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What are some good ways to stay healthy when the rest of your family is sick?

What are some good ways to stay healthy when the rest of your family is sick?

Wash, wash, wash: The number one way to keep from getting cold-type illnesses is frequent hand washing and avoiding handling what your sick family members have touched (door handles, keys, utensils, etc) if someone sneezes/coughs try to avoid being in the same room as them for a couple of minutes after the event. I am a fan of vit c and taking extra during the cold-flu months can help. ...Read more

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How does having a drug-addicted family member affect the health of the rest of the family?

How does having a drug-addicted family member affect the health of the rest of the family?

In many ways: Family members are more likely to themselves develop problems with addiction, as well as anxiety disorders and depression. People develop feelings of guilt, sadness, anger and many other emotions when a loved one develops addiction, and it is often family members who are treated shabbily and even abused by their addicted member. Enabling behavior - keeping the addict sick- is another consequence. ...Read more

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If my cat bit off part of my blueberry eggo waffle, would i get sick if i happened to eat the rest of the waffle? I'm a normal healthy person.

If my cat bit off part of my blueberry eggo waffle, would i get sick if i happened to eat the rest of the waffle? I'm a normal healthy person.

Probably not: If your cat has been eating meat infected with the parasite toxoplasma gondii, there could be oocysts in its feces. (that's why pregnant women should not clean litter boxes.) if it's an indoor cat that you feed dry cat food and not fresh game, this should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Will i get sick from eating moldy yogurt? If so, how bad will i be sick. I just scraped off the moldy part and ate the rest of what looked good.

Will i get sick from eating moldy yogurt?  If so, how bad will i be sick. I just scraped off the moldy part and ate the rest of what looked good.

Don't do it again : You might get food poisoning symptoms within an hour like belly pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If this occurs, drink plenty of fluid and come seen a doctor. More severely, anaerobic bacteria grows inside the sealed package. If this is the case, you mild have severe diarrhea and that can be dangerous. This takes hours to days. You need to see a doctor if those occur. Don't do it next time. ...Read more

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What is good blood pressure for 50 year male in good health while resting

What is good blood pressure for 50 year male in good health while resting

130/80: Usually a BP of 130/80 or less is accepted as normal resting pressure. ...Read more

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My resting heartbeat is 95.ihad bronchi for 6months. can i make my heart healthier and n good shape?

My resting heartbeat is 95.ihad bronchi for 6months. can i make my heart healthier and n good shape?

Exercise: The best way to healthier heart is aerobic exercise and a balanced diet. Start your exercise slow and gradually build up. Your recent bronchitis should not have any effect if you are now completely healed/healthy. If you notice wheezing while you exercise, stop immediately and discuss further with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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"compassionate care" is overrated. I don't know about the rest of the country, but in la/oc, health care is a business. Accordingly, i expect good outcome/output/advises given to me that's patient centered more than anything. I hear "compassionate" by t

"compassionate care" is overrated. I don't know about the rest of the country, but in la/oc, health care is a business. Accordingly, i expect good outcome/output/advises given to me that's patient centered more than anything. 

I hear "compassionate" by t

I : I hear you. For me, the best is a doctor who is extremely knowledgable, proficient and who listens and cares. If i needed general surgery, i would go for a doctor with exceptional surgical skills even if he or she didn't have much personality, over a nice surgeon with so - so skills. If i was going to see a therapist, i might want someone competent who appeared to really listen and care over the behavioral health provider who mostly had book knowledge going for them. With medical skills being equal, i think the average patient wants a provider who is compassionate too. You should not have to give up on medical skills/ knowledge/ communication skills and patient- centered care to get compassion. And vice versa. In other words, one should not be exclusive of the other. By the way, compassion in medicine does not need to equate to "mr. Roger's neighborhood". Compassion can also be expressed by candor and being tough. ...Read more

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Im 28, in good health, "i was in a car accident fractured my C2 I have a 5 year old with no help, so i can but can't rest?

Im 28, in good health, "i was in a car accident fractured my C2 I have a 5 year old with no help, so i can but can't rest?

You need help: Your orthopedist should be able to arrange for a home health nurse of some sort to help you. If you are going to suffer adverse consequences then a home health individual can usually be arranged for. Discuss this with your health insurance company too. There are programs to help with these kinds of things, since if you get readmitted it costs everyone a lot. Investigate this further. ...Read more