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Kendrick Extrication Device
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
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
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
Do anti-radiation earphones actually work?(air tube).Do regular earphones connected to a iPhone device with cellular and wi-Fi on cause brain cancer?
An I phone or any: cell phone held to the ear repetitively annd for a lonng time have been associated with a higher incidence of brain tumors ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Modern pacemakers are well shielded and not susceptible to low level electromagnetic waves. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read that orthotics made from stepping on foam box aren't effective in correcting biomechanic problems. I just paid $400?
Laser for ear hair.: See a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is cell phone camera flash harmful for the eyes? I took a pic by mistake with flash really close to my face
Not a problem: You may get a temporary aftereffect but no harm done. ...Read more