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The Healthy Human Heart With Kid Friendly Information
Would you as a Dr with more in depth knowledge personally give your seemingly healthy child the nasal spray flu vaccination?
Regarding blood types: does an 0+ mother and an a father come out with a 0- baby? Newborn (5-17-12) baby is in nicu fighting for his life. His intestins were formed on the outside fo his body, on resperaitor, heart problems, catheter, unable to replace in
What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?
Avoid toxins: Eat a balanced diet rich in vegetables. A good prenatal vitamin containing Folic Acid is a good idea even prior to becoming pregnant. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid toxins, there are some who believe that excess fish consumption can be a problem due to possible mercury contamination. Exercise and have a positive attitude. ...Read more
Does everyone age 55+ who walks fast for exercise and who are in good general health with no known heart problems need to know their max heart rate?
Help please! when someone has a heart transplant can they live with the new heart to an elderly age?
Yes: However, before deciding on a heart transplant (i assume for a very weak heart), that is a very serious surgery, the transplant specialist will offer several other treatments and procedures to improve heart failure. Please, pay attention to what they are offering and follow their advise very closely to improve your chances. ...Read more
To achieve longevity via modifying existing genes in a living human being or animals - which branch of Genetics should I study? Thanks.
Epigenetics is the: study of what factors turn genes on an off. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Lifestyle plays and major role. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A family member is living with me and has syphiliscan we get the disease from them using our toilet?
It is possible.: If the infected person has a "chancre" which is an open lesion teeming with the syphillis organism, and touches the surface of the toilet with that lesion, then one could get direct contact of their body (genitals) on that innoculum and contract syphillis. It would be very unlikely but it is possible. Don't want to scare your and this is very much out of the ordinary but possible. Be careful! ...Read more
My mother cooks food with a pressure cooker 99% of the time. Is pressure cooking the same as regular cooking? Are we losing nutrition by pre. Cooking?
It varies: It has been reported that an adult can survive up to 7-8 weeks without food depending on conditions like weight, temperature and exertion, and 8-14 days without water depending on the rate of fluid loss (sweat, urine, etc.). An actual case where prisoners in ireland went on a hunger strike in 1981 led to 10 deaths, and they died at day 46, 59, 60, 61, 61, 61, 62, 66, 71, and 73. Don't try it! ...Read more
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more
Most of time: Until a child is 18 years old, the parent has the right to medical information with a few exceptions as. I work in Texas so you might want to check your states limitations. Pregnant teens are considered adults until they deliver so you may be restricted to information. If you are divorced and weren't awarded medical rights you may be restricted. Consult an attorney if your issues are more complex ...Read more
It depends: This really depends on the clinical circumstances. The heart has three main arteries that supply the heart blood. I have had patients who have blocked off two of the arteries and thus were living off one artery which formed collarterals, or "natural bypasses" to other areas of the heart. With medications and monitoring in my opinion it is possible to have a reasonable quality of life. ...Read more
We are taught that the immune system recognizes self from non-self but do the non-self stomach bacteria that live in harmony with us count as well?
Simplistic idea: To answer this question would require a textbook-length treatise on all of biology. Our immune system can attack us and be evaded by enemies. Helicobacter hardly lives in harmony with us in the stomach, but the intestinal bacteria are physically remote from places that the cells and antibodies of our police force can go, and live happily with us. ...Read more
We live in nice highrise along the harbor. Not uncommon to hear of rat sightings. What is our risk if in contact with one?
35 Diseases: Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/rodents/. ...Read more
Lots of gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, &more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy. Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Don't decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more
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Can doctors here review EKG ECG stripes and their data from a portable one to try to interpret them and give a patient some idea abouthis heart rhythm?
Possible: It is possible, depending on quality of rhythm strip. ...Read more
My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?
Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more
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