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Body mass index: We don't focus much on age & gender when calculating body mass index or bmi which is what we use to determine normal, overweight & obesity. Check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. Going backwards, you can weigh as little as 105# (bmi=18.5) or as much as 140# (bmi=24.8) but more importantly, you want a predominance of muscle, rather than being all fat. Fitness is key. ...Read more
Hi my names is Patricia baca and I have leukemia and I was wondering if I have atelectasis would it hurt me or kill me?
Won't Kill: Not likely to kill you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am going to the toilet a lot during the night and I am not pregnant w hat domyou think it might be. Thank you. Patricia?
Patricia keeps on sweating up and her asthma keeps on getting worse. Please may I have advice on what to do and when to do it?
Asthma: If your child is not well controlled on his current asthma regimen, please discuss with your doctor. You should have a plan for exacerbations, which can occur with viral infections, colds, or even cold exposure. She could also have a more significant chest infection needing attention. ...Read more
9 mnths: Developmentally infants recognize and respond to their name by 9 months. Babies continue to amaze me with their ability to learn. Best advice is for you to observe and notice when your child seems to consistently respond to his/her name. They recognize voices from in utero and can distinguish mom from dad....So maybe by 6 months you may notice your child recognizes his/her name. ...Read more
Usually by 9 months: Most babies should respond regularly to their own name around 9 months. They are probably not doing much talking at this age, but you should hear a lot of babbling. Most babies are saying "dada" or "mama" at this age, but it may not be specific for you. ...Read more
Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements. The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request. These often get their component from the lowest bidder, but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising. Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read more
Yes: There is no difference in how effective they are. Always go for the cheaper, generic drug when you have a choice in over the counter medicines. ...Read more
Convention: First recognized outbreak was in 1976 in philadelphia at a legionaires convention. ...Read more
No, I can't.: You haven't described it - so we can't name it. ...Read more