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What do you suggest if I have an obsessive crush on my professor, am I crazy?

What do you suggest if I have an obsessive crush on my professor, am I crazy?

Psychotherapy: Can help you figure out what about the professor excites you more than his looks, etc so you can then know yourself better and find a good match for yourself ...Read more

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What does a professor do as work after retiring early? Could I go into something physical at this point in my life?

What does a professor do as work after retiring early? Could I go into something physical at this point in my life?

It's Up To You: As long as you are healthy, I don't see why not. You may bring interesting insights to this new career. Then, you can write about it. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can convince professors to make academic accommodations for my anxiety?

Can I tell me how I can convince professors to make academic accommodations for my anxiety?

You may need to: Complete a psychological evaluation to get a clear diagnosis which warrants special accommodations for your learning difference. Go to the counseling office at your school and tell them how your anxiety impacts on your ability to complete tests or participate in school activities. Consider meeting with a psychologist to learn some cognitive behavioral techniques to help you reduce your anxiety as. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's more or less common in professors? Why?

Is alzheimer's more or less common in professors? Why?

Less common: Higher education decreases the risk of developing alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Hey doctors please my professor ask me to told him what is the shamrouk modification in endodontics, any help please!

Hey doctors please my professor ask me to told him what is the shamrouk modification in endodontics, any help please!

Research: Your professor expects you to do your own research, not have someone do it for you. I would suggest you look in Endodontic text books or search Pub Med on your school's library. ...Read more

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I signed on the Health Tap because I am curious about how Tele medicine of this sort works. I am a professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. I heard a podcast by the founder of Health Tap and was curious. Do you find this me

I signed on the Health Tap because I am curious about how Tele medicine of this sort works. I am a professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. I heard a podcast by the founder of Health Tap and was curious. Do you find this me

Resp to E medicine: Hi Ryan,
Hope all is well. Welcome to the new age in medicine. I am a new physician and entering into the new world of E-medicine/telemedicine/etc.

Its a valuable tool as much of my inpatient visits as a hospitalist usually stem from the common theme. I can't get into my PCP's office, they have limited hours, nobody works on the weekends. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my professor uses the phrase 'lipid metabolism.' what does this mean?

What do you suggest if my professor uses the phrase 'lipid metabolism.' what does this mean?

Fats: Lipids are different kinds of fats circulating in the body. Metabolism is a description of how it is made, utilized and dispensed by the body. The lipids or fats often discussed include low density lipoprotein LDL, high density lipoprotein HDL, very low density lipoprotein VLDL Iintermediate density lipoprotein ILDL Triglyceride. Next time ask your professor to elaborate ...Read more

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Can you have selective mutism if you can talk to peers, but not to professors?

Can you have selective mutism if you can talk to peers, but not to professors?

No: Selective mutism is a condition that usually appears in children. Not being able to speak to professors would be a specific phobia or source of anxiety in an adult. The fact that one can speak to other social classes of adults would rule out agoraphobia, or a similar condition. It might be best to speak with a counselor or therapist about why you can't speak with professors. ...Read more

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Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.

Can drinking water wash away electrolytes? My anatomy professor told us this, but I am not finding any on-line references.

No: A person can lose electrolytes in the urine under normal circumstances which is minimal but when higher than normal, may be related to medication being used or medical condition of the person. Ordinary water intake will not wash away what is in the body. When adequately hydrated, levels of electrolytes may not be as high due to dilution ...Read more

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My professor said that the addition of fluorine renders fluorinated steroids unable to be broken down by the liver. T or f?

My professor said that the addition of fluorine renders fluorinated steroids unable to be broken down by the liver. T or f?

Variable.: Fluorination of some molecules, including steroids, can block metabolism by liver enzymes in some cases, depending on the molecule, and where the fluorine atom is attached on that molecule. But most fluorinated steroids are applied topically; unless they are grossly over-used, not enough of the drug is absorbed into the bloodstream to make this a relevant issue in the real world. ...Read more

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I had my EKG reading done in class today and my professor thought it was a little weird. The axis reading of P-QRS-T was -1, 8, and -6. Is that weird?

I had my EKG reading done in class today and my professor thought it was a little weird. The axis reading of P-QRS-T was -1, 8, and -6. Is that weird?

Weird or not: P-wave axis normal is 0 to +75, QRS axis normal is -30 to +90, and T-wave axis normal is +15 to +75 degrees. QRS is normal. P-wave borderline and if you are younger lower atrial rhythm leading to an abnormal axis is not atypical if heart rate is slower. T-wave is “abnormal" but falls within borderline zone. Number one cause of abnormal axis is incorrect lead placement. ...Read more

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Athlete. Professor in college said that having blood regularly drawn can increase body's basal EPO over time, is this true?

Athlete. Professor in college said that having blood regularly drawn can increase body's basal EPO over time, is this true?

Theoretically yes.: If one were to have high-volume regular blood draws that bring the body's blood level down, the body will produce more EPO (erythropoietin) to try and make up for the loss. However I would not recommend anything so extreme in practicality. ...Read more

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My psychology professor says that Prozac's really bad for people, but It seems to be the only medication that controls my OCD, is it all that bad?

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My psychology professor says that Prozac's really bad for people, but It seems to be the only medication that controls my OCD, is it all that bad?

Licensed for reason: Doctors are licensed to practice medicine for good reasons. If you get medical advice from un-licensed individuals (including professors, lawyers, politicians, etc), there may be good reason why their advice should not carry the same weight as your doctor's advice. In the end, it is your body and your decision, but if you read the history of medicine, you will appreciate licensure. ...Read more

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For safety reasons, need to disclose seizure disorder to professors @ school so they'd know how 2 help. Bu how 2 do that w/o making them freak out?

For safety reasons, need to disclose seizure disorder to professors @ school so they'd know how 2 help. Bu how 2 do that w/o making them freak out?

Straight talk: I would make an appointment and talk to your professors at a time when you can sit and be comfortable. I would be prepared with information about what type of seizures you have had and how often they occur. Get recommendations from your doctor about what should be done if you have a seizure. Let them know how long a seizure usually lasts and at what point should they seek medical help. ...Read more

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I am a 35 year old professor who effectievely used med. Mj to treat L5 slippage/nerve pain. Now I am seeking marinol. Who can I see to seek script?

I am a 35 year old professor who effectievely used med. Mj to treat L5 slippage/nerve pain. Now I am seeking marinol. Who can I see to seek script?

Pain, MJ & opiate: Ur L5 nerve pain should b managed in other effective & alternative ways so that u may avoid mj & or opiate medication altogether. Aquatherapy, pt, relaxation, self hypnosis, 2 name a few, are effective. Fyi in 2008, over 36, 000 people died from drug overdoses & most of these deaths were caused by prescription drugs. In 2013: situation is worse. Pls b a healthy example 2 the kids u teach, thank u! ...Read more

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Asst. Professor in Engineering college and on study leave for PhD. @35. Low health. No child. 1 miscarriage. Long cycle. Hectic life. Want safe planing?

Asst. Professor in Engineering college and on study leave for PhD. @35. Low health. No child. 1 miscarriage. Long cycle. Hectic life. Want safe planing?

Planning?: Are you referring to birth control and family planning? . Initially, condoms and spermicidal foam, jelly, vaginal sponge or ovale (vaginal suppository); however, ultimately, a GYN exam and oral contraceptives if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Can college teachers/professors force students to wear surgical masks to prevent flu?

Can college teachers/professors force students to wear surgical masks to prevent flu?

No but: If you want your teacher on your side, then indulging them in their experiments some times might pay off. From a medical side, if its running ramped in your class, you might than him for creating a comfortable environment for you to protect yourself from others getting you sick by wearing a mask. Still quite common in asia for people to wear masks today to protect them from airborne diseases.. ...Read more

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How do I get over authority issues... It's ruining my relationships with my bosses professors and parents... I have no idea why I am like this.

How do I get over authority issues... It's ruining my relationships with my bosses professors and parents... I have no idea why I am like this.

Good candidate: For psychotherapy. A clinical psychologist can work with you to sort out what is going on and help you create strategies to prevent difficulties in the future. Some use a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy. Congrats on asking this question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Since tapering Zoloft I can't concentrate. For example when I'm given a work to do in college, I can't focus. Even my professor notices. Is this normal?

Since tapering Zoloft I can't concentrate. For example when I'm given a work to do in college, I can't focus. Even my professor notices. Is this normal?

Normal is not OK: It does sound like a common complaint but that's still not ok. Definitely talk to your Dr about finding a solution and in the future always consider the 'end game' when starting a Rx. They can be necessary, but sometimes therapy alone can succeed. It's a good thing to decide carefully. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi, I am a sophomore at a university and am taking a class and have an assignment where I have to read Brain MRIs. My professor is on Paternity leave and has not taught the material yet, but the assignment is due Friday at 2 pm. I completed the assignme

Hi, I am a sophomore at a university and am taking a class and have an assignment where I have to read Brain MRIs. My professor is on Paternity leave and has not taught the material yet, but the assignment is due Friday at 2 pm. I completed the assignme

I can help.: If you would like an introductory lesson on brain MRI, we could do that via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd
You would provide me with a link to the assignment and I could guide you through the basics of brain MRI interpretation. ...Read more

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Dear professor is it possible that lead poisnoning induces normocytic-hypochromic anemia?

Dear professor is it possible that lead poisnoning induces normocytic-hypochromic anemia?

Possible: In lead toxicity, the CBC findings are variable. Iron deficiency anemia may coexist with lead exposure. Most typical is microcytic hypochromic anemia. ...Read more

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I have a brown/yellow band on my left index finger that a dermatology professor said was benign melanonychia but no biopsy was performed. Biopsy?

I have a brown/yellow band on my left index finger that a dermatology professor said was benign melanonychia but no biopsy was performed. Biopsy?

If it goes into: Proximal cuticle or matrix then yes, if it changes at all then yes, if you have family history of melanoma than yes. If you are worried then yes. But it certainly may be a benign melanonychia ...Read more

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Is my hematology professor correct in saying the iron in the hemoglobin molecules within our red blood cells impart the red color to human blood?

Is my hematology professor correct in saying the iron in the hemoglobin molecules within our red blood cells impart the red color to human blood?

Yes: Think of rust. That's oxidized iron. It's dark red like blood. Hemoglobin molecules contain iron and they also carry oxygen molecules. ...Read more

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These days, certain doctors and professors state that tongue thrusting can lead to undesirable facial bone remodelling in adults. I tongue thrusted very hard downwards five times When swallowing drink, will this have caused any downward growth?

These days, certain doctors and professors state that tongue thrusting can lead to undesirable facial bone remodelling in adults. I tongue thrusted very hard downwards five times When swallowing drink, will this have caused any downward growth?

One time event?: If you did this one time only -- no chance of a problem. If it is a frequently recurring habit, then you might have a problem over time. Most likely you will not alter your facial bones as such, but rather your alveolar processes supporting your teeth resulting in tooth movement which will change your facial appearance. See the Orthodontist for help if this is a habit. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Thick and jellow nails on hands an feet. 6 dermoligists a professor and other specialist excamen me. No diagnose. Skin disorder in the past exceem.

Thick and jellow nails on hands an feet. 6 dermoligists a professor and other specialist excamen me. No diagnose. Skin disorder in the past exceem.

Yellow Nail Syndrome: This is a rare syndrome that is typically associated with underlying systemic condition such as lymphedema (swelling of the legs, hands), pleural effusion (fluid in the lungs), or rheumatoid arthritis. If your chest xray was normal and no associated limb swelling, then we typically send a specimen of your nail for fungal culture. If fungal culture positive, we treat with oral antifungal pills. ...Read more

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Hi my partner has a small red on his penis head & white around the dr told him its ulcer does it could be HIV? Because he told him to see a professor

Hi my partner has a small red on his penis head & white around the dr told him its ulcer does it could be HIV? Because he told him to see a professor

Probably not hiv: Other STDs should be considered. It sounds a bit like syphilis so testing should be done. No unprotected sex until this is resolved and perhaps you should get tested too. But both of you should get HIV as well since STDs and HIV can coexist. ...Read more

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What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

What do the doctors here in health tap think about professor ian frazer HSV vaccine on trial? If it is going to work on curing hsv2, maybe hsv1 also?

We hope: Dr frazer is clearly a thought leader in immunology and vaccines. I think the vaccine had a good chance of preventing hsv2 and maybe he will work on one for hsv1. However, when it comes to cure I doubt it. It might control it for a longer period of time but not cure it. Incredibly enough, with all these great minds working on viruses, we haven't cured a single virus yet. However we hope! ...Read more

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Fatigue&drowsiness, I met 2nd psychiatrist, he is professor, he said no need to use stimulants, exercise cbt! Effexor 75x3, I'm confused & tired, please help?

Fatigue&drowsiness, I met 2nd psychiatrist, he is professor, he said no need to use stimulants, exercise cbt! Effexor 75x3, I'm confused & tired, please help?

Why...: Instead of seeing a doctor to find out how to treat the fatigue and drowsiness, I would suggest you see your pcp to find out why you're fatigued and drowsy.

In the meantime, the little things count. Regular bedtime, awake time, good amt of sleep, healthy 3-a-day diet, regular exercise (mornings if possible).

One thing to consider, it could be the meds--direct side effect or rebound from ea dose. ...Read more

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Why can't GP Neurologists Professors agree on what is Normal and what is Low B12 Levels? Mine155ng/L 130-800ng is treatment of Symptoms the Goal?

Why can't GP Neurologists Professors agree on what is Normal and what is Low B12 Levels? Mine155ng/L 130-800ng is treatment of Symptoms the Goal?

See below: The desirable level of B12 is determined in part by other health conditions. Your is low by any standard. If you have problems with absorption of B12 you need to get regular injections. See this site for more information.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm ...Read more

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Can death by anaphylaxis be prevented in hospital? My daughter had a head shunt revision and was immediately sitting up within an hour after surgery. She was visiting with family, texting her friends and professors to make up exams, six hours later she ha

Can death by anaphylaxis be prevented in hospital? My daughter had a head shunt revision and was immediately sitting up within an hour after surgery. She was visiting with family, texting her friends and professors to make up exams, six hours later she ha

See below: Anaphylaxis is a catastrophic event caused by a massive allergic reaction to something. What causes the reaction is sometimes never known. If it happens in a hospital, the patient has the best chance of surviving this event, but even that is not a guarantee. ...Read more

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Does masturbating for over a year cause infertility or low sperm count. Please give straight answer and recommendations please. I have been masturbating for over a year now. My health proffesor told me it may affect my ability to conceive a child in the f

Does masturbating for over a year cause infertility or low sperm count. Please give straight answer and recommendations please. I have been masturbating for over a year now. My health proffesor told me it may affect my ability to conceive a child in the f

Masturbation: Masturbation does not impact your overall fertility or reduce your chance of having children in the future. If you masturbate right now, your sperm count will be lower tomorrow than it would have been otherwise, but three days from now you will have produced enough sperm to makes up the difference. There is no "total amount" of sperm that you will produce in your life, and in fact if you don't ejaculate those in yours body now, they will be replaced in the next few days anyway. ...Read more