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Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

Does brain games like crossword puzzles and sudoku really help the brain ?

A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Steigner
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Bladder Stones (Definition)

Also known as urolithiasis, these are kidney stones that can be found in the urinary tract, which may cause no symptoms or may result pain in the groin and abdomen, nausea, bloody urine, ...Read more


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8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

Stay w/doc: and ask about natural help from him/her or a nutritionist. Good fat such as coconut oil, olive oil are good for brain. Ginkgo biloba can be helpful but not if on blood thinners. Seek guidance in these areas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite. What diet restrictions would help?

Lg kidney stone removed, 3x3x.5 cm chunk for analysis. Components 70% Whewellinte, 15% Weddellite & 15% Dahllite.  What diet restrictions would help?

Calcium stones: You have a mix of calcium containing stones. If you have no other medical disease, increase your water intake to 2L per day. 24Hour urine metabolic test needed in 6-8 weeks post stone. decreasing the daily salt intake is the single best step and not calcium. Further changes in diet need the results of the test to determine if you need medications, dietary changes or both ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Finding thyroid expert ? Reading tells me large percentage of thyroid/nodules removed are benign. Medical papers refer to finding needle in haystack.

Finding thyroid expert ? Reading tells me large percentage of thyroid/nodules removed are benign. Medical papers refer to finding needle in haystack.

Cancer < 5%: Thyroid nodules are very common, especially as we get older. You are correct, most thyroid nodules removed are benign. There is a small risk of cancer in most nodules, but the risk goes up with significant medically history, like family history of thyroid cancer or history of neck radiation. ...Read more

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What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

What might b good way 2 approach spouse addiction 2 internet(OBSESSED w news&posting on political msg boards)w/o making him defensive&angry?PLZ HELP!

Alanon? Therapy?: Many discover that there is little we can do to change others. It is hard enough to change ourselves! You can find possible support at an Alanon meeting or from a psychotherapist. Then, you might find the voice to use to invite spouse to help you with your problem. I know this sounds backward. It's not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read more

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Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected

Age2- Renal US: kidney without interval growth. Hx: duplex kidney, pylonephritis, ureteral stump infection- sx corrected <age1, what can this mean?

Urological problems: Anatomical malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract are common causes of infections. When the kidneys themselves get infected, it's called pyelonephritis, a dangerous and urgent problem which needs antibiotics and close follow up. Your child needs to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more

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Test name PSA screen 0.18. Next blank spot has =1=.... Free tv 1.18.. TSH 1.863.. Comments =1=the PSA is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay mean?

Test name PSA screen 0.18. Next blank spot has =1=.... Free tv 1.18.. TSH 1.863.. Comments =1=the PSA is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay  mean?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab results are normal. ...Read more

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Can dr detect 1 adult kidney not functioning with non-contrast ultrasound (92% overall functioning). Primary care dr says I must recall diagnosis wrong.?

Maybe...: If an ultrasound shows a very small and "shriveled" kidney then chances are it is probably not functioning (or not much.) ultrasound is never done with contrast. You may need to repeat the ultrasound and consider a nuclear scan to check for kidney function. ...Read more

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Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?

Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour"  any suggestions?

Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Here's a start: Try the national institute of neurologic disorders and stroke. Here's the website: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/ good luck. ...Read more

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What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?

What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?

Good treatment : It's unusual for someone experiencing these symptoms without treatment to be high functioning, but it does happen for short periods. The movie "a beautiful mind" gives a good depiction. Elyn saks wrote "the center cannot hold" about the struggles of living with schizophrenia and trying to stay high functioning. In all cases getting treatment is key to living life to it's full potential. ...Read more

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Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc, common in perimenopause?

Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc,  common in perimenopause?

Dysgraphia is a : specific learning disability that presents at school age. Signs & symptoms include, but are not limited to, illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty composing writing & thinking & writing at the same time. Menopause can be associated with short-term memory & concentration problems, but not the long-term memory deficits you describe. ...Read more

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Posted online what was wrong about having oab, ultrasound, thoughts of overactive kidneys, etc.

Posted online what was wrong about having oab, ultrasound, thoughts of overactive kidneys, etc.

Here are some...: The pace of evolving care for all health-related concerns has sped from fast digital accumulation and analysis of experience. OAB refers to going to pee "too often" after ruling out IC, pending urinary retention, over drinking, poor concentration of kidney, etc. The term of overactive kidneys has not been used in medicine, but it may refer to going bathroom often in layperson term. More? Ask doc. ...Read more