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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I prevent obesity in my child?
    Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the U.S., but parents can -- and should -- do their part to lead by example. Make time for the entire family to participate in regular physical activities that everyone enjoys, suggests the American Obesity Association, and limit the amount of TV watching. As far as eating is concerned, try to set the same health
  • What can FDA do to address relief shortages?
    FDA responds to potential drug shortages by taking actions to address their underlying causes and to enhance product availability. FDA determines how best to address each shortage situation based on its cause and the public health risk associated with the shortage. For manufacturing/quality problems, FDA works with the firm to address the issues. P
  • What do Physicists do?
    Many physicists work in ?pure? research, trying to find answers to these types of question. The answers they come up with often lead to unexpected technological applications. For example, all of the technology we take for granted today, including games consoles, mobile phones, mp3 players, and DVDs, is based on a theoretical understanding of electr
  • Is there a genetic factor to strokes?
    Yes. There are genetic factors. There are some people that are born with certain genes that predispose them to stroke. One such condition would be CADASIL (cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy). If you are interested, I am sure you can learn more about this condition from the Web. Some people ar
  • Who is covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)?
    OHSA applies to almost every worker, supervisor, employer and workplace in Ontario, including workplace owners, constructors and suppliers of equipment or materials to workplaces covered by the Act. OHSA does not apply to: 1) Work done by the owner or occupant, or a servant, in a private residence or on the connected land[Section 3(1)]; 2) Workplac
  • Will breastfeeding make a big difference in my child's health?
    You bet breastfeeding will make a difference. It will also make a big difference in a mother's health. For starters, breast milk boosts immunity and helps protect your baby against certain diseases and infections, including ear infections, allergies, pneumonia, and wheezing. Breastfeeding may also prevent SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome. For
  • Where can I get alternative health resources from?
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine, EBSCO Health are some of the online sites where you can easily get resources related to alternative health.
  • where can i get free health resources from?
    You can find all of the health resources you need online. Additionally, there are many clinics that also provide these resources for less.
  • Can you give some herbal remedies for heartburn & severe acid reflux?
    Some tips to relieve you from heartburn & severe acid reflux include 1)A spoonful of baking soda 2)Aloe juice 3)A banana or an apple 4)Gingerroot tea 5)Chewing Gum
  • What should I look for in an insurance company?
    In addition to being financially secure, the life insurance company you choose should have a good claims payment history and good customer service. Independent sources such as A.M. Best Company rate insurance companies. HSBC works with insurance carriers who have a rating of A- rating or better by the A.M. Best Company.