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How does socio-economic status affect someone's mental health?

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

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

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


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Teaching plan for patient with altered mental status?

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

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Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Varies by state: The answer varies from state to state and from profession to profession. This website provides state by state policy. http://hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/view/167. ...Read more

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How does someone's socioeconomic status impact their health?

How does someone's socioeconomic status impact their health?

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

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What non-behavioural biological factors affect a person's dental / oral health?

What non-behavioural biological factors affect a person's dental / oral health?

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

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Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

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

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Who determines mental status for power of attorney or guardian of an elderly person?

Who determines mental status for power of attorney or guardian of an elderly person?

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

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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?

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?

Foolish: If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. ...Read more

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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

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

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Is someone who's HIV positive required to inform present or future sexual partners by law?

Is someone who's HIV positive required to inform present or future sexual partners by law?

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

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Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

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

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Can there be any individual hmo plans w/ self-referral?

Can there be any individual hmo plans w/ self-referral?

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

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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?

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 more

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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

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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How does someone's financial situation have the potential to affect their overall mental health?

How does someone's financial situation have the potential to affect their overall mental health?

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