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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking theophylline for asthma disqualify people from regular jobs in finance? Pre employment form. Had childhood asthma , mostly asymptomatic now
I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more