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What is tested in a pre-employment physical besides illegal drugs, eye sight, hearing and the usual blood work?
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b
Try these ...: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more
Optometry resubmit #: is it a legal requirement in florida that a person must have dilation of the eyes during a routine eye exam for glasses?
What are chances or precedents of insurance company paying for breast reduction when breast size causes health issues?
I'm considering buying the health and ancestry package from 23&Me. On a likely scale from 1-10, how much of a scam is this for health planning?
Not sure: Hi Willie, I don't know much about these DNA testing services so I can't provide an opinion. I personally haven't created treatment plans for patients based on information from any of these types of tests, I only take a standard verbal family history to give insight to genetics of a patient. Perhaps some other health tap doctors can weigh in. ...Read more
Canadian Psych.: Basically philosophy is same as far as mission & goals. The canadian classification of mental illnesses follows the world health organization classification (icd), whereas the american follows the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a government program that provides dental assistance for low income individuals over the age of 25?
I was assigned to find out about education requirements, licenses and certifications, salary ranges, and job opportunities for three different jobs in the health profession field. What are the positive aspects and the challenges in healthcare?
Aspects of healthcar: In health care, you are delivering advice, examining and questioning others with intentful Listening and treating accordingly. The jobs offer a chance to help others and make a difference. We now live In a digital world of record and diversity which with more regulations, can be a challenge, but still rewarding ...Read more
How often should someone over the age of 50 have a dilatedi eye exam checking optic nerve, etc. As part of the annual eye exam?
Is there anyone offering to give free breast cancer exams as a regular program, anywhere in the u.S.?
Are mental health services, dental and normal gp visits free and covered by the nhs? Where can I find information about health services?
Are optometrists trained to detect eye cancers by checking a dilated eye? My regular eye exams are carried out by optometrists per my insurance reqs.
GOOGLE IT: Should come up just like that. Did you have a medical question we may be able to help you with? ...Read more
Check with school: One would expect that from a public school system but each state has its own requirements. You should check with your school district. ...Read more
Rogers AR genetic: Most of my patients that are from that area will go to Highlands oncology. There are many oncologists in their office and I'm sure one of them has a great interest in genetic testing. Testing can be a can of worms. Talk to the doctor first about the pros and cons and most importantly what would be done differently if positive. ...Read more
Does medicare cover all of the expenses for the nuclear exercise stress test if referred by my doctor?
No: It does not cover every thing , u will sill have copayment to pay. ...Read more
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
Will there be a gov't subsidy for low-income individuals in the coming months for new health insurance? My premium is going up, subsidy would help.
Ask the president: Send a letter to the white house and ask the president why the premium is going up. Maybe he will be honest an tell you why. Otherwise listen to the news and learn why. ...Read more
How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?
WHO, CDC: Who: organization under 'the united nations'. Almost all countries of the world are members. Cdc: 'center fof disease control and prevention', us based; deals with prevention of epidemic, infectious diseases, provides a system of health surveillance to monitor, prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), maintain national health statestics. Personals stationed in 25+ countries. ...Read more
Minimal: You didn't say if you are female or male or what part if your body was scanned. Radiation to the thyroid area, breasts, eyes, or ovaries if repeated multiple times over many years carry a small but statiscally increased risk of radiation induced tissue damage. 3 scans by themselves should not cause you to worry, but be aware that you want to limit your exposure to radiation. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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