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What Are The Best Shoes For A Senior
A daily multivitamin: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and a very balanced diet, then he may not need a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people also need extra vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Either national brands or trusted generics are fine. ...Read more
Fruits & Prediabetes: Diabetics and pre-diabetics can eat fruits, especially those which contain more fiber such berries -- or water such as melons. Fruit juices are more likely to spike your blood sugar because the fiber has been removed. So if you drink them, use more limited amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to become a ophthalmologist? What are the best schools and what should I study?
Work and study hard : I would suggest undergraduate studies in sciences or engineering in preparation for medical school. As ophthalmology residencies are highly competitive, you should strive for reputable medical schools and, of course, maintain excellent academic record. Your academic record often dictates your residency options, but among the premier programs are wills eye, johns hopkins, and bascom palmer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almonds: It seems that some tree nuts may help control blood sugar (along with other dietary changes) in type 2 diabetes as well as lower cholesterol. These include almonds, walnuts, and cashews. See this link for more info: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/120949-nuts-diabetes/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First impression: I don't know what the "top" 5 things are - & it varies by culture. I personally look for good eye conctact, a firm handshake & attentiveness. A welcoming smile is important. I am usually impressed by someone who is articulate but down to ear. Eye conact has to be #1 for me. ...Read more
Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Anti-inflammatory medication can help decrease pain and swelling. Avoid reinjuring the muscle by modifying your activity and consider seeing a sports medicine specialist or physical therapist for help in directing your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise for seniors: It is best for seniors to check with their physician before launching a program of excercies. Many of us jump in too fast, over-do it, and fail. Remember it is a gradual, cumulative benefit; needn't rush, be consistent most of all. Water based exerc is good for old joints and muscles, swim, water aerobics, "walking." weight training done right is great, keep u out of wheelchair and active. ...Read more
Goofd support: I suggest cross trainers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Keep clean: Gently clean with mild soap and water; avoid products like peroxide and alcohol which will not only kill the bad bugs, but also the cells trying to regrow tissue and fight infection. Otherwise, keep he wound moist with products like vaseline. Antibiotic ointment can be used if he wound is red, draining, or warm...But if that is true you really should see your dr. Oh, is your tetanus up to date? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Removable insoles: Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more
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