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What do you know about mrsa? How much should average people worry?

What do you know about mrsa? How much should average people worry?

MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. You can pick up MRSA almost anywhere. ...Read more

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What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?

How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are a hypochondriac? I worry about my health a lot.

How do you know if you are a hypochondriac?  I worry about my health  a lot.

Preoccupation: If your worry is getting in the way of your life you need to wonder if it might be excessive. All of us deal with uncertainty (i might have cancer now) all the time, but for some of us that worry gets in the way of having a life. So that you might as well be sick. In fact some people with hypochondriasis report they actually feel relief when they discover an illness (usually unrelated). ...Read more

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How quickly do you worry about infertility?

How quickly do you worry about infertility?

Infertility: If you are over 35 and not pregnant within 6 months --- see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need to worry about this cough?

How do I know if i need to worry about this cough?

Worrisome coughs: See your doc if: cough is progressively getting worse coughing up blood cough with fever cough with wheezing and or chest tightness coughing longer than 6 weeks coughing so hard you vomit. ...Read more

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Why do doctors need to know about how much we smoke and drink?

Nosey docs: Obviously not because they are nosey... Since both account for probably a good bit of the eventual diseases people will develop it helps docs advise and counsel, monitor health risks, for diagnosis, detection of addiction and hopefully treatment for those who need or want it. It also helps misdiagnosis and treatment errors since both impact on metabolism or lab results.... Really, you know : ). ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know how I'm going to live at this height forever. what other options are there to grow?

What to do if I do not know how I'm going to live at this height forever. what other options are there to grow?

Accept Yourself.: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller ...Read more

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What do I need to know about donating plasma & how much can I make?

What do I need to know about donating plasma & how much can I make?

Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about urticaria?

How much should I worry about urticaria?

Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have questions about working out..?

What to do if I have questions about working out..?

You can ask them: And maybe someone will have an answer...the site is geared for medical/health info so if that's what you need answered this would be appropriate place, if it is more technique oriented i would suggest you google... ...Read more

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What do you do when you know more about your disease (sle) than most doctors you've seen?

What do you do when you know more about your disease (sle) than most doctors you've seen?

Be proud: It is common today for a patient with a chronic disease, especially one as difficult and cruel as lupus, to know more about it than the vast majority of physicians. The era of physician as all-knowing expert has given way to that of guide and partner in managing your illness. In turn, you can share your knowledge and experience with others on the many lupus blogs and support groups. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

Get evaluated: Amenorrhea is not normal, can cause osteoporosis and affect your well being, besides afecting fertility.. First, a pregnancy test should be done and then other tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alopecia?

How much should I worry about alopecia?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been taking baclofen for about 7 weeks . So far nothing.. Does anybody know how long it takes to work?

What to do if I have been taking baclofen for about 7 weeks . So far nothing.. Does anybody know how long it takes to work?

Depends: But should be seeing something by now. May need dosage adjustment, change in medication or other treatment. If you haven't improved yet, time to return to doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about being confused?

How much should I worry about being confused?

Very much: Altered mental status could be secondary to many reasons some of them are self limited and transient and some of them are sever and permenant. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How do you know if dry cough is something to worry about?

How do you know if dry cough is something to worry about?

7 to10 days: Most of viral inf. Wilol cause selflimiting dry cough in a few days.Persistent cough can be secondary to serious illness or allergies or asthma. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about anemia?

How much should I worry about anemia?

Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm still shorter even for a shorter stature of a filipino. What to do if i'm sad about this. What do you think should I do?

What to do if i'm still shorter even for a shorter stature of a filipino. What to do if i'm sad about this. What do you think should I do?

At age 38 years old: you won't grow any taller. What do I think you should do about it? Stop wasting energy being sad about something that you can't change. Celebrate the things that are good about you - learn to accept your height. Be well. ...Read more

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What do you guys think about long toes?

What do you guys think about long toes?

Depends: Long toes are usually not an issue unless there is associated pain or shoewear problems. If long, slender fingers are also seen, sometimes connective tissue diseases can be present. In his case, an evaluation by a healthcare professional may be in order. ...Read more

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How do you know if your kid is normal?

How do you know if your kid is normal?

What is normal?: Normal is a very relative term. Everyone probably has different definitions. Are there certain behaviors that you suspect is abnormal? Perhaps we can comment on those. ...Read more