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Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Yes.: If you look at the statistics on home fires.. Yes. There are probably not too many other hazards. ...Read more

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Privacy refers to the protection of your personal information. Privacy ...Read more


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Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Pesticides, vacuum.: Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches. Pesticides include pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion. Resistance to pesticides has increased a lot over time, so mechanical approaches such as vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses have been recommended. ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision. ...Read more

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Are staff supposed to share bathroom facilities at residential facilities?

Share facilities: This actually is purely a matter of the facility policy, which differs from place to place. Medically there is no reason why a facility can't be shared with proper hygience. It's usually just a matter of convenience and sometimes of psychological factors and personal preferences. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Disaster (fire, vandalism, water) happen to patient records?

Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read more

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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Does cell phone privacy screen protectors damage the eyes and mess up vision?

Does cell phone privacy screen protectors damage the eyes and mess up vision?

No effect: They are useful for the cell phone user but in no way affect the health or vision of the eyes. ...Read more

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Does carrying a cell phone and/or wearing earbuds attract lightning when I'm outside?

More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...Read more

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What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

Elder safety: If you are asking about fall prevention, then it is not technology that helps. Try balance training exercises, maintain optimal eyesight & hearing, avoid drugs that cause dizziness or low blood pressure, ensure a safe home environment, treat problems that interrupt sleep and force you to get up at odd hours and so on & on.....! ...Read more

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Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

Do caregivers get legal rights if they are the sole relationship a nursing home attendant has?

Probably not: Your first legal obligation is to your employer. You might feel you have an ethical or moral obligation to the nursing home patient you can for, but that gives you no legal rights since you are not related by marriage or other kinship. You would probably have to go court to be granted any legal right like guardianship or conservatorship. ...Read more

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Where do we find fire safety information for furniture and mattresses?

Where do we find fire safety information for furniture and mattresses?

On labeling: Most items treated for fire safety are labeled as such. You can also look up items on the internet for these concerns. ...Read more

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How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

Depends: Those who can walk or move in a wheel chair should enter a small interior room( like a bathroom) if there is no basement. Long hallways are better than a room with a window, but sometimes the long hallways become wind tunnels. Those in beds should be moved next to an interior wall and covered in blankets or possible extra mattress. Draw the shades to help prevent flying glass. ...Read more

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Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!

Sleep Disorder: This sounds like a night terror or rem related sleep disorder which absolutely requires treatment before you injure yourself or someone else further. Please see a board certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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If the power is out, and you light candles, do candles have carbon monoxide dangers?

If the power is out, and you light candles, do candles have carbon monoxide dangers?

NotMuch: A candle produces very little carbon monoxide. It does however produce carbon DIOXIDE. Make sure the room is well ventilated and, of course that the candles cannot start a fire. ...Read more

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What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

Different: Synthetic clothes of any type will melt when exposed to flame, be they bed clothes or anything else. Natural fabrics tend to not burn as easily, particularly wool fabrics, which are very difficult to burn, if at all. Cotton will burn, but at least will not melt to the skin. ...Read more

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