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Doctor insights on: Alternatives For The Health Conscious Individual

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What is the goal of mental health facilities for their patients?

Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back. ...Read more

Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more


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What factors directed the change of thinking from modern biomedical health care to alternative therapies?

Patient demand. : When patients aren't getting better using current or conventional therapies, good doctors look for alternatives. And, correspondingly, patients urge their doctors to look for alternatives. ...Read more

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What factors are involved in the choice of treatment for mental health disorders?

What factors are involved in the choice of treatment for mental health disorders?

Many factors: Choice of treatment depends on many factors. Research on which treatments work for which disorders is a key factor. For example, forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (e.g., prolonged exposure) have been shown to be best for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Some other factors include the chronicity and nature of the disorder and the motivation of the patient to change. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of a mental health care plan?

Insurance likes it: Some policies expect to see a treatment plan if they are going to pay for your treatment. Moreover the treatment plan gets everyone involved in your therapy (including you!) in establishing specific goals and timeframes. ...Read more

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What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

Several: It all depends on the health problems the seniors have. They may have problems with.Cognition, visual and hearing problems, incordination, decreasing motor skills, loss of independence, depression - these are some of the things they face in late life. ...Read more

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What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

Homework?: Are you writing a paper? This subject can't be addressed in 400 letters or less. Check out this site: http://www.Cloneorgans.Com/therapeutic-cloning/14/. ...Read more

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What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

What are the health risks for sedation? Are there long term health risks due to heavy sedation?

Short term : Risks include hypotension and respiratory depression. You should be properly monitored and the medication should be administered by a dedicated, well trained physician. The only long term risks relate directly to complications experienced during the procedure. ...Read more

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Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

This looks like:: 1. A school assignment and 2. Something that can't be answered in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

ER/general doctor: Both are well qualified to prescribe drugs for complicated health conditions as they have gone through similar training program. It's the experience which makes the difference. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodations?

What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodations?

Optimize functioning.: Specialized memory care is set up to help people with dementia be the most functional that they can be. The idea is to compensate for someone's impairments by predictable schedules, a peer group, and easy availability of assistance with adequate supervision for safety. Look for a place that will work for someone with brain problems, not for a place that would have worked for the person before that. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

What are the benefits of choosing specialized memory care accommodation?

Better match: The overall quality of care ( and caring) is primary but specialty units often have staff with better trading and experience working with these conditions which adds to the quality of care. ...Read more

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What health strategy would be appropriate for an obese individual with a BMI of 40?

Multi approach: Hi. The approach depends on what obesity-related diseases you have. Healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, regular exercise, don't smoke) in all cases. Drug therapy or bariatric surgery are very valid considerations. Obesity injures and kills. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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What is the age of consent for children who want to be apart of their health care decision?

What is the  age of consent for children who want to be apart of their health care decision?

18 or 14: Depends on the issue. For general medical issues the age is 18 years. For issues involving sex, drugs, alcohol, mild psych issues, smoking, or pregnancy, the age is 14 years old in most states. You might need to check your state laws to see what they are specifically but those are the general laws in most states. ...Read more

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What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?

What are some good questions to ask when considering an assisted living center for your elderly parent?

Supervise Care-giver: Ask for credentials of clinical supervisor of alf, mode of supervision & monitoring of care-giving staff, modes of communication between staff & resident, communication lines with nearest of kin, criminal & background investigation of staff, st licensing & accreditation, familiarity w ombudsman, policies re drug prescription & administration & documentation, ratio of care-giover staff to residents. ...Read more

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What is the effect of telemedicine, telehealth, and e-health on cost and access for rural patients?

What is the effect of telemedicine, telehealth, and e-health on cost and access for rural patients?

Telehealth: Telemedicine is wonderful. You can get patients in rural settings access to a full variety of specialists on a flexible schedule. It cost less. Most patient feedback is very positive on the experience. If it were not for this technology, many specialties would be totally unavailable to small towns. This is a growth industry. ...Read more

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What type of social service is best suited for adoption?

What type of social service is best suited for adoption?

It depends: It would depend on the area of adoption being addressed. For example, for help with navigating through the adoption process itself, a specializing agency in the community would be best. Since research has shown that an inordinate number of adoptees use mental health services, and this is the area of service needed, then a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker could be consulted. ...Read more