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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Mobility Aids (Overview)

Mobility aids are devices such as canes, walkers, and crutches that help people who are injured or disabled to walk.


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Are canes mobility aids?

Are canes mobility aids?

Yes: They provide extra strength a support for a weakened individual and also security as they are part of the tripod of two legs and the cane which can help prevent falls. This allows for greater mobility. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Mobility Aids (Overview)

Mobility aids are devices such as canes, walkers, and crutches that help people who are injured or disabled to walk.


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I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

I'm 50 with chronic  bursitis in both hips. I've  had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

You need strong PT: Your best approach is a strong physicial therapy program. Have your phsician send you to a rheumatologist and also have you start a very active physicial therapy program. This is trochanteric bursitis ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

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Do aids get qured?

Do aids get qured?

Not typically: But the medications available today can keep it very well under control. ...Read more

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Where did aids start?

Sub-Saharan Africa: In central africa some time during the first half of the 20th century. ...Read more

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What does aids stand for?

Advanced HIV: Acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome, the late stage of HIV infection in which a host of opportunistic infections plague the unfortunate patient. ...Read more

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Can children inherit AIDS?

? inherit ?: AIDS is not a genetic trait or condition you inherit. It is an infectious disease that a mother can pass to her baby during or after pregnancy. With proper prenatal care, doctors can limit that possibility to less than 5% transfer, while untreated cases transfer around 30% or more of the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cured of aids?

Is it possible to get cured of aids?

No: There has been only one well documented caase of a cure, and it involved bone marrow transplantation with the marrow from a donor who was immune to hiv. This is not a practical way to cure HIV for people who don't need a marrow transplant, but it could lead to other approaches. There is a lot of money and effort being spent on cure research right now. ...Read more

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How can you think that aids started ?

Zoonosis: Forget the disinformation campaigns by crooks. It is very clear that hiv1 is a chimpanzee virus that jumped species in what is now zaire early in the 20th century, and hiv2 from the sooty mangabey in western africa. With today's science, this is undeniable. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more