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Preparing for A Visit to Your Doctor

Doctor's Visits
Sun, 10/01/2006
Sun, 10/01/2006
Preparedness at the Doctor's Office

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We all need to visit our health care providers once in awhile.

Sometimes, you visit your doctor or nurse when you are feeling sick.

Other times, you visit your health care provider when you are feeling well so that he or she can check your overall health.

Last updated on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 10:22

What is a Medical Emergency?

May 5, 2011
November 11, 2010
Essentials for Preventing and Responding to Medical Emergencies!
A medical emergency is an unexpected event calling for first aid, followed by prompt medical attention.  Some emergencies can be handled with first aid, but often they require the assistance of emergency medical staff (9-1-1) or a hospital emergency room visit.

The response to an emergency medical situation will depend on the situation.

Last updated on Wed, 11/17/2010 - 15:16

Health Screening Guidelines for Women

Health Screening Women
Sun, 10/01/2006
Sun, 10/01/2006
Look Here for a Convenient Table for your Quick Reference

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These are health screening guidelines. The actual health screening tests that you will need depend on your health condition and family history of different diseases.

Talk with your doctor about what diseases you should be screened for!

Medical History: Using the Past to Support the Present

Medical History
Sun, 04/01/2007
Sun, 04/01/2007
The Worth of Recording your Medical Past

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As a direct support professional, part of your job is to ensure that the people you support are able to manage their health care needs. One of the best ways to do this is by understanding their medical histories. When you understand and make a record of someone’s medical history, you can work with the person’s health care providers to treat health conditions in the most appropriate ways.

Last updated on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 16:55

Signs and Symptoms of Injury or Illness: What to Tell the Healthcare Professional

December 12, 2002
December 12, 2002
How to Clearly Communicate your Needs

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When you or someone you know well doesn’t feel right, it might be time to think about contacting a physician or other health professional for advice. Sometimes we don’t feel well, but others who know us well may be the first to notice a change. With children, for instance, mothers may notice that the child is eating less and sleeping more even though the child does not complain about being sick.

Last updated on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 10:04