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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

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

Pool days: My gut feeling is that it will be fine for them to swim in the pool. However, I would be careful about opening eyes underwater and risking irritation or scratching of the eyes. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

No: Roaches are common in city living. They are very shy of humans and hide when disturbed. They do not carry any known diseases or parasites. However they may reflect a certain amount of lack of cleanliness in your living situation. ...Read more

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

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What is the average age of residents living in assisted living facilities?

85yo: Check out http://www.ahcancal.org/ncal/resources/Pages/ResidentProfile.aspx

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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.

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

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

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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

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What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

Serious: If this is the case, report to the health department, landlord and the city water and sewer department immediatley and move out. Do not take any risks. You can contract serious illness with raw sewage. Get out and stay out till cleared by the proper authorities. ...Read more

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Are assisted living and retirement living the same thing?

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

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

Check state society: The best list of specialists is with the state society. Florida society of periodontists phone #: 352-232-6800. Florida society of oral and maxillofacial surgeons phone #: 877-831-2500. Or google it and find a list and reviews. ...Read more

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Where are the pain clinics in the richmond, va area?

Where are the pain clinics in the richmond, va area?

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

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Where to find a potable water supply in a rural community?

Where to find a potable water supply in a rural community?

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

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How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

Unknown: Alf are defined by federal government but there is no federal designation for memory care at the current time. Some states like oregon track this but not all states do currently. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of living in a warm climate?

What are the health benefits of living in a warm climate?

Less chance of : Vitamin d deficiency and seasonal effective disorder are a couple of positives. ...Read more

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Top cities to live in for people with allergies?

Top cities to live in for people with allergies?

No pollution: You need to be away from pollution, try outside of denver colorado and anywhere in alaska outside anchorage. High altitudes keep the dust mites at bay. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a psychologist in the north eastern suburbs of cleveland, ohio who has experience in dealing with caregiver stress.?

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 more

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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?

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?

Very unlikely: There were no case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in New York state between 1962–2016 ...Read more

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Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

No: Doubt it would have any benefit against a weaponized biological agent or a neurotoxin. You would need a biohazard set up or specialized mask to work. Thankfully the chance of such an attack is exceedingly small unless you plan on traveling into syria which would be a foolish idea. ...Read more

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Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

No: Roaches are common in city living. They are very shy of humans and hide when disturbed. They do not carry any known diseases or parasites. However they may reflect a certain amount of lack of cleanliness in your living situation. ...Read more

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How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

Depends: Asthma can effect anyone. However one can see some differences in various populations. Poor socioeconomic circumstances, lack of access to care, exposure to different allergens and pollution all effect the development of asthma and its progression. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

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 more

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What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

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 more

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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?

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

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

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 more

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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?

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?

Foreign body: Since it is recent onset and in only one eye, sounds more like something is in your eye. You can try otc artificial tears just to rule out dryness. It may even wash out any foreign material. If no improvement, you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

Nutrtient dense food: consider trail mix and healthy fats like nuts, berries, avocados. you can also supplement with protein shake and add coconut oil. ...Read more

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What to do if i od'd on friday and i'm still alive?

What to do if i od'd on friday and i'm still alive?

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 more

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What is the best way to strengthen your inner core?

What is the best way to strengthen your inner core?

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

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Can you donate all your organs if you're still alive?

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

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What is the most challenging aspect of living in a wheelchair?

What is the most challenging aspect of living in a wheelchair?

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

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What is the most challenging aspect of living in a wheelchairs?

What is the most challenging aspect of living in a wheelchairs?

Wheelchair: You mental attitude, over all physical fitness, preexisting medical conditions. There are plenty of organizations that can give support to you and guidance. Read about sucessful people on wheelchairs. Start with fdr. ...Read more

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Effects of living near high voltage transmission lines on health?

Effects of living near high voltage transmission lines on health?

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

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What are the health risks of living beside a waste disposal facility?

What are the health risks of living beside a waste disposal facility?

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

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I want to start living a healthier lifestyle. What are the first things I should do?

I want to start living a healthier lifestyle. What are the first things I should do?

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 more

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