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e-Health and Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in men worldwide. Screening for prostate cancer aims to decrease mortality and morbidity from the disease by increasing the chances of successful treatment through early detection. Currently there is a lack of evidence to establish if screening achieves this aim. This is illustrated by the conflicting recommendations offered by medical organisations.

In the absence of evidence patients must rely on their own beliefs and guidance from doctors to make an informed decision. Patients have traditionally adopted a passive role when discussing medical issues and decisions with their doctor. However, if a patient must live with the consequences of a medical decision, then the opportunity to accept or reject the decision must be made available to the patient. This has encouraged patients and doctors to adopt a shared approach to healthcare.

Heart Attack: A Guide To Your Recovery

Screen shot Ebook Heart Attack: A Guide To Your Recovery

Having a heart attack is quite common. How each person deals with it and what their recovery is like varies a great deal for many reasons. Many people experience some difficulty concentrating and retaining information in the early stages of having a heart attack, so don’t worry if you can’t take everything in. This is why it is important to have some written information to remind yourself and your family about what is likely to happen and why.

Lowering Your Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. It’s a serious condition that increases the risk for heart disease, the number one killer of Americans women and men. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk.

Fortunately, if you have high blood cholesterol, there are steps you can take to lower it and protect your health. This booklet will show you how to take action by following the “TLC Program” for reducing high blood cholesterol. TLC stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, a three-part program that uses diet, physical activity, and weight management. Sometimes, drug treatment also is needed to lower blood cholesterol enough. But even then, the TLC Program should be followed.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of the Diabetic Foot Syndrome

Foot lesions affect more than 10% of patients with diabetes mellitus at some point in their life and are amongst the most dreaded complications of this disease. They can cause prolonged periods of immobility and discomfort and some never heal. Year after year, one in every 200 diabetics loses a leg. The cost of foot ulcerations to the individual and to society are considerable.

the Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis

The control and prevention of syphilis requires both clinical and public health preventive considerations. The prompt recognition of signs and symptoms of primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis, effective screening strategies to detect asymptomatic cases, accurate staging, adequate treatment and follow-up, and risk reduction counseling all represent critical clinical activities in the management and prevention of syphilis.

For Keeping Your Mind and Body in Good Health

When people are away from the environment they are accustomed to, they are easily tired. People who are from abroad and living in Japan need to build new human relationships as well as to learn an unknown language, culture, customs and social conditions. They are sometimes embarrassed with unusual treatment given by Japanese simply because they are non-Japanese.

Diabetes System Model Reference Guide

The diabetes system modeling project began in September 2003 primarily as a result of two concerns: first, that existing programmatic strategies focused on reducing the immediate burden of diabetes might soon become overwhelmed or lose effectiveness in the face of rapidly increasing disease prevalence, and, second, that diabetes leaders lacked effective, quantitatively-grounded decision-support tools that could improve diabetes strategies in light of the first concern. SD was determined to be an appropriate technique for looking formally at a broad spectrum of programmatic options and considering their relative effectiveness over the short and long term. Part of the appeal of SD was its flexibility and ability to deal in an integrative and transparent way with the diverse questions and rich information sources that characterize the current state of diabetes prevention and control. Thus, an SD approach held promise as a way of answering tough questions, diminishing the sense of information overload, pointing the way toward a more effective program mix, and thereby improving the ability of DDT to engage effectively with state and local colleagues, as well as other stakeholders who would ultimately be needed as partners to champion any change in programmatic direction.

5 Great Dieting Tips!

The new year is only days away, and millions of people will set goals to lose weight, improve their health, exercise more, join a fitness center and you name it. In fact many people did this at the beginning of this year. I bet you are one of them. What I hope is that you were not part of the 90% that failed. But if you were don’t feel bad you are part of the majority. So why is it most people that set these kinds of goals never get very fare and how can you change this trend.

Well, this short article will shed just enough light on this problem to get you started on a path to success. What you will learn is so cutting edge only a had full of people will know it. If you were a psychologist, neuroscientist, biologist, or just reading the latest research on brain science you would have undoubtedly come across this fascinating and almost hard to believe research data. Now, since there is little chance you are a brain scientist, psychologist or just sitting around reading neuroscience research papers, I will give you the short version that you can take and use right now.

Menopause and Methodological Doubt

Poor Descartes, imagining that everything on which he had built his life was coming under doubt. Every footing that he had held as solid foundation on which to base thought and decision was disintegrating. It may seem hard to relate to that, but maybe I do have experience that can, in a small way, reflect his. Of course, he had to deal with impending torture of the body and damnation of the soul if his thought did not meet with approval from his audience.

Descartes was attempting to find a solid basis for knowledge by supposing that everything he had learned, or was able to observe through his senses, was doubtful. As he descended further and further into this progressive, methodological doubt he rejected layer after layer that which he had previously held to be true. Eventually, he remained sure of one thing, the famous phrase, cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am. In his Meditations (Descartes, 1641/1901), he came out of his doubt by ascribing the only possible proof of knowledge to mathematics, and the reduction of any problem to its smallest possible piece. His meditations also sought to prove the existence of God through this process; if he had not, he would have had to face the Inquisition and excommunication that in those times insinuated his eternal damnation.

Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Weight, and Weight Control

The 1998 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) included a detailed examination of preventive health problems and behaviors. This report uses data from the 1998 NHIS to examine the prevalence of selected problems among rural populations, with an emphasis on rural minorities. —Rural“ was defined, following NHIS guidelines, as living in a non-MSA county.

"Self Reported Prevalence of Health Problems"
Hypertension: Rural residents of all racial / ethnicity groups were more likely to report having been told they have hypertension than were metropolitan residents. The highest rates of reported hypertension were found among rural African Americans, one third of whom (34%) reported having high blood pressure.

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