“Life at the Top in America Isn’t Just Better, It’s Longer” has taught us how convenient or grueling it could be to deal with a medical emergency such as a heart attack dep...
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...sk to a disease. Basically, just because you are healthy now does not mean you will remain that way without taking necessary precautions. Some people feel an individualist approach is more important than a societal approach and vice versa. However, I feel they are completely correlated and one cannot exist without the other. Societal approaches work to educate and inspire people to make health changes, but these changes will never be made unless the individualist approach comes into play and people are able to put their newfound awareness to use in their own lives. Health promotion, disease prevention, health education and health policy are just a few examples of various societal approaches. Thanks to medical sociology, the future of our health has been placed in our hands. It is now up to us to use the knowledge given to us and help contribute in raising awareness.
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