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Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can you get high mercury in your bloodstream-- from working in the cement plant occupation?

Can you get high mercury in your bloodstream-- from working in the cement plant occupation?

Not very likely.: This occupation is not the same as some others and, although it is very labor intensive, it apparently does not work with too many chemicals other than those in cement. Mercury is highly unlikely to be one of these as it is used in chemical reactions for chemically created products. While cement can be called a chemical reaction, it is a building material, and highly unlikely to involve mercury. ...Read more

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Could air pollution in the atmosphere contribute to the rise of certain cancers?

Could air pollution in the atmosphere contribute to the rise of certain cancers?

Possible: It is difficult to link directly as there are so many variables to soft through... Changing population, geographic specifics, different and evolving pollutants, improved screening and thus earlier and increased detection, lead time bias, migratory patterns of people throughout life( may grow up in a different place than where they are diagnosed). The cdc may have more info on this specific topic. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

What are doctor-recommended strategies or activities as a group to manage stress in the workplace?

Agree with Dr. Legha: Talk about feelings & address problems in the workplace - don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. > ...Read more

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How common is dishonesty in the startup workplace?

Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more

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What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?

What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery. ?

Trapped?: Brain surgery sounds very serious? Why do think that you're trapped? My suggestion would be to see either a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you get through these tough times. Good luck. ...Read more

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What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

Serious: If this is the case, report to the health department, landlord and the city water and sewer department immediatley and move out. Do not take any risks. You can contract serious illness with raw sewage. Get out and stay out till cleared by the proper authorities. ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home. However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?

How to deal with non traumatic uncontrollable unwanted thoughts from the past in the same environment it took place in relating to OCD?

OCD therapy: There are psychotherapy specialists in OCD management. Find one who will guide you through practice in reducing the power of and tolerating the anxiety that emerges in your trigger situation. It takes effort and time, but getting started is good. Medication may help you through the early challenges so that you can win this struggle. ...Read more

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What are the probable homeostatic responses to changes in the environment inside the body brought upon during exercise?

What are the probable homeostatic responses to changes in the environment inside the body brought upon during exercise?

Clarify question and: Your question is so general it is difficult to give a specific answer - exercise = increase adrenaline output (arousal hormone) during and increased serotonin levels (quieting) afterwards; also increased metabolic rate, increased carbohydrate use, increased muscle activity during exercise. ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

Moldy home: Living in a damp, moldy home can expose the patient to recurrent sinus and/or respiratory issues. Some of the exposed molds can be especially toxic including black mold. It is very important to have professional remediation to clean up and effectively remove all the mold. ...Read more

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What are the worst violations of hygiene in a nursing home?

See below: If your loved one has not received proper hygiene care, please contact either unit manager, supervisor of nursing or director of nursing. If not helping, please contact administrator. If you feel that the whole place is not helping for the loved ones, then you have the right to report to the state department of health for possible abuse/neglect. ...Read more

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How can you deal with anxiety in the workplace?

How can you deal with anxiety in the workplace?

Explore Specifics?: Apart from knowing about anxiety & how it ticks, it can b very helpful 2explore the specifics of ur anxiety w/a skilled mental health clinician - one who has expertise treating persons struggling w/anxiety. Pinpointing the anxiety-producing aspects of this situation, tying them 2prior experiences & coming up w/ theories 2test can all be helpful - esp along w/applying principles 4reducing anxiety! ...Read more

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What's the difference in the aortas compliance to physical stress and psychological stress? Does it narrow or expand in the different situations?

What's the difference in the aortas compliance to physical stress  and psychological stress? Does it narrow or expand in the different situations?

Aortic compliance: The physical compliance of the aorta is its response to the blood pressure, wall stress presented it. There is no reason to expect that if physical or psychologic causes yielded the same wall stress that the compliance would differ. ...Read more

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Can colds result from low temperatures or being outside in the rain?

Getting a cold: "colds" are usually caused by viruses, typically spread by inhaling droplets when someone coughs or sneezes, or by touching contaminated surfaces. While you cannot get a cold only by being out in cold or rainy weather, if someone develops hypothermia due to excessive cold exposure with lowering of core temperature, it might affect their immune system making them more susceptible to infections. ...Read more

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Is the pollution from a highway next to our house making my family unhealthy?

Is the pollution from a highway next to our house making my family unhealthy?

Possibly: Over time this exposure can lead to health problems if coupled with unhealthy habits. Therefore your family should maintain a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet, pure water, exercise and positive mental attitude. ...Read more

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