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Fiberglass is some form of plastic that can be shaped. The casts from this material are lighter than the traditional plaster of Paris casts. Fiberglass is more durable and gives room for air...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2015 7:36 pm UTC

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Howard Dell, a former actor, sportsman and Olympian, was diagnosed with Wilson's Disease in 2006. He is a former professional football and basketball player, and is also a nationally ranked...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018 5:02 am UTC

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It is incumbent on the health care team to identify patient allergies. Actions on the part of the nurse would include the following: 1. Read the admission history and physical to seek and...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 7:40 am UTC

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There are many folk and natural healing claims made about vinegar. These include that vinegar reduces blood cholesterol levels and therefore your heart-disease risk. Also that apple cider vinegar...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

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The traditional view is that tapeworms are decidedly harmful as they can damage the intestinal wall. Further, when they multiply, they can produce malnutrition. In large numbers, they reduce the ph...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2011 8:37 am UTC

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You have not provided the complete question here. What are the symptoms of David and Susan that you are referring to and what was the analysis done by them. As you have mentioned lead glaze, it can...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2011 2:08 pm UTC

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The tendency to develop Type 1 Diabetes is inherited, and while it can be controlled with insulin injections and proper diet and exercise, at this time there is no cure. You might be born with...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2010 9:01 am UTC

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The function of this kind of joint is to connect two bones, but to do so in such a way that the bones (or at least the bone that is the "ball") will be able to move in any direction whatsoever. To...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2010 10:10 pm UTC

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Hello Alannah, Even though I haven't personally used Grow Taller 4 Idiots (I'm 5"11 and fine with that) I wanted to try to answer your question in the hopes that it will help you make a decision...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010 5:51 am UTC

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Pork is a good alternative to beef, because it is lean as well as low in fat (and lower in calories). It also has a number of important nutrients such as B6, B12, thiamine, and riboflavin. Pork...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 4:35 pm UTC

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I think that you will find many different answers to this question, and so sifting through them will be the most challenging part. I would say that one specific major event would be the passage of...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2011 10:51 am UTC

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There are many reasons why breast milk is superior to the use of formula for infant nutrition. Breast milk includes antibodies the mother has developed over the years of her life. Passing these on...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2011 5:37 am UTC

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You have a treatable and actually not that uncommon condition. There are many reasons why it happens. I am reading an article on it as we speak. It says that the condition is called Anaorgasmic...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2009 2:17 am UTC

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The following are the standard sections found in hospital medical charts. In any given chart, some of the sections may be absent, depending on the nature of the illness, circumstances, treatments,...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2011 9:17 am UTC

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Heartburn is due to reflux (backflow) of gastric acid and sometimes bile into the stomach. This can be temporary and of no significance if it is merely associated with overindulgence. If...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 6:21 am UTC

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Hemophilia is a disorder in the way the clotting factor VIII or IX is made by the body. The genes that control this process are found in the X-chromosome. Males have one X-chromosome and one...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2011 2:21 am UTC

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While not a doctor, I can give you a general answer for this. About 1/2 of blood is water, and the other half is "good goo." The water is important to carry the "good goo" around and help carry...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2011 9:31 am UTC

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Smoking tobacco is not illegal, and in a free society that which is not prohibited should be to individuals to decide how they would like to approach it. There are a number of things which are...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011 6:43 am UTC

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When I want my car fixed, I go to a mechanic. When I need a root canal, I go to the dentist. Nutritionists are not only the professionals in this area, with training and education in the field,...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2011 11:24 pm UTC

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Niemann Pick disease Type A is a disease that is acquired if both the alleles or copies of the gene that control the production of the enzyme acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) are mutated in a person....

Latest answer posted September 24, 2011 11:13 pm UTC

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Pimples on the scalp, or scalp acne, is called acne necrotica miliaris or scalp folliculitis, depending on the severity of the pimples. This happens when the area around the hair follicles become...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2010 8:06 pm UTC

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There are several ways in which people can protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases/infections or unwanted pregnancies. If a couple wants to lower the risk of pregnancy, several...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 3:59 pm UTC

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Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that changes state when conditions become unsuitable for its survival. It transforms into a dormant state called an endospore that can resist attack from...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2011 3:33 am UTC

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Heartburn is caused by the acids in the stomach flowing up the esophagus. The foods and liquids that are eaten pass through the esophagus into the stomach where further digestion takes place. The...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2011 10:53 pm UTC

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Consider how hormone therapy is used with some people, especially postmenopausal women, those who have had hysterectomies and men or women undergoing sex reassignment surgery, where hormones are...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2011 5:54 pm UTC

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Look at people who have access to every kind of health resource imaginable, gyms, great health insurance, organic food, everything because they work incredible hours and make tons of money. Are...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

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The sense of your question is that you wonder how much damage is done by ingesting 750 calories over and above your normal maintenance diet. By focusing on calories you are recognizing how...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011 6:44 am UTC

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Complications of acute pancreatitis can be very unpleasant. One problem is hyperglycaemia which is a high glucose (blood sugar) level. Then, the body can stop making insulin. Dangerous conditions...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2009 1:02 am UTC

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Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed early in life. It used to be called juvenile diabetes. In this type of diabetes the body does not produce insulin. Only 5-10% of people that have diabetes have...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010 9:49 am UTC

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T3 and T4 are two hormones which are created by the thyroid gland in response to the release of thyroid stimulating hormone, commonly known as TSH, from the pituitary. T3/T4 and TSH levels normally...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2011 11:30 pm UTC

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So, I enjoyed the prior response but wanted to add in a different view or perspective. A nurse is not only a nurse and for many reasons that is what sets us apart from the rest if the world. When...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2015 2:00 am UTC

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This must be something that is different between different cultures. Here in the US, we do not think of ginger in this way. Also, where I grew up in Micronesia, ginger was not used for healing....

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 7:55 am UTC

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There are several physical and social benefits of muscular fitness. I will name a few of them. First, muscular fitness is beneficial from a strength perspective. Muscles enable a person to perform...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011 3:11 am UTC

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Health for all children is an ideal, something we would find in a utopian society, which does not exist. It's a laudable goal, and a good one to have nonetheless, since it motivates us to strive...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2011 11:22 pm UTC

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To add to what number 4 said, one problem with plastic bottles is that people tend to keep them around until they finish drinking them. If you leave a bottle in your car and it heats up and you...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2011 1:56 am UTC

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Obesity is a condition, not a virus or disease, so any animal can be obese. The definition of this condition is when the animal is more than 20% over its ideal weight, which applies to humans and...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2010 4:00 am UTC

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I think the most common nutritional problem in adults is obesity which can lead to type 2 diabetes (among many other health issues). People with type 2 diabetes, unlike type 1, actually produce...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2011 3:45 am UTC

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Nasa polyps are small tissues growths that develop in the nasal passages and sinuses. They are more common in adults (especially if the adult has a history of asthma or chronic sinus infections)....

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 1:15 am UTC

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High protein diets carry a number of risks, especially to someone who is still growing. One serious risk is kidney damage. High protein consumption causes an increase in pressure in the glomeruli...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2011 6:47 am UTC

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When a substance converts from a liquid to a gas, it needs to absorb energy. This is called heat the heat of vaporization and for water it is 2.27 MJ/kg. This is a very amount of heat for any...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 3:44 am UTC

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There are several heavy metals that pose serious threats to the human body in heavy doses. Arsenic and chromium are a few of these. Ironically, many of these heavy metals that are dangerous in high...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2010 8:06 pm UTC

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Hypokalemia is a condition where the amount of potassium in a person's blood drops to dangerous levels. Though potassium levels fluctuate, a base level in the blood is needed to be healthy....

Latest answer posted January 5, 2010 6:25 am UTC

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It should be said that much of the green tea that is available in stores has a lot of sugar, usually in the form of high fructose corn syrup. If you have diabetes or diabetic symptoms, then you...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2011 3:31 pm UTC

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As a parent with an autistic daughter, I have been floored by the rise of autism. My child was born in 1997. It took me seven years to get an official diagonsis, even though, now, when you look at...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2011 8:07 am UTC

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Any type of bite and its treatment will depend on severity. If the bite is small, then soap and clean water might do the trick. If the bite is a bit more severe, then one might have to get stitches...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 4:26 pm UTC

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I don't think you can talk about "one" most important part. There are several things people have to do to stay healthy, and should do in order to keep health costs and doctor visits down. Eat a...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2010 6:35 pm UTC

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It concerns me that your status indicates you are in the 10th grade and asking an online forum for pregnancy advice. Please talk to your parents, guardians, school nurse or a doctor. Healthcare...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2010 8:27 pm UTC

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It seems deceptively easy, but is rather taxing. Lying in the regular position of a sit up, the critical difference is that arms are on the side and they will not be assisting you in the process....

Latest answer posted March 21, 2010 7:11 pm UTC

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Not necessarily. I have not seen any evidence or studies to suggest a specific link between respiratory issues of an infectious nature and cancer, but it is certainly possible. there is a lot...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2010 10:52 am UTC

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There are many approaches to smoking cessation. One approach is to go "cold turkey" and simply stop smoking. In "just quitting," a couple of elements emerge. There might be relapses, for if...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2011 2:58 am UTC

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