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Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Homeless Health Concerns (Definition)

Homeless people face unique challenges to obtaining medical care and are at increase risk of certain medical conditions such as hypothermia. In addition, personal vulnerability factors that lead to their economic condition predisposes them to poor health. These factors include physical and mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, poor education, and lack of family support. The barriers they face to health care access include extreme poverty, lack of transportation, and competing priorities for shelter and food that outweigh the motivation ...Read more


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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?

How do the public and world health organisations make use of health statistics?

Evaluate & Monitor: The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease. Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How successful is world health organization?

WHO: The World Health Organization does a great deal of good work all over the globe. See: http://www.who.int/tdr/about/AR2012_TDR_achievements_2012.pdf ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Do canadians like their national health system?

Positive view: Most canadians find their system responsive, inexpensive and of good quality. They do rank higher on most categories used to measure effectiveness than does the usa. Canadian doctors are a little less positive as they have a limitation of income but I do not see a mass movement of canadian md's into the us. ...Read more

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Do health insurance plans cover HPV vaccines for women over 26 years old?

Do health insurance plans cover HPV vaccines for women over 26 years old?

HPV: Most insurance companies, provide coverage or partial coverage for the hpv vaccine in men and women age 9-26. Most do not for people over age 26, but to be sure call your insurance company. ...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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Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system ?Try a site based in your country. ...Read more

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Cancer health disparities?

Cancer health disparities?

Sad but true.: It is well-established that there are differences in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rate amongst different racial and ethnic groups in the us--the common factor is low socioeconomic status. While this may be primarily related to access to care, other factors such as exposure to toxins, obesity, smoking, etc, may play a role. For more information, go to the nci's website: crchd.Cancer.Gov. ...Read more

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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

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What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

There are several: In general these include pap smears and (if high risk or worried) mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

The Web: Purchasing an individual international health policy is easy and affordable. Don't forget to includ the option for evacuation or repatriation in the event of a severe illness or injury. Two reputable companies are sos int & medex. (see the cdc for more information) many people are surprise at how inexpensive the insurance is. ...Read more

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Does the world health organization have a plan for anthrax outbreak?

Does the world health organization have a plan for anthrax outbreak?

WHO: Who has a web site in which you can find out almost everything they do. ...Read more

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What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What do you want?: Women have better insurance rates than men: ;ive longer, more regularly see a doctor, and will be seen sooner for a serious problem, compared with men. Only downside: more obesity and more overweight women than men. This is average, and does not apply to a person with serious pre-existing conditions. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

Dr. Moshe Lewis
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Healthy Smile (Definition)

A healthy smile is one in which the teeth, supporting gum/bone tissues, and facial drape, are free from infection or damage, are stable, functional, and esthetic. If your smile does not meet these criteria please see a competent General Dentist for treatment and/or referral to the appropriate dental specialists. Seek quality ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Heston
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Health Statistics (Definition)

Health statistics are data about the health across society at the community, state, national, or international level. Health statistics cover everything from number of babies born in a year, to average lifespan, to the number of people who ...Read more