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Doctor insights on: School Plaques

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Can kids have plaque in their carotid arteries if our family has familial hypercholesterolemia?

Can kids have plaque in their carotid arteries if our family has familial hypercholesterolemia?

Yes: It is entirely possible to form plaque very early in life. Even persons without familial hypercholesterolemia form plaque in their aorta in their 20's as evidenced by autopsy series. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more

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Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.

Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.

Required: Pre-medical requirements from undergraduate school are an index of your discipline, intelligence and compulsiveness. Physics is one of those which requires you to apply these skills and your success is considered to correlate with success in medical school. It is a requirement, so do as well as you can and help is usually available. And physics can be interesting also. ...Read more

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Do small plaques in carotid signify cardiovascular heart disease? Will plaques be everywhere? Im 41 quit smoking 2 yrs ago. Low BP cholest fine Dr say

Do small plaques in carotid signify cardiovascular heart disease? Will plaques be everywhere? Im 41 quit smoking 2 yrs ago. Low BP cholest fine Dr say

Unknown: Small visible atherosclerotic plaquing does indicate occult disease if you will. Now whehter you have plaque elsewhere can only be ascertained by other non-invasive and invasive tests. BUT those are not indicated really at this point unless you are symptomatic. NO need to go on a fishing mission. MORE importantly, your cholesterol profile should be checked and follow a healthy lifestyle! ...Read more

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Alzheimers disease, dementia, poor memory , mci -- what causes do they have in common?

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Alzheimers disease, dementia, poor memory , mci -- what causes do they have in common?

Memory deficits: There is a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine which is deficient with aging, and that causes deficits in cognitive functions. ...Read more

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Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix. Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix.  Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Arteriopathy?: Coumadin (warfarin) is indicated for 6 mos. Plavix is not indicated. You should be screened for marfan's, ehlers-danlos type iv, bicuspid aortic valve. The incidence of recurrence is 1%/year for 10 years. If you send me a private request with your email address, i'll email you a review from the new england journal of medicine. Exercises that extend your neck should be avoided. O/w no specific prohibition. ...Read more

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Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Few: There are some programs that claim that they can improve cognitive function of persons with dementia but they have not been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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How often do they check vision in public schools?

How often do they check vision in public schools?

Depends on district: Most check the vision on entry. A few do it every several years. If you have concerns about your child's vision, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Health forms.: High school students need to be medically cleared for participation in sports. Younger kids, too. ...Read more

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Age 23,social anxiety, when unknown pay closer attention,not comfortable at college,was at bad school,parents overprotective,what do u think is cause?

Age 23,social anxiety, when unknown pay closer attention,not comfortable at college,was at bad school,parents overprotective,what do u think is cause?

Social anxiety : can be caused by multiple factors. In psychotherapy, you can uncover what has led to your social anxiety and learn how to overcome it. ...Read more

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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...Read more

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School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

Agree with answer: I spent 16 years on the admission committee of our local medical school. A felony will prevent a medical license. The law school has a committee that reviews backgrounds and would not recommend admission. This is the state of indiana. I doubt others are more liberal. I have read stories about a "reformed" prisoner who was then admitted to the bar. Ask your attorney general. ...Read more

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17 years old, high school student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?

17 years old, high school  student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?

See a dermatologist: Psoriasis on the palms can be one of the most difficult types to manage. There are also several conditions that mimic palmar psoriasis, including fungal infections and hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Prescriptions ranging from topical steroids to systemic medications are available. ...Read more

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Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.

Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read more

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When do women start getting their pap tests? High school age? College age?

When do women start getting their pap tests?  High school age?  College age?

See below: At 21 or three years after starting having sex, whichvever comes sooner. For details consult webiste: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/pap-hpv-testing. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

See below: I assume you mean what should I do about this? See your pediatrician for an exam and evaluation. If needed a developmental pediatrician can be consulted. ...Read more

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Do all public schools require sex education?

Do all public schools require sex education?

Sex: As far as i know - if the school receives federal funding then yes it is required. ...Read more

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Do they teach sexual and health education in school to all the kids anymore?

Do they teach sexual and health education in school to all the kids anymore?

I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more