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Cytomegalovirus Financial Status
Mental health: Poorer people, with fewer resources are at high risk for mental health issues. That being said, those who are affluent who do not use the resources at their disposal for mental health issues are also at risk. ...Read more
CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more
Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible. ...Read more
Often: not.Get a more detailed answer ›
SES and health: The higher your SES the healthier you tend to be. Very complex issues on why this is so. You eat better? Less likely to eat junk food? Less stress? Better education? Better exercise, brush teeth more? Take meds as directed? Better access to preventive medicine and even regular medical care. ...Read more
Public employee; lots of contact w/mothers/kids/elderly. Prior10 yrs of parvovirus b-19. Tested w/acute CMV @ highly contagious stage. No sick leave. No $$. Morally conflict re: returning to work.
Interesting question: Behavior ;#40;i think is most important;#41; and genetic predisposition are the primary contributors to your bodily reaction to bacteria in the mouth. "non-behavioral" biologics would be inflammation ;#40;auto-immune;#41;, cancer, gerd, trauma and developmental anomalies. In my experience, they are rare and ~80-90% of what I do is behaviorally mediated as a general dentist--usually tobacco or diet-related. ...Read more
Should be: Should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quite possibly: This varies state to state, but most states have programs specifically for autistic individuals that often is independent of family resources and can be especially valuable for very young children and adults with autism. In california, these services are rendered by regional centers. Look up autism or mental health services in the govenment pages of your phone book or online. ...Read more
Legal question: It's a good idea to consult with your attorney regarding these legal questions. Courts of law determine whether a person is competent or not. This court's decision is usually informed by the report/testimony of a mental health professional (psychiatrist or psychologist) with expertise in competency evaluations. ...Read more
Hepatitis b antibody.Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?
Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?
Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more
HIV: This may vary from state to state, but there have been criminal and civil cases in which the failure to notify has been evidence of a variety of criminal accusations, and the civil liabilities have resulted in very significant monetary rewards to the injured party. Morally it seems only natural to let people with whom you plan to be intimate know what their risks are. Wouldn't you want to know? ...Read more
Sure!: They can do anything they want. They want to make money, not help people, really. If you are too sick, you won't do that. However, if they don't cover some illness, like mental illness, but would cover others, then there may be a question of failure to provide "health care parity", which is supposedly illegal. Talk to your agent and find out why. Check with the state department of insurance. ...Read more
Very Unlikly: Health Maintenance Organizations, HMO, were developed to maintain health, prevent diseases and avoid unnecessary testing or treatment. They try achieving this by the use of a primary physician as a gate keeper. In other words, he is knowledgeble and would decide if your complaint is a problem, can he handle it, or what to do first before referring you to a specialist. ...Read more
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stress, Depression..: Self-Esteem...In today's culture so much rides on our financial ability-our own self image, how other's see us, our ability to make ends meet, keep our homes and our lifestyles. The truth is, without money to pay the bills, the physical and mental stress can take an enormous toll, causing anxiety, depression and even lowered immunity to physical ailments.Best measure of wealth:relationships ...Read more
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