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2017-09-01 21:46:55 UTC

@Erika pin this

2017-09-01 21:47:18 UTC

I'm a pleb. I can't pin anything.

2017-09-01 21:47:41 UTC

Glad I got lasik don't have to wear contacts anymore

2017-09-01 21:48:20 UTC


2017-09-01 21:49:02 UTC

Apparently, at Cville someone told another attendee that contact lenses protect your eyes from pepper spray and what not. I have no clue who told that person that info, but it's a retarded and dangerous statement to make. I highly recommend just wearing glasses to activism events.

2017-09-01 21:52:40 UTC


2017-09-01 23:10:17 UTC

Yeah, sometimes bringing people back from an arrest isn't really doing them any favors..... But, we do it..... uggghhhh

2017-09-02 00:00:55 UTC

2017-09-02 00:01:00 UTC

2017-09-02 12:01:18 UTC

Jack you want a gas mask with a nato filter will be easier to find replacements plus its a far better mask

2017-09-08 21:20:53 UTC

@here Hey guys I have a question and I was wondering if you guys could help. My dad isn't well and I'm not sure how serious it is or if he should see a doctor. He had been working all morning and was finishing up when he was suddenly struck with extremely intense dizziness. He couldn't even stand up. He had been absolutely fine before then. Thinking it might be really low blood sugar (it was 2 pm and he hadn't eaten since the day before) my mom made him drink some juice. After about 20 minutes he made it inside but only with my moms help. He said he was really tired and laid down and then immediately started violently throwing up. He said he was cold and then fell into a really deep sleep and has been sleeping for awhile now. He's a big tough guy so this is very strange for him. Obviously google is no help and I'm really worried. Any ideas what it could be or what steps we can take? Any signs of it being serious? Sorry for the length, just trying to be as detailed as I can...

2017-09-08 21:31:50 UTC

Could it be heat related? It looks like some of the symptoms are related to heat exhaustion/stroke. I'm not an expert but in my opinion it wouldn't hurt to contact a doctor and see what they think.

2017-09-08 21:46:17 UTC

I thought that, but it was really abnormally cool outside. He works outside all the time in heat with no effect like this. You're probably right, it's just hard getting him to go to the doctor.

2017-09-08 21:47:04 UTC

Interesting. Well I hope you can get him checked out and everything is alright!

2017-09-08 22:21:01 UTC

Thanks, @Ike#5340 πŸ™‚

2017-09-08 22:29:37 UTC
2017-09-08 22:30:26 UTC

Bring him to the drs

2017-09-08 22:30:40 UTC

Sounds like a case of vertigo

2017-09-08 22:31:05 UTC

Could be from a number of causes but best not to take any chances with an older person

2017-09-08 22:32:03 UTC

@Leah - VA take him to ER now

2017-09-08 22:32:22 UTC

That's very concerning for cardiac

2017-09-08 22:32:36 UTC

Rule of thumb is any condition that dose not improve with time should be taken seriously

2017-09-08 22:48:35 UTC

@Leah - VA when you can, please confirm you got that. Feel free to dm any further questions if you want.

2017-09-08 23:40:39 UTC

Thank you both so much. You've really helped so much and I've passed it all on to my parents.

2017-09-09 00:20:15 UTC

Thank you @Deleted User for notification btw

2017-09-09 00:21:59 UTC

@Deleted User @Louis Loire - NY haha no thank you guys for the quick response! It's like our own little virtual 911 lol

2017-09-09 00:22:34 UTC

πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ πŸš’

2017-09-09 00:25:06 UTC

Any time, that shits scary

2017-09-17 13:38:45 UTC

About a week ago I turned my ankle on a rock while hiking. The outer park of my foot banged into another rock. For the last week it has hurt to walk. The weird thing is there are no bruises or swelling. The pain is mostly local but occassionally I will have some shooting pain in my foot. Do anyone have any idea what's wrong?

2017-09-18 00:06:40 UTC
2017-09-18 00:13:53 UTC

Should have iced and heated it as soon as this happened

2017-09-18 00:14:04 UTC

Might want to try an ace bandage

2017-09-18 00:15:37 UTC

You hyper extend the ligaments and tendons in your ankle. It'll take about a month or two to stop hurting. Your ankle will always be easier to roll from now on though. If it's not swelling, no need to really elevate or ice. Just stay off of it as much as possible and let it heal.

2017-09-18 00:16:56 UTC

Take some ibuprofen as needed. Don't exceed 1600 mg a day, can cause gastrointestinal problems.

2017-09-18 00:17:17 UTC
2017-09-18 00:56:02 UTC

@Deleted User thanks. I think I should have specified the pain is related to the outer part of my foot i banged on the rock rather than my ankle itself. Not sure if that changes your thoughts

2017-09-18 01:00:24 UTC

Probably just a bone bruise then, should heal in the same amount of time.

2017-09-18 02:05:06 UTC

Bruise with some nerve impingement

2017-09-18 02:11:26 UTC

Rest, ice twice per day, if sitting keep.elevated if possible

2017-09-18 02:12:14 UTC

Some nsaid as well ok, ibuprofen 800 three times a day or naproxen 500 twice per day. Always with food.

2017-09-18 02:12:47 UTC

If not significantly better in 4-6 weeks get xray

2017-09-20 23:07:16 UTC


2017-09-20 23:07:45 UTC

First study demonstrating this is live humans

2017-09-20 23:22:24 UTC

Is the soy boy thing a meme, or does it actually make you a faggot?

2017-09-20 23:22:38 UTC

I'm surprised how many things contain soy

2017-09-20 23:24:22 UTC

Valid question, daily stormer had an article a while back praising soy

2017-09-21 16:16:48 UTC

@Deleted User I know there was a guy who started drinking Soylent exclusively a few years ago, next thing you know, he cuts off his wee wee and grows his hair out.

2017-09-21 23:27:29 UTC

Soy decreases testosterone

2017-09-21 23:27:50 UTC

In small amounts is fine, but don't make it a part of regular diet

2017-09-21 23:28:12 UTC


2017-09-21 23:28:23 UTC

Beer should also be avoided, especially IPA

2017-09-21 23:28:45 UTC

flax seeds and soy

2017-09-21 23:28:59 UTC

no goy

2017-09-21 23:37:49 UTC

Cider is a good alternative

2017-09-21 23:38:03 UTC

I keep beer for special occasions only

2017-09-22 00:58:58 UTC

@Deleted User that's why Hipsters are such soyboys

2017-09-22 01:00:12 UTC

Alcohol in moderation, avoid beer, corn syrup, massive amounts of sugar

2017-09-22 01:00:21 UTC

Be a man and drink some bourbon

2017-09-22 01:02:24 UTC

Mead is the way to go.

2017-09-22 01:03:39 UTC

Be a man and go straightedge

2017-09-22 01:06:33 UTC


2017-09-22 04:05:28 UTC

Mead πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

2017-09-27 01:33:28 UTC

If for whatever reason one of you degenerates needs drug advice, I'm pretty knowledgeable about neuropharmacology, moreso on drugs. Used to be a degen so I did a bit of research on everything I used in the past few years amounting to a decent amount of info on most of them.

2017-09-27 01:34:18 UTC

Does weed serve any medicinal purpose at all

2017-09-27 01:34:58 UTC

Or cannibis in any form

2017-09-27 01:35:18 UTC

Yeah but imo does more harm than good it will help obviously in the treatment of some cancers and the more obvious pain related/insomnia issues

2017-09-27 01:36:12 UTC

But excessive use will lead to decrease in overall creativity, memory, and intelligence while also destroying your ability to enjoy life without it and your learning abilities

2017-09-27 01:37:06 UTC

If you're just doing it recreationally every once in awhile tbh you'll be A-OK but don't overuse

2017-09-27 01:37:39 UTC

Medicinal side is over exaggerated by stoners who just want to get high without sounding like an addict

2017-09-27 01:38:13 UTC

I'm not, was just curious. Theres a lot of hype surrounding it and I cant tell whats true and whats (((true)))

2017-09-27 01:38:19 UTC

So basically if you don't have a specific condition it might help with its really not going any good for you

2017-09-27 01:39:09 UTC

I get the "weed cures cancer bro" argument a lot and besides the fact that it doesn't, 9 times out of 10 they don't have cancer lmao

2017-09-27 01:39:45 UTC

Yeah. To be honest I think the only really distinct medicinal value it has is treating epilepsy.

2017-09-27 01:40:40 UTC

I'd argue for its value on insomniacs and people with eating problems too

2017-09-27 01:41:28 UTC

But yeah it's really only medically relevant for people who have these conditions

2017-09-27 01:42:23 UTC

I hear it prevents you from going into a REM state through right? When I used to be degenerate I always woke up feeling like I got zero sleep after falling asleep high.

2017-09-27 01:43:30 UTC

Yeah I believe it does to an extent which is also why you never really dream when you smoke but have intense dreams when you stop

2017-09-27 01:44:29 UTC

But it doesn't completely prevent rem just kinda like

2017-09-27 01:44:34 UTC

Lessens it if that makes sense

2017-09-27 01:45:23 UTC

Makes sense to me.

2017-09-27 01:52:59 UTC

@Zyzz In terms of rehabbing your ankle- calf raises and toe ups (sit down and extend your ankle as high as you can and hold for a second) can help strengthen the muscles around it to reduce your risk of re-injuring it

2017-09-27 03:49:15 UTC

Can confirm ^ do this every day

2017-09-28 02:27:13 UTC

@Ch-- Wow! That makes perfect sense. My gf smokes every night before bed (I wish she wouldn't) but the few nights when she does not, she has really bad dreams. She has a rough past and dreams about that sometimes. Is there any advice you can give? Should she stop? What are potential health risks?

2017-09-28 02:29:34 UTC

Was she smoking weed a lot before the dreams started?

2017-09-28 02:29:41 UTC

Oh yeah

2017-09-28 02:29:59 UTC

She used to smoke multiple times a day but since she met me only does it before bed

2017-09-28 02:30:58 UTC

So when she first started having bad dreams she was smoking at that time in her life right?

2017-09-28 02:31:34 UTC

I would say so. But what I know for certain is that when she did not smoke before bed, she woke up scared and had a dream that her ex drugged her and beat her

2017-09-28 02:32:46 UTC

There's a chance they'll calm down to an extent after she completely stops, gotta ease into it as it does make dreams more intense when you first stop smoking but eventually they get calmer, other than that I don't know all too much about the psychology of dreams, but you should suggest she tries not smoking for a week or two and see if the dreams are less intense than when she stops only for a couple nights

2017-09-28 02:33:21 UTC

Ok. and would you recommned stopping for overall health benefits

2017-09-28 02:33:27 UTC

If not it'd probably be a good idea to see a (((psychiatrist))) about it, suppressing them with weed every night is a horrible idea if that becomes the intent

2017-09-28 02:33:29 UTC


2017-09-28 02:33:44 UTC

And psychological benefits

2017-09-28 02:33:52 UTC

Ok. Thanks a lot.

2017-09-28 02:33:56 UTC

Smoking that often isn't good

2017-09-28 02:33:57 UTC

No prob

2017-09-28 02:34:06 UTC

Yeah I'm not a fan.

2017-09-28 02:34:19 UTC

Especially if shes going to have my kids someday

2017-09-28 02:34:49 UTC

Yeah exactly

2017-09-28 02:35:30 UTC

Also if she uses nicotine that will be contributing to making her dreams worse

2017-09-28 02:37:12 UTC

Oh. Well she doesnt do that. If she smoked cigarettes I would not be with her.

2017-09-28 02:38:02 UTC

Good man

2017-09-28 03:16:17 UTC

cigs are not very lady like

2017-09-28 11:56:52 UTC

What's the medical opinion on smoking tobacco from a pipe?

2017-09-28 12:01:37 UTC

It's cool looking. 😎

2017-09-29 23:12:56 UTC

Everything from this book is probably available online for free but hey it was $1 from a garage sale and it's from 1982 so why not


2017-09-29 23:15:11 UTC

Yes because the internet doesn't always work!

2017-09-30 23:21:57 UTC

@Pat-MA sounds like she's self medicating for some PTSD type symptoms. She needs to be in therapy at least, the data on ssri are kind of shitty and without knowing her I can't judge risk/benefit but therapy for sure would benefit her.

2017-09-30 23:24:06 UTC

@Deleted User be careful, lot of out of date stuff in there. If you want a more recent one you can likely find a PDR or few year old Harrison's, Cecil's, Stanford that would be much more useful

2017-09-30 23:52:47 UTC

@Deleted User thanks for the info man

2017-10-02 23:50:30 UTC

Any time, feel free to dm questions if you need to

2017-10-03 01:09:58 UTC

Anyone @here want to go over some stuff our medics could learn from this mass cas event?

2017-10-03 01:10:45 UTC

is #1 don't try to do CPR in a wheel barrow?

2017-10-03 01:10:53 UTC

I'm no medic, but know how to deal with tournequttes and sucking chest wounds

2017-10-03 01:12:22 UTC

@Deleted User yea, I'd say so. @Deleted User that's probably what was needed most in this event, but would you carry either during a concert?

2017-10-03 01:13:49 UTC

well, most tournequttes are easily fashionable of clothes n stuff, but being able to deal with the latter, I'm not sure you can really do that with clothes haha

2017-10-03 01:13:52 UTC

Not playing stump the chump, but it's not something I'd carry, and if I did maybe one of each.

2017-10-03 01:14:03 UTC

i think you need a special bandage? i forget

2017-10-03 01:15:08 UTC

Anything to form a seal and tape on 3 sides.

2017-10-03 01:15:33 UTC

maybe doable

2017-10-03 01:15:37 UTC

but unlikely

2017-10-03 01:22:09 UTC


2017-10-03 01:52:05 UTC

I think our setup for rallies needs more organization, but we had the right idea with medics spread out.

2017-10-05 06:35:31 UTC

Only perform rescue measures if you can maximize the chances of your safety as well. If you put your life in significant danger to save someone who may be unlikely to survive, you are risking 2 casualties, yourself and the victim.

2017-10-05 06:36:40 UTC

Have situational awareness, it is often best to choose the most logical/simplest solution in a chaotic situation.

2017-10-09 17:41:25 UTC

Thought this was worth sharing. Never saw this video until my EMT class.

2017-10-09 19:09:30 UTC

ammonia can be broooootal

2017-10-14 05:56:35 UTC

damn, noted

2017-11-02 20:01:02 UTC

I've been having my blood monitored because my lead levels are a little high, well the doctor told me to eat more salt. Is that really a thing? I feel like I eat to much salt.

2017-11-02 20:14:34 UTC
2017-11-02 20:21:06 UTC

I've never heard of salt re lead. You might have low levels incidentally though

2017-11-02 20:21:13 UTC


2017-11-02 20:33:11 UTC

@Deleted User hmmm thanks. I take a lot of C, because I was told that it will bind with the lead. I probably need to take more D and calcium. I'm lactose intolerant too. So any calcium would be good.

2017-11-02 20:34:41 UTC

Will my lead levels naturally go down if I stay away from it? I can't, but I can take better precautions.

2017-11-02 20:48:09 UTC

Yes that's the main treatment

2017-11-02 20:48:27 UTC

If with your job make sure they following regs

2017-11-02 20:53:39 UTC

Cool. It's all me at work. I have to take better care.
Thanks for information

2017-11-02 21:28:18 UTC

No problem be safe

2017-11-06 06:43:18 UTC

Just treated a lady who had her throat cut (shes fine) "accidentally" by her son. "He was stripping copper wire, and i just walked in to the knife. It was my fault."

2017-11-07 23:50:21 UTC

Yeah bullshit lol

2017-11-07 23:50:32 UTC

Joe what's your job?

2017-11-08 00:34:45 UTC
2017-11-08 00:35:31 UTC

That sounds terrible.

2017-11-08 00:38:08 UTC

Emt-b on an ambulance

2017-11-08 17:58:59 UTC

God bless you. Shits crazy

2017-12-05 03:01:42 UTC

Any other med students in here?

2017-12-05 03:05:30 UTC


2017-12-05 03:06:42 UTC

aaaaaa I get it

2017-12-05 03:06:46 UTC

youre a clever one

2017-12-05 03:31:51 UTC

@Deleted User Are you in school, residency, or practicing?

2017-12-05 05:09:33 UTC

Anyone in here that took emt certification class in CA? @here

2017-12-05 05:36:49 UTC

Its the same pretty much anywhere you can get a national emt B cert

2017-12-05 11:08:58 UTC

haha no I don’t mean that I’m a med student. I was tagging @ here so you could find other med students quicker

2017-12-08 00:51:55 UTC

@Alexander-IA practicing IM doc here if you have questions

2017-12-08 01:47:44 UTC

Sweet, I have a test tomorrow on Kidney systems. I'll be up all night studying.

2017-12-08 02:34:52 UTC

Funny how little of the physiology remains clinically relevant

2017-12-09 06:36:07 UTC

What's the rundown on scars? I have particularly bad one I would like to get rid of

2017-12-09 06:37:21 UTC

It's really bad tbh. It's not very large but the skin is basically a lump that's raised several millimeters and looks awful. It's also pretty painful, contact with it causes shooting pain all over my right ribcage (it's just a bit below my right pect)

2017-12-09 06:37:42 UTC

Is there anything I can do to get rid of it non surgically?

2017-12-09 06:37:57 UTC

It's about the size of a quarter

2017-12-09 06:39:51 UTC

I'm not medically trained but I have a bad scar and experience with this. Your scar is a keloid. You can reduce it with silicone scar strips and they work really well with keloids and reducing the color.

2017-12-09 06:40:45 UTC

The scar I used mine on is completely flesh colored now and all the keloid parts were flattened. They work even on old scars.

2017-12-09 06:41:42 UTC

Look up silicone for reducing scars. It's used in burn units and things like that.

2017-12-09 06:41:50 UTC

Sweet thx

2017-12-09 06:41:56 UTC


2017-12-09 06:42:34 UTC

Definitely follow the directions for best results.

2017-12-09 06:43:09 UTC


2017-12-11 02:25:06 UTC

Please see @Deleted User question @here

2017-12-11 02:25:09 UTC

Alright so this is the second time in a row that I’ve gone to the gym and it feels as if either a vein or a ligament is pinching in my left elbow

2017-12-11 02:25:20 UTC


2017-12-11 02:26:09 UTC

Do you have tennis elbow? Any inflammation? Change in color? Does it only hurt while under weight or when you use it normally?

2017-12-11 02:35:40 UTC

not to discount in any way the dangers of ammonia gas..but the above video is actually a staged training exercise

2017-12-11 02:43:19 UTC

I originally saw that as part of a FD hazmat training course, anhydrous ammonia is often present at meth labs, and in the full vid there is a series of credits at the end, noting that the video was developed as part of a training program. That being said, anhydrous ammonia is an intense irritant that can certainly kill you in a high enough concentration,

2017-12-22 19:51:29 UTC

Is there anything I should tell someone who has pnemonia besides "go to the doctor"?

2017-12-22 20:01:39 UTC

I can give you a ride

2017-12-22 20:02:03 UTC

Wear a mask and wash your hands

2017-12-22 21:17:05 UTC

@this_that5553 I'll pitch in to buy an ambulance if you can get a driver and a few EMTs.

2017-12-22 21:41:18 UTC

Biggest problem with that would be licensing

2017-12-22 21:41:25 UTC

Legal hurdles

2017-12-23 19:16:24 UTC

@Deleted User ☝🏻

2017-12-23 19:16:55 UTC

How do you know they have pneumonia? @Jacob

2017-12-23 19:17:28 UTC

@ me in response please,

2017-12-23 20:02:59 UTC

@Deleted User Turned out it was sinusitis

2017-12-23 20:14:42 UTC

Yeah that's usually the case. Don't fuck around with pneumonia.

2017-12-24 01:57:24 UTC

I've had pneumonia a couple of times, not fun

2017-12-29 17:24:04 UTC

>there is a nationwide shortage of EMS

"Shortages" only exist when price is kept artificially low. So either regulation is keeping EMS salaries low enough that it's not worth doing, or the people who *want* more EMS aren't willing to *pay* for it, and so instead call it a β€œshortage”.

2017-12-29 19:15:03 UTC

From experience most of the work is not worth doing

2017-12-29 19:15:39 UTC

Take empress ems one the the biggest companies in the tri state area they pay 12 an hour to work in the hood of NYC and Yonkers

2017-12-29 19:16:03 UTC

Dealing with pcp junkies stabbings ect for 12 am hour yeah no thanks..

2018-01-11 23:27:16 UTC

I'm going to a protest/rally in Chicago this weekend, I'm thinking I should bring some basic essential medical supplies just in case

2018-01-11 23:27:24 UTC

I'm certified in first aid/CPR by the red cross too

2018-01-11 23:27:37 UTC

What are the absolute essentials I should bring? what's the best remedy for pepper spray?

2018-01-11 23:28:02 UTC

@here ^

2018-01-11 23:29:26 UTC

basic med kit should be fine I'm sure many cops will be there for pepper spray use some sort of calcium digestive medicine mixed with water

2018-01-11 23:29:52 UTC

pepper spray is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be

2018-01-11 23:30:26 UTC

This is my remedy. Worked wonders at Charlottesville.


2018-01-11 23:32:56 UTC

where can i get maalox?

2018-01-11 23:34:40 UTC

Any drug store or Walmart or target or whatever

2018-01-11 23:34:50 UTC

Look with the tums and stomachs remedies

2018-01-11 23:35:00 UTC

Typically in a white or blue bottle, it’s a liquid

2018-01-11 23:36:45 UTC

you can get the store brand it will be the same ingredients

2018-01-11 23:45:55 UTC

is baby wash just baby soap?

2018-01-11 23:46:27 UTC

Yeah, get the store brand. You'll save at least 2 or 3 bucks. Just look at the active ingredients. They're the same. And avoid getting cherry or peppermint flavored antacid.

2018-01-11 23:46:39 UTC

And yes, baby wash is just baby soap

2018-01-11 23:47:04 UTC

It just has to be marked at "tear free".

2018-01-11 23:51:46 UTC

Awesome thank you

2018-01-13 01:07:16 UTC

I couldn't find plain flavored antacid. it was all flavored

2018-01-13 09:57:55 UTC

if I can't find plain liquid antacid, will the flavored stuff work? are there any good substitutes? @Erika @Louis Loire - NY @Deleted User

2018-01-13 15:00:18 UTC

Weird. The flavored stuff will work. Just go with the cherry flavor instead of the peppermint flavor I sometimes see.

2018-01-13 16:35:46 UTC

Alright cool thanks

2018-01-13 20:46:38 UTC

Definitely cherry, peppermint's harshness(depending on the brand) may cause added irritation to the nose and eyes.

2018-01-13 20:46:55 UTC

Weird you couldn't find unflavored though.

2018-03-28 14:09:41 UTC

Any medics want to share some first aid/wound treatment knowledge? How to care for deep wounds, etc

2018-03-28 16:27:00 UTC
2018-03-31 05:30:50 UTC

@Clark Crocetti#7720 Anything specific?

2018-04-17 12:07:03 UTC

Anyone knowledgeable on ketogenic diet?

2018-04-17 14:34:43 UTC

@MaryJuneVoss - SC you might have better luck on the fitness server, under nutrition.

2018-04-17 14:50:49 UTC

Yeah I see those guys talking about keto over there sometimes

2018-04-19 02:48:32 UTC

Re: keto. Your body and especially your brain likes glucose. Your liver stores glucose for around 12 hours after you eat any type of carb. It releases it when fasting, as in your overnight sleep. When your glucose (sugar) stores are gone, aka glycogen stores, your body flips out a little. Your body will start making ketones by burning your fat stores. If you continue eating less than around 30 g carbs daily, you will likely feel low energy and foggy for a few days while your body adapts to the new fuel source. Your brain can use ketones as fuel and will adapt and you will start to feel better.

2018-04-19 02:50:09 UTC

You will lose weight quickly, but it is mostly water. If you continue, your body will continue mobilizing fat stores - burning fat. Eating most calories from fat, like butter avocado olive oil even bacon, will satiate you especially if you have a lot of fiber in the way of vegetables (avoiding root vegetables high in starch and of course grains).

2018-04-19 02:50:31 UTC

To remain in ketosis, it is also important to avoid a large excess of protein. Artificial sugars in large quantities may also throw you out. If the goal is weight loss, you'll slowly adapt to wanting less food because fats + fiber is filling. Keto has been shown in many cases to normalize blood fats (lipids - cholesterol, triglycerides) and should not habe negative impact on the kidneys, especially if you aren't eating only meat. Other reported benefits include increased energy and mental acuity, though I don't know of studies verifying this. It is a tricky diet because it's hard to know what they put in food at restaurants and cooking yourself is best. Also, the social aspect of food shouldn't be discounted and may vause troubles at times. Regarding fat intake - eating as much as you want is generally fine; however, if you eat a large excess, your body will look to the dietary fat first and may not get to mobilizing fat stores. If you continue, physical activity is important to maintain and build muscle. Combined with intermittent fasting, youΒ‘will see good results and intermittent fasting is shown to positively impact longevity.

2018-05-04 14:47:36 UTC

I'm not sure where to put this since it's a matter of healthcare finance rather than practical medical advice. I use Christian Healthcare Ministries rather than traditional health insurance, and I want to shill for it here. I've found it to be far cheaper than insurance while covering the same needs. http://www.chministries.org/howitworks.aspx

I do benefit if I get a referral, but that's honestly not my main motive here. I've come to very much enjoy having more direct control over my healthcare finances and not paying as much.

Happy to answer any questions.

2018-05-04 14:47:51 UTC

Caveat: you need to be a church-attending Christian to participate.

2018-05-17 12:30:56 UTC

Hello friends. I have a question for anyone who’s a CNA or RN, or just anyone with some knowledge on this topic. I’ve been doing caregiving for elderly and disabled people for a few years, and I want to work towards becoming a CNA so I can further my knowledge/do more for my clients/more pay etc. There’s a local service that does CNA exam prep over the course of a few weeks for a few hundred bucks. My question is are services like this really needed with the amount of information that can be found online? This service and instructor are held in high regards, so I don’t think it’s just a scam, but if I can save some money I’d like to. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

2018-05-17 12:32:49 UTC

<@&435155893747974155> ☝🏻

2018-05-18 01:13:18 UTC

I'm a CNA in Oregon. Are you already in a class?

2018-05-18 01:13:56 UTC
2018-05-18 01:26:34 UTC

Not yet

2018-05-18 01:58:29 UTC

In the state of WA, the community colleges have good CNA classes. The small companies are not as well liked.... The catch is community colleges are more expensive, but are prefered. In WA, you have to go through the classes to get a license to be a CNA.

2018-05-18 02:17:13 UTC

I think this may be the case in Florida as well, having to complete a class before the examination

2018-05-18 02:32:05 UTC

There a skills test, and a written test in WA. Hardest part of the test:Wash hands and give patient call light.....

2018-05-18 23:40:19 UTC

I did my CNA through a company, but it came highly regarded by my agency.

2018-05-18 23:40:50 UTC

You have to do a class and also probably do clinicals before you can test. At least, that's how things are done in OR

2018-05-19 00:26:37 UTC

That’s how I heard of the class that I mentioned, all the local agencies hold it in high regard.

2018-06-05 02:33:50 UTC


2018-06-05 02:33:51 UTC

<@&435155893747974155> what kind of burn is this and how should I care for it?

2018-06-05 02:34:02 UTC

3rd degree

2018-06-05 02:34:18 UTC

Right now I'm keeping it covered in ointment and gauze

2018-06-05 02:34:20 UTC

cold water rinse... pat dry with clean towel

2018-06-05 02:34:25 UTC

ointment and gause

2018-06-05 02:34:43 UTC

Aloe and lidocaine patches while I work

2018-06-05 10:26:26 UTC

I thought third degree reaches sub-cutaneous tissue like muscle, tendons, etc

2018-06-05 10:58:00 UTC

Yeah I don't think it's third degree

2018-06-05 10:58:34 UTC

Severe first degree bordering on second possibly

2018-06-05 11:15:13 UTC

But I don't know lol

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