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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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Considering that this trend is still in its initial stage, the Supreme Court's judgment and observation on live-in relationship, and also pre-marital sex, have generated fierce debate across the country.
The program began in 2006, when the department built the station and included six live-in rooms, Koons said.
Furthermore, because of the growing shortage of labor in the domestic-service industry, it has become even more difficult to recruit local middle-aged women as domestics (obasans), who, regardless of the wage, have no interest in working as live-ins. Thus, a financially affordable solution to the demand for child care, housework, and elderly care is sought in foreign domestic workers.
The Director of Student Services at OISE/UT, a man by the name of Gary Hunt, advised the MSSB option students at an employment conference to "Make yourself look Catholic" when applying to a Catholic board, and if applying to a public board, "Downplay your Catholic experience." This same man, at the beginning of the year, had invited members of our option to volunteer the help of our "siblings, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, partners, and live-ins," at a skating party the faculty was running.
Eva, a native of Mexico, had been my live-in housekeeper in Los Angeles for 12 years.
Most newly arrived Latina immigrant women begin as live-in housekeepers and nannies.