Health history

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  • (BQ) Part 1 book "Bates' pocket guide to physical examination and history taking" presents the following contents: Overview - Physical examination and history taking; clinical reasoning, assessment and recording your findings; interviewing and the health history; behavior and mental status; the head and neck;... and other contents.

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  • Leading cause of death in human population: INFECTION. Most important contributions to public health in last 100 yrs: SANITATION. VACCINATION. Earliest contributions: JENNER – smallpox vaccine. PASTEUR – rabies vaccine. Greatest Triumphs: Global eradication of smallpox (1980). Future global eradication of polio.

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  • This chapter provides a brief overview of the history of women’s health and the array of factors that have played a central role in shaping it. First, it presents a background describing gender-based disparities in health care. It then discusses the cultural context in which women have been perceived by society, their representation in the health care workforce, and the development of the medical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), as well as social, economic, and political forces that have shaped the medical care provided to women....

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  • In terms of economic stability and growth, in 2008 the UK food and drink industry accounted for 7% of the national output, supporting about 3.7million jobs (Cabinet Office 2008). Trying to balance these complex elements of sustainability poses an enormous challenge. While some synergies can be found there are also a number of conflicting goals and potential tensions.

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  • Today the emphasis in health and medical care is on prevention. The American Medical Association Guide to Talking to Your Doctor focuses on the importance of an effective patient-doctor relationship in improving and maintaining your health and reducing your health risks. Use this book as a tool to become an informed, active healthcare participant and to take control of your health and medical care.

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  • Employee Health Service Issues An institution's employee health service is a critical component of its infection-control efforts.

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  • Aboriginal peoples have distinctive perspectives and understandings, deriving from their cultures and histories and embodied in Aboriginal languages. Research that has Aboriginal experience as its subject matter must reflect these perspectives and understandings. In the past, research concerning Aboriginal peoples has usually been initiated outside the Aboriginal community and carried out by non Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people have had almost no opportunity to correct misinformation or to challenge ethnocentric and racist interpretations.

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  • Obesity is a chronic disease, and its consequences include an elevated risk of premature death and a variety of serious health problems such as heart disease, hypertension and stroke, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, and accidents, among others (World Health Organization 1997, 2000a). An estimated 35 million deaths from chronic diseases were expected to occur worldwide in 2005, with 80% of them in low-income and middle-income developing countries.

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  • African states gained independence after World War II, but faced many political, social, economic, and health challenges. The Middle East has been the site of much conflict. There has been recurring violence and continuing efforts at international mediation.

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  • The phenomenon of forced migration dates back to the beginning of human history. In our time, however, it has become one of the world’s major problems. Since 1945 a virtual epidemic of armed conflict, both within and between nations, has created vast numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons. This has led in turn to increasing involvement on the part of professional care workers and agencies, both governmental and non-governmental.

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  • This project began many years ago in the nether regions of Widener Library at Harvard. As a graduate student in the History of Science, I became interested in medical views and treatment of women and studied "the cult of female invalidism" that pervaded American culture in the late nineteenth century. Browsing through popular magazines and newspapers of the period, I therefore was surprised to find images of healthy women—young girls playing croquet and badminton, ladies exercising at home in loose-fitting garb, college students riding bikes and rowing boats....

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  • The use of language is often anchored in history, tradition, assumptions, and values.Words communicate ideas that go beyond the terms and phrases themselves. But this is by no means static; there are trends and periodic shifts that impact how we think and understand the world around us and help to shape the work that we do. Accordingly, a few comments about language must precede the text that follows.

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  • Both arts and sciences and public health should share in fostering and developing an educated citizenry. Such citizens should be able to recognize the spectrum of global health challenges and exercise intellectual and practical skills in response. As LEAP recommends, well-educated citizens ought to be prepared to accept personal and social responsibility and demonstrate capacity to synthesize, integrate, and apply their learning.

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  • Infectious diseases have been a problem for military personnel throughout history. The consequences in previous conflicts have ranged from frequent illnesses disrupting daily activities and readiness to widespread deaths. Preventive measures, early diagnosis, and treatment greatly limit the exposures and acute illnesses of troops today in comparison with those in armies of the past, but infections and consequent acute illnesses still occur. In addition, long-term adverse health outcomes of some pathogens are increasingly recognized....

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  • The prostate is a small gland in men. It is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut. It sits low in the pelvis, below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. The prostate helps make semen, the milky fluid that carries sperm from the testicles through the penis when a man ejaculates. The prostate surrounds part of the urethra, a tube that carries urine out of the bladder and through the penis.

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  • On the morning of September 11, 2001, with the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon, the world that many of us thought we knew, was altered. While thousands of people were directly exposed to or witnessed the attacks from close proximity, millions around the globe watched the events in real time or repeatedly over time on news channels. The attacks of 9/11 will likely be the most witnessed terrorist acts in modern history.

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  • The Schoolwide MPH degree program provides integrated training in the core competencies of the field of public health. MPH training gives public health professionals the knowledge and skills they need from a variety of disciplines to be able to define, critically assess and resolve public health problems. The MPH program is designed for professionals with prior field or academic experience who are interested in making a difference in the health of populations. Medical students are also eligible for the MPH program after they have completed their second year of medical school.

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  • Where a woman gives birth should not decide her fate. Excessive bleeding after childbirth and high blood pressure during pregnancy, two of the leading causes of maternal deaths, can be prevented and significantly reduced with expanded availability of maternal health medicines and supportive policies and practices to achieve scale—a critical action for meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 target: reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015.

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  • In this chapter you will find instructions on how to perform basic gynecological history taking and with a stranger. In order to reveal all important in-examination. A full gynecological history and formation to you, they need to trust you first. So, examination consists of at least a full history regar-the main aim of the first minutes of your conversa- ing general health, gynecological signs and symp- tion is to build up a trustful relationship with your toms, breast signs and symptoms and an abdominal, patient.

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  • Chapter 1 - An introduction to electronic health records. Chapter 1 content: Brief history of electronic health records (EHRs), history of standards development for the EHR and nursing’s role in their development, certification bodies for the EHR, benefits of the EHR, government involvement in the EHR, role of nursing informatics in healthcare.

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