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How does getting up and moving help me recover from surgery?

I've just had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal, done as day surgery. I was released about 3 hours after the surgery started. The sheet of paper they sent me home with stresses the importance of ...
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Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

I have an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, which was confirmed by an MRI (it my be partial or complete; I was not told which.) My question: is surgery the only way to treat ACL tears? Is ...
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How long should I stay isolated after I recover from COVID-19?

If a person gets COVID-19 and (hopefully) recovers at home without being hospitalized, how long should that person stay isolated before they can return to social interaction?
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

In august 2016 i managed to fall off my bicycle and broke my femur bone (right greater trochanter). It was an accident and nobody else was involved. Urgent surgery followed approx. 12 hours after the ...
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Is there a way to stimulate taste buds after stroke?

After a stroke late last year, my 87 year-old grandfather hasn't been doing so hot. After being discharged from the hospital's rehab center, he has been in our care for over two months. Keeping food ...
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How does resting influence the recovery time of a common cold?

It seems to be self-evident: If I have a cold, I stay at home, snug under my bed cover, drink a lot of tea and either sleep and let myself be distracted by a book or a movie, until I don’t feel weak ...
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Why are government decisions being led by the number of COVID CASES (as opposed to actual deaths)? [closed]

Since the early days of COVID-19, when very little information was available regarding this new virus, we now have an abundance of data. Data such as: Cases recorded, per nation, per time period ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I get cured by myself?

Suppose I get infected by COVID-19. I am a healthy person but with weight issues, according to the standard weight tables. Can my immune system cure me by itself? That is, without the need of ...
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recovery expectations/timeline for ankle-joint osteosynthesis removal

A 70 year relative complains on occasional pain due to osteosynthesis titanium remaining in a leg, also she fears potential complication if her diabetes starts to progress. Does it make sense to ...
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How the brain would recover by itself?

After reading this story about Terry Wallis and how his brain worked to self recovery, what are the medical/scientific conclusions and theories that we can collect from his medical status and what we ...
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How long does it take to recover from a biopsy of a tendon?

I wonder how long it takes to recover from a biopsy of a tendon. E.g. Zheng, Ming Hao, Paul Anderson, and Jerome Waddell. Orthocell's Ortho-ATI: Tendon Regeneration. Vol. 1. Jerome Waddell, 2014., ...
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Likelihood of death from coronavirus after being admitted

Ive looked extensively but in amongst all the stats available, I cant find the proportion of people who are admitted to hospital with coronavirus but then go on to recover - any help much appreciated!
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Does staying at home expedites recovery from infections?

Where I am from it is a common belief that staying at home leads to shorter recovery times from common infections (such as cold). Is that a valid belief? I know there are other reasons why it may be ...
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Is it safe to swim during the healing period of a nipple piercing?

I am a male and I am considering to get one of my nipples pierced. I swim regularly (4-5 times a week) in a swimming pool and I was wondering if there is any problem with swimming during the healing ...
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Is there a convention about how it is best for humans to take 5-HTP?

5-HTP is an amino acid derivative from tryptophan acting as the direct precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) and hence of melatonin in mammals. It is found in different foods in ...
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Is it true that broken bone will never recover/restore its previous strength?

Is it true that broken bone will never return to its former state and regain its previous strength. I don't mean that it will be overly weak and fragile. Is the statement that a healed bone has a ...
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Why recovered patients develop lung disease due Covid-19?

In this link https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-recovered-patients-have-partially-reduced-lung-function/a-52859671 we can see Now researchers in Hong Kong have said that recovered coronavirus patients ...
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To what extent does the anatomic location of a tendon injury impact the recovery time?

{1} mentions: The healing potential of a torn or pathologic tendon varies depending on anatomic location (e.g., Achilles vs. rotator cuff) and local environment (e.g., intrasynovial vs. ...
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What steps should a person take to heal one's body after pulling an all-nighter?

Regardless of cause (crying baby, hospital emergency, procrastination, insomnia), what steps should be taken to return to their original sleep? Maybe they should try to sleep as soon as possible or ...
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Have there been any medically verified records of individuals with parts of their bodies paralyzed for years that eventually got healed?

The title pretty much says it all and should be enough, but I'm honestly asking the question motivated by an alleged case of healing that went viral in 2010. The description of the case is presented ...
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Pedestrian Car Collision - book research

I am writing a book in which my protagonist is hit by a car in a foreign country. Her injuries need to prevent her from traveling home for 4 to 6 weeks. And be in need of a person to care for her ...