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Is anesthesiology a risky career since you are around all those chemicals?

Is anesthesiology a risky career since you are around all those chemicals?

No, it isn't: Today, we have scavenging systems in the or to make sure that anesthesiologists and others aren't exposed to anesthesia gases. Medications are drawn up in syringes, so there is no direct contact. Probably the biggest physical risk is from an accidental needle stick, which can expose any medical caregiver to HIV or hepatitis. But it's a wonderful, fascinating career, and i enjoy every day! ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

My children are 4 generations removed from fatal malignant hyperthermia reaction, should I get them medic alert bracelets?

I would not : I would only include it as pertinent hx if undergoing general anesthesia and again state 4 generations ago. I do not think the anesthesiologist would do anything different but be more vogilent and refresh their protocols. ...Read more

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What are good, easy workouts for older individuals, pregnant women, or injured athletes?

What are good, easy workouts for older individuals, pregnant women, or injured athletes?

Walking, bike, swim: In general, I’d recommend an aerobic activity such as walking, cycling, or swimming. You can self adjust the intensity and stop when fatigued. You also should do some light weights for arms and legs which help regarding osteoporosis. Also, some gentle stretching is helpful especially after doing some aerobic exercises to prevent the muscles from tightening up. ...Read more

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Do all advanced cancer patients have a period where they are bed bound before dying ?

Do all advanced cancer patients have a period where they are bed bound before dying ?

No: Because cancer can have many effects from the organ involved, to the sites of metastasis, to the immune systems there are a variety of things that can cause the patient's demise. In addition the treatments themselves sometimes have death as a complication. ...Read more

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I have done laser lipo 3 times and just found out i'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. What are the dangers to the fetus? I'm very nervous.

I have done laser lipo 3 times and just found out i'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. What are the dangers to the fetus? I'm very nervous.

Depends: The laser itself or lipo is not likely to be an issue. If you recieved versed through the IV that would be more of a concern. However the human body is very forgiving. You may benefit from a level 2 ultrasound later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are good prescription sedatives that are not benzos and are safe for patient 16 years of age?

What are good prescription sedatives that are not benzos and are safe for patient 16 years of age?

Good question: I can't answer this however if you are only 16 years old . sorry. It's worth a Google though. The best med depends on the underlying condition and varies from person to person. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant, is it ok to get braces? The braces I am planning to get are called fastbraces... There are different from traditional.

16 weeks pregnant, is it ok to get braces? The braces I am planning to get are called fastbraces... There are different from traditional.

It can be fine but..: Pregnant women can receive orthodontic treatment. However, one should be aware of some possible issues that need to be considered. First, there is a tendency for the gums to become inflamed due to hormonal changes. Second, oral hygiene sometimes suffers for a number or reasons. It can be done although brushing and flossing properly as well as diet is essential! perhaps better 2 wait? ...Read more

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Are multiple bone cysts common in hemophilia and is chemical/radioactive synovectomy the answer or they must be taken out through a surgery?

Are multiple bone cysts common in hemophilia and is chemical/radioactive synovectomy the answer or they must be taken out through a surgery?

Not rare: Bone cysts-or "pseudo tumors" are not unusual in hemophilia and depending on location and size may be observed or treated. Treatment is not easy or without potential complications. Seek an experienced specialist. ...Read more

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Is it true that the sex workers from amsterdam redlight are more sexually safe than the ones in other countries?Do they have to test for STD regullary

Is it true that the sex workers from amsterdam redlight are more sexually safe than the ones in other countries?Do they have to test for STD regullary

Yes: But remember that although they may be tested more regularly you have no idea what they may have acquired 15 minutes before your contact with them. Stay protected always. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant with twins. They are in the same placenta but have seperate amnions. Are these called mono-mono twins? Are the risks higher?

My wife is pregnant with twins.  They are in the same placenta but have seperate amnions.  Are these called mono-mono twins?  Are the risks higher?

Mono di: You babies are mono chorionic, share placenta, but di amniotic different sacs. Risks are somewhat higher than di, di twins but not as high as babies in the same sac who can get tangled in each others cord. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the most thinnest, light weight dentures available?

Doctors, what are the most thinnest, light weight dentures available?

What u really need: What you want is a denture that looks good, fits well, and is the most comfortable. Better than dentures are implant retained teeth which are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Thin, lightweight dentures may be that but probably won't make you comfortable and happy. My advice- consult with a prosthodontist for your treatment options along with your concerns and desires. ...Read more

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Are premonitory dreams a real entity? How are they treated since they tend to be violent and negative. Is seroquel (quetiapine) ever used?

Are premonitory dreams a real entity?  How are they treated since  they tend to be violent and negative. Is seroquel (quetiapine) ever used?

Premonitory dreams: These were described in Freud's case 'The Rat Man' , which he described as fulfilling an unconscious wish. If such dreams are disturbing to the dreamer, a low dose of Seroquel (quetiapine) 25mg. may help. ...Read more

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Dr's.(gyn)s' what foods are anti-estrogenic , at the same time they can give me blood (iron) in preparation for fibroid myomectomy surgery?

Dr's.(gyn)s' what foods are anti-estrogenic , at the same time  they can give me blood (iron) in preparation for fibroid myomectomy surgery?

SBGA: To make lots of red blood cells you need large quantities of chlorophyll as well as iron. My favorite for both which is also lacking in estrogen is super blue green algae (sbga); product is Alpha sun from www.Simplexityhealth.Com/docsalgae the chlorophyll molecule and hemoglobin molecule are exactly the same except for the atom in the center. Take 4 caps three times a day for best results. ...Read more

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How long is the REAL incubation period, and are we safe from people that are negative when they board a plane?

How long is the REAL incubation period, and are we safe from people that are negative when they board a plane?

Ebola Virus: Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. A person will not transmit disease if they are asymptomatic and don't have a fever. If a person were on a lengthy flight or multiple flights- theoretically the person could evolve from incubation to active disease. This is why many international airports have instituted medical screening upon entry into the country. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks 4 days pregnant and not sure who the father is. One i was with 10-26 the other 11-3. My hormones are strongwho is the more likely father?

I'm 5 weeks 4 days pregnant and not sure who the father is. One i was with 10-26 the other 11-3. My hormones are strongwho is the more likely father?

Can't tell: Oct 26 and nov 3 are too close together. One should keep the men 2-3 weeks apart in order to be able to predict who the father is, because the weeks of pregnancy, the differences in each man's sperm, the survival time of sperm in a woman, the ovulation day, and the conception day, are all estimates. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibroid tumors, a common diagnosis in fertile women over 40, are also called..because they are derived from?

What to do if I have fibroid tumors, a common diagnosis in fertile women over 40, are also called..because they are derived from?

Leiomyomas: Uterine fibroids are growths of the smooth muscle wall of the uterus that can at times reach enormous sized producing symptoms secondary to bleeding or bulk size. At times they undergo malignant degeneration and result in a lesion, the leiomyosarcoma. One can embolize the blood supply to the bulky lesion or perform hysterectomy ...Read more

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6weeks pregnancy, 3sacs on u/s, only one has pulse, are the other 2 going to continue?

6weeks pregnancy, 3sacs on u/s, only one has pulse, are the other 2 going to continue?

Hard to say: Six weeks is the earliest we expect to see cardiac activity by ultrasound. Things change so fast in those first few weeks. I would repeat the U/S in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

no: Your children are likely to be shorter than average but taller than you - there is a tendency to move towards the average over generations. This is called "regression to the mean". (no guarantees though!) be sure your baby has good nutrition! the best way is for you to have good nutrition and breast feed. ...Read more

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Are hospitalists under pressure to release patients prematurely before they are ready?

Are hospitalists under pressure to release patients prematurely before they are ready?

Medical care 1st.: While Hospitalists tend to emphasize efficient medical care with respect to appropriate test utilization and length of stay, appropriate and accurate and complete medical care should always come first. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more