Due: March 2
Direction: Current Issues Papers
Throughout the semester, students are expected to identify three current or emerging health issues identified in a current newspaper article. For each issue, students are expected to turn in the following:
A clipped newspaper article which describes a public health issue to be addressed (articles found in online news sources, such as MSN, Yahoo News, etc., must be printed).
A short 2-3 page paper, which includes the following:
ˇThe title of the article, publication source, and the date it was published.
ˇA brief overview of the public health problem discussed in the article.
ˇA description of the severity of the public health problem.
ˇIdentification of public health agencies involved (or that should be involved) with the particular problem. Each agency should also be identified as to whether it functions as the state, county, or local level, and their involvement with the public health problem.
ˇIdentification of the public health interventions discussed in the article and how they relate to the types of interventions discussed in readings and in class.
ˇYour recommendation(s) for further action on the issue. Recommendations should be directly related to and be specifically supported by course readings. Please make specific references to the readings to support your recommendations..
What I have so far and struck on it.
High Blood Pressure a Neglected Disease, Report Declares
sciencedaily, February 22, 2010
High Blood Pressure
The article is about how no one is really paying attention to high blood pressure. In USA, high blood pressure is the second most leading cause of death. Doctors will treat those who have mild to moderate symptoms of high blood pressure but when it comes to patients who are older, doctors are less likely to increase the treatment. There should be policies that would help promote more physical activities, healthy eating choices, and information about high blood pressure for everyone. Officials who work in public health should work with the people who offer health care insurances to provide more coverage for treatment of high blood pressure. The risk factor for high blood pressure are lots of foods with salt, no physical activities, unhealthy eating choices and not enough of potassium. The basic way to help people avoid getting high blood pressure is through daily physical activities, healthy eating choices, avoiding eating foods with lots of salt and eat foods with potassium. Doctors doesn't follow the guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure so people are unaware of the treatment for it. People with high blood pressure do go to the doctor's office but the costs of the medications would make them not want to take it or decrease the amount of medications they would normally take.