9 of 10 persons who have pre-diabetes are not aware it is causing damage. Thus, the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association are calling on [physicians to increase] screening efforts and raise awareness about the risk factors for developing a full onset of the disease.” Congressional Quarterly (3/13/2015, Zanona, Subscription Publication)
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The use of a bulb syringe at home may help relieve earwax blockage more effectively than a professional ear irrigation procedure. 240 adults in the U.K. got either ear drops and a bulb syringe to use at home or ear drops and then irrigation by a clinic nurse. Patients were reassessed after 2 weeks, and those with persistent blockage had their ears irrigated professionally.
Flu or Common Cold? JB wites: "I am really feeling sick and my temp is 100o even with two ibuprofen. Can you call in a script for Z pack and some cough medicine with codeine?" On Jan 16, 2011, at 7:39 AM Response: It's only because I care that I won't treat you without a proper examination by a qualified health care practitioner any more than I do my wife or grandkids (unless I have to).
Tic disorders may respond to intense behavioral therapy--E.G., comprehensive behavioral therapy for tics (CBIT). Dr. Piacentini said It "is not to eliminate tics, but [rather] to teach kids how to manage the urge to tic so they don't have to tic as often or intensely."
Neuroimaging is performed too often, meaning without benefit, in children and adolescents with recurrent headaches; these are rarely because of serious intracranial pathology. "We suggest that a careful history and a comprehensive neurological examination will identify most patients with serious underlying brain abnormalities.An abnormal neurologic examination is the strongest predictive factor for serious intracranial lesions.Free Tags:
Yup, Zinc does seem to work. When administered within a day of the symptoms of a URI, it seems to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold in otherwise healthy people. When supplemented for at least five months, it reduces cold incidence, school absenteeism and prescription of antibiotics in children. There is potential for zinc lozenges to produce side effects.