Identifying Opportunity for Online Education to Address
The Ministry of Health should play a significant role in the provision of up-to-date information including procedures and protocols (adopting approaches used in other countries), access to equipment and infrastructure within healthcare facilities in order to implement procedures discussed in the module, and more.
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The Meanings of Health and its Promotion
(3 days ago) The Constitution of the World Health Organization, which came into force on April 7, 1948, defined health “as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” The writers of the Constitution were clearly aware of the tendency of seeing health as a …
Public Health's Perspective on the Role of BioWatch in the
(5 days ago) Local and state public health agencies sit on the front lines of the BioWatch system. Any autonomous detection system will have to meet the needs of those agencies in order to instill confidence in the results from such a system and to enable public health officials to make the appropriate decisions following declaration of a BioWatch Actionable Result (BAR).
A Quality Improvement Approach to Decreasing …
(1 days ago) The primary outcome was the rate of 7-day acute care reuse (combined hospital readmissions and ED revisits) after discharge from an index hospitalization for asthma, measured through a monthly review of electronic health record data and compared with a …
Concepts and definitions of health and health-related
(3 days ago) Health is an aspect interwoven with all other aspects of life, everyday life, working life, family life, and community life. Health is viewed a resource and a total, personal, situation-specific phenomenon. Absence of disease is not enough – the life situation as …
Babesiosis in Lower Hudson Valley, New York, USA
(Just Now) Although Lyme disease has been endemic to parts of the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, United States, for >2 decades, babesiosis has emerged there only since 2001. The number of Lower Hudson Valley residents in whom babesiosis was diagnosed increased
Health and wellness
(3 days ago) Health and wellness are terms that are often interchanged, but their origins and meanings are different . As established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1940s, health is referred to as, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity .”
Today’s Health Problems and Health Education
(3 days ago) Health education and health educators will be expected to contribute to the reduction of the negative impact of such major health problems as heart disease, cancer, dental disease, mental illness and other neurological disturbances, obesity, accidents, and the adjustments necessary to a productive old age.
Impact of Incarceration on Health
(5 days ago) As reported by several participants, individuals enter correctional facilities with many health problems; and incarceration has an impact on their health. Evidence was presented that many are released (especially from jails, given the high turnover rate)—and too often are re-incarcerated—with pressing health needs. Participants in the workshop discussed the impact …
Effects of air pollution on human health and practical
(3 days ago) INTRODUCTION. Air pollution is a major problem of recent decades, which has a serious toxicological impact on human health and the environment. The sources of pollution vary from small unit of cigarettes and natural sources such as volcanic activities to large volume of emission from motor engines of automobiles and industrial activities.[1,2] Long-term effects of …
Education Improves Public Health and Promotes Health Equity
(3 days ago) First, health is a prerequisite for education: hungry children or children who cannot hear well, or who have chronic toothaches, eg, are hindered in their learning. 5 Second, education about health (ie, health education) occurs within schools and in many public health interventions; it is a central tool of public health. 6 Third, physical
Professional Communication and Team Collaboration
(3 days ago) Collaboration in health care is defined as health care professionals assuming complementary roles and cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem-solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care. 5, 6 Collaboration between physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals increases team
Coding for quality measurement: the relationship between
(1 days ago) This study examines the relationship between hospital structural characteristics and coding accuracy from the perspective of quality measurement. To measure coding accuracy for quality measurement, the study utilizes the "present on admission" indicator, a data element in the New York state hospital …
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
(3 days ago) A number of integrative health organizations encourage members to model healthy lifestyle behaviors, including the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine 40 and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. 41 Among some integrative health educational institutions, a culture of wellness exists, where healthy food choices are readily
Impact of Lifestyle on Health
(3 days ago) Exercise: For treating general health problems, the exercise is included in life style . The continuous exercise along with a healthy diet increases the health. Some studies stress on the relation of active life style with happiness (7, 8). Sleep: One of the bases of healthy life is the sleep. Sleep cannot be apart from life.
Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health
(4 days ago) Health has a number of dimensions, including diseases and conditions, functioning loss, disability, and death (Verbrugge and Jette, 1994). The process of health change for populations can be thought of as beginning with the onset of diseases and conditions, which can lead to functioning loss and impairment and eventually disability and death.
Sociology and Health
(3 days ago) Health Problems as Social Problems. The historical focus of sociology is on social problems in human society. Social problems include health problems, crime , deviance, violence , poverty , inequality, population problems, delinquency, and institutional instability.
Why measuring outcomes is important in health care
(3 days ago) Traditional health care systems have rewarded volume over value, creating fee‐for‐service or procedure‐based payment and delivery systems that are highly fragmented, siloed, and disconnected.5 Health care spending has increased unsustainably to approximately double the rate of gross domestic product growth in most developed countries.6
Obesity, Health at Every Size, and Public Health Policy
(3 days ago) Furthermore, a public health approach in which obese individuals are viewed as unhealthy burdens on the health care system and individually responsible for their weight may promote weight stigma.26 This stigma may produce ill health through direct stress-induced neuroendocrine pathways or adverse coping mechanisms.26 Weight bias is highly
Explanatory definition of the concept of spiritual health
(3 days ago) “Spiritual health can affect other aspects of health, meaning physical, mental, and social health”. “Spiritual health encompasses physical and mental health”. “There are different approaches to spiritual health: one is the religious approach …
Health Benefits of Probiotics: A Review
(3 days ago) These health properties are strain specific and are impacted by the various mechanisms mentioned above. While some of the health benefits are well documented others require additional studies in order to be established. In fact, there is substantial evidence to support probiotic use in the treatment of acute diarrhoeal diseases, prevention of
Health care-associated infections – an overview
(3 days ago) Background. Health care-associated infections (HCAIs) are those infections that patients acquire while receiving health care. 1 The term HCAIs initially referred to those infections linked with admission to an acute-care hospital (earlier called nosocomial infections), but the term now includes infections developed in various settings where patients obtain health care (eg, …
Technology and the Future of Healthcare
(3 days ago) Health 2.0. There are many areas where the scale and unit profits of the healthcare market will drive technical developments. Collectively, this technology-driven progress in healthcare is sometimes called Health 2.0, to distinguish it from what we are doing now – Health 1.0. While Health 2.0 is exciting, it is sobering to realize that
The Health Care Delivery System
(5 days ago) This chapter addresses the issues of access, managing chronic disease, neglected health care services (i.e., clinical preventive services, oral, and mental health care and substance abuse services), and the capacity of the health care delivery system to better serve the population in terms of cultural competence, quality, the workforce, financing, information technology, and …
Public health impact of plastics: An overview
(3 days ago) Research based on plastics proves their injurious nature towards human health in many direct or indirect ways. Phthalates or phthalate esters are esters of phthalic acid mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility) in Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC is a widely used material, including extensive use in
Wearable Health Devices—Vital Sign Monitoring, Systems and
(3 days ago) 1. Introduction. Wearable Health Devices (WHDs) are an emerging technology that enables continuous ambulatory monitoring of human vital signs during daily life (during work, at home, during sport activities, etc.) or in a clinical environment, with the advantage of minimizing discomfort and interference with normal human activities .WHDs are part of personal health …
Social Determinants and Health Behaviors: Conceptual
(3 days ago) Health behaviors are frequently discussed as individual-level behaviors, but they can be measured and summarized for individuals, groups, or populations. Health behaviors are dynamic, varying over the lifespan, across cohorts, across settings, and over time. With smoking in the U.S, for example, the likelihood of initiation varies with age.
What Is Health Literacy
(5 days ago) This health context is of equal importance to individuals' health literacy skills, as the impact of health literacy arises from the interaction of the individual and the health context (Rudd, 2003; Rudd et al., 2003). Health literacy, then, is a shared function of …
Indoor Air Quality and Health
(3 days ago) Moreover, various studies have been conducted on the health risks of dampness and mold in houses, but few studies have been performed in workplaces and schools. The paper of Lanthier-Veilleux et al. is an examination of the independent contribution of residential dampness or mold (i.e., visible mold, mold odor, dampness,
Communication Systems in Healthcare
(3 days ago) In health care, where we are constantly reminded of the need to make pragmatic improvements to the outcomes of health care delivery, empirical evidence is needed to guide the use of new technologies, and there is a now thankfully a growing literature on the value of communication systems in health service delivery.
Summary of the Public Health System in the United States
(5 days ago) This section summarizes the organization of health agencies, the range of activities carried out by them, and their use and allocation of resources at the federal, state, and local levels. When possible, the range of activities of health agencies are categorized by the functions of public health as outlined in Chapter 2: assessment, policy development and leadership, and …
The Health Belief Model as an Explanatory Framework in
(3 days ago) The Health Belief Model (HBM) posits that messages will achieve optimal behavior change if they successfully target perceived barriers, benefits, self-efficacy, and threat. While the model seems to be an ideal explanatory framework for communication research, theoretical limitations have limited its use in the field.
United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next
(3 days ago) Health care costs affect the economy, the federal budget, and virtually every American family’s financial well-being. Health insurance enables children to excel at school, adults to work more productively, and Americans of all ages to live longer, healthier lives.
Social Media and Health Care Professionals: Benefits
(3 days ago) Health care organizations, including hospitals, health systems, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy groups, and pharmacy benefit companies, are using social media for many purposes. 6, 7 Uses include communicating with the community and patients; enhancing organizational visibility; marketing products and services
Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change
(3 days ago) Health Promotion and Behavior Change. Health promotion also requires people to initiate and maintain health behavior changes. Commonly recognized behaviors such as activity and exercise, good nutrition, stress management, limited alcohol consumption, and smoking cessation positively affect health. 1, 17, 26 Enactment of prevention behaviors is also needed.
Islamophobia and Public Health in the United States
(3 days ago) Discrimination and Health. Discrimination at interpersonal and structural levels is a constitutive feature of a stigmatized identity. The Muslim American discriminatory experience is likely a combination of appearance-based and religious discrimination.24 An established body of research documents the link between discrimination and health.16,18,25 Across multiple contexts, …
COVID-19: breaking down a global health crisis
(3 days ago) The WHO has also donated over 55 tons of health supplies to Syria . Another issue that has surfaced in the region is the spread of COVID-19 among migrant workers’ camps, as seen in Bahrain, and the wider GCC. The public health policies have been widely dynamic, changing throughout the pandemic as new evidence appeared.
Dimensions of wellness: Change your habits, change your life
(3 days ago) People often think about wellness in terms of physical health — nutrition, exercise, weight management, etc., but it is so much more. Wellness is a holistic integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, fueling the body, engaging the mind, and nurturing the spirit ().Although it always includes striving for health, it’s more about living life fully (), and is “a lifestyle
Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Physical and
(3 days ago) 1. Introduction. The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES)and health has been studied for a long time. In the 1960s, academics generally believed that with medical technology and economic development, health inequality would be reduced, at least in developed countries .However, in the 1980s, Black found that health inequality in Britain has not only …
Gardening for health: a regular dose of gardening
(3 days ago) Intelligent Health points out that the pandemic of physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of premature death, and contributes to preventable physical and mental disorders. 46 The Department of Health calculates that an increase of only 10% in average exercise by adults would postpone 6000 deaths and save £500 million annually. 47
The Impact of Social and Cultural Environment on Health
(4 days ago) Health is determined by several factors including genetic inheritance, personal behaviors, access to quality health care, and the general external environment (such as the quality of air, water, and housing conditions). In addition, a growing body of research has documented associations between social and cultural factors and health (Berkman and Kawachi, 2000; Marmot and …
Health systems in India
(3 days ago) Public health-care infrastructure in India. India has a mixed health-care system, inclusive of public and private health-care service providers. 6 However, most of the private health-care providers are concentrated in urban India, providing secondary and tertiary care health-care services. The public health-care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed …
Public health: Health geography: supporting public health
(3 days ago) Health geography recognizes the importance of context, setting and spatial scale — from global to local — in determining health outcomes. The issues facing health and health care are complex and an integrative, multidisciplinary approach is crucial to ensure that research provides relevant, high-quality evidence to inform health policy.
Access to and Quality of Health Care
(4 days ago) The health of a population is influenced by both its social and its economic circumstances and the health care services it receives. As discussed in other chapters of this report, on average the socioeconomic status of Hispanics in the United States is considerably lower than that of non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics also face a variety of barriers to receiving health care services of …
Soy and Health Update: Evaluation of the Clinical and
(3 days ago) The health effects of soyfoods have been rigorously investigated for more than 25 years. More than 2000 soy-related peer-reviewed articles are published annually. Much of this research has been conducted because independent of its nutrient content there is evidence that soy exerts a variety of health benefits, especially related to the