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Poor piping in homes leads to leaks and mold, which can be an asthma trigger. Poor air circulation leads to accumulation of dust and other common air pollutants that can make it difficult for these children to breathe. Poor foundations in homes can lead to pests, which can also exacerbate asthma symptoms. With all of these factors that play a role in these children’s health, what can be done?
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Preventative care emphasizes screenings that could help reduce risks of cancer or identify cancer in early stages when possible. It is a difficult topic to discuss; however, I can see how promoting a perspective of preventative care can offer patients education about their health as well as promote healthy decision-making.
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I started shadowing at Health Center #6 in high school...I knew I wanted to come back to see more and learn more. Thus, I decided to spend my National Health Corps year back at Health Center #6. This Health Center has given me intangible life lessons that I will take with me wherever I go.
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