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Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Mental health advocates: is war on poverty of thought as important as war on poverty?

Really: I think your answer can ne found by examing how mich government funding os provided to each. ...Read more

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What are components of good health education curriculum?

What are components of good health education curriculum?

Health Education: I admire your concern for good Health education Curriculum. Of course, it should start in pre-school, continue in elementary, intermediate and High School. It should include Physical Intellectual Emotional Social,and Spiritual health S There should be Education programs for parents, families and teachers Our Children-Our Future! ...Read more

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What are examples of acts that constitute health insurance fraud?

What are examples of acts that constitute health insurance fraud?

This may be more of: a legal question. Consider asking on AVVO.Com. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is HUMAN SOUL in MEDICAL Perception?Does MEDICINE/Science recognize existence of human soul.

Not clear: There is no clear scientific consensus about this, but many doctors and scientists DO, in fact, believe in a soul and in religion. ...Read more

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What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read more

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What are the main objectives of complementary health practices?

What are the main objectives of  complementary health practices?

Alternative help: For those suspicious of conventional medicine, or fearful of its application, complementary health provides an outlet which can be emotionally satisfactory although many of its practices have not been tested and many are of no value except as a placebo. The underlying objective is of course to accept a fee for these practices. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Why is effective use of medical terminology essential to the performance of job duties in health professions?

Communication: Just like any other industry or job, you have to be able to communicate accurately and effectively with others. Medicine is no different. ...Read more

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Is it true that civilized societies provide more advanced mental health systems?

Can't be answered: It depends on how you define "civilized" and "developed". Is the us highly civilized ? Most americans say yes but other nations may disagree. Is our mental health system highly developed? In some ways yes, in others no. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Salutogenic wellness: There is a ton of research on this topic. Suggest you try the following Google Scholar search for "salutogenic wellness promotion scale". http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=salutogenic+wellness+promotion+scale&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=V6TKU-fqNIWHyASttIKAAg&ved=0CCoQgQMwAA ...Read more

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What are health benefits of prayer?

A personal matter: Prayer can make you feel good inside. It is useful for believers as it allows for an external comfort for ones problems. Tests of prayer for specific outcomes have never proven better than random. So it is not used medically but can be used personally. ...Read more

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How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Choose mindfully. Avoid fasting because of the overeating imbalance seen after the fast. Favor fresh, whole foods grown locally. ...Read more

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Is there gender bias in health care?

Is there gender bias in health care?

Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more

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What's mental health in the face of economic downturn?

What's mental health in the face of economic downturn?

Mental Health: According to the world health organization, mental health isn't just the absence of mental disorder. It's defined as a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." i'd say that's true no matter what the economy does. ...Read more

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Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Any empirical evidence to support the health benefits of fish oil?

Fish Oil healthy?: Yes there is enough evidence in medical literature strongly supports health benefits of fish oil it has been shown fish oil and omegs 3 benefits patients with cancer of prostate, breast and colon.It also is recommended by american heart association to prevent coronary artery dosease.Nih recommends it for elevated triglycerides, secondary cv dosease, and hypertension.Also in psychatric disease etc. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...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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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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