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Dr. Marci Dietrich Dr. Dietrich
Bariatrics
37 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Sarcoidosis: Dear js sarcoidosis is found most commonly among the health care professions and teachers. Ethnicity also seems to be a factor in that those of african and hispanic origin make up about 50% of those with this disease. Northern europeans also make up for a moderately large percent. It is not considered contagious, but a sarcoid patient cannot be a donor of organs as it has been transmitted.

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Dr. Allan Alberton Dr. Alberton
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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I am curious about the product Ensure. I am a driver by occupation and most of my time sedentary. I find myself usually eating eating once a day and i?

I am curious about the product Ensure. I am a driver by occupation and most of my time sedentary. I find myself usually eating eating once a day and i?

Avoid skipping: Avoid the habit of skipping meals. Does not have to be a full continental breakfast but something to get you going on all cylinders independent of your occupation. Avoid snacking or eating late at night but in between meals is fine Ensure would be more as a supplement vs a meal substitute. Overall healthy meal by implementing all food groups in moderation vs in exaggeration.

Dr. Mia Skourtis Dr. Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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How did you select this occupation? Doctors

How did you select this occupation? Doctors

Plastic: Plastic surgery is an absolutely amazing field of practice that combines detailed anatomic knowledge, complex problem solving, creativity and artistry, and attention to detail. You will find that plastic surgeons typically are drawn to all of these elements of plastic surgery, and find great satisfaction in their chosen field of practice. During college and medical school training, students experience a range of different areas of medicine. This broad experience helps students to determine which type medical/surgical practice appeals to them. Students consider factors such as their own strengths and interests, technical abilities, lifestyle, length of training, and very importantly, what interests them and what they're good at! Most students have a general sense of these things when entering their academic training, but the details are refined as they continue to experience different areas of medicine. Physicians who end up completing the long and competitive training involved in plastic surgery typically entered medical school with interest and abilities in surgery, an excellent academic record, a goal-driven personality, and a personality that achieves gratification in completing projects to excellence. Every field of medicine has a list of strong positives, and these are some that I feel apply to plastic surgeons. There is great career satisfaction amongst plastic surgeons, and more broadly, for any physician who chooses a field that suits their personality and interests well! All the best, dr. Skourtis.

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Dr. Elena Roukhadze Dr. Roukhadze
Pathology
10 years in practice
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Which areas in microbiology/ pathology related occupations are in demand and where?

Which areas in microbiology/ pathology related occupations are in demand and where?

Interesting question: Medical technologists are always in demand and usually duties include serving in different areas of clinical laboratory. If you are qualified you may be assigned to microbiology part of the lab, but this requires training and experience in this specific area. In the modern era microbiology is utilizing a lot of molecular techniques in everyday testing, so expertise in this area might be a plus.

Dr. Michael Santoro Dr. Santoro
Occupational Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act.

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Dr. Daniel Wolter Dr. Wolter
Dentistry
26 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is dental assisting a good occupation start into?

It Certainly Can Be: Like any occupation, it has to appeal to you, & you have to have passion & talent for it. It's very rewarding to help people. It's also very interesting to learn about dentistry. In many cases, you can work part-time, which is appealing to many who have children. You need to value organization & cleanliness, be outgoing, & have an interest in the dental field. Ask your dentist and his/her team.

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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Where can I find data on cancer rates per field of occupation?

Where can I find data on cancer rates per field of occupation?

Likely the ACS.: The american cancer society is a likely place/site to start such a search. One of its primary functions is to keep track of the incidence of all kinds of cancer. In fact, on its website by the "how can we help you? " section is a small area called "frequently searched" that has as a sub-topic "cancer statistics". Otherwise, a search can likely get you a good start on the information.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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What is the safest occupation for someone with asthma attacks, occasionally?

What is the safest occupation for someone with asthma attacks, occasionally?

Depends...: An asthmatic needs to avoid whatever triggers an acute exacerbation in their case. An asthmatic can find out what their individual triggers are by the history of their exacerbations as well as an evaluation by an allergist. Once triggers are known, an occupation that avoids their triggers can be sought.

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can you get mercury in your bloodstream from working an automotive repair occupation?

Can you get mercury in your bloodstream from working an automotive repair occupation?

Possibly.: This occupation deals with many different chemicals, of which mercury may be one. Very often workers in this area have to get almost immersed in the chemicals during their job, so it is very possible, even with protective clothing, that a great deal of exposure occurs and at least some chemicals can get in the bloodstream.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Nicole Basa Dr. Basa
Surgery
17 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Hernias may form: Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rectus muscle. A hernia may develop around the stoma site. I would definitely limit the amount of weight you lift at a time and try to limit the use of your rectus muscles if possible.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

Yes they are: Repeated gripping. If you routinely grip an item — such as a power tool or musical instrument — for extended periods of time, you may be more prone to developing a trigger finger. You're also at greater risk if you have certain medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, amyloidosis and certain infections, such as tuberculosis.Good luck.

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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can you get high mercury in your bloodstream-- from working in the cement plant occupation?

Can you get high mercury in your bloodstream-- from working in the cement plant occupation?

Not very likely.: This occupation is not the same as some others and, although it is very labor intensive, it apparently does not work with too many chemicals other than those in cement. Mercury is highly unlikely to be one of these as it is used in chemical reactions for chemically created products. While cement can be called a chemical reaction, it is a building material, and highly unlikely to involve mercury.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Do most doctors love what they do, and is it a rewarding career choice for most that choose this as an occupation?

Do most doctors love what they do, and is it a rewarding career choice for most that choose this as an occupation?

Yes, Sarah it is!: You should get some idea of the passion and love we have for this profession from the number of doctors answering your questions without any compensation other than the good feeling one gets by doing good.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is there an occupation developing viral/biological weapons?

Is there an occupation developing viral/biological weapons?

Of course: In countries with advanced capabilities, this is certainly going on all of the time both for offensive and defensive purposes. Few are likely to publicize or discuss these activities; they remain seriously controlled state secrets.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How does an individuals communication difficulties affect occupation- post stroke?

How does an individuals communication difficulties affect occupation- post stroke?

CVA disability: Some strokes affect the speech areas of the brain, causing inability to express speech, find appropriate words, or understand the words of others. Obviously, any profession requiring efficient communication may be too overwhelming for such stroke victims. Speech therapy does help and the drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may facilitate rehab.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Are there any studies on seasonal affective disorders (sad) related to occupation?

I AM CERTAIN THERE: Are several of them. Google/bing are quite useful sites.

Dr. Jason Berman Dr. Berman
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I need to know what's an ideal occupation for someone with borderline personality disorder?

I need to know what's an ideal occupation for someone with borderline personality disorder?

A flexible one: Great question. I have worked with people with borderline personality disorder (bpd) who are some of the brightest, most creative, engaging people I have ever met. Bpd is something that can be helped with psychotherapy and medication and it does not define the person totally. With treatment, this person can do anything he or she desires. But as a general rule I would recommend more flexibility.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What's the proper occupation name for someone who tests the blood for cancer, diseases and etc?

What's the proper occupation name for someone who tests the blood for cancer, diseases and etc?

Pathologist: A team of people generally works to make diagnoses and members include laboratory technologists and technicians, molecular biology scientists working under the guidance of a pathologist, an md with specialty training in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Dr. Mohammed Karim Dr. Karim
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
Rajshahi Medical College
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Are there any occupations that may predispose a person to a higher degree (than the general population is otherwise) of forming blood clots?

Are there any occupations that may predispose a person to a higher degree (than the general population is otherwise) of forming blood clots?

Yes: Job required prolong sitting (desk) or standing (Traffic police, Military guard) or extended travels (pilot, bus or truck driver) increases risk for blood clot especailly associated with other risk foactors such as smoking. Blood clots associated with prolonged sitting in front of a computercalled “seated immobility thromboembolism” or “e-thrombosis”.