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What do you know about the concept of ''the narcissism of minor differences''?

A: It refers to a tendency all too common to place great emphasis on those details that we see as setting us apart from others. In other words, we ignore the overwhelming number of things we have in common with others, and focus in on the few differences, because these differences are what seem to define us as individuals. This reinforces the sense of self and keeps us feeling out-of-the-ordinary, but of course it''s also what keeps fueling conflicts with others over stupid little points of difference. I just want to be different. Like everyone else. It is the foundation of most the world''s enduring cultures and religions, and informs most of their doctrinal decrees and laws. Small differences give a group identity,...


What is the difference between Lexapro and Celexa?

A:  Lexapro (escitalopram) and Celexa (citalopram) are very similar medications. Both are classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and are commonly used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Celexa was manufactured and available before Lexapro. Celexa has been on the market longer. Therefore, it has a cheaper generic alternative available, known as citalopram. Generic drugs are lower cost alternatives to more expensive brand-name drugs. They will appear different and have a few other minor differences from the brand-name drugs, but their labeling and directions for use must be virtually the same as that of the brand-name product. Generics are considered, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be identical...


Is it safe to use generic blood pressure medications from different manufacturers?

A: Generic drugs are lower-cost alternatives to more expensive brand-name drugs. They will appear different and have a few other minor differences from the brand-name drugs, but their labeling and directions for use must be virtually the same as that of the brand name product. Both brand-name and generic drug manufacturing facilities must follow the same standards of good manufacturing practices and meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...


What is the difference between major and minor heart attack?

A: With a major hear attack...you are often dead......probably these are just general terms...not medical in which vein if is it in main vein will be major heart attack. Life or Death. A heart attack is properly called a myocardial infarction. This means a loss of oxygen to the heart muscle, either from a narrowing or a blockage in a blood vessel that feeds the heart. If the cause of the lack of oxygen is quickly corrected and only a small part of the heart is affected then that''s a minor heart attack. If a large part of the heart is damaged and cannot be repaired that is a major heart attack. If treatment starts within one hour of the onset of pain you have a 90% chance of full recovery. After 3 hours the chance of recovery to that part of the heart is about 0% and...


What Are the Different Types of Antibiotics?

A: There are over 100 antibiotics prescribed in modern medicine. The majority of these antibiotics are derived from seven main classes that are widely used today. They include penicillins, cephalosporins and macroclides. Fluoroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines and aminoglycosides are also types of antibiotics. Amoxicillin and penicillin fall into the penicillin class of antibiotics. These types of antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as gonorrhea and pneumonia. Sometimes amoxicillin is prescribed along with clarithromycin (Biaxin) to treat stomach ulcers. Some minor side effects include nausea and vomiting, thrush and swollen or black tongue. Penicillins can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, so patients should let their...


What Is Thalassemia minor?

A: Thalassemia minor is a genetic blood condition. Patients with thalassemia minor are sometimes said to have “thalassemia trait,” and they are often non-symptomatic. Although someone with this condition may not experience adverse symptoms, the trait can be passed on to a child, and if the other parent also carries the trait, the child could develop thalassemia minor by inheriting a bad gene from one parent, or a more severe form of the disease by inheriting the gene from both parents. The term “thalassemia” actually describes a family of inherited blood conditions seen primarily among people of Mediterranean and Asian descent. Patients with this conditions have defects in the genes which contribute to the production...

What Are the Different Types of First Aid Supplies?

A: An organized container of first aid supplies is a necessity at home, particularly if there are young children present. However, it’s also a good idea to keep a few basic first aid supplies in the car since you might get a cut while changing a tire or simply reaching into the glove compartment. For that matter, who hasn’t experienced a painful paper cut at school or the office? Wherever you and your loved ones spend a good deal of time, you''ll want to be able to handle these and other unexpected minor emergencies. That''s it''s important to learn about the different types of first aid supplies available and those usually needed most often. As the phrase implies, first aid supplies are intended to provide a first line of defense against the potential complications...


What Are the Different Types of Rotator Cuff Therapy?

A: There are several different treatment options available for a rotator cuff injury, including surgical and non-surgical therapy. The type of rotator cuff therapy recommended is influenced by a number of factors, including level of activity, type of injury, age, and additional health risks. In cases of minor injury, rest and anti-inflammatory medications followed by rehabilitation exercises are often the only rotator cuff therapy needed. There are three sets of ligaments, four muscles, and four tendons which surround the shoulder joint and provide stability. The four muscles, collectively known as the rotator cuff, are the infraspinatus, the subscapularis, the supraspinatus, and the teres minor. An injury to the rotator cuff most commonly...


results of minor accident

A: Dear Pamela, YES, YES, YES, you are absolutely correct that a small damage impact can produce very serious injuries in the occupant of the car that has been hit.  The at fault party"s insurance company is completely wrong and they know it...the research shows that they are wrong, but they will always try to bully you into settling for nothing.   My experience as an auto crash reconstructionist as well as my clincial experience in treating patients injured from rear-impact vectored collisions, has shown me time and time again the ability to sustain injuries from low speed and minor property damage collisions.  In fact, newton"s first law of motion (scientifc fact of physics and inertia) proves that you and I are right and that the insurance...


What Are the Different Types of Knee Injury Treatment?

A: A knee injury may be obtained from a ruptured or torn ligament, tendon, or cartilage. Sudden blows to the knee, a fall, or an accident may also cause knee damage. Overuse and repeated stress can lead to a knee injury if repetitive activities are constantly performed. Additionally, knee problems may result from sudden turns, pivots, and degeneration from age. There are different types of knee injury treatment options, including physical therapy, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement surgery. Knee pain is the one of the most prominent symptoms of a knee injury. Pain sustained from a minor injury to the knee may be relieved by resting the knee, applying ice to the site of pain, or with elevation. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be used to treat pain for

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