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Abbreviation for Director of Nursing.
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Q. Don’t I have the rights to take alcohol? Don’t I have the rights to take alcohol? You people are not letting me to consume peacefully. Why do you count alcohol as a drug?

A. abrham;;everyone on imedix care about the problems that we here about?--you have the right to do whatever you want,BUT,somethings are bad for your health,it might not seem that way now,because you are still young,but for me i spent 25yrs in the medical field,an has seen first hand what alcohol can do to you and your family,--I LIVED WITH AN ALCOHOLIC(my father)for 22yrs,it has affected me allmy life,i have lost friends when in high school,because of young people drinking and driving--i spent half my life trying to keep people alive,---you can become an alcoholic sooner than you think,and that is when your life WILL CHANGE.Ihope this doesnt happen to you--please thing about what i have said-----mrfoot56---peace

Q. I don’t want to go on non-vegetarian. This is Tom Greg; I have been vegetarian for about eight months. Often I’m really feeling tired. I’m taking iron supplements but that does not seem to help. Can my vegetarian diet be the reason for getting tired? If so what can I do to stop it, I don’t want to go on non-vegetarian. Thank You.

A. it is a known fact that vegetarians knock at least 10 yrs off their lives just by being vegetarians. you must take in proteins and all the other minerals and vitamins your body and brian needs in order to function and survive. you cannot and will not make it on veggies alone. i know this because i am a doctor. and i would never suggest a vegetarian only diet to anyone. your body must have the vitamins and minerals found in meats and dairy products, no ifs ands or buts about it. if you are going to be strictly on veggies, then yes, you can expect to be tired, and slown down.

Q. I don’t have any idea about herbal medicine. Hi! My 7 years old daughter is suffering from asthma and this gets severe with cold. I would like to know, is there any herbal medicine or syrup that my daughter can take for her asthma and cold. I don’t have any idea about herbal medicine. Thank You.

A. HELLO JUSTIN,their is herbal meds out there,to help people from getting a cold,because when a person with asthma-gets a cold,it will bring on a attack. once an asthma attack starts,you have to use conventional meds.bronchodilators(inhalers)-steroids-methylxanthines-and sometimes oxygen. Herbal meds work slower than conventional meds-you cant use them for a disease like asthma,because time is everything when a person has and asthma attack,because no one can predict how long an attack will last---my suggestion to you is to find a pulmonologist(DR).--not a regular dr. IF you can keep your child from getting a cold--from being around dust in the house-smoke--fumes,and some odors--an asthma attack can start from exertion(exercise-induced asthma)---foods/wine-some dyes found in candy(yellow dye)--aspirin some cheeses--spores-pollens,animal danders.If you decide to try herbal meds(PLEASE)check with your DR. first------mrfoot56

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Cooper (pictured) said: "The ground is plenty dry enough for Don Cossack and he's officially the highestrated horse in training.
DON McCLANEN HAS founded five major Christian ministries, including the 2-million-person Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the influential Ministry of Money.
I can't emphasize enough the power of networking with other DONs. They are the only others who totally understand the job, its expectations, demands, and challenges.
These interactive classes assist DONs and others to improve not only supervisory skills but also staff recruitment and retention strategies.
John Don, 70, had gone shopping with his wife, Jean, after being banned for two years and fined pounds 900 for being four times the drink-drive limit.
The Republic whipped the powerful Soviets 3-0 and Don Givens bagged a hat trick before 32,000 ...
Every Oxford student has at least one good variation on the distracted don theme; dons who slinked under a rug, skimmed the newspaper, or--my personal favorite--sat and shaved with an electric razor while students read out their essays.
If you work in healthcare, you know who--or what--the DON is.
Storey: I hope to see DONs develop a more genuinely collaborative role in facility management, including developing budgets and staff ratios and having more control over resources.
Peck: Do you find that, with today's pressure for good communication and cooperation among clinicians at every level of the nursing home, that relations between DONs, RNs and physicians are improving?
By the same token, in hearing DONs talk in casual conversation, I feel some concern that they might be increasing the burnout by taking too much upon themselves.