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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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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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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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What is aids nowadays that people don't seem to die from it anymore? I remember the 1980's.

Still serious: Aids is still the same disease, but there are better meds to keep it under control. People who are hiv+ without full-blown aids can be asymptomatic. However, we are seeing more long-term problems: new cancers from the depressed immune system, kidney problems, etc. This is still a terrible disease, and we can't stop being vigilant in terms of education and preventive measures, exp. Safe sex. ...Read more

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What’s the major cause of death in africa. Starvation or aids?

STARVATION VERY: Closely followed by death. Both are trending downwards though. ...Read more

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My mom is having aids. She is taking zidovex tablets. Are there any bad effects on her health or on her life? Pls tel me a.S.A.P

My mom is having aids. She is taking zidovex tablets. Are there any bad effects on her health or on her life? Pls tel me a.S.A.P

Big Question: I am very sorry to hear about your mom, but also very happy that we all live in a time when there are medications to keep this dangerous disease from much harm. Your question is way too big for this app, unfortunately. It would require a whole text book length response. We only get four hundred characters. Do you have a specific question about one thing in your mom's health? ...Read more

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What are some places in the u.S. You can call for help when you have aids?

AIDS CLINICS: You can call the nearest medical school affiliated hospital for aids clinic or call your local health department and they will provide you the information. ...Read more

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Can aids survive on a cup?

Can aids survive on a cup?

No, HIV is very…: Fragile virus & survives only short time outside body. Hiv is transmitted when infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk enter another person's body via unsafe sex, direct contact with infected blood, during pregnancy, delivery and through breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How do people contract aids?

Sex and drugs: By having unprotected sex (especially receptive anal or vaginal intercourse) with an infected partner or partner of unknown HIV status. You can also get it by sharing needles or syringes if you're injecting drugs. ...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


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more