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Rocking (Definition)

Rocking (body rocking) is a symptom seen in some persons with brain problems such as autism, mental retardation, psychiatric illnesses, etc.

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Does HIV cause rock hard lymph nodes?

Does HIV cause rock hard lymph nodes?

Might: Hiv can cause lymphadenopathy, that is enlargement of lymph nodes, and opportunistic infections which arise in the setting of HIV may also do this. Some infected large nodes can be hard. There are other causes for enlarged hard nodes, so this doesn't prove that someone has hiv. ...Read more

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What does it mean when abscess goes rock hard? What can happen?

What does it mean when abscess goes rock hard? What can happen?

Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Tip)

Anxiety

“anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.” -jodi picoult. ...See more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s

Paronychia: Podiatrist treat nail deformities of all kinds including paronychia. In some states (oh) podiatrist can treat fingers. In ok where I am podiatrist can not. A dermatologist would be able to help you with your finger nails. ...Read more

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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

The tree grows stronger not by lifting the large rock but swaying with wind. ...See more

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I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated

I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated

Question not clear: I am sorry. Your question is not clear. If you have no medical problems, then what do you "wanna get treated" for? If you just want to have health insurance just in case you get ill or injured, your best options are to get a job with health insurance, search the internet for various (high-rated) health plans. Your best policy will most likely be a high-deductible policy (cheapest, but covers big $. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

There Are None: This is a complex behavior & we must start by trying to understand where it is coming from. I presume you are talking about a child who is bullying another. I would want to know if that child is the subject of some mistreatment. Does s/he live in a chaotic household? Do his/her parents condone aggressive behaviors towards others? As w/many behavioral issues, we must strive to understand first. ...Read more

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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

Wilderness medicine

If you live down south one of the most dangerous things to do is poke your hand under a rock. Snakes! ...See more

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Can anyone tell me about a new glaucoma treatment called rock inhibitors for glaucoma?

Can anyone tell me about a new glaucoma treatment called  rock inhibitors for glaucoma?

New Class of Drug: Rock inhibitors or rho-kinase inhibitors are currently under investigation for glaucoma therapy by at least 2 pharma companies. They show promise in animal models and early phase clinical trials. They may have some unwanted side effects and probably will not be on the market for several years if they are approved by the fda. ...Read more

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