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What is the relation between wellness and disease prevention?

What is the relation between wellness and disease prevention?

Solid ground: Wellness - our good health - is the solid ground that we stand on. Imagine running on rocky ground or quicksand. Easier to get hurt and we don't get as far, right? It's no accident that eating right, exercise, solid sleep, work/play balance keep us well and prevent things like heart disease, stroke and cancer. ...Read more

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Heart disease prevention in kids. What are good ideas?

Heart disease prevention in kids.  What are good ideas?

Eat right, exercise: Eat proper foods and in proper amounts, exercise frequently and keep an eye on the blood pressure, and cholesterol levels as well as blood sugar from time to time. The last three are usually checked by the child's pediatrician when it is time to do so. ...Read more

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What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

Cholesterol: Physical exercise raises your good cholesterol (HDL) which helps remove cholesterol from your arteries and helps to prevent against heart attack, stroke. ...Read more

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Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more

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What does disease prevention specialist means?

What does disease prevention specialist means?

Prevent disease: By definition, a disease prevention specialist performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention and referral services establishing self as a regional contact person for the department of health, usually of the state, but also can be part of the cdc--the center for disease control and prevention. ...Read more

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What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

As : As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies. Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality: 1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection. 2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area. 3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date. 4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty. 5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene. 6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies. 7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire. Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?

How can a social worker intervene to prevent diseases from occurring (health promotion-disease prevention)?

Prevention: Have you heard the statement, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? The social worker has the ability to help inform you of healthier health practices that can, if followed, improve your ability to prevent disease. And help you to have a better quality of life. Social workers are a great benifit to many people if only people will listen and apply their reccomendations. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to sleeping. Whenever i sleep less than 6h (ex. 5h), it makes me feel not good. Is it a disease and any preventions for this case?

I'm addicted to sleeping. Whenever i sleep less than 6h (ex. 5h), it makes me feel not good. Is it a disease and any preventions for this case?

Everyone's different: Some people get along fine on 5 hours of sleep while others need 8 or 9 hours a night to feel rested. I would guess that most people don't feel we'll with less than 6 hours of sleep. I think that is completely normal and i wouldn't worry about that. ...Read more

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Can you give an example of it being better to spend money on disease prevention than on its cure?

Can you give an example of it being better to spend money on disease prevention than on its cure?

Gum disease: Gum disease is easily prevented and the "cure" for it is not only more expensive but much harder. Sometimes the damage will be permanent with gum disease. Spending money to prevent it is much better than spending money to fix it if you already have it. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more

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What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

Perspective: Immune system is inherited & important; however disease also depends upon the virulance or severity of the attack or insult upon that immune system together with outside environmental contributing factors. Disease occurs when any one of those factors is out of balance with the others. ...Read more

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Heart disease prevention apps available yet?

Heart disease prevention apps available yet?

Absolutely: My centre for prevention does it all. Log on to www.Drernie.Co.Cc. ...Read more

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What can be done to?Increase awareness for kidney disease prevention?

What can be done to?Increase awareness for kidney disease prevention?

See below: There are many causes of kidney disease, but diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity which also may lead to diabetes, are the most common causes. Exercise and eating healthy food and maintaining ideal body weight would help prevent developing kidney disease. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father is suffering from neuropathy can anyone tell me about this disease prevention and how it get the recovery?

What do you suggest if my father is suffering from neuropathy can anyone tell me about this disease prevention and how it get the recovery?

Neuropathy: The three most common causes of neuropathy in the U.S. are diabetes mellitus, alcohol toxicity and vitamin B12 deficiency. These are treatable. It is important to know the cause so it may be addressed. There are times when the cause cannot be found, but it is wise to try to find it before simply treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some heart disease prevention tips for teenagers?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for teenagers?

Stay Active: Stay active. Decrease the amount of simple sugars in your diet such as candy, ice cream, regular soda pop. Get regular annual exams to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in case you have a genetic predisposition. Find an enjoyable, active hobby or exercise activity and stick with it. ...Read more

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What are some heart disease prevention tips for fat teens?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for fat teens?

Lose weight: Lose weight, avoid trans fats, exercise and eat fruits and vegetables .. This advice of course is not just for teens but suits everyione. ...Read more

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What are some heart disease prevention tips for teens and young adults?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for teens and young adults?

Stay Active: Stay active. Decrease the amount of simple sugars in your diet such as candy, ice cream, regular soda pop. Get regular annual exams to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in case you have a genetic predisposition. Find an enjoyable, active hobby or exercise activity and stick with it. ...Read more

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How much vit D3 do you rec per day for heart disease prevention? 5000 units seems safe and standard?

How much vit D3 do you rec per day for heart disease prevention? 5000 units seems safe and standard?

Data is unclear: Although this is likely not the answer you wanted, in spite of there being a correlation of low vit d levels with many abnormalities including heart disease, there is no evidence that supplementation lowers that risk. There are ongoing large studies to clarify the answer, . ...Read more