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What is the Mother Teresa effect?

What is the Mother Teresa effect?

Mother Theresa: Worked w/the sick and poor in Calcutta. Research shows that when we see others doing good works for others it tends to prompt others to do the same, which is called the "Mother Theresa effect." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello, my name is Lindsey Samson. I'm 23 years old. I think I suffer from adult ADHD. I'm wondering if I can speak with someone to provide me with mor?

Hello, my name is Lindsey Samson. I'm 23 years old. I think I suffer from adult ADHD. I'm wondering if I can speak with someone to provide me with mor?

Not here: This is the public HT site. It does not offer personal consultations or have the ability for us to work with you directly. If you will start over & provide some basic information on your issues, one of the site docs can respond. Your posts are never linked & we cannot see anything you upload. HT Prime is a sister site offering some concierge services. ...Read more

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Hi I am Lindsey, I'm 31, I woke up this morning with a migraine, my whole body hurts, I can't get warm but no fever and now diarrhea. What could be wr?

Hi I am Lindsey, I'm 31, I woke up this morning with a migraine, my whole body hurts, I can't get warm but no fever and now diarrhea. What could be wr?

Dr. Time: Might be an early viral or other infection. You need checked by your Dr or Urgent Care to be sure it's not something serious, particularly if home / OTC meds don't control the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does "wfl" mean in medical terms?

Usually: "within function limits"...but depending on where the notation is, it could mean something entirely different. ...Read more

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In medical terms, what does "iv" stand for?

Iv: Have you ever heard of google. You will save your self lots of time and worry.
Can be intravenous
intraventricular so need more information. ...Read more

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What does "imp" stands for in medical terms?

Seen in a couple: Of different uses:
Can be abbreviation for "impression" or "improved", for immunomagnetic particles, or inosine monophosphate. You have to see the abbreaviation is being used.
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Could you explain these things in layman's terms?

Usually: Most of the doctors on this site are skilled at describing disease, and conditions, and health issues in ordinary terms. They are carrying forth skills learned in their private offices with their own patients, into this internet medium. ...Read more

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Waht does "nstemi s/p cath " mean in simple terms?

Waht does "nstemi s/p cath " mean in simple terms?

Status post: S/p is status post meaning you have a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and then had a cath done to investigate. ...Read more

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What does "mildly distended" mean in medical terms?

A "little": Mildly distended means it is a "little" enlarged. The categories are usually, mild, moderate and severe. Mild is the lowest on the scale. Example if your h is "mildly distended, then it is just a little enlarged. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me in simple terms what retinoschesis is?

Could you tell me in simple terms what retinoschesis is?

Retinoschesis: Retinoschisis = a person's retina splits into 2 layers. ...Read more

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What do we look for in terms of if the meds are working?

It depends: It depends on the medication in question, please provide specific medication name so we can help you. ...Read more

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Can I have the medical terms in english from Health-Tap?

Yes: Sometimes we physicians get too carried away with using medical terms. When I use medical terms I always try to put the common English meaning in parentheses ...Read more

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What do the terms "later onset" and "juvenile onset" mean?

What do the terms "later onset" and "juvenile onset" mean?

Adult vs child: Juvenile onset means something that begins in childhood- usually before age 18, later onset suggest it begins in adulthood, . ...Read more

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How can you come to terms with missing out on a lot of life?

How can you come to terms with missing out on a lot of life?

Grab the best: No one has even a near-model life. No matter who you are, there is someone who would give anything to be you, and someone else who is certain he/she couldn't stand it. I don't regret my decision to remain single, and wish I could say this to men who suicide after failed relationships. Real happiness in life does not come from possessions or status, but from meaning -- especially service to others. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are growing taller in terms of height?

How do you know if you are growing taller in terms of height?

Measure: Measure your height or make tick marks on the wall every few weeks. If you are growing taller, then you will see a change. However, it is unlikely that most people grow much more at age 17. ...Read more

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What's the difference between herbs in terms of their ivitamin levels?

What's the difference between herbs in terms of their ivitamin levels?

Many: Different herb contain different vitamins. Even different specimens of the same herb can have different quantities of the same vitamin, depending on growing conditions and soil nutrients. Sorry the answer is so vague, but the question is very nonspecific. ...Read more

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Could any expert explain what a spingolipid is in simple terms? Thanks!

Could any expert explain what a spingolipid is in simple terms? Thanks!

Sphingolipids: Are made from fatty acids & are found in cell membranes of brain & nervous tissue. ...Read more

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Is being a pt the same as it was 5-10 years ago in terms of need, income, etc?

Pretty much: You may need to take you're educational little further
you can always find work in a variety of areas
i believe it to be a good skill to have for the future. ...Read more

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In terms of mg; how much of each medicine should be taken to properly treat bipolarity?

In terms of mg; how much of each medicine should be taken to properly treat bipolarity?

Bipolar illness: This can only be determined by your treating physician. He will evaluate you and prescribe and adjust as needed. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an LEA/UEA and ABI or are the two terms used interchangeably?

Is there a difference between an LEA/UEA and ABI or are the two terms used interchangeably?

Peripheral Vascular: Disease? The terms seem to relate to categories of diagnosis/evaluation for PVD.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
Lower Extremity Doppler (LEA)
Upper Extremity Doppler (UEA)
Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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I found this light green small pill that says teeva 833. What is it & whatd does it do & what r the effects?

I found this light green small pill that says teeva 833. What is it & whatd does it do & what r the effects?

Teva: Teva is another name for clonazepam, which is a benzodiazapine. It is used to treat seizures, anxiety, panic disorders and other conditions. It is also an addictive substance that can depress breathing, so it should only be used under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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If someone's BP is usually 90/60, will a rise to 120/80 or 130/90 hurt him/cause symptoms, or is BP only considered in absolute not relative terms?

If someone's BP is usually 90/60, will a rise to 120/80 or 130/90 hurt him/cause symptoms, or is BP only considered in absolute not relative terms?

Good Question: You get extra credit for 90/60, but it doesn't hurt you to rise up to 120/80 or 130/90. These should be monitored though for even higher readings. Low numbers are only a problem if they are associated with lightheadedness. To answer the question you actually asked, as a general rule, blood pressure is more absolute than relative. ...Read more

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What is expected when a man of a+ and woman of o rh+ produces an offspring? Could this translate to any complications in terms of blincompatibilit

What is expected when a man of a+ and woman of o rh+ produces an offspring? Could this translate to any complications in terms of blincompatibilit

ABO: You are a+, the woman is o+. Women who are o+ carry anti-a and anti-b antibodies. The child will either be a+ or o+. If the child is a+, there is a chance that mother's anti-a antibodies will be high and cross the placenta and cause red cell break down. This doesn't affect the baby in utero but may cause high bilirubin levels (or jaundice) in the new born. ...Read more

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Diabitis how to mansge or trest?

Diabitis how to mansge or trest?

Diet, exercise, meds: Diabetes treatment differs depending on the type of diabetes, the age of the person, the weight of the person, what other illnesses are present, and what bodily damage has already been caused by the diabetes. In general, doctors want to get one's blood sugars normalized with just diet and exercise (with weight loss if needed). Otherwise, medications are needed. Specialist exams are needed, too. ...Read more

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Does the linden flower has caffeine?

Does the linden flower has caffeine?

Read the label: You would need to read the label of the tea to know -- I'm guessing you're wanting to drink linden flower tea? The leaves may contain caffeine, but the flower tea does not appear to. In fact linden flower tea has been used as a calming (not activating) tea, and antispasmodic. http://tinyurl. Com/mlgaccf. ...Read more

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Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

An antigen: Rh factor is an antigen on the red blood cells which may induce specific antibodies which may destroy the blood cells. ...Read more

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Does the linden method really cures anxiety?

Does the linden method really cures anxiety?

There is help: There are different approaches to the treatment of anxiety. It's usually best to start with your primary care doctor. Be aware that it is a common complaint, if you are nervous about asking that is normal. Doctors are trained to understand and point you in the right direction. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me in lay terms about shigella?

Can anyone tell me in lay terms about shigella?

Arthritis too!: Shigella enteritis can trigger an arthritis in genetically predisposed people, usually having hla-b27 or b40. In can be chronic (reactive arthritis). ...Read more

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Please tell me in laymens terms about shigella?

Shigella: Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Shigella. It can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, person to person, or when infected stool enters another's mouth (ie. Poor hand washing).It may cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping/ pain and fever. It usually resolves within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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What does discrete mean medical pathology terms?

What does discrete mean medical pathology terms?

Two unconnected: Two lesions that are not joined to one another. It's a curious word. ...Read more

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Define immunocompetent in terms I understand pls.?

Define immunocompetent in terms I understand pls.?

Normal immunity: Immuno (refers to the immune system - your antibody production and disease resistance capacity) competent (effective and normal) so immunocompetent means you are normal and have an immune and defense system that can respond in a normal way to challenges to your body. A good place to be. ...Read more

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What does word displacement mean in medical terms?

In psychiatry,: Getting mad at the boss, coming home and screaming at the family is an example of displacement: throwing emotions not at their cause, but at a convenient target. ...Read more

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What are the effects of shrooms, in terms of health?

What are the effects of shrooms, in terms of health?

Hard to say, mainly: Because studies where "shrooms' are actually analyzed have shown that some of them have psilocybin and are 'genuine', while others have LSD or even PCP (phencylidine or angel dust) which can be very dangerous. Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks have been reported, and dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, and hyperthermia have also occurred. You don;t really know what you are getting. ...Read more

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In terms of health: is it bad or good to masturbate?

In terms of health: is it bad or good to masturbate?

Touchy Subject (pun): Given the moral objections by some, it is best to address the health benefits. Sexual activity requires, but also aids in providing, good cardiovascular health. The stress relieving properties of orgasm are well known, as are improved mood and outlook. Studies suggest a boost in immunity and, as a result of hormones released during orgasm, better sleep. You will not go blind or get hairy palms. ...Read more

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Could you in layman's terms tell me what vasulitis is?

Could you in layman's terms tell me what vasulitis is?

Inflammation: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels causing injury to the vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to the organ. Causes- medications, infections and autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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What do the terms "pink puffer" and "blue bloater" mean?

What do the terms "pink puffer" and "blue bloater" mean?

Older Terms: These are older terms- the pink puffer classically described a patient with emphysema (thin, pink means oxygenated). The blue bloated means a patient with chronic bronchitis (poorly oxygenated- blue and overweight). We now know there is a lot of overlap between these two types of patients. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to buy in terms of ingredients?

What is the best sunscreen to buy in terms of ingredients?

Sunblock: Sunscreens are cosntantly being developed and while avobenzone used to be considered one of the best sunscreens, currently most healthcare professionals prefer sunblocks in the form of micronized zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Clothing which blocks uv radiation is also available from many manufacturers. ...Read more