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What does a general health panel tell ?

What does a general health panel tell ?

Not a spefic test: There is no agreement about a "general health panel". The closest panel recognized by cms may be comprehensive metabolic profile, a panel of 14 tests. This panel looks for disorders of electrolytes, glucose, kidney and liver. ...Read more

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For About 4 Years Now, I've Had A Pain In My Stomach. It Comes And Goes, Never Constant. Just Random 2 Minute Pain. It Feels Exactly Like A Nut Shot?

For About 4 Years Now, I've Had A Pain In My Stomach. It Comes And Goes, Never Constant. Just Random 2 Minute Pain. It Feels Exactly Like A Nut Shot?

4 years?: and today is the day you ask this question?-Get examined and tested by your private doctor-4 years is simply too long...and a dangerous wait-call for an appointment-NOW! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heavy metals panel blood?

What is the definition or description of: heavy metals panel blood?

Heavy metals test: Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the most common heavy metals. ...Read more

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"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

Much: In the 1970's, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial." today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it! ...Read more

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read more

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When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

When you are hypnotised and it works does it stay that way for good or does it go away?

Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read more

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Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a nut allergy?

Safe is it to travel to the tropics with a child with a  nut allergy?

Yes: As with any travel, or eating outside of the home, you must be cautious as to the ingredients in what is being eaten and drank. In addition to possible cross contamination. For more info on food allergies visit the food allergy and anaphylaxis website. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous to use an epipen on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.

Would it be dangerous to use an epipen on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.

Use for anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is used for anaphylaxis. If one is having anaphylaxis then use of injectable Epinephrine is indicated. If the patient is wheezing then albuterol can used as well. If epi is used 911 must be called. ...Read more