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Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
Emergency Medicine
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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If you saw a car coming behind you fast and about to rear end you, can you do anything to prevent whiplash? Turn entire body to one side?

If you saw a car coming behind you fast and about to rear end you, can you do anything to prevent whiplash? Turn entire body to one side?

If the impact: Is inevitable simply knowing that will allow you to brace yourself for the impact. Turning sideways is not recommended because safety devices in cars are not designed for that position and could cause more serious injury

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can mva whiplash be prevented?

Can mva whiplash be prevented?

Probably not: While there have been advances in head restraint systems by some auto manufacturers, it is probably not possible to prevent the whiplash syndrome entirely until people stop hitting people from behind with their cars.

Dr. Will Moorehead Dr. Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
48 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What is the best way to recover from whiplash?

What is the best way to recover from whiplash?

Heat & exercise: If you have a sprain/ strain as a result of an acceleration/deceleration injury, usually heat, otc nsaids combined with exercises should do the trick. If pain persist for 2 weeks, then see your pcp.

Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

Locks and gates: The person most dangerous to the average toddler is himself. Any potentially toxic substances, cleaners, sprays, medicines, alcohol etc., should be out of reach and/or locked up. Heavy objects that can topple (like big table lamps) should be out of reach. Stairways should be gated securely. Choking hazards should be stored. Remember, accidents will happen anyway. Stay calm when they do.

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Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for whiplash?

What is the best treatment for whiplash?

Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help. If no improvement or worsening of your symptoms. Get evaluated by your physician.

Dr. Lawrence Smith Dr. Smith
Clinical Psychology
26 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Should I put a safety gate for the stairs to prevent my baby from accidentally falling or am I being paranoid?

Should I put a safety gate for the stairs to prevent my baby from accidentally falling or am I being paranoid?

Good timing!: It's interesting that the national falls prevention awareness day was just observed two days ago--the first day of fall (sept. 22 in 2012) to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent falls among older adults. But, the risk of falls among infants is real. Approximately 1 million children are injured in falls each year. Some of these falls are from stairs. Good call!

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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Which doctor is best suited to treat post traumatic cervicalgia due to whiplash?

Which doctor is best suited to treat post traumatic cervicalgia due to whiplash?

Physiatrist: Generically, could see a rehab doc, but a good osteopath may be miraculous. Need to make certain that your problem is "soft tissue in origin", as some pts have experienced disc ruptures, and many pts with delayed recovery really have thoracic outlet syndrome.

Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, I'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?

I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, I'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?

VERY safe vaccines: As safe or safer profile than any other vaccine you give your kids. Nothing differed from placebo in initial studies of over 30, 000 men and women other than pain, edema, red an itching at injection site, and fever, nausea, headache and dizziness. That is it! Most common 'severe' reaction is headache. 100 million doses distributed worldwide now with great safety data since release as well.

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Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What is the best course of treatment? I'm 24, female, no prior neck injury I was involved in a rear-end car accident two weeks ago. We were hit at high speed while we were stopped at a light. 24 hours after the initial ER visit (discharged for whiplash),

What is the best course of treatment? I'm 24, female, no prior neck injury I was involved in a rear-end car accident two weeks ago. We were hit at high speed while we were stopped at a light. 24 hours after the initial ER visit (discharged for whiplash),

Wow.: Wow. I'm sorry to hear of your injury, and understand how what appears to be conflicting opinions make you a little nuts, especially when you're in pain (and numbness). It's not "right" versus "wrong" here, though. Your gp seems to be looking to treat you conservatively with steroids, probably in an effort to shrink any swelling in the discs which are pressing up on nerves, which is causing the pain and numbness. Surgery on cervical discs isn't something you rush into, at least not without exhausting all conservative measures first. I would certainly let your gp know of any side effects the Prednisone is causing. You may also want to try a course of acupuncture, which works particularly well for this sort of thing. If you continue to show no improvement, by all means, get the mri. You may also want to consider a steroid injection into the disc (sounds worse than it is). Whiplash can be an exasperating problem, and it may take a number of treatment modalities to get you relief. Good luck.

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Bipolar Manic. Pierced my lip with a sterilized safety pin. Took it out. How do I prevent infection, and should I be hospitalized for mania?

Bipolar Manic. Pierced my lip with a sterilized safety pin. Took it out. How do I prevent infection, and should I be hospitalized for mania?

Use antibiotic oint.: Use double antibiotic ointment on wound. See a psychiatrist urgently if you are manic or go to ER. They can determine if you need to be hospitalized

Dr. G Funari Dr. Funari
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe

Dr.: Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products. I have included two additional links to help you.

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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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What is the best way to prevent from getting sick?

What is the best way to prevent from getting sick?

Hand washing: Hands down, proper hand washing with soap and water is the single biggest thing you can do to prevent from getting sick.

Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What's one of the best ways to prevent a muster injury as pitcher?

What's one of the best ways to prevent a muster injury as pitcher?

Proper mechanics: Perfect throwing mechanics, don't throw side arm rest between days of work, work with throwing coach.

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Dr. Tom Harrington Dr. Harrington
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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How can you best prevent a stroke?

How can you best prevent a stroke?

Stroke prevention: If you have afib most patients are recommended to go on Coumadin (warfarin) or two of the newer meds ie Pradaxa or xarelto if there are other risk factors another afib ie smoking, cholesterol, diabetes Aspirin works well.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What is the best way to prevent against malaria?

What is the best way to prevent against malaria?

Prophylaxis: Take malaria prophylaxis while in endemic areas, chosen based on the drug resistance patterns in the area you're visiting. Also, take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

Stay healthy: Watch diet, exercise regularly, treat and control hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and any other causes of "hardening of the arteries". Elevation of homocysteine should be checked and treated, if necessary. A good internist or family doctor can assist all of the above.

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What product is the best for preventing stretch marks?

What product is the best for preventing stretch marks?

Common sense: You need 1: Common sense 2: Regular diet - go online and find many articles on food intake - the good, not so good, and bad. My preference is "NuVal" but others are also good. 3: Exercise regularly. As long as you don't get too overweight you should not get stretchmarks.

Dr. Neil Liebowitz Dr. Liebowitz
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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What is the best way to? Relieve and prevent nervousness?

What is the best way to? Relieve and prevent nervousness?

Therapy: Therapy added to relaxation techniques to understand and change distorted and exaggerated thinking patterns.

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more