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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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Are curved spines hereditary?

They can be: You are referring to scoliosis, which is not that uncommon. Scoliosis, like every other medical condition, can be caused by genetic factors, environmental factor (such as nutrition, type of work, etc), or a combination of these. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove cactus spines?

What can I do to remove cactus spines?

Use tweezers: And disinfect. Here is a site with some other interesting tips:
http://www. Wikihow. Com/remove-cactus-needles
it will most likely be a painful route no matter how you do. If you notice any signs of infection, see a doc. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has trouble saying he loves me?

Observe his behavior: People can say they love you in words or in actions. Does he do things that let you know he loves you? I would observe his behavior to see if he's showing it with actions rather than words. If he's not showing it or saying it, could it be that he doesn't love you, even if you love him. ...Read more

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Is the saying "everything in moderation" accurate?

Is the saying "everything in moderation" accurate?

Define moderation: In general, it's a good idea; things that are bad for you can't do much damage if you are only exposed to a little, & things that are good for you can cause problems if you get too much. Finding the right balance is an ongoing battle, one we all face every day. Good luck, & I hope your balance is good! ...Read more

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What are the benefits to saying a virgin for life?

What are the benefits to saying a virgin for life?

Benefits abound: There may be physical and mental benefits. Prevention of most Sexually transmitted infections (some are spread by skin to skin contact so you may still be at risk depending on your activities) and no risk of unplanned pregnancy are obvious ones. Some experience a closer emotional connection with their significant other when there is less emphasis on sex. ...Read more

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How can a child easily adjust to daylight saving time?

How can a child easily adjust to daylight saving time?

DAYLIGHT TIME: Child should be guided during daylight savings time so he can adjust easily. ...Read more

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When do toddlers start saying more recoginizable words?

When do toddlers start saying more recoginizable words?

Everyone's different: ...But, generally speaking, 12 month olds will have 2-3 words that they will say. 15 month olds will have about 6-10 words that they will say, 18 month olds 10-15 words, and 2 year olds have 20-50 words, at least. By 2, children will also start putting words together in phrases. If your toddler does not meet these criteria, talk to your pediatrician about evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I concentrate better on what people are saying?

How can I concentrate better on what people are saying?

Anxiety: If you find yourself feeling anxious, uncomfortable, self-conscious, agitated when around people, that will interfere with your capacity to concentrate, focus, remain centered. If you are tired, eating poorly, not exercising, those could also interfere. Try this. As you listen, think about being able to share with someone else what is being shared with you. That might help you to focus. ...Read more

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What was that saint's dance? Do people really have that?

What was that saint's dance? Do people really have that?

Beautiful: The dancing saints is a beautiful icon of christ & saints dancing at the saint gregory of nyssa episcopal church in san francisco. I suggest you google it to look at photographs. It is very inspirational. ...Read more

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My one year is not copying me on saying word. What's is the problem?

My one year is not copying me on saying word. What's is the problem?

Keep at It: Between 7mo-1year baby should be babbling, using speech or non-crying sounds to get/keep attention, using gestures to communicate, imitating different speech sounds (but not necessarily full words). By one year most babies can say 1 or 2 words (hi, dog, dada, mama), although sounds may not be clear. There is always a spectrum of normal so keep working with and encouraging/reinforcing baby. ...Read more

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Are curses or spells real? I have seen lots of stories online saying they were.

Are curses or spells real? I have seen lots of stories online saying they were.

Spells&curses: Hello~ science relies on the ability to reproduce a phenomenon in the lab and for it to have measureable parameters that allow that repetition. I have yet to see a spell or curse comply with this and will not in the future. No, there is no factual basis to believe they are real thanks ...Read more

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What to do if I am not really saying I think I have it but can humans get heartworm?

What to do if I am not really saying I think I have it but can humans get heartworm?

Rarely - YES: "Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years. " See: "Human disease caused by dog heartworm." (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1784039) ...Read more

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Everyone nowdays is saying WEED is healthy etc? Is it so? And what are harmful effects of it?

Everyone nowdays is saying WEED is healthy etc? Is it so? And what are harmful effects of it?

No safe: Drug. If started earlier could lead to decline in IQ and memory, use can also lead to cigarette like lung injuries, increases risk of most mental illness and causes delayed reaction and poor co-ordination leading to increased vehicular accidents ...Read more

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Can witnessing bullying and not saying anything about it be considered another form of bullying?

Can witnessing bullying and not saying anything about it be considered another form of bullying?

Not in my opinion: I wouldn't consider this bullying, but not saying or doing something about it isn't a good thing. Even if the person witnessing doesn't confront the bully, they should notify an adult (parent, teacher, principal).

This gives article a lot of good advice on bullying.

http://kidshealth. Org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies. Html ...Read more

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Yes. Just worried because I was told I needed the op 9months ago and now they sayin it's too risky?

Yes. Just worried because I was told I needed the op 9months ago and now they sayin it's too risky?

Need more specifics: Sounds like you need a more qualified surgeon. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

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My bf hurt my feelings saying I was gauche. I kinda know what she meant but can you explain please?

My bf hurt my feelings saying I was gauche. I kinda know what she meant but can you explain please?

Socially awkward: Gauche, from the french for left, means someone who is awkward socially and occasionally makes social mistakes in the company of others. It is a better term to express displeasure in these circumstances than other terms you might imagine that are more pointed and nasty. ...Read more

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I just received a left saying I'm due for a well woman exam. I looked up what that is and can I deny it?

I just received a left saying I'm due for a well woman exam. I looked up what that is and can I deny it?

I don't quite: Understand your question. But at age 18 you are considered an adult and are responsible for your own choices and consequences. You can decline a recommended medical exam. ...Read more

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Why do I feel an enormous need to be loved by a man after saying a few months. That is my biggest need from a man, why?

Why do I feel an enormous need to be loved by a man after saying a few months. That is my biggest need from a man, why?

Psychotherapist: Suggest that you see a psychotherapist to evaluate and further explore those feelings and needs. Things don't happen for no reason and there is always help for those who seek it, good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Had test when I was 13 saying I couldn't have kids want a family in the future could the test results change if I got retested almost 18 now?

Had test when I was 13 saying I couldn't have kids want a family in the future could the test results change if I got retested almost 18 now?

Infertility: It is difficult to say whether your test results can change with time because there are many causes of infertility. Appropriate anatomy and hormone balance is required for conception. Schedule a consultation with an obstretrician for a complete review of your history and an examination, and your question can be fully answered. ...Read more

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Sine last december, I sometimes see on and off black small floating dots in my vision. They go away after I blink a few times. What causes this?

Sine last december, I sometimes see on and off black small floating dots in my vision. They go away after I blink a few times. What causes this?

Floaters float!: Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells floating inside the vitreous, casting shadows on the retina. They are more visible when you look at the sky or a bright, evenly lit surface, and may look like little dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. You have always had some floaters since birth, even if you were not aware of them. New floaters come from tiny bits of retinal tissue. ...Read more