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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

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What leads to cancer and preventions?

What leads to cancer and preventions?

Not sure what is: ..Your question. Prevention is extremely important when dealing with cancer. Primary prevention involves not getting cancer (not smoking, healthy lifestyle, safe sex). Secondary prevention involves not dying of cancer (age and risk specific screening). Can't prevent all cancers but you should make your best effort. ...Read more

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Where to get relapse prevention help?

Where to get relapse prevention help?

RELAPSE: If alcohol is involved, Alcohol Anonymous helps tremendously. If narcotic or other agent is the concern, then seek Narcotic Anonymous groups. Churches have support groups too. And many communities have wonderful programs with mentors. ...Read more

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What is the best prevention for eczema?

What is the best prevention for eczema?

Diet: Supplemnts with vitamin d, zinc and essential fatty acids can help.Calso identify food triggers to avoid. ...Read more

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What is a good malaria prevention drug?

What is a good malaria prevention drug?

Mefloquin/Malarone&: The drugs to prevent Malaria are Chloroquin rarely used due to resistance these days Mefloquin is used once a week Malarone which is a combination of Atovoquone and Proguanil taken daily Doxycycline taken daily Primaqun taken daily ...Read more

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Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more

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When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

Depends: For postemenopausal women, screening recommended by age 65, for men 70. For those with risk factors like use of steroids, rheumatoid arthritis, or family history of hip fracture etc, screening is done sooner and if bones are a little thin (osteopenia) treatment for prevention is started if risk for hip fracture >3% or all fracture >20% based on calculations. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

Calcium, vit D.: If you are menstruating normally a calcium intake of 1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements with 1-2000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. A measurement of vitamin d in the blood would assure you are taking the correct amount. ...Read more

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What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

What are the prevention measures for a stroke?

Stroke prevention: Strokes are caused by multiple factors, high blood pressure, elevated lipids, family history and even some heart problems. Risks such as blood pressure and elevated lipids can be modified or treated with diet or meds. Other risks such as family history really can't be changed. Also taking one Aspirin daily has been shown to lower an individuals risk of stroke. ...Read more

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Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

A few: The medications used to prevent malaria are generally well tolerated. Long term side effects vary by medication, you will need to discuss them in detail with your doctor. Some experts recommend monitoring liver and retina (eye) function. More importantly, your doctor needs to help you examine exactly when and how long to remain on the medications; in most places it varies by location and season. ...Read more