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Doctor insights on: What Is A Dystonic Storm

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What is a dystonic storm?

Absolutely no fun: www.dystonia.org.uk/.../symptoms/dystonic-storms dystonic storms are episodes of a rare condition called status dystonicus where people develop frequent and intense episodes of severe generalised dystonia. ...Read more

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Should I let my children watch tv views of intense storm damage of our city?

Should I let my children watch tv views of intense storm damage of our city?

Purpose?: How old are your children? If the images are disturbing to an adult and frightening, imagine what a child might infer. As parents we must feel our children feel safe no matter what the circumstance. What ever you decide to do, try to imagine how it will impact your children. Remember kids do not interpret things as we adults do. ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with snow, ice, and winter storms.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with snow, ice, and winter storms.

Dont drive on Ice: You can loose complete control when driving on ice - it has happened to me a couple of times. With snow best to have all wheel vehicle, but if snow a foot high need 4-wheel vehicle. Driving in winter storms is not for the faint of heart, I will not do it unless in an emergency. Time to call in sick. . ...Read more

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What's a cytokine storm?

What's a cytokine storm?

An immune reaction.: A cytokin storm is an immune reaction that can cause fever, fatigue, nausea, redness and in some cases can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why is golfing during a storm dangerous?

Why is golfing during a storm dangerous?

Storm warning: If you are golfing during a storm be prepared to be struck by lightning. Obviously not a good idea. Seek shelter. ...Read more

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How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

Comfort & presence: A 7-year old is getting curious about the world beyond home and family, and yet needs your comfort and care. Has someone in the family died, in a storm? Letting the child ask questions about storms and death is important, maybe playing it out with action figures, or drawing. Kids that age remember these losses -- including pets. Important for child to know you're securely there with him/her. ...Read more

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What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

What happened to health of desert storm soldiers longterm?

Still unknown fully: Many who served in the gulf war have had difficulties due to stress related issues, as well as physical symptoms, which appear to have been multi-determined. Suspected irritants include the fires in kuwait, with resultant fumes, innoculations and other possible chemical contaminants which may impair health. ...Read more

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What good is a school desk as protection during a storm? Am I safer in hallway?

Talk to your teacher: Your school probably has a plan in place. Suggest the hallway as an alternative. It sounds like a good idea. They'll tell you why they can't use it if they can't. ...Read more