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Health Promotion Vs Disease Prevention
How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?
Prevention: Have you heard the statement, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? The social worker has the ability to help inform you of healthier health practices that can, if followed, improve your ability to prevent disease. And help you to have a better quality of life. Social workers are a great benifit to many people if only people will listen and apply their reccomendations.
Yes: There are several commercially available vitamins that reduce progression of macular degeneration. Ocuvites and I caps make a number of different supplements. Healthy eating of course is best incorporating spinach, kale, fish, and other green leafy vegetables into your diet.See 3 more doctor answers
This looks like a: Class assignment. Here is a site you may check: http://www. Cdc. Gov/workplacehealthpromotion/implementation/topics/depression.Html.
What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, I would like to know if there are guidelines I can put in place to minimiz
As: As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies. Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality: 1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection. 2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area. 3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date. 4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty. 5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene. 6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies. 7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire. Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting.See 1 more doctor answer
Solid ground: Wellness - our good health - is the solid ground that we stand on. Imagine running on rocky ground or quicksand. Easier to get hurt and we don't get as far, right? It's no accident that eating right, exercise, solid sleep, work/play balance keep us well and prevent things like heart disease, stroke and cancer.See 1 more doctor answer
I had my belt promotion test in karate I had to do splits and other stretching. Now I feel pain just below my buttocks. Is it over stretchng or nerve?
Either possible: Could be musculoskeletal or nerve irritation but more likely the former.
I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for paperwork to be finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct
Massage & stretching: There are various reasons why our backs go into spasm or have a strain and as a Rehab/Sports Med MD I see this commonly and try to determine the cause. That would be your 1st step. Next Physical therapy, core training or pilates, yoga and/or massage can usually be used safely to improve muscle strength and balance. Keep me postedSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently took a total of 2 drug urinalysis for a job promotion and both came back as diluted could my medication of levothyroxine and pravasatin affect the results?
Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy.
Help, please. Is the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) an international health agency?
Prevent disease: By definition, a disease prevention specialist performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention and referral services establishing self as a regional contact person for the department of health, usually of the state, but also can be part of the cdc--the center for disease control and prevention.See 1 more doctor answer
Www. Nlm. Nih. Gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e.
What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy.
Psychiatrists and: Psychologists. The former also prescribe medications. Psychologists do not.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you give an example of it being better to spend money on disease prevention than on its cure?
Gum disease: Gum disease is easily prevented and the "cure" for it is not only more expensive but much harder. Sometimes the damage will be permanent with gum disease. Spending money to prevent it is much better than spending money to fix it if you already have it.
Perspective: Immune system is inherited & important; however disease also depends upon the virulance or severity of the attack or insult upon that immune system together with outside environmental contributing factors. Disease occurs when any one of those factors is out of balance with the others.
What do you suggest if my father is suffering from neuropathy can anyone tell me about this disease prevention and how it get the recovery?
Neuropathy: The three most common causes of neuropathy in the U.S. are diabetes mellitus, alcohol toxicity and vitamin B12 deficiency. These are treatable. It is important to know the cause so it may be addressed. There are times when the cause cannot be found, but it is wise to try to find it before simply treating the symptoms.See 1 more doctor answer
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