Frequently Asked Questions
There are many different health definitions, but the official information from the World Health Organization (WHO) makes a big buzz, and many scientists have been using it until today. WHO said that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Healthcare is defined as the maintenance or improvement of people's health through the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. It encompasses primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, and public health. Health professionals and allied health fields provide health care. Health care includes medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, nursing, optometry, audiology, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, and other health professions.
Four levels of care in medicine refer to the complexity of the medical cases. Ranks are classified into the following groups:
- Primary care
- Secondary care
- Tertiary care
- Quaternary care
Hygiene-related diseases such as:
- Athlete's Foot (tinea pedis)
- Body Lice
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Dental Caries (Tooth Decay)
- Head Lice
- Hot Tub Rash (Pseudomonas Dermatitis/Folliculitis)
- Lymphatic Filariasis
- Pubic Lice ("Crabs")
- Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa)
- Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)
- Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK)
- Ringworm (Tinea)
Type O Negative:
- The most common blood type used for transfusions is O negative when the blood type is unknown.
- Only people with O negative blood can receive O negative blood.
- O negative donors are known as Heroes for Babies at the Red Cross because it is the safest blood for immune-deficient newborns to receive transfusions.
- Only 7% of the population has O negative blood. It is in high demand due to its versatility in transfusions. It is the blood product of choice in an emergency.
- Because of its universality, O negative is the first blood supply to run out during a shortage.
Type O Positive:
- Because type O positive blood is given to patients more than any other blood type, it is the most needed blood type.
- O positive blood accounts for 38% of the population, making it the most common blood type.
- Over 80% of the population has a positive blood type and can receive O positive blood. That's another reason it's so popular.
- At the Red Cross, O-positive donors are known as Heroes for Babies because their blood is the safest for transfusions to immune-deficient newborns.
- Many hospitals transfuse O-positive blood in major traumas with massive blood loss, even when the patient's blood type is unknown. In ongoing blood loss situations, the risk of reaction is much lower, and O positive is more readily available than O negative. Type O blood is essential in trauma care.
- Those who have O positive blood can only receive transfusions from people with O positive or O negative blood.
- Because of its high demand, type O positive blood is one of the first to run out during a shortage.
The intelligence quotient (IQ) measures a person's intellectual intelligence and potential. Alfred Binet, a French psychologist, popularized this measurement in the 1900s.
Standardized testing is used to assess IQ, administered by licensed psychologists and, in some cases, those with graduate-level mental health training.
Nine types of intelligence:
- Naturalistic intelligence
- Musical intelligence
- Existential intelligence
- Interpersonal intelligence
- Logical-mathematical intelligence
- Linguistic intelligence
- Bodily–kinaesthetic intelligence
- Intrapersonal intelligence
- Spatial intelligence
10 Most Common Health Issues:
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Overweight and Obesity
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Injury and Violence
- Environmental Quality
- Access to Health Care
The healthcare industry has six enormous challenges ahead in 2021:
- Rightsizing after the telehealth explosion.
- Adjusting to changing clinical trials.
- Encouraging digital relationships that ease physician burdens.
- Forecasting for an uncertain 2021.
- Reshaping health portfolios for growth.
- Building a resilient and responsive supply chain for long-term health.