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Doctor insights on: What Channel Is The Pregnancy Pact On On Direct Tv

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Is it bad to put your phone on the top of your lap if it is not on flight mode?

No: As long as you're not flying, then no, it's not bad in any way. If you are flying, well that would change things and could very well upset your flight attendant. ...Read more

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So if I ovalated on the 26 sex on the 2&3 period supposed to be here on the 15 is there any chance I'm pregnant???

So if I ovalated on the 26 sex on the 2&3 period supposed to be here on the 15 is there any chance I'm pregnant???

Recurrent Question: On healthtap about possibility of pregnancy that we have answered many times. Basically if you are ovulating and sperm has any possibility of entering your vagina you could be pregnant. Testing either with a home urine test or a test in the doctors office either urine or serum is the only way to know. ...Read more

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Why is it that doctors don't focus on prevention via exercise and nutrition, rather the focus is on just prescribing meds?

Why is it that doctors don't focus on prevention via exercise and nutrition, rather the focus is on just prescribing meds?

Lifestyle Change: Patients often claim they want diet and exercise advice, but do not follow it. It is easier for both doctors and patients to use pills. However, the advice can be simple for both: to stay fit, eat no carbohydrate before noon and walk 6 miles or run 3 miles every week. If overweight, try vegetarianism. Here is a simple exercise routine: http://youtu.Be/xuhyfx5l0pg. ...Read more

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Does the DNA/RNA store antigen/antibody information? or is this only on the outside of the cell (exterior)?

Does the DNA/RNA store antigen/antibody information? or is this only on the outside of the cell (exterior)?

Great Question!: This is a big topic in the immunology field! Antigens tend to be stored in the DNA, but Antibodies are the product of many interactions between DNA, RNA and Proteins that we don't fully undestand. If you are realy intrested in this topic, start your studies in Molecular Biology and go from there!! ...Read more

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What is the medication if the pill is white, small and has a v on one side and the numbers 50 and 93 on the other side with a scored line in the cente?

What is the medication if the pill is white, small and has a v on one side and the numbers 50 and 93 on the other side with a scored line in the cente?

Prednisone: If you go to www.Drugs.Com, you can identify pills that are unknown. This one is Prednisone 10mg, a prescription corticosteroid. I hope this is your own prescription medication, and you've just found it and forgotten what it is. Please don't take pills that are unknown to you! ...Read more

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What is the impact of lupus (dle) on pregnancy?

What is the impact of lupus (dle) on pregnancy?

Lupus and pregnancy: Lupus can be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. It can effect placental perfusion resulting in intrauterine growth restriction and premature labor. Also associated with an increase in pre-eclampsia. In some patients there lupus condition can deteriorate in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If the patient is on a ventilation machine, can the hospital pull the plug without the family/friends consent?

If the patient is on a ventilation machine, can the hospital pull the plug without the family/friends consent?

Depends: If the patient has given an "advanced directive" the hosptial and physicians are obligated to adhere to the patients wishes even if this is against the wishes of the family or friends. ...Read more

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Is reading on my iphone bad for my eyes? I'm always reading books on my iphone because the books are cheaper on ibook which is an app on the iphone.

Is reading on my iphone bad for my eyes?  I'm always reading books on my iphone because the books are cheaper on ibook which is an app on the iphone.

Not harmful: Reading extended text on an iphone can be tiring but is not harmful. You can scan text and increase reading efficiency on a larger format like a kindle or an actual book. Iphone text is best for short communications and quick messages. ...Read more

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I read on the web that spending a lot of time on the computer cause myopia, is this true?

I read on the web that spending a lot of time on the computer cause myopia, is this true?

Your age?: I will disagree and state that ones' environment, and that includes excessive close work as with computer use, can accelerate the development of myopia in those under ten years of age, much more common is eye fatigue caused by prolonged computer use. ...Read more

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Does sexual activity widen the window period? Would it change the outcome when testing based on a specific event that is of worry?

Does sexual activity widen the window period? Would it change the outcome when testing based on a specific event that is of worry?

Rethinking Wording?: Your questions, quite frankly are getting more and more incomprehensible. Sex alone changes nothing about an HIV test. Sex that exposes you to HIV is a new exposure and thus a new testing window has to start. But, sexual activity without exposure to hvi does not in any way change the HIV exposure testing window. ...Read more

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What is the difference between direct contract and in network with regard to medical insurance. Which is easier on the wallet when payment time comes?

What is the difference between direct contract and in network with regard to medical insurance. Which is easier on the wallet when payment time comes?

A ? for insurer!: You need to ask the insurance company(s) - do ask as directly as possible. They'll have the information that no one else does. Doctors rarely , if ever, know that sort of detail as specifically as the folk using it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is your take on the drug ospena?

What is your take on the drug ospena?

If you mean: The antihistamine drug, like Allegra (fexofenadine) and such , they are ok with fewer side effects , just follow directions on the box .. ...Read more

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What are the risks of operating on a anerisium in the belly? They told me it is''4'' with plaque?

What are the risks of operating on a anerisium in the belly? They told me it is''4'' with plaque?

If : If we are talking about surgical intervention for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, then the risks of surgery to repair the aneurysm are as follows: risk of rupture during the procedure infection blood loss pneumonia heart attack stroke reaction to anesthesia death from any of the above it is also important to note that the risks increase with age and the presence of other medical conditions(heart disease, lung disease, diabetes) depending on the type of surgery(open or endovascular) that will be done, the risks could vary. Please make sure that the surgeon explains to you all the risks involved, and any other questions you have about the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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