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I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

I need a list of all adult day care centers safety features?

Local DSS: Your local department of social services will have a complete list of regulations and features that an adult daycare should possess. You can also investigate if the ones you're looking at have been cited, and for what. The state dept of social services will also possess such a list of regulations, though they do not do the inspections themselves. ...Read more

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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Many things: Too many things to take up in this forum. I suggest you hit the website of the american stroke association. ...Read more

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What makes adults able to learn to walk again after stroke?

What makes adults able to learn to walk again after stroke?

Good post cva care: Stroke pts on a good medical program and good physical therapy program can force the brain to "re wire" aound the damaged area. Much like blood vessels can form collaterals around blockages. ...Read more

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Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

It is extremely rare: for teenagers or young adults to have a stroke but it can occur. Bad headaches can be associated with a number of problems, such as migraines, sinus disease, stress, high blood pressure, and in rare cases tumors. Knowing the source of the headaches can be very helpful in determining the proper treatment. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out

What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out

Unclear: Depends on age, which help frame potential causes. Given this limited information, may consider a medication side effect. The tongue effect may be tardive dyskinesia. May also be schizophrenia or related conditions. Definitely needs further evaluation- consider a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are long term effects on an adult who may have had kawasaki disease as a child and was never treated. At 21 i had a mi at 25 chronic htn at 48 i had a stroke. My dr keep asking me about a rash when i was a child. One dr said i probably had undiagnose

What are long term effects on an adult who may have had kawasaki disease as a child and was never treated. At 21 i had a mi at 25 chronic htn at 48 i had a stroke. My dr keep asking me about a rash when i was a child. One dr said i probably had undiagnose

Kawasaki : Kawasaki disease is a very rare and poorly understood disease that affects the blood vessel walls, the mucous membranes, and the lymph nodes in children under the age of 5. There is no specific test that leads to the diagnosis, rather there are a list of criteria that a patient must have to qualify for kawasaki disease. Treatment usually includes intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig), high dose Aspirin and sometimes steroids. Many patients will also be followed with heart ultrasounds every 1-2 years since 25% of kids will develop coronary aneurysms (bubbles in the walls of the heart's blood vessels). These aneurysms can cause a myocardial infarction (heart attack). That being said 99% of kids of with kawasaki disease completely recover with early detection and treatment. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stabilize soft arterial plaque that every adult has in order to prevent a stroke, PE , heart attack, etc.?

What is the best way to stabilize soft arterial plaque that every adult has in order to prevent a stroke, PE , heart attack, etc.?

Excellent Question: Statins- and other drugs and nutritional supplements that lower your LDL particle number and favorably alter your LDL pattern as much as possible. Omega 3 supplements to help lower triglycerides and change LDL pattern when appropriate. Anti- inflammatory diet- avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup and the like- speak with a nutritionist. There are other suggestions but this is a good start! ...Read more

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What are some alternative to day care?

What are some alternative to day care?

Stay home: Is one. Nanny/opere/private sitter are all alternative options to daycare. Many parents have relatives that also can watch their children, ;grandparents, aunts, close friends. Some parents arrange to work different shifts so that one parent is always home with the kids. These are some options. Hopefully you will find the best one for you. ...Read more

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Would working at a day care center relieve stress?

Would working at a day care center relieve stress?

Not for many: Many people find this type of work inherently stressful. However, it might be nirvana for some. ...Read more

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