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    The wellness programs that many companies now seem to be interested in is nothing new, as companies have known for many years that a healthy and fit employee is a more productive employee. This company interest in fit employees can be traced back to the time right after World War II. After WWII a few companies decided to construct gyms and staffed them with instructors to help in the promotion of fitness (Sparling 2010), (Chenoweth 2011), (Miller 2014). These gyms were perks typically for upper management

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    April 9, 1982, an unidentified infant known as Baby Doe was born in Bloomington, Indiana. Sadly, not even a week old, Baby Doe died an unfair death making an impact on the medical field forever. This case has changed the way medical professionals are judged, seen, and taught, with new laws being created and existing laws being reinforced for infants and children with disabilities. The Baby Doe case really impacted everyone who heard the story because it is very emotionally mixed with many controversies

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    As companies look for ways to help in lowering the cost that is spent on health care for their employees, they also are looking for ways to increase the longevity of their most skilled and knowledgeable employees, the aging workforce. Companies have identified the need for a wellness program to help in this endeavor. Companies also need a means to identify the performance and cost of this wellness program. Just as organizations have used the fundamental concepts of cost measurement and recognition

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    Rosy Acosta Mr. Gehring 2nd Period AM History II Honors Unlocking Indiscreet Darkness: The AIDS Epidemic in the U.S HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920, when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, if you are infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection with special molecules called “antibodies.” Being HIV-positive is not the same as having AIDS, stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency

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    Victor Herrera Whitney Nelson English 2010-045 31 October 2014 Why Are Americans Bigger? I write this proposal on obesity as it relates to the struggle that Americans face today. As a young child growing up, I had a struggle with being bigger. I was on the verge of becoming obese in the ninth grade. Weighing in at 260 lbs, with common health issue that I may be diagnosed with, I knew I must range my life for the better. Obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure runs in my family, so it is not a

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    Stokols and his associates suggest that the field of worksite wellness may be undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift away from individually oriented programs and toward broader formulations emphasizing the joint impact of the physical and social environment at work, job‐person fit, and work policies on employee well‐being (Stokols, Pelletier, and Fielding, 1996).One example of a company that successfully implemented an H&W program is The McKesson Corporation. Between 2011 and 2014, participants

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    ribavirin are two drugs licensed for the treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C. Interferon can be taken alone or in combination with ribavirin. Combination therapy, using pegylated interferon and ribavirin, is currently the treatment of choice. Combination therapy can get rid of the virus in up to 5 out of 10 persons for genotype 1 and in up to 8 out of 10 persons for genotype 2 and 3. (Viral Hepatitis C) More than 80% of infected individuals eventually progress to the chronic stage

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    And the Band Played on

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    AND THE BAND PLAYED ON MICROBIOLOGY 2202-2 MRS. SUSAN MCCULLUM AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is related to HIV, but they are not one in the same. A person has AIDS only in the final stages of HIV, after the immune system becomes unable to defend itself against foreign bacteria, other viruses, and fungi, and allows for the development of certain cancers. The world first became aware of AIDS in the early 1980s. Growing numbers of gay men in New York and California were developing

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    Abortion is Unethical The Center for Bioethical Reform states that on lifetime average there will be one abortion per woman in the world. This makes abortion a very relative point of ethical discussion. According to the World Resources Institute there are about 3,155,945 females world-wide, and if you used crude mathematics to make a rough estimate you would have potentially 3,155,945 lost lives. We can no longer ignore an issue with such impact. I believe that abortion is an unethical act and

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    Medication Adherence

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    Dr. C. Everett Koop said: “Drugs don't work in patients who don't take them.” Medication adherence is one of many important factors that determines the success of a therapeutic regimen. The World Health Organization defined medication adherence as “the extent to which a person’s behavior – taking medication, following a diet, and/or executing lifestyle changes, corresponds with agreed recommendations from a healthcare provider.”1 However, many patients do not understand this concept and use medications

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