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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?
Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more
WHO and health: Great question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail. ...Read more
Little known: Ca law is that even if you have an hmo you can see your obgyn for any gyn problems, including preventive care, breasts and urinary problems. Some mds/nps focus on women's health and hence consider themselves women's health specialists. The gyns are the ones who have completed the residencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more
Just in the U.S.: Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Licensed doctors, so most of the information here is about diseases and medications found in the U.S. However, many human questions and conditions are universal across the globe. Feel free to ask your questions, but foreign medication names probably won't be recognized. ...Read more
Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more
There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more
Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more
Be active 1 hr/day: To get that much activity daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine are credible sites of information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites and apps. ...Read more
Asst. Professor in Engineering college and on study leave for PhD. @35. Low health. No child. 1 miscarriage. Long cycle. Hectic life.want safe planing?
Finalexitnetwork.Org a group of people who provide assistance for people suffering of disease to end their lives, has a medical director, is this ok?
If I understand: Correctly the final exit network provides guidance to individuals w a wide variety of “intolerable illnesses” enabling them to successfully commit suicide. This is an ethical & a medical issue. To assist another's suicide would violate my personal commitment to the principle “primum non nocere” or “first do no harm”. As a physician this is the first & most fundamental guide I use in making >>. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Regarding cancer rates. Looking at leukaemia in califnornia vs. Nv. In la county it is 11/100,000. Clark county it is 19/100,000. Is this a big deal?
Most likely not: Epidemiology (study of disease in a population) is tricky. Both rates quoted are very small so a doubling is very likely not a concern. Also, when comparing two areas and a very specific disease, you really should adjust for age, gender and ethnicity. Differences in a city's population can dramatically affect the incidence of certain diseases--many diseases occur only in men or women, kids, etc. ...Read more
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