Abstract Alzheimer's disease involves cognitive disorders and problems with abstract reasoning in older people mostly. Alzheimer's disease has many behavioural and emotional characteristics which affects the victims of Alzheimer, as well as their families and those who care for them. The exact cause of Alzheimer is still not clear to us, not even after all these years of research. Till now, all we know is that a small proportion of Alzheimer’s disease is inherited, many scientist believe that there is some connections between a person’s environment and genetic make-up. According to statistics, more than 44 million people in the world have Alzheimer disease.
Internationally, the epidemiology of asthma shows that the disease varies greatly in different regions around the world. Such variation results from distinct genetic, environmental and occupational risk factors (Smith, 2017). However, the prevalence appears to be reaching a plateau in high-income countries, whereas prevalence continues to rise in low and middle-income countries (Smith, 2017). Worldwide, it is estimated that there are about 334 million people who have asthma, and there are about 250, 000 deaths attributed to such disease each year (Smith, 2017). The prevalence of asthma is continuing to grow, and as a matter of fact, it is estimated that by 2015, the overall prevalence of asthma shall increase by 100 million (Smith,
Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Autism can’t be cured, and it can last for years or a lifetime. Around 200,000 cases appear each year. Awareness of autism as a disorder came to the forefront some 70 years ago, but its prevalence and frequency as a diagnosed condition has increased more recently. Because many syndromes and other related conditions comprise the commonly known “spectrum,” addressing autism can be a challenge.
To this day scientists still don’t know for sure what causes Parkinson’s disease. In 1 in 20 causes, Parkinson’s is inherited from genetics, although there is still the other 95% of cases that aren’t clear. More generally it affects people over 40, although it can appear in younger people. Men are more at risk than women. Smoking and coffee appear to reduce the risk of getting the disease, without a known reason.
One in four people is a pretty large ratio. These people could be your family or friends, and the fact that many of them are not able to receive the proper treatment that they require should be alarming. Mental illness affects more lives than one would expect and this epidemic could be easily solved if mental healthcare were to be more accessible. Currently, The United States spends as little $113 billion on mental health treatment. That works out to about 5.6 percent of the national health-care spending, according to a 2011
This was shocking to me because of how bad the conditions are with people with disabilities. According to the USAToday it states that people with mental disabilities are not even getting the simplest care and is causing some to even die stating, "We have a wasteland of people who have died and been disabled because of inadequate care." this surprised me because it was more than just a social issue it was an issue that was taking the lives of people for no reason, just because they didn 't feel they were important compared to the people who were suffering from cancer when the results of both diseases can be fatal. That is why we need to start taking action. To start taking action people could do multiple things starting even before the child is born.
A critical build up in protein in the brain, that has been linked to Alzheimer's disease, has been proven to be five times more likely to occur in players that have had a concussion and memory loss. Drugs that have the potential to block the brain injury from turning into Alzheimer's disease have not been created yet. Therefore, if your child played football and got a concussion which caused memory loss, they would be five times more likely for premature
There are thousands of Americans (and many others) diagnosed with skin cancer every year “The American Cancer Society estimates that at present, more than 135,000 new cases of melanoma in the US are diagnosed in a year. In 2015, an estimated 73,870 of these will be invasive melanomas, with about 42,670 in males and 31,200 in women.” (4).
Essentially, bacterial infections become more resistant to another round of the same antibiotic if not used appropriately. Infections with drug-resistant bacteria often last longer, cause more severe illness, require more doctor visits or longer hospital stays, and involve more expensive and toxic medications. According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2009, the United States spent $10.7 billion on antibiotics, including $6.5 billion among patients who visit physician offices and $3.5 billion among hospitalized patients, however, 50 percent of antibiotic use, in the outpatient setting alone, is considered inappropriate. More importantly, around 30 percent is attributed to cases where antibiotics were not needed at all, the other 20 percent is inappropriate antibiotic selection, inappropriate dosing, or inappropriate duration (“Fast
By being a provider and educator, the organization has created a reputation as a safe, reliable source that many individuals can depend on for their health. Nearly 4 of 10 Americans are reliant on such programs and up to 25% of Planned Parenthood patients would be completely without medical insurance if the organization was defunded. Defunding Planned Parenthood was an effort put into effect in Texas of 2011 where it proved to be disastrous for both healthcare providers and their patients. The two-year budget for Planned Parenthood was cut from $111 million to $38 million, which resulted in 82 clinics closing, reduced services and supplies, and ultimately an upcharge for what was available. This resulted in a 36% decrease in IUDs and other implants and a 31% decrease in injectable contraceptives, all because it was limited, too expensive, or too difficult to receive (Willingham).
As of 2013, the number of people with MS was estimated to be over 2.3 million worldwide. ( atlas 2013) Most of the non-traumatic disabilities in young adults are caused by MS . It is considered that an interaction of genetic factors, environmental predisposition, and abnormal immune responses can be the chief causes of MS, But the exact etiology of MS is still in question . MS has been greatly studied within the recent years, but a great number of clinical challenges still remain in regard to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.  One of the most considered factors in MS patients is the alterations in biomarker profiles.
Various studies have shown that heart diseases are number one killer in America. It has been observed that rate of re-hospitalization of patients, aged 55 years and up, suffering from suffering congestive heart failure is quite high than other ailments. Many researchers have pointed out that inadequate patient education at the time of discharge is one of the reasons of increased rate of readmissions in CHF patients. Many studies show that the lack of self-reliance and gist of self-care management are the root cause of re-hospitalization. Now the question arises that who will be accountable for this deficiency; the nurse educator, the patient itself, healthcare facilities and professionals, or other circumstances.
For a majority of enrollees with lower incomes, the federal subsidies make the premiums more affordable. For those even closer to the poverty line, they can receive additional subsidies that reduce the deductibles even more. But for many middle class families that earn an average income of $97,000 for a family of four, the health coverage premiums and deductibles have sky-rocketed (Luhby). This is causing a huge amount of Americans opting to stay uninsured, rather than spend thousands a year. According to a Kaiser study, 46% of uninsured adults tried to get coverage but did not because it was too expensive (Luhby, 2017).
People that suffer from head trauma like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) have long term consequences but how does this affect their life and what are people suggesting to do about it? ALS and CTE are two forms of diseases to the brain that causes severe symptoms such as muscle weakness, memory loss, shortness of breath, and confusion. ALS is a rare disease with fewer than 20,000 cases per year found in the U.S. This type of disease affects nerve cells in the brain and in the spinal cord. CTE is some what similar to ALS but this other disease is commonly found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons