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Agent Orange Veterans And Military Health
Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?
Some are: The DBQ application forms are a summary of the medical status of a veteran in relationship to claimed service connected disability. A team of contract physicians has been trained to perform these examinations and submit the DBQ forms. Some Health Tap doctors have had this training and can do this although the examinations are scheduled through organizations such as VES and QTC.l ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
They like it: What fits them doesn't mean it is best for us. Too much delay for most americans. ...Read more
Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft ...Read more
Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more
Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?
Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more
Staff supervision: Just what it implies, a supervisory capacity in nursing home care and management. ...Read more
Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?
Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more
I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?
Not really new: Occupational therapists have always dealt with the consequences of chronic disease, and have provided counseling to numerous patients. Suppose we could call some of this "psychotherapy". But historically, not only psychiatrists and psychologists, but also clergy and social workers and speech therapists have provided psych support. ...Read more
Several: Truman tried but was overwhelmed with other issues. Johnson put together the Medicare legislation, This was modified buy several subsequent presidents. Clinton tried in his first term but the measure never got out of the White House. Bush added a prescription drug benefit. Obama got through the Accountable Care Act. Trump would like to eliminate that. ...Read more
Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
Police officers are: exposed to traumatic events on a frequent basis. It is important for them to have opportunuies to process all these traumas. Police departments are aware of this but often do not do enough to help their staff work through these events. ...Read more
What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more
Not increasing: I don't know about uk, but in the us there has been an overall decrease in mental hospitals over the past 30 years. There is also a sparsity of outpatient mental health facilities all over the us. Unfortunately, there is an under supply of psychiatrists and other mental health providers. ...Read more
For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more
Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?
It depends: How you end up after such a long experience depends on your genetics, your background, your supports, and your ability to deal with frightening situations. I don't know about the diagnoses you've listed, as ptsd might be more expected than those. At the very least, you could easily be in for some kind of anxiety -- undiagnosable without full evaluation. You could see a psychiatrist & find out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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