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Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?

Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?

Not proven to help: Electromagnetism(EM) in the form of IMRS or PEMF is being hyped as a cure or treatment for a wide range of conditions. It HAS been show to improve fracture healing and depression. The medical literature does not support the claim that it helps CKD. However there are some patient testimonials it did offer modest improvement. In the 1800's EM was a widespread fad promoted by quacks and hucksters. ...Read more

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To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals - which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.

To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals - which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.

Epigenetics is the: study of what factors turn genes on an off. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Lifestyle plays and major role. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal AF patient? What's different between adapta or advisa?

Better use medtronic adapta or advisa, for paroximal AF patient? What's different between adapta or advisa?

This is a pretty: technical question. Apparently, one of the main differences is that the Advisa has been developed with materials that allow the patient to safely enter the magnetic environment of an MRI scan. Medtronic's promotional material suggests that up to 75% of pacemaker patients will need to have an MRI performed. There may be other important functional differences. You must discuss with your cardiologist ...Read more

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Periodontist offers to do 2 implants in 1 stage with healing abutments. Asks 3,000 total. My respectful counteroffer in low middle class area can be?

Periodontist offers to do 2 implants in 1 stage with healing abutments. Asks 3,000 total. My respectful counteroffer in low middle class area can be?

Dental fees: you are paying for a service and very expensive parts , beware of discount dentistry. all dentists and/or the parts are NOT created equal. $3000 for two implants is inexpensive to begin with. if you needed a new hip joint would you go in and bargain with the surgeon? ...Read more

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Read about a LPR5 gene mutation family in science magazine,does new drug LP33401 increase bone width too or juz BMD in the mice experiment?

Read about a LPR5 gene mutation family in science magazine,does new drug LP33401 increase bone width too or juz BMD in the mice experiment?

Interesting question: When I searched for lp40331, I found it to be the part no. for a John Deere T-shirt. The leprosy susceptibility genetic loci are fascinating, however. Armauer Hanson discovered Mycobacterium leprae in Bergen, Norway in 1873. Genetic susceptibility to leprosy was long suspected by epidemiologists, and now confirmed, explaining why many family or tribe members are resistant. See OMIM.org %609888 ...Read more

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What's different between adapta and advisa beside MRI? Is there ATP on adapta pm?

What's different between adapta and advisa beside MRI? Is there ATP on adapta pm?

Yes: Generally the pacemakers are getting more and more specialized. MRI compatibility is another hoop that some of the pacemakers have climbed. Advisa pm actually is approved for full body MRI which is a great advantage. Adapta with MVP Pacing System offers managed ventricular pacing, atrial therapy, ventricular capture, and remote cardiac telemetry. So yes ATP( Anti Tachycardia Pacing) is there. ...Read more

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@ dr.Thomas heston. True, but the girth of porn actors in motion doesn't seem fake.What's inside a larger penis that is different from an avg size?

@ dr.Thomas heston. True, but the girth of porn actors in motion doesn't seem fake.What's inside a larger penis that is different from an avg size?

Blood: The larger ones have a corpos cavernosum that is able to hold more blood. Increasing blood flow to the corpus cavernosum is the theory behind vacuum pumps. Some men have had plastic surgery to increase penile size. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that pharmaceutical companies are branding the natural reduction of testosterone as a disease to profit?

Hi docs, is it true that pharmaceutical companies are branding the natural reduction of testosterone as a disease to profit?

Yes, to a degree: Although hypogonadism (low T) is a true disorder. It is over diagnosed, partially because of the pressure put on doctors to prescribe, because of misleading advertising on TV. Unfortunately, most men on testosterone should not be on it, but were put on it because of non specific symptoms, and inadequate evaluation of their symptoms. Controlled substances should not be allowed to advertise on TV ...Read more

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In the pharma war among, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis(fda pending), which one is safest and most effective for cad/pad from a medical view?

In the pharma war among, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis(fda pending), which one is safest and most effective for cad/pad from a medical view?

Debatable: Warfarin is safe, but requires blood checks to make sure anticoagulation is within range. It also can be reversed in case of hemorrhage fairly easily. Pradaxa, xarelto, and Eliquis are called factor x inhibitors and don't require blood testing and are safe; however, they can't be reversed in case of an unexpected hemorrhage so there is some risk associated with them. ...Read more

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How could artificial selection help shape darwin's theory of evolution?

Origin of Species: Darwin began by observing the amazing impact of artificial selection over a short time. This is recorded in his book, and he then brought his observations on natural selection from nature. Although we did not discover the molecular mechanisms until the 20th century, the whole scientific world found him persuasive as far as he went in his own time. ...Read more

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Does d japanese yoko height increaser really work?Or is it just a way of making money in the name of acu-puncture techno?I'am 27 yrs old.Can i increas

Does d japanese yoko height increaser really work?Or is it just a way of making money in the name of acu-puncture techno?I'am 27 yrs old.Can i increas

Nothing works at 27y: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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What's the difference between devices like the Homeoblock or DNA appliance and regular palate expanders? Is one preferred in adults over another?

What's the difference between devices like the Homeoblock or DNA appliance and regular palate expanders? Is one preferred in adults over another?

Surgery: You CANNOT widen upper jaw in an adult who's sutures have fused without doing surgery. You can push teeth outward, but often at the detriment to the tooth-supporting bone. PLEASE seek consultation with qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Avoid quick-fixes and snake oil. Remember, of it sounds too good to be true... ...Read more

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My dad is heart patient and on dialysis too please suggest which multivitamin is a good substitute of centrum 50+ , multibionta 50+ or sanatogen 50+?

My dad is heart patient and on dialysis too  please suggest which multivitamin is a good substitute of centrum 50+ , multibionta 50+ or sanatogen 50+?

Dialysis vitamins: Ask your father to ask his nephrologist for nephrovite vitamins. These are commonly used for dialysis patients and contain the following: biotin 0.3mg-calcium pantothenic acid 10mg-folic acid 1mg-niacinamide 20mg-vitamin b1 1.5mg-vitamin b2 1.7mg-vitamin b6 10mg-vitamin B12 0.006mg-vitamin c 60mg. Therer are no fat soluble vitamins such as a, d and e in nephrovite tabs. ...Read more

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57yr male.2 stemis in 8 months resulting in lv heart failure with ef less than 30%. Docs proposing new 'parachute' procedure.Good idea? Experiences?

57yr male.2 stemis in 8 months resulting in lv heart failure with ef less than 30%. Docs proposing new 'parachute' procedure.Good idea? Experiences?

Yes: As a center participating in parachute trial, if u have evidence of certain areas of the heart that have been infarcted, i.E, dead tissue causing aneurysm all dilation of those segments, and the rest of your heart is ok, then this would be an ideal procedure for you, as studies suggest that one can improve symptoms and heart failure status, as well as improve your overall heart function... ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in pakistan and which centres are doing in rawalpindi / islamabad?

What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in pakistan and which centres are doing in rawalpindi / islamabad?

Don't know: A cardiac surgeon, working in pakistan and doing these procedures, would be able to answer this. Although, the price also depends on the type of facility involved in pacemaker placements.Thanks. ...Read more

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I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

Natural supplements: are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more

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Should I pump?

Should I pump?

Yes: If you are planning on returning to work or if you want to have the opportunity to have some personal time away from your baby, it is wise to pump and store some of your breastmilk so that someone else will be able to feed your baby. Pumping early in (in the first week or so) also will help your breast milk come in faster by stimulating your body to produce more milk. ...Read more

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Views on insulin pumps?

Views on insulin pumps?

Good for some: Just like most other aspects of diabetes management there is no "right" answer to whether a pump is good for you. If you need additional flexibility in your Insulin dosing and don't mind being tethered to a device 24 hours a day and your insurance will pay for it then a pump may be a good option. If you are well-controlled on Insulin injections it may not be necessary. Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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Can I pump for a friend?

Can I pump for a friend?

Yes: Breast milk is indeed an amazing gift for a baby whose mother cannot provide it. But there are some issues that make this a very tricky topic! first, you must be absolutely certain you are hiv-free, obviously. Second, be aware that in this litigious society, your good deed could be turned against you should the child develop any infections or health issues, even if not your fault! just be careful! ...Read more

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When are the best times to pump?

When are the best times to pump?

When you can: It depends on why you are pumping. If you are engorged, pump until your breast is compressible before the start of the feeding. If you exclusively pump, try to pump 8-12 times a day. If you are pumping or build your supply or store milk for future use, after nursing is a good time. You don't ever have to pump- since the best "pump" is the baby, but if you have a reason to, pump whenever you can. ...Read more

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Should I pump on one side at a time?

Should I pump on one side at a time?

Yes: Yes, but only because pumping both simultaneously sounds like something only a circus acrobat could do unassisted. On the other hand, suckling twins simultaneously is doable. Tricky, but doable. ...Read more

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How many ounces can I pump in one session?

How many ounces can I pump in one session?

1 to 2 to start : Breast feeding works as supply & demand. The more the baby feeds or you pump, the more you'll produce. Just remember, the baby will generally be more efficient than the pump, so he/she is probably getting more from the breast than you are able to pump (in case you're worried the baby is getting enough). Eventually, as your baby grows & feeds more, you may be able get as much as 6 oz at a time. ...Read more

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How can I ask my boss if I can pump at work?

How can I ask my boss if I can pump at work?

Bosses are people...: ...Too. Yours is probably interested in having a happy, productive, enthusiastic employee: you. When they can combine enlightened self-interest with the good feeling they can get from allowing you to properly care for your child, they will be happy too. Put it that way to your boss, and happiness will follow. :). ...Read more

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How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

Pump often.: For long term storage, using a stand free freezer is helpful. Pumping for 15-20 minutes after each breastfeeding is the best way to encourage more milk production. It can be tiring and tedious to pump so often but milk stored in a stand free freezer can be used for 6 months afterwards. Drinking an herbal tea with fenugreek also increases milk production. There is a tea called mother milk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

Breast Pump : Questions - you can ask one question per entry or talk with a lactation consultant. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble pumping at work. What can I do?

Try this: This can be very frustrating as a working mom who is trying to breast feed. I personally found it hard to pump between patients. What i did was pump on a double electric pump as soon as i got to work for about 10-15 minutes, then for a full 20 minutes at lunch, and again for about 10-15 minutes at the end of the day prior to leaving for home. ...Read more

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What can I do to pump me up for a couple of hours?

What can I do to pump me up for a couple of hours?

Multiple circuits: squats, push-ups. repetitive curls and hammer curls varying weights from 10-25 lbs., palns, burpees, and squats again: that should get you warmed up. ...Read more

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I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

I would like some information about insulin pumps..?

Helpful: Insulin pumps are most helpful in type1 diabetics who eat frequently throughout the day, have tendency towards high sugars in the morning due to "dawn phenomenon", and/or are unable to achieve good control despite multiple injections of Insulin daily. The pump provides a "basal" rate of Insulin that can be adjusted throughout the day. You still need to tell it when you eat and how much Insulin to do. ...Read more

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What can I do so I don't have to pump as much at work?

What can I do so I don't have to pump as much at work?

Do lots at home: If you can feed your baby as you drop off at daycare and as you pick up-that's 2 "pumping" sessions done. Plus, you get to know your day care provider a little better and don't have a crying little one as you go home. Use your free (non-work) time to get the baby to breast, because the baby is the best pump. Weekends are great for that. ...Read more

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What is the tingling feeling you get when you get pumped up?

What is the tingling feeling you get when you get pumped up?

No sure answer: My assumption is that body releases some neurotransmitters ( chemicals) during excitement which temporarily cause this feeling. ...Read more

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What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

No restrictions: There are no, and should be no, restrictions for breastfeeding or pumping. Feel free to feed and pump away (with as much modesty as you can manage), and ignore any dimwits that cause you any troubles. Your doing a great thing for your child and anyone who has a problem should be ashamed of themselves. ...Read more

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