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Telling people not to look information up themselves is indeed very strange. Especially a recently diagnosed patient has lots of questions and won't be able to ask all of them at their appointments (questions coming up between appointments, questions from relatives and friends they want to answer, forgetting to ask things, etc.). However, searching for ...


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I agree with @YviDe. There are other possible reasons not mentioned, however. On the internet, which is not tailored to individuals, there is no way to tell which category of a particular illness you fall into. People can read about the worst case scenario and not know how likely or unlikely it is to apply to them. No one wants a patient with cancer to ...


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TeachMeAnatomy Containing over 700 vibrant, full-colour images, TeachMeAnatomy is a comprehensive anatomy encyclopedia presented in a visually-appealing, easy-to-read format. Created by a team of doctors and medical students, each topic combines anatomical knowledge with high-yield clinical pearls, seamlessly bridging the gap between scholarly ...


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Educate yourself! That means reading up. From reliable sources. Most of the information on the internet is mere statements on sites that present health relevant info as easy and simple. But in reality most often answers to your question are not so easy and not so simple. While certain companies and sometimes even mother nature might not subscribe to the ...


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There's no need to worry. Getting pregnant isn't that easy.1 It's unlikely that sperm survive for 2 hours. On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has dried. In water, such as a warm bath or hot tub, they'll likely live longer because they thrive in warm, wet places. But the odds that sperm in a tub of water ...


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Diabetes does cause kidney problems, and is the leading cause of end stage renal disease in industrialized world (see Cecil Medicine, Chapter 126, Diabetes and The Kidney). Though neither fully prevents the development of kidney problems entirely, tight glucose control together with blood pressure control with an ACE-inhibitor or ARB slow the progression of ...


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Each state should have their own licensing board, that may or may not have a search function to verify a licensure. As an experiment, I went to the Texas website and entered the name of a nurse practitioner that I gathered off of the internet, and it came back with a verification of their initial licensure, how long it was good for, and the recognized level ...


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Gray's Anatomy - an old but complete online book with detailed text and pictures. Get Body Smart - by organic systems, at a glance Inner Body - on hover interactive images, with text KenHub - 50 videos AnatomyZone - ~200 videos, including basic terminology


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A better comparison than "beard vs toilet" may be "face with beard vs face without beard." This is actually a reasonable concern in the context of healthcare, where healthcare staff can be a vector for disease and where vulnerable people are numerous. If facial hair is a reservoir for disease, it might be reasonable to recommend that healthcare staff remain ...


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The following are the recommendations from the Joslin Center for preserving renal function in diabetes mellitus Tight control of blood glucose levels (A1C less than 7 percent) Tight control of blood pressure: aim for lower than 130/80 Control of lipids: LDL (“bad”) cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dl, HDL (“good”) cholesterol should be ...


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According to this article 20 Healthy Flours from Lowest to Highest Carbohydrates, whole grain or "flour from nut and plant sources that are low in carbohydrates". The whole grain helps to lower the glycemic index (GI), meaning that sugars are released more slowly. Whereas the non grain flours have are lower in carbohydrate, meaning less will be converted ...


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The consensus view is given here. So, the views of James O'Keefe are not widely accepted in the medical community. Suppose, however, that the adverse effects of strenuous long endurance exercise he argues for, will be rigorously established. Even then, there is still an issue with the diet as a confounding variable. According to O'Keefe, the U-shaped curve ...


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This "rumor" is initially mostly based on a humor. According to humorism your four juices might be out of balance or gone bad and that might prescribe a course of the ancient practice of bloodletting to restore that balance, giving you a cure for almost anything. Since modern medicine largely abandoned humorism as a theoretical framework this line of ...


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There are studies which support the idea that WiFi frequencies (and others) affect sperm and fertility, and there are studies which say the opposite.Studies in support of the theory The Singaporean Men's Health Website linked to in your question talked about a study published in Fertility and Sterility found that electromagnetic frequencies – such as those ...


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I have found no credible source that would mention "maximum recommended daily amount of full fat milk." MedlinePlus: The US Department of Agriculture recommends the following daily amounts of dairy for children and teens: Two through 3 years old: 2 cups (480 milliliters) Four through 8 years old: 2½ cups (600 milliliters) Nine through 18 ...


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Do US students take USMLE exams of the same content like IMG (foreign) doctors? Yes, they do. Is it true that American students take USMLE separated in subjects not a as a whole set of 300 questions on all topics? It is false. It's the same. USMLE Step 1 : single-day, composed of seven 40-question sections with a maximum 280 multiple-choice questions ...


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In Fulminant Hepatitis Associated with Hepatitis A Virus Superinfection in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C, out of 17 patients with chronic hepatitis C infection who also got infected with hepatitis A, 6 died, so about one third. In an Italian population based study, 77 patients with chronic hepatitis C (52 with hepatitis C, 25 with hepatitis C and ...


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Because of the sheer number of scams and misinformation. A few quick searches will turn up tons of "natural" or "alternative" medicine that doesn't work (in fact, a lot of these scam sites manipulate search rankings to show up on the first few pages). In the context of cancer, these are dangerous for 2 reasons: "Natural treatments", "alternatives", and "...


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I've spent a few hours going through the Johns Hopkins short course entitled "Introduction to the Biology of Cancer" and which covers almost exactly what I was looking for: major types of cancer (lung, stomach, colon, liver, breast and prostate, but curiously not skin cancer), known causes (spoiler: don't smoke), genetic bases, metastatic process, treatment ...


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That's awesome you'd like to learn about exercise science! Honestly where I'd recommend starting is getting a membership to a local gym and if you have a family, friend or co-worker that could act as your workout buddy that would be ideal. Along with the actual doing -- to slowly start I'd recommend subscribing to a magazine or two (Men's Health, Muscle ...


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I'm a physical therapist and do yoga in my free-time. So I'll provide some of the information I have. Pranayama exercises and active/passive techniques that are used in physical therapy to treat asthma are very similar. You cannot cure asthma with any of those two methods, but it can lead to bettering of the symptoms and it gets easier to deal with ...


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Maca <--- Really healthy in general also. Horny Goat's Weed <--- Haven't tried it myself. I think generally you're looking for herb-aphrodisiacs. Try a google search and I'm sure you'll find lots of resources. That said, improving nutrition in general is key to most health-issues I believe. Avoid refined carbs (sugars), eat more fiber, if you live ...


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People are more complicated than machines. First, imagine a condition like "high blood pressure" or "underactive thyroid." It's not just a case of measuring one number about you and comparing it to one "correct" number. There is a normal range for healthy people. Imagine some measurement that for normal people is between 10 and 12. Imagine that you genuinely ...


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I am so sorry you are not getting answers. It is very frustrating to seek help and find no relief and no explanation. Where I live, about an hour from me, is a doctor that is rather unusual but specialized in differential diagnosis. She works in a large compound of her own in the middle of nowhere and all she does is diagnose & then recommend your ...


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Here's the definition of health according to WHO: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As you can see, there are a lot of components to this term, of which some, like absence of disease, can be objectively assessed in a uniform manner, while others may have criteria that ...


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Sensitivity refers to the level at which the ventilator will trigger a breath. CPAP provides, as the name implies, continuous pressure. This is known as PEEP. PEEP is the background pressure that the ventilator always tries to maintain, whether a patient is breathing in or out. When a patient tries to breathe, they suck in air, lowering the pressure to ...


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Long story short : The current setup in North America and elsewhere is due to historical reasons, and continues to this day due to difference in the training of Dentists and all other MDs. Dentistry used to be considered as a completely separate, non-medical profession. This is still apparent in the way dental and medical insurance are considered ...


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The point of the sugar pills is to induce a withdrawal bleed, but that may not be necessary. Efficiency is not affected. Do I have to bleed every month? There is no evidence that shows women need monthly withdrawal bleeding, and no health problems are linked to skipping or eliminating bleeding. Studies have found that using the pill continuously for ...


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Yes, there are many studies, too numerous to list. I'm unsure of what is meant by "long term use", since the drug is relatively new. For ethical reasons, it is required that every author state if there is a potential conflict of interest (e.g. the study was funded by the manufacturer.) Just look at the beginning or the end of the paper, where it lists if ...


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Drinking one bear is actually not bad. It is called moderate drinking and in a nutshell, it is defined as consuming one drink a day for women and two for men. However, if you don’t drink now, you should not start drinking for health. A healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition and exercise, offers more benefits than moderate drinking. Another important ...


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