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#1 Health Overview - Chapter 1 - Overview of Health Fall...

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Overview of Health Fall 2007
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Today’s objectives 1. To identify the leading causes of death in 1900 and 2004 and explain the reasons for the differences. 2. To define public health, prevention and health promotion and to identify specific ways that each of these are used to improve quality of life and life expectancy. 3. To list and explain the factors that influence a person’s health status. 4. To list and explain the five dimensions of wellness and to identify at least three health behaviors common to each dimension.
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What is Health? World Health Organization (WHO) Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
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What is Public Health - addresses health needs of a society as opposed to the needs of individuals. - fulfills society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy - promotes health by instituting organized efforts to prevent disease and prolong the life of its citizens
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Trends in Health Infectious VS Chronic Diseases
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Trends in health Life Expectancy – 2003 77.5 years Life expectancy: U. .S. Census Bureau -- http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/07s0100.xls
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Three leading causes of death 1900 1) Pneumonia 2) Tuberculosis 3) Influenza 2004 1) Heart Disease 2) Cancer 3) Stroke All are lifestyle related
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