Case Study Milo

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1. If you were Milo’s physician, how would you explain the link between his personality and his heart disease?

Based on Milo’s description he seems to be type A personality, which is characterized by competiveness, impatience, hostility, and frustration. Since the links from type A personality and heart disease are correlational, I would suggest that it is his overly active lifestyle and multitasking habits that could potentially influence his stress levels and blood pressure. These combined with any underlying medical conditions and/or other risk factors mostly likely contributed to his heart disease.

2. If his heart attack hadn’t slowed Milo down in middle age, what else might have? Or would he have likely continued his driven lifestyle
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Menopause results in the change of hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which signals the end of traditional pregnancy. If she is enduring menopause she may or may not be experiencing symptoms like hot flashes, palpitations, dizziness, and aching joints. If she is past the menopause stage she is free from worry about pregnancy and the use of birth controls. Milo’s change in life would probably be a good thing for her and their relationship. She now gets to spend more time with them and enjoy the pleasures of life together.

4. Whereas Milo’s job relies heavily on his knowledge and problem solving abilities, how would you predict his performance might change over the next decade, if at all?

Based on research intelligence does naturally decrease overtime, but these causes are not clear. In particular fluid intelligence decreases with age, while crystalized intelligence is usually steady and can even increase. Since he uses mainly crystalized intelligence there most likely won’t be a decline. One of the purposed and researched causes is lack of use of mental capabilities that can result in decline. Since he uses these capabilities in his work frequently, I don’t predict a decline in

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