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Doctor insights on: Randox Health Checks

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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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Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

No one answer: It would depend on your medical history, family history and physical findings. However, at a minimum you should have fasting glucose and lipids; and may be cbc. Psa is of questionable value. While not a blood test, you should test your stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Whats national health and nutrition examination survey?

Whats national health and nutrition examination survey?

How we eat, live: Nhanes is an ongoing, episodic survey of how america eats, health behaviors, fitness, baseline illnesses, risk factors. Started in 1960;, 5000 people representative of population, get interviewed, examined and lab tests. Elderly, blacks, hispanics get over-sampled. Info used for research studies, public policy, etc. ...Read more

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Employee health physical: test for drugs?

Employee health physical: test for drugs?

Some do, some don't.: Some require drug testing, and other companies don't. Ask to see the labs required for you employee health physical. It should mention it there. ...Read more

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M 50. Lipid, RFT, LFT, blood culture, urine, ultra sou.What other tests should I get for a yearly health check up? Need to see if health is ok. Thnx.

Depends: There is little evidence for the yearly "general medical exam" (GME). Testing should be age and individual appropriate based on evidence based medicine. The duration between evaluations depends on what problems (if any) are present (co-morbidities) and medications. One commentary: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/checkup/article_em.htm ...Read more

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Is there any good data showing that workplace health programs (like paying employees to get yearly pe) does anything measurable for health outcomes?

Is there any good data showing that workplace health programs (like paying employees to get yearly pe) does anything measurable for health outcomes?

Health programs: Such programs have helped to control hypertension, obesity and dieting as well as cholesterol control other programs have cut down on work place accidents and auto accidents. ...Read more

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Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

Are public health causes getting good use on social media sites?

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

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What's the health screening guideline for diabetes in kids?

What's the health screening guideline for diabetes in kids?

Weight/Height and FH: In kids with no family history of dm, follow weight and advice prevention of obesity and proper nutrition and kids with family history of type 1 diabetes regular check ups and blood tests kids with fh of type 2 dm avoid obesity and proper nutition from early childhood. ...Read more

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Are CD4 counts part of a regular yearly (physical) blood work?

Are CD4 counts part of a regular yearly (physical) blood work?

No: Cd4 counts are generally only measured in people with HIV infection or with certain other immunosuppressive conditions. ...Read more

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What's involved in occupational health checks?

What's involved in occupational health checks?

Health and safety: Occupational health checks, in a preemployment setting, is a medical exam to insure you are healthy enough to do the duties of a particular job. If you are already employed, it is a medical exam to insure your health has not been affected by any hazards of your particular job and that your health still allows you to continue in that work. ...Read more

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Does Puritan's Pride have certificates of analysis for their vitamins & minerals?

Does Puritan's Pride have certificates of analysis for their vitamins & minerals?

Ask Puritan's Pride: directly. You can look up their website and give a call. Companies like that have folks available to answer such questions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are essential public health services?

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

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Ferritin 101 on routine bloodwork . No health issues. Is this a healthy range?

Ferritin 101 on routine bloodwork . No health issues. Is this a healthy range?

Normal ferritin: Normal value range is: Male: 12-300 ng/mL (nanograms per millilter) Female: 12-150 ng/mL ...Read more

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What is good naturopathic health website?

Bastyr: www.bastyr.edu is as close to an on-the-level naturopathic group as you're going to find. Anybody who's offering "natural medicine" as a complete system of health care is kidding you and perhaps themselves. The folks at bastyr seems interested in figuring out what natural remedies actually work, just as the law forces mainstream physicians to do with our systems of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us. ...Read more