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Hi, this is laura's mom. My daughter is 17, weighs 135-140 pounds and is 5 foot 6 inches tall. She intakes 1000 or less calories a day, is this bad?

Hi, this is laura's mom. My daughter is 17, weighs 135-140 pounds and is 5 foot 6 inches tall. She intakes 1000 or less calories a day, is this bad?

Yes: This is consistent with a serious eating disorder. Get her in with a eating disorder specialist asap. You cannot safely handle this on your own. ...Read more

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What are the primary concerns with LABAs?

What are the primary concerns with LABAs?

Misuse!: People who have an acute asthma attack start using them expecting immediate relief. They are intended not for instantaneous relief (like albuterol) but as Long Acting Bronchodilitory Agents. People in acute bronchospasm have been known to die with them. As Tom Silva says: "The right tool for the right job." ...Read more

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Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?

Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?

Ok to use: Almost all dental prosthetics have some chance of fracture (except solid gold crowns). Porcelain, plastics, and denture metals are subject to biting forces and fatigue. Diamonds and granite can be broken, and they are much harder than porcelain. Ask your dentist what would be best for your specific restorative needs. ...Read more

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My son is 13years old, and he is 158cm , he was been laughed by his friend, he asked me the tips to get taller, can you help me to answer this question?

My son is 13years old, and he is 158cm , he was been laughed by his friend, he asked me the tips to get taller, can you help me to answer this question?

Normal growth: Your son falls just above the average height for boys his age based on cdc growth charts. Adequate sleep (9+hrs/night), good basic nutrition & regular exercise can help him reach his growth potential.You can download a growth chart from the cdc site & follow his progress.He should grow to 177 cm at his present pace. A real friend would not laugh at a kid about his stature. ...Read more

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Why can't I quit heroin?

Why can't I quit heroin?

Addiction to Heroin: Your brain has receptors that when given an opioid medication, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, will be stimulated, which causes as cascade of Dopamine down the "reward pathway." for some individuals this is very strong, and they crave multiple doses and stronger doses, leading to addiction. A supportive treatment program that includes detox can get you going the right direction. ...Read more

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Can people get lafora disease?

Can people get lafora disease?

Lafora disease: Lafora Disease can occur in dogs. Looks like Lafora body disease can occur in humans. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22961547 ...Read more