A warm welcome to new and persevering with students on the Gillings College of International Public Health this fall semester 2016.
We have polluted our water, our land, our air. We have polluted the ocean with oil. We have made a desert where there was once a green meadow. We’re diminished to bottom-trawling the ocean for fish, irrevocably destroying the ocean mattress atmosphere and irrevocably damaging the ocean ecosystem. All for the sake of corporate globalization.
Simply wished to say that the lack of a home life could also be the true perpetrator in health. If everyone needed to eat all their meals at home, like they did prior to now, they might not solely be capable to eat extra food and never get over weight, they could probably drink and smoke sparsely with out consequence. Apparently too, the charges of lung cancer haven’t modified regardless that extra individuals have give up smoking. Go figure. My dad and mom smoked and their mother and father smoked. And my parents lived simply as lengthy. Remedy for health: Do not go to the physician.
Title X of the Public Health Service Act is the one devoted supply of federal funding for household planning services in the United States. It is a public well being success story. The Title X network offers practically 2 million pap exams, over 2 million breast exams, over 6 million STD tests, and over 1 million confidential HIV assessments each year. Providing thousands and thousands of low-earnings and uninsured men and women with these and other academic, medical and social services for sexual well being and nicely-being, Title X family planning is a important part of ensuring a more healthy America, right now and for the longer term.
Docs in the U.S. wrote 240 million prescriptions for opiates in 2014, sufficient for every grownup to have his or her own bottle of pills. Stateline reported in March that Kentucky ranks fourth nationally in painkiller prescriptions, at about 130 prescriptions for each a hundred folks. The federal Facilities for Disease Control and Prevention reviews that about 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids.