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Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum
Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?
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Is there a land-grab ("partnering") of the community hospitals by academic medical centers in your neck of the woods? It's bad here in sf bay area.
Not here: My smaller community is distant from any academic medical center and the process is not as active. I did see the process destroy the private medical community in galveston after i left. A lot of "partnering" is pushed locally by the two local hospitals within their selected referral destinations. Nurseries and wards have hot lines to the referral hospitals. ...Read more
No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more
No: Assisted living facilities are governed by state regulations. There is no requirement for nursing staff around the clock (in which case the facility would be designated a skilled nursing facility or nursing home). Retirement living is a vague & unregulated term. In general, it's intended for those who remain independent & able to provide for own care while ALF provides some care eg meals & ADLs ...Read more
Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?
Check the Internet: Physicians often have their own websites, but there are multiple independent businesses that keep track of physicians and patient ratings of physicians. Just type pain management in google. Also various physician groups in your area will list pain management as a specialty in the physicians that are involved in this. ...Read more
Several ways!: You can always by a good water filter. Boiling water will kill germs, but not remove contaminants. Your county agent can always test water sources, such as wells. Bottled distilled water by the gallon is also an alternative! ...Read more
I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?
Psychology Today: You might want to check www.Psychologytoday.Com and use the "find a therapist" search function in the menu bar. You can enter your community there, and up will come a list of practitioners who might be able to help you. Here's a useful article also: http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/adventures-in-old-age/200904/caregiver-stress-would-you-some-angst-sandwich-generation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adapt: First learn english if he does not already. Then he/she will quickly adapt to an american life style. ...Read more
Two days ago I got a lot of water in my nose roughhousing with family in the Saint Lawrence river in New York. Can I have the brain eating amoeba?
I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?
Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SARS: I'd be more concerned over the smog than sars. But to answer question sars is severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) is a serious form of pneumonia. It is caused by a virus that was first identified in 2003. It carries a very high mortality. Just go and be happy in the city..Live your life..Worrying only shortens it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to remain unaffected or not catch scabies when living in an outbreak of scabies in a small city? Or how to survive a scabies outbreak?
Scabies: Scabies is not a dangerous infection. Scabies is caused by a small insect called a mite. It is transmitted by coming into close contact with an infected person or infected bedding, cushions, pillows. Scabies is treated by applying permethrin containing cream from the neck down and washing off in 12 hours. Itching can persist for 1-2 weeks after treatment. ...Read more
How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?
Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for woman having very light hair in face , tummy and breasts? Is it about hormonal abnormalities or because of Living in dry n cold city?
For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?
Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm
Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please get help.: let your personal physician know. Please connect with a psychologist or psychiatrist ASAP. If you still feel suicidal get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more
All ?: No. If all your organs were donated and removed from your body then you would die. It wouldn't be considered ethical. However, there are some organs which can be donated while you are alive. ...Read more
Wow, tough question: There really are so many, and different patients will tell you different things, from not being able to look someone in the eye, to pressure issues, to loss of independence. Every individual has such a personal experience when they are confined to a wheel chair that it is difficult to say. From a physician standpoint, comfort and pressure issues are most difficult, but everyone's different. ...Read more
Mild if anything: After extensive testing, most scientists believe the low-level electromagnetic fields near power lines are safe. Others continue research to look for possible health risks associated with these fields. If there are any risks such as cancer associated with living near power lines, then it is clear that those risks are small. ...Read more
Depends!: It depends entirely on the methods used. In countries where there are no regulations to monitor safety & environmental, topographical, social, economic & human impact of the facility then it can have more negative impact. In the US, and especially in California, I would hope that these matters are handled more carefully, both ethically and legally. However, corruption occurs in the US, too often ...Read more
Many Factors.: Focus on: 1. Improving your diet. 2. An exercise program. 3. Stress reduction. 4. Avoidance of toxins such as nicotine, drugs, and excessive alcohol. 5. Associated with people with similar/positive outlooks. 6. Ample rest/sleep/recreation time. Seek professional help in any of the above areas as needed. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer