I attended the event titled Unnatural Causes Bad Sugar on Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event centered on the ways in which many factors influence people’s lives and significantly impact health. The first part of the event centered on watching a short video that focused on the damage to health that Native American tribes faced after they lost their water. There was a large increase in the amount of Native Americans who got diabetes and who were dying. It was thought that biology and genes were one of the main causes behind the increase in diabetes, but in reality there were many other factors. Geographic location, social and economic class status, and income level has an impact on a person’s health.
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.
According to the Ontario’s Framework for preventing and managing chronic diseases states that globally non communicable diseases (NCDs) is the leading cause of not only morbidity and mortality but also account for 55% of the direct and indirect cost of health. They indicated that there must be a new approach in the management of NCDs, clearly, they pointed out that the current healthcare system has been designed to treat acute illnesses and not chronic diseases.
The diversity in the United States continues to grow, increasing the demand of creating more cultural competent programs. Health outcomes are addressed by race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. In research. race and ethnicity are potential predictors for a particular outcome. There is need for more research studies in order to provide an understanding of the different needs among ethnic minority groups.
There are four major barriers identified from the above status of the African American population and these are related to socio-economic status of this minority group as most of find healthcare extremely too expensive to obtain. Some of African American are immigrants with various language barriers and has difficulties in understanding the health care need or are scared to talk about their conditions with healthcare providers. Due cultural differences, lifestyles and beliefs acquired from their fore fathers, and are not willing to change from the old way of living to adopt a new healthy ones and lastly, health care workers also discriminate against African American patients and as such that most of them refuse to seek treatment for the ailment because experiences encounter in the past (American Nurses Association,
Many people do not realize how fortunate they are to have the medical advances and medical technology we easily have the right to use. People from many years ago did not have specialized doctors and medicine to cure their diseases that we easily have access to today. (Ramsey) Many civilizations used what they thought to be alleviating processes, but medical experts today know now were pointless and dangerous. Among these people were the Elizabethans.
The “Healthy Migrant Hypothesis” or the Hispanic Paradox is often defined to explain how the determinants of health that weigh negatively on Latinos could possibly yield a positive health outcome when looking at Cardiovascular Disease.4The assumption is that with higher rates of poverty, less education, and low rates of health insurance, Latinos would also display raised levels of health problems such as high CVD. It is the opposite of this assumption however that is true. It is found that Latinos who have either no acculturation when moved into the US or exhibit low levels, are at a low risk for CVD, regardless of their predisposed health concerns.5 Acculturation can lead an individual into adapting negative health behaviors based on the culture they are transitioning into. In this process, we find the negative health behaviors that lead to
But in the course of interview’s it gave a sense that although some home remedies and rituals might be used, they have seen from themselves and family members they usually go to the doctor or get over the counter medicine. But one of the facts I stated early about liver disease in regards to alcohol ties into a statistic, Francis joked that her family likes to drink for a cold or for any random disease, according to US National Library Medicine and National Institute of health in Hispanics “Chronic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among Hispanics living in the United States” (ncni.nlm.nih.gov, 2014). This question someway tie’s into health concerns when I asked them the questions about health concerns in their population. The question of if diet effects their health was answered in the other question, both people I interviewed stressed that most of their concerns with their family and culture have to do with diet and exercise, which ties in the risk factors in Hispanics. One other things I looked up for this interview and health risk in Hispanics have to due with heart disease, In the American Hear Association they state that, “Heart disease is the No 1.
The theme of appearance vs. reality is not limited to people but extends to places , too. For instance , The 2nd Quarter Quill's arena which has been described as" the most breathtaking place imaginable. The golden Cornucopia sits in the middle of a green meadow with patches of gorgeous flowers. The sky is azure blue with puffy white clouds. Bright songbirds flutter overhead.
Introduction People hope and seeks long and healthier lives. Thus, health care is the act of taking preventative or necessary medical procedures to improve people well-being. Improvement or preventative may be done with surgery, the administering of medicine, or other alterations in a person 's lifestyle. These services are usually offered through a health care system made up of hospitals and physicians. Although, the health care system is set up to reduce or to prevent disease etc., there is a gap or disparity in the US health care system.
When I was younger, I always used to wonder why I did not look like my mother. I had pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes in contrast to her tanned skin, dark hair and dark eyes. Growing up, I realized it was because of all the ethnicities I have in my background. It’s always as if I am on an amusement park ride when someone asks me about my background. “Where do I start?”
The Hunger games saga is continued with a second film, Catching Fire, an science fiction action film set in a dystopian era. Directed by Francis Lawrence in 2013, the film is based on the Hunger Games novel trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins. The plot of Catching Fire is set almost a year after the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely after winning the Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta, without intention has sparked a rebellion across the districts.
Intro Have you ever been tackled by a cat,have you wet yourself because of a cat I have and let me tell you it was not fun. If you like to dig into people's past this memoir is for you. If you want it you got it!! 10 FT flame Have you ever felt the heat of an 10 ft flame? I have and it was hot.
Within the last 100 years, the average American’s lifespan has nearly doubled, and infancy moved from routine to rare. They believe that the ‘dying process’ is being extended through the use of medical treatments. Medical treatments today reduced the death of pneumonia & influenza tuberculosis, meningitis, and diarrhoea; the leading causes of death in the United States in the 1900’s (McGarry, 2018). However, cancer, heart diseases, accidents, and diabetes mellitus are the leading causes of death in today’s society that do not have cures nor solutions that would prolong our lives (McGarry, 2018). Field and Cassel researched the attitudes of Americans toward dying and death and discovered that it is surprisingly limited.
In today 's society people are driven by their admiration for others, and they thrive to have an example to look up to for inspiration and ideals. From gangsters who admire AL capone, to scientists who admire Galileo Galilei, the plan of admiration is endless, and people are always looking for someone who they can admire and look up to. Under the vision of director Richard LaGravenes, Freedom Writers was created in 2007. LaGravenes shows the daily struggles of the students of room 203 at Woodrow Wilson highschool, and how they reach out for help in overcoming their difficulties. freedom writers is about how struggling students have just as much a chance as any other student in the states.