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Contemporary View Of Health Promotion
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
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
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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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?
Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more
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
Depends on phimosis: There are no health benefits from circumcision if foreskin retracts easily and subject keeps his penis clean. There are reports from Africa that it reduces risk of HIV by 50%. However, if there are considerable benefits if foreskin is too tight to retract easily (phimosis) as subject will now be able to remove smegma with ease, keep penis nice & sex will be much pleasanter. ...Read more
HHS: I believe that the HHS Secretary has been Sylvia Mathews Burwell since 9 June 2014. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more
There are endless : debates about whether people should have premarital counseling. Whether they should live together or not, have sex before marriage or not, etc. Is there something specific you are curious about? People with problematic relationships who enter marriage, generally find themselves seeking marital therapy and being surprised the issue was there all along. Take someone as is, dont try to change them, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
In the united states, are there any good examples of bringing patients via telehealth for medical assessments?
Yes: I work in telehealth part-time and there are several good but early & primitive capabilities out there. Video calls allow the physician and patient to discuss symptoms, history, visual physical findings, and plans. There is a lot more research being done and new devices being developed for more robust care but the services are advancing quickly. Contact me if you would like any referrals. ...Read more
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
How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?
Prevention: Have you heard the statement, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? The social worker has the ability to help inform you of healthier health practices that can, if followed, improve your ability to prevent disease. And help you to have a better quality of life. Social workers are a great benifit to many people if only people will listen and apply their reccomendations. ...Read more
Can you tell me the typical health promotion initiatives that help reduce the risk of depression?
I had my belt promotion test in karate i had to do splits and other stretching. Now i feel pain just below my buttocks. Is it over stretchng or nerve?
I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for paperwork to be finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct
Massage & stretching: There are various reasons why our backs go into spasm or have a strain and as a Rehab/Sports Med MD I see this commonly and try to determine the cause. That would be your 1st step. Next Physical therapy, core training or pilates, yoga and/or massage can usually be used safely to improve muscle strength and balance. Keep me posted ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently took a total of 2 drug urinalysis for a job promotion and both came back as diluted could my medication of levothyroxine and pravasatin affect the results?
After another tragedy, do conservatives again promote that everyone who becomes violent has mental health?
Logical Error: This is about common logical errors humans make: We tend to ignore (or are unaware of) the fact that the vast majority of people struggling w/mental health challenges DO NOT EVER become violent. Instead we focus on the relatively very small number of people w/mental health problems who DO become violent. We conclude that those prone to violence represent ALL people w/mental health problems. ...Read more
Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Carnosine can inhibit sympathetic nervous system activity that otherwise promotes hypertension, thus diminishing obesity-associated blood pressure elevations. Its antioxidant properties protect heart muscle directly against toxins, even powerful chemotherapy agents that would otherwise pose serious risks to heart tissue ...Read more
Soulfully: Animals have been found to stimulate social interaction & ease agitation in dementia patients + simply give them pleasure. Maybe it has to do with the unconditional love & acceptance that pets seem to provide, and the manner in which they relate to us without highlighting our cognitive challenges; they seem to relate to dementia patients at an intuitive, nonverbal, non cognitive & soul level! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Holistic health: New therapies in this area are really progress in therapies that have been used for decades. Clinical nutrition, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis (see.www.asch.net), dietary supplements, and exercise. For safety and effectiveness, work under the guidance of a licensed professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more
By example: Loving someone who is mentally ill is a tremendous challenge that will take sacrifice, courage, and goodness that may not be returned. Some of the strongest medications promote obesity. One of the kindest things you can do is find some form of vigorous physical activity you and your loved one anjoy doing together, and share this time. It's a precious opportunity. Good luck. ...Read more
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