While Jose and Jorge are identical twins, their lives could not have been any more different. They have different health determinants to their unfortunate diseases that differ from each other. The case study of Jorge and Jose emphasizes the idea that your zip code determines your health more than your genetic code. Just a quick reminder, Jose is the twin who grew up in a largely improvised family, while Jorge is the twin who grew up in an upper-middle-class family. Since both brothers have asthma it can be assumed that the brothers have asthma in their genetics, however, needed to be triggered.
“The Dust Storm Black Sunday” elucidates descriptive importance and affects of the Dust Bowl in the early 20th century. The authors provide some insight into the concept of what is causing the disastrous dust storms, taking a serious approach to the realities of people exposing to the Dust. Families living in the south struggle to survive in a harsh condition; with limited resources and health problems, so much damage was done to the land that drought hit the area and there was nothing anyone could do to stop the disaster. After the drought ended by the 1940s a wide range of migration took place in the south that led people to migrate to California. This information led into deeper understanding and further knowledge about the Dust bowl and
The Dust Bowl, PBS link was very interesting to read I especially liked reading about living during the dust storms. I had been through fire drills and a tornado drills, but it just fascinated me to read about the school having the children take shelter under the staircase during the dust storms. I had always wondered how a dust storm compared to a sand storm, but the website explains it well: “It was so heavy and thick. It wasn’t like sand. It was just real heavy, like face powder.”
¬ Acute asthma attack refers to a single episode while chronic asthma refers to a long-term condition. Acute episodes are triggered by type I hypersensitivity reaction to an inhaled antigen. Type I hypersensitivity begins when an individual is exposed to a specific allergen and for some reason, develops IgE antibodies from B lymphocytes, these antibodies then attach to mast cells in specific locations which ultimately creates sensitized mast cells. When the individual is re-exposed to the same allergen, the allergen attaches to the IgE antibody on the mast cell, stimulating the release of chemical mediators such as histamine. As a result of the release of the chemical mediators, there is an inflammatory reaction which involves vasodilation and increased capillary permeability at the site, resulting in swelling and redness of the
The bacteria, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, is gram- negative. This means it is does not have a violet stain. It is also considered a bacillus bacteria. Pseudomonas aeruginosa can be strictly found in aerosols, this means it is compressed in pressure and released into a fine spray. Research has been made and found that this bacterium harms a lot of plants, animals, but mainly humans in such case.
The 1930s was a defining decade in America's history it was a test of the nation's strength and resulted in many changes, both good and bad. One of the many challenges America faced was the disastrous dust storms in the southern Great Plains. In the years before the dust storms began, farmers cleared the land of the grass in order to plant wheat when the drought came the wheat failed, resulting the Dust Bowl ("Dust Bowl 1931-1939" 3). These storms caused the greatest migration in U.S. history, with about 2.5 million farmers and their families leaving the plains ("Dust Bowl 1931-1939" 3). The Dust Bowl was an enormous struggle that resulted in many economic and agricultural problems that were going to be extremely strenuous to fix.
The huge attack of Iraq on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 left an everlasting impact on the US. On this day many fatalities occurred and much sadness fell upon the world. The first plane of terrorist flew into the North Tower, with a couple of minutes between the second plane flew into the South Tower. The effects of this disaster on the United States were many, including the immediate aftermath/roughage, the airlines, the economy, and the ongoing wars.
A very serious and possibly life threatening effect is asthma. The role of air quality and asthma play hand and hand together. They both directly affect each other. In my research it states, “Air pollution plays a well-documented role in asthma attacks, however, the role air pollution plays in initiating asthma is still under investigation and may involve a very complex set of interactions between indoor and outdoor environmental conditions and genetic susceptibility” (Asthma And Air Pollution). Air pollution and asthma are connected it also, has a part in causing the attacks.
Asthma in Connecticut As a common chronic non-communicable disease, asthma has immensely affected as many as 334 million people across the globe (Global Asthma Network, 2014). Asthma did not only cause substantial burden to people, but it often caused a reduced quality of life because of its physical, psychological, economic, and social effects. Hence, it is important that healthcare institutions are able to provide appropriate medication to cure asthma. In line with this assertion, this paper will discuss about the background of the disease. This paper will also provide for a review of current surveillance methods for reporting the disease for providers, and a descriptive analysis of the disease.
The purpose of the study is to determine the association of acetaminophen and development of asthma five to seven years later in children who used acetaminophen for fever at least once a month in the first of their life. Independent variable: use of acetaminophen in children for their first year of their life Dependent variable: risk of developing asthma five to seven years later. Hypotheses: 1) There is a relationship between the use of acetaminophen and the risk of developing asthma in children 2) There is no relationship between the use of acetaminophen and the risk of developing asthma in children. Definition of terms: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) – belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics and anti-pyretic.