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Rocky mountain spotted fever only in the rocky mountains?

Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa. 60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Can deer tick cause death in human -hamptons new york?

Can deer tick cause death in human  -hamptons new york?

Very unlikely: It sounds as if you are worried about lyme disease. Deer ticks are potential carriers of lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Lyme disease can cause very disabling permanent effects; death has been reported, but would be unusual. Anaplasmosis and babesiosis would not be considered deadly. Here is a link to centers of disease control on lyme: http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/. ...Read more

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Ams (acute mountain sickness)?

Ams (acute mountain sickness)?

See below: Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (ams), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2, 400 metres (8, 000 feet). ...Read more

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Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Not for mom or kids.: Jolts from the boat, dirty water, excessive sun and heat can be dangerous whether a person is pregnant or not. There are safer ways to enjoy nature when "with child" or with family! ...Read more

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Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

New models needed.: You will need to have new impressions taken from which new models will be made and the retainers from the new models. Most ortho offices do not keep old models. ...Read more

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Rocky mountain heal ppo plans cover tubal reversal?

Rocky mountain heal ppo plans cover tubal reversal?

Probably not: Unfortunately, almost no insurance company covers a reversal of a tubal reversal. Just to be sure, you should call up your insurance company and ask them. Ever once in a while you get a pleasant surprise but don't count on it. Sorry. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

If you injured: Achilles tendon , need evaluation extent of injury , go to nearest ER , after assessing will refer you to the right doctor. Till it heals you may not participate in marathons for a while . ...Read more

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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The public has access to a preeminent listing of lawyers in a 2 set volume (martindale) recognized by the profession. Dental equivalent in florida?

The public has access to a preeminent listing of lawyers in a 2 set volume (martindale) recognized by the profession. Dental equivalent in florida?

Doesn't exist: The florida dental association or local dental society can provide a list of dentists for you. For dentists who have gone above and beyond in their learning, check the academy of general dentistry. However, just because your dentist is not listed, does not mean he or she is not amazing...Not everyone chooses the same path to clinical excellence. Ask friends and neighbors who is good as well. ...Read more

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Have there been cases of rocky mountain spotted fever in upper michigan or ne wisconsin?

Have there been cases of rocky mountain spotted fever in upper michigan or ne wisconsin?

Not that i know: Ask your local board of health since rocky mountain spotted fever is usually reported to the health authorities. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Talk to Your Surgeon: I wouldn't take it lightly because the consequences can be serious. In general, it depends on how successful the procedure was, how you've healed, etc. Only your surgeon can tell you after examining you. ...Read more

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Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

IMHO . . .: 1st we need to define static vs dynamic. http://thesportjournal.org/article/do-static-sport-athletes-and-dynamic-sport-athletes-differ-in-their-visual-focused-attention/ lists soccer & volleyball as dynamic w/track & field plus gymnastics as static. I have only read about kitesurfing but it appears rather dynamic to me. Check out http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:239141/FULLTEXT01.pdf. ...Read more

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What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

What are risks of river rafting in rockies?

Bumps, scapes, sun: Since I have rafted many rivers including the poudre river (prounouced 'poo-der') in colorado many risks are assumed. First you may fall out of the raft and injure yourself so scapes/bruises are common. Helmets & life vests are standard on the poudre. The most common ailment is sunburn so wear lots of sunscreen >50spf and don't forget lip protection (>50spf). Always listen to your raft guide! ...Read more

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Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum

Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim  safely? Broken vacuum

Pool days: My gut feeling is that it will be fine for them to swim in the pool. However, I would be careful about opening eyes underwater and risking irritation or scratching of the eyes. ...Read more

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Which field of dentistry specializes in doing inlays / onlays?

Which field of dentistry specializes in doing inlays / onlays?

Prosthodontics: Inay and onlays are restorative dentistry. They are done by general dentists and prosthodontists. In addition, they can be fabricated in a lab or by cad-cam process. Cerec does a beautiful job in a single visit making them out of very strong porcelains. ...Read more

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