Archive for May, 2009

 

CHILD’S HEALTH/SKIN DISORDERS: ECZEMA PREVENTION

May 21st, 2009

When to see your doctor • if you suspect that this is the first episode of eczema in your child; • if the rash is weeping or bleeding; • there is no significant improvement after a few days, despite the measures you usually take for your child’s eczema; • if your child is having trouble [...]

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YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH CARE: WATER SAFETY AND, SPORT AND SPORTING INJURIES

May 19th, 2009

WATER SAFETY Drowning is almost always preventable. Always supervise your toddler or young child around water. There is no such thing as ‘drownproofing’ a young child. By all means, take your child swimming with you to get him used to water — most children can begin swimming lessons at preschool or early school age — [...]

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YOUR MARITAL HEALTH/FINDING OUT WHO’S THE MATTER WITH US: HOT SEXUALPROBLEMS – SHORTENING OF REFRACTORY PERIOD

May 18th, 2009

SHORTENING OF REFRACTORY PERIOD: I think I could go again and again. We don’t, but I can have sex and then go into the bathroom and masturbate and then come back and have sex. I just stop because we stop. I can get ready in a matter of a few minutes, no, seconds. I could [...]

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THE DESEXUALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN MARRIAGE/A SEXUAL-SYSTEM EXAM: THE SEXUAL “CONNECTION”

May 18th, 2009

We just don’t connect. When I say up, she says down. If I’m horny, she’s not, and if she is, I’m not. She says it’s because of my “period.” She says I have worse periods than she does. DISCONNECTION: SENSE OF HUMOR, TRAGEDY, VALUES IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT HUSBAND CONNECTION: SENSE OF HUMOR, TRAGEDY, FAIRNESS, VALUES [...]

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PSORIASIS – TREATMENT

May 15th, 2009

It is hereditary and tends to run in families. It may be brought on, or made worse, by emotional factors, by injury or by infection. It may be mild or severe, be localised to one or two areas or generalised and affect the whole body. It may be stable and chronic or it may be [...]

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NIGHT CRAMPS

May 15th, 2009

Many people suffer in bed at night from painful cramps, usually involving the calf muscles or the small muscles in the sole of the foot. These cramps are not usually related to any underlying problem but are thought to be due to mechanical factors. With normal muscle tone, each group of muscles has an antagonistic [...]

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COLDS, RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS – CROUP

May 12th, 2009

Croup usually develops suddenly and the child, well on gtyng to bed, might wake during the night with the typical croupy cough — a hard “brassy” sound — and have difficulty in breathing. The larynx is swollen and there is marked difficulty in breathing in. In asthma, by contrast, there is difficulty in breathing out. [...]

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YOUR CANCER YOUR LIFE – PATTERNS OF SECONDARY GROWTH (PART 2)

May 12th, 2009

When cancer cells lodge in lymph nodes or other parts of the body, they don’t always immediately start multiplying to form an obvious secondary growth. Cancer cells have the ability to lie dormant, sometimes for many years. You could think of them as seeds which are waiting for the right conditions before they start growing. [...]

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPHY: WHEN SHOULD HRT BE TAKEN TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS?

May 8th, 2009

The important word here is ‘prevent’. At the moment there is no treatment that will significantly replace bone that has been lost Once bone is lost through osteoporosis, it is, for all practical purposes, lost forever. Spinal vertebrae that become deformed through osteoporosis remain deformed forever. If you are at risk of developing a condition [...]

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HYSTERECTOMY: THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

May 8th, 2009

Women consider having a hysterectomy for reasons such as chronic abdominal pain and excessive bleeding, and because of a doctor’s recommendation. Non-medical reasons may also influence the advice of medical practitioners, and of a woman’s family and friends. According to recent Australian and US studies, a doctor’s advice about hysterectomy may have more influence on [...]

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