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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www.Jpc-se.Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more

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Are health insurance companies providing solutions to help us or keep costs low?

Are health insurance companies providing solutions to help us or keep costs low?

Health insurances: Health insurances are a risk management for profit business. Their goal is to make a profit. Since they were introduce they have caused health prices to go up. They are betting on not having to pay for treatment. Now that health cost is so high we can not do without them. With the introduction of the hmo's and ppo's, the have succeeded transferring the health risk to the health providers. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

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

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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

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Health fraud websites?

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

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What are natural health practitioners?

What are natural health practitioners?

Varies..: This is a broad category with no real definition, legal or otherwise. The inference is that they are not using drugs or surgery, but the range of approaches used is broad. Anyone can call themselves this, so you need to check to see what each persons credentials are. ...Read more

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What is good naturopathic health website?

Bastyr: www.bastyr.edu is as close to an on-the-level naturopathic group as you're going to find. Anybody who's offering "natural medicine" as a complete system of health care is kidding you and perhaps themselves. The folks at bastyr seems interested in figuring out what natural remedies actually work, just as the law forces mainstream physicians to do with our systems of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

Mental health : That depends on type of mental health issue at hand. In general, counseling (both individual & group, family, couples, etc.), medication evaluation based on diagnostic workup, appropriate referrals for other health providers, teaching & education. ...Read more

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What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

Many & hard to rank: There are many and their value to you varies with your focus. There are the usual one to monitor your blood pressure, weight, caloric intake. You can measure sleep patterns, exercise level, heart rate, and others. If you need it, there are devices to measure your blood sugar, the effect of anti-clotting medications, and some urine values. The field is growing . See startup reflexwireless.Com. ...Read more

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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...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

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Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

Why is taking a public health approach important to achieve health equity? Explanations please?

This looks like:: 1. A school assignment and 2. Something that can't be answered in 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Whats national health and nutrition examination survey?

Whats national health and nutrition examination survey?

How we eat, live: Nhanes is an ongoing, episodic survey of how america eats, health behaviors, fitness, baseline illnesses, risk factors. Started in 1960;, 5000 people representative of population, get interviewed, examined and lab tests. Elderly, blacks, hispanics get over-sampled. Info used for research studies, public policy, etc. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to eating honeycombs?

Honeycomb: http://www.livestrong.com/article/486228-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-honeycomb/

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What are components of good health education curriculum?

What are components of good health education curriculum?

Health Education: I admire your concern for good Health education Curriculum. Of course, it should start in pre-school, continue in elementary, intermediate and High School. It should include Physical Intellectual Emotional Social,and Spiritual health S There should be Education programs for parents, families and teachers Our Children-Our Future! ...Read more

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How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more