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Obesity: A Media Created Epidemic

- "What. Me worry?" - - Alfred E. Neuman Is obesity really a serious health concern or is the “epidemic” merely a result of highly fabricated, misleading ideas of politicians and the media. The article, Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic. By W. Wayt Gibbs featured in the May 23, 2005 edition of Scientific America, raises this question. Most health experts and average people believe that obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns today, resulting in increased risk for other major health issues; such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and the chance for early loss of life....   [tags: Poltical Epidemic]

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An Epidemic in America

- Overweight and obesity became a National Health Priority Area in 2008 (Beaumont et al, 2012) and is defined by the World Health Organisation (2014) as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. As we know overweight and obesity are drastically increasing problems worldwide and have consequently reached epidemic status, thus proving to be one of the most important problems of public health. This is highlighted through the prevalence rates of the conditions among both adults and children, which is considerably more frequent in developed countries (Kyriazis et al, 2012)....   [tags: Overweight, Obesity Epidemic, Health Problem]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- The Obesity Epidemic Maria Mena is a second year undergraduate student at Merced Community College getting her general education. After she finishes with her general education she plans on majoring in Nursing. She is interested in Nursing because she wants to help the sick and wounded in a hospital or clinical environment. Nurses will help treat you whether they know you or not and they are there for you in times of great need. Maria Mena is very determined and driven to push herself to achieve her goals....   [tags: Public Health, Epidemic, United States]

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Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

- Childhood Obesity Introduction The topic I have chosen to discuss is childhood obesity. The AAP Committee on Nutrition and Chen et al. stated that obesity in childhood is often caused by little exercise and too much or the wrong kinds of food (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012). The reason I have chose this topic is that it is a serious issue in today’s society and it’s an overall serious concern in a child’s development. The AAP committee on Nutrition, Datar and Sturm and Mustillo et al. found that obesity in childhood puts children at risk for behavior problems, depression and low self-esteem which can affects the child as they grow up (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012) The three sou...   [tags: Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Epidemic]

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The Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

- The 1878 yellow fever epidemic in Memphis proved to be fatal, killing almost all who got infected. The disease traveled up from New Orleans infecting and killing many on its way. Memphis was going through reconstruction and was becoming the center for merchants and travelers. Furthermore, Memphis began to become overly populated only increasing the devastation that would be caused by the yellow fever. This was a confusing period were even medical professionals did not know where the disease came from or how they could to stop it....   [tags: Disease, American History, Epidemic]

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Health Epidemic in America

- Obesity, diabetes, and heart complications are prevalent in American society. More than 30% of American adults are classified as obese (Center for Disease Control). Members of all social classes are typically guilty of eating unhealthy and processed food, because these options are marketed to be more appealing to the taste buds and less expensive than healthier alternatives. Although increasing taxes on unhealthy drinks may be seen as patronizing and invasive, this process would be beneficial by encouraging consumers to consider healthier options, helping to reduce obesity, and lowering the cost of future care for diseases linked to obesity....   [tags: obesity, diabetes, heart complications, epidemic]

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Influenza Epidemic of 1918

- The epidemic began at around the end of the first World War and was the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Some symptoms of the influenza included muscle pains, sore throat, headache, fever, glandular disturbances, eye aberrations, heart action slowing, and depression of all bodily functions and reactions. The flu is highly contagious and spreads around easily whenever an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. This global disaster was nicknamed the “Spanish Flu,” or “La Grippe.” The nickname of the Spanish Flu came from one of the earliest countries to be hit hard by influenza; eight million people in Spain were killed in the May of 1918....   [tags: World War I, Devastating Epidemic, History]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity rates are soaring throughout North America (What Is Obesity?, 2013). With obesity reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, and the threat of a global epidemic, we must watch this alarming increase carefully ( Health Risks of Obesity, 2013). Obesity is defined as: "…an excess of adipose tissue…" (A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014). The two most common measures of obesity are Body Mass Index (BMI is a ratio of weight to height) and relative weight index, such as percent desirable weight (Body Mass Index , 2013)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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And The Band Played On: Mercy During the AIDS Epidemic

- …“With liberty and justice to all”, though this was not the case when the AIDS epidemic first jumped off. I believe that the only reason justice, mercy, and veracity were not served in the beginning of this battle is simply because of majority and minority. AIDS, at first, was only found to be attacking the gay population (minority), but the people that could do something about it, or controlled the money that could help with the situation were not being affected, and didn’t feel threatened by it (majority)....   [tags: Mercy, AIDS Epidemic, AIDS, homosexuals, homosexua]

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China

- China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]

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The Obesity Epidemic in the United Kingdom

- A person is classified obesity if he/she is extremely overweight with high amount of fat. Obesity is a major health issue affecting many adults and children across the UK, every year. According Public Health England adults who are obese has been increased by a half percent while children continues - to breed nearly two quarters; in last two decades. Here some facts “Population monitoring definition of obesity For example, obesity affects both physically and emotionally, it develops a number of serious health conditions....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic Essays]

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The Mass Shooting Epidemic in America

- Nine students were killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A man opened fire in a church, in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, including the pastor. Twenty-seven were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Twelve were killed in the Washington Navy Yard. This is only a few examples from a very long list. The grim truth is that mass shootings are becoming the new normal. Every few months, another mass shooting occurs and the public goes through the same routine of mourning, honoring, and ultimately debating....   [tags: America's Gun Violence Epidemic]

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An Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS: Conquering an Epidemic Through Community Outreach Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a pandemic disease that has gained worldwide attention over the past few decades affecting populations both in the United States and internationally. Diseases such as these are the very reasons epidemiology evolved into a medical science. HIV/AIDS is part of the era of eco-epidemiology where both local and global health patterns are analyzed (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2010, pp....   [tags: Health, Diseases, HIV/AIDS]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- Imagine a disease that started infecting a particular group and determined how that group was perceived as a whole. The disease eventually spread to other groups, but the original infected group was never fully cleaned of dirty and infected stigmas. Imagination is no longer needed for this scenario. This disease is known as AIDS. AIDS began in the lives of homosexuals and affected the perception of the entire community. Afraid of persecution, homosexuals were pushed into the shadows and engaged in promiscuous behavior with little protection from STIS....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. The Unites States has even been termed an overweight nation. Some twenty to thirty percent of American adults are now considered obese (Hwang 1999 and Hirsch et al 1997). With this in mind, Americans constantly look around themselves determining their weight status as well as that of those around them. While some Americans do fit the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories, all of which can be unhealthy....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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An Outbreak Of An Epidemic

- Knowing the impact that an outbreak of an epidemic would have on the community in general, the SFDPH have constantly kept abreast with public health issues – through the use of research SFDPH investigates innovative ways to improve upon services rendered in the city. SFDPH also uses another method known as outreach to communicate and safeguard San Franciscans. We would like to discuss some research conducted by SFDPH in partnership with the community and its other partners. The first research was conducted to investigate the HIV transmittal rate among lesbians and bisexual women in San Francisco and Berkeley....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Prostitution]

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The Epidemic Of The Plague

- According to historic records, a horrific disease began in China around 1347 spreading in Italy through routes of trade, human contact, and animals occupying heavily populated areas (Enclyclopædia Britannica, 2015). Merchant vessels unintentionally emitted the infected rats onto the shores of Messina in Sicily while unloading cargo. Thus, causing the disease to spread amongst Northern Europe. More properly known as the Bubonic plague, it was carried by infected rats who were bitten by plaque-ridden fleas....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Is Obesity an Epidemic?

- Bodies: Biology to Blushing Is There an Obesity Epidemic. The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2012). It is considered to be a medical condition which may reduce a person's life expectancy due to the negative effect it can have on our health and well-being. An epidemic is said to affect a disproportionately large number of people in a population and spreads rapidly. In recent decades, it has been suggested that we are facing an ‘obesity epidemic’....   [tags: excesive fat, poor nutrition, poverty]

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The Spanish Influenza Epidemic

- The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Los Angeles, October 28--The effects of the Spanish influenza outbreak from its date of original contamination, September 13(1), to now have been widespread and horrific. With more than 4500 new cases being reported today, the total for California is now above 60,000.(7) Not even two days prior to this printing, San Francisco witnessed its worst day, with over 2000 new cases reported accompanied by 96 deaths.(6) The once thought of "army epidemic" now has a firm grip on civilian life....   [tags: Journalism Epidemics Health Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- How would you feel if I told you that there is no one state with an obesity rate lower than 20%. Take this information and compare it to twenty years ago when every state had an obesity rate lower than 15%. Obesity has become not only the number one cause in death, but according to David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of “Don’t Blame the Eater”, it is the number one cost in health care with numbers rising well over 100 billion dollars a year (196). There are many people we could blame, such as the food industry or the government, but before we start pointing fingers elsewhere, individuals need to stand up and take personal responsibility for their own actio...   [tags: Obesity in America]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Millions of Americans and people worldwide are overweight or obese. Obesity develops when “calories consumed exceeds calories expended” (“Obesity and Genetics”). “Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s,” and in the present day it is estimated that “two – thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese” (Ogden). Being overweight or obese highly increases the risk of deadly health problems, therefore this statistic states that the majority of the United States population is at risk of obtaining life–threatening diseases....   [tags: Economic Environment, Healthy Diet]

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The Tobacco Epidemic

- Introduction Tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th Century. Tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion in the 21st century alone. Smoking is responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths per year) and, if current smoking patterns continue, by 2030 the proportion will be one in six, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). This means that about 500 million people alive today will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994)....   [tags: Tobacco Health]

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The Heroin Epidemic

- ... A recent statistic from the International Statistics of Heroin Addiction & Abuse reports that over 9 million people in the world are using heroin. (International) You read stories every day of kids, teenagers, adults, celebrities, mothers, and fathers all who have gotten their hands dirty with the drug and eventually die because of it. “Just as rock stars helped popularize LSD during the 1960s, so have some fashion designers, photographers and advertising people of today influenced an entire generation of youth, by portraying heroin use in magazines and music videos as fashionable and even desirable.”(Trying Heroin) Celebrities such as Russell Brand, Kurt Cobain, and recently passed Phil...   [tags: opioid drug, morphine, overdose]

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The Foreclosure Epidemic

- The growing number of pre-foreclosures or short sales and subsequent foreclosures has grown to widespread proportions in the United States. Today it provides the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy. Projections point toward more and more foreclosures in the future if something isn’t done. It seems that the current policy in place has only helped too few people, and the efforts toward fixing the problem must be continued. The New York Times reported, “Foreclosures are costing neighboring families hundreds of billions of dollars and dragging down the entire economy....   [tags: Economics]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Recently, obesity has become an epidemic in many parts of the world. The condition has accelerated in the past thirty to fifty years, and its health effects are devastating. Obesity is a leading contributor of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and countless other health concerns. Obesity is also the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Currently, around one in three Americans are obese. Now more than ever, obesity prevention in the health field is a primary concern....   [tags: Health]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Even more alarming, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, and youth are becoming overweight and obese at earlier ages. One out of six children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese and one out of three are overweight or obese....   [tags: Obesity in America]

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Obesity: An Epidemic

- Obesity is a medical condition that affects children, teenagers and adults, and in recent years has caused many disorders that are potentially life-threating. All individuals consist of fat in their body, but sometimes body can store more fat than needed in the body due to a disorder or excessive eating, therefore they would be classified as obese. According to Professor Jane Wardle, obesity rates started to rise soon after 1984 and she explained that it steadily raised under one percentage a year....   [tags: medical condition, fat, technology, fast food]

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Obesity Epidemic : The United States

- The United States is facing an obesity epidemic, with rates being at the highest in recent U.S. History. Along with the rising rates of obesity, the diseases associated with obesity, such as: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers, gallbladder disease and gallstones, have all seen increases as well. Mainly affecting those in low-income areas, where they simply do not have the financial means to support healthy eating habits. However, given that they are low-income earners, their children are most likely enrolled in their school’s free and/ or reduced lunch program; where the food quality may turn out to be even unhealthier than that of what their surrounding food...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Food]

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Is Marijuana A Solution For The Opioid Epidemic?

- Is Marijuana a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?: A Review and Analysis An Opioid Epidemic in the United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published an analysis that showed drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States – surpassing even that of automobile accidents (“Opioid Addiction”). A majority of these deaths are related to prescription opiates and heroin use. Opiates are drugs commonly prescribed as pain relievers, including oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl....   [tags: Morphine, Opioid, Heroin, Drug addiction]

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The True Cause of the ADHD Epidemic

- Many people in America are not very educated about the false Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) epidemic. There has been a documented rapid increase in diagnoses in the past decade. Many psychological experts believe the proper diagnoses are not being made, and that many of the children being diagnosed today do not actually have ADHD. These experts blame the increase of diagnoses on the current practices of doctors and teachers. Doctors are the ones who write the prescriptions, but teachers inflict fear within the students and parents that can make them believe that they are not preforming sufficiently in class, and that students can do better in school simply if they change the...   [tags: learning disabilities]

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Childhood Obesity : A Recent Epidemic

- Childhood obesity is a recent epidemic that has overcome the American culture and is growing at alarming rates. There are many contributors to this unhealthy lifestyle, many of them being environmental aspects. Environment play a big role in the nutrition children receive. Adolescent obesity is the direct product of a child 's environment both geographical and their home settings. Schools have done a substantial amount of work on creating a healthy environment for students, but there is more that can be done....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Childhood]

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The Heroin Epidemic Of The United States

- Sooner rather than later, the heroin epidemic that is currently sweeping through the United States may directly or indirectly affect all of us. Over the past 10-15 years, the number of reported heroin abuse cases has risen exponentially, and this trend still appears to be on an upward trajectory with unimaginable limits. According to a khn.org poll, about 40% of those surveyed know someone who is battling heroin addiction, with a large proportion of that group pointing out that a family member is the victim of addiction....   [tags: Drug addiction, Morphine, Addiction, Opioid]

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Is there a Narcissistic Epidemic in America?

- Is narcissism a growing epidemic in America. This question was featured in an article on the Psychology Today website (Baskin, S.). The article claims that narcissism in America is growing as fast as obesity and is quickly becoming an epidemic. Which begs the question, should we as a society be worried about narcissism. For those of us not familiar with Narcissistic Personality Disorder it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV as a pervasive disorder characterized by self-centeredness, lack of empathy, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance....   [tags: psychology, personality disorders]

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Hiv / Aids : A Global Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS has been named a global epidemic which has not only affected many developing countries but specifically has had a tremendous impact on South Africa. It has been a major cause of death and continues as a public health concern which needs to be controlled. To understand the efforts being made by two campaigns, the Treatment Action Campaign and loveLife, an understanding of what the country is facing is essential. Statistics show that about seven million people are living with HIV and just in 2015, there were 380,000 new HIV infections and 180,000 AIDS-related deaths....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, South Africa]

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Childhood Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- In America, the childhood obesity rate has nearly tripled in the past fifteen years and only 2% of children in America have a healthy diet (“Childhood”). Childhood obesity has not simply become an issue, but an epidemic. Parents, as well as schools, are lacking the education needed to teach the children about nutrition and physical exercise. Fast food chain restaurants, such as McDonalds, often at time lure the children to eat large amounts of unhealthy food by giving away toys with their purchased meal....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Health, Overweight]

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Medicine Hurts : The Silent Epidemic

- It 's a fact of life: people checking into the hospital face risks. Expecting to get better, some actually end up getting worse. Everyone has heard the stories of risks that are taken. There is the danger of medical complications such as bleeding or infection. Then there is human error, like getting the wrong drug or dosage. These complications are slowly rising, and becoming known as a “silent epidemic.” This "silent epidemic" can appear in a variety of situations – when a person is prescribed the wrong medication for his or her medical condition or age, the right medication in the wrong dose, or two or more medications that interact with dangerous, unintended side effects ("When Medicine...   [tags: Pharmacology, Prescription drug, Drugs]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere and second most densely populated, it is no surprise that Haiti has been constantly plagued with diseases such as HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS has become the world’s leading cause of infectious death, and has taken its toll on the people greatly because of poverty. Many people already assume that Haiti is a country filled with disease because of the conditions they see in the media, but little do they know that the disease rate has decreased greatly over recent years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Africa]

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Adult Obesity : A Great Epidemic

- Adult obesity has become a great epidemic in America. More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. That is approximately 78.6 million people. It affects some people more than others. Extreme obesity continues to occur more often in women than men. For women, obesity is more common among Hispanic and African Americans. For men, obesity is more common among Hispanic men than African American and Caucasian men. Obesity occurs most commonly when people’s age increases. In America, the obesity rate is much higher in the south and the mid-west....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension, Health]

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Obesity : An Epidemic Of Obesity

- The growing number of obese people in America has become a major health concern in the United States today. In 1990, obese adults made up less than fifteen percent of the population in most U.S. states, according to "An Epidemic of Obesity: U.S. Obesity Trends". Fast forward twenty-five years later and that number has more than doubled in size. Americans are literally living large with no sign of slimming down any time soon. So, who is to blame for the increased number of obese people in the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, United States, Food]

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The Epidemic of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

- Every year in the United States, obesity rates among adolescents and children continue to steadily increase. It was calculated that in 2010, nearly 17 percent of children throughout the United States were considered obese, (U.S. Obesity Trends). Bearing in mind these statistics, and this escalating dilemma, parents encouraging their children to engage in physical activity can help prevent weight problems, which could eventually result in possible health risks in the future. Childhood obesity rates, as well as the potential for health risks, have increased over the past few decades as a result of inactivity, poor nutrition, and unfortunately genetics....   [tags: Health, adolescent, children]

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The Epidemic of M.R.S.A. in Our Hospitals

- Public Health Problem The health problem is that M.R.S.A., an antibiotic resistant bacterium, has become an epidemic in hospitals worldwide (WebMD, 2012). This is because it is a location that many people come to that has become ill or some part of their health is faltering. This means that this place is overcome with many people who have weakened immune systems and even some with some type of infection (MNT, 2013). This makes the perfect circumstance for a disease to overwhelm and infect the area, thus M.R.S.A....   [tags: Public Health Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- The terms overweight and obesity identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood for certain diseases and other health problems. Obesity has developed into a significant global epidemic over the past various decades. In the United States, obesity is a public health concern. Obesity among U.S adults has increased in recent years. Just about 500 million people were overweight worldwide by 2002. The rates of obesity have doubled since 1970 to over 30 percent in the United States, now more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight....   [tags: health issues, disease risks]

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The Devastating Epidemic of the Bubonic Plague

- Overview The bubonic plague – also known as the Black Death – is one of the most devastating epidemics that mankind has ever faced. Sweeping through Asia and Europe during the middle part of the 1300’s, it was directly responsible for the deaths of an approximately one third of the population (75 to 200 million people). Although there has never been an outbreak on the same scale as the one that gripped the world during the 1300’s, the bubonic plague is still around today, with an outbreak occurring in late 2013 in a remote village in Madagascar that resulted in the death of 100 people....   [tags: madagascar, death, rodents]

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The Epidemic Of Child Obesity

- Introduction HIV/Aids have been a one of the most well-known epidemics we constantly hear about, as well as the more recent Ebola epidemic. Child obesity lives in the shadow of those sudden epidemics that later died down but has evolved tremendously all over the world, not just in America. It has become a growing epidemic. For example, the epidemic of child obesity in America is a very “complex problem that likely has physiology, environmental, and cultural dimensions, demands attention to both medicine and culture from any scholar who aims to provide a deep understanding of how the disease at the heart of the epidemic has come to be defined and treated” (517)....   [tags: Obesity, Hypertension, Childhood obesity]

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Overview and Nature of the Obesity Epidemic

- It is common to crave the many delicious foods that are found in today’s markets and restaurants. Some may enjoy them more than others and create an unhealthy eating behavior. For this reason it is not surprising that many Americans face an obesity epidemic. The great debate is whether obesity should be labeled as a disease or simply an individual choice due to a person’s lifestyle. The obesity epidemic, recently labeled a disease, continues to rise in America. However, alternative solutions and preventative measures show that obesity is not a disease....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Overeating]

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Depression And Suicide : A Growing Epidemic

- Depression and Suicide: A Growing Epidemic We’ve all had that friend who always seemed kind of aloof and out of it, but what if it was for more than attention, which so many people desperately beg for. What if they honestly just couldn’t help it. Sometimes people can’t just decide to be happy. Depression and suicide within American high schools is an increasing problem across the nation, there are over 4,000 deaths by suicide every year. Approximately, 14% of students have considered suicide and about 7% have tried to commit suicide....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Suicide, Human brain]

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Obesity Is A Epidemic Of Infectious Disease

- Do you know how much you weigh. And if you do are you obese. Nearly 1 in 3 children from ages 2-19 in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Obesity is a pandemic that means it’s an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region such as the United States. Childhood Obesity is when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. This issue is a national epidemic in the USA that has yet to be reduced....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Obesity, Food industry]

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Obesity Is An Epidemic Sweeping The Nation

- Obesity is an epidemic sweeping the nation, besides the United States, Mexico and India are facing the same challenges. According to the video “Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight”, the U.S. in 2002 states had reached a 35% obesity rate. This is compared to the 19% in 1991. Clearing this is a fast growing epidemic. Many people would assume becoming half a ton could not happen to them. However, with our obesity rates drastically increasing, clearly, it can easily become a reality. According to the “Energy Balance and Health Body Weight” video, people don’t die from obesity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Malnutrition, Body mass index]

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The Drug Epidemic Of The United States

- The drug epidemic in the 1980’s and early 90’s was tumultuous time period for the United States as a whole; drug over doses became a norm and families were commonly torn apart because one or more members became addicts. Rueben Casteneda in his memoir, S Street Rising depicts the disastrous consequences that happen when the desire for crack cocaine manifests into an addiction. Casteneda not only uses his own life, but individuals from various classes in the heart of the country, to emphasize the harsh reality of being addicted to crack cocain....   [tags: Drug addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine, Addiction]

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Homelessness : An Epidemic Across The Nation

- Homelessness has become an epidemic across the nation. The frequency of the amount of people who are unemployed and the failing economic system has effected a significant amount of people who are homeless. The number of people who become homeless have tripled in number all across the United States. Some issues that have led to the rising percentage of people who are homeless are poverty and unaffordable housing, the decrease in job opportunity, social and economic factors, and various changes in individual living conditions....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Mental disorder]

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The Epidemic Of Loneliness, By Katie Hafner

- Aging is a natural part of life, and every individual will experience aging in unique ways. Some individuals will live with family through their lifespan, others will live in a retirement home, or perhaps live on their own. Researchers have spent years researching elders and the effects loneliness can have. The news article “Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness,” written by Katie Hafner, illustrates how researchers have tackled this perceived correlation relationship. I chose this article because Hafner introduces the epidemic of loneliness as being worldwide, but specifically focuses on Britain....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Epidemic of Poverty and World Hunger

- Remember those days when you come home when your mom is not home and you are hungry but there is nothing to eat. Or just when you are just plain out starving. Well imagine having that feeling everyday of your life, this is how people who live in poverty feel everyday. Think how you would feel if you saw a loved one die right before your eyes and you know there is nothing you can do to help them, maybe this happened to a child whose mother had to watch. It would always be in her memories haunting her for the rest of her life....   [tags: starvation, food, children]

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Obesity : The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Too Much Cushion for The Pushin: The childhood Obesity Epidemic Childhood obesity is one of society’s current epidemics. This problem doesn’t only affect children during their adolescent years, but will negatively impact the child in their adulthood, creating problems such as heart disease and a lower quality of life. In recent studies there is a correlation between the decrease in physical education budgets and the increase in obesity in public schools indicating the direct relationship between physical education and activity in schools and obesity rates....   [tags: High school, Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving

- ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger]

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Obesity : A Nation Wide Epidemic

- Obesity: A Nation Wide Epidemic The body is saying hungry, but it translates a regrettable message to those who find no limitations. "Have a burger, or three. Don 't you want a large fries with that. And how about a Diet Pepsi to wash it all down?" The brain and the stomach are confused, and that confusion creates a kind of malfunction, causing troublesome results. The worst part of the process is waiting at the end with, "That 'll be five dollars at the first window please." This is the phrase many American 's have come to know and love: The sounds of fast, cheap, and easy food....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Overweight, Body mass index]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- The history of HIV and AIDS was an epidemic in illness, fear, death.It is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do know how many people developed HIV or AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms. While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Obesity And The Global Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible but yet most neglected health issues in America causing an escalating global epidemic of overweight. Also known as “globesity” that is taking over the United States (Controlling the Global Obesity Epidemic). Although, obesity may not be the Black Death, it is still a severe health crisis that needs to be treated immediately (Griffin). Statistics show that two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with either being overweight or obese in the United States today (Abraham)....   [tags: Obesity, Overweight, Nutrition, Weight loss]

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Obesity Is Becoming A Worldwide Epidemic

- During the Middle Ages adults who were obese in society were seen as having high status in the community. People who were hefty in those day were considered wealthy and healthy. They had the power and money to buy any goods most people who were poor desired and needed. Wealth affected the wealthy to consume excesses amount of food and that indicated them to be healthy than the rest of the people who were low income or did not have any money. Being obsess was the sign of wealth and health, however, throughout the years the label has changed into a negative form....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Overweight]

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Childhood Obesity : A Major Epidemic

- Childhood Obesity has become a major epidemic in the United States because of the lack of responsibility taken by parents when feeding their children unhealthy foods. The percent of obese and overweight children in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate, and has no chance of slowing down unless awareness is brought and action is taken. The percentage of “children age 6-12 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012” (Center of Disease Control and Prevention)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Hypertension]

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The Epidemic Of Homelessness Today America

- The Epidemic of Homelessness in America Imagine the limitations of providing adequate housing for you, and your family while living paycheck to paycheck. Where a sick day, or the cut back of hours at work could leave you with the inability to pay rent. Unfortunately, this is a hardship that millions of Americans who live below the poverty line have to face. Now, imagine someone suffering with mental illness, or drug addiction on their own, who are obviously in desperate need for the resources that could enable them to become functional in society....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment]

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The Issue Of The Obesity Epidemic

- In discussions of the obesity epidemic, one controversial issue has been increasing regulations on junk food. On the one hand, supporters of the idea argue that it is the U.S. government 's responsibility to protect its citizens from diseases like obesity, and that extra regulations would do just that. On the other hand, detractors contend that more government regulations would limit consumer choice and infringe on human rights. Others even maintain that junk food should be illegal. My own view is that fast food corporations are mostly responsible for the obesity epidemic and should be further regulated....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Health care]

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Influenza Virus And The Pandemic Epidemic

- A high public health threat across the globe affecting thousands of people is the influenza virus and the different strains that recently evolved. Influenza viruses are said to be pathogenic and can be highly contagious when not properly treated immediately (Pfleiderer et al, 2014). This deadly virus has affected countless regions or areas throughout the earth for hundreds of years. Over the span of years, researchers have been studying and reproducing various new influenza vaccines due to the high rates of mortality and disease caused by this prevalent virus....   [tags: Influenza, Influenza vaccine, Pandemic]

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The Epidemic Of Fast Food Restaurants

- Obesity was considered an epidemic once people started to realize it was the second biggest cause of death in America. Since obesity was considered an epidemic many started to consider if banning fast food restaurants or making fast food restaurants illegal, would help decrease the obesity rate. An unhealthy lifestyle can cause obesity, health problems, and death. Opening fast food restaurants in southern California should be illegal because it can cause obesity. Fast food comes high in calories, high in fat, high in sugars, and high in saturated and trans fat....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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The End Of The Obesity Epidemic

- The End of the Obesity Epidemic. Abby Hogan, 12/15/2016 Gard, Michael. The End of the Obesity Epidemic. London: Routledge, 2011. Print. This book focused on how obesity includes a variety of variable factors that can influence the chance of obesity being a problem. As clinicians we can’t just give someone the most popular diet plan and expect it to work for them. We have to be willing to consider all aspects of their well-being and other factors that might have an influence on their ability to lose weight or if there is a better way to just manage their current weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Want]

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Witchcraft : An Epidemic Of The Conspiracy Of Witchcraft

- As we may already know, the town of Salem was subject to an epidemic of the accusations of witchcraft that lasted over ten months. Witchcraft of this time period was not taken lightly. In England alone over 40,000-60,000 people were killed after being found guilty of witchcraft. Needless to say the people found witchcraft as a virus that infected the town. The first cases started off with the daughters of Samuel Parris, the town minister, accusing his slave, Tituba, of being a witch. She claimed that she and others in the town were witches and there was even a wizard....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Epidemic of Bullying in U.S. Schools

- The act of bullying in schools has risen to alarming numbers across the nation. It is infiltrating itself into the educational environment all over the United States. Bullying has become such an epidemic and the consequences are staggering. Children are afraid in the halls of what supposed to be a safe haven. It affects they confidence and self-esteem which then results in poor work and lack of focus in school. Some of the dire circumstances that have become popular as late with heavy consequences such as suicide....   [tags: suicide, victims, consequences]

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An Epidemic Of Neurasthenia ( P. 133 )

- An Epidemic of Neurasthenia (p.133) A malady that swept across the U.S. in the early nineteenth century that frequently affecting the “brain workers primarily in the northern and eastern states where their nervous energy was depleted. One could argue its authenticity, but, if people believed they had it, does not that in and of itself make it real. At least to the individual. • Stream of Consciousness (p.137) – James’s idea that consciousness is a continuous flowing process and that any attempt to reduce it to elements will distort it....   [tags: Psychology, Theory, Human, Nervous system]

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A Proactive Approach On The Epidemic With Drugs

- There should be a Proactive approach on the epidemic with drugs. There are several credible sources that prove that treatment works. Drugs are related to crimes, so therefore instead of locking individuals up for the illness and letting the addicted offenders back out to do it again, treat it so that it stops the root cause. Drugs are identified with crime in numerous ways. Most specifically, it is a wrongdoing to utilize, have, fabricate, on the other hand disperse drugs delegated having a potential for misuse, (for example, cocaine, heroin, pot, and amphetamines) (“A Drug Policy,” n.d.)....   [tags: Drug, Illegal drug trade, Heroin, Prohibition]

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The Aids Epidemic By 2030 ( Neese )

- There is a plan. The United Nations is aiming to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 (Neese). On July 16, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Truvada, the first drug approved for reducing the risk of contracting an HIV infection in uninfected individuals. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, this “approval marks an important milestone in our fight against HIV” ("FDA Approves First Drug for Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection"). Truvada is made up of two drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir, that work by blocking an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which HIV uses to copy its genetic material in order to reproduce....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Reverse transcriptase, Oral sex]

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Factors that Causes Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity is a highly flexible disease, it can be found in all parts of the world and in all types of living environments. Obesity has many causes ranging from eating habits, food preparation, unhealthy physical lifestyles, transportation and more. Culture plays a huge role in the epidemic since with every culture there are different shared and learned behaviors. Wealth cannot save you from genetically being cursed with obesity, if there are traces of obesity in your family history. Ethnicity, smoking, and the environment also have taken their part in this epidemic....   [tags: eating habits, physical activity, nutrition]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic was a time of turmoil for the LGBT+ community due to the high transmission risk of HIV/AIDS between homosexuals (Richardson 5). Tension ran high within the community, as different groups experienced different amounts of discrimination for their transmission risk. In particular, scholars found that “tensions between lesbian and bisexual women was much more problematic than tensions between gay and bisexual men” (Udis-Kessler 46). Despite the similarities of lesbian and bisexual women as non-heterosexual women, the two groups are politically divided instead of united....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Analysis of the Epidemic of Male Suicide

- “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” - Phil Donahue. As a complex, tragic public health issue, suicide occurs in men significantly more often than in women. Suicide is simply defined as the act of intentionally ending one’s own life, however, the factors that play into a person making that decision are anything but simple. The most evident and severe effect of suicide is the loss of a valuable, meaningful human life. According to Harvard School of Public Health (n.d.), suicide affects parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers, and spouses; the loss to society is psychological, spiritual, and financial....   [tags: suicide rates, depression, suicide prevention]

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Mass Shootings: The Rise of an Epidemic

- "I'm angry someone would do this to us. There are lives ruined, families ruined, and our whole school year is ruined" (Brackely 1). Casey Brackely, once a student that attended Columbine High School, remembers the tragedy of the horrific Columbine shooting that killed and injured many students. Mass shootings in the United States have been on the rise since the 1980’s, especially in the last decade. These shooters motives and profiles are almost all terrifyingly alike. Many of these shooters try to imitate and parallel the tragic shooting of the Columbine High School in 1999....   [tags: violence, colombine, shooters]

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Depresion in Adolescents is Becoming and Epidemic

- ... Since depression is under-diagnosed, clinicians treating adolescents need to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis, particularly in high-risk groups (Tharper, Collishaw, & Pine, 2012). According to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because “children are not always able to express how they feel” (Brown, Hammen, Craske & Wickens, 1995). In addition, depression among adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it is a developmental stage associated with rebellion and experimentation marked by emotional turmoil, mood swings, and heightened sensitivity....   [tags: suicide, symptoms, biopsychosocial]

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The Obesity Epidemic, An Ounce Of Prevention

- Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact, according to the findings of a five-year collaborative research project. Not only can several popular strategies help children achieve and maintain a normal weight and, in the future, reduce adult obesity, they can also save the country many health care dollars and, in a few cases, generate revenue to support further weight control efforts....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Public health, Body mass index]

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The Middle Of A Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

- American women today exist in an unequal landscape, confronting from birth a patriarchal society valuing males over females in almost every cultural facet, be it the boardroom, sports field or the halls of power. While making up a majority of the US population, women earn less for the same work, are less likely to be promoted, make up less than a third of the lawyers, a fourth of the judgeships, and a fifth of the Congress and are outnumbered by men four to one in science and engineering fields....   [tags: Female, Male, Gender, Sex]

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Homelessness : America Is Almost An Epidemic

- Homelessness in America is almost an epidemic. There are millions of people in the United States alone who suffer from homelessness, meaning they are without, a roof over their head at night, and without food. Many people just overlook it, and don’t realize how big of an issue this really is. Being homeless just doesn’t happen in a specific part of the United States, it happens everywhere across the country, even in the places you would never expect. It happens in the wealthiest of places, and the poorest of places, one place being Newark, Ohio, and the local communities surround it....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of The United States

- Unfortunately obesity is a battle that the citizens of the United States are fighting. Over 68.8 percent of our adults have been diagnosed as being over-weight or obese, and this usually initiates in their teenage years (Overweight and Obesity Statistics). America ranks second in the world for the heaviest people (New York Post). Every year obesity is becoming an increasing problem in our nation and particularly in our schools. A huge factor is what we feed our students junk for breakfast and lunch....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, High school, Hypertension]

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The Human Ebolavirus ( Ebov ) Epidemic

- The Human Ebolavirus (EBOV) epidemic has been widely publicized in the last few years due to outbreaks in West Africa and even the United States of America. The Human EBOV is one of the deadliest viruses on the planet. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Human EBOV is categorized as a Class A agent of bioterrorism and a Biosafety Level 4 pathogen, with no specific treatment available.1 The only type of treatment addresses treating the symptoms of the Human EBOV, which is a half-measure compared to targeting the actual virus....   [tags: Immune system, Antibody]

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The United States If Facing An Epidemic

- The United States if facing an epidemic: Obesity. Two third of the american population is obese; that’s 78 million adults and 13 million children who have to deal with both the emotional and physical effects of their weight. Any time I turn a corner and see a fast food restaurant, I can 't walk through a crowded place without being faced with an overweight person I can’t walk beside. Obese people deplete resources by demanding everything to be supersized. It’s not just about the food they eat, the fact is that clothes, furniture, even caskets and toilet seats must be accommodated for their weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Overweight, Exercise]

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