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Chapter 17

Chapter 17

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

CHAPTER 17: Well -Being At Mid-Life: Determinants of Preventive Health Introduction: Preventative health: powerful potential to reduce health care costs and delay or prevent the onset of established chronic disease Mid-life: seen as transition, opportunity and challenge o Heightened re-evaluation and reorientation, which involve turning points aimed at making the most of the second half of lives There is no single biological marker which indicated middle age, instead the definitions vary in the literature, in this book 45-60 years old o Usually indicated by the beginning of the bodily decline: drop in hormonal levels, failing of physiological functions, mental acuity wanes and inevitable deterioration of health Demographic perspective: midlife- general age for having kids, and parents of midlife people are aging, and times of career transitions Morbidity at midlife ages- connected with many high profile diseasesheart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke and the beginnings of osteoporosis and arthritis, and other forms of cancer (breast, ovarian, prostate) Disease- based biomedical model used to identify diseases, discovering underlying etiology, and then treating and hopefully curing the disease Social Determinants of Health: 12 factors- listed as determinants of health (Public Health Agency) o Gender o Culture o Income and social status o Health child development o Biology and genetic endowment o Physical environment o Employment and work conditions www.notesolution.com
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