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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Death At Age 50

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Many of my classmates died from auto accidents in their 20s. Is that the major cause of death then?

Many of my classmates died from auto accidents in their 20s. Is that the major cause of death then?

Yes, and now, too.: Auto accidents/trauma: number one cause of mortality in that age group. Interestingly, it's the basics that are advised for intervention. Seat belt closure, designated driver if etoh involved, the usual. Facts of life. ...Read more

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What number of women died in hospitals at the time of ignaz semmelweis and what did they die of?

What number of women died in hospitals at the time of ignaz semmelweis and what did they die of?

Ignaz Semmelweis: observed that women died from PUERPERAL FEVER - CHILDBED FEVER at a rate of 13 to 18% when delivered by physicians or their trainees vice 2% in midwives and their trainees. ...Read more

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What are the primary milestones that most children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

What are the primary milestones that most  children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

3YEARS OLD: They are more inquisitive or questions a lot. Counts to 10 , recognizes color, feeds himself , dresses well and knows how to ride a tricycle. ...Read more

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I have thought for many years based upon reading that the majority (or close to it) of people meet their demise upon waking in the morning. A myth?

I have thought for many years based upon reading that the majority (or close to it) of people meet their demise upon waking in the morning. A myth?

Mostly a myth but...: We can meet our demise any time of day. At least in hospitals, many people seem to die in the middle of the nite. Research suggests that sudden cardiac death outside the hospital most often occurs between 7 and 11 AM but this is not a particularly common form of death. Ultimately, the grim reaper (or angel of death) can visit at any time. See http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/75/1/131.full.pdf ...Read more

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What is the chance of a 23yo female to die suddenly in there sleep no history in the family?

What is the chance of a 23yo female to die suddenly in there sleep no history in the family?

Very rare: It's very rare for a young person to ,abruptly die in their sleep. If it happens is usually due to a rupture of a brain aneurysm or a sudden cardiac arrthymia. Most cardiac events can be avoided by periodic histories and physicals. ...Read more

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Some sort of disorder of the heart in my aunt? Faints sometimes, but never has findings at the doctor's office?

Syncope: If your aunt has true syncope, there are numerous possible causes, including situational, vasovagal, neurologic, cardiac, orthostatic, endocrinologic, or medication-related. Her doctor should take a thorough history and guided physical first, and then order an ekg. Further testing, most of which are cardiac tests, is directed by the results of this initial evaluation. ...Read more

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A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

Demise: Some of the most common are stroke, heart disease, infection. Depression is the common denominator which leads to not caring for oneself and then susceptibility to illness. ...Read more

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25 year old with family history of smoking. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 47, my paternal grandpa died of acute respiratory failure at the age of 76, and my maternal grandpa died of prostate cancer at the age of 80. What and when should I te

25 year old with family history of smoking. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 47, my paternal grandpa died of acute respiratory failure at the age of 76, and my maternal grandpa died of prostate cancer at the age of 80. What and when should I te

Time to quit smoking: The hx you give includes various unrelated & common afflictions. The only one you have direct influence on is the lung cancer. Regular history review & general exam by a trusted primary care provider is where you start the process. Any testing must be targeted to the specifics of your issues at the time. ...Read more

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My wifes TSH LEVELS are at 26 is the end of our chances of her having children or is there possibilities that we can take steps to having children.

My wifes TSH LEVELS  are at 26 is the end of our chances of her having children or is there possibilities that we can take steps to having children.

Not at all,can treat: Your wife is hypothyroid, which commonly causes infertility but is readily treated. Within months her thyroid levels should be normal and, if she has no other issues, her fertility should return to normal. Make sure she is treated adequately; most benefit from adding T3 (liothyronine) or using natural thyroid. See http://abt.cm/1ntydpV & http://bit.ly/1boGdxh & http://bit.ly/1ccxy0r & http://abt.cm/18gPB3a ...Read more

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My son has ptsd frm phys.Abuse @ an in home daycare. Is it true development can be arrested at the age of the trama? He's been in therapy all along

My son has ptsd frm phys.Abuse @ an in home daycare. Is it true development can be arrested at the age of the trama? He's been in therapy all along

Is he safe now?: I'm sorry to hear of what happened to your son. I'm hoping he's safe now, no longer exposed to the treatment you describe? If he's safe, loved, and also in treatment, he has every chance of healing and growing. Depending on how severe the trauma was, he could have triggers with stressful events. Is he socializing normally? Playing? Learning in school? Important to review these things. ...Read more

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What are the negative affects of taking tramadol in my elderly mother. Confusion? No recollection of the day. Odd behavior. No answer from drs.

What are the negative affects of taking tramadol in my elderly mother.  Confusion? No recollection of the day.  Odd behavior. No answer from drs.

Possible: One cannot predict the effect of a particular drug with certainty and older people are more vulnerable if you stop the medication and the side effects stop and restart with resumption of the drug they must be related!? ...Read more

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My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

Genetic testing: Is available along with genetic counseling. Risk assesment depends if you carry particular genes or gene mutations. Please talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

Unsure of ?: Body awareness relating to the child's ability to understand how their body moves can be improved with certain exercises. The negative effect can be where the child's coordination may be more awkward which may lead to clumsiness. http://www.livestrong.com/article/548037-body-awareness-for-kids/ ...Read more

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What percentage of alcoholics do you believe developed the disease in college or between the ages 18-22?

What percentage of alcoholics do you believe developed the disease in college or between the ages 18-22?

80-90: Although, there may be no exact number of alcoholics who developed their addiction during their teenage and college years, the vast majority of alcoholics got addicted in that age range. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

It's complicated: There are too many variables to be able to give you an accurate number. Certainly survival and continuing fertility are quite possible, and the lack of metastases is very positive. ...Read more

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What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

Number of AIDS death: Since beginning of epidemic: 617, 025, including more than 16, 000 in 2008 http://www.Kff.Org/hivaids/upload/3029-12.Pdf. ...Read more