• Biological Attack Weapons Health Terrorism
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    Biological Attack In Living Terrors by Michael T. Osterholm and John Schwartz, the threat of biological attack on the United States is introduced to the public. Using Living Terrors and a number of sources that are extremely knowledgeable on the question of preparedness of the United States to a biological attack, I will argue that the United States is in no way prepared to handle a biological attack on its soil. Nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are all considered weapons of mass destruc...
  • Rockefeller Standard Oil
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    John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States, thus engendering much controversy and opposition regarding its business practices and form of organization. Rockefeller also was one of the first major philanthropists in the U. S. , establishing several important foundations and donating a total of $540 mi...
  • Surgeon General Health Satcher Public
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    There are many leaders in the United States today. These men and women help to form the nation into what it is today and what it will be in the future. One of these important leaders of the United States is the Surgeon General. The Surgeon General has many responsibilities and priorities that form our nation's Public Health System. These responsibilities and priorities of the Surgeon General will be explained throughout this paper. According to the Reader's Digest Encyclopedia the Surgeon Genera...
  • Hiv Aids Public Health
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    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic over the last couple of years has raised some concerns regarding the effectiveness of the current AIDS surveillance efforts. Currently, only persons that test positive with AIDS are reported systematically to public health officials. Because of the new treatment options, the time between infection of HIV and the progression to an AIDS diagnosis is increased. Public health officials are concerned that the surveillance of AIDS is not indicative o...
  • Black Women And Stds
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    BLACK WOMEN AND STDS Many African-American women who live in rural areas do not perceive themselves as being at great risk for contracting HIV, new study results suggest. Consequently, these women may engage in more sexually risky behaviors than their urban and suburban counterparts, researchers report. 'Much more work with low-income rural women of color needs to be conducted regarding HIV prevention needs and how best to respond to those needs,' lead study author Dr. Richard A. Crosby of the R...
  • Public Health Rabies Human Animals
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    Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Domestic animals account for less than 10% of the reported rabies cases, with cats, cattle, and dogs most often reported rabid. Rabies virus infects the central nervous system, causing encephalopathy and ultimately death....
  • Public Health In 1665
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    "Ring around a roses, A pocket full of Poses, A tissue! A tissue! We all fall down!" Even today, children innocently chant this old nursery rhyme, bringing the old saying into reality, "Ignorance is Bliss." It's eerie, to think that this old rhyme in fact gives a perfect description of one of Europe's worst nightmares, the Great Plague. Many people forget the horrors of the Plague, and when they do remember and think about it, Public heath is rarely a factor that plays a big part when people sta...
  • Underage Drinking Alcohol Study Age
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    STUDY FINDS YOUTH DRINKERS MORE LIKELY TO DRINK AND DRIVE, GET IN ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES AS ADULTS Boston, MA - The younger people are when they start drinking alcohol, the more likely they are to drive after excessive drinking and get into alcohol-related car crashes over the course of their adult lives, according to a new study conducted at Boston University's School of Public Health. The BU study, published this week in the Journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention, shows that adults who b...
  • Public Health Methadone Treatment Drug
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    The Government Should Get Involved With The Cure To Opiate Addiction Through The Use Of The Methadone Program In Order To Reduce Crime, Death, Disease, And Drug Use. Methadone, a long-acting synthetic narcotic analgesic, was first used in the maintenance treatment of drug addiction in the mid-1960 s by Drs. Vincent Dole and Marie Nyswander of Rockefeller University. There are now 115, 000 methadone maintenance patients in the United States, 40, 000 of whom are in New York State and about half th...
  • Public Health Reporting Disease Hiv
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    Last October, the case of Nu shawn Williams hit the front pages. He is believed to have infected at least 13 girls and women in Jamestown, New York, with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. His name and face appeared all over the media, shredding the accepted norm of keeping HIV status confidential. In breaking this tradition, public health officials sought to identify and reach the young women he may have infected. Due to this breaking of the silence and reporting the name of the person with this ...
  • The Misconceptions Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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    Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been mis written? The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in the early part of the century. Sinclair loses his...
  • Federal Clean Air Standards
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    Federal Clean Air Standards Should Be Strengthened For Title: Federal clean air standards Academic Level: College Content: beef up air quality or we will die Description: debate prep Federal Clean Air Standards Should Be Strengthened For Californians, not a day goes by without hearing some remark referring to smog or the quality of the air they breathe. One becomes accustom to shrugging such remarks off without a second thought after a while. Sure the air is getting cleaner, manufactures and peo...
  • Tuberculosis Public Health
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    Despite predictions earlier this century that infectious diseases would soon be eliminated as a public health problem (Burnet, 1963), infectious diseases remain a leading cause of illness and death in the United States. The incidence of tuberculosis, which was presumably under control has increased in several urban areas throughout the country. Furthermore, control and prevention of the disease have been undermined by drug resistance as well as lack of federal funding. The homeless population is...
  • Living Conditions Towns Poor Bad
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    Within the working class areas of industrial towns such as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool living conditions were very bad indeed in the early 19 th century. Poor living conditions were due to insufficient planning, bad housing, poor sewerage disposal, inadequate water supplies, and diseases. Bad planning led to poor living conditions in towns in the early 19 th century because of a rapid growth in industrialisation. Local authorities had very little employers and experienced employers and ...
  • Health Education People Program Family
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    I graduated from Hue Medical College and earned degree of medicine doctor, specializing in general medicine. However, I did not become a clinician. My days in the college hospital often made me think about prevention of diseases and injuries. I encounter so many patient who suffered from preventable diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea, cholera, parasites, etc. Many cases died of the lack of knowledge about health care and related-health problems. My thoughts wandered to the areas o...
  • Public Health Department 2001 London
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    Multi professional / disciplinary working is essential in public health, since it draws on theatrical perspectives from a wide range of fields (Naidoo & Wills 2001). It is the intention of this essay to demonstrate the importance of this, by evaluating some opposing disciplines that contribute to the field. I would like to explore the diversities of perspectives such as Epidemiology, Social Sciences and the contribution of the public / lay perspectives, to illustrate how ideas from different dis...
  • 157 Vtec 0157 Outbreaks Coli
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    Vero Cytotoxic-Producing Escherichia Coli 0157 Epidemiology Report The incidence of 0157 VTEC infections is variable throughout the UK, with the highest rate in Scotland. In England and Wales, laboratories in the PHLS and NHS refer isolates of 0157 VTEC to the Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens (LEP), Central Public Health Laboratory for confirmation and further typing. The numbers of laboratory confirmed cases of 0157 VTEC infections for England and Wales since 1982 are given below: When allowance...
  • Over Population United States
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    Over the years population problems have haunted countries all over the world. Factors such as mortality and birth rates usually balance out the population situation but there are still other characteristics that need to be accounted for such as fertility, birth control technology, public health medicine, and immigration / urbanization . Every country around the world has its own unique population pattern. Individually the pattern might seem unimportant but collectively all the patterns control t...
  • Public Health Services Healthy Social
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    HEALTH Values and Principles H 100 Health is the condition in which individuals and communities achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. Health for individuals is only possible in the context of a healthy environment and society. The healthy society is one which guarantees a safe and clean environment; material security for all its citizens; good work; adequate housing; a balanced and unpolluted diet and clean water; appropriate education; a safe transport syste...
  • Smoke Free Bars And Restaurants
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    In 1964 the United States Public Health Service released a landmark document which stated that smoking is a major cause of cancer of the lunges mouth and throat. Since then researchers have shown that each year cigarette smoking causes more than 300, 000 premature deaths in the United States alone. This is mainly from cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, such as emphysema states Evert t Keep a Surgeon General. That is why it is a wise and smart choice to ban smoking from New ...