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Health Science Institute Scam
The term is used: in the United States, but seemingly not as formally as in China where sub-health is a synonym. It attempts to describe a state of being neither healthy nor ill, but not feeling really well; not a precise condition.Symptoms include fatigue, chronic aches/pains, trouble sleeping nervousness, poor mood. Criteria (such as increased BMI, blood sugar, etc) have been developed/used principally in China. ...Read more
What to do if I am planning on going into college and I was wondering if I go into health science, what jobs will I be able to get?
Health job: There are quite a few from being a physician to nurse, nurse aid, pharmacist etc. ...Read more
Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?
Not strictly a medical problem, but it is an old medical school challenge. Go to Amazon and look under "Anatomy Mnemonics" to find a whole range of cram tools that people have used to remember obscure terms, concepts and associations.
Good luck. ...Read more
I am a high school health science teacher and we are covering the respiratory system. I need to find out what conditions a bronchoconstrictrictor would be rx'd for.
Some scientific studies say red wine 1 glass is good for health! Some say any alcohol is bad! What's truth? How can it be science if its conflicting?
This is a great: example of how many things in life, especially health, are not totally black or white in spite of applying a rigorous scientific method.Best evidence to date suggests that red wine contains substances,i.e. reservatrol that are healthy.Medical guidelines say 1 drink a day for men/2 for women is fine.Those who say "drink nothing" worry folks can't stop there and are at risk for alcoholism. Stay well ...Read more
I will be volunteering at a mental health institute I have to receive CPI training what is that? I know its crisis prevention is that restraint?
CPI training is used to help staff learn how to effectively defuse anxious, hostile, or violent behaviors as early as possible. It is designed to reduce harm to patients and staff. CPI is not always restraint techniques. The key word is "defuse". CPI training is a good idea for you if you are volunteering.
Oncology: Where within the National Institute of Health's organization does an oncologist send suspected cancer slides as a second opinion?
Your doctor can guid: NIH is a huge institution. Unless you are your doctor know someone there who is a bonafide speciallist, you may not get the answer that you are seeking. NIH is not known for slide reviewes in the first place. There are other centers of excellence in different cancers, which you doctor can guide you or his office to do. What is your diagnosis? If you tell me tha,t i can guide you and help you find ...Read more
Interconnected world: We can not ignore health issues in other countries. With rapid air transit organisms can easily be transmitted and the maintainence of controls on health problems elsewhere does have an impact on everyone. These are generally not scams although some "charities" claiming an interest in global health are in fact scams. ...Read more
I'm considering buying the health and ancestry package from 23&Me. On a likely scale from 1-10, how much of a scam is this for health planning?
Not sure: Hi Willie, I don't know much about these DNA testing services so I can't provide an opinion. I personally haven't created treatment plans for patients based on information from any of these types of tests, I only take a standard verbal family history to give insight to genetics of a patient. Perhaps some other health tap doctors can weigh in. ...Read more
It's all in the mind: Good health is a general sense of well being and freedom from illness, injury or pain. Health is often defined differently by doctors and patients. I think it entirely possible to have many illnesses and injuries yet remain "healthy." I have seen many patients who refuse to become ill or sick despite severe adversity. Health care providers love to see patients like that! ...Read more
Health: is managed best by good lifestyle choices and visits to doctor. Do you avoid junk food, eat protein, good fats, and carbs? Do you exercise? What is your attitude toward life, realistic & optimistic or negative? Consult w/a health psychologist can be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Be smart: Manage your time. Get enough sleep. Avoid tobacco and addictive drugs. Find meaning in doing genuine good. Don't overuse alcohol or cannabis. Find a fitness activity you enjoy. Avoid the sugary, greasy and very salty foods. No one owes you love. Work and study hard to have a marketable skill. Say only nice things. Health doesn't come from a pill / vitamin bottle. Enjoy being who you are. ...Read more
Adaptive or not: There are many answers to this, but one way of answering this very broad question is the idea of how adaptive a person's behavior is (or isn't) to social situations, i.e., the context in which the behavior is exhibited. For instance, jumping up and down and yelling during, say, a Catholic mass might be considered maladaptive/ inappropriate, in that context. However, not at all at a sporting event. ...Read more
YES!: There are 2 ways prayers may improve health- for the person praying and for others one prays for. There is research that supports the benefits in both of these situations. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/prayer-healing.Htm for a good discussion of the research. While there are many positive studies, as often is the case, some of the studies are negative. ...Read more
In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read more
Is Masturbation bad?:
Nope. Not at all.
There is no health reason to not masturbate. Nearly all humans do masturbate or have masturbated.
This is part of human sexuality and should carry no shame, guilt or worry of disease. ...Read more