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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Health Disparities (Overview)

Health disparities refers to the differences in health and medical care that are often present between different socio-economic groups.


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Cancer health disparities?

Cancer health disparities?

Sad but true.: It is well-established that there are differences in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate amongst different racial and ethnic groups in the us--the common factor is low socioeconomic status. While this may be primarily related to access to care, other factors such as exposure to toxins, obesity, smoking, etc, may play a role. For more information, go to the nci's website: crchd.Cancer.Gov. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
8 doctors shared insights

Health Disparities (Overview)

Health disparities refers to the differences in health and medical care that are often present between different socio-economic groups.


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Health issue:health disparities ?

Health issue:health disparities ?

All too common: While we are the richest country in the world and spend the most on health care, we are far from the healthiest. At least part of this is due to poor access to health care based on low socioeconomic status. If you are like me and believe that health care is a right and not a privilege, then you have to look at countries that have solved this dilemma and re-build our healthcare delivery model. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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In the united states and also internationally, what gender health disparities exist?

In the united states and also internationally, what gender health disparities exist?

Very broad topic: This topic can't be addressed in a few short sentences. A good place to start researching this is the cdc (www.Cdc.Gov/women/ and www.Cdc.Gov/minorityhealth/index.Html). ...Read more

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What are the consequences of gender health disparities on families?

Clarification: I am sorry but i don't have a clue what you are asking? Can you break this down and use simpler language please. ...Read more

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What are essential public health services?

What are essential public health services?

There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www.Apha.Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What are Mental Health conditions?

What are Mental Health conditions?

Mental health: They can be categorized into psychotic, anxiety, mood, and several other general groups of conditions. Mental health conditions cause distress, and occupational or social impairment to the sufferer. They are treatable typically using medications and therapy in the form of individual and/or group, and depending upon the illness. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

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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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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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Is there gender bias in health care?

Is there gender bias in health care?

Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more