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What role does "play" have in living a healthy life?

What role does "play" have in living a healthy life?

An Integral Role: Great question! this is a topic often overlooked by healthcare providers. A healthy diet, meaningful exercise, adequate sleep, and "play" are the important components in living a healthy life. Where sleep affords one the opportunity to rest and regenerate their physical being, "play" gives one a chance to energize their psychological being. Play can include leisure activities, family, & career. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Where can I find information on the role blood plays in disseminated intravascular coagulation?

Everything: Dic is a life threatening condition where you get clots in your circulation, usually triggered by massive inflammation from some underlying illness. The whole process takes place in the blood (ie circulation). All the clotting factors involved are in the blood. ...Read more

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What are the typical roles midwifes play in delivery? I want a midwife to be part of my birth experience. What are the typical roles they play? Do they deliver the baby, instead of an obgyn?

What are the typical roles midwifes play in delivery? I want a midwife to be part of my birth experience. What are the typical roles they play? Do they deliver the baby, instead of an obgyn?

Certified : Certified nurse midwives, who are trained and licensed to deliver babies in hospitals, birth centers, or at home, can deliver a baby without the intervention of a physician at all, as long as the pregnancy is low risk and the birth is uncomplicated. Typically, the midwife spends more time with the laboring patient than an ob/gyn would, helping the patient find positions to make natural childbirth more comfortable, monitoring the progress of her labor, offering comfort techniques, such as massage, and making recommendations. If the labor is uncomplicated, the midwife will perform the delivery unassisted. However, if labor isn’t progressing normally or if the patient has a complication, such as an infection or a concerning fetal heart tracing, the midwife will consult an ob/gyn, who may recommend pitocin, (oxytocin) antibiotics, an assisted delivery with forceps or a vacuum, or a c-section. Even once an ob/gyn is involved, the midwife may still deliver the baby, although the ob/gyn will be standing by in case the need for further intervention arises. ...Read more

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What role does music play in health and wellness?

What role does music play in health and wellness?

Enormously important: I have personally seen how music can be extremely helpful in creating a soothing environment. Years ago when my father was on a ventilator in the ICU with a near-fatal pancreatitis, we brought in tapes of soothing music. He was oblivious, to our knowledge, but his nurses and respiratory therapists seemed to linger longer in his room, maybe providing a bit more care because of the music. Try this! ...Read more

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What role does environment play with ms?

What role does environment play with ms?

Unclear: Lots of interest currently in the interplay of genetic background of a population and environmental triggers. No one clear winner here, but studies of large populations are seeing some patterns emerge with regard to annual sunshine exposure, vitamin d (and its receptor), epstein barr virus (mononucleosis) infection at a critical time in life, possibly smoking as contributing to risk for ms. ...Read more

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What role does sodium play in your body?

What role does sodium play in your body?

Sodium: Sodium is both an electrolyte and mineral. It helps maintain fluid balance, blood volume, and important nerves/muscles function. ...Read more

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What role does exercise play in weight management?

What role does exercise play in weight management?

Maintenance: While changing baseline activity/exercise level is important for weight loss.... Regular exercise is even more important to maintain weight loss... ...Read more

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What role could hypnosis play in relieving symptoms?

What role could hypnosis play in relieving symptoms?

EVALUATION: Relieving symptoms without knowing their causes can be fruitless or even dangerous. Check out the cause of the symptoms first. ...Read more

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What role does iron play in our body and why do we need it?

What role does iron play in our body and why do we need it?

Many : Used to produce red blood cells. Also many enzymes use it .Effects all parts of the body. ...Read more

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What role do viruses play with ms?

What role do viruses play with ms?

Uncertain: Much interest recently in epstein barr virus (ebv), the virus causing mononucleosis and its association with future risk of developing ms. Other viruses have been looked at but so far none have shown a consistent link to the risk of developing ms. ...Read more

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What does mint play role in toothpaste?

What does mint play role in toothpaste?

Flavor: It is there to add to the flavor and aid in breath odor. Don't count on it to do anything more than that. It is not a high enough concentration to be good for anything else. ...Read more

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What role does fluoride play in your health?

What role does fluoride play in your health?

Strengthens enamel: Fluoride helps by making the enamel of your teeth more resistant to acid. Fluoride can also reverse cavities that are starting to form on a microscopic level. When present it also interferes with the bacteria in your mouth so that they produce less acid and are less able to stick to your teeth. ...Read more

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What role does kidney play in filtering pills?

What role does kidney play in filtering pills?

Depends on Pill: Some medicines are metabolized (cleared/detoxified) by the liver. Others are filtered and excreted (removed) by the kidney. Still others are metabolized by the liver and then excreted by kidneys. In kidney failure, some medicines will build up to dangerous levels and should not be used. Others can be used but dose must be reduced. ...Read more

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What role does family play in doing ot, pt, spt after a stroke?

What role does family play in doing ot, pt, spt after a stroke?

Family Support: Family support is critical for rehabilitating a victim of stroke. Not only will family members be taught how to help the patient do exercises, they are a huge source of emotional support. ...Read more

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How much percent genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

How much percent  genetics and environmental  play role in human height ?

Cannot quantify: Hi. We cannot quantify what percentage is genetic and what percentage is environment in height or any other phenotype, but under normal circumstances (adequate nutrition, etc), for height it's mostly genetic. Disease can be classified in that assessment of phenotype as either environment or genetic, depending. ...Read more