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Primary Secondary Tertiary Health Promotion
How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?
Prevention: Have you heard the statement, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? The social worker has the ability to help inform you of healthier health practices that can, if followed, improve your ability to prevent disease. And help you to have a better quality of life. Social workers are a great benifit to many people if only people will listen and apply their reccomendations. ...Read more
I pulled my back out a few months ago, I went to the emergency room and they did xrays and did notice that I had a sprain. I have no insurance due to a recent promotion and waiting for paperwork to be finalized so I can't get seen by a primary care doct
Massage & stretching: There are various reasons why our backs go into spasm or have a strain and as a Rehab/Sports Med MD I see this commonly and try to determine the cause. That would be your 1st step. Next Physical therapy, core training or pilates, yoga and/or massage can usually be used safely to improve muscle strength and balance. Keep me posted ...Read more
I had my belt promotion test in karate I had to do splits and other stretching. Now I feel pain just below my buttocks. Is it over stretchng or nerve?
I recently took a total of 2 drug urinalysis for a job promotion and both came back as diluted could my medication of levothyroxine and pravasatin affect the results?
After another tragedy, do conservatives again promote that everyone who becomes violent has mental health?
Logical Error: This is about common logical errors humans make: We tend to ignore (or are unaware of) the fact that the vast majority of people struggling w/mental health challenges DO NOT EVER become violent. Instead we focus on the relatively very small number of people w/mental health problems who DO become violent. We conclude that those prone to violence represent ALL people w/mental health problems. ...Read more
See below: Carnosine can inhibit sympathetic nervous system activity that otherwise promotes hypertension, thus diminishing obesity-associated blood pressure elevations. Its antioxidant properties protect heart muscle directly against toxins, even powerful chemotherapy agents that would otherwise pose serious risks to heart tissue ...Read more
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
Holistic health: New therapies in this area are really progress in therapies that have been used for decades. Clinical nutrition, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis (see. Www. Asch. Net), dietary supplements, and exercise. For safety and effectiveness, work under the guidance of a licensed professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read more
Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health.
See http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more
Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more
Teaching children: In order to promote dental health, children should understand the importance of good general health habits which should include the importance of taking good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing and eating nutritious foods; not foods and liquids that promote dental caries (tooth decay). They should understand how important these habits are towards a lifetime of being cavity free! ...Read more
By example: Loving someone who is mentally ill is a tremendous challenge that will take sacrifice, courage, and goodness that may not be returned. Some of the strongest medications promote obesity. One of the kindest things you can do is find some form of vigorous physical activity you and your loved one anjoy doing together, and share this time. It's a precious opportunity. Good luck. ...Read more
No, . ..: There has been no such thing around to naturally increase testosterone. If in doubt, see Doc for testing testosterone and assessing clinical pictures chiefly pertinent to low-T, such as loss of libido, drug use, testicular size/consistency, etc. However, no matter who, what, and how you are, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession should be foundation of all care. ...Read more
Need a cure to promote brain health, concentration and memory, as I am suffering from very bad brain functions and memory?
Natural brain care: Some suggestions for brain health: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Aerobic exercise at least 3 days/week, 30 minutes per session. Take a multivitamin daily, specifically to boost Folic Acid and vitamin b12. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderate caffeine intake, 2-5 cups of coffee per day. Stress reduction. Good luck! ...Read more
Please describe a good brand of acai juice that has helped improve your health or promote weight loss?
They're not!: Acai juice and any other otc garbage doesn't help with weight loss. Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more
What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?
Wavelength Important: Lasers are monochromatic which means they emit a single pure color. Most studies show that lasers in the 720 to 920 nanometer range (red & near infrared colors) can provide biostimulation and low level light therapy. Search lllt on internet for scientific studies. Erbium yag & ysgg lasers in the 2000 to 2300 nm far infrared range have been used to treat periodontal bone loss & reduce pockets. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there's any supplements or even foods that promote good oral health, healthy teeth, etc?
Stay away from sugary foods
we recommend a diet rich in fruits vegetables protein and grains. Taking supplements is very questionable at this time eating properly drinking water will keep your whole body in good shape not only your mouth. Stay away from fatty and high oil foods and daily exercise helps. ...Read more
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