Topic: Health

Granholm: Health care issue is real and personal, not abstract and political

The health care debate isn’t about political theory or semantics, it’s about people’s lives. Jennifer Granholm says voters will see through the rhetoric and defy Republicans who push for taking away people’s coverage, who fight against the freedom people should have to live without fear of sickness and crippling debt. Granholm says, “Republican leaders, you want your campaign slogans to be: “Vote for me and I’ll take your child’s health insurance away… Good luck with that.”
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Innovation in health care

As a Birmingham hospital pioneers a new and successful approach to patient care, we ask why it’s so difficult to spread “best practice” across the NHS

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Democrats, GOP Look to Court’s Health-Care Ruling

When the Supreme Court rules on health care some time in the next two weeks, the waves it sets off will be tricky for both parties to navigate. Jerry Seib has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP.

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Seniors Health Care Town Hall

The White House holds a town hall to discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for seniors and caregivers. June 11, 2012.

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How To Develop Healthy Eating Habits

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Good health is just a matter of taking a new approach to eating and making simple changes.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Cooking facilities
A shopping list
Healthy foods
Healthy snacks
Books (optional)
Internet access (optional)

Step 1: Cook your own meals

Cook and prepare your own meals as often as you can. This will help you avoid eating processed and fast foods, which are higher in sodium and fat.

Tip: Healthy, low-fat recipes and guidance are available in bookstores and on the internet.

Step 2: Make a shopping list

Plan healthy meals and make a shopping list. Fill your cart with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, and lean meats.

Step 3: Read nutrition labels

Read nutrition labels. Pay attention to saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. The higher their numbers, the unhealthier they are.

Step 4: Eat breakfast

Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast helps to rev up your metabolism. Make it a habit to eat something within the first hour after you wake up.

Step 5: Eat every three to four hours

Try to eat small meals every three to four hours. Aim for three small, balanced meals and two snacks.

Step 6: Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water every day. Water hydrates the body and aids the digestive system. And it’s calorie-free!

Step 7: Feel the difference

Feel the difference in your body — more energy and stamina — as well as sharper thinking as you feed your body healthy foods.

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Andy Burnham @AndyBurnhamMP Shadow Health Secretary is @Out4Marriage, are you?

Andy Burnham @AndyBurnhamMP Shadow Secretary of State for Health, is @Out4Marriage, are you?

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iMPak Health – RhythmTrak Cardiovascular Mobile Health & Wellness Application

iMPak Health, LLC announced the launch of their new product, RhythmTrak, a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled cardiovascular mobile health and wellness application. RhythmTrak is a handheld, credit card sized ECG device that documents heart rates, heart rate variability, calculates R to R intervals, and single lead waveforms. Data collected on the device is transmitted wirelessly using a NFC reader or an NFC enabled smart phone or tablet. The user then can simply forward the information to their physician. RythmTrak is not intended to be a diagnostic device, but to be used to track patient symptoms during the active management of atrial fibrillation.

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What are the similarities and differences between the field or approach of community health and public health?

Also, how would the two approaches be similar or different with regard to preventing underage drinking?

I know that public health concerns the health of everyone and involves activities such as surveillance, monitoring and enforcement of health laws and policies to ensure the health of the population and community health is concerned with a certain geographic location or characteristic of the population. Community health is usually involved with more health promotion, health education and health services stuff. However, I’m not quite sure how the two fields or approaches would address preventing underage drinking.

If you have any comments or advice, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Although both public health and law enforcement protect the public, the approach and nature of the work performed in the two disciplines are quite different. The similarities and differences in public health and law enforcement investigations have to be understood and coordinated so that both can be most effective ( Table ). Public health investigations generally take an inductive approach. Persons are interviewed, data are collected, hypotheses are developed to explain transmission, and epidemiological and laboratory studies are conducted to test these hypotheses. If the studies confirm the hypothesis, prevention and control strategies are developed, implemented, and evaluated. All this work is held to the standard of scientific peer review, generally through presentation of data at scientific meetings and publication in a scientific journal.

How does the health care system work in Singapore?

Is health care in Singapore free like in the UK and other European countries? Or do people have to pay to get check ups, have surgery, use the hospital, etc?

What if somebody is poor and they can’t afford to pay for health care?

And what happens if somebody is living in Singapore but is not a Singaporean citizen?

In Singapore there is no free health care. We pay
for all the services however citizen pay much less.
All working singaporean will have an government run insurance
(the citizen themselves contribute to the cost of insurtainsurance will ensure citizen will not overly burden by too much medical cost.

For Singaporeans there are safeguards to ensure everyone can have reasonable care.

non citizen pay more or can choose to have private insurance.

I am a Singaporean

What type of health insurance should I get?

I am a male and a non smoker, but I have had Epilepsy since I was in high school. I need a health insurance for my health. However, I do not know much which type of the health insurance Health group, Community Health Plan or KPS health plan is good for me in Washington State in the US. Now I don’t have a job and I am independent. Would someone give me hand?

If you have epilepsy, then no health insurance company is going to want you as a customer.

You have three options:
1) Live in one of the approximately four states where health insurance companies must take everyone who is willing to pay
2) Get a job that comes with health insurance
3) Get whatever your state offers to anyone who cannot get insurance any other way because of existing medical conditions

Do not waste time looking at different policies that all have the option to reject you, because they all will.