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Why is community support important for parenting?

Why is community support important for parenting?

Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Doula (Definition)

A doula is a person that provides non-medical support to the woman both during the pregnancy ...Read more


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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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Why are critical care nurses so important?

Why are critical care nurses so important?

Critical care nurses: Critical care nurses are very important because they have a unique skill set to take care of patients who are so ill that they require support of their basic life functions. Some of these patients rely on mechanical ventilators to help them breath, dialysis machines to replace the function of their kidneys and powerful intravenous medications to support their heart and blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more

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How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

Very: It is the engine that powers the body. You cannot be fit without a good cv system. Energy, fluids, nutrients, chemistry, oxygen, etc. All delivered through this system. ...Read more

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Why is preventive health care important?

Read further...: To decrease the risk of future illnesses and to keep health care costs down for you as an individual and for society as a whole. ...Read more

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Why is it important to choose a rehab facility with social workers?

Why is it important to choose a rehab facility with social workers?

See below: Social workers are a valuable member of the rehab team. They provide emotional support for the stress and anxiety often associated with an acute or chronic illness. They work with families. They can smooth the process of discharge to home. They can teach relaxation techniques and conduct one on one psychotherapy. We have had a social worker at our rehab facility since we opened. ...Read more

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Why is a "nurse-patient ratio" important?

Why is a "nurse-patient ratio" important?

Patient care: I would compare this to a teacher:student ratio in classrooms for simplicity sake. It just allows for more attention and care to details - whether it's a smile or setting the forks on the dinner tray (on top of the clinical responsibilities that most patients will remain oblivious to). ...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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What are some important patient education concerning breast self-examination?

What are some important patient education concerning breast self-examination?

Not recommended: Self breast exams are no longer recommended. Hopes that self breast exam would detect more early breast cancers have not materialized, but costs for unnecessary studies have increased. If you do want to do self breast exam, do it when you come off your menstrual period (or once a month), do it always in the same position, and focus on the upper outer quadrant of your breast. ...Read more

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Why is the prevention of injuries important to lifelong fitness? Explanations please?

Why is the prevention of injuries important to lifelong fitness? Explanations please?

Exercise injuries: When we are injured our exercise or ability to be active is limited and may be permanent. Some injuries can not be fully recovered from joint injuries - ie arthritis. ...Read more

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Why is good nutrition important for children?

Why is good nutrition important for children?

U R what U eat: Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. There is alot of misinformation & many opinions out there about what's good nutrition. My opinion is that everyone should stick to whole foods, avoiding sugar and most grains, and avoid processed foods (anything in a box or wrapper). Whole foods include unprocessed meat, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds. Whole foods don't need an ingredient label. ...Read more

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What is the speciality pediatric critical care?

What is the speciality pediatric critical care?

ICU doctors: Children who are very ill often need intensive care, one on one nursing and a doctor who specializes in severe diseases and illnesses...A pediatric critical care doctor. ...Read more

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How important is effective communication to health?

Paramount: And unfortunately largely disconsidered in regular practice. The question remains slightly unclear as to whether concerning general communication versus communication with health care providers. Regardless, efficient communication remains critical in the day to day life. ...Read more

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Why is it important to keep personal health records?

Why is it important to keep personal health records?

For future reference: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more

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What are some important regulations to operate a health care mobile unit?

Beyond scope: Of HealthTap. This would best be addressed through State, county and city departments. ...Read more

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What is the importance of home nursing vs hospital care?

What is the importance of home nursing vs hospital care?

Home health nursing: If you are medically stable, require a skilled need (physical therapy, wound care, etc.), require only intermittent care (as compared to 24/7 care in the hospital), then home health may an alternative for recuperation. ...Read more

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What type of social service is best suited for adoption?

What type of social service is best suited for adoption?

It depends: It would depend on the area of adoption being addressed. For example, for help with navigating through the adoption process itself, a specializing agency in the community would be best. Since research has shown that an inordinate number of adoptees use mental health services, and this is the area of service needed, then a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker could be consulted. ...Read more