In 1951, at the age of 31 Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Henrietta was under treatment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where cells from her malignant tumor were removed. Neither Henrietta nor any of her family members knew about the tissue sample and nor did the Hopkins ever informed them of the situation. Unfortunately after Henrietta’s radiation treatment, her condition continued to worsen and soon she lost her battle to cancer on octomber 4th 1951. Henriettas cells left the Hopkins what they discovered to be known to be the first immortal human cell line.
Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital. Her doctor collected cancerous cells and healthy cells from her cervix and gave them to the cancer researcher, George Otto Gey, who was trying to keep cells alive for more than a couple days. Henrietta endured intense radium treatments, but she still died at the age of 31, leaving her husband and five children behind. An amazing discovery was made Henrietta’s cell were immortal. Racism is prevalent in this book through the limited availability of healthcare, unethical behaviors of the doctors, and how racism affected her family.
Since most men are attracted to women this is the leading reasons women in the military are more likely to be raped than men . Enemies think that since women are weaker and less emotionally stable they would be more likely to break and give up information (Herbert). Having women in the military would weaken the fighting force and make the military less safe. The decision to have women in the military is a poor one that would weaken the military significantly. Women in the military would decrease control and add susceptibility (Book).
Physical inactivity is a high risk factor for many chronic diseases. Yet, a large percentage of women of all ages remain less physically inactive in comparison to men. In addition to that, their ability and motivation to exercise decreases with age. In fact, many women reported other barriers related to gender, financial, and social support. Many Latina women are less educated on the benefits of physical activity in comparison to White women.
The gap between men and women in poverty is far vaster in America than anywhere else. In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development.
Throughout the novel the Lee’s struggle to effectively communicate with many doctors, nurses and social workers due to the language barrier and cultural divide between the Hmong and the Americans. This raises the question, how important is perspective taking when deciding between modern medicines versus holistic medicine? A common theme throughout the novel is trust or lack thereof. The Lee’s had a difficult time trusting the doctors who were supposed to be making Lia healthier, but to the Lee’s it was as if she was only getting worse. The Lee’s were very skeptical of modern medicine and felt more comfortable with the Hmong cures.
Breast cancer sometimes can be dealt with, but not all breast cancer is curable. However, the eradication of these diseases from the gene pool can save millions of lives and preserve the happiness of American citizens affected by this cancer. When breast cancer passes into a vital organ, the problem gets very serious. Gina Cook, who is a breast cancer survivor had to go through extensive surgery, she says “Because of my tumor 's size and it being in three out of 15 lymph nodes they removed from my arm, I began chemotherapy first to shrink the tumor.”(Cook) She then says, “Immediately I began three heavy and hard months of Chemotherapy. Throwing up so weak that I had to hold on to anything in sight to make it to my destination.” (Cook) Chemo therapy weakens the body leading to further damage.
The hunger crisis is not only a problem for the third world countries.Right now for every 10 people in America one is struggling with hunger that is over 50 million people and it is not just poor people.Some people are struggling with hunger due to making less nutritious meals or cheaper meals because they can’t afford the food to make the meals.In some ways hunger in America is very similar to other countries due to high unemplayment rates and people can’t afford to buy good heathly food or any food at all.But it is also very different than some countries like Africa where there is a severe drought with no way to import food and people can not grow food or the government is corrupt and take the food for themselves.If a child family is struggling
The fast food industry in America is a vast industry that makes quick, satisfying meals at a very low cost. Also increased rate of obesity has been related to numerous socioeconomic aspects such as poverty, recipients of SNAP benefits, joblessness and low income. According to the U.S Census data, Alabama is the fourth poorest state with 12.7 percent of the residence living below the poverty line. Likewise, there are numerous health effects associated with obesity include; hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Joint problems, psychosocial effects among many others.
Furthermore, this gap has been increasing and is larger than it was 20 years ago. According to this data, it is evident that the women was treated unfairly in getting paid. This gap is caused by the women’s lack of courage about asking the boss to raise the salary and the women was seemed to be less able to afford much work than the men. Then, they would be offered easier work which provided less salary. To extend, all those conclusions were based on the bias, natural sex differences and the logical fallacies.