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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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What do you advise if i want quick medical information?

WebMD: WebMD is a good website with accurate information ...Read more

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Are there any magazines that actually have good medical information?

Are there any magazines that actually have good medical information?

Harvard: puts out a Medical Letter which is worth reading (as does Mayo Clinic). There are many "Health magazines" but in my opinion only one has to read with a CRITICAL EYE! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...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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How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

How can I get information on paying for medical supplies for a juvenile who has diabetes?

Do you have any: Insurance if you do have they cover 75% of all the medications, and all the treatment, also in michigan some drug store give it for free. ...Read more

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May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

Tampon: My instructions after any D&C, no matter what reason are nothing in the vagina for two weeks (no sex, no tampons and no douching). I also suggest no tub bathing for two weeks either. The risk of endometritis from tampon use is high enough to not use them. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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How do insurance companies use my medical information?

How do insurance companies use my medical information?

Many ways.: Insurance companies collect information on the type of visit billed by the doctor, the associated diagnosis (pneumonia, diabetes), the medicines that were prescribed, and any other treatments given. They then use that info to calculate risk, track spending, limit how many meds or services are provided, and many other ways we don't know about. Just assume they know everything. ...Read more

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How do I go about having incorrect information removed from my son's medical record?

How do I go about having incorrect information removed from my son's medical record?

As Follows....: Send a detailed letter to your doctor listing your concerns and ask for a corrected copy of the records to be sent to you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any medical information on a condition called "essential thrombocytosis"?

Well-known: "Essential thrombocythemia" is a more familiar synonym. Mayo's is pretty good. It's usually quite mild and manageable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thrombocythemia/basics/definition/con-20034386 ...Read more

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Hi, I need a medical bracelet for being allergic to succinylcholine. What sort of information should I have engraved when I order my bracelet? Thx!

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I need a medical bracelet for being allergic to succinylcholine. What sort of information should I have engraved when I order my bracelet?

Thx!

Just list it.: Your anesthesia would know what to do if you list it as an allergy even though it is an idiosyncratic reaction particular to you and many family members. ...Read more

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