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If living at home at 25, can I bring home girls?

If living at home at 25, can I bring home girls?

I Disagree: When living with someone else such as your parents or a roomrate, common courtesy rules apply. I would discuss it with your parents and decide after that.I know that in my home, i expect people visiting to respect the " rules" about things, such as smoking, guests etc. ...Read more

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Awake at 5:30 am, have a rigorous sport workouts , ap classes, don't get home till 7 every night. How to get more energy to keep from crashing at 10?

Awake at 5:30 am, have a rigorous sport workouts , ap classes, don't get home till 7 every night. How to get more energy to keep from crashing at 10?

Eat healthy diet: Eat good foods, try to get some catch up sleep on the weekends, try to find some time to take a break and do something relaxing and enjoyable. You might want to take a daily multivitamin and essential minerals also. Remember moderation in all things and avoid extremes. ...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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14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow.  I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more

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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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Pulmonologists: how comfortable are u with parents managing pneumonia at home preks? What=must go in

Pulmonologists: how comfortable are u with parents managing pneumonia at home preks? What=must go in

Depends on status: Kids with pneumonia have variable illness and many can be managed at home as a prek or younger. If they can tolerate oral medications & keep up with fluid needs they are unlikely to need oxygen , IV fluids or hospital based monitoring. Any child with low blood oxygen, dehydration, intolerance to fluids or poor access to care would likely go in.Its a call based on hx& exam, trust your doc to decide. ...Read more

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Do older patients do better when taken care of at home or in a retirement home?

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Do older patients do better when taken care of at home or in a retirement home?

Depends upon patient: Way too many variables to answer absolutely on general basis. Typically, we advocate for aging in place eg at home since it's more familiar and offers sense of place & community. But this assumes that one is healthy enough to do so and engaged enough in community. Also assumes enough resources. But often times, closest relative lives out of town so for frail elderly, institution may be better. ...Read more

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I'm a stay at home mother. How can I get enough energy in the morning to work out at home? It's my only time i get to exercise.

I'm a stay at home mother. How can I get enough energy in the morning to work out at home? It's my only time i get to exercise.

Nutrition: I would want to know the type of food you are eating. Are you eating a lot of processed foods (in a box) and sugar? I would check your adrenal cortisol (4 point) to see if your morning fatigue is due to adrenal fatigue secondary to stress and less than 7 hours of sleep a night. ...Read more

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Mama has two cancers so I want to stop going to school and stay home to help. Ok at 19?

Mama has two cancers so I want to stop going to school and stay home to help. Ok at 19?

Difficult to answer: Your mother is very important, but so is school. You should try to help out with your mother as best you can, but get assistance from other family, friends, and community resources. Your motive is noble, but you should not jeopardize your future by quitting school. Speak with your mother's social worker that should be working with her oncology team. ...Read more

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I offer a variety of foods to my daughter but she's so picky and refuses to eat much at home. At daycare eats well. Multivitamin?

I offer a variety of foods to my daughter but she's so picky and refuses to eat much at home. At daycare eats well. Multivitamin?

Multivitamin ok: Kids often eat one good meal a day and are picky at other meals; however, she may be eating well at daycare if they are catering to child favorites and offering limited veggies, fruits and lean meats. Review menus at daycare, and if that is the case, then continue to offer a varied diet at home, limit sweets, and eventually she will come around. Give vits with iron as iron deficiency more likely. ...Read more

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If diagnosed with mono, does one need to stay home from work at office- type job, and/or from school? If so, for how long? (to avoid transmission)

If diagnosed with mono, does one need to stay home from work at office- type job, and/or from school? If so, for how long? (to avoid transmission)

No: People who get infectious mononucleosis can shed virus and infect other people for months to years after becoming ill, but mono is not a super contagious illness. You can go back to work or school when your fatigue is better and your energy is up to it. The main concern is for sports. The spleen can get quite enlarged in mono and can even rupture, so get checked out before going back to sports. ...Read more

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I am retiring and going to write. How is the health of sedentary work at home folks?

I am retiring and going to write. How is the health of sedentary work at home folks?

Depends on exercise: Our bodies function the best with regular exercise. Many of the problems of our society in the us especially heart disease and obesity are related to not being active enough. One of the most important things a retiring person can do is develop an adequate exercise routine to replace the activity they probably did in their work a day life. ...Read more

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I can get my 2 year old to use the pot at home but she won't use the bathroom at daycare. Why?

I can get my 2 year old to use the pot at home but she won't use the bathroom at daycare. Why?

Because she is 2: She is only 2 years old:) Maybe because she is conditioned to use the pot when you are there.It is anybody's guess.Maybe she is conditioned to the pot at home.? ...Read more

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What are some tips to help older people avoid getting hurt at their home due to poor home safety?

What are some tips to help older people avoid getting hurt at their home due to poor home safety?

Make home safe: First thing is to get help and see how to make your home more safe. Exercise can really help with balance and tai chi has been proven many times to help improve balance in older people which leads to reduced injuries. ...Read more

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At what time should a 6.5 - 7mo baby go to bed and how many hours to sleep at night? Usually she goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps until 5am.

At what time should a 6.5 - 7mo baby go to bed and how many hours to sleep at night? Usually she goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps until 5am.

Typically-developing: healthy 6-7 mo.-olds need 14 hrs. / day total sleep & can sleep 10 hrs. /night if health, growth & development are normal. Sleep consolidation is easiest from 1-4 mos., before habits begin. At a consistent bedtime, read, rock, brush her teeth & put her to bed in her own room drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm for sleep. If you consistently ignore it, her night-crying will 1st ^, then stop. ...Read more

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What can help me to stay concentrated all day? I'm studying for my bar exam and i need to stay focused for at least 12 hours a day.

What can help me to stay concentrated all day? I'm studying for my bar exam and i need to stay focused for at least 12 hours a day.

Few things.: Pl.Don't continuosly sit and try to concentrate. Our brain has neurochemicals set in a balanced level and too much concentration with out enough relaxation is no good. 2.Walking /relaxing like mixing with family members every few hrs is good.3. Good food , especially protein rich powders/shakes ( don't take too much-can cause diarrhoea).4.Enough drink.Of water 5.Proper sleep.6.Yoga-if you do conti. ...Read more

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How can I find a skilled nursing facility nursing home in my area and know if they are good?

Research: First check out what facilities are in your area. Visit them and ask questions....What is daily routine? How are emergencies handled? What is important to you and will those objectives be accomplished? If they are affiliated nationally, check out their ranking and reputation. You should feel comfortable with the care that is given. If you can ask other residents/families if they are happy. ...Read more