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Dr. Deanna Willis
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Community Health Centers (Overview)

Community health centers are health clinics funded by the government, which help care for low-income people regardless of whether or not they have insurance.


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How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Deanna Willis
191 doctors shared insights

Community Health Centers (Overview)

Community health centers are health clinics funded by the government, which help care for low-income people regardless of whether or not they have insurance.


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Are there any low cost community health centers besides boh?

Are there any low cost community health centers besides boh?

Location: Depends on your location, community health centers in usa are set up as safety net, to provide quality care to underfunded or non funded clients. ...Read more

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Community health centers (Tip)

Do quit smoking and don't start. Do follow GI advice. Do join support groups, & find community. ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Why can't a community mental health center employ psychiatrists. Why are they only contractors?

Why  can't a community mental health center employ psychiatrists.  Why are they only contractors?

Money & Stigma: Until very recently and after congress passed what are known as "parity" laws, mental conditions did not even have to be covered by insurance companies. Even now, the rates doctors are paid for seeing mental health patients who have insurance is less than for other diseases. The fees for psychiatrists to see medicaid patients is even lower. Mental patients, sadly, have always been stigmatized. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Is heating and central heating bad for health as used to say our old folks?

I think most people: Would consider central heating to be beneficial overall. After having lived in a log cabin with no insulation ; only a fire place and wood stove, i know what it is to be really cold. In the north, when there are lengthy electric blackouts due to snow storms, deaths often occur and are attributed to lack of warmth. Although people can adapt to cold indoors by layering, central heating is. ...Read more

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How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?

How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?

WHO, CDC: Who: organization under 'the united nations'. Almost all countries of the world are members. Cdc: 'center fof disease control and prevention', us based; deals with prevention of epidemic, infectious diseases, provides a system of health surveillance to monitor, prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), maintain national health statestics. Personals stationed in 25+ countries. ...Read more

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Im going to have my moles checked at a health center, can I rely on that?

Im going to have my moles checked at a health center, can I rely on that?

Moles: Having a trained healthcare professional exam your skin regularly is the best thing you can do to monitor for the development of melanoma. This will not prevent melanoma from developing but will help catch it in the early stages while its still hopefully curable. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

Can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

Probably: Women should not get pap smears until they turn 21, so teenagers don't need them. But most public health centers for birth control and STI counseling also do pap smears for those who need them. ...Read more

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In windsor can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

In windsor can you get a free pap smear at the teen health center?

Pap: Pap smear is to detect cell changes from human papilloma virus. Because teens have strong immune system, the virus seldom stay in the body for long. Teens don't need pap smear. ...Read more

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Afraid to get free condoms at college health center. Do they work just as well?

Afraid to get free condoms at college health center. Do they work just as well?

Yes: Colleges distribute free condoms because it is the right thing to do, makes the students happy, teaches good habits, and because unwanted pregnancies make them look bad and disrupt the lives of the students who provide income. Be thankful you're at an enlightened school rather than one dominated by a dumb ideology; love wisely and well and remember condom's aren't 100%. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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What are the most common health issues associated with "upper central abdomen" discomfort?"

What are the most common health issues associated with "upper central abdomen" discomfort?"

More on mid-abd pain: I agree with dr. Hicks that the stomach is the likeliest source of your "upper central abdominal" discomfort. Acid-related disease is common. Slow emptying due to a variety of reasons may be another problem attributable to the stomach. Don't ignore the possibility however of pancreas and biliary (gallbladder, bile ducts) disease, vascular pathology, or even disorders of the transverse colon. ...Read more

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