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What is a chronic disease?

a disease lasting three months or more, generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication


What are the leading cause of death and disability?

chronic disease


What are the top chronic diseases?

1. cardiovascular disease
2. cancer
3. diabetes


What do we need to do to change the prevalence of chronic diseases?

educate people on how to prevent getting chronic diseases
ex: diet & exercise preventing cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes


What are some health impacts on woman if the ACA is repealed?

lost in coverage, reproductive health (abortion, contraception), older women's health, and violence prevention


what is the surgeon general?

the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps


What is the FDA?

protects and promotes public health by controlling and supervising food safety, tobacco products, drugs, etc.


What are nongovernmental organizations?

provide valuable resources, tools and funding in the field of global health research


What is an example of a NGO?

WHO, world health organization


What does WHO do?

directs and coordinates authority for health within the United Nations system, responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, including shaping the health research agenda.


Why is infant mortality rate a social problem?

the number one risk for poor maternal/fetal health is poverty


Why is fetal health so important?

that development provides the foundations for good health throughout life


What are the top 2 cases of infant mortality?

premature birth weight, SIDS


What is a large indicator of low-birth weight and poor maternal health?

gum disease


What is a "mental tax"?

greater risk for depression and anxiety that negatively impacts health