General Websites that have tons of information on your health

Nutrition   Mental Health Depression & Bi-Polar   High Blood Pressure    Cholesterol    Medical Doctors & Providers      Dental Health    Panic Attacks     Osteopenia    osteoporosis   health care partners.com

Web MD Excellent Site for READABLE information on Health

Loma Linda – Wellness

Dessert Wizard
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Are You Depressed?
Do You Make Wise Decisions about Medications?
Rate Your Energy
Basic Stretches
Brushing Your Teeth Properly
Breast Self Exam Tool

Medline Plus

Med Friendly.com

Family Doctor.org

American heart.org/

What’s your real age?

Merck Manual – Home Edition

Life Clinic . Com

Health Finder.gov/

drugs.com

Foot Health in Tennis

Los Angeles Times Health Section

CA MD License Look up

Aetna’s Website on Living Healthier

Healthy Living

Women’s Health

Pregnancy & Baby

Children’s Health

Men’s Health

Senior Health

Prevention & Wellness

Aspirin: Preventing Heart Attacks
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age—Checklist for Your Next Checkup
My Guide to Coumadin®/Warfarin Therapy
Pocket Guide to Good Health for Adults
Pocket Guide to Good Health for Children
Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+
Stroke Prevention: What You Should Know
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age—Checklist for Your Next Checkup

Specific Websites on more specialized problems

American Diabetes Association

Anger Management

dol.gov/

work violence.com

work violence solutions.com

AIDS Web MD

Los Angeles Coda Co-Dependents Anonymous – Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.  Overcome the dilemmas of the conflicts in our relationships and our childhoods. Codependence is a  deeply-rooted, compulsive behavior and that it is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional family systems.  Using others–our mates, our friends, and even our children–as our sole source of identity, value, and well-being and as a way of trying to restore within us the emotional losses from our childhoods.  Twelve Steps and principles.  Free the emotional bonds of our past and the compulsive control of our present

Americans with Disabilities Act

Power to let go Hayden v. Consolidated Mining

the lessee was only bound to do and could only recover for doing that which it was in his power to do. Surely they must have gathered from this charge that, if the injuries were permanent and irreparable, he was released from performing impossibilities by the law, which was part and parcel of his covenant. 

Calif. Civil Code 3531.  The law never requires impossibilities.

3526.  No man is responsible for that which no man can control.

Clutter’s Anonymous

Clutter is anything we don’t need, want, or use that takes our time, energy or space, and destroys our serenity. It can be outgrown clothes, obsolete papers, broken toys, disliked gifts, meaningless activity, ancient resentments, or unsatisfying relationships. We may be selective in some areas, but not in others. Objects may be strewn about or wedged into drawers; neatly stacked or stowed in storage.

Our clutter seems to have a life of its own, to multiply without effort on our part. We may feel overwhelmed, controlled by our possessions, doomed to be hopelessly disorganized. No matter how we deal with our clutter, it can be a source of pain and shame to ourselves and to those we live with.

Despite this pain, we fear throwing things out. We think we might need it, fix it, or wear it again. We don’t want to be wasteful or ungrateful. We don’t know what to keep and what to discard. We don’t know how much is enough.

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California Patients Rights Guide

Rite Aid – Drugstore.com

Article on Hypertension – High Blood Pressure

Body Scan Network

Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance (lipid) that the body needs for many important functions, such as producing new cells. However, if a person’s cholesterol levels are too high, he or she will have a greater risk of developing life-threatening diseases, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat that is found in the blood and in foods. They are the most common type of fat and are a major source of energy.

When you eat, your body uses the calories it needs for quick energy and converts excess calories into triglycerides and stores them in fat cells to use later.

Triglyceride levels are categorized as follows:

Below 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) is considered normal.

150 to 199 is borderline-high.

200 to 500 is high.

Above 500 is very high.

Cause of High Levels?

Metabolic Syndrome

Type 2 Diabetes

Modest weight loss of as little as 5% to 10% of your body weight can lower your body’s resistance to insulin and increase its ability to use insulin more effectively. WebMD

Diabetes FAQ’s WebMD

Beach Cities Health District

Beach Cities Health District – Matrix of Services

End abuse.Org – New slinks

Polly Klaus Foundation

Torrance Memorial Support Groups

Ask the Redondo Beach Police a question

enter the freudian slip.com

Title: Music Therapy and Music Psychology

Description: Examines the power of using popular music, something people already listen to, as a way for people to express their feelings. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band.

No Non Sense Self Defense – Rape Prevention

 

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Panic Attacks

Web MD Article

Osteopenia  If the links don’t work, go to the actual Web MD page – then they will

Osteopenia is the condition of diffuse
(3. transitive verb make less intense: to make something, especially light, less bright or intense
encarta.msn.com/dictionary)

decrease in bone density. It is further categorized by histologic
(
microscopic tissue study: a branch of anatomy concerned with the study of the microscopic structures of animal and plant tissue
encarta.msn.com/dictionary)

appearance of osteoporosis or osteomalacia.
the bio tech dictionary.com

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, significantly increasing your risk for vertebrae and hip fractures. Hip fractures often require hospitalization, and vertebral fractures can cause loss of height and severe back pain. Both may lead to permanent disability.

Whether you develop osteoporosis depends on the thickness of your bones early in life, as well as health, diet, and physical activity later in life. See an illustration of a healthy hip versus a hip weakened by osteoporosis webmd.com.

Low Back Pain

Topic Overview

 

What is low back pain, and what causes it?

The lower back is an elegant construction of bone, muscle, and ligament. Because the lower back is the hinge between the upper and lower body, it is especially vulnerable to injury when you are lifting, reaching, or twisting. When low back pain strikes, we become acutely aware of just how much we rely on a flexible, strong back. Ironically, most of us don’t think of the importance of keeping our back and stomach muscles strong until we have back trouble.

See an illustration of the lower back (lumbosacral region of the spine).

Up to 85% of all people have low back pain at one time or another. Each year, about 2% of American workers are compensated for disability caused by back pain.1 Low back pain is often triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Less commonly, low back pain is caused by illness or spinal deformity.

Back pain can be:

Acute, lasting less than 3 months. Most people gain relief after 4 to 6 weeks of home treatment.

Recurrent, a repeat episode of acute symptoms. Most people have at least one episode of recurrent low back pain.

Chronic, lasting longer than 3 months.

Uterine Fibroids

Topic Overview

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What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Fibroids can grow on the inside of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer surface of the uterus. Fibroids can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow. Over time, the size, shape, location, and symptoms of fibroids may change. See an illustration of the female pelvic organs.

Fibroids are also called myomas, leiomyomas, and fibromas.

CPT Coding for Colonoscopies  Link for ALL CPT Codes

Gas, Bloating, and Burping

Medical conditions that may cause burping

Burping or belching is most often caused by swallowed air, usually while eating or drinking. Less commonly, burping may be caused by a medical condition.

bullet Gallstones or another problem with the gallbladder may cause burping that is worse after eating and occurs with pain in the upper right abdomen that spreads to the back or shoulder.
bullet Gastro esophageal reflux (GERD) may cause burping and heartburn that gets worse when you bend over or lie down.
bullet An ulcer may cause persistent burping, indigestion, and pain that comes and goes in the upper abdomen.
bullet A tumor may cause burping that occurs with nausea, decreased appetite, and persistent abdominal discomfort and fullness after eating.

Other conditions that may cause burping include:

bullet Slowed movement of food through the intestines (motility disorders).
bullet Blocked passage of food through the stomach or intestines (bowel obstruction or gastric outlet obstruction).
bullet A large collection of undigested material, such as food, hair, or swallowed objects in the stomach (gastric bezoar).

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References:
1 Snapshot: Snapshot: Health Care Costs 101, 2006 Edition, California Healthcare Foundation, Pages 2, 5
chcf.org/t

2 Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer Sponsored Health Benefits, 2006, Page 2
kff.org/

3 Snapshot: California’s Uninsured, California Healthcare Foundation, Page i
chcf.org/

4 The Factors Fueling Rising Healthcare Costs 2006: Prepared for America’s Health
Insurance Plans, January 2006, Price waterhouse Coopers, Pages 11, 12, 14
pwc.com/

5 National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) Web site:
nhcaa.org/

6 California Medical Association’s 13th Annual Knox-Keene Health Plan Expenditures
Summary FY 2004-05, Page iii
cmanet.org/

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