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South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

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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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Is seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Is seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more

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Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Danger !: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Holy land trip in summer. Got real sick. Did I just go through heat stroke?

Holy land trip in summer. Got real sick. Did I just go through heat stroke?

HEAT STROKE: You dont describe your symptoms. Usually good hydration, protection against the sun, a review of all dthe medicines iis important. If there is paralysis or signs of brain malfunction pts need to go to the hospital. If therre is any limitation in speech or function of extremities will need physical therapy. ...Read more

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Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago. Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru. ?

Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago.  Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru.   ?

Local Health Dept.: It sounds like there is minimal risk of rabies but check with the local health department for guidance on what to do in that region / community. ...Read more

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From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more

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My cat brought a bat into my home two weeks ago. She likes to hunt.. We live in the middle of nowhere on the river.. With racoons skunks bats fox..?

Was cat immunized?: Two questions: was your cat immunized against rabies? Was the bat alive? There is the possibility of rabies transmission to your cat if not immunized and then a risk to you. If you have the bat, it can be tested for rabies. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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Went to beach. Friends buried me in sand. Got sand up there/down there. Should I douche it out?

Went to beach. Friends buried me in sand. Got sand up there/down there. Should I douche it out?

Yeah : You're better off removing all sand before it erodes the vaginal walls... Think of it as sandpaper, ouch. Definitely rinse the sand out before using tampons or having intercourse. ...Read more

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In detroit area, on city water, worried about naegleria fowleri - picked my nose in shower trying to get mucus out. Heard it can live in water heaters

In detroit area, on city water, worried about naegleria fowleri - picked my nose in shower trying to get mucus out. Heard it can live in water heaters

Feel calm.: There are no case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri occuring in Michigan between 1962 & 2016. REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map.html ...Read more

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Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

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