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Could been in mental health ruin my chances at becoming a doctor?

Could been in mental health ruin my chances at becoming a doctor?

Many "depends ons": If you mean that you've had a severe mental illness that is still part of your life and you are only now thinking about a career path, it might be too long a hard road. But work in the wide field of medicine may still be possible. Try to talk with career counselors at a college near you. Be honest with them about your background and your skills and interests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi my health is bad in focus to ashort my stature how to solution my health?

Unanswerable: I am sorry to report but your question is incomprehensible. Please re-ask and be specific on what you are feeling or experiencing and what your question is. ...Read more

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Hi dr I fell. Not cood with my health ?

Hi dr I fell. Not cood with my health ?

Why?: i do not know how old you are.age is important for health question like this. advise for a 20 years old,will not be the same as the advise for a 40,0r 60 years old. eat healthy,eat more vegetables and fruits,exercise every day,even by simple walking. if you are above 40 years old make sure your doctor check your cholesterol,and your sugar,your prostate,and your thyroid function. bilsalamah ...Read more

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Can my dad put a mental hygiene warrant on my sister?

Can my dad put a mental hygiene warrant on my sister?

Legal issue : Each state has its own laws relating to mental disorder and civil commitment procedures. For example, in kings county (brooklyn), the process is described at http://newyorkcity.Ny.Networkofcare.Org/mh/services/agency.Aspx?Pid=kingscountybrooklynmentalhygienewarrantprocedure_754_2_0. The procedure allows family members to assist an at-risk loved one with severe psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my mental health issues have been inherited from my mother?

Could my mental health issues have been inherited from my mother?

Genetics can incr: The risk of some mental health issues. Most mental health problems are a complex combination of heredity and environment, including dysfunctional family dynamics. ...Read more

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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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How can I maintain my own health when caregiving for a husband?

How can I maintain my own health when caregiving for a husband?

Need some me time: I run into this a lot with patients and their spouses. It is very important that the caregiver find some way to carve out some time on a regular basis to nourish themselves and attend to their own needs. Otherwise caregiver burnout occurs over time. Also you may want to look into what is called respite care. Some nursing homes will admit a patient for a week or two to give the caregiver a break. ...Read more

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How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

See below: Please find the yellow page under home health care. It also can be found at a local hospital and ask the operator to connect for home health care. They will explain about the covered service. ...Read more

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How can I acccess my personal health record?

Ask: Every state has different laws. However, in most states you own your records. Ask you physicians for copies if you want to know what is in them. ...Read more

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I was told I have pectus excavatum. Will that affect my health later on in life, and affect my social life?

I was told I have pectus excavatum. Will that affect my health later on in life, and affect my social life?

Depends on you: A pectus excavatum can cause cardiac or pulmonary issues if it is deep enough to cause significant pressure or displacement of the heart or lungs. This usually presents in childhood or adolescence. How it affects your social life is more related to your self image or self confidence. ...Read more

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I wish to donate my kidney but am worried about my health post-op. Will donating a kidney affect health quality?

I wish to donate my kidney but am worried about my health post-op. Will donating a kidney affect health quality?

Most likely no: On average kidney donor have no difference in general health and life expectancy when comparing to the general public. There are risks associated with the surgery including hernia, bowel obstruction, infection, blood clots, anesthesia problems, bleeding and very rarely death. Also there are rare but possible problems that could come up in the remaing kidney that could cause it to fail. ...Read more

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Are my mom's health complications due to my bad caregiving?

Are my mom's health complications due to my bad caregiving?

Not Likely: If you care about your mother then you could not provide bad caregiving. There may be areas in which you can improve so check with your doctor or hers and get suggestions where you can improve. ...Read more

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Should I get my son circumcised? Are their any health benefits?

Should I get my son circumcised? Are their any health benefits?

Personal choice/yes: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They are simple to do and heal rapidly in newborns but the risks and complications increase with age. There are supportive data showing a lifelong reduction in UTI's & std's. In the end it is a matter of personal choice. ...Read more

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How do I care for my young daughter on top of my spouse with cancer?

How do I care for my young daughter on top of my spouse with cancer?

Good communication: Have a meeting with her if she is older that 7 years old. Tell her how you feel taking care of your spouse and the fears you are facing. Tell her that you would appreciate her to help in this or that. Less than 7 y/o...Get help with other relatives or other moms, or daughter's school. Get help from your religious or spiritual community. Get help for your husband too ( home health care or hospice). ...Read more

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I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

I am worried about the health care reform law and how it will affect us?

Reform is Needed: Our current health care system spends twice as much per-person than most developed nations, 50% of which on the sickest 5%; spends almost-nothing on prevention; compensates physicians & hospitals based on volume rather than value; does not provide coverage for 50 million americans; has quality outcomes that are at-best middle-of-the-pack, and; is contributing to our national debt. Help is needed. ...Read more

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What happens to my health insurance if I lose my job?

What happens to my health insurance  if I lose my job?

Depends: You should talk with your human resources person. You may be able to purchase coverage called cobra until you obtain yourself or find another job. ...Read more

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I'm helping my dad with his mental health. What should I do?

I'm helping my dad with his mental health. What should I do?

It depends: Your father's needs will depend on what's going on with him and his mental health. In all cases, he needs family like you to continue being involved in his life. But what he needs you to do depends on what's wrong. I suggest you have a discussion with his family doctor first. If there are referrals you need, like psychiatrists, get them so you can be a team working together, rather than alone. ...Read more

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How will caregiving for my in-laws affect my husband and i's relationship?

It depends!: If your relationship is strong to start with it has more likelihood of being strong when you are care-giving. It could bring you closer together or create negative stress that could pull you apart, i think you and your husband should discuss all the angles before you decide on the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good way to strengthen my heart? I am 51 yrs and in good health.

What is a good way to strengthen my heart? I am 51 yrs and in good health.

Lot of ways: First have good balanced diet with fresh fruits & vegetables , regular progressive exercises , control blood pressure, sugar , cholesterol, of course stress free life , additional help having good genes , sorry it is not under your control ! ...Read more

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