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A truly healthy person has a sound body and mind that is free of disease and infirmity. Healthy living includes taking the steps needed to optimize one's chances of surviving and thriving, like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Questions relating to all aspects of health and living a healthy life are welcome here!

What is AST and ALT in blood tests?

AST is aspartate transaminase. ALT is alanine transaminase. These are both liver enzymes - which can help to monitor liver function. ...

Do surgeons get bathroom breaks during extremely long operations?

Yes, if they really need them. Lots of surgeons will try to avoid having to use the restroom by limiting fluid intake, but nobody’s going to deny them a bathroom break if they need to go. They simply "break scrub," do their business, and scrub back in. To make them more manageable, some intense surgeries have different teams to handle different aspects. With this strategy, a day-long surgery can translate into only a few hours...

Are ear infections contagious?

No, but the cold that sometimes leads to an ear infection is.

How much apple cider vinegar should you drink a day?

2tsp in 8oz of water before every meal

Where can you find names of actors in commercials?

There is not a complete database of commercial casts, but Clipland does have an incomplete version of what you are looking for. See the related link below. ...

Can strep throat go away on its own?

Actually. Strep Throat can 100% go away on its own. It is a bacterial infection. But if it is not treated with antibiotics you will be sick longer, and contagious longer which can cause the people around you to have a bigger chance of getting Strep too. So I would recommend going to the hospital or calling your doctor. If your too lazy and don't want to take the antibiotics stay home and make sure not to eat acitic foods such...

Why is the flu common in the winter, but less common in the summer?

In climates that experience winter, the influenza virus tends to survive longer and transmit itself better in cold and dry conditions, which leads to more people contracting the flu during those colder months. In climates that do not have a winter season, however, the flu is more common in periods of high humidity and lots of rain. Scientists aren’t sure why that is, but it doesn’t seem to have to do with the immune system...

Symptoms of lymphoma?

swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin, collar bone, or armpit. If you are tired more often. constipation, night sweats, fevers, or low grade fevers are all the symptoms I know of ...

Numbness and tingling in hands?

Diabetes is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the hands. Other things that can cause this are nerve entrapment syndromes, systemic diseases, and vitamin deficiencies. ...

How long does pot stay in your system for a urine test?

21days. But you can shorten that time by drink a lot of pure orange juice

What is chemical castration?

Chemical castration is the use of medicine designed to reduce desire for sexual activity. Chemical castration is used mostly in the treatment of sex offenders, in the hopes that the reduced desire for sexual activity will prevent them from further committing crimes. There is no actual castration; hence the name is a misnomer. ...

How long does strep throat last?

It lasts about 3-5 days, but make sure to wash hands, definetely get lots of rest and you'll get better soon. Hope it helped ...

How many liters of water should you drink a day?

We should drink 2 to 3 litres of water per day (depending upon our size) to keep our body hydrated. ...

What happens if you have high platelet count?

Having a high platelet count may result to thrombosis, meaning, blood clot formation in the blood vessels. This is quite dangerous since there may be a chance that this blood clot (called thrombus) maybe dislodged (now called, embolus). The embolus (emboli-plural) now circulates in your system and may get stuck in an artery causing obstruction in blood flow. This is dangerous if the emboli obstructs a major artery, depending on the organs involve, it may lead to myocardial infarction (heart attack)congestive heart failure,...

Is 99.6 considered a fever?

The temperature reading depends on which part of the body is being measured. Measurements are commonly taken in the mouth, the ear, the anus, or the armpit. In females, the vagina can also be used. The median daytime temperature among healthy adults are as follows: Temperature in the anus (rectum/rectal), vagina, or in the ear (otic) is about 37.6 °C (99.6 °F) Temperature in the mouth (oral) is about 36.8 °C (98.2 °F) Temperature under the arm (axillary) is about 36.4 °C (97.6 °F) Normal...

What does the flashing code F2 mean on the Sunbeam Dual Electric Blanket?

My cat has been burrowing under the covers lately, and soon, my side of the e- blanket started flashing F2, whereas my husbands did not. I unplugged the blanket itself, and both sides started to flash F2. Its my belief this is some sort of power disruption - whether its a short, or just a loose connection. I went to the sunbeam web page and found this answer to flashing F question... this was last updated in 2006, at which time...

Does strep throat go away on its own?

Strep throat can go away 100% on it's on within 3 to 7 days.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

My understanding is that Medicare is a program developed by LBJ for medical care for certain senior citizens who have made FICA payroll deductions during their employment. My understanding of Medicaid is that it covers health care for indigents and their dependents, regardless of age. More Detail: Medicare is an insurance program. Bills are paid from trust funds which those covered have paid into. It serves people over 65 primarily, whatever their income; and serves younger disabled people and dialysis patients. Patients pay...

What are some of the symptoms of non Hodgkins Lymphoma?

Some of the symptoms of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma can include: unexpected/unexplained loss of weight, fever, coughing and trouble breathing with chest pains, lymph nodes in the groin, armpits, or neck that are swollen, but painless, night sweats, prolonged tiredness/weakness, and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen accompanied by pain. ...

How many ounces of water should you drink each day?

You are supposed to drink 8-10 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Although this may vary where you live it is a general rule. ...

How long does laryngitis last?

Well that depend.... try not to talk at all or as little as possibe~ dont even wisper wispering is worse than talking ~ always drink lots of fluides ~ but make sure there not to hot or cold water or jucie is a good choice Laryngitis ussaly lasts for a couple days to a week ~ it depends on how much you talk and take care of your voice ...