Where and How to See a Healthcare Provider
1) Private hospital.
a. Will not accept you unless you prove you can pay without insurance.
b. Several amenities not offered elsewhere like security.
c. One on one time.
d. Very small money making ven
What Type of Doctor to See
Science-based health care (when you go to the ER). Backed by scientific research by
using scientific method. Also has doctors that are certified by state and national boards.
People that engage in scientific health care must adh
Wellness and Consumer Health
25% of LA adults smoke. National average is 20%.
10% rate (49th in country)
12% of LA teens dropped out of school and do not work.
LA is 46th in nation for violent crime.
Tips to Being a Good Consumer in Wellness
1) Just because you see it in media does not make it true and accurate. Very few
infomercial products go through proper scientific inspection.
First newspaper function. Newspapers need to make money
The Quackery of Advertising
Advertising based upon:
TEST QUESTION: Some advertisers misrepresent facts through the concept of THE WEASEL
WORD. Leaves entire area for error.
Good advertisements do NOT make promises. They give FACTS.
Severity of Mental Health
Mental Health Consumer Issues
-Mental health is relatively new health care field; a little over 100 years old
-Relied on two entities: Family and church; the church at times could be barbaric
-In the Middle Ages, when church cont
Science and Non Science Based Health
1. Science Based Health
-To be a part of traditional medicine, technique must come from credited institution that uses scientific method
-Most traditional health care providers have also, in addition to going to medica
Rise in Dental Healthcare
The Baby Boomer Generation is first generation where majority of people will keep their
natural teeth because of proper dental health practices.
Fluoride is important in making teeth strong.
Over past decade number
Early Detection in Medical Testing
Process of Medical Testing and Western Medicine
*Western Medicine- what you get when you go to a doctor and utilize health care system;
based on scientific method
-The scientific process does not rely on hearsay or perso
Different Types of Illnesses that Affect Wellness and Consumer Health
3 classifications of illness:
1) Localized illness.
2) Deseminating illness.
3) Systemic illness(eg, the flu).
5 types of illness/pathogens:
a. Single cell.
b. Killed throu
Crime and Intentional Injuries
INTENTIONAL INJURY. Violence and crime. 3 million violent acts per year.
US ranks 1st out of all industrial countries for homicide and gun deaths. If you add up
prior 18 countries gun deaths they still do not total US deaths
Concepts of Consumer Health
In Louisiana, about 25% of adult population use tobacco products - 41 st in America (50 is worst)
National average of smokers is between 20-21%, well above national average
43% of children live in
Arthritis as Prevalent Medical Issue in US
-Covers over 100 different conditions; degenerative disease
-Occurs because joints in body naturally wear down with age and time
-It can manifest in many different ways
-Some people have arthritis so ba
Accidents and Unintentional Injuries
THREE MAJOR/BEST WAYS TO REDUCE INJURIES. (THE THREE ES OF
1) Engineering. This is what business and industry does to make life safer.
a. Eg: automatic safety belt, anti-lock b