Readers ask: Can you put wood floors over marble?

Wood flooring can be installed over existing ceramic tile, marble or terrazzo with proper underlayment or adhesives (according to manufacturer’s recommendation). Can you put flooring over marble tile? ANSWER – As long as the existing marble floor is structurally sound and well bonded to its substrate without excessive deflection, you can bond over the marble….

Readers ask: Are carbohydrates bad for blood sugar?

Because the body turns carbohydrates into glucose, eating carbohydrates makes blood sugar levels rise. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid carbohydrates if you have diabetes. Carbohydrates are a healthy and important part of a nutritious diet. Some carbohydrates have more health benefits than others, though. Are carbs bad for blood sugar? Carbs, protein, and…

Readers ask: What are the proximal and distal ends of a long bone called?

A long bone has two parts: the diaphysis and the epiphysis. The diaphysis is the tubular shaft that runs between the proximal and distal ends of the bone. The wider section at each end of the bone is called the epiphysis (plural = epiphyses), which is filled with spongy bone. What is the end of…

Readers ask: How does the mesosphere protect the Earth?

The mesosphere protects the Earth from meteors and asteroids by burning them up before they can reach its surface. What does the mesosphere do to help Earth? The mesosphere is very important for earth’s protection. The mesosphere burns up most meteors and asteroids before they are able to reach the earth’s surface. The mesosphere is…

Readers ask: Does Medicare pay for punctal plugs?

A. Yes; Medicare will cover punctal occlusion by temporary plugs inserted as a diagnostic procedure (usually collagen), as well as permanent plugs (e.g., silicone, thermosensitive or hydrophilic), provided that both procedures are medically necessary. How often will Medicare pay for punctal plugs? Q How frequently is this procedure performed? A CMS data for 2018 shows…