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What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

What can I do in pregnancy to help prevent autism?

Do Not Know: The causes of autistic spectrum disorder are unknown, thus prevention is also unknown. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I do to help with becoming pregnant?

What can I do to help with becoming pregnant?

Stay Fit, Healthy : Pre-pregnancy attention to good nutrition (especially balanced vitamin intake), maintaining a healthy weight (low weight can block ovulation), not obsessing over it (stress tells the body it's not a good time to be pregnant), stop smoking, use alcohol in moderation or stop, enjoy life. ...Read more

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What can I do to help increase pregnancy?

What can I do to help increase pregnancy?

There are a number..: ..of tips. Have lots of sex..about 3 times a week to optimize catching you at ovulation. Go ahead and use ovulation predicting tests or take your temperature; learn about and track your cervical mucus. Sex every other day when ovulating. Maybe lie still for 15 min after intercourse. Get to a healthy weight. Eat healthy, don't overdo exercise. DE-STRESS:) Get a pre-conception check-up; STOP SMOKING ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent dementia?

What can I do to prevent dementia?

See below: Although there is nothing proven to prevent dementia there are several measures that can potentially reduce the impact. Frequent engagement in cognitive tasks, such as puzzles, is one approach. Preventing cardio/cerebrovascular disease through diet, exercise and if necessary medications is another. For those with a family history of early onset, a discussion with your doctor is important. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent melanoma?

What can I do to help prevent melanoma?

Skin exam, avoid sun: Avoid the sun and protect yourself by wearing hat, sunglasses, sunscreen with spf 30 or higher, uv protective clothing. If you have a family history of melanoma, be seen more often by a dermatologist. Have regular skin checks and examine yourself monthly looking for new suspicious lesions or changes in pre-existing lesions. Early detection is key. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

What can I do to prevent a miscarriage?

Depends: Have you had miscarriage in the past? If yes, why? Do you have a clotting disorder? In general, getting a good diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, prenatal vitamin, regular exercise, scheduled relaxation time, adequate sleep, no herbal meds or supplements, and low stress levels are helpful. If you have certain problems as above, the need the advice of an obstetrician. Good health! ...Read more

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What can i do to prevent a miscarriage?

What can i do to prevent a miscarriage?

Stay healthy: Lower risk by not smoking or drinking. Establish a high level of fitness through exercise prior to getting pregnant. Take prenatal vitamins and eat a healthy diet prior to getting pregnant. If you are overweight do everything you can to get to a normal body weight before becoming pregnant. Finally, if you are in an abusive relationship, LEAVE and do not get pregnant with the abuser. ...Read more

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How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

How can doctors do to help prevent teen pregnancy?

Reproductive info: Doctors can educate patients about reproductive physiology, abstinence, adolescent behavior, drug & alcohol use, barrier protection, ovulation, menstrual cycle. Many things. Also self esteem, appropriate relationships and unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

See eye doc: There is no known preventative treatment for glaucoma. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist regularly so that if you get it, it can be detected at the earliest stage. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevents headaches?

What can I do to help  prevents  headaches?

Depends on cause.: It depends on the cause of the headaches, since different causes require different treatments; so if you haven't been seen by your doctor, you should. In addition, for almost any type of headache, eating a balanced diet, not skipping meals, and getting plenty of sleep are important. ...Read more

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I know i need future changes of good sleep pattern but what can i do for immediate treatment to help prevent sleep paralysis. also how to break out?

I know i need future changes of good sleep pattern but what can i do for immediate treatment to help prevent sleep paralysis. also how to break out?

Would encourage: sleep study and working with a sleep specialist. In the meantime > avoid becoming overly stressed, deprived of sleep or having changes to your sleep schedule. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

Wash your hands ...: A lot. Wash your hands before you eat or make food, after you go to the bathroom or change a diaper. Keep your fingernails clean and cut short. No fingernail-biting. Don't eat in the bathroom. Change your underpants every day. Don't scratch your butt. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

Good skin care: Concerns for your babies health trump the skin care. Avoid retinoids in the first trimester. A good skin care regiment is best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent seizures?

What can I do to prevent seizures?

Few tips: Take your seizure medication as directed, stop drinking alcohol, get enough sleep, minimize stress. If you know of any particular trigger, avoid it. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy during sex?

What can you do to prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy during sex?

Condoms: Condoms have been used for centuries and they still provide the best, albeit not 100 % protection from sexually transmitted infections and from pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for pregnancy & what can I do to increase my changes to get pregnant?

What should I do to prepare for pregnancy & what can I do to increase my changes to get pregnant?

Pregnancy : Ensure that you eat a balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle. You can also start taking prenatal multivitamins while trying to get pregnant. You can increase your chances of getting pregnant by having sexual relations on days that you're ovulating. There are different ways of predicting your ovulatory period. Consult your physician about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to help having the flu?

What can I do to help having the flu?

The Flu: How to help from having the flu? In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent oral cancer in my kids?

What can I do to prevent oral cancer in my kids?

Low risk in children: Children are at very low risk for oral cancer, however, habit developed while growing up will influence risk of oral cancer later in life. In general practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from tobacco and alcohol are good starters. Immunization against hpv virus should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Doctor please help me I want to abort my 6weeks of pregnancy. Can you suggest me of ways on how to abort it at home?

Doctor please help me I want to abort my 6weeks of pregnancy. Can you suggest me of ways on how to abort it at home?

Home Abortion: there is no safe way to self abort a pregnancy at home!!!!! Please seek competent medical care. I repeat this is not safe and can lead to your death. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more