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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 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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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'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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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 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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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

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

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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

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Doctors, what are the health benefits of circumcision?

Doctors, what are the health benefits of circumcision?

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

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Who directs the us dept of health and human services?

HHS: I believe that the HHS Secretary has been Sylvia Mathews Burwell since 9 June 2014. ...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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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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What are the health benefits of bougainvillaea?

Bougainvillaea: http://wonderwoman.intoday.in/section/135/1/domestic-goddess.html

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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 is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

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

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What are some ongoing debates in the field of premarital counselling?

What are some ongoing debates in the field of premarital counselling?

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 more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

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 more

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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

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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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How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?

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

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Can you tell me the typical health promotion initiatives that help reduce the risk of depression?

Can you tell me the typical health promotion initiatives that help reduce the risk of depression?

This looks like a : Class assignment. Here is a site you may check: http://www.Cdc.Gov/workplacehealthpromotion/implementation/topics/depression.Html. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Urine test: Your urine will be very dilute if you drink large quantities of water/liquid before your test. A diuretic taken just before your test would have similar effects. Neither thyroxine or pravastatin have this effect. ...Read more

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How does eating vegetables promote health?

Yes: Try to eat vegetables with all the colors of the rainbow. ...Read more

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How does music promote health and well-being?

Does it?: It is not established that music promotes health. However, if you like music and it makes to fee better, it will promote your well being like any other pleasurable activity does. ...Read more

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What would your recommend to promote good health? General rules for 42 yo.

What would your recommend to promote good health? General rules for 42 yo.

Watch weight. : Don't smoke, keep your weight normal and exercise regularly. Do something you enjoy. Help others. Don't drink excessively or use street drugs. See your doctor for regular checkups. An active sex life helps! ...Read more

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After another tragedy, do conservatives again promote that everyone who becomes violent has mental health?

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

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Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

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 more

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How do I promote ganglia health?

How do I promote ganglia health?

See answer: Ganglia are part of the nervous system. Exercise, healthy diet, avoiding neurotoxins like excess alcohol are recommended for health in general, including the nervous system. There is no specific advice pertaining to ganglia. ...Read more

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How does carnosine promote health?

How does carnosine promote health?

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

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How can animals promote health in elders with dementia?

How can animals promote health in elders with dementia?

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 more

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What are new therapies emerging to promote holistic health?

What are new therapies emerging to promote holistic health?

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

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Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more

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What kind of foods promote good eye health?

What kind of foods promote good eye health?

Many: There are several food ingredients that reduce the risk of eye disease. This includes lutein and zeaxanthin which is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like kale and spinach; fish oil; flax-seed oil, anti-oxidant vitamins (vit a, c, e and zinc). ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

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

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How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

How do your promote physical health for people with mental illness?

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