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What are good resources for services or information regarding adults with autism?

Online: Several associations and societies have websites and advocate for people affected with this condition. All of them surely will help you find local chapters in your area, will share tips, support, referrals, resources. ...Read more

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What medical conditions are associated with under nutrition?

What medical conditions are associated with under nutrition?

Too broad an issue: It is a very broad subject to be addressed in 400 characters. Please see this site for details. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/disorders_of_nutrition/undernutrition/undernutrition.html. ...Read more

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What are the medical definitions of social health?

Social health: social health = amount & quality of interaction an individual has with their community. ...Read more

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Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Are medical doctors ever sickened;offended by various diseases or medical conditions?

Yes, But,: We are human & we all have things that bother us too but our professional training helps us to deal with them anyway. Also, it is one reason we may choose a different specialty - to avoid the things we don't like. In many ways it is like changing baby's diaper, no one likes to do it but we do it since it needs to be done! we also may assign the task to someone that is less bothered by it ...Read more

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Vision impairment question! who diagnoses most of them==optician or optometrist?

Vision impairment question! who diagnoses most of them==optician or optometrist?

O.D., M.D.: A primer on eyecare professionals: opticians are trained and licensed to make prescription eye glasses, while optometrists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat most eye conditions. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treatment of the eye both medically and surgically. Most vision conditions are diagnosed by either optometrists or ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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I am a therapist with a new client who has psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (pnes). What does the medical field think of this disorder - real medical disorder or psych issue?

I am a therapist with a new client who has psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (pnes). What does the medical field think of this disorder - real medical disorder or psych issue?

Real disorder: Psychogenic seizures are as real as any other, but aren't due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The person experiencing them is not aware that psychologic conflicts are being translated into physical symptoms (seizures); they aren't intentional. Many people with these seizures are survivors of abuse or trauma. Multidisciplinary care is called for. http://tinyurl.com/yhhnysh. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

Is preeclampsia associated with other medical conditions?

PREECLAMPSIA: Pregnant mothers go for checkups every month to their OB to prevent complications like hypertension, proteinuria, pedal edema, excessive weight gain, etc otherwise preeclampsia sets in and they are listed in high risk category. ...Read more

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Physician profile pages on healthtap have medical specialties next to the word "board certified, " such as "pulmonology, board certified." this means?

Physician profile pages on healthtap have medical specialties next to the word "board certified, " such as "pulmonology, board certified." this means?

Member of guild. : Board certification in a specialty is much like a trade guild. Examinations are taken regularly, regular class work is required, and a certain ongoing level of competence is implied. Among other things, board-certification almost always requires specialized residency training that follows medical school. Sometimes additional fellowship training is required for medical or surgical specialities. ...Read more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

What does "general practice" mean in a medical center with specialized care?

General Practice: A general practice physician can get his/her medical license after serving a 1 year, often rotating, internship. They provide primary care to families, from preventive exams to picking up early on illness. They have to be sharp in many areas to know when to do additional diagnostic tests, etc. Also they're courageous to keep up with so much, and humble enough to refer for more specialized care. ...Read more

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What are some influential medical societies regarding the care of patients?

I think now, in 2012: ...Specialty boards that certify doctors as being competent in their specialty have the most influence. ...Read more