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What is cultural health?

What is cultural health?

School topic: If you start treating sick people, you'll quickly discover that people from cultures other than your own often (not always) have attitudes and beliefs and behaviors that are quite different from yours and that make a difficult situation even more difficult. "Cultural health" is a term for a course that teaches you to be diplomatic so you can get the job done. If not ideological, it can be useful. ...Read more

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Could someone read me my culture result?

See below: What was cultured and by whom? Hospital labs are the usual place for culturing human specimens and they are well equipped to read the results. The question is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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What are different aspects of cultural health?

What are different aspects of cultural health?

Academic discipline: What this actually means is teaching you how to communicate productively with people from "other cultures" who come to you for health care. You'll learn to be a diplomat in the face of what you may see as appalling cruelty, ignorance, and backwardness -- or amazing courage and kindness. There are tricks to getting folks to accept what they need to be healthy using your science. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are bacteriophage cultured?

Can you tell me how are bacteriophage cultured?

In bacteria: Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. Bacteriophages cannot be cultured per se. But multiplication of bacteriophages can be accomplished by growing these viruses in bacterial cultures. ...Read more

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How can someone care for their cultural health?

How can someone care for their cultural health?

What's that?: "Cultural health" is a movement to educate physicians, nurses, and other caregivers about how to communicate effectively with people whose cultures have different ideas, attitudes, practices and behaviors. While terminology may vary -- certainly ideologies with respect to "culture" do -- I'm not aware that one has healthy or unhealthy "culture". Focus on understanding others, it's a good thing. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of cultural health?

WHO: There is only one definition of health that was enunciated by the WHO in 1948. Please go to this site for the definition:
http://who. Int/about/definition/en/print. Html ...Read more

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How does culture affect your understanding of health?

How does culture affect your understanding of health?

Complicated: Every culture has ideas about what causes disease and what it means. I generally reject unscientific ideas as simply untrue, but a physician must meet people on their own terms to be effective. A patient may think illness is "God's punishment / test", "from thinking bad thoughts", "from being weak", "caused by evil spirits" or caused by modern medical or food technology / immunizations or anything ...Read more

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Some cultures eat insects. Is that nutritious? Is that safe?

Some cultures eat insects. Is that nutritious? Is that safe?

A/W Dr. Friedlander: It can be both nutritious and safe. It just isn't something that many Americans are used to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how modern world and culture lead to disease?

Unclear question: Modern or ancient, current or old culture, all have been associated with diseases. The main disease of the modern world and culture is due to inactivity and overeating resulting in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, strokes, arthritis etc. ...Read more

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How does culture shape one's understanding of health and disease?

How does culture shape one's understanding of health and disease?

Huge question: Each of us are taught ideas about healthy practices and the causes and meaning of sickness that are outside of science. A person may be taught that disease is divine punishment, that a certain condition (even something like being red-headed or left-handed) is something one needs to be terribly ashamed of, that scientific medicine is against "the true religion", and so forth. ...Read more

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Can the live cultures in yogurt cause disease when eaten regularly?

No: Every time you touch your lips with your fingers you bring it germs which make their way into your gut. We all have germs living like hitch hikers in our gut. Some help us, like they do when they convert vitamin K to a n active form. Most of them stink up our farts. The living cultures in yogurt are a balance of good guys that never cause harm. ...Read more

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What's the best yogurt brand that has the most live cultures in it?

Any: As long as it is non-pasteurized cultured yogurt it will contain millions of bacteria. No one brand is substantially different than the others. ...Read more

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How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

How could we help our children resist today's evil cultural messages?

Love them: Young people are going to explore. Set an example in your own life. For me, "evil" is hating others without any real reason, treating others unfairly, demanding things for which you haven't worked, defining yourself in terms of owning worthless things. If you peers admire you for the life you live, your children will usually follow your example, though every young person makes some mistakes. ...Read more

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What does a culture result of rare staphallococus aereous mean and how should it be treated

Shouldn't always: You haven't explained what body area was cultured, why it was cultured, and what the symptoms were that prompted a culture?? Rare growth means a small concentration of bacteria, staph aureus is the most common bacteria normally found on your skin and mucous membranes, and there are 2 types of staph - MRSA, which is a resistant strain, and MSSA, which isn't. Ask your doc about treatment, depends... ...Read more

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What's a sputum culture?

See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated to test for any bacteria (or fungi). The purpose is to see if an infection is causing an illness. If bacteria grows, it is identified with various reagents and then tested for antibiotic susceptibility for treatment purposes. ...Read more

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How long does the sputum culture take?

How long does the sputum culture take?

Hours to weeks: Most bacteria take hours to days to appear in culture. Bugs that cause TB and related infections can take up to 2 months. Some bugs can't be grown in culture at all. Its important to remember that not every bug in a culture is an infection and a negative culture cannot exclude some infections. Cultures are like every other test, with false positive and negatives that your doctor has to interpret. ...Read more

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Can skin cultures have false readings?

Skin cultures: Skin cultures will show if there are bacteria. Sometimes it's negative for fungus cultures. ...Read more

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What is culture and sensitivity report?

Kind of bacteria: Usually it detects what kind if bacteria is there and sometimes fungi. Viral cultures look for types if viruses. Sensitivity see what kind if antibiotic works best for that bacteria or what anti viral med works best for that virus ...Read more

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What causes narcissism in some cultures?

What causes narcissism in some cultures?

Unknown: There is no general consensus of agreement on the causes of narcissism, but one viewpoint maintains that injuries to one's sense of self during formative years, such as neglectful or highly critical, parents, can instill a pervasive sense of inferiority and insignificance in the child. The injured person then later compensates for this underlying inferiority with grandiosity and omnipotence. ...Read more

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What does a positive semen culture mean?

What does a positive semen culture mean?

Missing Context: You are not sharing with us the reason for the test and what your doctor diagnosed. Positive culture represents an infection. ...Read more

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What is culture shock? Can it make you sick?

No: "Culture shock" is simply the confusion and difficult that happen when a person immigrates to a new country, a group of people with different norms and habits, or way of life. It's something that any successful person overcomes as they manage their life. We can help others adjust and learn new skills; it'll only make you sick if you cannot or will not learn to live with your new neighbors. ...Read more

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Do doctors undergo cultural sensitivty training?

Do doctors undergo cultural sensitivty training?

Yes: This does not mean we always get it "right", whatever "right" is. Please pardon my frankness -- when I see a "cherished cultural practice" that promotes disease, or degrades women, or denies autonomy to a family member, or prevents me from caring for someone who's sick, I may seem "insensitive" -- but it's because I care about people. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how accurate are herpes cultures?

Can you tell me how accurate are herpes cultures?

Accurate if positive: If a lesions test positive for herpes by culture, it is herpes. Inability to culture the virus does not exclude herpes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for urine to spoil for a culture?

More than 2 hours: If urine stays for more than two hours at room temperature it will have falsely high bacterial count, which is one of the markers for determining the results of culture. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

They are different: A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wound culture?

What is the definition or description of: wound culture?

A lab test.: A wound culture is a lab test in which material from the wound is submitted to the microbiology laboratory to rule out the presence of bacterial organisms indicative of a wound infection. If any bacteria grow, they are identified and are tested to determine which antibiotics they are sensitive to. If no bacteria grow, the wound is considered to be uninfected. ...Read more

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What culture or race is associated with turner's syndrome?

Equal opportunity Dx: Turner syndrome (xo sex chromasomes) has been reported across all races, cultures and socio-economic groups. After conception, many are lost early in pregnancy. The DX may be suspected prenatally thru screening or evident by physical features seen at birth. Many go unrecognized until adolescence when short stature & lack of development is evident. With rx they can live quite well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vaginal culture came out positive?

What does it mean if my vaginal culture came out positive?

May need treatment: Depending on the type of culture, a positive result may mean that you need treatment. Please speak with the doctor that ordered the test. They should be able to let you know what the culture was positive for, and if you need treatment. ...Read more

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What are the ways that different cultures deal with stress?

What are the ways that different cultures deal with stress?

Very broad question: This depends on the culture you're investigating, what's generally seen as stress in that culture, and what behaviors are seen as "normal." there are also subcultures within a larger culture. For instance, military culture differs from civilian; and us mainland may differ profoundly from that in hawaii although hawaii is part of the us. Can you please focus your question a little more? Thanks. ...Read more

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How is a sputum culture obtained when you are being tested?

You spit it out.: Basically, you hock up a logey and spit it into a sterile cup. If you can't hock up any phlegm, for whatever reason, they go in after it with a thin tube and suck it out. ...Read more

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Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Unfortunately, worse: In many cultures, senior citizens are treated far worse than in the us. Just visit any other country (first world or developing), and you will notice nearly no handicapped access, no elevators, no ramps, nothing to aid the elderly or infirm or physically limited. New zealand and australia are rare examples that do care for their aging population. ...Read more

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Do they really cut up parts of little girls in some cultures?

Do they really cut up parts of little girls in some cultures?

Yes: By "cut up, " I assume you're referring to female "circumcision, " also referred to as "genital mutilation." this refers to removal of the clitoris and sometimes decreasing the size of the vaginal opening. It is practiced in some cultures, but has plenty of downsides without any benefits or medical justifcation. It's a practice that should be stopped. ...Read more

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What does culture yielded growth of staphylococcus aureus mean?

Common skin germ: Staph aureus is just a common skin germ that is often found in abscesses or pustules. It is considered more invasive or aggressive than many other skin germs. MRSA is one strain of this germ. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have cell culture contamination?

I need help! How do I know if I have cell culture contamination?

Can you clarify?: If you are concerned that your body has been invaded by something from a scientist's lab, stop worrying -- that's science fantasy. If you have some other concer, can you write back? Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and a culture at gyno?

Wet mount vs culture: Wet mount is a microscopic inspection of the gyn sample, usually in the office. Culture is to grow micro-organisms from the gyn sample, usually in a laboratory. ...Read more

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All my cultures came back negative so what is this discharge from?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not say what was cultured and where is the discharge from. If it is vaginal discharge, a small amount of discharge, as long as it is not foul smelling, may be normal. ...Read more

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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: Patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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What are the cultural and social impacts of a few measles outbreaks?

What are the cultural and social impacts of a few measles outbreaks?

Vaccination: I’d be far more worried about the medical impact! However, any measles outbreak is evidence of inadequate vaccination in the community, something we’re seeing way too much of in our own country due to the growing trend of vaccine refusal by parents. My hope is that the cultural and social impact of a measles outbreak would be education and legislation focused on preventing death through universal. ...Read more