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What page number(s) from the textbook or slide number(s) from the powerpoint are you using to support your post? Do you have any personal experiences or stories on the connection between culture and health? Originally, I am from South Carolina, so in my culture every Sunday after church, or during a celebration we eat a lot of fried and fatty food which has allowed my families medical history to become saturated with diabetes and congestive heart failure. Food helps to bring my family closer together and has become our cultural but it has altered my family’s health because a majority of the older generation has diabetes and high blood pressure. Why is it important to understand the connection between culture and health? Culture is an important determinant of people’s perceptions of illness and in return determines how a that person deals with their personal health. Because culture influences family,
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