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Illness

Background

This information is about the specific health area mentioned above. It comprises a combination of textual and video information, on our site and on external sites.  We will be adding new specific health areas and further information continually.

The idea is for you to understand more about the health area you are addressing before you get too far building your action plan.

General Information

Illness is defines as:

a. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
b. A disease.

Common Illnesses include:

  • Allergies
  • Colds and Flu
  • Conjunctivitis (“pink eye“)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Mononucleosis
  • Stomach Aches

In these days, what used to be a common occurrence in autumn or winter has morphed into a life- and freedom-threatening issue. If you cough twice have you got a cold? Or flu? or Covid? See this article from Pfizer on symptoms.  You find out more about Covid-19 on EpidemicDrive

Background Information

There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.

On our site

FuelDrive

FuelDrive looks at how what you put into your body can make you healthier

We have relevant information on FuelDrive
FitnessDrive

Keeping fit will help you avoid illnesses.

We have relevant information on FitnessDrive

On external site(s)

The NHS have a raft of information on illnesses (and conditions) which includes symptoms, causes and treatments of common illnesses and conditions. Includes injuries, infections and poisoning.

The University of Rochester site shows the top 10 most common health issues which are

Physical Activity and Nutrition
Overweight and Obesity
Tobacco
Substance Abuse
HIV/AIDS
Mental Health
Injury and Violence
Environmental Quality
Immunization
Access to Health Care

Video

Sometimes the owner of a video will not allow the video to be played on external sites.  If you see the video is unavailable on the left just click the ‘WATCH NOW’ link on the right and the video will play in a new window.

Foodborne illness

This US video explains how a foodborne illness (Listeria) caused food poisoning which affected her babies – taken from an education video for healthcare professionals.

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Questionnaire

In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.

You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).

The ways you can take a questionnaire:

Questionnaire on our site

Take Questionnaire on our site

You can take a questionnaire on our site. This will score the questions automatically and give you a summary showing what your score means.

You will see our questionnaire first, possibly followed by a tab which may contain a second questionnaire (see above).  If you scroll down you will see links to external questionnaire(s) or downloads if there are any. Scroll down until you get to the right place for you!

Our Questionnaire

This questionnaire is based on the the Somatic Symptom Questionnaire —Adult Patient (adapted from the Patient Health Questionnaire Physical Symptoms [PHQ-15]). It is is 15 simple questions which are all scored based on your experience in the last seven days.

Welcome to your Financial Planning Terminology Questionnaire

This is a very simple questionnaire; rather than to work out a score, the purpose is to make sure you understand some of the fundamentals of financial planning.  This includes the terminology, some of the basic concepts and some relevant issues people face.  If you are financially experienced then this questionnaire probably isn't for you.

Personal factors that affect financial planning include all of the following EXCEPT:

Insurance is one option for limiting potential loss should an unexpected event happen

The income you currently make and have the potential to make may affect your financial plan

Unemployment indicates the economy is not being efficient

Financial experts recommend establishing an emergency _______ in case of an unexpected financial change)

Financial experts recommend having enough money in your emergency fund to cover ____________ of expenses

Net worth is measured as either _________ or ___________

A financial / investment _________ is a personal blueprint or road map

Wealth tends to decrease with educational level and is lower for homeowners and married couples

Net worth is equal to _________ minus __________

A financial plan works best if it is reviewed (at minimum) _________ and adjusted to reflect changing conditions and goals

A _________ statement is a comparison of what each of us owns and owes at a specific time

_________ -term goals are those that may not be reached for 5-10 or more years

_________ are short, medium or long-term goals that must be met

A(n) _________ is what each of us owes

The first key phase in the financial planning process is to identify _________

A(n) _________ is what each of us owns

Which of the following best describes a budget?

What is the purpose of a balance sheet?

What is an example of liabilities?

Which of the following is known as the total amount of money you expect to earn before taxes and deductions?

Which of the following is known as expenses that are not absolutely necessary?

How long is cheque valid for in the UK?

Why do you need to keep a record of donations to charity?

What are the two things consumers spend most of their money on?

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Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.