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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

Employee health: See your employee health immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to ascertain if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. The sooner you see a doctor the better. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Any advice? What suturing technique is used in placing a jackson-pratt drain?

Any advice? What suturing technique is used in placing a jackson-pratt drain?

Pretty simple: I just use a 2-0 or 3-0 stitch, which i tie down to the patient , then i wrap the suture around the catheter and tie it down . I just want a little crimp in the drain catheter, so it won't slip out but will allow drainage. I prefer braided (silk) suture for this, though some prefer nylon. I hope this answers your question. Interesting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small cut @ salon from nail file. Cleaned it w/ soap and water. Nail tech put some sort of glue on it. Not sure about sanitation conditions. Hep risk?

Small cut @ salon from nail file. Cleaned it w/ soap and water. Nail tech put some sort of glue on it. Not sure about sanitation conditions. Hep risk?

Unlikely: It is possible to transmit infections through a cut but unlikely to come from a nail file unless it had another persons blood on it. You did the best thing which was to wash with soap and water. Anything is possible but it would be highly unlikely for you to have contracted an infection from this event. ...Read more

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Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Tetanus shot: I hope that you are up to date on tetanus immunization. While the risk is remote, it is not a bad idea to get a booster shot of tetanus if your last dose was more then 10 years ago. Otherwise a needle prick would seal itself in a day or so. ...Read more

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Does deep cut require tetanus shot?Whats the time limit under which i should get the shot?a long sewing machine needle passed through the finger fully

Does deep cut require tetanus shot?Whats the time limit under which i should get the shot?a long sewing machine needle passed through the finger fully

No shot needed.: If it's a non-rusty sewing needle, it's unlikely you will need tetanus shot. This shot lasts 5-10 years. If you haven't had the shot over 6 years. It;s best to get another one. This will protect you for future deep wound or cut injuries that may put you at risk for tetanus. ...Read more

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Are vacuum assisted breast core biopsy guns always attached to a machine? the one I had was just a gun, not cord attached. Not vacuum assisted then?

Are vacuum assisted breast core biopsy guns always attached to a machine? the one I had was just a gun, not cord attached. Not vacuum assisted then?

Yes: Yes, typically the vacuum assisted biopsy guns are attached to the computer/machine because a program runs it and the vacuum runs through it.Sometimes a handheld stereotactic gun is used instead due to the nature of the lesion being biopsied-much better for dense tissue or firm lesions.The clumsiness of all the tubing with the vacuum ones can be a problem too although better for calcifications. ...Read more

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What muscles do the triangle pose in yoga work out?

What muscles do the triangle pose in yoga work out?

See below: If done with proper alignment, trikonasana (triangle pose) will work your hip extensors including buttock muscles and hamstrings, core abdominal and back muscles and provide an excellent stretch to your obliques. ...Read more

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Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more

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Is there any other instrument a periodontist can use to probe the depth of the sulcus without using the usual very sharp needle pointed depth probe?

Is there any other instrument a periodontist can use to probe the depth of the sulcus without using the usual very sharp needle pointed depth probe?

Probing: There are different styles of probes and some dentists are more gentle than others, but the main factor is the individual sensitivity of the patient. It might be somewhat uncomfortable but shouldn't really be an issue. No magic probing devices to my knowledge. ...Read more

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During blooddrawn,nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe,this transmit hiv?

During blooddrawn,nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe,this transmit hiv?

HIV: Reusing medical equipment of any sort from patient to patient is inappropriate. If the cotton had fresh blood on it from an HIV+ patient it is conceivable, but not likely, that this could transmit the virus, but this would be close to impossible. ...Read more

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Any experience with natural cesarean. Cord is cut and then baby placed on moms chest keeping sterile field intact.

Any experience with natural cesarean. Cord is cut and then baby placed on moms chest keeping sterile field intact.

Routine nowadays.: This is the most mother-friendly process to be used during cesarean delivery. Immediate skin to skin contact with the newborn stimulates maternal oxytocin release and helps with decreasing blood loss. It also provides priceless opportunity for emotional bonding and is highly recommended. We use it routinely at my hospital for the past several years. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut off 1/8 in. Extra skin tag in front of ear lobe with clean razor at home?

Is it safe to cut off 1/8 in. Extra skin tag in front of ear lobe with clean razor at home?

Not advisable: With the risk of infection of skin with antibiotic resistance staph and strep-although the risk is low-i wouldn't advise it! you may cut off too much and have more scar formation. Risk of bleeding is also something to consider. ...Read more

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Safe way to get a used needle out of biohazard container? Need the one they used for my injection to analyze needle contamination (microbes, viruses)

Safe way to get a used needle out of biohazard container? Need the one they used for my injection to analyze needle contamination (microbes, viruses)

Contamination: Don't do this. Once in that container it may well have been contaminated by other materials within the container, and the very reason these containers are used is to prevent you from being inadvertently exposed to the pathogens that may be within them. Analyzing the flora on the needle will be grossly misleading and an inappropriate means of data collection. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia enough to handle the pain of a core needle biopsy?

Is local anesthesia enough to handle the pain of a core needle biopsy?

Yes: During this procedure local anesthesia is injected exactly where the procedure is performed and can be performed without pain. ...Read more

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After an inversion yoga class my right leg, shin area started having a strange sensation, warmth feeling with a slight pins & needles feel, 2 days now?

After an inversion yoga class my right leg, shin area started having a strange sensation, warmth feeling with a slight pins & needles feel, 2 days now?

Pinched nerve: "Pins & Needles" shouts nerve. It seems that a nerve somewhere along the line got pinched or traumatized in some way. With various movements, our nerves have to move along and subjected to getting twisted or rubbed. Nerves can be slow to heal. In the meantime topical OTC analgesics can help with burning symptoms. Vit B is good for aiding in healing nerves. ...Read more

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What are great yoga poses for a beginner to start out with?

What are great yoga poses for a beginner to start out with?

See below: The best thing to do in my opinion is to start out with a gentle yoga class with an experienced teacher who can show you the proper alignment techniques. Do not be in a hurry to "graduate" to more advanced classes and power classes. I see many people in these upper level classes who are using poor form and alignment and will likely hurt themselves. It takes time but it is well worth it. ...Read more

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What are some very easy and gentle yoga poses to begin with?

Meditation: To start with and progress from it to various techniques. ...Read more

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When to know to not push a pose when it pains in yoga?

When to know to not push a pose when it pains in yoga?

Never!: Most wise yoga teachers do not want you to "push" a pose when it pains. This may vary slightly depending on the location and type of pain. Instead, they encourage you to pay attention to your body and breathing, and move up to the point of resistance -- and maybe just a little past the point you feel you "can" do. If in pain, you back off. Get a seasoned yoga teacher ; make aware of your pain. ...Read more

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What are good, simple yoga poses to do before bed to relax?

What are good, simple yoga poses to do before bed to relax?

See below: Look up the term yoga nidra. This is exactly what you are looking for. It is a wonderful practice. You will sleep like a baby. I do whenever I do this. ...Read more

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Does the tree pose in yoga affect your trunk and back the most?

Does the tree pose in yoga affect your trunk and back the most?

See below: The tree pose is a wonderful asana. It promotes improved balance significantly, it helps you to tone your trunk muscles including the abdominal and back muscles and it improves the flexibility of your hips. Many people need to improve their balance particularly as we age. ...Read more

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What is a good yoga pose adjustment if you have a shoulder injury?

What is a good yoga pose adjustment  if you have a shoulder injury?

Check with a PT: Have a physical therapist help you (and your yoga instructor) find a safe and helpful pose to allow you to do your yoga without aggravating your shoulder injury. ...Read more

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What are the best yoga poses or stretches to release upper back tension?

What are the best yoga poses or stretches to release upper back tension?

Many poses help: Yoga in general is great for upper body stretches. Try going you beginner yoga class. You could also start with sun salutations. Others poses that may be good for upper back tension include down dog, child's pose, twists ( standing and seating), cat/core stretch., cobra, locust, bridge. Make sure you adjust your posture at work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could "work my way up" to doing the boat pose in yoga?

Yoga: There are so many poses in Yoga that as you go through a regular routine of them you MAY gradually be able to to the Boat pose more easily. We all have certain poses that are more of a challenge than others and having inner peace about that (and other things life hands us) is also a fruit of yoga. Shanti and good health. ...Read more

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I can't seem to straighten my back for the yoga downward dog pose and my back gets a slight bump when I do it. Any tips?

I can't seem to straighten my back for the yoga downward dog pose and my back gets a slight bump when I do it. Any tips?

See your doctor: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Can I do Bikram yoga at home?, just the poses or does it need the high temp. Bec. I don't have yoga clubs in my country do I have alternatives? Thanks

Can I do Bikram yoga at home?, just the poses or does it need the high temp. Bec. I don't have yoga clubs in my country do I have alternatives? Thanks

Yoga At Home: Yes. But, you may have to find a branch of yoga that is most conducive to your home. There are plenty of programs online that you could browse through. But, yoga is one of the most beneficial health movements ever developed so cheers to your initiative. ...Read more

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What is hatha yoga?

Exercise Yoga: Hatha yoga is a popular, holistic yoga style/path that includes many core strengthening and stablization exercises, stress reduction techniques with emphasis on postures, purification, gestures, breathing, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is chair yoga?

What is chair yoga?

Chair: There is a chair pose in yoga and yoga done from a chair. ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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Which yoga is good for me?

Yoga is Healthy: All yoga is healthy. The only thing i could think otherwise is trying poses and stretches that are advanced too fast.. But a good yoga instructor will watch out for this for you. ...Read more

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How to practice vinyasa yoga?

With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more