You will not necessarily develop cardiovascular disease if you have a risk factor. But the more risk factors you have the greater the likelihood that you will, unless you take action to modify your risk factors and work to prevent them compromising your heart health. Modifiable risks factors Physical inactivity and cardiovascular disease The increasing urbanization and mechanization of the world has reduced our levels of physical activity.
A form of hemoglobin used to test blood sugars over a period of time. ABCs of Behavior An easy method for remembering the order of behavioral components: Abscess A collection of pus around an infection. Absorb, absorption When liquids soak into a tissue they are absorbed.
Some medications are delivered into the body by allowing them to soak into the skin or other body tissues. Abstain To refrain from doing something or to not participate. Abuse The intentional infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation,or punishment aimed at another, with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.
This term is one that is commonly defined very specifically by state laws or regulations. You must be familiar with your state definitions.
States that have specifically provided links to definitions or information regarding this term through special CDS customizations content include: Access Being able to get something. Getting services easily enough so the person is encouraged to do so rather than give up and go away.
Accessible When facilities have been adapted so that persons with physical or mental handicaps may be able to use them. Accommodation This is usually a change that helps a student work around his or her disability.
It includes tools and techniques that help students keep up with a standard workload that is the same as their peers. An example might be a child that cannot hear. He or she may be provided with a sign language interpreter during class.
Accuracy Something that is free from error. Acquiescence To agree with others without protest. ACT services are available to a person with serious mental health conditions as needed and on a regular basis in the community.
Members of an ACT team are multidisciplinary and provide service ranging from medication management to rehabilitation support.
ACT is a promising model that improves outcomes for people. Action A movement or series of movements which convey meaning; may be intentional or unintentional, e. Action Plan One of many terms being used for creating a plan for people receiving services that is based on their abilities, strengths and personal desires or goals.
These plans are created by support teams or circles of support the people who know the person best and who the person would like to have participate in planningand professionals who are only invited at the request of the rest of the support team.
Action Plan Specific planned things or actions you know to do during an emergency. Active ingredients The ingredients in a medication with known medicinal effects. Active Listening A technique used to become fully involved in the communication process in which the listener works to understand the message, feeling and meaning of the other person communicating.
It involves sensing, understanding, evaluating and responding.
An active listener has an open mind and hears out the speaker, making a point of trying to understand the position of the speaker. Active listening includes verbal saying things like mm-hmm," and okay" and nonverbal cues such as nodding, appropriate eye contact, and attentive posture.
Acupuncturists A person who uses acupuncture to heal or improve health. Acute health conditions are those that need immediate attention, are temporary, and from which individuals usually recover, such as colds and flu, or can begin as needing immediate attention and may lead to long-term care, such as a heart attack or a stroke.
Acute-on Chronic health conditions are those where a sudden presentation of a problem e. For example, sudden joint pain from a long-standing health condition of arthritis. Adaptation Any type of change to the way you would traditionally carry out instruction and assessment.
There are two kinds of adaptations. This includes accommodations and modifications. Adaptive behavior Adaptive behavior is functional behavior. Adaptive behavior is shown by being able to take care of yourself.
For example, being able to groom and dress yourself. It is shown by completing daily tasks and interactions in effective and expected ways. Standards of adaptive behavior are adjusted for age. They are also adjusted for culture differences.ABSTRACT.
Research over the past 20 years suggests that the quality of the parent-adolescent relationship significantly affects the development of risk behaviors in adolescent health. A substance use disorder (SUD), also known as a drug use disorder, is a condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress.
Although the term substance can refer to any physical matter, 'substance' in this context is limited to psychoactive drugs. Addiction and dependence are components of a substance use disorder and addiction. Health news with a focus on fitness news, wellness coverage and living a healthy Southern California life.
Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women during their lifetime — and it is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
But 8 in 8 women are being exploited by those looking to monetize the disease. A1C A form of hemoglobin used to test blood sugars over a period of time. ABCs of Behavior An easy method for remembering the order of behavioral components: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence.
A1C A form of hemoglobin used to test blood sugars over a period of time. ABCs of Behavior An easy method for remembering the order of behavioral components: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence.