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Public health is a field of study in which a person studies how health and disease affects a community or society, and how government entities or programs can best deliver medical advice and treatments to a large population. The local department of public health is ...Read more
Environmental exposures are often raised as issues for leukemia, and excess cases in a region often prompt investigation of factors in common among clusters.
the health care system, and financing thereof, are also pertinent public health issues since leukemia treatment capabilities may be unevenly distributed geographically, and often have high costs, unevenly born by insured and non-insured. ...Read more
Depends: The impoverished utilize health and other facilities and depend upon the public for support. They can be the source of some types of communicable illness. Dealing with poverty can cut down some of these risks although the diligence for this varies from state to state. ...Read more
Similar: Population health is often used by health plans to refer to providing services to the entire spectrum of members -- all ages and health conditions, from the perfectly healthy to those with multiple chronic conditions. Public health usually refers to services provided by government agencies for the entire population or specific segments of the population, such as water treatment or immunizations. ...Read more
Subtle: I'd say public health relates to macro health concerns about larger populations and community health is more related to the micro concerns of a specific population or community. You will probably see the terms used somewhat interchangeably depending on the context. ...Read more
Community vs. PH: In community medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more
Medicine vs. PH: In medicine the primary focus is on individual with emphasis placed on disease diagnosis, treatment, and care for the individual patient. In Public Health the primary focus is on populations with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion for the entire community. ...Read more
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I agree that there is little nutrition in sweet drinks but have problems with government control of what we can consume. What's the role for public health?
Sweets and govt.: Agree you do not want govt. 2 control what u drink but if everyone did what is right for themselves, and paid att.2 the phd bulletins/educational literature, the govt. Did not have to intervene! You would be amazed what pediatricians are required to do as part of the preventive care guidelines as a result of governmental policies as well. But all in all is it is good for people's health. ...Read more
Public health: The public health nutritionalist has as their "patient" a large population of individuals e.g. School age children, or college students or low income communities or various groups of people including general national populations. The health role includes all factors concerning nutrition and can be very broad in its definition. ...Read more
There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to effectively deliver the ten essential public health services, the nphpsp instruments health systems assess how well they perform them. As too little space here to list: see http://www. Apha. Org/programs/standards/performancestandardsprogram/resexxen. ...Read more
State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more
From the CDC::
Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
Enforce laws and regulations. ...Read more
Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found on the web. See www. Jpc-se. Org to learn about developing policy issues. (i am the chair of that international committee.). ...Read more
Basic hygiene!: Public health is focused on keeping the greatest number of people healthy, alive, and without disease. The most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the world is transmissible infections due to poor hygienic conditions. Therefore, primary public health focuses on sources of clean water and effective sewer systems; critical in reducing risk of infections and keeping people healthy and alive. ...Read more
Drug abuse: Yes it most certainly is. Due to this there is a flurry of legislation, guidelines, restrictions that will ultimately impact on the use of medications to the detriment of the patients. ...Read more
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Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more
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Not necessarily: While it certainly is possible to focus on an element of occupational therapy that affects populations, most often it is very targeted to individual needs. So, while it is quite possible to combine the two areas of interest in specific ways, i'd say it isn't an automatic association. ...Read more
If I get a BS degree in cell and molecular biology, can I possibly get a job in the public health department of my city?
Maybe: It sounds like your background may be suitable to work in a medical laboratory if your city is large enough to have one. You may also qualify to assist a medical examiner if there are openings there. It can't hurt to apply but actual public health usually involves a clinical or sanitary engineering background. ...Read more
Have we gotten ahead of the game on prion diseases? Or are prion diseases likely to be major social/public health problems down the road?
INDIVIDUAL HEALTH: First and foremost, then family, friends, neighborhood, town, community, township, state, country, world. ...Read more
I need to know what's an interesting public health/infectious disease problem in sub-saharan africa?
3. How might endometriosis affect my sex life? 4. What should I tell my partner about my condition? In a previous exam at a public health clinic I was told that I have endometriosis now I have the above concerns
Endo & Life: Endometriosis is not contagious and will not affect your partner. Endometriosis is endometrial tissue that has implanted in abnormal places such as pelvis, ovary, bladder, or colon due to retrograde menstruation. When you have a a period, this tissue also bleeds causing pain, pelvic scarring and progressive infertility. It should be treated with laparoscopy, argon beam coagulation, and zoladex (goserelin). ...Read more
I read that blood samples were taken during the patient's initial visit to the hospital. Is it released to the public health officials?
Blood: Not unless patient signed a release form. The results can be released, but not identifying information. ...Read more
A public health specialist declined to give me a HIV test at the 90th day and told me hiv "tests done at 12-13 wks were " no good, return at 15."True?
It depends on..: ... which test is being used. Most HIV tests in use today are maximally accurate in the 12 week window you requested. But a few are maximally accurate at the 15-16 week mark (or even longer) and the tester wanted you to get the most accurate answer with only one additional test needing to be performed. Plan to do it at 15 weeks. Or investigate where you can get the "more accurate sooner" test. ...Read more
Connection...: A central theme is the degree to which one feels connected to what matters most to that individual - this may be religion, family, a sense of helping others, nature, etc. Connection may be achieved through activities, such as meditation, prayer, being present with loved ones, etc. If guidance is needed it may be worth talking to a medical professional, a religous leader, or close social support. ...Read more