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Common Public Health Issues

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The issues of the public health have been managed and investigated all throughout the years. It has brought the public health industry to focus on the cause and treatments of the disease, illness, and factors that have greatly affect the public health.

The top health issues that the public has been facing are:

  1. Diabetes: It is a high level of blood glucose in which the body can or cannot produce insulin. Diabetes prevention campaigns are being held to promote healthier diets and active lifestyles.
  2. Obesity: It is having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, while then normal body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. Physical activity and healthy eating campaigns are being addressed to the public.
  3. Heart Disease: This is the leading cause of death, it includes high blood pressure, incorrect diets, and alcoholism.
  4. Cancer: The direct cause is not yet identified, however, promoting initiatives to the public for awareness and prevention has become prevalent.

An improved public health can improve the nation’s economy and people’s quality of life. Thus, the health educators and public health professionals are doing their best in identifying, preventing, and treating the issues of the public health.

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