The Number One Risk to Health

The word ‘hunger’ is well known to 820 million chronically hungry people in the world. What is more, this term is familiar to those who sympathize with the sufferers and try to help them. The pictures of starvation or acute hunger often appear on the screens: the victims of earthquakes in Pakistan or Haiti, the refugees in war-torn Syria or weak mothers from Ethiopia who cannot breastfeed their children. Nevertheless, those who suffer from droughts, floods, earthquakes or wars constitute only eight percent of the starvation’s victims. It should be noted that hunger is the leading cause of d ...

Making Healthier Choices, One Calorie Count at a Time

When your plate arrives at a restaurant, it is usually piled high with pasta, vegetables, and meat. Then, your dessert arrives: it is literally a wall of chocolate. Chain restaurants like Cheesecake Factory have become well known for their over-large portions. Meanwhile, obesity is on the rise, especially for adolescents and children. But if you knew that the cookie you ordered had 400 calories, would you be as likely to eat the whole thing? Requiring chain restaurants and vending machine companies to inform consumers about the number of calories in their meals, as an Obama Care mandate will ...

Workers’ Health

This would be a quantitative research aimed at finding out whether organizations spend money on workers’ safety or not. Depending on the data collected, it is necessary to perform an evaluation of whether organizations experience losses or profits, whether it improves workers’ safety and finally, how much do organizations spend on workers safety. These issues will form the hypothesis of the research. In this case, there will be a collection of companies’ data on how much they spend on workers’ safety. Secondly, there will be data collection on what these companies spend on to maintain workers ...

UK Healthcare System

The United Kingdom is a well-developed country with a stable economy. It has significant political, cultural, military and scientific influence on all Europe. Its healthcare system is one of the best in Europe. The aim of this paper is to show all sides of the UK healthcare system, its advantages and disadvantages. The United Kingdom provides public health treatment to all people who need it, even for permanent residents and it is approximately 58 million people. General taxation covers health care needs and they are free if it is promptly. About18 percent of citizen’s income tax the authoriti ...

Mental Health Services

Mental health simply describes the state of not having a mental disorder. It is the state of being psychologically sound and stable. It can go on to include the ability of an individual to express emotion and feeling in a way that relates to the feeling at the moment. This ability is regarded to be acceptable to those around them. Mental health is bound by several factors including cultural and can be described by one definition. However, to a wide extend one is considered to be of good mental health when he can properly articulate his emotions and go about his life in a manner that is product ...

Health Savings Account

Susan Berry is Human Resource Director in a company called Frontline PR. She attended a national conference on compensation and benefits. When she returned to her office she proposed the use of a Health Savings Account, hereinafter referred to as HSA. She argued that an HSA combined with a high-deductible health insurance plan would be rather beneficial for the company’s performance. If the company approves this new scheme, the organization will no longer employ the fee-for-services plan, as well as the Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which are currently in place. Susan Berry stated that such ...

Health Care and Insurance Demand

Many studies have been conducted to find out the relationship between the demand for health care services and the variations in the insurance cover of the citizens of a nation. The studies vary in findings but the common feature of these studies is that the demand for medical care varies with the changes that take place in the insurance policy. There has been a widespread campaign for an increase in the insurance cover. The result has been a significant increase in the cost of medical care and this is one of the reasons for the budget deficit. Contrary to the common belief, an increase it insu ...

Health Care Economics Issues

One of the fundamental services that consumers need is health care the consumers demand. It is the economics that teach us that rational consumers make choices that aim at maximizing utility. This means that if one chooses to consume more chocolate despite that it is harmful to one’s teeth, it means the person perceives more utility in the joy of eating chocolate than in having healthy teeth (Chernew, 2009). Health care firms supply health insurance, and health care to the enrollee in such companies. They incur costs in doing that, but they earn revenue from their services of providing health ...

Financial Health

INTRODUCTION Since business organizations are considered risky, the management has a crucial role in assessing their overall future financial health before it is reflected in their annual financial statements. By doing this, they are able to prepare themselves for whatever action taken before making monetary and time expenditures in a way that may negatively affect it future growth for an organization that is sound financially is considered healthy and liquid. ESSAY First, any successful firm should set both long term and short term goals, strategies and operating procedures that will enable i ...

Health Information Management

Health information management in Lincoln Memorial Hospital generally involves the application of informatics to collect, store, and use or even transmit data and information in order to meet the required standards as set by the legal system, ethics, professionals and administration. Professional health information managers ensure that all these meet the set standards and ensure credibility. They also analyze the information which is then used by healthcare data contributors to deliver quality healthcare (Robson and Beak, 2009). How the Requirements Created By the Joint Commission, the Centers ...