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Stepfamilies (Overview)

Step families is a common type of family situation in which one of the parents is not the child's biological parent and siblings may only share one parent in common.


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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Stepfamilies (Overview)

Step families is a common type of family situation in which one of the parents is not the child's biological parent and siblings may only share one parent in common.


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Can you die from s.V.T?

Can you die from s.V.T?

Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient. ...Read more

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What is sjögren’s syndrome?

What is sjögren’s syndrome?

Dryness arthritis: Typically it is dryness of eyes, mouth, arthritis, swelling of salivary glands. ...Read more

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My b/s is 564 what should I do?

My b/s is 564 what should I do?

Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more

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How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

Several ways: History, physical examination, lab tests for sjogren's antibodies and on occasion a "lip biopsy" removing some minor salivary glands from inside the lower lip to examine them microscopically. ...Read more

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Hello my name 's benz. I have a headag?

Sorry: Sorry, you're going to have to clarify your question. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that you have a s.T.D ?

What are the symptoms that you have a s.T.D ?

Not many: By far, the most common symptoms for women are a vaginal discharge and pain with intercourse. The discharge may or may not be foul smelling. It will be different from your typical discharge. Unlike men, women frequently do not have any burning with urination. ...Read more

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What are some of the manifestations of p.T.S.D?

What are some of the  manifestations of p.T.S.D?

PTSD symptoms: Persistent re-experiencing of a traumatic event that threatened death or serious injury, or that one witnessed in another. Persistent avoidance of stimuli which might remind one of the event, and generalized numbing. Symptoms of increased arousal such as intense anxiety, difficulty falling asleep, nightmares if you do sleep, exaggerated "startle" responses, and hypervigolance are also common. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting military waiver(s)?

What are the chances of getting military waiver(s)?

Possible MOS reclass: Are you asking about a waiver to get in, or to stay in? Regs to get in are of course more stringent than regs to stay in. After you've gone through Basic, AIT, and spent time serving, the military will rightly try to keep you, since you have valuable training & experience. It all boils down to safety. You've got to pass the PFT & perform basic soldiering duties in an austere environment to stay in ...Read more

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Is there any contraindicatios /ri s k s w I t h b 12 shots?

Is there  any contraindicatios /ri s k s  w I t h  b 12 shots?

Not usually necessar: B12 is a vitamin present in meat, espcially liver, & added to many cereals. Unless you have some serious GI problems that make you unable to absorb it from your diet, shots aren't needed. That stated, they won't hurt anything, unless you develop an infection at the injection site. ...Read more

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What’s a fitbit?

What’s a fitbit?

A pedometer: This is a small clip like device that measures the number of steps you take. It also measures the flights of stairs that you climb and estimates calories burned. It is synced with your computer and keeps track of calories eaten if you fill that in by computer or smart phone. You can look at how you do compared to others your age. ...Read more

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What’s a panacea?

What’s a panacea?

Panacea: Something that can cure everything. Example: antibiotics are not the panacea of the common cold. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

What's the outcome of behcet’s syndrome?

Behcet's: Behcet's disease may come and go on its own in periods of flares and remissions. Your doctor works to control any signs and symptoms you experience during flares with medications such as: topical agents to oral steroids to immunosuppressants to interferon. What is the outcome of life? Death....Doesn't mean we stop trying to treat an illness. ...Read more

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What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

What is the objective of the Asperger"s Syndrome ?

Huh? AS is an out-: dated diagnosis subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. Deficits in joint attention, facial recognition & Theory of Mind cause impaired social reciprocity/communication & narrow, repetitive areas of interest. If your ? is why it was a preferred diagnosis, one criterion for AS was an IQ of 70 or >, in the normal range.The myth was that everyone with AS had an above-average IQ. ...Read more

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How can I be sure it´s fms and not something else?

How can I be sure it´s fms and not something else?

Rheumatologist: ? How to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is correct diagnosis? Rheumatologists are expert at diagnosis of FM. FM is diagnosis of exclusion; laboratory & imaging studies are used to rule out other possible causes of symptoms being experienced. Diagnosis requires chronic widespread pain; including both upper & lower back regions. Depression, confused mentation, & restless sleep are common symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for my nanny to be a u.S. Resident?

Is it necessary for my nanny to be a u.S. Resident?

No: This could be a tricky question that the federal eeoc would be happy to answer for you. However, a nanny could be here on a work visa, or an au pair from another country looking for an experience here in the United States. The essential thing is that they should be here legally to avoid future trouble. However, you need to make sure that your nanny is somebody you trust to leave children with. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

What are the chances of surviving lymphoma in the u.S.?

More info: More information is needed. Hl or nhl? B cell or t cell? Subtype? Patient characteristics (young and health or old and ill)? There is no one simple answer at the individual patient level. See http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin. ...Read more

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If you have crohn's, what medication(s) should you be on?

If you have crohn's, what medication(s) should you be on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

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