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Sarah Croog ID 24939025 Discussion 8 TA Barbara McCall Journal entry #1 In the recent weeks in “My Body, My Health”, professor Gerber has laid a framework for the various models of health, including the medical model, the environmental model, and the holistic model. The article “How Is Health Defined” complements Professor Gerber’s lectures by providing a more in-depth overview of the various health models. It attempts to define health through various scopes, as a term of “normality” and illness as “abnormality”, and contrastingly, health as “ability to reach desired goals”. The biomedical model has various principles that relate to the areas of cause and effect, such as disease being caused by factors that may be pinpointed, such as germs, bacteria, and parasites. On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, the social model recognizes other factors as contributors to ill health. More importantly, however, the social model does not consider just disease, but also illness, sickness, suffering, and other trauma. The second article seeks to conduct a study of college students involving tobacco
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