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How Obesity Has Become An Epidemic

- Obesity has become an epidemic in our country, so much so that not only are adults suffering from it but also children. Unfortunately, not many people are very informed about what living a healthy life is, and how once you get through the beginning it becomes a much easier. Therefore, to help counteract this we shall help get information on the negatives of obese living, and the positives of living a healthy life, to the people. We will use advertisement to target multiple individuals and families throughout the United States....   [tags: Social psychology, Social influence, Persuasion]

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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in the United States

- ... According to the concept of “healthy immigrant effect”, people immigrating to the USA are considered to be healthier and have better perinatal health. 4. Inferences/Conclusion: What inferences and conclusion did the author make, if any. How did the author reach a conclusion. Logically. The conclusions and introductory information constitute a logical frame of the article. The authors conclude that there is no evidence that children of immigrants are less prone to obesity. However, the data analyzed allowed to distinguish major predictors of early childhood obesity and overweight – from pre-pregnancy maternal weight, birth weight, to weight gain during infancy....   [tags: weight, bmi, health]

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Obesity Is Becoming More And More Of An Epidemic

- Growing up in the 1990,s I have seen the portion sizes of food items dramatically change over the years. With the portions sizes increasing peoples waistlines are expanding significantly faster. America is the fattest nation in the world, with more than one-hundred million people being overweight or obese. Since the 1980s to now, the amount of children who are overweight or obese has more than doubled in rate. Obesity is now the second major cause of death, but shortly will take smoking’s spot in first place if we don’t do anything about it....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food, McDonald's]

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Solutions to the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic in America

- The Encyclopedia Britannica emphasizes the increasing significance of the epidemic of childhood obesity and its complex biological, social, and health in today’s American Children with just increases year over year since the early nineteen eighties from just fewer than twenty percent from the adolescent and childhood life stages into adult transition. {Britannica} One out of every three children in the U.S. are obese, with the majority facing higher risks of developing medical, social and academic problems as a result of this health crisis....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]

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Fast Food: To Blame for the Obesity Epidemic?

- “This year Americans will spend over $110 billion on fast food more than they'll spend on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.” (Fast Food Nation, 2002). Everyone knows that fast food is bad for you, but millions of people continue to eat it. McDonalds, arguably one of the most successful and well-known restaurants, has stores in 113 different countries and has opened almost 34,000 locations around the world. Why is it that they have managed to obtain this much success....   [tags: success, unhealthy, harm, fat, menu, sodium]

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Bill Cosby : An Epidemic Of Bad Behaviors

- Among the young, it seems like there is an epidemic of bad behaviors. Teenagers aren’t finishing high school, they are getting knocked up, and going to prison/jail. In his “Pound Cake Speech” Bill Cosby addresses these issues to the African American community. His speech was an emotional view of parenting these days. Bill Cosby argues that the 50 percent dropout rate in schools is because of parenting, children not speaking English grammatically is because of parenting, children having children is because of parenting, and children carrying guns and ending up in prison is because of parenting....   [tags: High school, Poverty, Teenage pregnancy]

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Stop The Obesity Epidemic Of The United States

- In an effort to stop the obesity epidemic, lawmakers all over the United States are trying to limit the expansion and influence of fast food chains. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned to the Food and Dug Administration (FDA) to “consider whether the Delaney amendment required [the FDA] to [bar the use of] food additives that cause cancer in humans or animals” (“Subway”). As a result of CSPI’s combined efforts with Vani Hari, a popular food blogger, Subway agreed to remove azodicarbonamide from its products....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Public health, Health]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Epidemic

- Overview of HIV The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has become a huge health issue in the United States. (Healthy People, 2016) About 1.1 million of Americans in the US are today living with HIV, and 1 out of 5 people do not know that they are living with it. Throughout the years HIV continues to spread rapidly and about 56,000 new infections are reported each year. About 50 percent of those new HIV infections reported occur from the 21 percent of people that are infected with HIV but are not aware of it....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Viral load]

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Intervention Brief And Description Of The Homeless Epidemic

- Intervention Brief and Description The growing use of evidence base practices (EBP) take into account the efficacy of treatment. More than just relying on empirical data, the use of EBP, provides a more comprehensive base for intervention. By following clinical practice guidelines for treatment and relying on key ingredients, the Housing First (HF) model, is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Methamphetamine Is An Epidemic Among Teenagers And Adults

- “It like being dead for ten seconds (Crystal, 2015).” Known for being one of the roots of crime in the United States, Methamphetamine has become an epidemic among teenagers and adults. Methamphetamine is classified as one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. It is inexpensive, most addictive and loaded with dangerous chemicals. Meth users are more likely to partake in criminal activity or outlandish behavior to get high or while they are high. Awareness of methamphetamine is extremely critical because it is necessary to know the ingredients, the short term and long term effects, and how to identify meth and meth users....   [tags: Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Ephedrine, MDMA]

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Criminal Justice : An Epidemic Of Racial Bias

- Criminal justice stakeholders affected by various social, political, economic, and institutional forces throughout the last five decades have implemented policies that have increased reliance on incarceration and its punitive purpose. In contemporary criminal justice reform efforts to scale back mass incarceration, some of the most active stakeholders have been this year’s presidential candidates, the for-profit prison industry, and community-based organizations. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton described mass incarceration as an epidemic of racial bias in which a third of black men will go to prison during their lifetimes, mostly for low-level, nonviolent offenses....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal justice, Prison]

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Consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to Society

- Assignment question: 3. A) What are some of the possible consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to: 1. Society 2. The infected individual b) What are some of the Human Rights, confidentiality and criminal law implication of HIV/AIDS. Q1. HIV/AIDS has increasingly taken a toll on the society in a myriad of dimensions which are worth discussing in order to find the best solutions. Due to HIV/AIDS epidemic, the economies of various countries have been badly affected and societies have experienced major losses....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Why Obesity Has Become An Epidemic

- Obesity has become an epidemic in our country, so much so that not only adults are suffering from it but also children. Unfortunately, not many people are very informed about what living a healthy life is, and how once you get through the beginning it becomes a much easier. Therefore, to help counteract this we shall help get information on the negatives of obese living, and the positives of living a healthy life, to the people. We will use an advertisement to target multiple individuals and families throughout the United States....   [tags: Social psychology, Social influence, Persuasion]

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What Causes The American Education Epidemic?

- America is one of about 135 countries that views primary education as a right. Yet, America is 27th in math and science out of 30 countries, and when learners are given reading and comprehension tests 60 percent of fourth graders score “below proficient.” Despite the many changes and adaptions to the way students are tested and taught America’s International ranking have not improved. So what causes the American education epidemic. An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time....   [tags: Education, Education in the United States, School]

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Child Abuse: The Epidemic That Must Cease

- Child abuse is epidemic in many countries as well as the United States. It is estimated that every thirteen seconds a child is abused in some manner: physically, sexually, emotionally or by neglect (Friedman). Each year, there are over 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse can be reduced with proper education of the parents and with greater public awareness. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child....   [tags: Abuse]

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School Shootings Are Becoming A Devastating Epidemic

- Katlyn Kochel Mrs. Wiest English 132 6 February 2015 School Shootings The first school shooting dates all the way back to the 18th century (List). School shootings are becoming a devastating epidemic throughout the United States. Why do the teens resort to such violence. Maybe its because they are bullied and they feel there is no where to turn. The violence that the teens display is typically blamed on and is explained to be caused by many different events or factors, bullying being one of the main factors that cause school shootings....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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Women 's Health As A Global Epidemic

- In many developing countries a significant proportion of women of reproductive age who don’t use contraceptives intend to postpone or limit their birth. This discrepancy between women’s stated desire to control childbearing and their actual use of contraceptives makes them to have more unwanted pregnancies and become pregnant much sooner than desired (Sedgh, Singh, and Hussain 2014; Darroch and Singh 2013). Recent estimates show that unintended pregnancy has emerged as a global epidemic (Sedgh, Singh, & Hussain 2014)....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Pregnancy, Sociology]

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The American Epidemic Of Today 's Society

- . American Epidemic One major debate in today’s society is: are people overweight because of an economical standpoint, or because of a refusal to make healthy lifestyle choices. Higher calorie, energy dense food is certainly less expensive; yet, it is an individual 's choice to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Low income people often work multiple jobs, leading to stress and overeating as well; therefore, poverty certainly does cause obesity in American society today....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Poverty, Food]

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Developmental Impact Of Traum A Silent Epidemic

- Developmental Impact of Trauma Exploration of the Impact of Developmental Trauma A silent epidemic in America is the all too common childhood exposure to interpersonal traumatic stressors (D’Andrea, Ford, Stolbach, Spinazzola, & van der Kolk, 2012). Approximately 6.6 million children were reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) in 2014 with alleged abuse or neglect (ACF, 2014). Parents are the culprit of eighty percent of all children who endure maltreatment (van der Kolk, 2005). According to Fratto (2016), maltreatment is abuse and/ or neglect by a parent or caregiver....   [tags: Psychological trauma, Abuse]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of Fast Food Restaurants

- Eat yourself sick McDonald’s is delicious and convenient, and only cost a few dollars. On days were you are extremely busy they are there to serve whatever you would like from the menu. Sometimes it seems as though you can access it quicker than a trip to the grocery store. Even though, you know you will be hungry again later, you still pull up and go through the drive thru and place the order. While placing your order do you ever think of what this kind of food is doing to your body. Alternatively, that for just a few dollars that conveniently priced meal over time could cause your health to deteriorate....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Hypertension, Health]

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Global Warming Is An Existing Global Epidemic

- Waking up in Summer feels awful. Specifically, for people such as myself who are too stingy with their money to turn on the air-conditioner. I always feel groggy and irritated and I always think to myself “This has to be the hottest it has ever been,” and I never failed to repeat this to myself, much like a broken record player that only plays during hot California Summers. According to research from “Union of Concerned Scientists” the leading cause of global warming is emission, which is physically evident here in Los Angeles, California through the high amounts of pollution that are most noticeable when cruising on the free-way....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen]

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The Obesity Epidemic By James O. Hill

- All of the possible causes for childhood obesity I have looked at have been centered on mainly the food intake, so now I would like to look at a topic that primarily affects children’s physical activity because that is the second half of what is needed to keep children healthy. I had to dig pretty deep into multiple articles to find what I wanted but I finally stumbled upon the article “Contributions to the Obesity Epidemic” by James O. Hill. Hill discusses in the article that as the world becomes more and more digital it also becomes less and less active....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Healthy diet]

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America 's Obesity Epidemic : Obesity

- America 's obesity epidemic continues to increase annually. People with different social statuses will be affected more so than others. While the American people continue to buy unhealthy foods, the food industry are profiting in the millions from the ignorance and consumerism of the public. Fast food, when consumed frequently, can cause poor health, poor nutrition and weight gain. As a result of these eating habits an individual could obtain a diverse amount of chronic health problems. However, these problems can easily be avoided by simply eating healthier foods....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise]

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Childhood Obesity Has Become An Epidemic

- Childhood Obesity has become an epidemic in America. “The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries” (Klausner, 2014). To decrease childhood obesity, parents should provide their children with healthy food choices, teach them healthy eating habits, be actively involved in physical activity and monitor what their children are eating....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood, Childhood obesity]

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Today 's Police Brutality Epidemic

- In America, there have been many changes to our society in the last thirty-five years. One change that has happened in past years, is the actions of police departments and the criminal procedure laws they follow. Today this has repercussed into today’s police brutality epidemic. With the onset of an increasing population and a higher crime rate. Law enforcement agencies have expanded their resources so much that in past years, many people fresh out of high school or college could receive a full-time position with no prior experience in the criminal justice field....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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Epidemic of Aids

- AIDS was first discovered in the United States in 1981. Since then, this epidemic has affected approximately 40 million people worldwide. AIDS is a life threatening illness that is caused by the HIV infection. When the HIV virus enters the body it begins to destroy the immune system impairing its ability to fight off certain infections and diseases. About a month after being infected, a person develops a viral infection. The viral infection is similar to the flu and causes fever, fatigue, weight loss, and swollen glands....   [tags: Health]

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The Invisible Epidemic

- The Invisible Epidemic The rise of asthma in urban communities is beginning to reach epic proportions. It is a disease that is not limited to the United States, but is endemic to all developed nations and is especially prevalent in urban communities. The drastic rise in asthma and related pulmonary illnesses is surprising because benchmark studies have resulted in an as yet unknown understanding of the disease. All scientists agree, however, that this is a pathology whose etiology can be traced as an overt effect of a modern Western culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Obesity Among African Americans

- Fried chicken, mash potatoes and collard greens mixed with fatback meat was my family’s favorite Sunday meal. Soul food, as it has been called, is valued by many African American families. Given the worldwide obesity epidemic that appears to be affecting most ethnic groups, there is an appreciation that the causes of obesity among African American families and others must lie in the fundamental aspects of the food supply (Capers, C et al. 2011). In my opinion, African Americans in the United Sates are more likely to be obese because there is a large number of low-income families’ and many are uninsured....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]

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An American Epidemic

- An American Epidemic In modern times, nobody who reads the newspapers or watches television can avoid the chilling fate that our country faces. School violence is a rapidly growing trend in America, and it seems to be there is nothing we can do to stop it. The offenders are from all races and social classes. They range from the high school hero to the high school dropout. It often seems the only thing they have in common is an utter disregard for their own life and the lives of others. In the following accounts, taken straight from American headlines, harrowing events fit for blockbuster fiction prove that our country is becoming victim to a new criminal: youthful rage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Game Epidemic

- Andrew, Chuck, and Kevin played all night and skipped class the next day. They, along with thousands of others across the country, purchased Halo 2 at midnight the day the much-anticipated game was released in stores. Students and company employees called in sick that next day claiming the Halo 2 flu as their reasoning. Halo 2 is only one of a multitude of games distributed for use on Microsoft’s Xbox, Sony’s Playstation 2, and Nintendo’s Gamecube. American society is experiencing an epidemic as a result of many young people spending hours upon hours playing video games....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Obesity and Fast Food

- Many people in the United States believe that if it weren’t for fast food restaurants, they would not be overweight. People have even sued McDonald’s for their weight problem. While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic, it surely doesn’t stand alone. There are many more reasons why people living in the United States are overweight. Some of these reasons include problems within the school systems, peer pressure, education, and even just where a person lives. It’s clear fast food restaurants are part of the problem; look around and you see that they are everywhere....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]

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The Influenza and Pneumonia Epidemic of 1918-1919

- The Influenza and Pneumonia Epidemic of 1918-1919 In the ten months between September 1918 and June 1919, 675,000 Americans died of influenza and pneumonia. When compared to the number of Americans killed in combat in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam combined- 423,000- it becomes apparent that the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 was far more deadly than the war which it accompanied. (Crosby, 206-207) The United States and the rest of the world had been exposed to such epidemics in the past, but never at such a severe cost in human life....   [tags: American America History]

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Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague

- Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague The destruction and devastation caused by the 'Black Death' of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In an essay written by David Herlihy, entitled 'Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problems,' the historic bubonic plague is compared with the current AIDS epidemic of today....   [tags: Compare Contrast Disease Health Essays]

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The Bubonic Plague

- The Bubonic Plague Introduction Plague, was a term that was applied in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now it is only applied to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thin, gram-negative bacillus. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. The best known form is the bubonic plague and it is named after buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, which are characteristics of the plague in the groin or neck or armpit....   [tags: Disease, Epidemic]

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The Development Of Epidemic Control, Urbanism And Medical Advancement

- Johnson (2006), describes how the development of epidemic control, urbanism and medical advancement has been possible, following the London epidemic which had the potential to destroy England in the 19th century. Not to mention, the lifestyle, life-expectancy and cultural understanding of health is incomparable than what anybody today will experience. With limited medical knowledge and no technological advancements, people thought, acted and pursued everything with a different perspective. Sanitation was not an everyday concern and most did not have enough water to drink, because wells where the only viable option to obtain water....   [tags: Medicine, Epidemiology, Infectious disease]

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Hepatitis C : The Silent Epidemic

- Hepatitis C : The Silent Epidemic Introduction      Did you know that over two hundred million people are infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Unfortunately it is true, and twenty five thousand more are infected each year. Out of these victims, three are acquaintances of mine. They are why I chose to research this Silent Epidemic. In this paper you will not only learn about the virus itself, but also ways to recognize and prevent it. The goal of this is to prevent the further spread of this disease, and furthermore to make you aware of your options if infected....   [tags: Health Medical Medicine Essays ]

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Pox American The Great Smallpox Epidemic Of 1775-82

- During the years of the Revolutionary War which transformed thirteen former British colonies into a new nation, a disturbing epidemic of smallpox was transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people across the American continent. Elizabeth Fenn, in her book titled “Pox Americana: The Great smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82”, explains the shattering smallpox epidemic of 1775-1782 and argues that smallpox was an enormous shaper of empires. Following its path discloses the network of connections between populations and other human activities that extended across not just British colonial America, but the whole continent....   [tags: North America, United States, Americas, Mexico]

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Economic Impact of the 1918 Epidemic of Spanish Flu

- Over the course of history, illnesses and pandemics have had a tremendous economic impact. Economic historians often struggle to calculate the economic impact of these events however, due to the lack of accurate records. The exception is the flu epidemic of 1918, which had a long lasting and significant impact on the world economy. In a ten month period stretching from late 1918 into early 1919, over 40 million people worldwide died as a result of the flu epidemic, about 4% of the world’s population....   [tags: illnesses and pandemics in history]

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The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America

- The Epidemic of Steroid Abuse in America We as a people are preoccupied with the notion of greatness. Our role models are athletes, actors and actresses, and other figures in the public eye. Many of us often desire to be better off than our current state; to look better, to be in better shape, etc… We compete with each other for jobs, for mates, for grades, for parking spots, and in sporting activities. This competitive nature is a way of life, especially in sporting activities, often learned as a child and built upon throughout adulthood....   [tags: Athletic Athletes Sports Juice]

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Anorexia and Bulimia - A Growing Epidemic

- Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In their minds they are beyond doubt obese....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia]

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The Epidemic of Teen Suicide in America

-      Every year, thousands of youth die in the United States, not by cancer, car accidents, and other diseases, but by their own hand. These people make the choice that they want to die and they take their own life. Suicide, the term given to the act of killing oneself, is the third leading cause of death among people that are 15 to 25 years of age. It is estimated that 500,000 teenagers try to kill themselves during the course of one year. During the adolescent years, normal teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic: Constructed for the Benefit of the Medical Industry

- Introduction The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2014). 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: health, food, underweight]

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The Silent Killer of African Americans: The Epidemic of HIV/AIDS

- The epidemic of HIV/AIDS has been a repeat offender in the deaths of many people worldwide, African Americans, specifically, have been disproportionately impacted by this virus since it was first discovered in the early 1980s. Despite African Americans only being accountable for a small portion of the total U.S. population, they are the ethnic group most greatly affected by this virus. The HIV and AIDS epidemic does not simply target African American males, but over the years has grown to greatly affect black women, gay and bisexual men and the youth as well....   [tags: victims, poor, virus]

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America Is A County Where The Prevailing Narrative Of The Obesity Epidemic

- America is a county where the prevailing narrative revolves around the individual’s ability to overcome adversity and to find success amidst that adversity. The American dream perpetuates the ideals of opportunity, upward social mobility, and the merits of hard work, regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. We strive for and nearly idolize models of success and claim few obstacles between our current status and the achieving such standards; in fact, American society literally idolizes supermodels and prizes thinness as the ideal body type....   [tags: Obesity, Body shape, Nutrition, Social class]

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Aids: Epidemic Of The Century

- INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that AIDS is indeed the epidemic of the century. Not only are there many supporting facts and data, visiting urban cities and third world countries prove this point. Furthermore, AIDS is not only highly infectious, it is also the first major incurable epidemic throughout this biomedical revolution that mankind is going through. This epidemic might actually be the one that will completely wipeout the third world. Scientists, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find a cure to this epidemic but in the mean time we have to find a way to deal with it, if possible....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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The Flu Epidemic F 1918

- Walking down any given street in the year 1918 between the months of June and December, one would take notice of coffins lining the sidewalks. Nobody was on the streets, and dead bodies were stuffed into every available space. The Flu Epidemic of 1918 not only was the most devastating event of the twentieth century, but propelled the United States to search for a vaccine that has not yet been found, causing concern that the flu will strike again. Influenza has been around almost as long as people have walked the earth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops

- Rates of Epidemic Infection Drops Breaking news today as the New York Times reports a drop in the rate of infection of what is now being called Spanish Influenza. More than 900 fewer cases in the past 24 hrs were reported by the New York Times today, with a total decrease in 91 deaths. This 20 percent drop resulted in only 3,362 reported cases of influenza as of October 21. As New Yorkers breathe a quick sigh of relief, the rest of the nation shudders on what has become an epidemic spread of the grippe, normally common this time of year but never before so deadly....   [tags: Spanish Influenza Journalism Media Essays]

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A Developing Epidemic in Argentina

- A Developing Epidemic in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--December is one of the loveliest times of year in the southern hemisphere of South America. On a typical summer day on a warm, Sunday afternoon, residents of Buenos Aires enjoy a relaxing jaunt along the Avenida de Mayo where one can browse the numerous shops of rare antiquities or simply retire to drinking tea in front of one of the many cafes along the avenue. Families with boisterous children picnic within the many public parks and gardens and bask in the warm sun....   [tags: Buenos Aires Journalism Influenza Health Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- Imagine a world where a school aged child can step out of their school and walk into a McDonalds. A world where soda companies make millions of dollars a year by placing soda machines in schools. A world where 30.5 percent of adults are considered obese. A world where obesity is killing more people than smoking. What if I told you this world is not in your imagination but is the world we live in today. Where would you turn to seek help for this epidemic. Some say the government should take charge of the situation like in the cases of seatbelt and smoking laws....   [tags: Obesity in the United States]

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Childhood Obesity is an Epidemic

- Today, approximately 25 percent of children and teenagers are obese and the number is on the rise. Since the 1960’s childhood obesity has increased by 54 percent in children ages six to eleven. In children twelve to seventeen it has increased by 39 percent. (Silberstein, 1) Childhood obesity is so prevalent among these age groups that it has reached epidemic proportions. One cause of childhood obesity is genetics. Children who have parents or siblings who are overweight have an increased risk of becoming obese themselves....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- An obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity has a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be attributed to genetics, portion size as well as food available and cost, and laziness....   [tags: Overweight Obese Health Fat Essays]

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A Report On The Aids Epidemic Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia ( Pcp )

- The CDC published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 5, 1981 describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), accompanied by other unusual infections, in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. By the time the report was published, two of the men had died. This marked the first official reporting of what is now known as the AIDS epidemic. It wasn’t until September 24, 1982, however, when the CDC used the term AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) for the first time....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Pneumocystis pneumonia]

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Obesity : An Epidemic Running Rampant Across The United States

- There is an epidemic running rampant across the United States and most people do not know the effects it has on society; this epidemic is none other than obesity. In the last thirty-five years, the obesity rate has more than tripled. Obesity has many ill effects and is the cause of many diseases. Washington Post journalist Wil Haygood, elaborates, “A lot of our medications are for ‘disease states,’ such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, things that can be adversely affected by increased weight” (411)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health care, Health]

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Ethics and the Cheating Epidemic

- Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to m...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in America

- In this research paper we will be looking at the topic of obesity and the social ramifications that it holds. We will first look at obesity in a broad way. Then we will focus on obesity and its effects on children. And finally, obesity and adulthood will be covered. The topic of obesity is important to the field of sociology because obese people make up a significant portion of the world’s population. In addition, the manner in which obese people are treated has a significant effect on society as a whole....   [tags: Obesity in the United States]

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Animal Abuse: The Quiet Epidemic

- The Quiet Epidemic Animal abuse is a quiet epidemic that is spreading throughout the world. The amount of animal abuse is growing and we must do something to stop it. Animal abuse is not putting a choke collar on a dog to keep it from biting an individual; it is not killing an animal for food. Animal abuse is the knowing or intentional "(1) tortures or serious overworks [of] an animal"; the "(2) failing unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal; [or] (6) causes one animal to fight with another" (Title 3)....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Fast Food Industry Is Responsible For The Health And Obesity Epidemic

- How many Americans do you think eat at fast food restaurants daily. How many Americans have experienced weight gain and health issues of the years. We as Americans are overweight and unhealthy who is to blame. We want to believe that McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy’s etc. is the reason why we are fat. But the truth is that we are becoming overweight and unhealthy because of the lack of responsibility over our own diet and eating habits. In the essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko he, believes that the fast food industry is responsible for the health and obesity epidemic in America....   [tags: Fast food, Nutrition, Food, Fast food restaurant]

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Heroin Epidemic : A Dangerous Effect On People 's Health

- James Wilson talks about the “heroin epidemic”. The price and supply plays a role in the decline of heroin use. The veteran in Vietnam uses to consume heroin which leads to many deaths in 1970. Heroin has a dangerous effect on people’s health (Luper and Brown, p. 435). According to Wilson, cocaine a.k.a. crack is worse than heroin because of its side effects and it’s dangerous. He points out Douglas Besharow regarding the fetus and mother health to cocaine use. Besharow says that when a mother is pregnant and consume cocaine, it may damage the fetus’s brain and cause long-term consequences....   [tags: Drug addiction, Heroin, Morphine, Addiction]

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Food Marketing And Advertising Effects On The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- Food marketing and advertising has had a direct impacts on the childhood obesity epidemic. There are many different ways that the food marketing business has addressed kids to their product. Food marketing and advertising has reached out to kids through their commercials, celebrities, health claims, internet, and packaging. These ways of food marketing and advertising has made a long term effect on children today. Children spend a lot of time watching television which is one of the main factors in the childhood obesity epidemic....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Marketing, Infomercial]

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The Obesity Epidemic : Fad Diets And Weight Loss Schemes

- In today’s fast-paced society, people have less time for food preparation and eating healthy meals. The ever-increasing numbers of fast food restaurants with full parking lots and grocery stores’ freezers filled with frozen meals make it apparent that nutrition is a problem in this country. Obesity has become a growing issue, showing up in a great deal of adults and an increasing number of children. People develop their food choices and eating patterns while growing up, so, as adults, they find it is difficult to break these habits or make dietary changes....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Weight loss]

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The Epidemic As A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern

- In February 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the ongoing Zika epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This means that the Zika virus is a topic that needs to be addressed immediately and it needs a response internationally. The Zika virus is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Figure 1). The zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus.8 The first outbreak of the Zika virus was in 2007 as the virus was first reported in the Island of Yap and began to spread through south-east Asia (Figure 2)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, United States, Infant]

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Understanding and Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding the HIVS/AIDS Epidemic

- In 1985, due to the complaints and fears of parents and teachers, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac in Kokomo, Indiana was expelled from middle school when his Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) diagnosis became public knowledge. In 1986, forty-one years after the Holocaust, conservative journalist William F. Buckley, Jr. proposed that “…everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm, to protect common-needle users, and on the buttocks, to prevent the victimization of other homosexuals”....   [tags: Social Pariahs, Testing Results]

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Obesity Epidemic Of The United State And Developing Countries

- Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United State and developing countries. Based on the diet recommendations established by the United States Department of Agriculture, only 2 percent of children have a healthy diet. According to the CDC if a child is in the 85th to less than 95th percentile they are considered overweigh, and any child above the 95th percentile is considered obese. The Oxford Journal states that “The availability of abundant, energy-rich processed food in the last few decades, has resulted in a sharp rise in the prevalence of obesity in westernized countries.”(Walley) Childhood obesity can be the result of five different things; they are an unhealthy diet, insuf...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food, Genetics]

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Childhood Obesity And Its Effects On The Obesity Epidemic

- In the past fifty years, childhood obesity has shown an upwards trend in both developed and developing countries. Childhood obesity refers to the unhealthy overweightness of a child due to excess fat. Being obese is different from being overweight though; obese indicates an unhealthy excess of fat, and overweight indicates an excess in weight for what is considered normal which is not exclusively associated with fat. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that can affect the physical and emotional health of individuals in both the adolescent and adult years....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Blood sugar]

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We Must Solve the Obesity Epidemic in America

- There is no question that obesity is a big problem in today’s society, but whom or what's to blame. Is it the big food corporation, lack of education, or are the people to blame. The fact of the matter is that the obesity epidemic is caused of many different factors. All it means is that it will be a harder problem to fix, but it shouldn’t deter anyone from tackling this problem head on. If people don't, the consequences from ignoring something this immense can be devastating—it’s time to stop talking and time to take action....   [tags: health, obesity, unhealthy]

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Combating Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in America

- In order to combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in America, a series of subsidies and social programs promoting and mandating nutrition and exercise for weight loss should be created with the trillion dollar budget. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in America is rising and has doubled over the last 30 years to 23 million (Campbell). Currently, it costs the nation about $90 billion a year to treat the complications of type 2 diabetes (Hoerger). Added with the co-morbidities of type 2 diabetes, namely cardiovascular disease, obesity, and kidney failure, it becomes apparent that drastic measures are needed....   [tags: Health]

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Obesity Epidemic Among The Lower Class Groups

- The obesity disease has risen to epidemic proportions and is raising concern in the health sector worldwide. The condition is common among both children and adults. It is true that the majority of the people need to be educated in changing their lifestyle to help combat this disease. The main cause of obesity is poor nutrition. Most people have poor lifestyle habits in relation to eating, which contributes to the obese condition. People have various eating habits according to their culture and financial means....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Malnutrition, Food]

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Personal Experience During The Swine Flu Epidemic

- Personal Experience As a child, I never experienced racism it wasn’t until my teenage years when I started to take notice to the prejudice that occurs in America. It probably never affected me before this time because I am white, however, I’ve seen it happen to kids I went to school with and friends of mine. The one occurrence of racism that deeply affected me took place in 2009 during the swine flu epidemic. I rode the bus with this kid who I have previously encountered in the past name Augusto....   [tags: United States, African American, Race, Racism]

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Cultural Factors and America’s Obesity Epidemic

- Cultural factors are a contributing factor in the cause of the obesity epidemic in America as it continues to be a reoccurring topic of conversation due to a high prevalence of overweight individuals. Culture, the learned values, beliefs, attitudes and practices in which are well accepted by society, is looked upon as a fast-paced lifestyle in the U.S. compared to other cultures. This expeditious lifestyle where convenience, easiness, and quick fixes seem to be right for any situation supports America’s obesigenic society, leading to increased health problems in the future....   [tags: Obesity Essays]

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Mass Incarceration : A Serious Epidemic For A Long Period Of Time

- Mass Incarceration has been a serious epidemic for a long period of time and it continues to escalate as times goes on with no progress of any changes being set in stone within the criminal justice system. Mass incarceration has cause a heavy weight into the country’s debt and the people’s pocket too because within each year the government spends about $80 billion dollars on incarceration, which in turn means each U.S. resident spends about $260 dollars each year on the justice system (Picchi, 2016)....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Richard Nixon, Prison]

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Gun Control Is A Huge Epidemic For The United States Of America

- B) Thesis statement: Gun control is a huge epidemic for the United States of America. The second amendment. The second amendment states "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Which states that American citizens can be able to carry firearms. I am against gun control because they are too many instincts when a mass shooting will happen and it could have been promoted with strict gun control laws....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Obesity Epidemic Is A Small Town, Fighting An Obesity Crisis

- Manchester, Kentucky is a small town, fighting an obesity crisis. “The national obesity rate for adults is 24 percent; in Manchester and surrounding Clay County, it’s been estimates to be as high as 52 percent” (407 Haygood). Some of the issues in the town are, that the residents do not want to acknowledge, or are ignorant of the issue of obesity. Other issues in this town include limited physical activity, and poor food choices. Certain aspects of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign could change the obesity crisis in Manchester, if they are portrayed in the right manner....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Michelle Obama]

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Obesity Is An Epidemic That Affect Much Of Our Society Today

- Obesity is an epidemic that’s affecting much of our society today, including children. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of American adults today are dealing with obesity. Obesity is more common amongst middle aged adults, because as you age your metabolism slows down, which helps you break down chemicals when you eat. When your metabolism slow down, this leads to chemicals being stored as fat, which leads to obesity. The disease also leads to other health risks; including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and stroke....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Health]

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A National Epidemic Is Occurring, The War Between Food And People

- A national epidemic is occurring, the war between food and people. In the United States, about “32% of children (from 2 to 19 years old) are obese” (Bernadac 1). As the years continue to go on the rate of obese children are increasing as well. In the past the problem did not have much consideration due to a low rate of affected children. Now families are suffering the long-term consequences of having an obese child. Some of those health effects are “Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis” (CDC 1)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Junk food]

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The Church Must Church Stop the Pornograhy Epidemic in America

- Pornograhy consumption has increased markedly over the last few decades, primarily due to advent and popularity of regular, affordable, and high speed internet connections (Eberstadt & Layden 13; "The History of Modern Pornography."). While pornography has been around for thousands of years, never has porn been as used or abused (8). This increase in usage is causing more problems than it is solving. Healthy perceptions of sexuality are being skewed as people are now relying on porn’s vivid and explicit images to provide sexual education, causing true intimacy to be lost amidst a desensitized sexual libido (Struthers 1; “What’s Wrong With Pornography?” 1; Dubinsky 1; Zillmann 27)....   [tags: Anti Porn Essays]

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Children Are Suffering From A Hidden Epidemic Of Child Abuse

- Child Abuse There are many issues that our society faces like welfare, health care, unemployment, racial issues and so much more. But what about an issue that starts and ends with a child, child abuse is something that people tend to draw attention to but not as much as you think they would. As the years go by child abuse has more than tripled over the past ten years and the most authoritative figures have done to eradicate the problem is simply to send child services to the household but in result they come out empty handed....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Children Are Suffering From A Hidden Epidemic Of Child Abuse

- Child Abuse There are many issues that our society faces like welfare, health care, unemployment, racial issues and so much more. But what about an issue that starts and ends with a child, child abuse is something that people tend to draw attention to but not as much as you think they would. As the years go by child abuse has more than tripled over the past ten years and the most authoritative figures have done to eradicate the problem is simply to send child services to the household but in result they come out empty handed....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse]

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The Growing Epidemic Of Overweight Minors And Increased Medical Costs

- With the growing realization that our children are exposed to less physical activity and a sedimentary lifestyle, it is no wonder that obesity among school aged children have tripled in the last 30 years (Centers for Disease Control. 2012). Part of this is due to the decline of nutritional food being offered children in school, as well as the lack of availability of healthy ingredients. At the same time, many providers are using high fructose sugar, from which many foods can be made and sold cheaper....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, High-fructose corn syrup]

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America 's Obesity Epidemic Is A Hot Topic These Days

- America’s obesity epidemic is a hot topic these days. Many people, experts or not, offer an opinion on the best solution to our nation’s weight gain, two of them being Michael Pollan and Michael Moss. Pollan and Moss present different opinions on the subject and offer solutions to the issue. Although Pollan’s article has good points, Moss’s article does a much better job of discussing obesity and providing a viable solution. In Escape from the Western Diet, Pollan discusses how Americans have become obese due to their diet of mainly processed foods....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Obesity, Junk food]

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An Epidemic Of Laziness And Irresponsibility Has Struck Seniors Worldwide

- In school, students are faced with different oppositions and mixed emotions. Seniors enter their last year of high school with hopes of fun, unforgettable nights, but forget that grades and attendance are required to be maintained. An epidemic of laziness and irresponsibility has struck seniors worldwide. This condition is known as senioritis. Common signs and symptoms of senioritis include poor grades, increased absences, and fits of abnormal behavior. The causes and effects of senioritis depend upon each individual....   [tags: High school, Education, University, College]

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