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Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Which is better for liver care himalaya liver care or milk thistle?

Which is better for liver care himalaya liver care or milk thistle?

Milk thistle, but...: There's some actual science supporting milk thistle for hepatitis c (gastroenterology nov 2008). The other product lists chicory, tamarisk, yarrow and caper bush. I searched the nih database back to 1996 and found exactly nothing. Don't rely no a supplement except as part of a comprehensive plan of care for yourself. ...Read more

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How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

Wellness program: Lowers costs by decreasing obesity and the associated htn, hypercholesterol, cardiac disease, arthritis. Smoking cessation also lowers cost by lowering pulmonary, vascular, and wound healing issues. ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read more

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How can health care deductible work?

How can health care deductible work?

You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more

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What sexual health advice is mandated to be recommended by health care practitoners?

What sexual health advice is mandated to be recommended by health care practitoners?

Mandate: I know of no mandate in california. Each state has a medical board or equivalent licensing board that establishes required actions for its licensees. Check with your state's board. They will let you know more about this question. ...Read more

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What is a health care system provider?

What is a health care system provider?

See below: Anyone who provides/delivers health care - a doctor, nurse, p.A., dentist, etc. ...Read more

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Hello, do you guys take emblem health insurance and united health care insurace?

Hello, do you guys take emblem health insurance and united health care insurace?

Yes: We have many patients with these insurances. We are not a participating provider and have chosen to be an out of network provider in order to not compromise the quality of care, provide exceptional customer service, not double or triple book patients, use the best dental materials and technology, and devote ample time with our patients. Please call (631)361-3577 for more detail. Thank you. ...Read more

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Why is employee health care cost rising?

Why is employee health care cost rising?

400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public. ...Read more

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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How much does preventive health care reduce health costs?

How much does preventive health care reduce health costs?

Prentice health: The impact is quite significant and will be realized in many years ahead -provided the government does apply the presumed savings and use it irresponsibly for something else. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

What kinds of services can home health care provide?

Skilled nursing/PTOT: Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping ...Read more

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How's health care in kuwait?

Health care : My understanding is that oil revenues have led to progressive improvement in health care in kuwait - and that there are some excellent hospitals. ...Read more

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If you have liver cirrhosis, who should be on your health care team?

If you have liver cirrhosis, who should be on your health care team?

Hepatologist or GI: If you have a transplant hepatologist near your home, I would advise you to see them for a consultation. Practicing gastroenterologists can also manage cirrhosis, Depending on the symptoms and complications you have from cirrhosis, your doctors can refer you to other specialist if needed. Also, remember to continue to follow up with your primary care physician (PCP). ...Read more

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Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered

Totally garbled: Sorry, your post makes no sense at all. You seem to have some extremely fanciful notions about health & disease & what causes what. Either you've totally misunderstood what you've been told, or someone's deliberately trying to hoodwink you; or else you've jumped to the completely wrong conclusion that each of these events caused the next when in fact they just HAPPENED to occur in that order. ...Read more

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Lets start rejecting health care!?

Ok: Ok- go for it. Let us know how that works for you. ...Read more

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What is transformational health care about?

What is transformational health care about?

Quality & Safety 1st: Over the past decade there has been a "quiet revolution" going on in healthcare as we attempt to apply many of the principles of quality improvement from other "high risk" professions to our own. The goal is to significantly reduce avoidable errors, focus on safety, improve communication, and have transparency with respect to outcomes data. It's been a slow process but care is clearly improving. ...Read more

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What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable ?

What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable ?

HEALTHCARE ?: Watch the movie SICKO by Michael Moore. The bulk of the money is kept by insurance companies . The CEO'S of most companies make 5-10 million/Yr. The companies are for profit. The business adage is to improve profit, cut costs. The insurance companies have no system of checks and balances. They arbitraliy make decisions with no medical knowledge. The President would have to make a stand to change ...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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What is maternal health care?

What is maternal health care?

Maternal medicine. : We generally use that term in reference to the health care needs of an expectant mother (pregnant woman). ...Read more

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How can I improve liver health?

How can I improve liver health?

Be liver-smart...: Get hepatitis a & b vaccine, avoid IV drug abuse & risky sex, don't use liver cleansers, be skeptical of supplements. Also, minimize tylenol (acetaminophen) & analgesic use, curtail alcohol intake, control weight as well as diabetes & high cholesterol, make smart diet choices (don't pick mushrooms from the field). If liver abnormal now, periodically check liver tests & imaging for trends. See your doctor if ?'s. ...Read more

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What is preventive health care?

What is preventive health care?

Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well being of persons and keeping people healthy It includes advice and providing Immunisations.Physical Examinations,Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise,smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

A healthy liver: To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high fat foods to a minimum.>>. ...Read more

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What kind of preventative health care must I consider as I age?

What kind of preventative health care must I consider as I age?

Good question!!: Annual mammogram after age 40. Colonoscopy at age 50. Good relationship with a primary doc for evaluations, vaccinations, and blood work. Maintain your ideal body weight, stop all nicotine, exercise, take a chewable multivitamin daily and get surgery when recommended. ...Read more

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Is there gender bias in health care?

Is there gender bias in health care?

Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more

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What is involved with home health care?

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What is involved with home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. ...Read more

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How does heroin affect your liver health?

How does heroin affect your liver health?

If pure, it doesn't: Opioids have little effect on the liver, but can cause gall bladder spasm, and even pancreatitis in some sensitive people. The major liver problems that result from heroin use are NOT from the heroin, but from contaminants in the drug, or sharing of needles and injection paraphernelia, or non-sterile injection techniques. Hepatitis B and C are the most common in the US, with cirrhosis&liver cancer ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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Does ginger have any health benefits to liver?

Does ginger have any health benefits to liver?

YES,very impressive : Recent studies have shown that relatively small doses of ginger offer powerful protection against liver damage from potent toxins such as bromobenzene and lead- see http://wrightnewsletter.Com/2013/10/09/ginger-shields-liver/ there is also preliminary evidence that ginger may be beneficial in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/node/83545. ...Read more

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How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

See below: Please find the yellow page under home health care. It also can be found at a local hospital and ask the operator to connect for home health care. They will explain about the covered service. ...Read more

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How long does it take fatty liver to regain health?

See details: A fatty liver generally has no significant clinical implications. If you exercise, control calories and lose weight, the fatty deposits in the liver will be reduced as well. ...Read more

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Why is there little focus on preventive health care?

Why is there little focus on preventive health care?

Economics.: It doesn't pay. Almost no one but the patient benefits from health... Almost everyone but the patient benefits from sickness. Follow those dollars. Things may change, but these wheels turn very slowly. Preventive care may actually end up costing society a great deal as people live longer - more billable ailments and increasing complexity of care with longer period to collect earned benefits. ...Read more

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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

Skilled nursing/PTOT: Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping ...Read more