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Hispanic American Health (Overview)

Some unique as aspects to Hispanic-American Health can include language barriers, lack of insurance, and cultural differences in views of illness and health.


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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more

Hispanic American Health (Overview)

Some unique as aspects to Hispanic-American Health can include language barriers, lack of insurance, and cultural differences in views of illness and health.


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Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system ?Try a site based in your country. ...Read more

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Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...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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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

On-line: International health insurance, typically with evacuation coverage, is a supplemental insurance policy to cover health expenses while traveling. There are many reputible companies who market their products online. The national health service advises: www.Nhs.Uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/pages/healthcareabroad.Aspx. Us state department: travel.State.Gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.Html. ...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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Is eating pork bad for African American males?

Is eating pork bad for African American males?

I know of no studies: that suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is ramipril affective for african americans?

Is ramipril affective for african americans?

Yes: Besides the usual recommendations by the jnc7 (joint national committee), and possible the upcoming jnc8 (jnc2013) that ace inhibitors are effect as monotherapy for hypertension (especially in the appropriate clinical settings) there are some studies that suggest that ace inhibitors, such as ramipril, are an effective agent for the treatment of hypertension in african americans. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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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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Is the who an international health agency?

Is the who an international health agency?

Yes: Straight from their website: "the world health organization (who) is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the united nations’ system." from their lips to your eyes! ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...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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Is vitalize peel/vipeel safe for African American skin?

Is vitalize peel/vipeel safe for African American skin?

Yes: i have used ViPeel extensively on dark skin and it is effective and safe. ...Read more

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Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

Physically --: --breast exams, pap smears, hemoglobin, cholesterol, weight; but psychosocial evaluations are very important: depression, chronic fatigue, body image disorders, and eating disorders are common in high-achieving young women, and they are not immune to intimate partner violence as well. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are  recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What does an american without health insurance do if his child has cancer or another serious disease?

What does an american without health insurance do if his child has cancer or another serious disease?

Still get treatments: If proved to be poor, and have no financial resources, medicaid and lots of charitable medical facilities are always available, this is what the health care reform is about, every one will have health care insurance, and prevent people to put money in the mat and place the burden on the health care system, virtual destruction of hospitals are due uninsured people walking in with grave problems. ...Read more

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What are health issues that specifically affect Native American communities?

American indians: http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations/REMP/aian.html

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I am not clear about national american health system and private health care and insurance - how would I pay for a physiotherapy appointment?

I am not clear about national american 
health system and private health care and insurance - how would I pay for a physiotherapy appointment?

Depends: It depends on your insurance. Each insurance company has it's own rules about what is considered "covered" services. Even if they cover a treatment, you still need to find out what percentage of the bill they pay. Also, they often require a doctor to prescribe physiotherapy before it will be covered. It is important to know the guidelines of your personal insurance plan so you know what to expect. ...Read more

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Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Sweden has reviewed 16000 peer reviewed articles and concluded a low carb diet is safe and good for health. Do american doctors agree?

Low Carbs: Yes. Even the U.S. Government has changed and advocates this approach to nutrition and dieting. The U.S. Recommendations, backed up by science, is that 65% of calories should come from protein sources, 25% from carbohydrate sources and 15% from fats. ...Read more

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How big of a health problem is genital herpes? What treatments are there? What can happen if you let herpes go untreated? In your opinion, how big of a health problem is genital herpes nowadays? If as many as 90% of americans have type 1, and many don't h

Genital : Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus. It is a sexually transmitted disease. It is usually casued by herpes simplex virus type 2. It is transmitted through contact with oral or genital secretions. Fever blisters or cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. However this can cause genital herpes when oral surface comes in contact with genitals during oral sex. First episode of genital herpes causes group of painful blisters filled with clear fluid and after few days dry up and heal. The first episode is more noticeable and painful than the recurrent outbreaks. First episode is associated with fatigue, fever, pain in thighs, back pain etc. They can occur on labia, inner thighs, vagina, anus in women. On penis and scrotum and inner thighs in men. Once infected with this virus, your body always carries this virus. After the first outbreak, one might have frequent outbreaks when their body is under physical stress like even menstruation and mental stress. Some, might never have an outbreak again in their life. After one is infected it can be transmitted to their partners even if they do not have any skin blisters. Transmission can be avoided if there is no contact. Using condoms cannot completely eliminate the risk of transmission. Hence, it is advisable to reveal to partners if one have genital herpes infection. There is no complete cure for genital herpes. Once infected, the virus is in the body forever. However there are antiviral treatments available to decrease the severity of symptoms, to reduce the number of days of symptoms, and to reduce the amount of virus shedding from the body. Sometimes these treatments are used daily instead of only with outbreaks to decrease the virus shedding, so decreasing the chance of virus transmission to partners. These treatments are acyclovir, valcyclovir and famcyclovir. When they are used with recurrent outbreaks these are effective when started as soon as mild discomfort begins, even before the blisters appear. It is very important to know the history of genital herpes in pregnant women. This can be passed to baby during the birth from birth canal and leads to brain damage and brain infection, skin infection and death of the new born baby. Women who get infected during pregnancy with genital herpes are more likely to pass this to new born compared to women who has a recurrent episode. So, a cesearean section should be planned if there is any outbreak around term(close to expected date of delivery). Also other complications like spread of infection to eyes, lungs, spinal cord can occur. But this is mostly in people with compromised immnune system like HIV and someone taking immunosuppressive drugs. I hope this answers most of your questions, but the following link has information presented very well that can be helpful for you to read to get even better understanding regarding genital herpes. ...Read more

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I am african american, I am not on health insurance to see a dermatologist. What are good home remedies to clear up acne and dark spots?

I am african american, I am not on health insurance to see a dermatologist. What are good home remedies to clear up acne and dark spots?

General physician: Any licensed physician can mange all but the most severe cases of acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, adding topical Clindamycin or a short course of a systemic antibiotic may be sufficient. ...Read more

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Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?

Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?

Genetic variability: Those areas are darker not only in people of the above origin, but in caucasians as well, although, may not be as noticeable. Those areas tend to be "loaded" with melanocytes - cells that carry melanine, the dark pigment that determines a person's complexity. Some people have genetically more melanine than others. ...Read more

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Give me some tips about health?

Give me some tips about health?

Several: Always have a Positive attitude, do not stress, eat well, exercise, do not smoke or ever do illegal drugs. Get a good 8 hours sleep, be sure to have fun for part of the day, and then of course there is only about 8 hours left to work in the day. Be kind, and do to others as you would want them to do to you. Follow these things and you will most likely live a long happy life. Stay well! ...Read more

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What is a general health panel?

What is a general health panel?

General lab: General health panel is a wide ranging blood "panel ' that covers many areas such as kidney, liver and mineral function This has been a general type of blood screening that will pick any number of illness that are manifest in the blood. ...Read more

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How can I improve my mental health?

How can I improve my mental health?

Psychotherapy: First and foremost, consider psychotherapy. A psychologist can help you understand your problems and address them. Sometimes you could benefit from medication, as well. Regular exercise and support groups can also help improve your mental health. ...Read more

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