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Vulnerable groups: Recent cases in Houston and Ohio have been traced to cases brought in by international travelers. Unvaccinated infants and some that had only one dose are most vulnerable to the disease, which can produce death or disability. The surge in vaccine deniers makes the possibility of community outbreaks more likely. ...Read more
No best place: As the mother of a teen with special needs I know there is no "best place" city or state to raise a child with disabilities. The key is to learn how to network with other families with children with similar conditions. It is important to find a pediatrician who can be your child's medical advocate help you to coordinate medical services. With you on the journey of amazon advocacy:). ...Read more
I am an lpn with 33 years of nursing experience. Family relocating. Want city with highest per hour pay?
Internet question: I also have an mba in addition to an md and I would suggest looking for the city with the highest ratio of pay to cost of living. You might get paid 1.5x in new york but find you cost of living 2.5x so you would actually be making a big mistake. That information should be available on the internet. ...Read more
We live outside the city and need to know if scat from small animals is dangerous for a child to pick up and touch.?
Obviously: Scat is laden with germs and is an obvious source of potential infection. ...Read more
Dandruff is there since some years. It increased recently when I came to hostel in other city...Please give me a solution.?
Use anti dandruff: Shampoo., it may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I lose 15 kg in three months of winter. Dec, jan, feb. In my city temperature in winter exist between 15 to 20 degree centigrade.?
Possible: It is possible but will take a lot of work with dieting and exercise. What does your city's temperature have to do with anything? That is an excuse. If you are committed to losing that much weight in that time frame, you can either exercise outside when it's comfortable or go to an indoor gym. It can be 0 or 35 deg celsius - it doesn't matter. ...Read more
Are rural doctors less proficient than their urban counterparts? It seems like very reputable doctors would prefer a city with good technology.
Not necessarily!: There are "good" City Docs & "good" Country Docs. There are also "bad" City Docs & "bad" Country Docs. Doctors, independent of ability, are people, too. Lots of docs prefer no traffic or parking fees, & urban dangers for themselves & their families. They have the same concerns as you & the same unique preferences. Of course, there may not be as many high tech options & less specialty support. ...Read more
Extremely rare: The average U.S. City should not have rabies, due to the success of pet vaccination programs and animal control programs. Rabies in the U.S. Is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. Urban areas have very few of these animals. However, exposure (such as a bite) from such an animal requires a visit to the doctor to decide whether or not rabies shots should be given to the patient. ...Read more
Go to SART: Go to www. Sart. Org and look for providers in your area. If you are 49 yo the chances for success are exceedingly low, and would not recommend it. However if you must do it, do testing to check your ovarian reserve and make sure its normal before you do the operation, otherwise an even higher failure rate. Egg donation may be the better choice and will not need surgery for that. ...Read more
A lot: Pollution, car/diesel fumes, dust, smoke all can exacerbate asthma, especially when repeatedly exposed. Same goes for rented apartments where you can't get rid of carpeting, shades etc that collect dust and mold. Unfortunately, sometimes you don't have a choice. See your doctor for a more comprehensive list of what your child should avoid. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Tb is contracted from people who have the disease. In cities with contact with more people, crowded situations, exposure will increase you chances of exposure. Also cities often have more people from foreign countries. Some countries have much higher rates of TB and thus also increasing your risk of exposure. ...Read more
Have a safe haven: You should be aware of the presence of tornadoes through the warning system of the national weather service in any city in which this occurs. Have a safe place to go, best in basement, and have a radio, cell phone, flashlight and other similar items readily available. ...Read more
Nose mask: Hi, Sometimes if you are in heavily smoke area, nose mask might help. Always wear protective devices as much as you can. ...Read more
No: It is not practical to try to keep a mask properly fitted on a baby or young child. If a child is sensitive to bad air, keep his room (or the whole house, if possible) air clean by not having dusty items (fabric furniture, carpets, etc.). On bad air days, stay indoors and run the hepa filter. Invest in a car with a hepa filter, for when driving is needed. When traveling, bring a hepa filter along. ...Read more
Call health dept: Call board of health and ask if zika found in your city. I don't know risk of zika in every city in the country. ...Read more
Met someone at college. So worried he will find someone over the summer. Should I move to his city?
What's best for u?:
Well, a few things to consider.
1: you have to do what's best for you.
2: if the relationship is genuine, then distance shouldn't matter.
Another way to look at it, if he goes, and does find someone else, it wasn't meant to be, and you've seen his true colors!
good luck! ...Read more
What is the least healthy air to breathe for kids? City or small town (if they have agriindustry spraying)?
See below: Usually much more pollution in city.Get a more detailed answer ›
How harmful is street grime? I.e. dried car oil/grease and everything else that seems to collect on city streets.
Toxic: These are very toxic materials and have to be handled with care to minimize exposure to your body (skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts). In addition they have to be disposed of properly in biohazard manner in order to protect others and our environment. ...Read more
I live in a very hot and sunny city side, my flat is burning when its hot outside, how bad is it for my baby, 4 month old.
Heat and Sun Safety: During summer heat- important to keep your place as ventilated as possible. Infants are especially sensitive to heat. Your infant may need more frequent breastfeeding or if bottle feeding more formula. Do not give water. Also keep baby well shaded if outside- avoid 10am-2 pm when sun is most intense. Never leave infant alone in the car even for a few minutes. Use cooling centers if available. ...Read more
My daughter moved into my cramped apartment in the city and likes to party. I am worried sick every night she is out. Advice?
It depends.: It depends on her age and situation. If she is in college, she might be better off in your apartment where you can keep an eye on her. It would also help to remind her that education is important too and it would help in getting a job. Also there can be negative consequences of being out at parties, like alcohol intoxication, and a visit to a doctor for counseling can help avoid trouble. ...Read more
I'm often tired these days. I'm less active due to lng work hrs & a move to a less outdoorsy city but I'm only 34. Cold it be something else? Illness?
Get to the club: I had a patient come to see me because he was tired for four months. He recently got a new job working night shift and then was only getting three hours of sleep. He wanted to know why he was tired. Fix the obvious things, get to the health club and get sleep. If you're still feeling bad after a month get it checked out. Also start taking 2000 units vit. D. Welcome to boston. ...Read more
Last summer, I got a lot of mosquitoes bites in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before it bit me. Should I be concerned?
No risk, no worry: Repeat question. See my reply to the previous one. You should not be concerned at all. ...Read more
I'm visiting a friend and they live in another city, so if I have to go to the er. Does that ER have my records from my previous visits to my local er?
Not likely. . .: Unfortunately, hospitals & medical practices don't communicate very well w/each other. In one sense, it's good b/c it protects your privacy. But it certainly hampers your care when you're sick & need to get your records from one doc to another. So unless your friend's er is in the same practice/system eg kaiser as your local one, chances are it'll take a while to get your records transferred over. ...Read more
I think I have amoebas but I haven't been in any lakes or ponds or anything except the shower and its city water is it possible to get amoebas from it?
Many ways to get: I'm not sure why you think you have amoeba in particular. Intestinal parasites are very common but the symptoms are non-specific ; overlap so it's hard to distinguish between amoeba, giardia, blastocystis hominis etc. By symptoms. One can get some parasites (not amoeba) from city water but this is rare. It's more common from eating certain foods- see https://humaworm. Com/how_we_get_parasites. Html. ...Read more
What are the illnesses that I can get by getting bitten by mosquitoes in a big city where the mosquitoes probably bit a lot of people before biting me?
Almost none: Mosquito borne infections are extremely rare in the US, especially urban areas. You can look at websites of your local or state health department (or phone them) to see if there are any current, rare outbreaks of mosquito borne problems in your area, but probably not. No worries! ...Read more
If you were in: A small city without a hospital - it is possible that there might not be an oncologist in the vicinity. But, for the most part the answer is yes. ...Read more
No: Roaches are common in city living. They are very shy of humans and hide when disturbed. They do not carry any known diseases or parasites. However they may reflect a certain amount of lack of cleanliness in your living situation. ...Read more
Children look to adults/parents for cues and clues on how to react. They need to understand at their level what is going on. Do not suppress your reaction as it is honest and real. However, provide your child with age- appropriate cues and answer questions honestly. They know when something is tragic as well and they need to feel safe.
(i hope other mds will expand this response.). ...Read more
Don't blame her: Driving is frustrating and scary, don't get down on her. Oftentimes people can be fearful of driving. You have to be patients and probably let her learn to be more comfortable. Consider driving lessons or practice without traffic. ...Read more