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Creatine Supplements and it’s Health Concerns

- In the late 1990s three college wrestlers died during training in a six week time period. The first suspect for the cause of death was a fairly new nutritional supplement called creatine that the three young men were believed to have been taking. Being a relatively new supplement, was it fair to point the finger at supplemental creatine use. Or was the possible side effects too much to look past. The New York Times article talks about college wrestling and the extreme efforts that the athletes take to cut weight....   [tags: Health ]

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Health Concerns for Children in Maricopa Arizona

- Health Concerns for Children in Maricopa, Arizona: Health Concerns for Children in Maricopa Arizona: Obesity and Access for Care Obesity in children is a growing crisis in our society. It has become an alarming concern for both communities and health care organizations. There are a number of ways to improve eating habits and encourage healthier choices. Making healthier foods accessible in groceries stores is one example. Our First Lady, Michelle Obama used the following quote during her speech in Chicago to call attention to the lack of healthy food stores in some communities in Chicago....   [tags: obesity, access for care, obesity epidemic]

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Health Concerns Of Gmos And Farmer Prosperity

- Health Concerns of GMOs and Farmer Prosperity About 70% of food produced by farmers contains genetically modified organisms (GMO Facts). Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, are organisms “whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetically engineering so that it’s DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there” ( Farmers rely heavily on the consumption of their products to keep their businesses thriving, by genetically altering seeds in order to preserve crops, reduce pest destruction, save time using heavy machinery, minimize energy by reducing pollution emissions, and to reduce the work of the farmers themselves....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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Public Health Concerns with the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

- Sexuality is an essential part of being a human being. Passionate emotions such as love, affection and sexual intimacy contribute to our overall well being and our healthy relationships. However, with these positive aspects of human sexuality, there are also several illness and unintended consequences that can severely affect our sexual health. With the incidence rate for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on the rise, it is important to address the public health concerns that are associated with disease....   [tags: Health, Vaccine, Sexuality]

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Health Issues And Concerns For Teenagers

- There are many health issues and concerns for teenagers. Many health issues are related to illegal substances but everyday food is just as big of a danger. Obesity is sweeping the nation and its due to all of the amount of junk food, fast food, and sweets that are promoted and sold every day. In the United States the number of teenagers that are obese is increasing rapidly. 18% of teen from ages 12 to 19 are obese. That is tripling teen obesity in 1980. 30% of kids from ages 6 to 19 years old are obese....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Fast food]

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Health Concerns in Austrialia

- Political Variables: Health is one the most essential and controversial issues in Australia politics and in this case it leads to the conflict between the Commonwealth and the State government. The Primary Health Care Reform in Australia, Report to Support Australia's First National Primary Health Care Strategy 2009 report says the Australian health care system is multi-tiered and is comprised of organizations that are funded and organized by a range of different methods including Government (publicly funded) and Private Sector (privately funded)....   [tags: reform, nurses, practitioners]

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Childhood Obesity And The Overall Physical And Mental Health Concerns

- There are many outside sources that affect one’s weight, for example, genes play an evident role on someone’s weight, but in the recent decades, this issue has been at the forefront of concern for a number of reasons. One of the most important is childhood obesity in conjunction with the overall physical and mental health concerns that this disease carries. If we look at the development of a child they are essentially made up to be more active due to how quickly their body can heal along with how they have higher energy levels compared to a 25 year old....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body shape, Adipose tissue]

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Childhood Obesity And The Overall Physical And Mental Health Concerns

- There are many outside sources that effect one’s weight for example, genes play a huge role on someone’s weight, but in the recent decades this issue has been at the forefront of concern for a number of reasons. One of the most important is childhood obesity and the overall physical and mental health concerns that this disease carries. If we look at the development of a child they are essentially made up to be more active due to how quickly their body can heal and how they have higher energy levels compared to a 25 year old....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body shape, Childhood obesity]

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Environmental and Health Concerns Relating to Wind Turbines

- The observation of nature and the formulation of a hypothesis is the back bone of many scientific experiments today. This allows for many observers or scientists to product a conclusion based on statistical results of the phenomenal (SOURCE). The result of the scientific method has produced much technological advancement and has solved many practical problems (Bocking, 2006). Many inventions by science has given power to scientist and their work, this “authority of science” as Bocking (2006) describes it, allows power to reside in science and allows for it to be trustworthy enough to be part of many political decisions....   [tags: CWEA, CBFA, turbines]

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Environmental And Health Concerns Over Pesticide And Fertilizer

- Conventional or Organic foods lets debate, Studies have found that consumers who choose organic foods over conventional produce foods for several reasons including, but not limited to, environmental and health concerns over pesticide and fertilizer. In addition, conventional practices, and perceived improved nutritional value of organic foods. Since consumers are willing to pay more money for organic foods, because people believe organic is better and more nutritious. Retail studies: A few of these studies have reported increased vitamin C and mineral content such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and sodium, in organic foods (mostly fruits and vegetables) as compared to conventional foods....   [tags: Nutrition, Vitamin, Vegetable, Leaf vegetable]

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Dietary Guidelines For American Health Concerns And The Nutrition Needs Of Specific Populations

- Every 5 years a new and refined edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans which evolves to address pressing public health concerns and the nutrition needs of specific populations (1). The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are basic recommendations set for Americans to live healthier life styles for all ages beginning as young as 2 years old. Many Americans know of the guidelines but fail to live by them, consequently causing possible heart attack, stroke, or cancer, some of the leading cause of death in the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Public health]

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Public Health: Ethical Concerns and Potential Barriers

- Introduction Public health is an important aspect of human life and there is need for the healthcare practitioners to ensure that they give proper healthcare services to human beings in ensuring their protection. Public health is an art and a science mandated with the responsibility of preventing disease thereby prolonging life of an individual and promotion of the health through different health organizations, societies, public, and private (Aginam, 2005). The major part of public is dealing in the disease prevention rather than curing since the practitioners believe in the core principle that prevention is better than cure....   [tags: Health Care ]

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Worldwide Public Health Concerns: Osteoporosis

- Osteoporosis is a serious, worldwide public health concern which has the potential to affect any individual in advancing age. Currently it is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease1; which includes 10 million Americans over the age of 502. According to an epidemiology review done by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, "30% of all postmenopausal women have osteoporosis in the United States and in Europe. At least 40% of these women and 15-30% of men will sustain one or more fragility fractures in their remaining lifetime3"....   [tags: disease of the bones]

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Sports, Athletes, and Weight Loss: Health Concerns

- Weight Loss by Athletes and Health Concerns Waking up, sophomore Mike Fumagalli would peel off the garbage bags and layers of clothing he had worn to bed the night before hoping to "sweat away" some extra weight. Throughout the day, he would ask teachers to use their trashcans and would spit constantly. Sometimes, he would even cut his hair or sit in a sauna, all to lose a couple more pounds. Many people may wonder why someone would go to such extreme measures just to lose a few pounds. For Fumagalli, the answer was simply: "Everyone likes to win....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]

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Protecting Society And Federally Convicted Women With Mental Health Concerns

- Protecting Society and Federally Sentenced Women with Mental Health Concerns: An Analysis Social workers are guided by the Canadian Association of Social Workers ' (CASW) Code of Ethics. In accordance with the Code of Ethics, Social Workers share a set of values that include respecting the inherent dignity and worth of all persons and valuing the pursuit of social justice (Canadian Association of Social Workers [CASW], 2005a). In practice, Social Workers strive for the best interests of clients, encourage self-determination, and advocate for social change (CASW, 2005b)....   [tags: Sociology, Criminal justice, Social work]

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Should Homosexuality be Declared Illegal Around the World?

- Legality of Homosexuality Homosexuality is a form of sexuality in which the one gender is sexually or physically attracted toward another person of the same gender. Some people argue that homosexuality should be made illegal; others disagree, and want it to be a legal practice. Practicing homosexuality can lead to many health issues. Homosexuality is slowly starting to become illegal in many countries around the world because the governments are realizing many health issues lie within homosexuality....   [tags: health concerns]

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Suicide Rates in Kent & Sussex County Among Youth Ages 12-24 Part 1

- Introduction According to Fowler, Crosby, Parks, and Ivey (2013), suicide and nonfatal suicidal ideations are significant public health concerns for adolescents and young adults. While the onset of suicidal behaviors is observed as young as six years of age, rates of death and nonfatal injury resulting from suicidal behavior are moderately low until 15 years of age (Fowler et al., 2013). According to Fowler et al (2013), the most current available statistics in the United States (U. S.) reported suicide as the third leading cause of death among youth aged 10-14 and 15-19 years, and it was the second leading cause of death among persons aged 20-24 years....   [tags: public health concerns for adolescents]

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The Start of Banfield Pet Hospital: SWOT Analysis

- Corporate name, founding date, founding leaders Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1955 by Warren J. Wegert (Banfield Pet Hospital, 2013). The start of Banfield Pet Hospital The hospital was founded with a vision to provide high quality veterinary medicine. In 1987, Scott Campbell purchased Banfield with $2 million in revenues already invested (Banfield Pet Hospital, 2013). In 1994, the pet store chain PetSmart, teamed up with MMI to open the Banfield Pet Hospital within their stores....   [tags: veterinarians, health concerns]

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Mental Health Is Becoming An Issue Of Great And National Concerns

- Mental health is becoming an issue of great and national concerns in most countries. With new research and developments in the fields of mental health experts have realized there are many mental disorders. Some countries and mostly in Africa and Asia mental illness is not considered a disease like other parts of the world. People who exhibit serious mental disorders are usually mistreated and those who exhibit mild ones are never diagnosed, and continue with life without needed help. In a nutshell, we can say that there is very little that is known about mental disorders apart from the various misconceptions that have been passed through generations....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Halon Vs PhostrEx

- Halon Vs PhostrEx Halon has been the choice for aviation around the world for years, but it’s known for effects of depleting the ozone and is evaluated for human health concerns. In results, this gives the Aviation community a different approach when using Halon fire suppression systems aboard aircraft and finding its replacement agent. But finding a replacement agent will not be easy due to the current use of halon on board aircraft around the world. Task groups which are a part of the International Halon Replacement Working Group (IHRWG), has proposed several agents to the FAA in testing on board aircraft....   [tags: Aviation Community, Health Concerns]

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Obesity in The United States

- In view of the alarming increasing in the rise of obesity and the resulting public health concern, governments should take an active role in controlling what we eat. In view of the alarming increasing in the rise of obesity and the resulting public health concern, governments should take an active role in controlling what we eat. This is a very a controversial topic and at first I said to myself why should I care it is the people’s choice to die, but then I realized that someday my grandchildren will be fat and they will inevitably get married to fat people....   [tags: public health concerns, nutrition]

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The Negative Effects of Obesity

- ... 1.3 Obesity in Static Balance The amount of research examining postural balance in adults is lacking, with a primary focus on anteroposterior measures of stability during quiet double leg stance. Teasdale et al. (2007) using obese adults and McGraw et al. (2000) using obese adolescents found that reduced obesity improved quiet double stance balance control using a variety of stability measures and the improvement correlated significantly with the reduction of weight loss. Singh et al. (2009) reported that obese subjects had impaired postural control as measured by increased sway of the center of pressure during stance....   [tags: world health concerns]

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For Better or Worse: Genetically Modified Organisms

- ... And then leads into long term health effects if humans continue to consume genetically altered plants and animals. The same can be said for animals, especially insects. Important insects such as bees, butterflies, and ladybugs are consuming genetically altered plants that are grown to repel insects and this causes the good insects to decline in population. The insects that the plants were intended to repel them evolve to tolerate the pesticide and essentially become super insects, thus farmers need to increase the use of pesticides on their crops....   [tags: health and environmental concerns]

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Correlation between Synthetic Estrogen in Beef and Prematrue Menstruation in Girls

- ... Even though cattle producers say there is no direct correlation between premature puberty and the beef we consume, individuals are finding high levels of synthetic estrogen in the edible beef. This may be the reason young girls are becoming “women” at age eight. The dangers of eating beef with steroid injections may be the cause a wide range of health problems in humans. Although using synthetic steroids is not a new concept, finding whether the drugs negatively affect humans is still being decided upon by scientists....   [tags: health concerns in humans]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

- COPD is a major health concern, globally, causing mortality and morbidity worldwide. According to Global Obstructive Lung Disease is the fourth leading cause, causing prematurely death from the disease or the complications of the disease. In 2010, COPD was estimated to account for 3.1% of burden and 5.5% of deaths worldwide. From systematic reviews it can be shown that the increasing prevalence of COPD two decades before is due to the increase of smoking habits and an aging population due to fewer deaths from communicable diseases....   [tags: global health concerns]

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Re-Evaluating Fast Food

- ... The nutritional content of these meals is very questionable. The foods are highly processed and full of calories and sodium. It is easy to consume 1500 calories from one meal alone. Remember that the general calorie recommendation is set at 1500 to 1800 calories per day. One Burger King meal can contain a total of about 1844 calories and approximately 35 grams of fat. However, the food is easily accessible, leading people to place Pizza Hut and McDonalds in their cafeteria as a more affordable option....   [tags: obesity issues, preventable health concerns]

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Environmental Justice Communication

- Environmental Justice Communication: Conceptualizing the Environment from a Cultural Framework Most Americans conjure imagery of a planet replete with pristine wilderness, crystal blue oceans, fresh air, and verdant forests when they think about the natural environment. In recent decades, this description is becoming increasingly applicable only to certain areas of the United States because poor and minority communities are overwhelmingly subjected to dangerous environmental hazards. As such, the concept of environmental racism has become a major issue affecting every aspect of their lives because of their placement and proximity to environmentally dangerous areas such as landfills, toxic wa...   [tags: risks and health concerns, environmental racism]

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Pathology and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

- The pulmonary vasculature contains arteries and arterioles, which branch in the lungs to create a dense capillary bed to provide blood flow. The pulmonary capillary bed is a high-volume, low-pressure, low-resistance system that delivers blood to and from the lungs via the arterial and venous circulation systems. The right ventricle of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the pulmonary artery and to the lungs so it can be oxygenated while the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues....   [tags: health concerns, causes]

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How Do Weather Patterns Affect Seasonal Sports?

- ... To help prevent EHI players in the affected areas are only allowed 2 hours of full contact training per week, also players have to have a 3 day camp to acclimatize themselves to the heat of the summer, the same rapid response team is called to a heat stroke as a heart attack as a result of the increase of casualty rates caused by EHI. What areas are affected the most. Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas are the four overall best states for college football but they are also the most affected by climate change these are states that are projected to experience 150-180 days a y...   [tags: global warming, health concerns]

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The Sleep Disorders

- Sleep disorders are an underestimated public health concern considering that fifty to seventy million Americans are affected. Technological advances in the field of sleep have facilitated various theories to explain the need for and the purpose of sleep. Scientist have uncovered many types of sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Sleep disorders affect men ,women, children, the elderly, and the obese in different ways. Factors such as the number of children and the effects of menopause have been studied to determine their effects on sleep....   [tags: underestimated public health concerns]

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Tuberculosis Is Still Alive and Thriving

- Tuberculosis is a major health concern that causes over 2 million deaths worldwide and infects approximately 9 million individuals a year.1 There has been a steady increase in the prevalence of this disease which can be attributed in part to the increasing number of people who are infected with HIV, bacterial resistance to medications, increased travel and immigration from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis, and the increase in the number of homeless and drug users.1 Tuberculosis is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which can affect every organ in the body, though predominantly affecting the lungs.2 There are seven species which compromise the genus Mycobacterium,...   [tags: major health concerns around the world]

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Genetically Modified Foods Good or Bad?:

- ... Superweeds are a term used to describe weeds with an incredible resistance to herbicides used to kill them. In in an interview done by Live Science Anne Yonkers said "We should be using the precautionary principle with GMOs, and assume that GMOs have to be demonstrated to be good rather than assume that they are good.” (Yonkers 5), modified crops accelerated the evolution in weeds at an incredible rate making them develop resistance faster. A common weed called Palmer that grows near soybeans evolved to be resistance to glyphosate an active ingredient in many weed killers such as Roundup....   [tags: health concerns, GMOs, genetic engineering]

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Proud to Be an Obesemerican

- Proud to be an Obesemerican I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. —Morgan Spurlock Mr. Sanders retires from fast food and is now obese. He decides to get a checkup by me, Dr. Cerulli. “Hello, Mr. Sanders, It seems your health screening results have come in,” Dr. Cerulli said. “Sounds terrific,” Mr. Sanders said, with his over-sized checks clapping to his neck fat like an encore. “While Mr....   [tags: health issues and concerns ]

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Obesity, Wages, and the Labor Market

- The recent obesity epidemic in the United States has wide-ranging implications, and as more literature further validates this phenomenon, we can observe obesity’s real effects on the nation’s level of health and labor market outcomes. Economically, obesity drains valuable resources from the nation’s healthcare budget, decreases worker productivity through an increased number of missed work days, and forces employers to spend more on their health care plans for overweight employees. These factors prove that obesity forces taxpayers to forgo valuable income and consumption in order to subsidize higher medical costs and treatments for the obese....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic, United States, Health Concerns]

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Addressing The Healthcare Concerns Of Today

- There are several possible methods of addressing the healthcare concerns of today. I focused on three ways to address this issue. The first would it be to make electronic records universal. Secondly, focus on patient centered care. Lastly, start healthcare groups throughout the practice of medicine. Through the use of electronic records, no matter where a patient travels, their medical records should be made readily accessible worldwide. Blais and Hayes (2011) notated the following: Clients can carry a card that contains information about their insurance coverage, health status, medical history, medications, end-of-life decisions, emergency contact information, and demographic information....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health care provider]

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Concerns on Building the Keystone Pipeline

- In June of 2010, a plan to construct a pipeline that would run from Alberta, Canada through the center of the United States, making its way to its final destinations in Nederland, Texas, and Pakota, Illinois were finally commissioned. As an energy management major at the University of Oklahoma, I was intrigued to research the Keystone Pipeline and the plans that hinge alongside it. The plan to construct the pipeline that would connect the two countries certainly began with good intentions, however many people would disagree....   [tags: environmental and health issues]

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Vision, Skin, and Diabetes Are Middle-Aged Concerns

- ... Most type 2 diabetes occurs n the middle-aged adults, frequently after age 45. According to American Heart Association, over 230,000 U.S. deaths per year contributed by Diabetes. Many of the Type 2 diabetes are not aware they have the disease and may already have developed various health complications associated with it. There are many characteristics of developing pre diabetes. Some of risks are beyond individual’s control such as age, family history, race or ethnicity background and/or history of gestational diabetes....   [tags: health, symptoms, stress]

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Checking The Internet For Medical Concerns

- Checking the Internet for Medical Concerns: Reliable or Unreliable Many Americans confide in the internet for medical advice. Articles such as the New York Times “Are Medical Websites Healthful?” considers Self-diagnosis as an “easy way out” or “quick relief” option; while others argue that making an appointment benefits more in the long run. Between work, college, or even a family the internet solves the mystery at a quicker rate than going to see a doctor would. Medical websites benefit many people, while also causing to become hypochondriacs....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Internet, Health care]

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Ethical Concerns Among Hospitals And Doctors

- As noted by Lovrien & Peterson (2011), reinforcing the association that exists among hospitals and doctors remains a priority of concerns during this day and time among senior managers of these healthcare institutes. According to Lovrien & Patterson (2011), once this joint venture between doctors and hospitals has been effectively established, then the ability for improving the delivery structure, ensuring care is managed properly, and maintaining appropriate monetary profits can exist among those healthcare establishments....   [tags: Health care, Physician, Patient, Medicine]

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Case Study Concerns an Infant that Died due to the Wrong Medication Treat

- In sum,( Roberta Carroll’s , Risk Management Handbook for Health care Organizations), Case study concerns an infant who was prescribed a medication to treat congenital syphilis that was transmitted from the infant’s mother.( Roberta Carroll,2009) “The hospital did not have a complete medical history from the mother. A dosage of benezathine pen g 150,000 IM was written to be administered to the infant. All of the health professionals involved were unfamiliar with the medication and treatment procedures of this kind....   [tags: medicine dosis, nurse, health care, risk manager]

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Concerns of Longterm Cannabis Use

- Long-term use of cannabis has deleterious effects on the outcomes of health. THC can cause a wide variety of impacts on the cardiopulmonary and CNS systems. According to the American Lung Association, smoking marijuana can greatly increase the risk of lung cancer due to approximately 33 carcinogenic chemicals contained in marijuana (Roan, 2013). Like tobacco smoke, the smoke generated from smoking marijuana also can cause 4 times as much tar deposition inside the lungs when compared to tobacco smoke....   [tags: health, marijuana, abuse]

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History And Concerns Of Smoking Marijuana Around The Age Of 13

- AODA History/Concerns – Jarvell shared with this writer that he began smoking marijuana around the age of 13. This was around the time that his oldest, and only, brother was arrested for (and ultimately convicted of) crimes that would result in a 35 year sentence. Jarvell denies any other drug use. His mother had a history of cocaine abuse, which was a significant contributor to her strokes and current cognitive challenges. Although his brother also smoked marijuana, there are no other known drug or alcohol issues of significance in the immediate family....   [tags: Psychology, Mental health professional, Crime]

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Concerns of Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- ... Black woman's have the highest rate from any other group, even when comparing to Hispanic(21%)(Firth, J. (2012).Therefore, the epidemic of growing obesity is not primary based on health, but the social factors are contributing the affect of this phenomena. In addition its affecting Government polices and regulations, because then it lessens the “role of the state in healthcare and welfare provisions”.(Firth, J. (2012). The legals interventions promotes healthy campaigns to reduce obesity in many ways to reduce fats with healthier food programs for schools....   [tags: socioeconomic media, exercise, health]

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What Motivates Us As Well As Concerns Us About Pediatrics

- Working with children can be very different than working with adults. When working with children it is important to gain an understanding of the child, their family or care provider as well as the environment in which they are in. The purpose of this paper is to discuss what excites us as well as concerns us about pediatrics as well as discuss a nursing theory to guide our practice in pediatrics as well as provide a timeline of our activities. Excitement and Concerns Working with children can be very rewarding....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health care provider]

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The Rising Concerns of Underage Drinking

- Alcohol is a drink that possesses a seducing effect to tempt many citizens. Adults worldwide consume countless cans of beers, wine, vodkas, and other alcohol beverages. However, its luring quality has been secretly shared to minors, resulting to a problem called Underage Drinking. This situation has existed for quite some time. In the past, underage drinking was considered a miniscule crime, and wasn’t strictly restrained or monitored. As we continued to remain oblivious, numbers of adolescent drinkers have gradually increased as they used the tolerant rules to their advantage....   [tags: alcohol, health, wellness]

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Global Environmental Change and the Effect on Human Health

- Global Environmental change also known as global warming has been a rising concern for a while. The International Panel on Climate Change states that Environmental change is anthropogenic. The World Health organization defines anthropogenic climate change a cause of human and human activity. Major causes of environmental change throughout the world are the increase in Carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.1 In the past when looking at environmental change the main focus has been on the environment and the ozone layer of the earth, but climate change has a very immense effect on human health....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues and concerns]

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Health Implications Of Health And Health

- Our bodies are not simply a matter of biology when it comes to health problems. Health behaviors can come from a vast amount of sources. Our diet, hazardous habits, such as smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, physical activity that results in injury, and genetic hereditary concerns are factors we are used to acknowledging as the cause for our health decline. Biology is not the only factor that creates health issues in our bodies. It is intertwined with social and economic situations in complex ways that build upon each other to contribute to health issues as well....   [tags: Health care, Health, Personal life, Nutrition]

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The Determinants Of Health And Health

- Healthy People 2020 is geared towards betterment of health for the most citizens by year 2020.It is a carefully and exhaustively planned project by the different sectors of government and health agencies with the inclusion of the analyses of the determinants of health, and disparities, using different kind of public health models in order to make appropriate policies and programs that are feasible to implement and practical to abide for the benefit of the population served. Objectives & Brief Content Outline: With the knowledge that overall health cannot be substantially improved and disparities reduced without addressing the social determinants of health, this paper aims to (1) Define Heal...   [tags: Public health, Health, Health disparities]

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Health Issues Of Health Care

- When contemplating the vastness of social policies that could benefit from advocacy for policy change and a thoughtful, responsive audience, there is one topic that situates itself to the forefront of the list of policies needing major reform. This topic is that of health care resources available to those coping with mental health concerns. Though this population faces a variety of challenges such as housing/ homelessness, employment/ training opportunities and educational attainment to suggest a few, each challenge cycles into the next, effecting one another, disturbing how an individual can cope medically....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health economics]

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Health Care Is A Concern For Everyone

- Access to health care is a concern for everyone. At any given point one can become injured or ill and need medical services. On top of that, injuries and illnesses may require one to take a leave of absence from work to allow time to recover. In the U.S., many poor people, primarily those who are unable to work, or working in low-paying jobs that do not provide health benefits, continue to lack proper health care coverage. Due to the high cost of health care services, many uninsured go years without seeking proper medical care....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Medicine]

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Health Is A Concern For Everyone

- Health is a concern for everyone. At any given point during a person’s life, one can become injured or ill and need medical services. On top of that, injuries and illnesses may require one to take a leave of absence from work to allow time to recover. Moreover, health care services can become quite costly. Due to the high cost of health care, many poor people without coverage can go years without seeking proper medical care. Also, middle class people without proper coverage can easily plunge into poverty....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Medicine]

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Health Disparities And Advocate For Health Equity

- The words “Talent is universal, but opportunity is not” have grounded me towards my life goals and aspirations. Although an ongoing process, understanding my privileges and intersection of identities has allowed me to communicate cross-culturally and empower individuals from vulnerable populations. Throughout my undergraduate career, I contemplated ways to incorporate my desire to advocate for social justice, with my interest in observing the role social determinants of health contribute to health outcomes and disparities....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Health]

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Concerns in the Western Diet

- The western diet exists as a way of life for most Americans. The typical western diet is full of chemicals and unknown ingredients. Today it is not viewed as the most beneficial diet for humans to consume. Those who live on the western diet are exploding with health concerns. Some major health problems range from type two diabetes, high cholesterol, to being overweight. These health concerns are growing. Today, foods have many unknown ingredients and just really are not food. Michael Pollan discusses these issues in his book titled In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto....   [tags: Food Products, Food Chemicals]

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National Health And Local Health Department

- Each state health department and local health department will be different. They health concerns on a national level are the same but within each unique community there is a greater need for some things than others. For example my home state of Louisiana our state and local health department are very active and engaged with the public. As well many civic groups and Greek letter organizations contribute, through their community initiates. Each parish has their own Parish Human Services Authority which contribute to the State General fund, interagency transfers and Statutory Dedications....   [tags: Health, Public health, Health care, Medicine]

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Mental Health And Behavioral Health

- I recently received the email from Dr. Kuhl-D’Meener regarding how the company will grow beyond the designation that the company is currently at. A few social issues that really interest the youth these days would be regarding with mental and behavioral health. Although mental health and behavioral health are used interchangeably, mental health is considered to be a subset of behavioral health. For this purpose I will treat them as two separate entities. Partly why so much of the youth are concerned with mental and behavioral health because of the increasing awareness and importance of mental and behavioral health....   [tags: Psychology, Health care, Mental disorder]

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The First Wealth is Health

- For several decades, the United States has been stereotypically considered as a nation that continuously indulges in fast food and favors a sedentary lifestyle. Regrettably, this is an assumption that a large portion of the American population has proven to be true. In contrast, European nations have taken various political, legal, and social steps to avoid disastrous health consequences associated with erroneous diet and nutrition. The health of the American population has, for many years, been on a downward trod; however, modeling after Europe, numerous steps should be taken to protect food consumers within their homes and out in public and promote a healthy diet among the population....   [tags: Health ]

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Health Care System And The Health Of The Citizens

- Understanding Stakeholders This countries health care system was built by stakeholders, every part of it. The health care system was built to support the health of the citizens. Even more, the health care system was created to help those individuals who needed an extra hand with medical attention during and after the Great Depression. With that idea in mind, the health care system created by political players and supporters, or stakeholders, was intended to promote goodwill or assistance towards all those involved....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics]

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Health Policies And Health Policy

- Health Policy Values According to World Health Organization (WHO, 2015), “Health policy refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society” (p.1). The health policy can define a vision for the future. Nursing profession truthfully can take charge and make difference in the health policy. Nursing profession is the most trusted profession in the world. Nursing profession upholds the uppermost standards of honesty and ethical principle....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Barack Obama]

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Health of Canadian Aborigines

- As the world is becoming more industrialized, processed foods are becoming cheaper and easier to purchase. This shift in natural food availability is becoming a growing health concern for people around the world; however, Canadian aboriginal communities are feeling greater negative effects of food insecurity (FI). When people in a community do not have “physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”, they are considered food insecure (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1998)....   [tags: Health]

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Mental Health And Health Care Act

- Overview It has been estimated that 1 in 5 adults suffers from diagnosable mental health problems (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics in Quality (CBHSQ), 2015). These mental health problems can be disabling, severely affecting one’s ability to function, and causing increased health concerns resulting in early mortality (Mechanic, 2012; Walker, 2014). Even so, mental health treatment has been shown to be an underserved area of healthcare (Kesslar, Chui, Demler, Merkangas, & Walters, 2005)....   [tags: Health care, Mental disorder, Health economics]

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Health Literacy : Concept, Outcomes, And Health Professionals

- Health literacy: concept, outcomes, strategy and health professionals’ roles Introduction Health literacy plays an important role in individuals’ decision-making. The scope of health literacy does not limit to traditional medical perspective. In fact, it has extended from the basic understanding of diseases and medications to all aspects that affect health. As one of the key social determinants, health literacy has huge impact on health and well-being. Its influence is associated with disease prevention, healthy lifestyle promotion, policy making, etc....   [tags: Health care, Health, Public health]

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Mental Health And Health Care Providers

- However, there are some barriers that mental health providers could face due to the implementation of the HIPAA privacy rule. Health care providers face challenges in the use of EHRs due to privacy and security concerns (Shank et al. 251). Behavioral health providers believe that confidentiality is the most important factor in the medical field, particularly in mental health (Shank et al. 251). The biggest challenge that behavioral health care providers have faced is that data are being shared in improper ways or capturing by identity theft (Shank et al....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health care provider]

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The Health Problems And Health Service Issues That Are Associated With Homelessness

- Introduction This essay will discuss the health problems and health service issues that are associated with homelessness. Homelessness is an increasing concern as a public health issue in many western countries. This is mainly influenced by social factors which affects 100 million worldwide. (Badiaga, 2008). The legal definition of homelessness is associated with the right to a home, irrespective of the home condition and includes sleeping rough and sofa-surfing (Wilson and Mabhala, 2013). The 2002 Homelessness Act recommend the importance for housing authorities to assess and structure strategy for the homeless with different agencies involved to tackle problems such as employment, health,...   [tags: Public health, Medicine, Health, Health care]

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The Stigma Of Mental Health

- 13% of children between the ages of nine to seventeen experience anxiety in some way. 10-15 percent of experience symptoms of depressions. Exposure to stress related to acculturation does in fact raise the risk of anxiety and depression amongst the children of immigrants. (Perreira, Ornelas, 2011). 56% of children eligible for public health insurance are not enrolled (Perreira, Ornelas, 2011). Understanding the Stigma Mental health problems are prevalent across all communities. However, within immigrant communities they are not seen as priorities....   [tags: Health care, Health, Health insurance]

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The Community Health Nursing : Challenges That Impact The Health Of Communities

- The community health nurse faces many challenges that impact the health of communities. The community health nurse is adaptable and is able to provide care to a diverse population in all age groups with many different health needs. The community health nursing is population based, focuses on the greater good, health promotion, and disease prevention, and utilizes community resources. Healthy People 2010 is used by all public health nurses, alongside with other programs initiatives. Healthy People, 2010 objectives provide the direction and goals for all public health nurses, it is used as the guide and prioritizing activities for public health nurses....   [tags: Medicine, Public health, Epidemiology, Health]

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Consumer Health Informatics ( Chi )

- Consumer health informatics (CHI) is an up and coming field that utilizes technology and the internet, to provide health information to the public, and enhance healthcare making decisions (Flaherty, Hoffman-Goetz, & Arocha, 2015). The public is becoming more involved in their own care by having access to healthcare information 24/7 (Hebda & Czar, 2005). Furthermore, they are relying on the fact that the information they are given is accurate and up to date. Therefore, it is extremely important that the consumers are able to evaluate and analyze credible websites....   [tags: Health care, Health informatics]

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Health Care Policy On Electronic Health Records

- Health Care Policy on Electronic Health Records The American Health Care System is considered to deliver the best and highest quality of care. This belief is still true today regardless of an endless list of scientific studies suggesting otherwise. As is to be expected, such events have gained the interest of regulatory agencies, consumer and industry groups, and politicians to keep a close watch on improving the quality of health care. New reports, ongoing proclamations and legislative/regulatory activities have encouraged the public to demand better quality of health care....   [tags: Electronic health record, Health informatics]

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The Health Care Industry And The Challenges

- This paper will explore the history of the health care industry and the challenges that it has faced over the several decades and the factors of any future changes and challenges that the country will have to overcome. Improving health care in the United States shall only get better with stronger leaders and new strategies. The United States currently is and has been facing many challenges in the health industry. There is not a single sector of the health care industry that has not been affected....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Health insurance]

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The Health Costs Of The United States

- Companies Struggle to Reduce Their Health Costs Healthcare costs in the United States (U.S.) continue to climb for both companies and their associated employees. The 2013 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation health benefits survey indicates healthcare cost for both employers and employees has increased more than 85% from 2003 to 2013. Increases from 2012 to 2013 were five percent for individual coverage and four percent for family coverage. This upward trend associated with healthcare cost puts families and individuals at risk of being unable to maintain adequate health insurance....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Health economics]

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Personal Statement : Health Care

- Personal Statement At a young age, I realized that health, in general, fascinated me. Every aspect of health made me want to learn more about it, including the health care delivery, the health care professionals, and lastly the diagnoses. After arriving in Canada and becoming accustomed to the free health care, I discovered that health care resources are difficult to find and to navigate. Initially, studying the science behind the state of health was my focus, but then I learned of the concept of social health....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health, Health economics]

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The Problem Of Health And Medicine

- Health & Medicine Health is considerably one of the most important things an individual should worry about. Health is essential for day to day activities and can determine how long a person has have to live. However, there are many problems with the current health system today such as drug companies taking advantage of numerous individuals. It seems that health is not prioritised for the right reasons. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medical Sociology is defined as “concerns with the relationship between social factors and health.” By this definition medical sociology classifies under Conflict Theory....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health economics, Health]

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Health Promotion Across The World

- Since the introduction of the Ottawa Charter in 1986, health promotion across the world has taken a more preventative, or “upstream”, approach. This was done through the enlightenment of the socioenvronmental approach that focused less on lifestyle choices and immediate medical intervention, but instead the factors that directly and indirectly influenced health (Cohen, 2012). In this revolutionary charter, the socioenvironmental approach introduced key predictors to population health, which are now known as the social determinants of health (Cohen, 2012)....   [tags: Medicine, Public health, Health, Health economics]

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Health Care Reform And Insurance

- How can we justify the change in status of how we receive health care. In today’s society, health care services are imbalanced in serving its members. Reform is what is desired by most people who feel that the present standards are insufficient. In fact, numerous reports have surfaced in support of the rights to health care. There will be different reviews examined to determine how health care reform can accommodate the misfortune as well as the fortunate. Inequalities and cost have attributed to the deficient quality of care that is available....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Health economics]

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The Importance Of Understanding Mental Health

- The Importance of Understanding Mental Health When we are asked to stop and take a moment – if and when of course we can find a moment – and we think about what we do with our time on a daily basis, many of us might be quick to answer that we have our every day routines, habits, and schedules that provide us with the foundation for our lives. Like the gears of a well-oiled machine, we as individuals and members of society continue to keep moving forward day in and day out, but just like machines, we too can eventually start to slow down, feel worn out, and even feel a little bit rusty....   [tags: Health care, Health, Mind, Psychology]

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Literature Review : Health Disparities

- Literature Review Health Disparities Approximately 1/5 of elderly individuals who are 65 years of age and old throughout the United States settle in rural areas. The population of older adults in pastoral areas has been growing since the 1960s. Rural elders typically have lower incomes and poorer health and a high quantity of these older adults evaluate their health as average or reduced. However, in rural areas those that live on a homestead are further expected to be healthier than elders who do not reside on a farm (Bolda and Coburn, 2001)....   [tags: Health care, Health, Medicine, Public health]

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Sexual Health in Civilization

- Introduction Sexual and reproductive health deals with the state of complete physical, mental and social well being, not just the absence of disease or infrimity. The article points out that there needs to be a social impact on sexual and reproductive health services and for policy makers to be aware of these things so their can be funding for these programs and public education about it too. The reason why this is an interesting topic is because each society around the world has different groups of people who have their own or cultural view on when it comes to sexual health and illness as matter of fact not all cultures or groups are aware on how to prevent an unwanted pregnancy or have t...   [tags: Health Care / Reproductive Health]

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The New Health Care Policy

- Healthcare is one of the many issues that were brought up intensely in this year’s election that will continue to be discussed back and forth into the future. While President Obama passed his forceful law in 2010, the Low-priced Care Act, there was a definitely true dividing of people into two groups with very different opinions within the American people which resulted. Even with all the foreseen money-based statutes that may come up from new health care policies, it is a very strenuous law and law making that the United States should continue to support as correct....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Health economics]

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Benefits Of Electronic Health Records

- The Benefits of EHR Benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Retrieved from This article covers the different benefits of the electronic health record. The different benefits include improved care coordination, improved patient care and it increases patient participation. This article shows a few different case studies and patient diagnoses and outcomes associated with them. It explores the cost saving benefits and the efficiencies associated with the use of electronic health records....   [tags: Electronic health record, Health informatics]

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National Budget For Health Care

- Problem Statement Can the U.S. decrease the overall health care expenditures by using preventative health care programs to address the underlying causes of illness. How could the U.S. create controls to regulate medical care and technological advances in the best interest of patients. Background Even though the health care expenditures are high in the U.S., the quality of health outcomes are not reflective of that cost. The U.S. spends a greater amount in overall health care cost per individual than any other industrialized country....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Health disparities]

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The Inequalities Of Health Care

- The inequalities that are experienced in health care are closely related to social determinants of health which are inclusive of one’s lifestyle, age, gender, geographical location and community background. Canada uses a universal health care system program which allows for citizens to have access to health services, despite this, there are some difficulties for some ethnic groups such as the Aboriginal people and First nations people of Canada to access it (Cameron, Carmargo Plazas, Salas, Bourque Bearskin, & Hungler, 2014)....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Public health]

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