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Mom always did facial exercises and looks great at 90. Did they or genes help?

Mom always did facial exercises and looks great at 90. Did they or genes help?

Genetics: Its amazing how far good genetic inheritance will take you, but remember you only get half from mom. Facial excersize can increase muscle size enough to compensate for loss of facial volume which occur naturally with age. ...Read more

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I'm 12 wks preg with twins & my 10 wk us was good. I just tried to look at them with my us at work & could not see the deeper twin. Is that bad?

I'm 12 wks preg with twins & my 10 wk us was good. I just tried to look at them with my us at work & could not see the deeper twin. Is that bad?

Unknown : you mention that your ten wren soon was good. I assume that done by a professional under the guidance of your doctor. You mention a 12 week ultrasound being done at work but did not say who was doing it, their level or training or the equipment being used. Schedule a follow up with your doctor to verify all is well. Ultrasounds should be done under their guidance and supervision ...Read more

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Extremely happy with my rhinoplasty/genioplasty 7 days post op! When will things look natural? I know 6mo- a year but 5mo will it settle and my chin?

Extremely happy with my rhinoplasty/genioplasty 7 days post op! When will things look natural? I know 6mo- a year but 5mo will it settle and my chin?

Better every day: By 3 weeks a lot of swelling will resolve, 3 months things will look more natural and by a year healing should be resolved. See your surgeon if you have any concerns! ...Read more

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Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42. I am 33 and had a clear mra at 27. Do I need repeat screening and if so how often?

Fraternal grandma and 2nd cousin died of brain aneurysms at ages 38 and 42.  I  am  33 and had a clear mra at 27.  Do I need repeat screening and if so how  often?

Aneurysm: I am not sure what you mean by 'fraternal grandma'. That said, if an mra with contrast with clear visualization of the entire circle of willis was normal at 27, and was reviewed by a neuroradiologist, then you might consider a repeat study in three to five years to be surer. ...Read more

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Should I expect my ex27 week preemies to gain weight at a rate similar to other kids their age? @4yr the 3rd 5th or 11th %ile, should they stay there?

Should I expect my ex27 week preemies to gain weight at a rate similar to other kids their age? @4yr the 3rd 5th or 11th %ile, should they stay there?

Yes, usually: By age 4 years, most ex-preemies follow a percentile line pretty well, on the regular growth chart. The extremely disabled ex-preemies can have trouble growing due to their multiple problems, and may not follow the regular growth chart. A pediatrician can periodically measure a child to see whether or not more needs to be done to help with growth. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant with iden triplets but ones heart stopped at 25 weeks I am scared and don't agree as they want me to keep going until 37?

28 weeks pregnant with iden triplets but ones heart stopped at 25 weeks I am scared and don't agree as they want me to keep going until 37?

Confusing question: You are in a difficult position. You are at a point where 2 babies could be delivered but would spend months in a neonatal intensive care unit with all the risks of premature birth. You fear waiting / loss of another or both. Yet the people with the best information on your case are your doctors. If a second opinion from a perinatologist from a different town would help go get one. ...Read more

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I have 4 children between the ages 12 to 6 months i'm so busy and tried that i yell allay and get angry at the kids hate to be like this do I need med?

I have 4 children between the ages 12 to 6 months i'm so busy and tried that i yell allay and get angry at the kids hate to be like this do I need med?

Take care of you: Sounds like you are understandably overwhelmed by the demands--try eliminating any chores you can and getting help with the load. Time pressure is the biggest stress we have. You don't want to glue yourself together with meds--try fixing the problem first. ...Read more

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Dad did well on a stress test. But how are vulnerable plaques checked for? I heard these dont show up on stress test. And i want to make sure no risk

Dad did well on a stress test. But how are vulnerable plaques checked for? I heard these dont show up on stress test. And i want to make sure no risk

No such thing: It's hard to hear, but the truth: there is never a way to say there is "no risk". If you are worried about heart disease, then focus on prevention to reduce the risk. Heart disease is preventable with a healthy diet and not smoking. Every day is a chance to make healthier choices. Avoid red and processed meats. Limit cheese and dairy products. Get regular aerobic exercise. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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I have two grandchildren age's 2 & 3 that don't want to eat their dinner. They won't eat any vegetables at all what can I try and give them?

I have two grandchildren age's 2 & 3 that don't want to eat their dinner. They won't eat any vegetables at all what can I try and give them?

Poor eaters: You are talking about two children in the "terrible twos" during which this kind of behavior is pretty standard. It is not worth getting into a battle with them over what they eat because the parent always loses. You'll have to respect their bodies and their tastes. The important thing is not to have any kind of sweet or junk food substitute that the can go to instead. Offer something healthy. ...Read more

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Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it help us preform better.

Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it  help us preform better.

Not likely to help: There is nothing magic about workout diet supplements, vitamins, etc. There are no shortcuts to athletic performance. Eat a normal diet to maintain weight (perhaps with increased carbs before events and practice), follow your coach's workout recommendations, and practice, practice, practice. Don't waste money on stuff like this. ...Read more

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Docs can you tell me if these are ok? "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Docs can you tell me if these are ok?  "asthma therapy homeopathic dissolving tabs" i bought them today at cvs and 10 min later my breathing is great

Harmless, but...: By def., a homeopathic remedy contains no actual medicine or therapeutic agent. As such, they do nothing for you, except to activate the very real placebo response from our body. They are generally safe, but I have one concern in your regards. You shouldn't come to depend on these tabs to the point of not having ready a rescue inhaler (e.g., albuterol) in case you get a serious attack. ...Read more

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I'm a really smart kid. I notice i can't do cross words or puzzles and even bubble in multiple choice!? All things i was very good at! not normal ?

I'm a really smart kid. I notice i can't do cross words or puzzles and even bubble in multiple choice!? All things i was very good at!  not normal ?

Learning Challenges: If you are having challenges w crosswords, puzzles, you might have a learning difference. Some people have problems processing information although they are bright. Test anxiety can make it very difficult to succeed in multiple choice tests. Local community college counseling dept can help you sort out your learning styles. Don't give up- albert einstein, thomas edison also had learning problems! ...Read more

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Will workouts feel comfortable after pec augmentation? I work out all the time, but i can't get my pecs as large as i want them. I'm considering pec augmentation but i don't want to look "plastic." what kind of results can I expect? .

Will workouts feel comfortable after pec augmentation? I work out all the time, but i can't get my pecs as large as i want them. I'm considering pec augmentation but i don't want to look "plastic." what kind of results can I expect?

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If : If you have a fair amount of pectoralis muscle already, you can expect a relatively natural look after pec augmentation with an implant. Unfortunately, many pec implants do not look that natural, especially in very thin patients. An alternative to pectoralis implants is to use your own fat. Fat can be liposuctioned from one area and grafted into the chest muscle. This looks very natural and the muscle will function completely normally and flex normally. The only aspect to consider with fat grafting for muscle augmentation is that one must have enough fat to harvest and graft and if one gains or loses weight, the augmented muscle will change in size as the fat cells get larger or smaller. ...Read more

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How can pts hand a bad copy of exercises to a 90 year old and expect her to do them without supervision after pt prescription ends?

How can pts hand a bad copy of exercises to a 90 year old and expect her to do them without supervision after pt prescription ends?

It's crazy: Physicians, physical therapists, and patients are all victims of our dysfunctional health care system. Often, i've wanted to do a good turn only to be told i can't for fear of lawyers. But if this is someone you love, a small investment of time and perhaps something for equipment could make you an effective therapist on your own. You have a good heart -- i'll be thinking of you & her. ...Read more

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Had frozen embryo trasfer a week ago. In the clinic they are very relaxed and tell you to mantain a normal lifestyle, work, couple, etc. do you agree?

Had frozen embryo trasfer a week ago. In the clinic they are very relaxed and tell you to mantain a normal lifestyle, work, couple, etc. do you agree?

I do agree: Using your common sense is important, but there is no evidence at all - zero - that interventions like bedrest improve success rates. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm an engineering student and i want some effective revision tips that when performed one can grasp everything.Best time durations,breaks and etc?

I'm an engineering student and i want some effective revision tips that when performed one can grasp everything.Best time durations,breaks and etc?

Mindfulness : Mindfulness allows us to be focused-I'm the moment-at all times. It takes practice. They key is to pay attention to to mundane things like walking, drinking a glass if water, etc. One of the best authors on mindfulness is Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist Monk who lives in France. Has written so many books on the subject . His books are very easy to read also. ...Read more

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After two dirty tests, the pain management folks said we can't help you. How do I move along with my life?

After two dirty tests, the pain management folks said we can't help you. How do I move along with my life?

Inappropriate test: Since you have had 2 inappropriate tests, it is likely you have some issues with medications and or other substances. Pain clinics are very closely scrutinized by the dea to make sure they take necessary action in this situation. You may need counseling as well as other substance services which can help. It is a complex problem with a complex answer. ...Read more

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