Adolescent health falls outside biological paradigms, clinical medicine and its usual classifications, and outside the classic distinctions between physical and mental health, between medical and social aspects of health, and between curative and preventive care. Adolescent healthcare is a bio-psychosocial field, one which, by its very nature, requires an integrative approach.
Toenails are protective, especially the large toenails, which bear the brunt of force from jogging, footballing and many other sports. The nail sits right on the bone of the terminal phalanx, and is closely associated with the distal interpha langeal joint. Toenails especially are prone to repeated microtrauma over the years from footwear, sporting injuries and changes due to arthritis.
Fingernails suffer from whatever traumas we put our hands through—chemicals, soaps and detergents and, for some, the added insults of nail salons cutting and dissolving cuticles, using harsh chemicals to apply and remove polishes, false nails, acrylics and so on.
HIV management in general practice - General Practice: The Integrative Approach. General practitioners have always had a central role in the delivery of healthcare to communities (especially marginalised groups) and they have played a key role here as well. Their skills in chronic disease management, their teamwork, their holistic view of health and their long-term relationships with patients and communities all contribute to the care they can bring to the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patient.
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in
educational environments as a proven way to help students:
• learn more effectively
• develop personally
• enhance their physical and emotional health, and
• deal with study and exam-related demands.
Written by two leading experts with many years of
personal and clinical experience, Mindful Learning provides practical
insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in any educational setting.
The result is a book that clearly sets out how you can:
• manage stress
• improve performance
• enhance communication
• develop more meaningful relationships
• unlock creativity
• improve mental flexibility and problem-solving
• use technology wisely.
Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference, and Mindful Learning shows you how.
Combines the two megatrends of Mindfulness and Home Improvement in a beautiful useful book – which has attracted enormous pre publication interest around the world as the only book of its kind. Chapters include Philosophy of The Mindful Home, The Five Sense, The Five spaces, Home as a Healthier Environment.
There are approximately 400,000 consultations for breast symptoms each year in general practice in Australia. The vast majority of these will be due to hormonal or benign breast changes.The general practitioner is the first port of call for the effective investigation of these symptoms and, importantly, to exclude or confirm breast cancer. For the thousands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, whether through mammographic screening or as a result of the investigation of a breast change, the GP provides information, treatment, surveillance and support throughout the patient’s journey, as a member of the patient’s treatment team.
Gynaecology is a large part of any general practice, and the conditions described are part of a general practitioner’s everyday experience. While General Practitioners owe their female patients effective care in their own right, society also benefits when women are healthy and happy in their daily lives. Women are central to the mental, physi cal, nutritional, educational and, frequently, economic health of their families and communities. By managing the woman’s care effectively, we also benefit the health of her children, her partner and, often, her parents.
The menopause transition can be a time of great change and disturbance for some women. Symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness can greatly affect quality of life and, in most Western countries, around a quarter to a third of such affected women will seek medical attention.