Mind-Body Therapies Case Study

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Case Study 1

1. For Austin, a 40-year-old who is fighting AIDS, some complementary therapies could be very beneficial and cost-effective. These are helpful because normal costs of HAART medications can be around $10,000 to $15,000. Some possible treatments include, getting the patient to try vitamin supplements, herbal medicine, or even acupuncture or a massage has shown to improve symptoms of AIDS. Also, mind-body therapies, which have shown to be beneficial for individuals merely because the better emotional state an individual is in, generally the better their immune system. Lastly, getting Austin to eat a healthy diet and try to incorporate physical activity into his daily routine can benefit his overall health. Although there is no complete
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According to the CDC, in the U.S. the current vaccine shortages include: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP and Tdap), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
2. Immunizations are very important in order to prevent the spread of certain communicable diseases. A vaccine is a “suspension of infectious agents, components of the agents or genetically engineered antigens” (Tamparo & Lewis, 88), which help to create a resistance to a particular infectious disease and helps to stop the spread of diseases in a community.
3. When there is a vaccine shortage, doctors are notified and receive information about how long the shortage will last, how much of the vaccine is actually available, and what to do until the supplies arrive. During the shortage, if there are other vaccines that can be substituted, doctors can notify their patients and allow them to choose if they would like to proceed. If not, then doctors are to first give the vaccines to the patients who are in need of them the most. These cases usually include elderly patients, children, women who are pregnant, or people who have certain medical problems that need the vaccine for a specific reason. After these patients, doctors usually have some type of waiting list and then are able to give these individuals the immunizations needed, if there is a sufficient amount of the
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