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What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

What is the importance of cholesterol for your health and the function of your body?

Long answer: Cholesterol is a normal constituent of the body and essential for many functions, e.g., cell membranes, steroid hormones, nerve health etc. Excessive cholesterol causes blood vessel disease and secondarily cause heart disease, stroke gangrene etc. See this site for more info.http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cholesterol.html. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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What is your opinion on the normalization of obesity?

Obesity: Normalization of obesity? Obesity is killing this country. It is the #2 preventable cause of death behind smoking and will likely become #1 soon. The life expectancy in the us has hit a plateau and is projected to go down for the first time in 100 years because of obesity. So, obesity is an epidemic that and there shouldn't be any normalization of this problem. ...Read more

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What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

Important: Important to identify any health issues that could cause problems during the activities you are planning to do. Getting these issues addressed and developing an exercise program you can do based on any underlying problems will help you to achieve your goals. A program will also help you meet your goals, start small and build. After all you don't start with a mile on sat then a marathon on sun! ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Health: The bottom line is that good nutrition and exercise keep us healthier! avoiding habits like smoking helps too. How these help is the topic of hundreds of articles and books. ...Read more

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What is the importance of cholesterol?

What is the importance of cholesterol?

Essential: cholesterol is required for tissue repair and regeneration particularly those that has high turnover rates such as the skin blood cells etc. it is also a building block for the synthesis of hormones,vitamins and numerous important substances used in body metabolism ...Read more

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Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Help please? What is the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...Read more

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What are your views on the ethics of surrogacy?

Its a very good tool: It's a great tool but should be used for the right reasons . Not to abuse it for convenience. ...Read more

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Describe the importance of data protection and the access to patient records?

Describe the importance of data protection and the access to patient records?

Privacy: Patients medical information should be strictly between themselves and their doctors. Some allowance should be made for sharing with other doctors involved in their care. Currently the government and insurance companies have open access. The issue of data privacy is person but would be obvious for patients with mental illness, AIDS, and any condition embarrassing to themselves. ...Read more

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What is the value of the family meal?

What is the value of the family meal?

Huge: The family meal has been shown to have huge benefits in a number of ways. It allows the family to slow down, decreases stress, and open communication channels. It gives the children a sense of unity and solidarity, helping with social development and confidence. Plus the family dinner is much more nutritious than most "grab and go" type meals, helping with weight and obesity. ...Read more

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What is the value of those diet plans on tv?

What is the value of those diet plans on tv?

Little value: Unless they are going to cook for you for the rest of your life, you need to develop your own eating processes ad plan at home so you can fend for yourself once the products stop coming. There is little point to losing weight only to gain it back. Also some foods help you lose weight, but may not be healthy. Check ingredients carefully. There are no quick fixes to weight loss but you can do it. ...Read more

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What is the importance of holistic health?

What is the importance of holistic health?

Holistic Health: Holistic health takes into count our entirety as a person. Spiritual, physical & emotional balance is essential to overall health. When we only focus on one aspect of health - we may lose balance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

Can you tell me about the importance of insulin in the treatment of diabetes?

If type 1...: Can't live without it if type 2, by bias is=, that with newer meds, most don't need it, and if need basal insulin, most won't need meal time insulin. ...Read more

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What is the importance of mental hygiene?

What is the importance of mental hygiene?

Mental Hygiene: "mental hygiene" is the historical precursor to modern movements promoting mental health. Dr. Isaac ray (one of the founders of the american psychiatric association) defined mental hygiene as "an art to preserve the mind against incidents and influences which would inhibit or destroy its energy, quality or development." it's aimed at maintaining positive mental health, and preventing disorders. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the point of being circumcised?

Need advice on what is the the point of being circumcised?

Religious reasons: Circumcision is part of being a muslim, jew, or some other religion. Circumcision is also a right of passage from chid to manhood with many african tribes. It is also ok if father or brothers are circumcised and johnny doesn't or might not want to look different to them. Avoids phimosis & balanitis.Cleaner if u don't wash under foreskin.Avoids penile cancer in the unwashed. Less hiv/aids in africa. ...Read more

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Honest opinion needed on question of body image of the female persuasion?

Honest opinion needed on question of body image of the female persuasion?

Need more info: More info is needed as this is not a question that can be answered. ...Read more

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What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more