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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 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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