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Doctor insights on: Sterling Heights Recreation

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Will wearing heavy shoes like woodland affect growth of height? Age -17

Will wearing heavy shoes like woodland affect growth of height? Age -17

No: Height is more determined by your genes as well as nutritional and other health factors. Heavy shoes should protect your feet better than sandals, etc, and the added weight with walking and stairs with build muscle. ...Read more

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12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

We obsess: when we try to control situations that feel out of control. it does not help. The most constructive thing you can do is see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage stress more effectively. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more

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Can i increase my height at 19 (just turned 19) Nationality:Indian Current Height: 5'5-5'6?

Can i increase my height at 19 (just turned 19)
Nationality:Indian
Current Height: 5'5-5'6?

It does what it does: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics. If one is in his late-teens and had a little growth last year, he might grow a bit. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy during his younger growing years, there's not a way to increase a normal person's height. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Are electromagnetic fields (EMFs) dangerous to human health? Am concerned due to local power co's new smart meters being installed on homes in my area

Are electromagnetic fields (EMFs) dangerous to human health? Am concerned due to local power co's new smart meters being installed on homes in my area

I say you're safe: The "independent medical thinkers" have been alleging horrible health problems caused by these fields for four decades without a single decent study that isn't loaded with recall bias. There's no animal model, no real theory as to why they're dangerous, and the field generated by your beating heart affects you more. By now, the NIH research piranhas would have found any danger that's real. ...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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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Most: Most war ciminals have alternative medical beliefs due to their lack of scientific knowledge and wanting magic. This includes fortune tellers. ...Read more

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15 yo Asian male watching school shooter info and unusual pornography on internet often. Wrote about shooting up school. Very bright, not psychotic. ?

PSYCHOSIS?: He needs mental evaluation before anything happens. Kids with abnormal thinking might be depressed and needs rx. ...Read more

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16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

Outstanding!: Great time to start weight training. Your bones and growth plates in those bones are ready. Dumbbells are a great way to train. Use multi joint exercises instead of single joint..... That is, lunges and dumbbell presses instead of straight bicep curls..... Great way to work on your core muscles..... Abdomen, hips, pelvis ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. I am male 21 height is 5 3.5.Father height 5.7 mother 4.9. People tease me.Sucide & guilty?

How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. I am male 21 height is 5 3.5.Father height 5.7 mother 4.9. People tease me.Sucide & guilty?

Please see doctor: You sound very uncomfortable about things you cannot change -- like your height, which to a great degree is genetically determined, and at 21 is unlikely to change. (the growth plates in most people's bones are closed by that time.) in this & other questions you have mentioned suicide, guilty, etc. Please see a doctor for treatment as soon as possible -- a psychiatrist can help you with this. ...Read more

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I've heard kids under four shouldn't use playground equipment taller than themselves. Is that true?

I've heard kids under four shouldn't use playground equipment taller than themselves. Is that true?

It's OK: Many of these "restrictions" placed on equipment are there to protect the manufacturer from lawsuits. However, that is not to say any age child is ok with any piece of the playground. Accompany your child to the park, and play with him as much as possible. That ot only helps them learn proper usage, but is also a fun time with mom and dad. Once they know proper use, they can do more on their own. ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more