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HLTB03 Lecture Notes II
Lecture 6:
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- Leading cause of death in women is cardiovascular disease
- MS society are releasing funds for the new treatment of MS, Dr. Zamboni CCSVI
- Bed bugs ± in a Epicoke hospital, using steam to kill bugs and mattress have to be thrown
out
- Undercover reporters that people who can afford to go to a licensed dentist, they were
going to black market clinics, they developing tooth infections and going to ER
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of resources, but does not improve upon oral and dental services
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- First medical school established in 1820s
- Anna Gutavo ± doctor
- Hormone replacement therapy ± menopause treatment
Lecture 7:
- Heath care professionals are forgetting to wash their hand in b/w seeing patients
- Only 30% of helath care workers (nurses), doctors only 18% were washing hands
- For developing countries, with this pledge, need to provide a greater response to children
and pregnant women,
- Inuit Children - Infant mortality rate is 3 to 7 times higher than national average
- 20% lower than general population for immunization
- Due to overcrowding, poor housing, poor access to water and lack of sanitation
- -RUGDVSULQFLSOH± legislation named after a boy who died @ age of 5 in 1995, because
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- Infant mortality ± is the most important indicator of population health Canada was 27
now is 5.3, infant deaths have declined
- Advocate for the needs of children poverty and malnutrition, strategies like public land,
gardens, lower taxes, less fast food chains
- Born in low income families, differences in infant mortality, low birth weight
- Life expectancy is highest in BC
- ADHD ± prescribing of medication, sudden cardiac death, Ritalin, Adderall
- Injuries are leading cause of death b/w 1-19yr old
- 39% reduction in child injury, Safe Kids Worldwide
- Depression is more common among poor youth, nutrition and health,
- Low-income families ± high risk
- Dr, David Mckeyon looking at poverty at ways to address
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