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What are good tips for DVT prevention in over the road truckers?

What are good tips for DVT prevention in over the road truckers?

Frequent Stops: Long distance truckers should consider frequent stops while on the road. Sometimes this is not practical and i will prescribe a set of compression stockings for them to wear (especially if i think that the patient is at risk for blood clot). There is no data to suggest that taking an Aspirin a day prevents blood clots. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Are there any diseases I can get from walking barefoot in the shower at the fitness center?

Are there any diseases I can get from walking barefoot in the shower at the fitness center?

Warts, athletes foot: In addition to athlete's foot - which is a fungal infection - people can pick up plantar warts, which are caused by viruses. This is how plantar warts are commonly passed among family members. If i were you, i'd always use flip-flops in the fitness center shower! ...Read more

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What are some good workout tips for the beach?

What are some good workout tips for the beach?

Healthy and active: Staying active and healthy will help anyone long term. If you are at the beach stay active running and swimming. Even throwing a frisbee will help burn calories while having fun. Don't forget the sunscreen as well. ...Read more

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What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

As : As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies. Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality: 1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection. 2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area. 3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date. 4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty. 5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene. 6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies. 7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire. Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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I can usually stand outside for hours in the sun without getting burned. Is that a bad or good thing in terms of skin cancer?

I can usually stand outside for hours in the sun without getting burned. Is that a bad or good thing in terms of skin cancer?

People with skin: That burns may be "more susceptible" to skin cancer, but sun exposure and tanning booths cause actinic damage, radiaton and uv light frequencies that still may cause all of the common cancers. You are spared the burn, but not the risk. ...Read more

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I keep reading about the use of turmeric for help in the prevention of cancer, specifically pancreatic. Any truth to this and if so, how to take it?

I keep reading about the use of turmeric for help in the prevention of cancer, specifically pancreatic.  Any truth to this and if so, how to take it?

Flavor: Turmeric may prevent cancer, but you should use it for flavor rather than its ability to prevent cancer, which may or may not work out. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts so much and I'm waiting for a call from the pediatrist. Are there exercises that help with keeping in shape/relieving pain?

The top of my foot hurts so much and I'm waiting for a call from the pediatrist. Are there exercises that help with keeping in shape/relieving pain?

Reason for pain????: First, before you can exercise your foot, you need to find out what is causing the pain. For example, if you have fractured a bone in your foot, you may need to immobilize your foot until the bone heals. You need to see your podiatrist and find out what the cause of the pain is first. Once that is diagnosed, your doctor can recommend exercises that are safe to do and that will be beneficial. ...Read more

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What dietary steps can I take to heal and prevent future outbreaks of my tinea versicolor? I am looking for a more natural drug-free solution.

What dietary steps can I take to heal and prevent future outbreaks of my tinea versicolor? I am looking for a more natural drug-free solution.

Selenium sulfide : Getting tv isn't really a function of what you eat- its a yeast that lives on most people's skin, transmitted in the environment, and some people react to it and some don't. You can avoid getting it by wearing clothing protection at the gym-tv can be spread by gym mats, etc) but over all, treating with on the skin regimens is adequate. If very resistant to tx, your doc can rx Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral pills. ...Read more

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What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

What causes numbness started at finger tips and traveling up hand? Slowly getting worse. Is there a natural way to deal with high bp. No $ for dr.

Possibilities.: Common causes of hand/finger numbness, often with pain, include the carpal tunnel syndrome, anything causing compression of the nerves to the arm and hand such as cervical spine or disc disease and, although usually both hands or both feet, diabetes or medication side-effects. A natural way to deal with high BP would be to avoid salt in one's food; read labels for salt content. ...Read more

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What are the best techniques for reducing fatigue at a standing desk?

What are the best techniques for reducing fatigue at a standing desk?

Move your body, get: Your blood flowing. Use the “at ease” position—feet shoulder width apart, shift weight from side to side, lean on desk. Use a tall stool, take walking breaks. Pad your feet—comfy shoes, insoles, anti-fatigue mat. Pad edge of the standing desk. Install a foot rail. Think positive--boosts energy level, tones muscles and burns more calories, makes work more fun because you can dance around a little! ...Read more

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Are there other good drugs, natural or otherwise that are good to prevent dvts and pe when on long flights besides aspirin?

Are there other good drugs, natural or otherwise that are good to prevent dvts and pe when on long flights besides aspirin?

Yes: Although it is rare to need medications during long flights, the only medications that have been proven to be effective are prescription anticoagulants (blood thinners). Aspirin and non-prescription, natural remedies have not been shown to be effective. If you have a medical condition that increases your risk, your physician can determine if you need a blood thinner before flying. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are the best tips to put contacts in for a new user?

Lessons: Contact lens insertion and removal lessons should be provided with your contact lens fit. If you are having trouble, contact your eyecare provider. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

Lice prevention: Lice infestation can be minimized by wearing the hair tied in a bun or covering the head with a scarf or bandana. Never share combs, hats, brushes or hairclips with others. I have seen shampoos and conditioners with tea tree oil in them, which claim to discourage lice from taking up residence on you. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent pain in my ears when flying?

Are there any good ways to prevent pain in my ears when flying?

Many ways - careful: The pain is due to difference in pressure outside the ear drum and inside the ear drum. The pressure is equalized by the eustachian tubes which open to the inner ear from the upper part of your nose (nasopharynx). Chewing gum can help equalize pressure. Also, can very carefully, squeeze your nose closed and try to exhale very very slowly through your nose to equalize pressure during descent. ...Read more

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I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more

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What are the most suitable medicines for joining pains, caused by hard handyworks in cold room ~ 5degree c everyday? Any ideas to avoid/support?

NSAIDs: Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen are good for joint pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can work too. If you have any other medical problems, you can check with your doctor to make sure it's ok for you to take them. ...Read more

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Are y swimming lessons a good way to get over my fear of water?

Are y swimming lessons a good way to get over my fear of water?

Absolutely: Swimming is great for your health! for your whole life. Just do it! dr nike. ...Read more