I don't think I'd ever depend 100% on hand sanitizers if I thought there was a serious risk of infection. The only way to protect yourself from any virus that transfers through the blood is to use preventative measures. This means safe sex and safe handling of any blood that may be contaminated.
It's kind of a trick question to get you thinking, isn't it?
I may be 46 but in my mind I'm still 24. I still act like a kid most of the time and I have a serious case of Peter Pan syndrome.
Most of us live our lives and eras by how the rest of society believes a person that age should live. I believe we need to make more mature choices, but overall...I think we should all do what brings us joy...whatever age we are at.View Thread
This thread is just about all of us getting to know our community neighbors better and a little fun.
Every Thursday I will post a one thought provoking question for the community that I hope each of you will participate in. It's nice to just take a moment to get your mind off things and chat with your virtual friends here!
So, here it goes for this Thursday! Ask yourself these questions and leave your replies below. I hope you like this new thread!!
QUESTION: How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Share why you picked that age and how you feel about age or the preconceived perceptions on aging.View Thread
I have some great news for all my pet-adoring fans here: For the next six months, WebMD, along with Iams, are bringing you the Healthy Pet Contest . Each month there's a chance at winning $150 toward the health product or service of your choice.
Even if you don't win, your pet's photo may be selected for a WebMD Pets Photo Slideshow. You can enter once per month.
If you include a Healthy Pet Tip with entry, you'll also be eligible for the Grand Prize. This includes a profile and photo featured in WebMD the Magazine, plus $500 to help support your pet's health and wellness!
October's theme is Halloween and Fall-Friendly, so start snapping away and go ahead and enter. If you'd like to tell (and show) us about what you entered, you can share in the thread below.
We've had a couple questions regarding Expert roles and Member participation. I just wanted to leave a note to explain the role of our Experts and give an idea of what the community can expect from them and from our Members..
How Many Questions Do Experts Answer? WebMD contracts with our Health Experts to answer as many Member questions that they are able in the amount of time they can devote to checking in on the board. However, it's not likely that they will be able to respond to ALL Member questions, even if they are directly posed to them.
There may be times when Dr. Palmer can't answer or may take a little time before answering, and that fits within the expectations of her role here in the community.
Why Do Members Answer My Questions Instead of the Expert? We have a wonderful and extremely helpful community here on our Hepatitis board. Many of our members offer individual, real-life experiences which can be a very useful resource...they will also often provide tons of emotional support.
Since this is an open forum that was created on community sharing, you can expect our Members to jump in on any posted questions with their experience or opinion. If you are not interested in someone else's opinion or experience posted in reply to your question then you choose to ignore it or just politely thank them for taking the time to show concern.
Will My Question Be Answered? Between our Expert, the great community that our Members have built together, and a little help from me (your Moderator), everyone should be able to find some direction for their questions or helpful resources to continue educating yourself.
What If The Reply Is Out of Line? If you ever come a cross a reply (or any post) that violates WebMD's Terms & Conditions you should report the post using the "Report This" button to notify us.
I hope that helps explain, and if anyone has questions about our expert policies here at WebMD, please always feel free to write to us at CommunityManagement@WebMD.net .
Thank you to all of you for making this such a great community!
According to several experts, there is growing evidence that spirituality is good for your health
At a recent series of lectures presented to the public, Tom McGovern, professor of psychiatry at Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center, reported that "people who use their spirituality to navigate life, cope better under stress, heal faster from their illnesses and experience benefits to their mental health.".
Please join editor Colleen Paretty on the WebMD the Magazine community for updates on what's coming up in the magazine and how you can get your very own subscription.
Also, the magazine is always looking for interesting member stories to feature. Find out how you cansubmit your story here .
If you know someone that is a "Health Hero" you can nominate them via this link for our year-end Health Heroes Awards. Who do you know who inspires you -- who has recently faced a health challenge successfully AND found unique way to reach out and help others?
But HURRY! Nominations must be received by August 16th!!