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1. Having life; alive.
2. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form.
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Patient discussion about live

Q. do we need the esophagus to live? If we were to take our esophagus away would we still live?

A. Principally, yes. Feeding can be done through a hole in the stomach (PEG). Life is possible this way, although one may argue about the quality of life in this situation.

Q. How long can an alcoholic expect to live? My nephew who was an alcoholic died in his early age of 35. My uncle who was also an alcoholic died in his age of 48. How long can an alcoholic expect to live?

A. I am sorry. My dad who is an alcoholic too always advice me from his experience that an alcoholic will die younger than they would if they were not using alcohol. There are two sides to this: physiological and psychological. The destructive effect that alcohol has on the human body when used to excess may shorten expected lifespan. This list is long, from brain damage to liver failure.
The psychological side is the likelihood that goofy behavior caused by the use of alcohol may kill them. The list here is endless. Driving while drunk, getting in violent confrontations, taking idiotic risks, using power tools while blitzed. One way or another, the odds are good that this person will die much earlier than if they were not drinking.

Q. how long do u live with lupus? why do we get lupus? why was i hit with it along with all my other medical problems? i dont understand why..

A. well i've had it now for 1 yr and i'm still going

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The documentary includes the voices of other Britons in debt talking about how they've had to live off payday loans and credit cards and even contemplated suicide.
Filmed at Trench Studios in Toronto, and produced by MC2 Music Media, "Live Off The Floor" will consist of three live recordings of songs from the band's most recent, "Sonic Boom" album: Title track, "Sonic Boom," "It Shouldn't Be This Hard," and their tribute to Via Rail, "Back To The Tracks." All three were written by frontwoman, lead-singer/songwriter, and co-founder, Jacqueline Auguste.
Sidon's Greek Melkite Catholic Diocese launched an awareness campaign Sunday in an effort to protect sea turtles that live off Lebanon's southern coast.The Diocese's Environment and Heritage Committee kicked off the campaign in cooperation with the municipalities of Sidon and nearby Rmeileh by placing 12 placards in Sidon around the city's castle, fishing port, public beach and nearby Al-Zirah island.
The 44-year-old actress, who has three children with husband Danny Moder wishes to set up a base on the Pacific islands so she can "live off the land" and surf all the time.
Although the school's new dorm provides students 156 more beds, it is estimated that only 20 to 40 fewer students will live off campus this year.
Summary: Workers see pensions as the best way to save for retirement but the majority worry that their scheme will not deliver enough to live off.
He has now decided that we should "live off the grid" and learn more about sustainable living.
In the past he has scored some great goals for his team, but he can''t live off these indefinitely.
I love to study animals and their natural habitats, and I live in just the place to do that--I live off the grid!
Rather than simply taking you along on a hunting trip, Brooks uses this hunt to show what it takes to live off the land and what it takes to "step it up a notch," stalk close, and make the shot count.
'More and more people live off fame and obviously there's some temptation to live off other people's fame.