Complementary Medicine & Spirituality: Health-Seeking Behaviors of Indian Immigrants in the United States

ABSTRACT: Over 3 million India-born immigrants live in the United States, yet their health-seeking behaviors are little understood. Information on health and access to care was collected from 20 adult Indian immigrants living in the United States. Participants preferred complementary and alternative medicine home remedies to address their health needs, although they accessed health services more quickly for their children. They also reported barriers in using insurance and accessing healthcare.
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: practice/missions Source Type: research

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Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Authors: Talib AK, Nogami A Abstract Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an arrhythmogenic disease associated with an increased risk of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and sudden cardiac death (SCD). To date, the standard therapy for the prevention of SCD in BrS is the use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) especially in patients who have experienced a prior cardiac arrest or syncopal events secondary to VF. However, ICDs do not prevent the occurrence of VF but react to defibrillate the VF episode, thereby preventing SCD. Often patients with recurrent VF have to be maintained on antiarrhythmic drugs that are ef...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
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Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
I came across an article inForbes discussing beauty and wellness trends for 2020 (see:9 Beauty And Wellness Trend Predictions For 2020 And Beyond). Included in the article was the graphic shown below that categorizes the global wellness economy for 2017 into various segments. All of this raised the question in my mind about how health systems can pursue a portion of this huge wellness market without straying too far from their roots. First, take a look at the graph below.I believe that it would be relatively easy for health systems to become more engaged in three segments of the global wellness industry as shown above...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Wearable Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Innovations Medical Consumerism Population Health Public Health Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
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Source: Current Pathobiology Reports - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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