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Do I need a tetanus shot if I have gotten hurt by a piece of glass?

I had a piece of glass prick the palm of my hand. Though I got the piece out, I would like to know if I need a tetanus shot to prevent any infections.

What are the precautions to take when a family member is down with flu?

What are the precautions that we should all be taking when a family member is down with flu? We do not want it to spread around the house.

How can I prevent cough and cold in the changing season?

I also get sick when the weather starts getting colder. What can I do to prevent cough and cold with the changing season? Are there any natural or alternative remedies?

Is there any vaccine to prevent hand-foot-mouth disease?

My daughter has had two bouts of the hand-foot-mouth disease. Is there any vaccine to prevent it?

What can I do to prevent my daughter's cold from getting worse?

My 9 year old daughter is home with a bad cold. Lot's of coughing going on, along with stuffiness, mild body aches, and sneezing. Is there anything I can do to prevent her cold...

What can I take to prevent hypokalemia for my mom?

My mother has kidney disease and has slipped into a hypokalemia state two times. Is there anything that we can to prevent any future episodes of hypokalemia?

Can yoga prevent diabetes?

My mother and father both have diabetes and they are both overweight. I want to know if I do yoga on a regular basis to lose weight and remain fit, is there a way for me to prevent...

What cooking oil is healthy for your heart?

What is the best cooking oil you would recommend that is low in fats and good for your heart?

Is there anyway to prevent chicken pox?

My son is 5 years old and has chickenpox, even though he was vaccinated. I have a small baby at home who was also vaccinated, but I am afraid he will get it too. Is there any...

Is there any preventive medicine for arthritis?

I have a history of arthritis in my family. Is there any preventive medicine that will help me not develop it?

What are the best medicines to avoid motion sickness?

I have a long flight at the end of the week, but I have severe motion sickness. Unfortunately, I have to go on this trip because of work. Are there any medicines I can take to...

How can I prevent my hair from graying?

In my family we have a history of premature graying. Is there any way that I can prevent early graying of my hair?

Is there a way I can prevent my child from catching the common cold and flu?

How can I improve my child's immunity level and prevent him from catching a common cold and cough? I'm trying to instill good hygiene habits.

I have been a chain smoker for 20 years and I have recently quit. How can I prevent lung diseases?

I am 34 years old and I was a chain smoker for 14 years and I had recently quit. While I understand there is damage done already, how can I prevent my lungs from deteriorating...

My son had a severe pneumonia when he was 2 years old. How often should I get his lungs screened?

My son was 2 years old when he had a severe bout of pneumonia. His lungs were quite weakened by the virus. How often should I get a screening done for his lungs to ensure everything...

Every winter my son ends up with a nasty cold. Are there any preventive measures he can do?

My son is 9 years old and every winter he ends up with a bad cold that keeps him out of school for a few days. He suffers a lot due to this. Are there any preventive measures...

Can cancer be prevented?

In my family we have a history of cancer and it is worrying me a lot. Can cancer be prevented? I supposed the better question is, to what degree can cancer be prevented if at...

Can I take a chickenpox vaccine at 30 years of age?

I am 30 years old and a mother of a 4 year old. I have never got chicken pox but I am worried if my son gets it I will have the infection too. Should I get a vaccine as well?...

I am planning to travel to Africa for work in the next month. Do I need to get vaccinated?

I am planning on traveling to Africa in the coming month. Should I get vaccinated for any infections? If so, what am I required to get before I travel?

Is it absolutely necessary to go in for newborn screening?

I am 4 months pregnant and the doctor is advising me to go for newborn screening test which is very expensive. Is it absolutely necessary to take this test?

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