Answer EACH discussion with 300 words. Must include 2-3 credible references for EACH discussion from their provided required readings. Must address everything properly. Must provide 100% original answer.
Thinking back to the Leading Health Indicator upon which you chose to focus in Module 1, are we “on target” to meet the goal/objectives associated with that indicator by 2020? Please explain your response. (Note: The Leading Health Indicator I chose to focus upon in Module 1 is the Maternal, Infant, and Child Health.)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI/default.aspx
Twin brothers living in the same household have almost the same lifestyle. They eat the same food, exercise five times a week, and meditate regularly. However, the younger twin learned recently that he has been diagnosed with lung disease. Based on your readings and research so far, what could have contributed to this diagnosis? Provide in-text citation(s) to support your explanation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016, February). Chronic disease overview. Retrieved on 9/1/16 from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm
Mayo Clinic. (2016). Infectious diseases. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/home/ovc-20168649
Stanbury, et. al. (2012). Functions of environmental epidemiology and surveillance in state health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 18 (18), 453-460. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22836537
What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer? http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/risk_factors.htm