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What Does Pace Stand For
Venereal disease: "vd" stands for "venereal disease, " derived from venus, the goddess of love. It's the term i grew up with, but it's been replaced by std, or "sexually transmitted disease" because the more colorful medical terms of the past are being replaced by terms that are boring but more politically correct. Stds are very common...How common depends on which std you're asking about, location, and population. ...Read more
How can I run for miles? I heard of the run walk program but does it really work well enough to make me run at a reasonable pace for miles?
How does cbt work exactly? What does the psychiatrist do, and what does the patient have to do? Is it like reprogramming your brain?
Helps to reframe : Cbt helps by both reframing your thoughts as well as providing behavioral techniques to help with depression and/or anxiety. Check out "the feeling good book" by david burns, $5 kindle version $7 print version on amazon, which is written for patients and based on cbt techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for ibuprofen 800mg to start working, instantly? is it normal to feel relief right away?
Magnetic Resonance : Magnetic resonance imagining. Basically an MRI puts your body in a magnetic field which causes electrons and protons to allign in certain ways and special sensors and lots of computer power create a picture of whatever is being scanned. Neat huh? No x-rays are involved with an mri. ...Read more
Bed rest: Bed rest simply means that the only thing you do is stay in bed. Sometimes your provider will allow you to get up and go to the bathroom, but sometimes not. The order for bed rest is given when a persons medical condition is likely to worsen by being up and around. We try not to do bed rest very often, but it is a necessary part of some patients care. This is most common in obstetrics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole person health: Holistic health practitioners deal not only with diseases and symptoms but with the health of the whole person. Many traditional medical systems (chinese medicine, ayurveda) look at the entire picture - not only the physical body, but the mind and the spirit - and seek to address the problem at its root, rather than use a temporary measure to mask the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers