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What is a well-baby exam?

What is a well-baby exam?

Preventive care: Well baby check ups involve monitoring your baby's growth (weight, height and head circumference), making sure your baby is developing normally, an exam, and vaccines. It's a great time for you to ask questions of your pediatrician and for you doctor to provide anticipatory guidance for the next stage in your child's life. They're usually scheduled at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 months. ...Read more

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Hello I am not feeling well.

Hello I am not feeling well.

Need more informatio: I'm sorry you don't feel well but I need more information about how you are not feeling well. Tell me some of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What's a well-baby exam like?

What's a well-baby exam like?

Comprehensive: During a well baby exam the child's vital signs are taken, he/she is measured for growth in height, weight, and head size. These are compared to standard measurements to gage growth. There is general guidance given on care for a child. Also, there is an evaluation of development. There is also a physical exam. If appropriate, labs may be drawn and immunizations given. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am not well?

How can I know if I am not well?

The question you ask: Suggests that you have health concerns. It is important to share these w/your doctor. He/she can then make a proper diagnosis. If medical conditions are ruled out perhaps you have an anxiety disorder and a mental health professional can teach you coping strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am not feeling well I have pain?

I am not feeling well I have pain?

Need more info: You may want to post another quesiton with more specific symptoms and location of your pain and what may make it better or worse for the physicians to be able to offer advice. ...Read more

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Need to do man wellness examination?

Need to do man wellness examination?

Of course: All normal, healthy adults should have a Well Man exam (check-up) or a Well Woman exam every 3 years or so, to be updated on preventive care screening tests, to review vaccination needs, to encourage healthy lifestyle habits, and to examine the body to make sure there isn't anything that looks suspicious or abnormal. ...Read more

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How well does the pull out method work?

How well does the pull out method work?

Very poorly: Withdrawal method for contraception. It is no fun and it is famously unreliable. I've seen a figure of as high as 30% pregnancy in a year for couples doing this. Please avail yourself of today's technology, whether it's a condom, an IUD, or a pill that is right for you -- or consider loving safely. ...Read more

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Why is it important to chew my food well?

Why is it important to chew my food well?

Choking: If you don't chew your food you might get food caught in the back of the thrat. This can be an emergency which can require the heimlich maneuver to clear a potentially fatal obstruction. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what is meant by wellness?

Does anyone know what is meant by wellness?

Wellness, Anti Aging: Well·ness
ˈwelnis
noun
the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.

Wellness as used by forward-thinking physicians today refers to delivering health care that is focused on promoting optimal health and well-being and attempting to prevent disease, rather than treating disease after it has occurred. The whole person is addressed: mental, physical, spiritual and more.... ...Read more

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How can I get into the habit of eating well?

How can I get into the habit of eating well?

Begin a new habit!: Most of us who struggle with weight maintenance have had to re-evaluate our eating habits - and often have made some pretty major changes! But start small. You may, for example, want to keep a record of what you actually eat. What are your trigger foods (problem foods)? Water, for example, can often be substituted in place of high calorie sodas. Fruits, vegetables, and fiber are your friends here! ...Read more

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How physical wellness is related to wellness?

Mind and Body: Physical wellness is one component to general wellness. But being fit with good lifestyle habits can contribute to lifelong happiness and longevity. It boosts self esteem and morale. ...Read more

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If I don't feel well should I still work out?

If I don't feel well should I still work out?

Listen to your body: If you are feeling ill, it's best not to stress your body with vigorous exercise. Your body needs rest to help it heal. If you have a common cold without fever, a mild work out is OK ...Read more

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I'm very lanky, which's food it well help me?

I'm very lanky, which's food it well help me?

No magic here: Food isn't the key. People come in a variety of natural body builds, as bone structure varies. Many women prefer a light-framed man and it offers health benefits especially later in life. Probably you want lean muscle. For this, the key is a diet high in protein and low in grease / sugar / salt, plus resistance training and perhaps creatine and (if ok with your dr) an electronic muscle stim unit. ...Read more

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I have not slept well in months. Advice please?

I have not slept well in months. Advice please?

Good Sleep Hygiene: Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not slept well in months.?

What to do if I have not slept well in months.?

Good sleep hygiene: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How much does your diet affect your well-being?

How much does your diet affect your well-being?

Diet & health: Significantly, especially adequate proteins & carb's. & essential fatty acids from fruits & vegetables, & omega from seafood. ...Read more

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What is the health and wellness continuum scale?

What is the health and wellness continuum scale?

Continuum scale: A chart or sliding scale that demonstrates the wide range of wellness and illness that people go through back and forth over time. ...Read more

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If I have cold ;can I get well without medicine?

If I have cold ;can I get well without medicine?

Sure: Colds are self limited illnesses. There is no medicine that cures it. The medicines that people take, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) decongestants, etc. Are just to relieve some of the symptoms until it goes away. ...Read more

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What are the hottest apps around health/wellness?

What are the hottest apps around health/wellness?

Here is one: There is an excellent iphone / ipad / ipod app that gives research-based preventive health recommendations on cancer tests, vaccines and healthy lifestyle behaviors is called my health checklist 2012. Written by a doctor, it is easy to understand and use, and allows you to generate lists of recommendations by age and gender, high risk factors, and a complete a-z topic list. Check it out in itunes! ...Read more

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Should minors be allowed to be euthanized as well?

Should minors be allowed to be euthanized as well?

Major ethical: Issue. This has more to do with people's individual opinions that to providing medical education. ...Read more

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Does vanilla extract work as a well bug repellent?

Does vanilla extract work as a well bug repellent?

Not always: Vanilla used to repel mosquitoes must be natural. The vanilla you buy at the grocery store may not be effective as it may be synthetic, may be mixed with corn syrup (attracts some insects) and may not have a high enough vanilla concentration. You need pure vanilla extract with at least a 50% concentration. ...Read more

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When am I mentally well enough to go back to work?

When am I mentally well enough to go back to work?

E·qui·lib·ri·um: When your health doesn't interfere with your job, and your job doesn't interfere with your health. ...Read more

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Health and wellness questions can any one site help?

Health and wellness questions can any one site help?

There are many: You can search the internet yourself and find all kinds of sites with helpful information. A major one, though is http://www. Health. Gov/ -- it's a portal into many areas. Enjoy. ...Read more