Essay On Death Related Encounters

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Changes in Death Related Encounters in the United States Just as everything in the world that we know today has changed and evolved so has the United States’ death related encounters. From the days of Cowboys and Indians losing their lives to bullets and arrows from shootouts and ambushes, the way death pursues the human body in modern times has evolved almost in a demonic way through every race, gender, and culture in the United States. Looking at statistics from the 1900’s, the three leading causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea and enteritis causing one-third of all deaths (Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Control of Infectious Diseases, 1999). Almost thirty-one percent (31%) of these deaths involved …show more content…

Unlike the diseases in early times, the diseases we face such as heart disease and cancer are diseases that are not spread from person to person. There is no vaccination for heart disease or cancer and both subjects cover a vast number of differential ties that to pinpoint one area of distress is almost an unreasonable task for any doctor or researcher. However, what once used to be a certain death sentence is no longer the case. If caught early these diseases are manageable through pharmaceuticals and life-styles changes such as changing a diet, exercise and quitting smoking. Public health measures and preventative care has also been a saving grace to many people in America. It doesn’t seem to matter how rich or poor a person is, everyone at some place in time, has access to public media. The issue of preventative care and other measures taken on by community health clinics are promoted and pursued by media coverage. Many clinics throughout both city and rural areas offer health care screenings on numerous medical issues (Preventitive Health Care for Adults, 2017). Although it is a well-known issue in the United States right now that not everyone can afford or obtain health care insurance, through the public health clinics, thousands upon thousands of people in the United States can get basic immunizations or health screenings for free (Preventitive Health Care for Adults, 2017). The

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