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Dr. Felecia Sumner
94 doctors shared insights

Health Literacy (Overview)

Health literacy refers to a person's ability to understand health information, which includes things like determining medication doses, judging the quality of health information, and understanding the risks and benefits of treatment.


Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Health fraud websites?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Health fraud websites?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
94 doctors shared insights

Health Literacy (Overview)

Health literacy refers to a person's ability to understand health information, which includes things like determining medication doses, judging the quality of health information, and understanding the risks and benefits of treatment.


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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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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

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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How does health literacy affect health?

How does health literacy affect health?

Many ways: The biggest issue is usually when the provider does not check to see what literacy level the patient has, and uses words or phrases that are not understood. People often are embarrassed to admit they did not understand, so important parts of diagnostic or treatment decisions aren't clearly reviewed. It is our job to be sure you understand what we discuss about health and illness. ...Read more

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Job satisfaction of health workers?

Job satisfaction of  health workers?

It depends.: This depends on the individual. Some people may be more satisfied than others, and so they are happy. Others are never happy, and may need counseling, like with a psychiatrist. Self help and supervised group therapy can also help. ...Read more

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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 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

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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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How's health care in kuwait?

Health care : My understanding is that oil revenues have led to progressive improvement in health care in kuwait - and that there are some excellent hospitals. ...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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How does health il literacy affect health?

How does health il literacy affect health?

Many ways: The biggest issue is usually when the provider does not check to see what literacy level the patient has, and uses words or phrases that are not understood. People often are embarrassed to admit they did not understand, so important parts of diagnostic or treatment decisions aren't clearly reviewed. It is our job to be sure you understand what we discuss about health and illness. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...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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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more