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Obesity: A Media Created Epidemic

- "What. Me worry?" - - Alfred E. Neuman Is obesity really a serious health concern or is the “epidemic” merely a result of highly fabricated, misleading ideas of politicians and the media. The article, Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic. By W. Wayt Gibbs featured in the May 23, 2005 edition of Scientific America, raises this question. Most health experts and average people believe that obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns today, resulting in increased risk for other major health issues; such as; heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and the chance for early loss of life....   [tags: Poltical Epidemic]

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An Epidemic in America

- Overweight and obesity became a National Health Priority Area in 2008 (Beaumont et al, 2012) and is defined by the World Health Organisation (2014) as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. As we know overweight and obesity are drastically increasing problems worldwide and have consequently reached epidemic status, thus proving to be one of the most important problems of public health. This is highlighted through the prevalence rates of the conditions among both adults and children, which is considerably more frequent in developed countries (Kyriazis et al, 2012)....   [tags: Overweight, Obesity Epidemic, Health Problem]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- The Obesity Epidemic Maria Mena is a second year undergraduate student at Merced Community College getting her general education. After she finishes with her general education she plans on majoring in Nursing. She is interested in Nursing because she wants to help the sick and wounded in a hospital or clinical environment. Nurses will help treat you whether they know you or not and they are there for you in times of great need. Maria Mena is very determined and driven to push herself to achieve her goals....   [tags: Public Health, Epidemic, United States]

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Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

- Childhood Obesity Introduction The topic I have chosen to discuss is childhood obesity. The AAP Committee on Nutrition and Chen et al. stated that obesity in childhood is often caused by little exercise and too much or the wrong kinds of food (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012). The reason I have chose this topic is that it is a serious issue in today’s society and it’s an overall serious concern in a child’s development. The AAP committee on Nutrition, Datar and Sturm and Mustillo et al. found that obesity in childhood puts children at risk for behavior problems, depression and low self-esteem which can affects the child as they grow up (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012) The three sou...   [tags: Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Epidemic]

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The Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878

- The 1878 yellow fever epidemic in Memphis proved to be fatal, killing almost all who got infected. The disease traveled up from New Orleans infecting and killing many on its way. Memphis was going through reconstruction and was becoming the center for merchants and travelers. Furthermore, Memphis began to become overly populated only increasing the devastation that would be caused by the yellow fever. This was a confusing period were even medical professionals did not know where the disease came from or how they could to stop it....   [tags: Disease, American History, Epidemic]

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Health Epidemic in America

- Obesity, diabetes, and heart complications are prevalent in American society. More than 30% of American adults are classified as obese (Center for Disease Control). Members of all social classes are typically guilty of eating unhealthy and processed food, because these options are marketed to be more appealing to the taste buds and less expensive than healthier alternatives. Although increasing taxes on unhealthy drinks may be seen as patronizing and invasive, this process would be beneficial by encouraging consumers to consider healthier options, helping to reduce obesity, and lowering the cost of future care for diseases linked to obesity....   [tags: obesity, diabetes, heart complications, epidemic]

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Influenza Epidemic of 1918

- The epidemic began at around the end of the first World War and was the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Some symptoms of the influenza included muscle pains, sore throat, headache, fever, glandular disturbances, eye aberrations, heart action slowing, and depression of all bodily functions and reactions. The flu is highly contagious and spreads around easily whenever an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. This global disaster was nicknamed the “Spanish Flu,” or “La Grippe.” The nickname of the Spanish Flu came from one of the earliest countries to be hit hard by influenza; eight million people in Spain were killed in the May of 1918....   [tags: World War I, Devastating Epidemic, History]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity rates are soaring throughout North America (What Is Obesity?, 2013). With obesity reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, and the threat of a global epidemic, we must watch this alarming increase carefully ( Health Risks of Obesity, 2013). Obesity is defined as: "…an excess of adipose tissue…" (A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014). The two most common measures of obesity are Body Mass Index (BMI is a ratio of weight to height) and relative weight index, such as percent desirable weight (Body Mass Index , 2013)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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And The Band Played On: Mercy During the AIDS Epidemic

- …“With liberty and justice to all”, though this was not the case when the AIDS epidemic first jumped off. I believe that the only reason justice, mercy, and veracity were not served in the beginning of this battle is simply because of majority and minority. AIDS, at first, was only found to be attacking the gay population (minority), but the people that could do something about it, or controlled the money that could help with the situation were not being affected, and didn’t feel threatened by it (majority)....   [tags: Mercy, AIDS Epidemic, AIDS, homosexuals, homosexua]

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China

- China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]

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The Obesity Epidemic in the United Kingdom

- A person is classified obesity if he/she is extremely overweight with high amount of fat. Obesity is a major health issue affecting many adults and children across the UK, every year. According Public Health England adults who are obese has been increased by a half percent while children continues - to breed nearly two quarters; in last two decades. Here some facts “Population monitoring definition of obesity For example, obesity affects both physically and emotionally, it develops a number of serious health conditions....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic Essays]

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The Mass Shooting Epidemic in America

- Nine students were killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A man opened fire in a church, in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, including the pastor. Twenty-seven were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Twelve were killed in the Washington Navy Yard. This is only a few examples from a very long list. The grim truth is that mass shootings are becoming the new normal. Every few months, another mass shooting occurs and the public goes through the same routine of mourning, honoring, and ultimately debating....   [tags: America's Gun Violence Epidemic]

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An Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS: Conquering an Epidemic Through Community Outreach Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a pandemic disease that has gained worldwide attention over the past few decades affecting populations both in the United States and internationally. Diseases such as these are the very reasons epidemiology evolved into a medical science. HIV/AIDS is part of the era of eco-epidemiology where both local and global health patterns are analyzed (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2010, pp....   [tags: Health, Diseases, HIV/AIDS]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- Imagine a disease that started infecting a particular group and determined how that group was perceived as a whole. The disease eventually spread to other groups, but the original infected group was never fully cleaned of dirty and infected stigmas. Imagination is no longer needed for this scenario. This disease is known as AIDS. AIDS began in the lives of homosexuals and affected the perception of the entire community. Afraid of persecution, homosexuals were pushed into the shadows and engaged in promiscuous behavior with little protection from STIS....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. The Unites States has even been termed an overweight nation. Some twenty to thirty percent of American adults are now considered obese (Hwang 1999 and Hirsch et al 1997). With this in mind, Americans constantly look around themselves determining their weight status as well as that of those around them. While some Americans do fit the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories, all of which can be unhealthy....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]

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Is Obesity an Epidemic?

- Bodies: Biology to Blushing Is There an Obesity Epidemic. The World Health Organization defines obesity as the “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. (WHO, 2012). It is considered to be a medical condition which may reduce a person's life expectancy due to the negative effect it can have on our health and well-being. An epidemic is said to affect a disproportionately large number of people in a population and spreads rapidly. In recent decades, it has been suggested that we are facing an ‘obesity epidemic’....   [tags: excesive fat, poor nutrition, poverty]

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The Spanish Influenza Epidemic

- The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Los Angeles, October 28--The effects of the Spanish influenza outbreak from its date of original contamination, September 13(1), to now have been widespread and horrific. With more than 4500 new cases being reported today, the total for California is now above 60,000.(7) Not even two days prior to this printing, San Francisco witnessed its worst day, with over 2000 new cases reported accompanied by 96 deaths.(6) The once thought of "army epidemic" now has a firm grip on civilian life....   [tags: Journalism Epidemics Health Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- How would you feel if I told you that there is no one state with an obesity rate lower than 20%. Take this information and compare it to twenty years ago when every state had an obesity rate lower than 15%. Obesity has become not only the number one cause in death, but according to David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and author of “Don’t Blame the Eater”, it is the number one cost in health care with numbers rising well over 100 billion dollars a year (196). There are many people we could blame, such as the food industry or the government, but before we start pointing fingers elsewhere, individuals need to stand up and take personal responsibility for their own actio...   [tags: Obesity in America]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Millions of Americans and people worldwide are overweight or obese. Obesity develops when “calories consumed exceeds calories expended” (“Obesity and Genetics”). “Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s,” and in the present day it is estimated that “two – thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese” (Ogden). Being overweight or obese highly increases the risk of deadly health problems, therefore this statistic states that the majority of the United States population is at risk of obtaining life–threatening diseases....   [tags: Economic Environment, Healthy Diet]

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The Tobacco Epidemic

- Introduction Tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th Century. Tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion in the 21st century alone. Smoking is responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths per year) and, if current smoking patterns continue, by 2030 the proportion will be one in six, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). This means that about 500 million people alive today will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994)....   [tags: Tobacco Health]

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The Heroin Epidemic

- ... A recent statistic from the International Statistics of Heroin Addiction & Abuse reports that over 9 million people in the world are using heroin. (International) You read stories every day of kids, teenagers, adults, celebrities, mothers, and fathers all who have gotten their hands dirty with the drug and eventually die because of it. “Just as rock stars helped popularize LSD during the 1960s, so have some fashion designers, photographers and advertising people of today influenced an entire generation of youth, by portraying heroin use in magazines and music videos as fashionable and even desirable.”(Trying Heroin) Celebrities such as Russell Brand, Kurt Cobain, and recently passed Phil...   [tags: opioid drug, morphine, overdose]

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The Foreclosure Epidemic

- The growing number of pre-foreclosures or short sales and subsequent foreclosures has grown to widespread proportions in the United States. Today it provides the single biggest threat to the U.S. economy. Projections point toward more and more foreclosures in the future if something isn’t done. It seems that the current policy in place has only helped too few people, and the efforts toward fixing the problem must be continued. The New York Times reported, “Foreclosures are costing neighboring families hundreds of billions of dollars and dragging down the entire economy....   [tags: Economics]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- Recently, obesity has become an epidemic in many parts of the world. The condition has accelerated in the past thirty to fifty years, and its health effects are devastating. Obesity is a leading contributor of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and countless other health concerns. Obesity is also the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Currently, around one in three Americans are obese. Now more than ever, obesity prevention in the health field is a primary concern....   [tags: Health]

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The Obesity Epidemic

- In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) Even more alarming, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, and youth are becoming overweight and obese at earlier ages. One out of six children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese and one out of three are overweight or obese....   [tags: Obesity in America]

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Obesity: An Epidemic

- Obesity is a medical condition that affects children, teenagers and adults, and in recent years has caused many disorders that are potentially life-threating. All individuals consist of fat in their body, but sometimes body can store more fat than needed in the body due to a disorder or excessive eating, therefore they would be classified as obese. According to Professor Jane Wardle, obesity rates started to rise soon after 1984 and she explained that it steadily raised under one percentage a year....   [tags: medical condition, fat, technology, fast food]

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Obesity Epidemic : The United States

- ... Pair that with providing a healthy meal for their child while they’re at school, there could be significant improvements in combating this obesity epidemic. Before getting into the methods to combat obesity, there needs to be a quick examination of who this epidemic mainly effects; that being the minority groups and low-income earners. First off, why is this epidemic effecting minority groups and low-income earners the most. To be blunt, the price of feeding a family a healthy diet may just prove to be unattainable....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Food]

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The True Cause of the ADHD Epidemic

- Many people in America are not very educated about the false Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) epidemic. There has been a documented rapid increase in diagnoses in the past decade. Many psychological experts believe the proper diagnoses are not being made, and that many of the children being diagnosed today do not actually have ADHD. These experts blame the increase of diagnoses on the current practices of doctors and teachers. Doctors are the ones who write the prescriptions, but teachers inflict fear within the students and parents that can make them believe that they are not preforming sufficiently in class, and that students can do better in school simply if they change the...   [tags: learning disabilities]

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Childhood Obesity : A Recent Epidemic

- Childhood obesity is a recent epidemic that has overcome the American culture and is growing at alarming rates. There are many contributors to this unhealthy lifestyle, many of them being environmental aspects. Environment play a big role in the nutrition children receive. Adolescent obesity is the direct product of a child 's environment both geographical and their home settings. Schools have done a substantial amount of work on creating a healthy environment for students, but there is more that can be done....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Childhood]

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Is there a Narcissistic Epidemic in America?

- Is narcissism a growing epidemic in America. This question was featured in an article on the Psychology Today website (Baskin, S.). The article claims that narcissism in America is growing as fast as obesity and is quickly becoming an epidemic. Which begs the question, should we as a society be worried about narcissism. For those of us not familiar with Narcissistic Personality Disorder it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV as a pervasive disorder characterized by self-centeredness, lack of empathy, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance....   [tags: psychology, personality disorders]

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Childhood Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- ... First way childhood obesity can be prevented is with the help of the parents. Parents play an enormous role in determining whether the child becomes overweight or not. They have an influence on the child by promoting healthy eating, daily exercise, and a positive attitude. Parents determine what the child eats every day and how much exercise they get. Promoting healthy eating is one way this epidemic can be prevented. Children will eat what is available to them and what they see their parents eating....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Health, Overweight]

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Medicine Hurts : The Silent Epidemic

- It 's a fact of life: people checking into the hospital face risks. Expecting to get better, some actually end up getting worse. Everyone has heard the stories of risks that are taken. There is the danger of medical complications such as bleeding or infection. Then there is human error, like getting the wrong drug or dosage. These complications are slowly rising, and becoming known as a “silent epidemic.” This "silent epidemic" can appear in a variety of situations – when a person is prescribed the wrong medication for his or her medical condition or age, the right medication in the wrong dose, or two or more medications that interact with dangerous, unintended side effects ("When Medicine...   [tags: Pharmacology, Prescription drug, Drugs]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere and second most densely populated, it is no surprise that Haiti has been constantly plagued with diseases such as HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS has become the world’s leading cause of infectious death, and has taken its toll on the people greatly because of poverty. Many people already assume that Haiti is a country filled with disease because of the conditions they see in the media, but little do they know that the disease rate has decreased greatly over recent years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Africa]

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Adult Obesity : A Great Epidemic

- ... Today in society, people rely on different technologies as methods of getting around places. Being a society so reliant on our cars, people have become less active. There has been shown to be a direct correlation between weight and transportation people choose. Countries that do not use cars greatly are known for having less obesity than countries who do. In Sweden, 62% of the population walks or uses bicycles a mode of transportation, which is why their obesity rate is at 9%. This is also seen in other countries such as Latvia, the Netherlands, and many more....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension, Health]

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The Epidemic of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

- Every year in the United States, obesity rates among adolescents and children continue to steadily increase. It was calculated that in 2010, nearly 17 percent of children throughout the United States were considered obese, (U.S. Obesity Trends). Bearing in mind these statistics, and this escalating dilemma, parents encouraging their children to engage in physical activity can help prevent weight problems, which could eventually result in possible health risks in the future. Childhood obesity rates, as well as the potential for health risks, have increased over the past few decades as a result of inactivity, poor nutrition, and unfortunately genetics....   [tags: Health, adolescent, children]

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The Epidemic of M.R.S.A. in Our Hospitals

- Public Health Problem The health problem is that M.R.S.A., an antibiotic resistant bacterium, has become an epidemic in hospitals worldwide (WebMD, 2012). This is because it is a location that many people come to that has become ill or some part of their health is faltering. This means that this place is overcome with many people who have weakened immune systems and even some with some type of infection (MNT, 2013). This makes the perfect circumstance for a disease to overwhelm and infect the area, thus M.R.S.A....   [tags: Public Health Essays]

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The Obesity Epidemic in the United States

- The terms overweight and obesity identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood for certain diseases and other health problems. Obesity has developed into a significant global epidemic over the past various decades. In the United States, obesity is a public health concern. Obesity among U.S adults has increased in recent years. Just about 500 million people were overweight worldwide by 2002. The rates of obesity have doubled since 1970 to over 30 percent in the United States, now more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight....   [tags: health issues, disease risks]

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The Devastating Epidemic of the Bubonic Plague

- Overview The bubonic plague – also known as the Black Death – is one of the most devastating epidemics that mankind has ever faced. Sweeping through Asia and Europe during the middle part of the 1300’s, it was directly responsible for the deaths of an approximately one third of the population (75 to 200 million people). Although there has never been an outbreak on the same scale as the one that gripped the world during the 1300’s, the bubonic plague is still around today, with an outbreak occurring in late 2013 in a remote village in Madagascar that resulted in the death of 100 people....   [tags: madagascar, death, rodents]

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Overview and Nature of the Obesity Epidemic

- It is common to crave the many delicious foods that are found in today’s markets and restaurants. Some may enjoy them more than others and create an unhealthy eating behavior. For this reason it is not surprising that many Americans face an obesity epidemic. The great debate is whether obesity should be labeled as a disease or simply an individual choice due to a person’s lifestyle. The obesity epidemic, recently labeled a disease, continues to rise in America. However, alternative solutions and preventative measures show that obesity is not a disease....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Overeating]

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Depression And Suicide : A Growing Epidemic

- ... Not getting the correct amount of nutrients or lacking vitamins and/or sleep can greatly increase the chances of depression. In addition, too much sugar may result in higher risk for depression among adolescents (Teen Health page 1). That being said, most people who struggle with depression also struggle with other health issues, such as high cholesterol, eating disorders, or thyroid disorders. When students are depressed or suicide, grades tend to drop and they tend to “give up” because they lack the energy or motivation to complete even the simplest tasks....   [tags: Major depressive disorder, Suicide, Human brain]

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The Epidemic of Poverty and World Hunger

- Remember those days when you come home when your mom is not home and you are hungry but there is nothing to eat. Or just when you are just plain out starving. Well imagine having that feeling everyday of your life, this is how people who live in poverty feel everyday. Think how you would feel if you saw a loved one die right before your eyes and you know there is nothing you can do to help them, maybe this happened to a child whose mother had to watch. It would always be in her memories haunting her for the rest of her life....   [tags: starvation, food, children]

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Obesity : The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

- ... Bruce Howard, who is a spokesperson for the National Federation of High School Athletics Association felt that eliminating sports in high school doesn’t just take away healthy and supervised activities for kids, but also takes away the opportunity for students to learn how to work as a team, manage time, set goals, and persevere “lessons that aren’t easily learned in classrooms”. "Effects Of A Brief Physical Activity Program On Young Students’ an article written by Rebecca M. Hayes on a study that was conducted at an elementary school they found that just 6 minutes of physical activity can improve the student 's physical health....   [tags: High school, Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension]

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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving

- ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger]

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Obesity : A Nation Wide Epidemic

- Obesity: A Nation Wide Epidemic The body is saying hungry, but it translates a regrettable message to those who find no limitations. "Have a burger, or three. Don 't you want a large fries with that. And how about a Diet Pepsi to wash it all down?" The brain and the stomach are confused, and that confusion creates a kind of malfunction, causing troublesome results. The worst part of the process is waiting at the end with, "That 'll be five dollars at the first window please." This is the phrase many American 's have come to know and love: The sounds of fast, cheap, and easy food....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Overweight, Body mass index]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- The history of HIV and AIDS was an epidemic in illness, fear, death.It is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do know how many people developed HIV or AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms. While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Obesity And The Global Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible but yet most neglected health issues in America causing an escalating global epidemic of overweight. Also known as “globesity” that is taking over the United States (Controlling the Global Obesity Epidemic). Although, obesity may not be the Black Death, it is still a severe health crisis that needs to be treated immediately (Griffin). Statistics show that two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with either being overweight or obese in the United States today (Abraham)....   [tags: Obesity, Overweight, Nutrition, Weight loss]

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Obesity Is Becoming A Worldwide Epidemic

- ... Then Donald Hensrud, explains that our genetics can be a factor of us being obsess, however, our diet and physical activity determines our body weight. In other words, it is the person’s choice to eat healthy and exercise regularly or to eat consume food excessively and put off the fitness aspect. He addresses that when a person eats more calories than burning it, that person is more likely to gain weight easily. This brings the possibility of increasing the chance of becoming obsess. Hensrud describes that the main issue that many people nowadays are eating high calorie foods and the lack of exercising....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Overweight]

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Childhood Obesity : A Major Epidemic

- ... These children may be told by classmates (and even adults) that being overweight is their own fault. They might be called names and even subjected to teasing and bullying. Also, it is linked to emotional eating. Some overweight children might seek emotional comfort in food by adding even more calories to their plates at the same time that they are being urged them to eat less. They feel food is a comfort in coping with the issues in the lives and in return gain more weight. According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, close behind tobacco use....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Hypertension]

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Witchcraft : An Epidemic Of The Conspiracy Of Witchcraft

- ... Many of the witnesses to these trials were said to have undergone physical distress or act inhumanly. Many historians say to these records that since their body was put under so much strain and fear of the witchcraft that surrounded them all the time, their bodies going through strange changes such as paralysis or temporary blindness with no real cause rather than stress. But many historians also believe the witnesses were voluntarily acting and committing fraud against the others. But why was this such an enigma to understand why this small town in New England was all of a sudden becoming a center of witchcraft persecution....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem]

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The Epidemic of Bullying in U.S. Schools

- The act of bullying in schools has risen to alarming numbers across the nation. It is infiltrating itself into the educational environment all over the United States. Bullying has become such an epidemic and the consequences are staggering. Children are afraid in the halls of what supposed to be a safe haven. It affects they confidence and self-esteem which then results in poor work and lack of focus in school. Some of the dire circumstances that have become popular as late with heavy consequences such as suicide....   [tags: suicide, victims, consequences]

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Factors that Causes Obesity Epidemic

- Obesity is a highly flexible disease, it can be found in all parts of the world and in all types of living environments. Obesity has many causes ranging from eating habits, food preparation, unhealthy physical lifestyles, transportation and more. Culture plays a huge role in the epidemic since with every culture there are different shared and learned behaviors. Wealth cannot save you from genetically being cursed with obesity, if there are traces of obesity in your family history. Ethnicity, smoking, and the environment also have taken their part in this epidemic....   [tags: eating habits, physical activity, nutrition]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic was a time of turmoil for the LGBT+ community due to the high transmission risk of HIV/AIDS between homosexuals (Richardson 5). Tension ran high within the community, as different groups experienced different amounts of discrimination for their transmission risk. In particular, scholars found that “tensions between lesbian and bisexual women was much more problematic than tensions between gay and bisexual men” (Udis-Kessler 46). Despite the similarities of lesbian and bisexual women as non-heterosexual women, the two groups are politically divided instead of united....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Analysis of the Epidemic of Male Suicide

- “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” - Phil Donahue. As a complex, tragic public health issue, suicide occurs in men significantly more often than in women. Suicide is simply defined as the act of intentionally ending one’s own life, however, the factors that play into a person making that decision are anything but simple. The most evident and severe effect of suicide is the loss of a valuable, meaningful human life. According to Harvard School of Public Health (n.d.), suicide affects parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers, and spouses; the loss to society is psychological, spiritual, and financial....   [tags: suicide rates, depression, suicide prevention]

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Mass Shootings: The Rise of an Epidemic

- "I'm angry someone would do this to us. There are lives ruined, families ruined, and our whole school year is ruined" (Brackely 1). Casey Brackely, once a student that attended Columbine High School, remembers the tragedy of the horrific Columbine shooting that killed and injured many students. Mass shootings in the United States have been on the rise since the 1980’s, especially in the last decade. These shooters motives and profiles are almost all terrifyingly alike. Many of these shooters try to imitate and parallel the tragic shooting of the Columbine High School in 1999....   [tags: violence, colombine, shooters]

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Depresion in Adolescents is Becoming and Epidemic

- ... Since depression is under-diagnosed, clinicians treating adolescents need to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis, particularly in high-risk groups (Tharper, Collishaw, & Pine, 2012). According to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the reason why depression is often over looked in children and adolescents is because “children are not always able to express how they feel” (Brown, Hammen, Craske & Wickens, 1995). In addition, depression among adolescents is difficult to diagnose because it is a developmental stage associated with rebellion and experimentation marked by emotional turmoil, mood swings, and heightened sensitivity....   [tags: suicide, symptoms, biopsychosocial]

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The Obesity Epidemic, An Ounce Of Prevention

- Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact, according to the findings of a five-year collaborative research project. Not only can several popular strategies help children achieve and maintain a normal weight and, in the future, reduce adult obesity, they can also save the country many health care dollars and, in a few cases, generate revenue to support further weight control efforts....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Public health, Body mass index]

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The Middle Of A Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

- American women today exist in an unequal landscape, confronting from birth a patriarchal society valuing males over females in almost every cultural facet, be it the boardroom, sports field or the halls of power. While making up a majority of the US population, women earn less for the same work, are less likely to be promoted, make up less than a third of the lawyers, a fourth of the judgeships, and a fifth of the Congress and are outnumbered by men four to one in science and engineering fields....   [tags: Female, Male, Gender, Sex]

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Homelessness : America Is Almost An Epidemic

- ... When you see a homeless person the first thing you should think of is bringing that person comfort, and love. They have done nothing to anyone to deserve the smirks that they are constantly given. We don’t know their situation, they may be a runaway, or they could have lost their job. Most people would talk to the person to find out what they need and what would best work for them, in means of help. Most of the things that are done worldwide for homeless people, can be applied to smaller towns around the world....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Obesity Epidemic Of The United States

- ... Childhood obesity is when a child is well overweight for his or her age. One of the main causes are dietary patterns. According to the Center of Disease and Control Prevention, almost half of the United States middle and high schools advertise foods with high sugars, fats, and salts. In addition to that, they also have a high calorie count. This makes it very difficult for students to make healthy choices. The first large school lunch project began in Boston high schools in 1894 (Food Timeline)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, High school, Hypertension]

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The Human Ebolavirus ( Ebov ) Epidemic

- ... People that have cells that lack NPC1 or have a disease that disrupts NPC1 have shown resistance to infection from the Human EBOV. These mutations appear to be evenly distributed across the population with no indication of what causes the mutation. Although typically once the virus has finished binding to the membranes in the endosomes, the proteins and RNA of the Human EBOV are ejected into the cytoplasm of the host cell. Once in the cytoplasm the Human EBOV disables the natural immune response of the cell “via VP35 and VP24 proteins 1”, and then takes over cell function....   [tags: Immune system, Antibody]

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Epidemic of Obesity in Our Children

- Obesity in Our Children Introduction In today’s ever changing world is important to understand the statistics behind obesity. Today the number of children that are overweight continues to increase. “The percentage of overweight children in the United States is alarming, with one out of three now considered either overweight or obese” Nemours (2012). The weight of our children can be a reflection of the parents. The Body Mass Index is important for parents to understand and assist children in monitoring weight and exercise habits....   [tags: overweight, exercise, diet]

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The Epidemic Of The Ebola Virus

- Since the beginning of July, the Ebola virus has made itself known in many newsrooms all over the world. It has managed to awaken fear in the population of Africa, especially those in the western region. West Africa, the principle victim of this epidemic’s ravage, is suffering an onslaught of effects. Spreading like wild fire, it has already claimed the lives of thousands and is continuing to infect more every day. In result the countries of West Africa are now taking extra precautions to avoid an even further spread of the virus....   [tags: Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- HIV quickly became a deadly disease once it was identified as a new virus by scientists in the early 1980s. HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and AIDS is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (What). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection, but some people do not even advance to this stage of the disease (What). Even though HIV and AIDS was initially thought to be a disease that would kill all victims, medical advancements have changed the perception of HIV/AIDS as a treatable and potentially even curable disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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The Problem Of The Obesity Epidemic

- America is known for being a dominant country in almost all aspects. However, there is a new and upcoming problem rising in America. This new dilemma is also known as the obesity epidemic. Statistics that have been gathered studies from the Center of Disease and Control in America, shows that over 35.7% of the American population in the year 2013 were obese. In fact, the most contribution resulting in the high amount of fat humans are gaining come from the most logical reason which is terrible eating habits, with the combination of the lack of physical activity....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Weight loss]

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The Epidemic Of The Smallpox Vaccine

- Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases for centuries, and have saved countless lives of children and adults. The smallpox vaccine was invented as early as 1796, and since then the use of vaccines has continued to protect us from countless life threatening diseases such as polio, measles, and pertussis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) assures us that vaccines are extensively tested by scientists to make sure they are effective and safe, and must receive the approval of the Food and Drug Administration before being used....   [tags: Vaccine, Vaccination, Smallpox, Infectious disease]

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An Epidemic Of Empathy And Healthcare

- An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare: How to Deliver Compassionate Connected Patient Care that Creates a Competitive Advantage was the book I chose to read for this assignment. I chose this book because in reading the reviews of the book and the summary, I found it to be a topic of current discussion among my associates and colleagues. The title of this book stood out to me and, after further inquiry, I realized it gave insight to one of the major problems in the delivery of healthcare today. Healthcare has become like an assembly line; the patient goes in, gets a diagnosis, and receives a similar treatment to the next person with that same diagnosis....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Health care provider, Patient]

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Obesity And The Global Obesity Epidemic

- ... The tiny amounts trigger health problems like obesity and diabetes. Studies were done to over 2500 individuals in all races who were 6 years or older. Their urine was tested to know if Bisphenol A was present. BPA is released heavily in urine, which indicates that all individuals have doses of BPA in their body. Recent studies propose that fat acts similar to storage for Bisphenol A. Results achieved in the studies also suggest that children had a higher level of BPA than adults did. Examination of the results also proposed that children with a higher BMI (obese children) had more quantities of BPA in their urine....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Adipose tissue]

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Childhood Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- ... Practicing unhealthy habits when growing up could restrain them from doing certain things later on in their life. Good eating habits are not the only way that children can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and an active lifestyle are also very important necessities. Students can participate in sports, different extracurricular activities, and workout. If a student were to join the basketball team, they would get a solid hour and a half workout every single day. During that hour and a half, they could be burning calories, losing fat, etc....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Food]

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Why Shootings Are Becoming An Epidemic

- ... With mass shootings occurring so frequently they are constantly being put on the spotlight. We want answers from them, and sometimes we don’t like to hear the answers. Chief executive of the NRA Wayne LaPierre’s answer was quite shocking. Following the Newtown school shooting he said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” ((Friedman, "NY Daily News"). This response even made NRA allies take a double take. The solution presented is like fighting fire with fire....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun]

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Childhood Obesity : An Epidemic Worldwide

- ... This has parents resorting to feeding their kids the unhealthy affordable options rather than the healthy more expensive options. “Choosing healthy foods is difficult for parents who live in areas with an overabundance of food retailers that tend to sell less healthy food, such as convenience stores and fast food restaurants” (cdc.gov). Another reason for children over-eating is due to an increase in portion sizes. Some restaurants and grocery stores have increased their portions and thus causing an intake of more calories....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Food]

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Obesity : A Growing Epidemic

- ... Since the audience is aware that Fumento is a highly educated man, his extrinsic ethos greatly strengthens his argument. Fumento effectively uses intrinsic ethos within the article to improve his argument on the low-fat myth. Fumento uses humor to open the article by stating “the Land of the Fat, Home of the Broad” is how America should be defined. However, this statement might offend people who are obese or anyone in general. Fumento shows that he is unhappy with those people who have been carelessly giving out information on the low-fat diet and claims that much of the obesity epidemic can be laid at the feet of the food industry, diet-book authors, and government health officials....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Dieting]

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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic

- Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays]

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The Epidemic Of West Africa

- In West Africa, over 50% of people infected with Ebola die. Expanding on that fact, In the year since the first case in this outbreak was announced, over 24,000 people in west Africa have been infected (Firger). That is more than 12,000 deaths. The recent Ebola outbreak was caused by the lack of a health system in West Africa, insufficient preparation, and the absence of funding for health care in West Africa. This Ebola outbreak affected the West African economy in many ways including damaging agriculture, devastating trade, and scaring away investors (Sy and Copley)....   [tags: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, West Africa]

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The Obesity Epidemic Among America

- ... From this one can conclude that a prominent cause of the rise of the obesity amongst young adults is due to all the time spent watching television instead of going outside and performing physical activity. This helps support the fact that young adults need to change the their current lifestyle and start doing more exercise so they will not suffer from being overweight. While being overweight causes health problems and other complications in the body it also affects the way individuals view their image; if individuals suffer from being overweight it usually results in being unhappy with their body or hating the physical image which also affects the mental aspect....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Healthy diet]

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Teenagers and the Plastic Surgery Epidemic

- Today, an overwhelming number of American teenagers choose to alter their body in order to fit the unrealistic standard of physical attractiveness created by our beauty-obsessed culture. Teens feel an immense amount of pressure to look “beautiful” from the media, peers and even parents. Teenagers are going to extreme lengths to reach this physical perfection, but when it comes down to it, just how far is too far. The numbers of teens going through with plastic surgery is startling and will continue to rise as America falls in to a beauty obsessed epidemic....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]

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Epidemic of Violence in the USA

- Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]

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The Obesity Epidemic Sweeping the Nation

- Repeatedly the news will highlight a story about the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation. Although the news and health experts bombard the common citizen with quick and easy ways to eat healthier and exercise more, the source of the issue is kept hidden behind closed doors. Before placing blame on the eating habits, it’s essential to take a closer look at what is being consumed. With rapid change in the food industry, progress must be met with caution because “The way we eat has changed more in the past fifty years than in the past 10,000” (Pollan and Schlosser)....   [tags: food industries, physical activities]

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Paralysis Epidemic of the 1950s: Poliomyelitis

- Poliomyelitis was declared an epidemic in the early 1950s in the United States. It caused primarily children and young adults to develop paralysis, led to social stigma around being crippled. To this day there is still no cure for this disease, poliomyelitis can only be prevented with vaccination. Poliomyelitis is a virus that infects the nerves of the spinal cord, and brain which leads to paralysis and or death (Piddock, 2004). Poliomyelitis is best known today as Polio, and Infantile Paralysis....   [tags: children, young adults, virus, nerves]

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Breast Cancer is a Growing Epidemic

- Breast Cancer Report Breast cancer is a growing epidemic that many women (and men) are faced with. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take against it and a lot of research has been done to make it manageable. Only 5-10% of patients obtained cancer hereditarily, otherwise known as through their genes (American Cancer Society 2011). ar The real cause of cancer mutations are within two genes (Phelan 2013). Proto-oncogenes are the genes within your cell that determine what it’s function is, and how much it divides (ACS, 2011)....   [tags: mutation, tumor, gene]

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Needs Assessment Of The Obesity Epidemic

- Needs assessments are a fundamental component of developing and implementing a program. Regarding obesity among adolescents, it is essential to understand the extent of the obesity epidemic. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2007 and 2008, the prevalence of all obese male adolescents ages 12-19 was 19.3 percent and the prevalence of obese female adolescents was 16.8 percent (CDC, 2010). A needs assessment also gathers information regarding all services that are available to the adolescent population....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, High school, Overweight]

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Obesity Is Becoming A National Epidemic

- Obesity is becoming a national epidemic in America. It often starts in childhood and follows a child into adulthood. There are several different ways that parents can help promote a healthy lifestyle for their children, from healthy diets to daily exercise, but many times having a healthy family is not enough. It will take America moving towards healthier life choices and away from the fast foods and sodas. America as a nation needs to promote exercise and eating healthy, making it the “cool” and trendy thing to do....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Weight loss, Dieting]

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