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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

Why do people with ADHD wear medical alert id bracelets and tags?

To indicate their: Prescribed dose of amphetamine (adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) dexedrine) stimulants because many states require er's & trauma centers to screen drivers & passengers in motor vehicle accidents for drugs. Also, some non-stimulants(tenex, intuniv, catapres, capvay) lower blood pressure & rebound hypertension can occur if they'e discontinued abruptly. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Are medical alert bracelets required for Coumadin (warfarin) patients?

Not required, but...: A good idea. If you are unconscious and found bleeding, there are antidotes to coumadin, (warfarin) fresh frozen plasma and vitamin k to reverse it. So a good idea to wear a bracelet, especially if you are on it long term, like with a prosthetic heart valve or chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

I would not : I would only include it as pertinent hx if undergoing general anesthesia and again state 4 generations ago. I do not think the anesthesiologist would do anything different but be more vogilent and refresh their protocols. ...Read more

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Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Why do patients with COPD wear a medical alert bracelet?

Steroid use: Medical alert tags tell an emergency responder about conditions that may impact the patients treatment. Chronic steroid use would be important information.Also! many COPD patients have trouble breathing with too much oxygen! ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Can't hurt: Hi. In all honesty, it can't hurt. But unless you're taking insulin and have a high risk of hypoglycemia, you're probably OK without it. I'm a type 1, and when I was young my Mom always wanted me to wear one. I'm just not a jewelry person, and never have worn one. So I leave it up to patients. Stay in tight control and live healthily! ...Read more

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Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

Should parents reward their kids for going into engineering?

See below: Parents should "reward" their kids for what the kids enjoy. Forcing a child to do something because the parents desire it is not healthy for either party. ...Read more

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Are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs.Org/ratings/default.Aspx . The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa.Gov/safety/cps . Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 10 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year.As long as we have local & international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more

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My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?

Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

Can I get my own medical records under federal laws protecting consumers?

Yes. : Hipaa regulations allow you to request your personal medical records from your provider, considering you are not a minor. Some providers may charge a per page or per x-ray fee, or if digital records, a per disk fee. ...Read more

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