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Hiv / Aids Is A Dangerous Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS is a dangerous epidemic, a threat to human life, health and future generations of the country. It impacts strongly on the development of the economy, culture, social security, and threatens the sustainable development of all countries in the world. Today, HIV/AIDS is spreading dramatically in all regions from urban to rural, from the mountains to the remote islands of the country as well as around the world. There is no medication that can cure HIV/AIDS in these days. Therefore, knowing how to protect yourself and community as well as propagandizing knowledge is considered as a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS today....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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The Crack Epidemic On The Eastern Coast

- Silly Streets Let’s agree if we can, Nixon’s “war on drugs” didn’t do shit. I mean after all, many people believed he initiated the crack epidemic on the eastern coast anyway. Put the drugs there, take the jobs away, legislate harsher punishments especially for distribution. Nonetheless, today is December 13th, a freezing Tuesday evening in the five boroughs. Did I mention the streets are hot as shit right now. “Yo, Toro. What’s a drop with no drop. It’s fucking freezing man.” “He’s coming man.” “Of course he is T....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, George Carlin, Motherfucker]

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Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- Obesity has become a growing epidemic in the United States of America. Federal agencies, authors of diet books, and others have offered advice on how to lose weight but none seem to work since the epidemic is still on the rise. In the article “The Feds’ Fib about Low-Fat,” Michael Fumento argues that the low-fat myth government agencies have inadvertently promoted can be deceiving and not healthy for the individual. This article is a syndicated column that has appeared in newspapers around the country, therefore allowing for a diversified audience....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Dieting]

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Epidemic of Obesity in Our Children

- Obesity in Our Children Introduction In today’s ever changing world is important to understand the statistics behind obesity. Today the number of children that are overweight continues to increase. “The percentage of overweight children in the United States is alarming, with one out of three now considered either overweight or obese” Nemours (2012). The weight of our children can be a reflection of the parents. The Body Mass Index is important for parents to understand and assist children in monitoring weight and exercise habits....   [tags: overweight, exercise, diet]

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The Epidemic Of The Ebola Virus

- Since the beginning of July, the Ebola virus has made itself known in many newsrooms all over the world. It has managed to awaken fear in the population of Africa, especially those in the western region. West Africa, the principle victim of this epidemic’s ravage, is suffering an onslaught of effects. Spreading like wild fire, it has already claimed the lives of thousands and is continuing to infect more every day. In result the countries of West Africa are now taking extra precautions to avoid an even further spread of the virus....   [tags: Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- HIV quickly became a deadly disease once it was identified as a new virus by scientists in the early 1980s. HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and AIDS is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (What). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection, but some people do not even advance to this stage of the disease (What). Even though HIV and AIDS was initially thought to be a disease that would kill all victims, medical advancements have changed the perception of HIV/AIDS as a treatable and potentially even curable disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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The Problem Of The Obesity Epidemic

- America is known for being a dominant country in almost all aspects. However, there is a new and upcoming problem rising in America. This new dilemma is also known as the obesity epidemic. Statistics that have been gathered studies from the Center of Disease and Control in America, shows that over 35.7% of the American population in the year 2013 were obese. In fact, the most contribution resulting in the high amount of fat humans are gaining come from the most logical reason which is terrible eating habits, with the combination of the lack of physical activity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Weight loss]

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The Epidemic Of The Smallpox Vaccine

- Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases for centuries, and have saved countless lives of children and adults. The smallpox vaccine was invented as early as 1796, and since then the use of vaccines has continued to protect us from countless life threatening diseases such as polio, measles, and pertussis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) assures us that vaccines are extensively tested by scientists to make sure they are effective and safe, and must receive the approval of the Food and Drug Administration before being used....   [tags: Vaccine, Vaccination, Smallpox, Infectious disease]

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An Epidemic Of Empathy And Healthcare

- An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate Connected Patient Care that Creates a Competitive Advantage was the book I chose to read for this assignment. I chose this book because in reading the reviews of the book and the summary, I found it to be a topic of current discussion among my associates and colleagues. The title of this book stood out to me and, after further inquiry, I realized it gave insight to one of the major problems in the delivery of healthcare today. Healthcare has become like an assembly line; the patient goes in, gets a diagnosis, and receives a similar treatment to the next person with that same diagnosis....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Health care provider, Patient]

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Obesity And The Global Obesity Epidemic

- In the modern, busy 21st century, individuals are looking towards effortless ways to save money and time. In this case, nutrition and food preparation have been affected. As more and more packaged products and perishables are being mass produces, individuals are utilizing easy alternatives for a family’s nutrition. As preservatives are added into these products, the negative impacts towards consumers are rising. The positive correlations between the negative impacts and rise to the usage of these products have results to the global obesity epidemic....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Adipose tissue]

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Childhood Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- Childhood Obesity: A Growing Epidemic Buddha once said, "To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." Students need a healthy body to maintain a healthy mind. Once a child is in good health, they will feel better about themselves which will make them more likely to succeed in everything else they do. A huge debate going on all throughout the United States, should schools provide one healthy meal for students to help end the fight of childhood obesity....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Food]

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Why Shootings Are Becoming An Epidemic

- It seems that everytime we turn on the television, it’s always something. Breaking news alerts, blaring from the speakers. Another mass shooting. Another group of innocent lives taken. In a recent address, President Obama commented recently during an address on the topic of the frequency of mass shootings stating we have “become numb to this”. We see the images flash before our eyes and all we do is stare. We stare into the emotions of the parents who have lost everything, or the faces of people that saw their friends bleed to death right in front of them....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun]

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Childhood Obesity : An Epidemic Worldwide

- Childhood obesity has become an epidemic worldwide. The United States has one of the largest reported numbers of childhood obesity and the numbers are growing. “The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012” (cdc.gov). Many first world countries much like America struggle with this growing issue. “The worldwide prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity increased from 4.2% in 1990 to 6.7% in 2010” (who.int). There are many factors that are involved as to why childhood obesity has increased so rapidly over the past few years....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Food]

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Should Truancy Be A Wide Epidemic

- Truancy appears to be a wide epidemic spurring across all of India, but instead of the students purposely missing school, it’s the teachers. As stated in the article and nationwide studies led by Mr. Muralidharan, a stunning 24 to 46 percent of rural Indian teachers were absent during random spot checks by education officers. Mr. Mishra, the individual behind fighting one of India’s biggest educational obstacles in the world, pursues to not only end the trend of teacher truancy, but also aims to understand why teachers choose not to step a foot in their classrooms in the first place....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Economic growth]

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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic

- Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays]

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The Issue Of Obesity Epidemic

- As obesity epidemic is in the rise, it is important to understand and concur the role of collaborative work between government, food industries and citizens. It is a global issue that was provoked not only by the obese individual alone, but also by external indicators. In this paper, I will discuss the vital role of government and my role as an individual. The simultaneous increases in obesity in almost all countries seem to be driven mainly by changes in the global food system, which is producing more processed, affordable, and effectively marketed food than ever before....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Food]

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Witchcraft : An Epidemic Of Witchcraft

- As we may already know, the town of Salem was subject to an epidemic of 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: Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Witch-hunt, Salem]

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The Epidemic Of West Africa

- In West Africa, over 50% of people infected with Ebola die. Expanding on that fact, In the year since the first case in this outbreak was announced, over 24,000 people in west Africa have been infected (Firger). That is more than 12,000 deaths. The recent Ebola outbreak was caused by the lack of a health system in West Africa, insufficient preparation, and the absence of funding for health care in West Africa. This Ebola outbreak affected the West African economy in many ways including damaging agriculture, devastating trade, and scaring away investors (Sy and Copley)....   [tags: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, West Africa]

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The Obesity Epidemic Among America

- America is statistically known to be the fattest nation because of the drastic increase in the obesity epidemic amongst young individuals. The most prominent cause of this increase involves unhealthy eating habits that then lead to young individuals being diagnosed with illnesses that originally began at a much older age. The lives of Americans in comparison to the past has drastically changed and has had a negative impact on the health of Americans now. The fast food restaurants developed over the years attract young adults because of it being cheap and convenient to those who have busy lives....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Healthy diet]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a very complex and exasperating history in the African-American community. In order to have a hope of improving the prevalence of the virus in the African-American community, it is important to identify the sources that keep the virus so active in the Black community. According to the American Journal of Public Health, African-Americans have a higher prevalence of HIV and STD’s compared to other racial/ethnic groups, and, furthermore, are more likely to engage in sexual and injecting relationships with other African-American individuals, who have risk factors equal or greater than they do....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, AIDS, African American]

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Teenagers and the Plastic Surgery Epidemic

- Today, an overwhelming number of American teenagers choose to alter their body in order to fit the unrealistic standard of physical attractiveness created by our beauty-obsessed culture. Teens feel an immense amount of pressure to look “beautiful” from the media, peers and even parents. Teenagers are going to extreme lengths to reach this physical perfection, but when it comes down to it, just how far is too far. The numbers of teens going through with plastic surgery is startling and will continue to rise as America falls in to a beauty obsessed epidemic....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]

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Epidemic of Violence in the USA

- Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]

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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping the Nation

- Repeatedly the news will highlight a story about the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Although the news and health experts bombard the common citizen with quick and easy ways to eat healthier and exercise more, the source of the issue is kept hidden behind closed doors. Before placing blame on the eating habits, it’s essential to take a closer look at what is being consumed. With rapid change in the food industry, progress must be met with caution because “The way we eat has changed more in the past fifty years than in the past 10,000” (Pollan and Schlosser)....   [tags: food industries, physical activities]

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Paralysis Epidemic of the 1950s: Poliomyelitis

- Poliomyelitis was declared an epidemic in the early 1950s in the United States. It caused primarily children and young adults to develop paralysis, led to social stigma around being crippled. To this day there is still no cure for this disease, poliomyelitis can only be prevented with vaccination. Poliomyelitis is a virus that infects the nerves of the spinal cord, and brain which leads to paralysis and or death (Piddock, 2004). Poliomyelitis is best known today as Polio, and Infantile Paralysis....   [tags: children, young adults, virus, nerves]

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Breast Cancer is a Growing Epidemic

- Breast Cancer Report Breast cancer is a growing epidemic that many women (and men) are faced with. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take against it and a lot of research has been done to make it manageable. Only 5-10% of patients obtained cancer hereditarily, otherwise known as through their genes (American Cancer Society 2011). ar The real cause of cancer mutations are within two genes (Phelan 2013). Proto-oncogenes are the genes within your cell that determine what it’s function is, and how much it divides (ACS, 2011)....   [tags: mutation, tumor, gene]

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Needs Assessment Of The Obesity Epidemic

- Needs assessments are a fundamental component of developing and implementing a program. Regarding obesity among adolescents, it is essential to understand the extent of the obesity epidemic. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2007 and 2008, the prevalence of all obese male adolescents ages 12-19 was 19.3 percent and the prevalence of obese female adolescents was 16.8 percent (CDC, 2010). A needs assessment also gathers information regarding all services that are available to the adolescent population....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, High school, Overweight]

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Obesity Is Becoming A National Epidemic

- Obesity is becoming a national epidemic in America. It often starts in childhood and follows a child into adulthood. There are several different ways that parents can help promote a healthy lifestyle for their children, from healthy diets to daily exercise, but many times having a healthy family is not enough. It will take America moving towards healthier life choices and away from the fast foods and sodas. America as a nation needs to promote exercise and eating healthy, making it the “cool” and trendy thing to do....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Dieting]

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Obesity Is A Modern Epidemic Disease

- Obesity is a modern epidemic disease created by the new lifestyles that have increased with an incredibly high rate. According the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more doubled since 1980. In 2013, approximately a third of the American population is obese of which 78 million are adults and 12 million are children (NCSL). America is one of the countries with the highest obesity index. Visually an obese person has nothing more that a high weight; however, that is not the only effect of obesity in a person....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Food, Overweight]

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The Dropout Rate Is A Epidemic

- Everyday more than seven thousand students will drop out of school and nearly thirteen million students per year will make this decision for various reasons. (Johnson, Dodor, Woods, & Slack, 2013) These numbers are staggering. As a result of students leaving school prior to high school graduation, they are not adequately prepared for real life. Many of these high school dropouts will suffer financial woes and end up on state and federal services. Johnson, Dodor, Woods, and Slack (2013), state; the dropouts in 2006 cost taxpayers an estimated seventeen billion dollars in Medicaid and uninsured medical expenses alone over their lifetime....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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The Epidemic Of The Food Industry

- The food industry is one of the most powerful industries in the world. In the United States the food manufacturing system has changed dramatically. Big businesses have turned farms into factories risking the public health of the United States. With money as the only motive animals are pumped with hormones, plants are sprayed with pesticides, and food is genetically modified to sell. Modern farming is effecting human health on an imaginable scale. If the way the United States produces food doesn’t change obesity will continue to rise along with all other obesity related health problems....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Medicine, Human]

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Racial Profiling Is A National Epidemic

- According to researches, racial profiling is a national epidemic that over the past years grow attention because of racial injustice done by the justice system. As we know racial profiling is seen throughout history but it was just known as racism. When I think of the word “racism”, I define it as the attitudes and beliefs of individuals and how they perceive to look at a different racial group, in a negative way and how they use stereotypes on the opinion of one set of racial group. Now of day, it is difficult to know how much worldwide hold prejudiced views against other racial groups....   [tags: Racism, Race, Racial profiling, United States]

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Human Trafficking Is A Global Epidemic

- Human trafficking is a global epidemic that affects every country (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 34). Billions of dollars are made each year through the enslavement of people. Even though the United Nations has established has an international protocol to combat human trafficking, some countries choose not to adhere to the policy (Winterdyk, Perrin, & Reichel, 2012, p. 1). Thailand is one country that does very little to address the crime of human trafficking. Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia and is considered to be a source, transit point, and designation country for human trafficking....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Thailand, Slavery]

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Teenage Sexting Is A Growing Epidemic

- Teenage sexting is a growing epidemic amongst girls in today’s society. Sexting is sending any sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages via cell phone. According to internetsafety101.org, “20% of teens have sent or posted nude or seminude photographs or videos of themselves and 49% of teens believe sending and receiving sexts is very common at their age.” Teenage girls’ low self-esteem, peer pressure, and media’s promotion of hyper-sexuality are the causes of teenage sexting that lead to guilt, bullying, and in most extreme cases criminal charges....   [tags: Adolescence, Self-esteem, Peer group, Bullying]

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Childhood Obesity Is A Growing Epidemic

- There has been a growing concern for children in the united states and their weight issues. Childhood Obesity is something very serious an important to everyone because one day these children will be adults. Parents need to become informed and teach their children how to make good food choices whether they are at home, school, friends’ houses, or grandparents’. The main cause for childhood obesity is caloric imbalance. Caloric imbalance is where mare calories are consumed then are burned. This is a huge concern because it shows not only that children are eating too much “junk” they are also inactive....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Meal, Childhood]

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Ebola And Aids Epidemic Of Africa

- Ebola and Aids Epidemic in Africa Aids also known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In the article, The History of Aids in Africa, Ian Thomas stated that “A 10-year study completed in 2005 found a strain of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in a number of chimpanzee colonies in south-east Cameroon that was a viral ancestor of the HIV-1 that causes AIDS in humans”. This implies HIV/ Aids can be said to come from Africa since it is discovered in animals in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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The Problem Of The Aids Epidemic

- Fear is contagious. Fear of the unknown, fear of the known - it’s all the same. It infects those around it, sending them into a panic. Causing them to treat what is immediately in front of them rather than taking the time to discover the underlying problem. It’s easier avoid the storm and simply play in the rain; step into a tide pool rather than diving into the ocean. Unfortunately, our inability to face the problem causes more harm. The AIDS epidemic in Africa caused an extreme increase in the population of orphans....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Prevalence Of Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Older adults nationwide are facing disproportionate levels of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This is especially true among Hispanic older adults. In 2013, 8,575 or 27% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S. were among people aged 50 and older. Among these, 44% were among those aged between 50 and 54 years old. Hispanic older adults are disproportionately affected with HIV/AIDS , compared with non-Hispanic white older adults. In 2013, the HIV rate for adults Hispanic aged 50-54 in 2013 was 23.3 per 100,000. In constrast, rate for the non-Hispanic white for the same age group was at 8.7 per 100,000....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, HIV]

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The Nutrition And The Obesity Epidemic

- Almost everyone in America has a basic understanding that what you eat has implications on your overall health. However, whether we choose to pursue a healthy lifestyle or not is a different discussion. Although there are many factors that determine what food we eat, we usually do not choose the best options for the advancement of our health; as evident by America’s obesity epidemic. Three principles of nutrition are balance, variety, and moderation. Most Americans obviously disregard moderation, and consequently the other two....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Carbohydrate, Vitamin]

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The Epidemic Of New Infectious Diseases

- Introduction One health is a concept of bringing together human, animal, and environmental health. That is a further step of the control of infectious disease. Over three decades, epidemic of new infectious diseases has occurred more often. Many unknown diseases such as Lyme disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Nipah virus disease, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) were not isolated before 1982. Moreover, growth rate of antibiotic resistance and re-emerging infectious diseases such as rabies and food-borne diseases are occurring nowadays....   [tags: Epidemiology, Health, Infectious disease]

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Obesity : A Modern Day Epidemic

- The United States has a modern day epidemic – Obesity. Over the years, the United States have been scrutinized about its growing obesity problem. According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, “more than one-third of adults and 17% of youth in the United States are obese.” With the rise on kidnapping and distracted driving, most parents elect to keep their children inside. This has created a younger generation denied of exercise unless under close supervision. Social media and growing technology have become an everyday life necessity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Public health, Hypertension]

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The Forgotten Epidemic Of Domestic Violence

- The Forgotten Epidemic Domestic abuse remains one of the most easily accessible yet detrimental crimes in the entirety of the nation. Abuse not only affects the victim, but also family and friends surrounding the two in direct contact. Domestic abuse is something that can generally go unnoticed due it occurring in the privacy of one’s own home, but that does not make it acceptable to have nothing done about it. With little to no action being done to the assailant the crime will grow and spread until reaching pitifully high levels....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Why Homelessness Is An Epidemic Today

- Something I have done for someone else was giving my time and effort to help make sure that people were being fed while volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries. While helping in the kitchen, I met numerous impoverished individuals and families that depended upon volunteers like me, to ensure that they were able to be fed to get them through the day. These encounters and humbling experiences of conversing with people and forming bonds with individuals I came across, allowed me to reflect on my own life and see how blessed and fortunate I am in my own circumstances....   [tags: High school, Middle school, 2008 Summer Olympics]

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Internet Addiction : A Growing Epidemic

- Internet addiction has been recently hailed as a growing epidemic in our nation. Defined as an impulse-control disorder in which users excessively involve themselves in gaming, chat rooms, and other online activities, Internet addiction, as researchers suggest, controls anywhere from six to ten percent of the American population. Though no specific age or gender group has been found to be especially susceptible, some research hypothesizes that high school-aged teenagers, mothers, and males are among the most prevalent victims....   [tags: Addiction, Internet, Internet addiction disorder]

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Obesity : A Major Epidemic Crisis

- Type 2 diabetes that is associated with obesity is a major epidemic crisis not only in the past but also in modern societies where exercise is optional and unhealthy foods are in advantage because of the unrestricted access to high-calorie foods. Diabetes type 2 is a disease that gets worst if left untreated (Lazar, 2005). Unlike type 1 diabetes patients with type 2 diabetes are able to make insulin however, the body does not respond to the insulin that are produced by the pancreas because it continues to damage (Health Navigator, NZ)....   [tags: Obesity, Insulin, Diabetes mellitus type 2]

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The Problem Of The Obesity Epidemic

- The world we live in today is divided and could almost be seen as two separate ones as the distance between the two halves is so great. In one world we have the richest one percent of nations that own at least 40 percent of the planet 's assets, where the majority of citizens enjoy a life of not only relative, but in some cases absolute luxury. Food is in such oversupply that many countries, Australia included, have what some medical professionals describe as an "obesity epidemic". People do not die due to the the water they drink and healthcare is so good that many common potentially fatal diseases have all but been eradicated through immunisation programs....   [tags: United Nations, World Bank]

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Childhood Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- “I want to be just like you mommy/daddy.” Where do we draw the line. As childhood obesity is a growing epidemic I urge you to consider many things while with your child. According to the CDC 1 in 6 children and young adults are obese. The number of obese child has almost doubled within the last 30 years. In my opinion I think with all of our new technology, programs and help the number of obese children should have declined rather than increase. From birth to teen years a child has little to no say on what they are fed or eat hence why you as a parent are so important....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity]

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A Growing Epidemic Of Narco Violence

- With a growing epidemic of narco-violence rising in Mexico, the question of whether to categorize this prevalent violence as terrorism has become a topic of major controversy. Over 100,000 lives have been lost between the years of 2006 to 2012, because of what is now deem the Mexican drug ‘war’ (Campbell & Hansen, 2014, p.158). President Felipe Calderón, knew during his election seeking the Mexican Presidency, that when he came into office he would have to address the growing fear, and insecurity Mexicans felt because of narco-violence....   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel, Illegal drug trade]

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Obesity Epidemic and Nation's Health

- Argument paper The obesity epidemic and our nation’s health as a whole have many factors that include socioeconomic status in particular. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Obesity will always shape our nations vision and mission with what we do with healthcare. Healthcare in America is in a major reconstruction faze, and is in much need of it, obesity and socioeconomic status are going to be the major contributors to this reconstruction. The ability to have access to better resources for sure allows one to explore better options, but for children in a low socioeconomic life style options are limited....   [tags: Socioeconomic Status, Obesity, Health, Nutrition]

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Overview of the Obesity Epidemic

- Public Health Problem: There is no doubt that obesity has taken its seat as one of the top disease that strikes the world today. In America, obesity has now spread through the country leaving 2 out of 3 adults either overweight or obese, and worldwide 1.5 billion are overweight or obese (Overweight). The cause of this disease stems from multiple reasons such as the increase in modern food production, putting out ample amounts of food causing the prices for meat, groceries, and especially junk food to plummet....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health]

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Drugs For African Aids Epidemic

- At Apple stores across the world, bright red iPhone cases quickly grab the attention of passerby. Sleek and shiny, these cases are fashionable accessories that teenagers love. The products appear even more attractive by Apple’s claim that each case sold will help provide life-sustaining drugs for African AIDs victims. The iPhone cases are prime examples of Product RED: an initiative that partners with world-class brands to donate a percentage of their profits to help end the AIDs epidemic in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Africa]

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Obesity : A Modern Epidemic

- Obesity is a modern epidemic in America and is starting to become our society’s “norm.” According to an article in Progress in Health Sciences, childhood obesity is the most frequent eating disorder (Koukourikos). There are several factors that contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic. Should we solely shun the parents of obese children for this. No, we should not. There is not one single person to blame, but several people, along with our society. Family, friends, and schools all play a very important role in teaching children about healthy food choices and exercise....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Genetics]

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Global Epidemic Concern : Obesity

- Global Epidemic Concern: Obesity For past decades, the growth of obesity has tremendously rose. In the article, The Global Epidemic of Obesity, it was stated that, “[b]y the year 2000, the human race reached a sort of historical landmark, […] the number of adults with excess weight surpassed the number of those who were underweight” (Caballero). However, even with this stunning statistics, people still did not pay attention to obesity. According to Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health, people never recognized obesity as a health problem, and instead blamed the obese people for not being able to maintain their weight and health (Puhl and Heuer 1019)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body mass index, Body shape]

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The Obesity Epidemic : Obesity

- The Obesity Epidemic Topic: Obesity Organization: Topical Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the obesity epidemic I. Introduction a. Attention Getter: Did you know that 68.8 percent of adult Americans are considered to be either overweight or obese. That’s more than two thirds. And 35.7 percent of adults are considered to be obese. That’s more than one third. b. Relevance: Weight problems are something a lot of people struggle with in college. I.E.; Freshman 15. And being healthy in college can really help people deal with other stuff better....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body mass index]

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The Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

- The Child Obesity Epidemic The epidemic of childhood obesity is fierce. The problem is scattered all around the nation from the east coast to the west. Hispanics, Åfrican Americans, Whites, males, females, are all prone to obesity. For the past few years this issue has caught more attention to people around the country. Nearly 18% of children in America are obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The number of overweight or obese children continues to grow throughout the country. Lance Armstrong stated “If we don 't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we 're going to have a huge problem.” The youth is experiencing concerning health problems, a lack of physical activity,...   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood obesity, Overweight]

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Obesity : The Newest Epidemic

- When one hears the word epidemic what is the first word to come to mind. AIDS. Maybe even poverty. However, the truth is, experts are calling obesity “the newest epidemic.” The AACAP states that “unhealthy weight gain…and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year” (“Obesity in Children,” 1). For years obesity has been an epidemic in the United States and now it is not only adults who are suffering from the disease, but also children. In the past couple of decades, Americans have become lazy....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension, Body shape]

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AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic Did you know that if a straight line of pennies was made down any given road, extending one mile, there would be over a hundred thousand dollars worth of change on the street. Dimes. Well over a million dollars. How about something that hits closer to home, something like lives. In 1996, when the AIDS pandamenic was at its peak, a memorial quilt made of individual panels about six feet by three feet in size was displayed in Washington D.C. Each square of the quilt represented a single victim whose life was claimed by the disease....   [tags: AIDS]

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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

- There is an epidemic so fierce, it is impacting families from California to Maine. It is not the Ebola epidemic. It is childhood obesity. An estimated 1 in 7 children between the ages of 6 to 17 are overweight and/or obese. That is a staggering 14 percent. Compared to 5 percent almost 20 years ago. Hispanics, African-Americans, and American Indians, females to males are more prone to this devastating medical condition. So many divided on an issue that everyone can see; the health and welfare of children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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Obesity Is A Growing Epidemic

- Kids like Cake Visit any public park or any school playground and you are sure to find young children that are above the national recommended weight for their ages. These children range from being overweight to being obese. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health and is defined by body mass index (BMI). In the United States, the rate of childhood obesity has been on a high rise over the past few decades. Obesity is a growing epidemic that has lasting, economical strain, psychological effects, contributes to major health issues because of, a lack of physical activities and education....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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Sex Trafficking: A Global Epidemic

- Although slavery and sex/human trafficking is not a topic that neither makes it in the daily headlines of the news nor, is consider the latest trend, or an epidemic for that matter. This epidemic is here to stay, affecting us world wide, becoming almost an infestation, affecting every country in the world but specially our “perfect” society. It is so wide that it can no longer be swap under the rug, pretending and ignoring that it does not exist. In the fall of 2000, I received a dose of reality about slavery and sex/human trafficking....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity among Americans has been a growing issue in the United States predominantly over the past decade. Many may argue American’s are obese because of poor food choices, over-eating, genetic disposition, lack of exercise, or the environment which one lives, while others blame it all on fast-food chains and restaurants. Throughout my research I have come to find a lot of facts and statistics about fast food consumption causing obesity. Statistics show that without a doubt the United States is the most obese country in the world....   [tags: Fast Food]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- In the past one hundred years, civilized nations like those in the Western Europe and specifically America have seen substantial rise in the number of obese and overweight people. Moreover, the amount of obese and overweight people has skyrocketed even more over the last ten years, so has the consumption of fast food. Obesity is now being categorized according to individual’s body mass index (BMI), which is calculated by the weight of the individual divided by his or her height. (De Vogli 99). Studies have shown higher income countries with welfare regimes have a higher prevalence of obesity and easier access to fast foods....   [tags: fast food, overweight people]

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Ending The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Summary Assignment Ojela Burkhard Chamberlain College of Nursing  Summary Prewriting Theme: Health and Wellness Topic: Childhood Obesity Title: Ending the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Childhood obesity is a widespread problem across the world and there is a solution for it to end. Intended audience: The intended audience is current parents, future parents and anyone else that could be interested in the solution to end childhood obesity. Writer’s background: Dr. David S. Ludwig is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston and a professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Childhood, Food and drink]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity

- When people see children who are overweight they think they are cute, but in reality they are setting themselves up for many health risks. The problem of obesity in children is on the rise in America. One in three children in America are obese (Kelly). Anyone can see there is a problem with the growing numbers of children overweight, however, no one has came up with a way to stop the obesity epidemic. Many factors have caused this epidemic in children, now many solutions can stop this if they are put in use....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Public health]

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The Epidemic Of Dengue Fever

- Introduction What is dengue fever. Dengue fever is caused from a transfer of misquotes bite to human that contains the Aedes aegypti virus. The disease affects people that live in countries such as South Asia Pacific, Caribbean and South America. There has been a major outbreak in India due to large demand to live urban area. One major problem these countries have is their drainage system when rain falls. When it rains, it leave a large body of water that become unclean which is a target site for misquotes to start to breed....   [tags: Mosquito, Dengue fever, Aedes, Aedes aegypti]

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The Epidemic Of America Obesity

- An Epidemic An epidemic can be defined as “a sudden, widespread occurrence of a particular undesirable phenomenon”(Oxford). That definition perfectly describes what obesity has become throughout America. It’s not hard to tell that America as a whole has been getting more and more obese over the last 30 years, you can see it nearly everyday as you walk down the street. A person is declared medically obese when their body mass index is over 30, with the body mass index compare your height to your weight....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise]

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The Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

- The epidemic of childhood obesity is fierce. The problem is scattered all around the nation from the east coast to the west. Hispanics, Åfrican Americans, Whites, males, females, are all prone to obesity. For the past few years this issue has caught more attention to people around the country. Nearly 18% of children in America are obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The number of overweight or obese children continues to grow throughout the country. Lance Armstrong stated “If we don 't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we 're going to have a huge problem.” The youth is experiencing concerning health problems, a lack of physical activity, major health care costs, dep...   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Overweight, Hypertension]

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Obesity Is A National Epidemic

- At least three papes, APA format. Answer the following three questions: For years, Americans have blamed those who are overweight on poor decision making, claiming that if they ate more nutritious foods and exercised more often than they could live healthier lives. What many people do not understand is that there are certain factors that we cannot control that impact our health. Weight of the Nation exemplifies how impactful our genetics, our DNA, our environment, what is marketed to us, what is put in the food we are buying are in influencing our health each day....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Food, Physical exercise]

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Is Obesity A Silent Epidemic?

- According to the United States Census Bureau that average life expectancy of an American is seventy-eight, which has increased over the last couple of years. Even though the life expectancy of an American has risen, there are still many health risks that Americans have to endure every year. Whether its genetic inheritance from parent to child or addictions that can trigger cancers or other illness. There is a silent epidemic that is consuming all Americans and that is obesity. And in recent studies done by the World Health Organization (WHO) obesity has increased since the 1980s, and in 2014 thirty-nine percent of the population was overweight, that is 1.9 billion adults....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Dieting, Life expectancy]

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Aids : An Important Epidemic

- Bill Gates once said “AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma” (Brainy Quotes). It is only understandable why people would feel such disgrace being diagnosed with AIDS, including a girl named Eve. “I feel like my life was totally ruined the moment and day I found out, sometimes I think it might have been better to have gone on not knowing.” Eve’s life was changed completely when she was diagnosed with AIDS three years ago. She continues to feel the same as she did when she found out, dirty and ashamed....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping America

- From the time we can remember we are always told, "not till your 18", to make our own choices. In America that is the moment where someone is considered a full grown adult. The moment where you are considered responsible for your actions in all the decisions you make. Now it seems things have changes, no longer does that hold true. There is the obesity epidemic sweeping America. What we put in our mouths and whether it is a personal responsibility is up in the air. In one corner you have those like myself who believe it is your responsibility to be concision of what you eat....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, United States, Health]

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Obesity : The Obesity Epidemic

- In recent years, an increasing amount of attention has been placed on what has been called America 's obesity epidemic. As such, pressure has been placed on restaurants (fast food chains, in particular) to stop targeting children, prepare healthier options and to be more transparent with the nutritional facts of their menu items. Likewise, video game companies have found ways to get children up and moving while playing games by introducing motion sensors for their consoles (i.e. X-Box Kinect, Playstation Move and Nintendo Wii)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss]

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HIV and AIDS: The Epidemic

- HIV and AIDS have affected millions of people throughout the world. Since 1981, there have been 25 million deaths due to AIDS involving men, women, and children. Presently there are 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world and two million die each year from AIDS related illnesses. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one-third of the one million Americans living with HIV are not aware that they have it. The earliest known case of HIV was in 1959. It was discovered in a blood sample from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo....   [tags: Disease ]

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Solving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity has increased drastically in today’s society. Alarmingly, present day generations show childhood obesity to be a growing crisis. Viewed as an epidemic, childhood obesity is sweeping across the United States and creating a public health crisis (Henry). Obesity in young children is contributed by different factors. Many are based off of lifestyles and peer pressure in schools and in households. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004), over 16 percent of children and adolescents from 6 to 19 years of age are overweight and/or obese” (Green 915)....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, children, physical activity]

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The Obesity Epidemic in Canada

- Obesity is a growing concern in Canada and due to the increased time spent in one’s place of employment, there is an augmented importance placed on healthy living in the workplace. In 2004, approximately 6.8 million Canadian adults between the ages of 20 and 64 were overweight, and an additional 4.5 million were obese as recorded by the Canadian Policy Research Networks (Pierre, N., Pollack, N., & Fafard, P. 2007), further emphasizing the need to reduce obesity rates and to improve overall health....   [tags: Health Policy Paper]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- Obesity does not discriminate against social status, sex, or race; it can take a person’s life and turn it upside down in the blink of an eye if they are not careful. Some people think of obesity as a worldwide killer because there is no outrunning it if it overtakes a person’s body. Every 1 in 3 adults are obese right here in America, that should give each and every individual some type of hint that there is a major problem occurring. The obesity epidemic is not something that has just caught the attention of people recently; it has been going on since the 1950’s....   [tags: Public Health Essays]

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The United States' Poverty Epidemic

- Compared to the rest of the world the United States is economically prosperous however, many citizens are plagued with poverty and destitution. Poverty has become such a problem that one in six Americans are living below the poverty line (Yen). Despite the significant number of Americans living in poverty, most Americans are unaware of its vast scope and scale. The public’s apathy towards poverty has caused it to become an invisible epidemic. The middle -class’s flight from the cities has created de facto segregation between the impoverished and the financially comfortable....   [tags: visible economic and social issues]

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Childhood Obesity: A Nationwide Epidemic

- There is a saying, “you are what you eat” which certainly appears to be true. Childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. Canada has seen a massive increase in the number of unhealthy and obese children in the past twenty years. But who is to blame for this problem. People tend to blame socioeconomic factors and the mass media for their children’s weight problems. However, unhealthy family eating habits and a lack of family involvement in physical activity are major reasons for obesity in young children today....   [tags: unhealthy habits, overeating, underexercising]

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Damages from the Smoking Epidemic

- “Smoking isn’t just suicide. It’s murder.” A worldwide epidemic has threatened to change the course of our lives. A rise in deaths from cancer have shaken the world and something must be done. In April of 2008, this image was used in the Public Health and Safety Campaign called, “Smoking is Murder”. Paulino Caffarena, the illustrator, partnered with a non-profit health organization called the Chilean Corporation Against Cancer, otherwise known as CONAC, to sponsor the campaign. This image was used to raise awareness of the effects of second hand smoking....   [tags: cancer, secondhand, moral]

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The Fight The Heroin Epidemic

- I am a student at Western Wisconsin Technical College and a grateful recovering drug addict. I think it is safe to say that the current “war on drugs,” is being lost. I do however believe that winning this war is not an impossible task, and with the right approach taken it can be won. With such a large increase in the number of people struggling with substance abuse issues, it’s no wonder we are seeing such a dramatic increase in the crime rate nationwide; therefor overcrowding of jail/prisons. The method of incarcerating drug addicts, for drug offenses or low level crimes, has proven to be ineffective....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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The Epidemic Of Sex Trafficking

- The epidemic of sex trafficking has become bigger than some ever knew. Most people are unaware that this horrific way of life is so prevalent not only in other countries, but right in their hometown. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline has received reports of 14,588 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. These numbers have increased in the past few years and it is shocking how those who are in the industry are still getting away with it. Many social problems line the streets and neighborhoods in the United States....   [tags: Human trafficking, Slavery, Prostitution]

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