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Health History This Health History Involves the

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Health History

This health history involves the health needs and characteristics of a 23-year-old Caucasian male. Reason for Care

The reason this patient is seeking care is multi-fold. He bears all the signs of an intravenous drug user and has an infection in his arm, clearly from injecting substances into his body with unclean needles or in unsanitary manners. The patient demonstrates an extreme shortness of breath, dry mouth, constricted pupils and seems disoriented, in conjunction with moments where he appears drowsy. When he walks, he has an extremely slouched appearance, as if his arms and legs are very heavy. His nose is frequently running and when asked about his weight loss, he provides unclear, unspecific answers. All the patient can attest to is the fact that he's lost 20 pounds in the last five months.

The reasons that patient is seeking care are articulated by him as follows: he…… [Read More]

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Mcdonalds Customers Customer Relations at Mcdonald's Is

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Mcdonalds Customers

Customer Relations at McDonald's

McDonald's is a company that has increasingly come to face a dilemma regarding its relationship with its primary customer base. The fast-food giant is incomparably successful, having achieved a singular dominance in its sector and having likewise established an enviable brand recognition on a global basis. And yet, in terms of customer relations, the company is struggling today to achieve a positive resolution to its public image problem. In spite of its popularity and success, McDonald's is viewed as a major culprit both in the direct impact that its food has had on the public health and the indirect impact levied by its cultural connotations. As the discussion hereafter will show, this view has begun to have an impact on the fast-food chain's image-management strategy. Below, we explore the difficult customer relations balance that McDonald's must strike in simultaneously evolving to offer its customers…… [Read More]

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Lesbian Health Issues Living in a Heterosexual Society

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Lesbian Health Care

Lesbian Health Issues in a Heterosexual Society

The additional burdens placed on the lives of minorities as a result of social exclusion can lead to health disparities. Social exclusion theory has been used in previous research to investigate the health disparities that exist between socioeconomic classes and individuals of different ethnic backgrounds living in the United States, but it has not yet been applied to another important minority group: sexual minorities. This review of the literature has sought to apply social exclusion theory to the examination of health issues and health disparities within the lesbian community. Lesbian women face the health concerns common to all women, but also face a number of additional health care related challenges as a result of their sexual minority status living in a predominantly heterosexual society. Many of the challenges that they face with respect to their access to health care, the…… [Read More]

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Impact of Societal Forces on Education

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Societal Forces on Education

Childhood obesity is a serious social problem in America. The effects of obesity in childhood are well documented in both the social science literature and medical journals. During the last 30 years, the percentage of obese children between the ages of 6 and 11 has risen 200% while the percentage of obese children between 12 and 19 has tripled (CDC, Preventing Childhood Obesity, 2010). Obesity in the United States has increased among all cohorts and ethnicities, spans across generations, and is not limited to income or educational levels. For the purposes of this paper, I have chosen to identify a video game-based learning model in the classroom to combat the effects of childhood obesity. Specifically, this proposal involves implementing a Nintendo motion-based video game, Dance Revolution that involves mimicking dance moves provided by onscreen commands.

This paper will first identify the significant issues of childhood obesity…… [Read More]

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Patient Education on Hypertension Newly Diagnosed

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Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, is the excessive amount of pressure generated as a result of blood flowing against the arterial wall. High blood pressure can be created when there is a great volume of blood passing through the arteries, or when there is narrowing of the arterial lumen, or both. A common analogy is that of a garden hose: when there is more water passing through the hose or when the nozzle is tightened, high hose pressure is generated. This is similar to what goes on in our blood vessels. (Wood Stephen, M.D, 1997)

When the systolic blood pressure (pressure with which the heart beats, while pumping) is 140 or greater, and the diastolic blood pressure (pressure when the heart is at rest, between beats) is 90 or greater, the person is said to be hypertensive. (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)

There are various determinants of hypertension although…… [Read More]

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Etiology and Epidemiology of Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Cardiac Arrhythmias

Etiology and epidemiology of cardiac arrhythmiasc

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Etiology and epidemiology of cardiac arrhythmias

In chapter 2 I will be discussing the etiology and epidemiology of cardiac arrhythmias. I will discuss some of the causes of this disease, discuss what is cardiac arrhythmias, risk factors associated with the disease and who is at risk for cardiac arrhythmias. I will address some of the themes and key ideas that will be presented in the chapter.

What is cardiac arrhythmias?

Cardiac arrhythmias are an irregular heartbeat of the heart. During an arrhythmia the heart could beat too slow, too fast or just irregular. There are many different types of cardiac arrhythmias, however the two main types are; atrial fibrillation and a life threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, it involves a dysfunction of the two upper chambers of the heart. Cardiac arrhythmias…… [Read More]

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Isolate One Issue That Could Be Called

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isolate one issue that could be called the most controversial issue of the last decade, then it would have to be stem cell research. Federal funding for stem cell research has come under serious criticism on ethical grounds. Stem cell research has been the most explosive genetic research subject in recent years. It has occupied political, legal, ethical and social debates without any specific resolution to the question if stem cell research is ethical and if yes how and if no, why. The debate is grounded in the source of cells required for the research. Stem cells are obtained from two or three different sources like the umbilical cord and the very early stage embryo but the main contentious source is the early embryo which is rich in stem cells but has not yet turned into a person because at this stage it is simply a cyst called blastocyst. We…… [Read More]

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Senior Fitness

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Senior Fitness

Describe the effect of exercise on blood sugar levels. How will this effect your exercise recommendations for both insulin dependent and non-dependent clients food intake?

Exercise certainly helps to monitor and assure healthy blood sugar levels. It can help to decrease current glucose levels in the blood as well as burning stored blood sugar, which is a leading factor in helping individuals lose weight. Moreover, exercise can increase muscle mass and cardiovascular endurance. The addition of muscle can further help in regulating blood sugar levels and glucose usage during exercise sessions.

When making recommendations for exercise schedules for clients with diabetes and other insulin related disorders, I would certainly begin with a solid examination of the individual's specific background. While I would certainly be interested to know about any potential problems even with non-diabetic clients, I would like to know about the severity and specificity of the diabetic…… [Read More]

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Geographical Community

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Community Analysis: Columbus, Ohio - Hilltop Area/Franklinton

Identification and History

The Franklinton/Hilltop area of Columbus, Ohio is located on the west side of the greater metropolitan area. Franklinton is in a river valley next to the Scioto River and the Hilltop area is just west of that on a rise. The Hilltop area is defined as the area between I-70 on the north, the B & O. railway to the east and south, and the I-270 outerbelt to the south and west (Greater Hilltop Area Commission, 2011). Its main street is West Broadstreet, otherwise known as U.S. route 40. There are welcome signs to the area near Mound Street and Hague Avenue. Franklinton is bordered by the Scioto River on the north and east, Hague Avenue on the east, Stimmel Road and Greenlawn Avenue on the South, and I-70 on the West. The main street in this area is also…… [Read More]

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Animal Research Is a Necessity Today and

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Animal research is a necessity today, and has afforded us the opportunity to create lifesaving drugs and vaccines, new surgical procedures and improved diagnosis of disease. Despite the bad press animal activists have given, institutions are given guidelines that guarantee the safe and ethical treatment of research animals. Most scientists agree that continued animal testing is essential to develop new vaccines and medicines, and that computer and mathematical models are not adequate substitutes in all cases. Even so, they follow ethical and legal guidelines that minimize the use of animals and treat them as humanely as possible under the circumstances. Few of them follow the extremist position that animals are mere objects or things that exist only for the benefit of humanity and can be treated in any way humans see fit. In general, public opinion also supports this position, as well as the idea that unnecessary cruelty to animals…… [Read More]

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Epidemiology in Public Health Nursing

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Epidemiology in Public Health Nursing

When a disease is described as endemic, it usually refers to the expected or normal prevalence of an infectious agent for a specific group or region (Beaglehole, Bonita, and Kjellstrom, 1993). The cause of malaria, the parasite Plasmodium faciparum, is limited to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Central and South America, Central and South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa (Hay et al., 2009). Malaria is therefore endemic to these regions.

The definition of pandemic varies depending on which international or national health agency or organization is referred to (Doshi, 2011), but generally speaking, a pandemic represents at least two epidemics of a single novel infectious agent, occurring at the same time in at least two distinct populations or geographic regions. While many health organizations include widespread morbidity and mortality in the definition of pandemic, the recent global 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak was…… [Read More]

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Should Someone With a Pre-Existing Condition Be Denied Health Insurance

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Pre-Existing Condition and Denial of Health Insurance

The focus of this work in writing is to examine whether the individual with a pre-existing health condition should be denied health insurance coverage. Toward this end, this work will examine the literature in this area of study. A pre-existing condition is "a medical condition that existed before someone applies for or enrolls in a new health insurance policy. It can be something as prevalent as heart disease which affects one in three adults -- or something as life-changing as cancer, which affects 11 million Americans.' (HealthReform.gov, 2011) A large number of the American population has health conditions that can be qualified as pre-existing conditions by insurance companies. It is reported that insurance discrimination

"...based on pre-existing conditions makes adequate health insurance unavailable to millions of Americans. In 45 states across the country, insurance companies can discriminate against people based on their pre-existing…… [Read More]

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Constructing a Health Promotion Program for Alzheimer's

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Health Promotion Program for Alzheimer's Patients

The objective of this study is to construct a health promotion program for Alzheimer's Patients. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is "a form of dementia that interferes with a person's intellectual and social functioning." (NCPAD, 2012) One of the primary concerns for the individual with Alzheimer's is weight loss "due to eating problems such as poor-fitting dentures, problems in swallowing, and loss of appetite. Weight loss or loss of appetite may be caused by noise, odor, and/or conversation distractions while eating." (NCPAD, 2012) Caregivers are faced with many challenges in providing care for the Alzheimer's Patient. Findings in this study state that the primary components required for the health promotion program for the individual with Alzheimer's disease are those of: (1) nutrition; (2) physical activity; (3) mental activity; and (4) social activity and participation.

Health Promotion Program for Alzheimer's Patients


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Use of Math in the Medical Field

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Math in the Medical Field

The use of math in medicine: Calculating patients' weights

Almost everyone has walked into a drug store and bought an over-the-counter medication and taken a dosage based upon the recommended dose on the label. While these generic guidelines may be acceptable for some types of medication, this is not true for all drugs. The dosage of many medications is dependent upon the weight of the patient. Doctors must use math to calculate appropriate dosages based upon the patient's needs. "Most medications have guidelines for dosage amounts in milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg). Doctors need to figure out how many milligrams of medication each patient will need, depending on their [patient's] weight" (Glydon 2012). Because weight is often kept track of as pounds in the U.S., doctors must also be able to convert kilograms into pounds. And nurses must likewise understand such calculations to fulfill doctor's…… [Read More]

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Childhood Obesity 9079 Man Has Always Attributed

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Childhood Obesity 9079

Man has always attributed scientific advancement to an improvement in life style, better cures for life threatening diseases, improved health and decrease in disease related deaths. However, today it is evident that these advancements are equal parts beneficial and harmful. Health risks instead of decreasing have increased, new diseases have emerged and some have become more widespread. One result of man's improved lifestyle is the increase in obesity especially in children. The paper will highlight some basic information regarding 'childhood obesity' and explain the reason behind the selection of the topic as well as the direction of future research and writing on it.


According to WHO 'Obesity' is the gaining or accumulation of "excessive fat" which results in increase in health risks. The organization has also pointed out alarming increase in the number of obese children. Apparently this abnormal fat collection affects the entire metabolism and…… [Read More]

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Migraine Headache

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Migraine Headaches


Nancy Smith

9/10/66 (46 years old)






Marital Status




Chief Complaint

Extremely painful headache that won't go away.

Differential Diagnosis:

Possible Diagnosis

Migraine Headache

Potential Diagnosis

Deep pounding headache more pronounced behind eyes;

- Headache has lasted more than 72 hours

- OTC Pain medications ineffective (Tylenol)

No accompanying nausea or vomiting

Physical Exam: Elevated blood pressure

Diagnostic Testing: Frequency of symptoms log; More than 72 hours of pain; Two or more of unilateral, pulsating, moderate or severe pain; not reporting nausea or sensitivity to light; lack of response to pain medication

TMJ (Tempormandibular Joint Disorder)

Unlikely Diagnosis

History: Emanating pain but no jaw spasm or difficulty chewing or biting

Physical Exam: No clicking or popping of TMJ when opening or closing mouth

-No inflammation of muscle around jaw

Diagnostic Testing: No jaw pain or face pain, no earache so…… [Read More]

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Emergency the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic Posed

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The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic posed enormous challenges for state health departments across the United States. This case focuses on Tennessee which endured an intense resurgence of the disease in 2009 and explores how state health officials, working with their partners from public and private sectors, mobilized in advance for the second wave of the disease. An array of preparedness efforts, such as the development of mechanisms for distributing vaccine, ultimately put the state in a strong position to deal with H1N1 come fall, but health officials still experienced considerable difficulty in several areas, including vaccine delivery, communicating with an anxious public, and managing a surge of patients seeking care. The case highlights methods for preparing for a significant public health emergency and explores the difficulties of coordinating a response involving multiple jurisdictions and a mix of actors from both the public and private sectors.

The federal government had…… [Read More]

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Disease Prevention

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Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Disease Prevention

Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic through School Reforms

Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic through School Reforms

A current health crisis facing developed nations is the obesity epidemic. In the United States, the prevalence of obese adults has doubled over the past fifty years (reviewed by Hurt, Kulisek, Buchanan, and McClave, 2010). Today, close to a third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight. The increase in childhood obesity is also a major concern, with the prevalence rising from 6% to 19% between 1985 and 2010. Current estimates suggest that close to a third of U.S. children are obese or overweight (reviewed by Salvy, de la Haye, Bowker, and Hermans, 2012). With an estimated yearly healthcare cost of $150 billion, obesity has become a major public health issue and is expected to soon overtake tobacco as the number one cause of preventable disease and…… [Read More]

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Preventing Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

Many health issues that children have been faced with in the United States have decreased in intensity and prevalence over the past few decades, but they have been replaced by new problems that could cause even more serious long-term effects. One such, childhood obesity, is troublesome because it is can be the root cause of many more serious problems. Childhood obesity leads to an increased incidence of heart disease, diabetes and other serious health issues. The primary method for combatting childhood obesity is education of both the children and the parents, and nurses are among the most important means of providing that education. This paper examines the seriousness of childhood obesity and how nurses can be advocates of change.

Nurses are guided by a set of principles much like other professionals in health care and other occupations. For nursing, these guidelines answer the who, what, when, where, and…… [Read More]

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Wound Healing Quantitative Research Critique Vogt Uhiyarik

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Wound Healing

Quantitative Research Critique

Vogt, Uhiyarik, & Schroeder (2007) conducted a study that compared Aquacel dressing vs. standard wound care for primary closed vascular surgical wounds. The results of the study found that there was no difference in length of stay in the hospital, complications, patient comfort, or healing time between the two wound care methods. The only difference was that the Aquacel dressing required fewer changes than conventional dressings, but that it increased the cost of care significantly. The following will analyze the methodology of the study and its conclusions in terms of clinical validity.

The design of the study was a randomized-controlled trial comparing standard dressing to Aquacel dressing for vascular surgical wounds. The study design directly reflected the intended purpose of the research, the research questions, the theoretical frame with work, previous literature, and the proposed hypothesis. All patients that participated in the study underwent elective…… [Read More]

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Aging Public Health Issues Everything in the

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Public Health Issues

Everything in the world changes and does not remain the same forever. Human development is also full of different phases. The three major phases of human life is birth, adulthood and death. Among these three major phases, aging is the process that a person encounters after he crosses the boundaries of adulthood.

One very important thing about aging is that it is very subjective is nature. It is contingent to various external as well as internal features. For example, the culture a person is part of, the physical health of a person, the climate in which a person resides in, the kind of environment he or she lives in etc., play a vital part in accelerating or slowing down this process.

The actual definition of aging varies in different contexts. A generalized definition of aging can be as:

Aging, the process of growing old, is defined…… [Read More]

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Mental Health Policy Issues in Mental Health

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Mental Health

Policy Issues in Mental Health and Impact

Mental healthcare is an area of care that has been neglected by policy makers and by the medical community at some point in its history. Examining how the mentally ill have been treated throughout history demonstrates that opinions have changed and people treatment has followed how the general public viewed mental health. At times reformers would make conditions better, but these always seemed to be followed by periods when the mentally ill were treated like criminals. This roller coaster ride of options and opinions seems to be changing currently, and the idea that mental health is as much of a disease as other forms of chronic illness is beginning to take hold with the general public.

Some of the credit for this can be laid at the feet of a greater awareness of how PTSD affects soldiers and other victims of…… [Read More]

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Morbidity and Mortality Data in Your State

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morbidity and mortality data in your state to facilitate planning for your community?

Morbidity and mortality data enables health professionals to target which preventable health diseases are particularly acute within a given community, and design preventative strategies. "Morbidity is an incidence of ill health. It is measured in various ways, often by the probability that a randomly selected individual in a population at some date and location would become seriously ill in some period of time" (Morbidity, 2012, Econterms). This is in contrast to mortality, which is defined as "incidence of death in a population. It is measured in various ways, often by the probability that a randomly selected individual in a population at some date and location would die in some period of time" (Mortality, 2012, Econterms).

If there is a high morbidity rate regarding lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancers,…… [Read More]

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Compare and Contrast China Preventive Health Services and US Preventive Health Services

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China Preventive Health Services and U.S. Preventive Health Services

The objective of this study is to compare and contrast China preventive health services and U.S. preventive health services.

The work of Clarke (2010) reports that prevention "was a prominent feature of the health care reforms that took place in the late 1960s through the early 1970s. During that time strategies such as universal vaccination, promotion f lifestyle changes, population screenings, and safety regulations were introduced and became widely accepted as means to improve public health while reducing health care expenditures." (p.3) The U.S. while one of the world's richest and most technologically advanced nations, is experiencing a severe lack in meeting expectations for health status and the costs are reported as "alarmingly high." (Clarke, 2011, p.3)

Specifically, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in the United States in 2007-2008 is reported to have been 33.8% overall, 32.2% among men and 35.5%…… [Read More]

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Producing a Healthier Biscuit Evidence for Adding

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Producing a Healthier Biscuit: Evidence for Adding Dietary Fiber

The importance of fiber

One common way to improve the health profile of baked goods is to add fiber, usually in the form of whole grain products vs. refined white flour. It is important to note when developing the nutritional profile of the proposed biscuit that not all types of fiber are created equal. There are two basic kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble. The main difference between the two is that "soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not" (Zelman 2012). Soluble fiber attracts water and contributes to the body's sense of fullness, making dieting easier for many people. Insoluble fiber passes through the body undigested and thus is important for regular bowel movements. Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber; whole wheat is a good source of insoluble fiber and both could be tasty additions to a…… [Read More]

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Hispanic Culture & Healthcare the Hispanic Culture

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Hispanic Culture & Healthcare

The Hispanic culture has barriers to receiving adequate healthcare (Swanson, 2012). Language has been a huge barrier in respects to the practitioner's ability to speak Spanish that has created communication barriers. Long wait times, staff taking adequate time in a caring manner, and the physical environment, whether friendly and facilitates interactions, can develop perceptions of the lack of caring. Some Hispanics believe they receive poor quality of care because of financial limitations, race or ethnicity, or the accent in the way they communicate in English (Livingston, 2008).

The Hispanic culture is community oriented with a high value placed on family input (Swanson, 2012). The family encounters provide a huge amount of support for the Hispanic patient. Members who speak Spanish and English are heavily relied on for support in healthcare decision making. Gender roles are especially appreciated as women do caregiving, even in hospital, and men…… [Read More]

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Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction Occurs When

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Heart attack or myocardial infarction occurs when there is an interruption of regular flow of blood to the heart. The blockage, which leads to the interruption of blood flow, has to be long enough that part of heart muscle dies or becomes damaged. This blockage makes the regular and required oxygen supply in the heart. This lack of oxygen supply leads to the death of numerous cells and the chance of survivor after a heart attack is how soon an individual accesses the hospital.

What is exactly Heart Attack

The intrusion of oxygen supply to the heart makes the cells die making it stop functioning. Factors such as accumulation of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and inflammatory cells thicken the inside of the artery reducing the entry of oxygenated blood. The deposits can totally block the artery starving the heart of oxygen which results to the heart cells getting damaged or even…… [Read More]

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Prescription Nonprescription and Herbal Medications Exploring Interactions in the Geriatric Population

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Prescription, Nonprescription and Herbal Medicines

Prescription, Non-prescription and Herbal Medications: Exploring Interactions in the Geriatric Population

Geriatric medicine, generally referred to as just "geriatrics" is a branch of internal medicine and health care that focuses primarily on the diagnoses, prevention, care and treatment of disease and disability in elderly patients. Elderly patients involve those senior members of the population that develop a disability, or are suffering from a disease that is a resultant of old age or is a prompt symptom of old age. Geriatrics commonly involves treatment of these old age symptoms and disabilities such as deteriorated memory, immobility, impaired vision and hearing etc. Geriatrics, in modern times, is quite advanced. Specialized services such as psycho-geriatrics, where expert psychologists focus on treating old age related depression, memory loss and other psychological conditions that occur in the elderly population, along with development of physical therapy centers whose prime focus is…… [Read More]

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Forces of Healthcare Numerous Forces Have Changed

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Forces of Healthcare

Numerous forces have changed the way healthcare has developed. Rising healthcare costs, service fragmentation, variable access and quality, poor health, high costs for disadvantaged, social and political conflict, infections, chronic diseases, and emotional and behavioral aspects have all been forces in the development of healthcare in the U.S. (Cunningham, 2003). Consumer awareness, high costs of insurance as well as health services, and chronic illness have been major contributors to the way healthcare has developed over time.

Consumer awareness has raised questions to the service quality of healthcare, more especially compared to the rising costs of the services. As a result, healthcare institutions are being challenged with the way healthcare services get delivered to the patient. Consumers are now more aware of healthcare standards and the way illness should be treated, which challenges the healthcare system in the way that service is delivered in treatment settings. This includes…… [Read More]

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Food as a Public Good and Obesity as an Externality

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Health Public Good

Public Health as a Public Good

The United States has one of the lowest cost food options available to its consumers in the world. For an extended period, people assumed that this was a benefit of capitalism and that competition had helped push down the prices and made food available at lower costs through the market. However, many externalities have arisen in these circumstances that are now pointing researchers to question the consequences of having mass processed food available to consumers. The United States, as well as many other industrialized nations, currently has epidemic rates of obesity as well as the related obesity diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

This trend is not restricted to just adult and the obesity rates among children have subsequently risen as well. This has made many instructions and activists compare the effects of poor diets and their health consequences to…… [Read More]

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Promoting Positive Health Behaviors Every Woman Matters

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Promoting Positive Health Behaviors

Every Woman Matters Program was launched in 1992 in Nebraska, United States of America, for the women residents of the state. This program encourages women to get annual check-ups for free. The program is designed for women aged between 40 to 74 years, who have none or restricted health insurance, along with earning low levels of income. The women residents of Nebraska can fill out enrollment forms available to them from various hospitals as well as on the internet in order to be facilitated by the program (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). If the application is accepted, the program will send a welcome pack which the applicant should take with them on their doctor's appointment. They should ensure to inform the doctor beforehand that they are a part of Every Woman Matters Program.

The Program administrators will then inform the applicant of their…… [Read More]

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Female Health History Interview Biographical Data Born

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Female Health History Interview

Biographical Data

Born: July 15, 1961 in Denver, Colorado


Gender: Female

Marital Status: Widow

Occupation: Writer

Race/Ethnic Origin: Caucasian (European)

Employer: Self-Employed

Source and Reliability: Phyllis is honest and her information is reliable

Reason for Seeking Care: She has several health issues that concern her

Present Health or History of Present Illness: She is overweight and has high blood pressure

Past Health

In general Phyllis has been healthy but she has had high cholesterol, skin cancer, a peptic ulcer, and genital herpes

Childhood Illnesses: Phyllis had measles and scarlet fever

Accidents or Injuries: she was in a serious car accident at 33; she suffered major contusions to her face, broken ribs and lacerations to her legs

Serious or Chronic Illnesses: she had scarlet fever as a child but has no after effects

Hospitalization: she was hospitalized after the car accident for three weeks

Operations: she…… [Read More]

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Vulnerable Population in Seminar Vulnerable

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This is possibly due to the fact that sexual minorities may have additional challenges finding insurance because of discrimination in the workforce or the additional costs of being in a non-heterosexual couple (gay men and lesbians do not get many of the tax breaks and other legal support that heterosexual couples are entitled to by marriage, although this is changing, thanks to increased recognition of domestic partnerships and greater support for gay marriage throughout the country).

Thus, gays and lesbians have additional health concerns that are compounded by poverty. Furthermore, non-heterosexual minorities have also been found to have elevated risk factors which compound the risks of being gay and lesbian. According to Mojola and Everett (2012), while "gay men in all racial and ethnic groups were significantly more likely than heterosexual white men to report having received an STD diagnosis" (this includes not simply HIV / AIDS but all STDs,…… [Read More]

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Boston Children's Hospital Has Become an Important

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Boston Children's Hospital has become an important location for assisting children to deal with a host of issues ranging from cancer treatment options to transplants. According to U.S. News and World Report (2013), Boston Children's Hospital is ranked as the number one facility for helping children to address a host of health issues including cardiology and neurology. The hospital is having a positive impact on the lives of children by offering them state-of-the-art treatment options in a caring environment. However, the institution faces a variety of challenges. This case study examines those challenges and how Boston Children's Hospital can meet those challenges.

Background of Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital first opened its doors in 1869, as a 20-bed facility in the South End. By 1891, Boston Children's had already proven itself to be a leader in health care delivery by creating the first laboratory for producing bacteria-free milk in…… [Read More]

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Obesity Prevention Using Health Belief

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S Gubbels. Talks about how obesity is a major problem of our society and how it is affecting the children and adults. The article talks about the causes and the consequences of obesity and provides certain prevention for this problem. The article relates the problem of obesity with the Health Belief Model and talks about how the Model contributes in motiving the people to bring Health behavior change in their lives. It point out the reasons for people in bringing behavior changes associated with the Health Belief Model. (J.S Gubbels, 2013)

In the article "Health Belief Model in the Town of Obese Elderly Women use Health Education" by Zeng Gui Ying, the writer talks about how the Health Belief Model is a major source of information and education for the obese women living in towns and villages .It tells that how the model motivates and encourages the obese women to…… [Read More]

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Public Health Informatics Is the

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"Potential barriers to resource sharing include institutional separation, ignorance of each field's history and unique challenges, constrained resources and different timelines" (Mamotte et al. 2009).

Ultimately, I do not believe it matters if the research studies are exactly 'like Tuskegee.' A fundamental difference between the two is that the African population might not be treated with the full resources of Western medicine had they not participated in the trials, while the men in the Tuskegee study would undeniably have received a penicillin vaccination and lived healthy lives. But merely because a study is not equivalent to Tuskegee does not mean that it does not raise profound moral problems (Ho 1997).


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Mamotte, Nicole. (et al. 2009). Convergent ethical issues in HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria vaccine trials in Africa:…… [Read More]

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Coffee and Caffeine Ameliorate Hypoglycemia Fatty Liver

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Coffee and Caffeine Ameliorate Hypoglycemia, Fatty Liver, and Inflammatory Adipocytokine Expression in Spontaneously Diabetic KK-Ay Mice," authors Yamachui and colleagues (2010) the researchers investigated the relationship between certain chemicals and the physical health of living organisms. The investigators hypothesized that caffeine would prove to aid in the lowering of blood sugar in mice who have genetic markers which would give them diabetes. Hyperglycemia, an increase in blood sugar, is found in diabetics and can lead to serious complications from the disease. Caffeine may be able to hinder hyperglycemia. It is hoped that by being able to identify a definite connection, the information could then be passed to human beings.

A control group is one where nothing is being tested; the organisms are left in their natural, unaltered state. Nothing is different between the animals and their natural state so that the group experimented on can be compared with them to…… [Read More]

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E-Iatrogenesis Human-Machine Interface E-Iatrogenesis Chapters

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, 2005). In addition, the workload on clinicians is often increased past the point of reasonable because it is too intrusive and time consuming to document patient encounters during clinic time (Grabenbauer, Skinner, and Windle, 2011). The amount of information that can accumulate in a patient's record from multiple sources can be daunting and lead to information overload. CDS alerts can be so common that clinicians begin to ignore them. The negative impact that EHR systems can have on clinician communications is also troubling, because in-person observations by nurses can provide invaluable insights into the treatment needs of a patients that cannot be communicated effectively electronically. Systems have been observed to be slow during peak use periods and in some cases crash (Fernandopulle and Neil, 2010). Vendor support during such crises may be slow or absent, which can lead to seeing and treating patients 'blind.'

Many of the EHR-associated complaints…… [Read More]

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Heart Failure Guidelines the 2009 Revision of

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Heart Failure Guidelines

The 2009 revision of the ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults contains a number of evidence-based updates, revised text, and a new section called "hospitalized patient" (Hunt et al. e395). These revisions are the result of a task force that convened in 2008 and represent new findings published between 2005 and 2008.

Four stages along a continuum of heart failure are described, with the first two stages representing patients having medical conditions that increase the risk of heart failure (Hunt et al. e396). Stage A patients may have atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, or have a family history of heart failure, but without structural heart disease (Hunt et al. e405-e408). Treatment strategies for Stage A patients include aggressive management of medical conditions and encouraging lifestyle changes. Stage A patients with vascular disease or diabetes may also benefit from ACE inhibitors…… [Read More]

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Stick Injury Means That the

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The results revealed that this route did not lead to any needle stick injuries. The ESA worked as efficaciously as it would have if needles were used and this was proved by the maintenance of the hemoglobin levels. It was observed that 91% of the nursing staff was in favor of the needle free administration of ESA. This study therefore concluded that drugs with detached needles present further routes to prevent needle stick injuries in the future. (Chow et. al, 2009)

Seeing how needle stick injuries can lead to emotional, health related and financial dilemma, experts are working on ways to reduce their occurrence. The study by Chow et al. (2009) shows one way in which these incidences can be reduced. Molen et al. (2011) stated that education reduces the occurrence of needle stick injury. He conducted a study in which one group was educated in a workshop and given…… [Read More]