stressed or anxious report - I feel that when I am stressed...

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I feel that when I am stressed or anxious, my body reacts as if it is under attack. I know from biology classthat my body releases hormones that speed up my heart rate and breathing, increase blood pressure, and probably tenses me up. This is kind of like the fight-or-flight stress response mentioned in our text. Back when we were roaming cave dwellers, this was good if you need to avoid an animal or other danger. But constantly feeling stressed, our body's natural fight-or-flight response lasts too long and blood pressure may stay high. It’s interesting to see how overtime a needed response for survival becomes almost dangerous in itself with time. I do feel that patients need to hold some responsibility about radiation and how it affects their health but only afterthey have been informed about it. There needs to be more communication on a larger scale. If somebody speeds, they know they’re breaking a law, but imagine if that person was never given the information to know what they’re doing is wrong. There needs to be a synergetic relationship between the medical professional and the patient just for that reason—people simply don’t know enough about radiation to be responsible for themselves. Medical professionals need to be the catalyst for patients’ involvement in treatments, before and after. Then, we could begin to expect some level of patient involvement in their care. We cannot, and really should not expect layman individuals to appreciate the finer and significant qualities of medical radiation until professionals have created a way to educate patients. I would suggest something along the lines of what patients are given upon being discharged nowadays: a pamphlet highlighting their treatment. Something that includes more information about radiation—benefits verse risks—and other key points to help patients make decisions about their healthcare. Public health systems are networks of state and local agencies that deliver health care services to communities across the United States.Public health includes activities to protect the environment, making sure water supplies, restaurants, andfood supplies are safe, and providing preventive health services, such as vaccinations.Public health systems are networks of state and local agencies that deliver health care services to communities across the United States.Public health includes activities to protect the environment, making sure water supplies, restaurants, andfood supplies are safe, and providing preventive health services, such as vaccinations.Health care delivery: The provision of preventive, treatment, or rehabilitative health services, from short-term to long-term, to individuals as well as groups of people, by individual practitioners, institutions, or public health agencies.

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