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Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Depends: It depends on what your objective is. If you are healthy and want to make money or you have altruistic tendencies (want to help humanity advance in medical knowledge), you may consider enrollment. Same, if you have a disease that has not been discovered a cure for and a study is enrolling patients to experiment a new drug on. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Is acupuncture considered a treatment for clinical depression ?

Is acupuncture considered a treatment for clinical depression ?

Could be . . . : Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- is a generally helpful, well-tolerated, and safe monotherapy for depression. Also, manual acupuncture can augment antidepressant therapy. There's less data about recurrence of depression after acupuncture treatment. Many of these studies come from china. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Would a thyroid cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Depends: It depends on your history: what kind of thyroid cancer, the extent of your thyroid cancer, what kind of treatments had been done...Each clinical trial has specific sets of criteria you will need to meet to be accepted as a research subject. Check with the coordinator of the trial to see if you are appropriate for the trial. ...Read more

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How to approach a medical malpractice case?

Consider asking: this question on AVVO.Com - that is where lawyers can provide free advice. ...Read more

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Would a uterine cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Would a uterine cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Cancer of the: Uterus usually means "body and endometrium" not cervix, catalogued and trials designed separately. However, your age (22) and location (near stanford) means uterus is unlikely and you have a major nci funded cancer center on your door step. Dial 1-800-4 cancer. Trials are not for everyone, but learning what is available can be valuable. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more

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What is a holistic approach to improving bladder health in a child?

What is a holistic approach to improving bladder health in a child?

Cranberry Juice: Cranberry juice is excellent for improving bladder health in children. Try mixing it with raspberry juice or apple juice if cranberry juice is too tart for your child. ...Read more

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Can Keytruda, as an immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer, be part of a chemo protocol at major medical center vs. only available in a clinical trial?

Can Keytruda, as an immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer, be part of a chemo protocol at major medical center vs. only available in a clinical trial?

Join aClinical trial: Keytruda used alone has not shown significant activity. So it is being tested in combination with targeted agents. This is being done as a clinical trial. But you have to go to a cancer Center where there is a Pancreatic Cancer team which has a center for Pancreatic Cancer like in Houston or New York or Nashville(Sarah Cannon cancer Center) ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

Most times: Physical therapy is more rooted in science than most chiropractic care. Certainly there is very little evidence to support manipulation and endless visits for adjustments. Ultimately, however it is important to find someone with experience and both pt and chiro are dependent on the skill of the individual. ...Read more

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How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the act of committing our internal dialogue to the written word is very helpful. Also, documenting our emotional process from time to time to go back and examine can be a useful way to gauge progress. ...Read more

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What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)

What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)

Significant: Most antipsychotics now prescribed (atypicals) carry large risks of wt gain and cholesterol problems. This means most patients I prescribe these drugs to will gain weight and have dyslipidemia. Eat and exercise accordingly. ...Read more

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Is refusing necessary medical treatment or surgery considered a form of suicide?

Is refusing necessary medical treatment or surgery considered a form of suicide?

Treatment: I would say if refusing treatment could definitively and absolutely result in death, than one could make an argument for some level of suicidality. However, reusing one form of treatment in favor of another with which the patient feels more comfortable is not especially suicidal or self destructive. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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What line of work or specialty is best for a person who obsesses over medical books or medical treatment to find error so to prescribe better Rx?

Medicine obsession: Hi Celina C349 ~ if you have the capacity and the passion, laced with a ton of compassion, and ready for an extraordinary amount of hard work and no personal time, become a doctor ! :-)) ...Read more

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Psychotherapy is done with a psychologist or a psychiatrist ?

Psychotherapy is done with a psychologist or a psychiatrist ?

BOTH: Both can (and do) practice psychotherapy. However, currently, for the most part psychiatrists prescribe medications and hopefully collaborate closely with psychologists, who do the psychotherapy. ...Read more

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When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

Depends: But usually when a person has a low likelihood of recovery and the patient and family would like some help working through the latter stages of the illness both through the physical and emotions . They are very useful ! ...Read more

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