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Can the government demand I have living will?

Can the government demand I have living will?

No: A living will is a document drawn up to guide others in your health care preferences. It designates a proxy or someone who will make decisions for your care if you can't and lets others know your preferences for end of life care, artificial nutrition, resuscitation efforts amongst others. It can be changed by you it unfortunately is often not followed by surrogates when the time comes to use it. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Why doesn't the government do more about children smoking?

Wrong forum : Many things in a society are left to individuals to decide. That's called liberty. With this gift there are abuses. If a doctor knows a child is allowed to smoke by their parents then she must consider if child abuse is present. If so then there is governmental protocol for helping the child. But what about an 18 yr old smoker? Parents smoking? We can't legislate common sense. ...Read more

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Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Is the government working to increase the average life expectancy?

Yes: The major funder of basic research in the usa is the nih. Many useful medical and scientific discoveries originate there and with their fund recipients. This includes a number of research pathways designed to increase health and longevity. As long as the budget is not cut by congress, this work can continue. ...Read more

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What knowledge do social workers have of the government and finances?

What knowledge do social workers have of the government and finances?

Depends on SW: Most sw's have knowledge of social programs on the state and federal level, however, this depends on the setting they work in. Hospital sw have more knowledge pertinent to hospitalized patients, whereas those working in the office setting have more of it for the patients they see. As far as government per say, they have no better knowledge than an average person should have. Not sure on finances. ...Read more

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Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Where do I fine the government requirements for a home child care center?

Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more

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Could governments who prohibit a market in organs encourage more organ donation?

No: Through the decades more and more patients are added to the transplant wait list.....donation has increased only very slightly.....therefore, more donors needed;however, it is better be regulated thru strict laws, ethical rules.....so not only certain group can get advantage from the market....it is not an easy issue....the discussion is out there for quite sometime...no perfect answer yet ...Read more

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The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

The government is trying to banish trans-fats from food, why ar they so bad for u?

Heart disease: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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What help can I expect from utilities, and social and government services after an earthquake?

What help can I expect from utilities, and social and government services after an earthquake?

Earthquake - NZ: Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/earthquake/ ...Read more

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Which government department is responsible for maintaining a hygenic environment in a deep residential area?

Which government department is responsible for maintaining a hygenic environment in a deep residential area?

Deep residential are: I do not know what a deep residential area is. Do you mean in a bomb shelter or in a silo for missiles? Talk to your commander. ...Read more

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Drs cant figure out my mental health diagnosis, my thoughts come from somewhere else, i think the government is plotting to kill me and control my tho?

Ask your doc: It is very likely your doc will tell you the diagnosis if you ask - you can also ask for a copy of your records to which you are entitled ...Read more

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I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. Whats the role for public health?

Sweets and govt.: Agree you do not want govt. 2 control what u drink but if everyone did what is right for themselves, and paid att.2 the phd bulletins/educational literature, the govt. Did not have to intervene! you would be amazed what pediatricians are required to do as part of the preventive care guidelines as a result of governmental policies as well. But all in all is it is good for people's health. ...Read more

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Why won't the government legalize mj for cancer?

Some states: Have. The feds oppose that, and probably have no way to regulate, eat crow for decades of over reaction, and appease all sides of the question. Interdiction is a monumental waste of time. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more

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If I file with government & private companies can I collect from both?

If I file with government & private companies can I collect from both?

Collect what for ?: If it is for disability , or unemployment or other entitlements benefits , is illegal most of the time , collecting same benefits from two sources. This time you speak to your lawyer not your doctor ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about government guidelines for healthy eating?

Can you please tell me about government guidelines for healthy eating?

MyPlate.Gov: Check it out on the usda recommended myplate.Gov.It emphasises using lots of veggies, fruits and grains and less of animal fats or red meats. ...Read more

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Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Political choice: This is a major issue with the political right wing; a group that constantly says governmental interference is bad and wants to eliminate it for business, but on the other hand desparately wants the government to interfere in your personal and private lives. This includes their anti-female stance on birth control which has some religious undertones as well. It would infringe on personal rights. ...Read more

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Government making cuts to medicaid, medicare and social security how would you do it?

Complicated : Older doctor (30 years ago when i started) told me an office call should cost 100x the cost of a postage stamp. When letters were 6 cents to mail, an office call was about $6.. Now postage is 45 cents & most office calls are over $45. Insurance companies & governement regulations for medical care have added tons of paperwork for the dr. Pay the dr. Directly, & everybody pays something. ...Read more