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Doctor insights on: Kendrick Extrication Device

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Can I play laser tag with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

Can I play laser tag with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

Yes: There would be no interference with your device from a laser. Also it's good exercise! talk to your doctor to be sure it's ok to get your heart rate up and to help you avoid inappropriate shocks by confirming your device programming. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good, safe electric shock/stimulation device for sexual play?

Docs, what's a good, safe electric shock/stimulation device for sexual play?

Such devices: are 1. Not appropriate for this Platform 2. HealthTap doctors do NOT recommend Brands/Specific Items My opinion only Dr Z ...Read more

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How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

It is effective: Every individual has very unique responses to treatment. Some respond better than others and it may be difficult to know how well someone will respond. In addition, there are treatment operator effects- derma roller devices come in different lengths. Obviously, the deeper the device penetrates, the more reaction, either positive or negative. Your best bet- find an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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How to disinfect (staph etc) a kindle ereader without using chemicals? I can't afford UV devices at the moment. Use of chemicals can damage the device

How to disinfect (staph etc) a kindle ereader without using chemicals? I can't afford UV devices at the moment. Use of chemicals can damage the device

No worries: I cannot imagine a reason to disinfect an ereader, even if previously used by someone with a staph infection. Just wipe with a damp cloth. Computer supply stores sell safe spray cleaners. ...Read more

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Can suborthelene orthotic devices be manipulated using a hairdryer?

Can suborthelene orthotic devices be manipulated using a hairdryer?

Hairdryer/orthotic: It's unlikely that a standard hairdryer will generate enough heat to make adjusting an orthotic possible. However a better question would be are you trying to make an adjustment yourself? I would recommend you see the prescribing physician for any adjustments. There is a science involved that goes beyond just heating and bending the device. ...Read more

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Pie Crusting Tech - A Vietnam era procedure. I used for distal tibia 10x4cm full thickness loss, Excellent results. Need txt book references on usage.

What ?: This sounds like an anecdotal reference, please let me know if you find one, not really sure what you're asking, please clarify ...Read more

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Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?

I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read more

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I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?

Untrue: That is absolutely untrue. Whether you use a cast, foam box or scanner, does not matter. It is the person positioning the foot that matters. ...Read more

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What do you think on the tens handheld electronic pulse massager by santamedical?

Brand product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines ...Read more

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Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Just say N0!: This is not a laser. It is a flash lamp. The likelihood of it being able to generate enough energy to actually destroy the hair follicle is pretty low. And if it does you just don't want to flash it in your eyes. I'd say don't waste your money. There's a reason commercial units cost way more and must be purchased by physicians--they have enough power to work. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Do infrared cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

Do infrared  cameras like security cameras pose a risk to human eyes?

No: Infrared cameras record light in the beyond red end of the visible spectrum. Fires, heat lamps and the sun put out far more infrared than such cameras and many of them emit no light at all but only record the image. It is the short wavelength end that is a problem such as uv light. ...Read more

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Is caring a portable wifi router in my pocket harmful?

Prob not?: Uses same frequencies as cordless phones. The strength of signal drops off rapidly the further away you get from the source. No conclusive evidence that it is harmful. But wifi router not usually carried on your person. ...Read more

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