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Anh Ho Health and Personal Wellness (Pappas, Michael) Review Questions 1. How does health insurance make health care more accessible? Health insurance makes health care more accessible by lowering the cost of health care. Without health insurance, a policy designed to cover the cost of health care, health care would be extremely costly and eventually lead families to go bankrupt. Drawing from my personal experience, the fee of my stay in a psychiatric hospital for 10 days would have been 10,000 dollars instead of 2,500 dollars. 2. What is preventive care? Preventive care refers to health care focused on preventing disease and maintaining health. The person may exhibit no sign of an illness, but preventative care means to go to the doctor despite being well. There is a saying that goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Getting regular medical examinations allow health care professionals to detect signs of a problem in its early stages and treat it while it is still curable. Hence, early detection will reduce the cost and time of the treatment because problems are detected before symptoms emerge. 3. In what cases do diet and exercise not address obesity? Obesity refers to a medical condition where excessive fat accumulation that negatively affects health. The most common causes of obesity are overeating and physical inactivity; however, there are cases where genetics can contribute to obesity. Leptin deficiency, the lack of hormones that regulate fat storage in the body, is one of the genetic causes of obesity. When the body doesn’t produce enough leptin, there is no signal
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