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Want Pee Standing Important Learns
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
We have some basic first aid questions for a health class project. Why is it important for everyone to learn basic first aid?
Accidents happen: Crisis and tragedy may be lurking just around the corner. Training sets you up to act calmly instead of "flipping out." the only thing you can do is to minimize the damage to a life when tragedy strikes. ...Read more
My 3.5 year old son is potty trained, but doesn't want to pee standing up. Is it important that he learns how to do this?
In time he'll change: In early childhood kids often want to do what they did yesterday rather than trying something new. Change can generate anxiety & its hard for adults to understand why it would. In time, dad can model the behavior or his friends at daycare will provide the peer pressure needed for him to change. Give it time and be comforting, he needs you to be an anchor even when he seems to hold back. ...Read more
How important is what you learn in high school to become a doctor? I can graduate early but wouldn't taking more classes make me more knowledgeable?
Life Experience: The best thing you can do to prepare for a medical career it to have passion for things and to get life experience. It is not just about school. Explore the things that interest you; meet new people; learn to listen well; find people different than you and learn to hear their stories and their pain. Have goals and accomplish them. ...Read more
Where do women pee from? Is it important for the average guy to know where women pee from, and all that anatomy?
Peeing: Anatomically speaking they have all the same structures internally that males have. The only differences there is no penis. This is basic "learn your body 101" should be learning this in school. ...Read more
Calcium is important in the neuronal process of learning. Then are consuming calcium and learning better/faster/more easily directly related?
Not exactly that way: The body has plenty of calcium and so keeps the blood level of calcium normal so that brain and nerve functions stay normal. The calcium comes out from the bones, if needed. All a person has to do is eat or drink plenty of calcium, and get a good amount of vitamin d. The bones will store up the calcium for whenever the body needs some. ...Read more