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Doctor insights on: Traditional Nuclear Family Functionalist Perspective

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On our street there are all kinds of families. Other places we have looked for jobs are nuclear family towns. What effect on a child growing up there?

On our street there are all kinds of families. Other places we have looked for jobs are nuclear family towns. What effect on a child growing up there?

Up to you: Of course we all want to live like the waltons, but for most that won't happen. How your children respond to people around you will depend much more on you than on them. Now if there are real social issues there, you might need to keep looking. However, if they are good people with loving families, it should be fine, even if there are one parent households, divorces, multigenerational houses, etc. ...Read more

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Does a girls vagina change after the first time sex? I am curious and scared. I come from a traditional family which considers premarital sex a sin.

Does a girls vagina change after the first time sex? I am curious and scared. I come from a traditional family which considers premarital sex a sin.

Sexuality: If you had a tight hymen ring, for instance, you never used tampon before, an intercourse could break the ring. You might have had pain or bleeding at the time. I hope you used condom to prevent pregnancy and infection. Part of the reasons for the traditional view was to protect girls from unwanted pregnancy and infection. I encourage you to broaden your knowledge of human physiology of sexuality. ...Read more

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Er nurse encouraged nuclear scan for positive d dimer in patient. Family member had declared dnr and said no heparin if positive. Why get the test?

Er nurse encouraged nuclear scan for positive d dimer in patient. Family member had declared dnr and said no heparin if positive. Why get the test?

Get Nuclear Scan : Before cardiac arrest, treat patient as this is not a hospice or "comfort care only" patient yet. Offcourse, goals of care need to be discussed with the patient and primary decision maker/proxy but pulmonary embolism is a high symptom burden disease, diagnosis will lead to treatment (which could be low dose coumadin), which will further prevent embolism extension, severe breathlessness and pain. ...Read more

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I am concerned because for a year and a half now, i've had alump. There is history of breast cancer in my nuclear family. What should I do?

I am concerned because for a year and a half now, i've had alump. There is history of breast cancer in my nuclear family. What should I do?

See your: Doctor , do not neglect , simple examination with mammography ( some times biopsy if needed ) will establish diagnosis , at 37 could be benign , this only your doctor can tell , make the appointment now. ...Read more

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I have lots of chest pain and family history of heart attacks at young age. I've had EKG nuclear stress and echo.Should I still worry its continuing?

I have lots of chest pain and family history of heart attacks at young age. I've had EKG nuclear stress and echo.Should I still worry its continuing?

Dont worry: You should not worry but you should get it further evaluated to determine the cause. Common conditions would include costochondritis, chest wall muscle spasms, referred pain from gall bladder, and artery spasms. You should get a holter or other continous ekg device to make sure you perform an ekg during an episode of the pain. ...Read more

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My family shunned me. How can I replace them?

You can't: No one can replace your family. But you can surround yourself with positive people. Maybe going to a church or a community center or a support group in your community would help. Or you might want to consider talking to a counselor about how you are feeling. Being shunned hurts. You shouldn't be alone with those feelings. ...Read more

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No one in my family has tn. How did I get it?

No one in my family has tn. How did I get it?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Are you talking about trigeminal neuralgia? If so, this is where a specific nerve is irritated for any number of reasons, and is not necessarily related to any genetic factors. It can occur from a number of pathologies, most notable minor trauma. If this is not what you are referring to, I do apologize. ...Read more

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Is there a benefit to family weekly meetings?

Family Home Evening: Family home evening is so beneficial for the family. It can help to address issues that require full family attention. It is a good time to address boundaries and morals. It can model democratic interactions. It can also be fun. ...Read more

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Why is juggling work and family so difficult?

24 hours in a day: Only 24 hours in a day unfortunately. Your priorities in life is a personal decision. Ask yourself what's most important and try to find time for that. Identify things in your life, that take up time and add little value. Use that time more effectively. It's not easy. Good luck, stay positive! ...Read more

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Is it possible to suffocate from a family bed?

Is it possible to suffocate from a family bed?

Yes: Babies have died from suffocation of moving sleeping adults in these situations.Tragic but true. ...Read more

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How can I help my friends and family understand?

Helping Understandin: The best way to be understood is to understand others by listening. After practicing listening, you can seek to be understood. Share your concerns by speaking calmly. Family and friends will want to hear your concerns. But, practice listening, actively first. This means not interrupting and remaining quiet until the other person is done talking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the website to childrens and familys.?

Can you tell me the website to childrens and familys.?

Several available: Two good sources are the american academy of pediatrics site www.Aap.Org or their families site www.Healthychildren.Org. ...Read more

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Are my feelings interrelated with everyone else in the family?

Are my feelings interrelated with everyone else in the family?

Need more info: We learn feelings and responses from our primary caregivers, but this question is difficult to answer -- more info needed: your age, are you living with your family; marital status, family history, etc. This question is best explored during individual psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is ect dangerous. My family think so. I feel i need this done?

Is ect dangerous.  My family think so. I feel i need this done?

ECT: Hollywood and very old ECT methods have done a good job of scaring people, today ECT is as safe as getting a colonoscopy done. ...Read more

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My family thinks I am an addict, but I don't agree. Whose right?

My family thinks I am an addict, but I don't agree.  Whose right?

Probably them: Most addicts have very strong defense mechanisms. Denial, literally they just can't see the problem.They justify, minimize, rationalize, intellectualize, lots more " izes". One component of addiction is conflict with others. I don't know you, so all I have is my knowledge of how addiction works. I recommend finding a local counselor or other professional to help all of you figure it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be healthy with unsupportive family and friends?

Staying healthy: This is a good question because having a support group always makes things easier. The reason being is that we has humans feel more comfortable and safe in groups. However, this is false security. You will be safer and more secure by living your own life and not concerning yourself with what your friends or family are saying about you or how they are living their lives. ...Read more

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What is family medicine?

What is family medicine?

A Medical Specialty: Family medicine is a medical specialty focusing on the health of people from conception until death. It deals with the prevention, early detection, and management of disease at all ages. Board certified family physicians complete a residency in the specialty after medical school and engage in rigorous on-going medical education. ...Read more

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