'm betting your question is about premature ejaculation. Put a dab of anesthetic on your glans. Use a condom. If it's really bad, ask your physician about a selective serotonin reuptake inhbitor at a very low dose. Best, learn the squeeze technique with your partner and you'll learn to time yourself & bring each other to new heights of pleasure and mutual enjoyment. ...Read more