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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 first few months living off Universal Credit were difficult, there was a few weeks where I went without food because I struggled to budget getting paid every two weeks - I don't think it was enough to live off.
"I urge visitors to look out for the producers whose livelihoods are made 'Living off the Land.' For example, our farms produce the very finest beef and lamb, which is distributed to supermarkets throughout the UK and further afield.
Living off the grid can save exorbitant amounts of money each year while also giving a new level of autonomy to property owners.
"I know this is going to be challenging but I want to raise awareness of those living off so little in the world, particularly the people I met in Sierra Leone.
The proposals aim to strip housing and unemployment benefits from, particularly, young people who are living off social grants, without any intention of earning a living.
Point commit to developing an Off-reserve Aboriginal Action Plan last month was a ray of hope for BC's 145,000 Aboriginal people living off of the reserve, and an historic moment for the organizations that support them," said Annette Morgan, president of the association.
From building a new residence hall that will house 156 students this year, to phasing in an off-campus application process expected to be in full effect by the 2014-15 academic year, the college is trying to alleviate recurrent tension between students living off campus, property owners and residents in the neighborhood.
POLICE today raided a string of homes across Merseyside in a crackdown on people suspected of living off ill-gotten gains.
If he has had a good game this season, it has not been televised, and, apart from the odd strike, I feel he is living off the efforts of others.
The President issued the directive after it was brought to his attention that there were no formal institutional arrangements to reach out to the IDPs living off camps.
I didn't feel much like living off someone else, yet I did

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