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Doctor insights on: Merck Manual Of Medical Information

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What is the medical opinion on Merck Manuals?

Concise: Its well written, trustworthy, and concise. It is intended for trained professionals. Its not comprehensive for 2 reasons, there are never going to be enough pages to record all the information that now exists AND anything in there could, at anytime, become obsolete by a new discovery after publication. It favors time tested beliefs which I favor as well. All medical books have their critics. ...Read more

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Merck vaccine I got back in 09, I only got 1 dose, it was new then but now I'm seeing it was suppose to be 3 doses, Dr thinks I have hpv,get the rest?

Merck vaccine I got back in 09, I only got 1 dose, it was new then but now I'm seeing it was suppose to be 3 doses, Dr thinks I have hpv,get the rest?

Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more

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Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA.   4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more

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What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?

Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read more

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Why do you have the need to answer these questions when people have access to all information known to man , on google, medical journals plus more?

Why do you have the need to answer these questions when people have access to all information known to man , on google, medical journals plus more?

Dont have to. : We dont have to answer these questions, we choose to in order to help people. We dont get anything out of it but we try to provide as much information and knowledge to people as we can to help ease their fears of an illness they might have or provide educational background or guide them in the right direction. Google sources are not all accurate, up to date or reliable. ...Read more

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Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Not very, House more: I have hardly seen Grey's Anatomy but from all accounts it has many inaccuracies, both in portraying what residency training is like and medical details- see http://tinyurl.com/hgkp9dp and http://tinyurl.com/hdtqdde House (which I have seen) is more accurate but also not too realistic in many ways and also has inaccuracies. See http://tinyurl.com/jlarw for an analysis of each episode by a doctor! ...Read more

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