African American a. Some may seek a balance between the body and mind through the use of “cold” remedies or foods for “hot” illnesses, and vice versa. b. Some may use folk medicine, protective bracelets, and laying on of hands. c. Some believe that opposing forces lead to illness or health, depending on which force is dominant in the individual and whether the forces are balanced.
Case Study 2: What Race Has to Do with Breast Cancer Health disparities among difference race groups continue to be a public health concern. Some races have higher chances of being diagnosed to certain types of serious health conditions as opposed to others. In the United States, African-American women continue to have the highest rates of breast cancer, and at higher risk of being diagnosed at a more advance stage of breast cancer. Although, research has demonstrated that biology and genes can put an individual at a higher risk of cancer, researchers are now identifying outside factors that are affecting many more women. For example, an article released by Time “What Race Has to Do with Breast Cancer” social and culture factors, such as social economic status, can greatly determine the health risk outcome.
I strive to enhance the quality of human life through sound investigation and precise medical judgment. I hope to prolong life by simply understanding the mechanism of human disease, validating prevention and identifying the most effective treatment of disease. Research contributes an imperative component in for improvement of patient care, treatment, and prevention of health disparities and because of this I intend to incorporate practice and research. I am currently a senior student studying biology following the pre-medical track at Malone University. Preceding medical school, I intend to obtain additional research experience through biomedical research specifically regarding health disparities research.
According to Webster, Wellness is the state or condition of being in good physical and mental health. Although, African-American are considered to be the minority in America we are a huge fraction of the diseased American population. African Americans are 60% more likely to contract diabetes; also African Americans are more likely to suffer kidney disease, resulting from diabetes. 3 million African American’s have diabetes; the more astonish fact is that a third of the people with diabetes are oblivious to the fact they have it. African American’s develop high blood pressure earlier in life than other Americans; 45% of black women have the affliction.
The health status of African American men constitute a complex story of historical oppression, social forces of discrimination at political, institutional, and individual levels, and economic disadvantages that have worked against the health of black men for centuries. Many African American men continue to suffer disproportionately from poor physical and mental health, and are also feared and marginalized in American society. It is clear that the health disparities among African American men are astounding when compared to other racial, ethnic male groups, especially white males. The awakening to the existence of health disparities has brought concern about African American males ' health issues in the US. Though many other indicators of quality
Most people can manage without wearing glasses by squinting, moving up close to anything they want to see, and taking a taxi anywhere instead of driving yourself anywhere. People can accept that they will never be able to see anything clearly ever again, but why? Why try so hard to accomplish life when you can just place on a set of glasses? No one would ever recommend that a near-sighted person should just work harder. No one would say ‘Maybe that’s just your normal’ to somebody that needs glasses.
In recent times, the subject of health disparities has attracted a lot of attention through the media report in both local and national level.in this essay, the health condition of African American will be discussed in this in the following areas as their health status, barriers to health, diverse population and disparities, and health promotion approach to improving this situation. Health Status: According to the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, 13.5% of all African Americans have less than average health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014a). Averagely, the African-American have higher prevalence of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension compared to the national ratio. Further study reveals that 48
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites.(2)” Among these ethnicities, African Americans have the highest death rate. Why is it that African Americans are at the top of this list? Perhaps it is because of the social inequality experienced on the socioeconomic scale. Socioeconomic status can heavily influence the optimal health of the heart in an individual; resulting in cardiac injury.
The topic of Black Eyed Children, also know as Black Eyed Kids (BEK), is not one that I hear about very often. It is, however, one that creeps me out a bit just thinking about it. In case you haven’t heard about BEK’s, which I 'm sure you have, they are described as paranormal creatures, possibly alien-human hybrids, resembling children between the ages of 6 and 16.
Abstract With all the research done on change blindness, not much research has been conducted on the possibility of training ourselves to overcome the change blindness effect. To assess this, participants in this study are asked whether they play high graphic video games, low graphic games, or no games at all. It is predicted that people who frequently play high-graphic video games will not be as susceptible to change blindness and will have a better attention to detail than low-graphic gamers or non-gamers. To assess the gaming habits, participants were given a survey asking basic demographic questions and questions about their gaming habits within the past 12 months. To test the change blindness for each individual,
Sight or vision is the ability of a person to perceive the environment around him. It forms one of the five senses, which helps one to be functionally independent in activities of daily living. Vision impairment even in mild forms can affect the potential to perform well in any sphere of life. Children and low vision Children who have defective vision in the first decade are in great risk of developing amblyopia and thereby causing irreparable damage if not intervened at early course of events. Such children become less attentive in class, due to difficulty in following lessons in school, leading on to even being dropped out of school.
INTRODUCTION Phacomorphic glaucoma is defined as secondary angle-closure glaucoma due to an increase in lens thickness and is characterized by a sudden rise in IOP which can compromise the function of the optic nerve and may lead to irreversible visual loss if not treated in time. This increase in lens thickness can be due to an advanced cataract, a rapidly intumescent lens, or a traumatic cataract, eventually leading to pupillary block and angle closure. Phacomorphic glaucoma is peculiar to developing countries like India, (constitutes 3.91% of all cataract operations done) where the incidence of cataract far exceeds the total number of surgeries.1-5 Phacomorphic glaucoma is recognized by the complaints of pain and redness in an eye which