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Personal Health Issues (Overview)

Personal health issues are any health conditions or concerns that have for yourself.


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I have breathing issue and seassional allergy which impacting my personal health.

I have breathing issue and seassional allergy which impacting my personal health.

......: For seasonal allergies, you may try to take an over the counter anti-histamine or a nasal steroid spray to see if that improves symptoms. Otherwise, you may have to see your healthcare provider for prescription meds. ...Read more

Personal Health Issues (Overview)

Personal health issues are any health conditions or concerns that have for yourself.


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How can I acccess my personal health record?

Ask: Every state has different laws. However, in most states you own your records. Ask you physicians for copies if you want to know what is in them. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimming, or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
once
Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
daily
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Is meditation useful for personal health?

Is meditation useful for personal health?

Yes: Research studies have so far shown that meditation can be helpful in such conditions as chronic pain; anxiety & panic; sleep disturbance & insomnia; gastrointestinal distress; fatigue; headaches; skin disorders; hypertension; and with the stress factors in heart disease. For some mindfulness based stress reduction papers, see: http://www. Meditationforhealth. Com/mbsr-research. Php. ...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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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
Once
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What are the controversis on personal health records?

No real controversie: 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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Does human resource look at your personal health records?

No: They should not have access to personal medical records. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
Once
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Why is it important to keep your own personal health records?

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Medical records: Also helps when you are transferring services to another provider, you or your provider move to another location, in emergencies when family need to access medical information, or when starting fresh with a new provider. ...Read more

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How does having a phr (personal health record) affect healthcare?

How does having a phr (personal health record) affect healthcare?

Avoids confusion: Without a medical record, it would be impossible to keep track of your health concerns, your physical and diagnostic examinations, your treatments, etc. Sometimes patients do not recall important aspects of their case -- "little white pill for nerves, " for instance, doesn't tell a covering physician enough to avoid potential drug interactions. Records help a medical team care for you effectively. ...Read more

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How do I get access to my personal health record?

How do I get access to my personal health record?

Ask your doctor: Usually your doctor provides information about the process of this in his/her practice, when you become a patient. In general, you can receive a copy of your record by requesting it in writing. Depending on the type of doctor and the problems you've been experiencing/treated for, your doctor may want to go over this with you in person. S/he decides about this by considering your best interests. ...Read more

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Is it okay to ask about personal health problems?

Is it okay to ask about personal health problems?

Sure!: Members may ask, or "tap", any health question to us for information. Healthtap doctors volunteer to do their best to provide pertinent information. Be sure not to put any identifiable personal data into the question. Use good spelling and grammar when writing. Thank you! ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between your toes after you bathe
Once
Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
Once
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What are the advantages of using personal health products?

Depends: Therrcare many such products and most do not live up to their hype. However some products do and you should consult a physician before using any. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
Daily
Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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The connections between physical activity and personal health. What are they?

The connections between physical activity and personal health. What are they?

Multiple: The main benefits are the maintenance of strong bones and muscles and on mood. It is also known to help maintain a goid arterial system and a healthy heart as long as it is not overdone. ...Read more

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What should be included in a personal "health check list" at the start of the year and why?

What should be included in a personal "health check list" at the start of the year and why?

Health Check: Vital signs: blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate and temperature. Height, weight and bmi. Also, some age appropriate screening and immunizations. ...Read more