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Medical Chat Rooms
Is facebook chat as bad as the chat rooms of the 90s? Can kids get into trouble on it? So worried about my grandson.
Yes and no: Facebook can be as bad, but it's more of a sin of commission than before. With facebook, you can filter who knows your information or can post on your page, but once somebody is a friend, they have access to everything, including information about your friends. Children can give too much personal information to people who shouldn't have it. More dangerous as teens don't recognize it. ...Read more
Weight watchers: You must be very careful about teen weight loss chat rooms and teen chat rooms in general. There are several that actually " teach" kids how to be anorexic, teach kids how to do a lot of self-destructive behaviors. Suggest you enroll your child in a program such as weight watchers that has good information and promotes healthy, controlled weight loss. ...Read more
My teen has asd. He is isolated in his room spending all his time in chat rooms. His grades are excellent but he doesn't talk to us anymore. Help.
Aspergers: This is more of a behavioral issue. His most favored interest (being online) needs to be linked, chained, and rewarded by socializing with the family in a structured way. A good family psychologist who understands aspergers may help. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
How many milligrams of celexa would be equivalent to 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)? I was told 20mg, though many people on online forums and chat-rooms say 10mg..
Lack of perspective: Regardless of gender, physicians typically only talk about issues for which we have a solution, eg prescription or surgery. After all, we don't want to open pandora's box by asking about something we can't fix. Along those lines, men often lack perspective on women's health so we're less likely to ask. But it's important to research how an intervention affects women which may not be same as men. ...Read more
Is it legal for the nurses to give unsolicited medical advice or speak on behalf of the m.D. And intentionally mislead the patient?
No: Nurses can relay the md's answers and obtain and gather info from the patient to relay back to md. They can give answers if it fits with established protocols (such as for upper resp infections or urinary tract infections). But seems unprofessional to offer unsolicited advice especially if not conveying the md's advice. ...Read more
What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?
Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...Read more
Is there a common data base or a platform for doctors to talk, search and share medical events and sicknesses worldwide?
Good question: Most of the best data bases of information are set up by the different societies. The databases of information are linked to the literature. Thus, there may be a short description of a particular topic with references that link to pubmed. As far as a forum for questions, there are chat rooms or interactive live web discussions for particular topics and exchange of ideas. ...Read more
I blacked out yesterday. My tongue got bitten during it and feels heavy. It's hard to eat and talk. Should i seek medical help?
What is the question: Do you have a question that you would like to ask?? ...Read more