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What Are My Rights With Regard To Pumping At Work And In Public
No restrictions: There are no, and should be no, restrictions for breastfeeding or pumping. Feel free to feed and pump away (with as much modesty as you can manage), and ignore any dimwits that cause you any troubles. Your doing a great thing for your child and anyone who has a problem should be ashamed of themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focalin and vyvanse both seem to increase my ability to focus and stops my mind from racing 100 mph. Im a combat vet with ptsd. Should this be on the table with the VA as possible treatment? I realize there is a movement with respect to recreational use,
What are the risks involved with a pec implant surgery? My husband (who is 32) has expressed the desire for pec implants, and while i would love for him to look a little brawnier, his health and his safety are the most important things. How safe are pec i
Bleeding /Infection: The risks of any invasive surgery include the risks of bleeding and infection at the surgical site. These would be the biggest risks. Also there is the risk of anesthesia to consider, though this is generally thought to be less than that of the surgery itself. Please contact the surgeon to fully explain the risks of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about your experience in med school and medical practice, the pros and cons of the job, etc. Im in highschool and want to major in med?
Great Question: People who are interested in medicine often have a tough time learning more about what it takes to be a doctor. Start with your family doctor or ped (call them and let them know you are interested, we are usually happy to talk to people about it) if that is not an option, call the med school closest to you and they can pair you up with a physician or student to answer your questions. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I always thought that blood pressure is taken with the arm at hearts height. At doctors office, they do not care about this and the arm hangs downward?
Best practice: I check BP insist relaxed position for lowest reading possible. Many patients "help" me by holding arm up thus raising BP in arm. ...Read more
Why do some clinicians feel ultimatums don't work and aren't the best solution, whether it's used on your kids or in a relationship?
Stick to what you sa: You will have to deliver on you ultimatum or loose credibility and barging power in the future. When the time comes many do not mean what they say and it is a threat to get something they want. You want to be taken seriously, not ignored so be careful. Just state clearly what you need or want. ...Read more
Are all men huge sports fans? I feel the need to learn all the stats to football and basketball college and pro just to fit in with the other guys.
No: All and none are rather definitive statements.When it comes to sports and team activities there is certainly a large subset of men who envision themselves excelling on the fields of play like they did in their youth.Some play in organized leagues well into old age.A working knowledge of the sports allow you passive inclusion in discussions, but if it bores you, accept it.You moved on. ...Read more
If I am always on the go with school and work, what are some easy ways to fit in eatting healthy and exercise?
Fruits, salads, walk: Prefer nuts, fruits, salads for snacking and avoid pizza/bread/fried foods. Also avoid using the elevator and take the stairs. If the distance is reasonable, walk or bike to school/work instead of driving/riding a car. Make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Control stress and avoid comfort foods. ...Read more
Am medical student anxiety and stress always was there in public and while studying or in exams what is best treatment with least side effects ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an important area of care patients are often not aware of and medical professionals don't have time to address in the average appointment?
Communication: In this day & age, we don't listen & we don't check to find out if you understand what we tried to convey or if we even understood you in 1st place. Another facet of communication is medication adherence. Did you take meds as directed. Did you tell us about all meds & dietary supplements? Also we can't overemphasize need to communicate your health goals. Maybe you don't want more testing/procedure ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors get feedback from the Press Ganey surveys that patients are asked to fill out after appointments? Is the information used in any way?
Used in several ways: Press-Ganey is a national company that sells its services to hospitals and doctor groups. Press-Ganey sends out surveys to patients and compiles the data to give to the doctors and hospitals. The data helps doctors decide which parts of their practices are doing very well (in the eyes of the patients) and which parts need improvement. Data may be made public (without identifiable information). ...Read more
What are some of the best and worst things about working with ehr systems for physicians and clinicians?
Data : The main problem with many her systems is that they are designed to capture billing information rather than be simple to use. Some people then use templates which deprive the note of original character and may remove much of the meaning of the patient interaction. The blessing is simply a wealth of data in one place. ...Read more
What are the top iPhone/iPad apps that doctors use regularly in practice? Also what apps do Drs use with their patients for communication or health tracking? Thanks!
Depends: I use Micromedex for drug reference most often. ...Read more
If your contiously under stress can it cause heart problems? I have been under stress for years with caring for a mental impairment adult and lose of home and theft of money. I try to keep my spirit up but i something or people that my kindness for weakn
The : The short answer is yes, prolonged stress can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, and we are beginning to understand better that sudden severe emotional trauma can cause cardiac events and is often referred to as "broken heart syndrome" although the exact causes for this are poorly understood. It sounds as if you have a lot going on in your life and i would highly recommend that you find someone you can talk to or a counselor who can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! I have little to no knowledge of steroids other than that they are banned in sports what is the problem with using them to bulk up?
The real concern: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more
I live with my parent's because of medical expenses. Neither seems to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia at all and will not research it. What to do?
Looks to me like some independent and assisted living and nursing home centers use amenities to please the families. What are things that matter most?
I agree: Many assisted living and nursing home companies choose to provide amenities to please the family members. It is most important to look at the "guts" of a program specifically whether they've been cited for any major deficiencies, and whether they have a special training program for their staff as well as in-house geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians. Please look at the recreation therapy prog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are multiple : Reasons why they may not be letting him eat or drink, ranging from pre-op issues, post abdominal surgery, swallowing difficulty, pancreatic issues, bowel problems such as blockages, etc. It can make it difficult stay, but this is always for patient safety. I hope your father gets well soon! ...Read more
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