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Sister said I have mci. What is that?

Sister said I have mci. What is that?

MCI: Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways. Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sister has said somethings that suggest suicide?

What can I do if my sister has said somethings that suggest suicide?

Sister suicide: Keep close eye on her, involve other family members if she is a minor, have her talk to counselor. ...Read more

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My sister is overweight and she said she lost 8-10 lbs the last 6 wks, is that normal or is there something medically wrong that shes lost so much?

My sister is overweight and she said she lost 8-10 lbs the last 6 wks, is that normal or is there something medically wrong that shes lost so much?

Normal weight loss: People who have a lot of weight to lose may start out with significant loss in the first few months if they follow appropriate diet (very low carb, moderate fat, and high protein). Normally, sustainable weight loss is about a pound per week but it's not uncommon to lose 2-3 lbs in the first few weeks. Sounds like your sister is in the right track. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm from a different country,came to study to US. My sister is at home and 2 days ago she said me she has 2 tongue now, I didn't believe in her?

Hello. I'm from a different country,came to study to US. My sister is at home and 2 days ago she said me she has 2 tongue now, I didn't believe in her?

Hmmm...A few options: #1 She got new music from "Two Tongues," an American Indie Music group. Seriously. #2 She just found out she was born with a congenital forked/bifid tongue - probably mild & usually presents with other birth defects. #3 She elected to join the select group of body modifiers who have their tongues surgically bifurcated/cut in half. Ask for clarification. ...Read more

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Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

Why am I so much more tanned than my brothers and sisters?

One concern: If you are suddenly tanning for no obvious reason, one thing to rule out is addison's disease. Here are the kennedy brothers -- jack (left) was "naturally more tan", the result of his missed addison's. ...Read more

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My sister is 135lbs and shes 14 and 5'1, is this weight ok for her?

Probably a Bit High: There are average standards of ideal weight, which are only surveys, not scientifically based upon the "healthiest " weight.I think 110 to 120 pounds is reasonably appropriate based upon these standards. ...Read more

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My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

My sister is anorexic, how to help her?

Talk with her : Anorexics control their eating because they feel the control little else. Find out about eating disorder clinics and/or doctors/psychologists who can treat the illness in your town. Call them, find out what insurance she has and ask about sliding scale to get a good therapist if insurance doesnt work. Its worth it and will save her life. ...Read more

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Do my sister and I have upturned noses?

Do my sister and I have upturned noses?

Take a measurement: An upturned nose is sometimes called an over rotated nose. If you look at a photo of your side view, check the angle made between your upper lip and the line that makes the bottom edge of your nose as it joins your upper lip. This is the nasolabial angle. It should be 90-110 degrees for females. 90 for males. Check yours with a right angle. ...Read more