Social Demography - Class 8 Social Demography of Health in US IV Can you adapt to stress and reduce BP A Community interventions have failed 1 B

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Class 8 Social Demography of Health in US
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IV. Can you adapt to stress and reduce BP? A. Community interventions have failed 1. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT) B. Individuals can reduce stress and BP 1. Relaxation response - meditation C. Need primary prevention rather than medical model of treating symptoms
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I. Epidemiology of Gunshot Deaths A. Gunshot deaths unique US problem B. Gun in the home increases odds of gunshot deaths C. Owning a gun increases chances of victim being killed when criminal breaks into home
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II. Age A. Huge increase in lifespan B. Changes for elderly C. Changes for country
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D. Objective health of elderly declines with age E. But subjective health of elderly does not decline as fast as objective health
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III. Gender A. Sex differences in mental health 1. No differences between males and females in mental illness 2. But they have different types of mental illness
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