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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Goldman
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Seniors' Health (Definition)

Seniors' health refers to the issues surrounding healthy living for older adults, and the health problems that are ...Read more


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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

Mental health : That depends on type of mental health issue at hand. In general, counseling (both individual & group, family, couples, etc.), medication evaluation based on diagnostic workup, appropriate referrals for other health providers, teaching & education. ...Read more

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Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Are there any mental health facilities for elderly with dementia only?

Dementia only: Is not a mental health problem, but a physical one. Having said that, many dementia patients also have mental health issues such as depression, hallucinations and behavioral problems. I know of no dementia only mental health units, but there are many geriatric units which are quite capable of helping patients with dementia. ...Read more

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Health insurance for lupus patients?

Health insurance for lupus patients?

SLE and insurance: Check with your states health department. Many states make arrangements to cover people who don't qualify with private insurers, usually through some kind of high risk health ins. Pool. It's expensive but probably not as expensive as a catastrophic illness without any coverage at all. ...Read more

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Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Most nursing homes: Are quite capable of caring for older patients with mental health needs, but it would help to know what the problem is to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Not likely but...: For years science has known of a link b/twn dental health & cardiovascular health. The culprit is bacteria. The human mouth is full of bacteria, & good oral health keeps these bacteria in check. Poor dental health allows bacteria to grow unchecked & allow it to migrate to other areas of the body, including the cardiovascular system. Poor dental health alone is unlikely to increase cholesterol. ...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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Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

May be: An otherwise healthy person consuming a balanced diet does not need nutritional supplements. If the "old" person in question has difficulty taking usual foods, nutritional supplements may help in maintaining adequate nutrition. Improving health usually requires treatment for an ailment, if any, balanced nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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Are catastrophic health plans allowed under obamacare?

Depends on State: Some states do allow those very inexpensive plans ; others don't. It is up to each state - it is one of those things that the affordable care act (aka obamacare) has no control over that many people are not informed about. ...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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How can animals promote health in elders with dementia?

How can animals promote health in elders with dementia?

Soulfully: Animals have been found to stimulate social interaction & ease agitation in dementia patients + simply give them pleasure. Maybe it has to do with the unconditional love & acceptance that pets seem to provide, and the manner in which they relate to us without highlighting our cognitive challenges; they seem to relate to dementia patients at an intuitive, nonverbal, non cognitive & soul level! ...Read more

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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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Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about a good mental health facility for elderly people with mild dementia?

Does anyone know about a good mental health facility for elderly people with mild dementia?

Look it up: Please check at the state government web site for nursing homes and other type of facility ie assisted living or residental living. Make sure it is state certified. That web site also gives information about the recent state inspections, compliants, rating systems and owner information. Please take a tour of any facility and ask someone in the community about the feeback/likes/dislikes. ...Read more

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Can taurine improve the mental health of a bipolar patient?

Can taurine improve the mental health of a bipolar patient?

Unknown: Taurine has been studied at mclean hospital, but the results have not been published. http://tinyurl.com/kv9dww3 i'm sorry, but beyond anecdotal reports and a couple of rodent studies, I have no information with which to reliably answer your question. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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