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What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

Important: Important to identify any health issues that could cause problems during the activities you are planning to do. Getting these issues addressed and developing an exercise program you can do based on any underlying problems will help you to achieve your goals. A program will also help you meet your goals, start small and build. After all you don't start with a mile on sat then a marathon on sun! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are the different benefits of health and wellness programs in a workplace?

Many: There are many variations of the features in a health and wellness program provided by employers, but the main benefit is keeping employees healthier (and thus more productive.) absenteeism due to health issues is a significant cost to employers, besides the fact that it is not good to have health issues that could have been preventable. Utilize these programs to stay as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of radiation therapy for orbital inflammatory disease and scleritis?

What are the health risks of radiation therapy for orbital inflammatory disease and scleritis?

Orbital radiation: can affect eyelids and lashes, cause dry eye, corneal ulcers, cataracts, retinopathy, and optic neuropathy. Unfortunately, the list is long but it's generally local to the area of treatment. It's a benefit to risk ratio battle. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is health education applicable to all segments and ages of the popluation?

Is health education applicable to all segments and ages of the popluation?

Check with school: One would expect that from a public school system but each state has its own requirements. You should check with your school district. ...Read more

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Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Body Building: Please know that steroids will cause you significant disease, earlier death, complications such as joint disease, diabetes, liver damage, shrunken testicles and penis. I know of no good or healthy outcomes in men who take Anabolic steroids for body building. ...Read more

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Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Maybe: Abnormal liver chemistries (lfts) can be seen in abunch of disorders. Need a good history. Abnormal lfts generally initiate more testing to check on the cause for them, including viral infections (including hep c), autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, etc. Most patients with hep c don't have much in way of symptoms, tip off may be abnormal lfts. ...Read more

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What is the size of the global health market for diabetes products?

What is the size of the global health market for diabetes products?

Worldwide: Yes, as far as you can say it globally. Still growing enormously especially in north america. ...Read more

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Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Insulin in Psychiatr: Actually it dated back to 1935 when it was introduced by injection in large doses to induce coma & sometimes convulsions. In 1953 it was used to treat Schizophrenia, but vanished by the 1970's. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

Yoga: The most important thing is an experienced teacher who is sensitive to the needs of people with mental health issues. You probably want classes that teach mindfulness of body and breath, such as hatha yoga. Others, such as ashtanga and even bikram can be more like physical endurance contests depending on the teacher. Amy weintraub's book "yoga for depression" is an excellent resource. ...Read more

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What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

Top geriatric issues: Check out http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:guide-to-geriatric-syndromes-part-i/, http://cas.umkc.edu/casww/topdozn.htm, http://www.ncoa.org/press-room/fact-sheets/healthy-aging-fact-sheet.html & http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html. We often find vision & hearing loss, depression, dementia, debility & frailty, incontinence, constipation, malnutrition & more. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the pancreas?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Please go online to "www.pancreasfoundation.org/.../nutrition... and read it carefully. That should answer your important question. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between the diseases under the umbrella of MCTD and Diabetes? 5'9,#135 good health minus MCTD issues. HgA1c came back high.

Is there a connection between the diseases under the umbrella of MCTD and Diabetes?  5'9,#135 good health minus MCTD issues.  HgA1c came back high.

Unrelated: Steroids used to treat MCTD can raise your diabetes markers without meaning you have diabetes. The stress of the illness itself can be a factor as well. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Health Screening (Definition)

Health screening refers to testing people for a disease or condition who are at risk for disease (due to their age, gender, or activities), but who do not necessarily have any symptoms of the disease. An annual mammogram to check for cancer is an example ...Read more