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Interesting q: That's an interesting opinion. In terms of speed, i really don't think it matters what medium you use. The more you read, the better you get at it. In terms of strain to the eye, it remains to be seen as the online generation ages, how it will manifest in terms of eye problems. ...Read more
Does jogging while pregnant boost a baby's intelligence? Nytimes wrote a article about it and would love a dr view. Here is the article goo.Gl/qb9aoz
I don't know but fit: Probably not but who knows we may find out it does. ...Read more
A reading of 3 on the Goldman tonometer dial indicates an iop of 30 correct? You multiply by 10 is that correct?
I just read an article that says too much tv watching or computer staring would cause an epidemic of blindness or macular degeneration.True or No?
Article: Please send me that article. It is true that too much near vision is causing a world wide epidemic of myopia in children & young adults (more on [email protected] about my sister who was premed during her rotation with me at Harvard & now is at Stanford: she went from plano (not needing glasses) to -2.00D in 1 year during medical school. High myopia is causing increased risks of blindness, ...Read more
Do I need to have a different papillary distance value for the single vision (SV) reading, SV computer and SV reading?
A Book! Not An i-Pad: Depends on you. Some like to do both. In fact, I saw a guy at the gym last night on an indoor bike with the TV and radio both blasting while he also read from a book. Go figure. So try them for yourself. I read Moby Dick every night for many months and fell asleep each night after two pages. Choose music that doesn't engage you too much, like ambient or mild classical. Shy away from The Who or U2 ...Read more
Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?
Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more
200 or less: 150 or less is ideal. Tg's go up in response to sweet and pasta intake (cakes, pies, deserts, processed grains like pasta, etc). It also goes up with diabetes and pre-diabetes syndromes. Diet and omega-3 fish oils are effective at helping control the level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a borderline ECG reading that states probable atrial abnormality, possible rsr' in V1 or V2 anything to worry about?
My manual bp machine ( mercurual sphygmomanometer) mercury rests back at 6 mmhg, gives me a reading of 120/86 when i pump, is this error reading?
No its: pretty accurate HOWEVER the MERCURY is dangerous and you should dispose of it and obtain a new DIGITAL BP machine! My STRONG recommendation! Dr Z ...Read more
Could u please recommend an article/book explaining how benzodiazepines work from neuroscience/biochemistry perspective? Thanks
Please answer! what underlying problems might lead to a high diastolic reading, with a normal systolic reading?
Around 95%...: Between exacerbations, an asthmatic's pulse ox is normal since airway obstruction in asthma is reversible by definition. During an asthma exacerbation, the airways are obstructed/inflamed to a certain degree depending on the severity of the exacerbation and the pulse ox may decrease. Supplemental oxygen may then be necessary to maintain oxygen delivery to vital organs/tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have dyspraxia, which also affects comprehension when reading a book, or watching tv?
Suggestions : Here are some suggestions: http://ldaamerica.org/types-of-learning-disabilities/dyspraxia/Get a more detailed answer ›
Manual...: If it's used right. Automated machines are frequently and easily fooled by irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. The problem is that there are things (such as "auscultatory gaps") that can fool the user of a manual blood pressure cuff too. My usual advice to pts is to get an omron automated cuff that lists an ability to take bps in irregular rhythms. I've had good luck w them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Long sight, or far-sightedness (also called hyperopia), may be treated with reading glasses. Whenever a far-sighted patient has reached 40-50 years of age, then he or she may need bifocals if it is desired to see better both at a distance and at near (for reading). This is due to a separate condition, called presbyopia, which affects your ability to "zoom in" with your vision. ...Read more
Anal: Anal temps are more accurate because there is less variability (no drinking, talking, etc). ...Read more