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Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Veterans And Military Health (Definition)

Military health refers to the health care system of the military, including VA hospitals, and the health care provided in ...Read more


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Which diseases has the va recognized for children of agent orange exposed vets?

Which diseases has the va recognized for children of agent orange exposed vets?

Lots: http://covvha.net/children-of-vietnam-veterans-agent-orange/#.usa3mvzsqoc http://www.Publichealth.Va.Gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.Asp look at these two websites. ...Read more

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Are health care aids able to catch Agent Orange symptoms from their clients?

Are health care aids able to catch Agent Orange symptoms from their clients?

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

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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

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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

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

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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

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

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Will drinking carrot juice surpress autism and improve a person's mental state?

Will drinking carrot juice surpress autism and improve a person's mental state?

No: Carrot juice has no effect on autism. Whether or not it effects anyone's mental state is a personal issue.If some believes the juice is tastey or otherwise potent, their belief in it can have a positive effect. ...Read more

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I read mental health occupational therapists in Canada can now perform psychotherapy. Is this a recently new trend?

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

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Which presidents tried to implement a health care reform in the United States?

Which presidents tried to implement a health care reform in the United States?

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

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What prevents soldiers from receiving mental health assistance in the army?

Administration: This is not a medical question. This needs to be addressed to the administrative component of the military. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

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

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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare.Gov for information. ...Read more

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What potencial health hazards can be found in a medical facility?

What potencial health hazards can be found in a medical facility?

Infections.: Medical facilities, especially hospitals, tend to harbor resistant strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi which can cause infections to those vulnerable to such. ...Read more

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How does being a police officer affect your emotional and mental health?

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

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What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

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

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How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities increasing in the us and uk?

How much are mental hospitals or mental health facilities increasing in the us and uk?

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

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Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?

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 more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Agent Orange (Definition)

Agent Orange is the name for a chemical used during the Vietnam war to kill plants but that also killed people ...Read more