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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Public Health (Definition)

Public health is a field of study in which a person studies how health and disease affects a community or society, and how government entities or programs can best deliver medical advice and treatments to a large population. The local department of public health is ...Read more


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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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Is heart disease a major public health issue?

Is heart disease a major public health issue?

Yes: Yes. It is the number one cause of death in the us. ...Read more

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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www.Jpc-se.Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more

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What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

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What social problems are linked to health issues?

What social problems are linked to health issues?

Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

Will student health share my medical record with anyone?

NO: Under privacy laws they can not, unless you provide written permission - either generic or on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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What are the ten essential public health services?

From the CDC:: Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts. Enforce laws and regulations. ...Read more

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Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Please clarify: What are you really asking? About insurance? Sex workers need routine care from a good trusted family physician that knows about STDs and screening for HPV related cancers. One who can provide appropriate birth control as well. ...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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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Is there any health evaluation model to predict the current health risk?

Is there any health evaluation model to predict the current health risk?

Physical: The only health evaluation model is a good physical and general lab tests and if indicated X-rays. There are certain blood biomarkers available to predict ones susceptibility to certain cancers and other diseases ...Read more

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H Do you deal with mental health issues?

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Do you deal with mental health issues?

Mental Health: Yes, there are clinical psychologists and psychiatrists serving on Health Tap. Please ask you question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

Web search: The web has lot's of information from reviews to websites sponsored by many international health agencies. A focused search will help you in your quest. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more