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Staying at my parents house for a week-- we are sleeping in their basement. Don't know what radon level is-- ok to stay there for the week?

Staying at my parents house for a week-- we are sleeping in their basement. Don't know what radon level is-- ok to stay there for the week?

Yes: Without disrespecting any of my peers, or the folks in the government "who are protecting us", I'm not afraid of radon in the home. Nobody's shown any effect on non-smokers. A while back, radon-abatement was hugely political, since home-owners were forced to pay thousands of dollars per home to reduce a threat that, if it was even real, was tiny. Enjoy your visit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Needing insurance?: We don't want kids to be "disabled" but to find what they can do and build hobbies or eventually a career based on what they CAN do. Parents can ask the county for help. Here in my local area, the county program helps in several ways, and there is even some money for respite care for some families (so caretakers can take breaks). One might try applying for Medicare if insurance help is needed. ...Read more

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Is dorm food at least healthier these days?

Is dorm food at least healthier these days?

At many if not most: Many/most schools have a lot of options - salad bars, fresher foods, less fats along with higher fat foods - pizza, fried foods etc. So while not all options are healthier there are at least healthier options available. ...Read more

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How many hours do obstetricians work at night in a week?

How many hours do obstetricians work at night in a week?

Depends: Obstetricians work depends on how many other doctors are in their group and how many lady's are expecting to deliver that week. Some weeks they may be working every night, and other weeks, not at all. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Qualify for disability? has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Disability: Disability determination is based on a clinician's evaluation of a patient's impairments, how impairments affect functioning, and the prognosis for improvement. Disability is determined by the policies of the agency (eg, insurance company, employer, government) and is not standardized. Disability may be less relevant for a school age child. ...Read more

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Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Are women at the age of  80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Yes: A baby aspirin 81 mg is appropriate to take to prevent strokes. DO not take if on blood thinners already without first talking to you provider. Also if history of stomach ulcers do not take but all should take the 81mg aspirin ...Read more

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Will 3mgs of Melatonin help me STAY asleep? I sleep fine for first 3 hours then not at all or poorly thereafter, despite proper sleep hygiene.

Will 3mgs of Melatonin help me STAY asleep?  I sleep fine for first 3 hours then not at all or poorly thereafter, despite proper sleep hygiene.

Melatonin: Consider other factors as well as Melatonin for improving sleep: https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene Be sure you take Melatonin 30-60 min before sleep. Dose can increase to 10 mg. If insomnia persists, see your pcp to rule out medical conditions that may disturb sleep: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

Detox: Methadone detoxification has to be done slowly. I way I do this is to do a 10-20% dose reduction every 2 weeks. Best is to do this under a md supervision. ...Read more

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6 mo. old male not taking daily naps for past 5 days. Used to sleep every 2-3 hours for at least an hour at a time. Any ideas/suggestions?

6 mo. old male not taking daily naps for past 5 days. Used to sleep every 2-3 hours for at least an hour at a time. Any ideas/suggestions?

# of naps: Many babies are transitioning there napping behavior around this time. As newborns they just sleep and eat. By two months have a couple of hours a day they are awake. By 6 months, are really into exploring their universe, so not as much sleep. Still should have 1-2 hours of quiet time in morning and in afternoon, whether it be sleep or just cuddle and book reading time. That may encourage napping. ...Read more

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What are the drinking guidelines for women at company events?

What are the drinking guidelines for women at company events?

Depends: Enough to be sociable, not too much to be propositioning the boss, removing their clothing, having sex in the closet or elsewhere, and if they are driving, not enough to raise their alcohol blood levels to illegal heights. ...Read more

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Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

Took at least one 8+ hour flight per year in the past. Then 911, dollar decline, etc. At 60 are there new risks from plane travel?

I'll say no...: Air travel remains one of the safest ways to get around. At the spry age of 60 you should be fine! remember to be mindful of hydration, get up and walk briefly around every hour or two while awake, and don't start your trip already exhausted, as many do. Travel well! ...Read more

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Is it safe to follow a routine of drinking 2 ltrs of water every day at end of 18 hr fast [everyday] for each day for next 10 days?I ve bronchiectasis

Is it safe to follow a routine of drinking 2 ltrs of water every day at end of 18 hr fast [everyday] for each day for next 10 days?I ve bronchiectasis

Usually no problem: One liter should do the job also. Two liters should not be a problem either. However, it does not affect bronchiectasis. Check with your lung doc about bronchiectasis. Maybe you need inhaled tobramycin or a ct? ...Read more

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At 240 lbs and at 6 foot tall how long should a one time usage of marjuania be detected in a urine drug screening?

At 240 lbs and at 6 foot tall how long should a one time  usage of marjuania  be detected in a urine drug screening?

About a week: Short term use of cannabis is cleared in about a week. Long term daily use can take a month or longer to clear. ...Read more

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Beneficial for digestion + skin problems to fast/ go on detox diet for a few days regularly? Every week/ month? For teenagers and adults - different?

Beneficial for digestion + skin problems to fast/ go on  detox diet for a few days regularly? Every week/ month? For teenagers and adults - different?

Variable : Fasting has a long tradition in many cultures and has many claims attributed to it. It does suit some people but by the same token some people get violently sick with headaches nausea and hypoglycemic symptoms. So I think it shd be approached with caution and a lot of motivation. No cook book recommendations can be made for different age groups. It is a very personal approach and very variable. ...Read more

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Will it be ok to start drinking at least 1/2 of my daily 1200ml of water intake after office hours so I don't have to visit the toilet often?

Will it be ok to start drinking at least 1/2  of my daily 1200ml of water intake after office hours so I don't have to visit the toilet often?

Why this quantity ?: Your body benefits from the water content of various foods.Peaches/pears are up to 95% water, vegies 60%, other fluids 98%.You need to take in enough to pee every 6-8 hours unless you are taking a med that requires more. Water consumed just to meet some artificial goal is not necessary. ...Read more

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Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

Y feed babies solids at 6 months if they are fine starting at 4? And used to feed at 4 for centuries

New data: We have the advantage of living in a modern age of information; we now know that babies do just as well - in fact, better - if feeding of solid foods is delayed until 6 months. Only breast milk should be given during the first six months. ...Read more

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How many years can one sleep in 2-3hr intervals, up to 6hrs total/nite, before signific health risk? Even with occas nurse help, sleep is same (trachs

How many years can one sleep in 2-3hr intervals, up to 6hrs total/nite, before signific health risk? Even with occas nurse help, sleep is same (trachs

Forever?: It is very likely that some people are naturally "biphasic" sleepers, meaning that they naturally sleep best in two separate segments. History shows that humans largely slept this way until the advent of electricity, and some cultures still sleep this way. My advice is to listen to your body. Whichever type of sleep you function best off of is the best for you. ...Read more

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