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Where can I find quality info on sensory processing disorder? Google isn't really helping. Thank you!

Where can I find quality info on sensory processing disorder? Google isn't really helping. Thank you!

OT and neuropsych: A neuropsychologist can diagnose a sensory processing disorder and an occupational therapist and a psychologist usually works with them. There is a new method called anat baniel that is also helpful, and you can google practitioners of that method in your area. ...Read more

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Need Good suggestions for quality assurance for surgical services?

Need Good suggestions for quality assurance for surgical services?

I'm not sure I: Understand your question. Could you resubmit your question and be more specific?
One of the best ways to evaluate a particular surgeon is the number of cases vs adverse outcomes vs national or regional averages. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which qualities are in the perfect condom?

Which qualities are in the perfect condom?

Several: The 'perfect' condom would be fully flexible, very tear proof, impermeable, yet would fully transmit sensation, and would be very stable in the packaging. All attempt to approach this ideal but the perfect material is not yet available. Still condoms have a very useful role to play and need to be encouraged if for nothing else, to prevent the spread of stds and aids. ...Read more

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What are the effects chapstick on you skin quality?

What are the effects chapstick on you skin quality?

Chapstick: Chapstick is a moisturizer with a heavy consistency, most appropriate for the lips. It has no lasting effect on the quality of the skin. While using the product, the lips retain moisture which makes them feel better. ...Read more

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Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?

Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?

They don't either: Health care avaialabilty and cost to individuals vary the world around. Many developing countries provide subsidized health care for their citizens. Many also depend upon the generosity of other govermnments or ngo's for funding. The quality and availabltiy of healthcare varies tremedously country to country. Citizens in the usa who want subsidized health care need to work with their governement. ...Read more

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Even though I sleep early, I can't get up early. So, how to get quality sleep so that I don't feel tired to get up in the morning?

Even though I sleep early, I can't get up early. So, how to get quality sleep so that I don't feel tired to get up in the morning?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

I can't get brand vitamin pills where I live and I'm not sure if the ones that I'm taking are good quality. Should I go on taking them?

Food not pills: Several studies came out last year showing no health benefits from taking vitamins. I would recommend getting a balance of fruits and vegetables. They contain more vitamins and antioxidants than you could ever get from a pill. Spend your money of fresh foods not pills. ...Read more

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How to get quality sleep?

How to get quality sleep?

Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Sleep: You need a room that is comfortable, with lack of intrusive noises, light, people, animals, etc. The bed needs to be comfortable and the temperature and humidity comfortable for you. The best sleep is natural sleep, ie not made with medications. ...Read more

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How would you find quality child care?

How would you find quality child care?

See below: Ask. Talk with friends, family, neighbors, and/or coworkers. Do site visits. ...Read more

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Which factors effect women egg quality?

Which factors effect women egg quality?

Health: Age, health and nutritional balance of the mother. ...Read more

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What can I do to get better quality sleep?

What can I do to get better quality sleep?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Can I do anything to make my "egg quality" better?

Can I do anything to make my "egg quality" better?

No: There is really nothing to make egg quality better. Only ivf allows us to see egg quality and maximize the use of any egg, good or not as good. Not all the eggs in a woman's body are the same quality so sometimes it is a matter of just seeing a few more eggs. We now know that many if not most of lower quality eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal so that is often the reason behind everything. ...Read more

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What qualities should a patient look for in a new Dr?

What qualities should a patient look for in a new Dr?

Depends..: It depends on- what is your agenda? If you need pain med, work excuse, fake work excuse, disability. Only a certain group engage in that. Try to figure out whether the Dr is caring for you or your wallet......whether he is worried about your medical condition or pimping for his medical network (hospital) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

QOL: Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an acceptable or pleasing qol. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get good quality sleep every night?

Can you suggest how to get good quality sleep every night?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can a massage benefit you in your everyday quality of life?

Can a massage benefit you in your everyday quality of life?

See below: A massage can relax muscle, decrease stress, improve blood flow, and provide an overall sense of well-being. ...Read more

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What is the? A better quality? Enormous wealth or inner peace?

What is the? A better quality? Enormous wealth or inner peace?

Inner peace: Inner peace has to come first, and is longer lasting. It generally coincides with ability to love others fully. This helps you develop the intention to serve others and honorably earn the wealth. Also, without inner peace, you will not make wise decisions about money or anything else. Money can come or go; with inner peace, you can always move forward in making money again. ...Read more

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Why do men loose there erection strength/quality as they age?

Why do men loose there erection strength/quality as they age?

Multiple factors...: Lower testosterone, lower nitric oxide levels, and probable vascular hardening/dysfunction--all occur with age. With age, your "north pointing flag" begins pointing a bit more southerly due to declines in the above. In animal studies, removal of testicles (lowering of testosterone) results in impaired erections. Testosterone replacement reverses this. Testosterone levels lower with age. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to increase the quality of your sleep?

What are the best ways to increase the quality of your sleep?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene is best option. Sometimes, medications are used on as needed basis. Refer to my article on the topic. ...Read more

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How can I evaluate the quality of online healthcare material?

How can I evaluate the quality of online healthcare material?

Superb question: Becone an experienced, knowledgable, wise, well-read and educated physician... Well, I suppose that answer is not very helpful. The most important assessment of the material is an assessment of the source. Reliable sources generally come out of well respected institutions, that have oversight committees that evaluate all before publishing, usually preceding on-line; 2 examples: jhh journal, nejm. ...Read more

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How I can find out if my body has normal blood I mean quality?

How I can find out if my body has normal blood I mean quality?

Lab Tests: Several simple blood tests can determine if your blood is of normal quantity and quality, and free of certain infections. You can have your clinician order these tests, or better yet, volunteer to donate blood and they will perform these tests before using your blood on patients.
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Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more

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What must I do if I have quality of care complaints with home care?

What must I do if I have quality of care complaints with home care?

Options: Try to resolve issues via supervisor or director of nursing or owner. If not, just walk away from the home care agency. You can make a file complaint report to the consumer affairs through your state government. ...Read more

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What do you think is the most important factor in quality healthcare?

What do you think is the most important factor in quality healthcare?

See details: The ability to persuade individuals that they are partners in achieving this goal. It is essentially that people do not engage in self-destructive behavior. People who maintain a healthy, vigorous life style can do more to promote a long life than any doctor. ...Read more

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If a folice of 16mm produces an egg and I ovuate will it be a bad quality egg?

Ovulation: A large follicule may or may not produce an abnormal ovum. If you are concerned about the ovum as a possible fertilized egg, the visiting with your gyn may be a good idea. Or a reproductive specialist. However, overall, I do not think that this is a matter of concern. ...Read more

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How Would I know if I have a high or low semen quality? How Can I Have A Higher Quality?

How Would I know if I have a high or low semen quality? How Can I Have A Higher Quality?

Semen analysis: High or low quality for what purpose? Fertility? If so, semen analysis aka sperm count is best way to check quality. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/fertility/art-20047584 for info regarding how to improve sperm health. Ask your partner to take extra Folate (folic acid), commonly found in prenatal vitamins, once you decide to try to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the medications that improve sparm quantity and quality

What are the medications that improve sparm quantity and quality

Sperm counts: Clomid, (clomiphene) which is used by women to increase ovulation, has been shown to improve sperm counts. Recently, antioxidants have also been shown to improve fertility rates in men with lower sperm counts. I recommend having your doctor do a semen analysis to assess your sperm counts if you and your partner are trying to conceive. ...Read more