Patient discussion about difference

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Q. Is there any difference in sugar.

Is there any difference in sugar between flavored milk and fruit drinks or carbonated soft drinks?
AYes …Flavored milk contains both natural and added sugars and has less added sugar than carbonated soft drinks. It has been found that flavored milk just contributes only 2-4 % of total added sugar in kid’s diets as compared to 50-60 percent or more by soft and fruit drinks.

Q. Are there any different exercises I would have to do?

I’m due any day now (hopefully). I am 23 years old and am 39w 5d with my first child and I used to be 5'7 160. I am now 5'7 208: I wanted to know from the people on this site if they have any diet/exercise tips on me trying to get myself physically fit again. I dream to work for FDNY as an EMT next year so being physically fit is a strong requirement to be hired. Are there any different exercises I would have to do?
A1congratulations!!!
it does sounds like your baby is a big one and might need a c-section. in that case here is some info about exercising after a c-section:
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/youafterthebirth/exercisepostbaby/exerciseaftercaesareanexpert/

if it won't be in a c-section, here is an article about that:
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/baby/youafterthebirth/exercisepostbaby/bodybackexpert/
A2Hi, Advance congrats! If you have a c-section it will be longer before you are capable of doing certain exercises... namely abdominals. Start off walking and doing light upper body weights and work your way to running and getting those crunches in. It will be several weeks before you can do this. You might also considering biking. I am going through this myself. I had a vaginal history with my 1st pregnancy and was exercising at 3wks postpartum but had a c-section with my daughter and was only able to walk at 3wks postpartum. My daughter is 3mos old now and I am running and doing almost everything normally. I still have a hard time with some of the exercises... it still burns where the scar is.

Q. How are cancer cells similar to normal cells, and how are they different?

I know that a similarity would be cells regenerate, and a difference would be cancer cells grow uncontrollably. Is there anything else?
A1I learned a lot of new things from the answers. Thanks.
A2Well, normal cells found in our bodies are constantly dividing to provide replacement for the ones that are also constantly dying (apoptosis) in our bodies. These are all normal procedures.
Cancerous cells also divide continuously, the difference is that they don't die (apoptosis) and just continue to grow. Thus, they are abnormal in that they are not programmed to die. This is when the masses of cells form.
Sometimes cancerous cells can invade your lymphatic system or blood system and this is how they travel to different parts of your body. This is known as metastasis. Metastatic cancerous cells are malignant in that they are not self-limiting and can spread throughout the body.
A3There are 6 hallmarks of a cancer cell:
1 - They are able to produce molecules that promote their own growth
2 - They are resistant to molecules from other cells that would limit their growth
3- They are able to avoid apoptosis (normal cell death)
4 - They are able to replicate endlessly
5- They are able to promote the generation of new blood vessels to supply them with nutrients
6 - They are able to metastasize (migrate) to other regions of the body

Q. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

I know that H stands for hyperactivity, but what does it mean by symptoms? does It have the same treatment?
A1They differ by ADHD kids tend to move around all the time (not like ADD who can sit but not listen), and they are more then careless. They tend to injure themselves over childhood. <br>I saw a nice video that explains about those disorders! <br><object width='425' height='355' id='FiveminPlayer'><param name='allowfullscreen' value='true'/><param name='movie' value='http://www.5min.com/Embeded/5538/'/><embed src='http://www.5min.com/Embeded/5538/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='425' height='355' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object>
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Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, has the ADD symptoms: they can not pay attention for too long. , you can see them drifting around to other points of interest after couple of minutes into a conversation. The difference is that ADHD is also impulsive. He can run into a highway without thinking first. Another difference- he can not sit for more then 3-4 minutes, he moves all the time. Don't know about the treatment…maybe someone else can answer that.

Q. What is the difference between MD an ND?

I saw an ad for some pain reliving therapy with the degree ND attached to the therapist name. Is it the same as MD? Is this therapist a doctor? What does it mean?
A1You can read more about it in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Naturopathic_Medicine . You should notice that in many states this degree isn’t regulated, so essentially anyone can entitle himself as ND.
A2it can also be a typo :) the N button is just next to the M ...
A3No, it’s different from MD. MD is given to doctors that qualified from medical schools (which essentially teach western medicine). ND (Doctor of Naturopathy) is given to graduates of naturopathic medical school, which teach alternative medicine.

Q. Are there different Kinds of Headaches?

I noticed that my headaches don't always feel the same way. Are there different kinds of headaches?
A1There are a few kinds of headaches:
1. Tension headaches: caused by stress, fatigue, poor posture, eye strain, tobacco and alcohol use or before and after a period (for women).
2. Migraine headache: Migraine is the cause of 20 per cent of all headaches. This type of headache occurs when blood vessels of the head and neck constrict, resulting in a decrease in blood flow to the vessels.
A2The most common type of headache is a tension, or muscle-contraction, headache. This happens when stressed-out head or neck muscles keep squeezing too hard. With this kind of headache, the pain is usually dull and constant. It might feel as though something is pressing or squeezing on the front, back, or both sides of your head. Sometimes people also get headaches when they are sick — you may have had a sinus headache when you've had a cold, flu, or allergies, for example. People who drink a lot of caffeinated drinks might get caffeine-withdrawal headaches. And some headaches are the side effect of taking a particular medication. Pain that's especially sharp and throbbing can be a sign of a migraine headache.

Q. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

My Son has been diagnosed with ADD. Is this the same as ADHD?
A1Here is the general description:
ADHD: Think of these types of children as the energizer bunnies in constant motion. They tend to move about excessively, fidgeting and squirming, and always into things. Remaining seated when expected to is often an impossible task.
ADD: Children with predominately inattentive behaviors, more commonly referred to as ADD, may act very differently. These are the “daydreamers.” They may appear spacey, forgetful, and distracted. They move from one activity to the next, never quite able to complete a task. Often times they begin a task without waiting for the directions and end up frustrated and uncertain. They may seem rather messy, careless and disorganized.
A2The difference is in the "H". The "H" stands for hyperactivity. Perhaps you son is just full of energy? I would get more than one opinion, as there is no absolute test for ADD or ADHD. The drs differed in our sons situation. The best information that I found with many links to national orgs. on this was at www.focusas.com
A3Here is a link to a website that lists all the differences between ADD and ADHD:
http://www.ldpride.net/addsub-types.htm
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