Environmental and Genetic Factors That Influence Health

In Le Roy, New York, in 2011, a mysterious medical condition emerged: Several teenage girls suddenly began to exhibit symptoms similar to those of Tourette’s Syndrome, including involuntary twitches, movements, and sounds. Soon after, the number of individuals experiencing comparable symptoms increased. As media attention toward the situation grew, questions and concerns intensified about the origin of this condition. Did an environmental exposure trigger this? Was it the result of an infectious disease? If so, why were some people in the region affected and not others? In other words, could genetic factors play a role in this?

This week, you have been exploring a number of environmental and genetic factors that influence population health. Understanding how environmental and genetic factors influence populations will support your work as an advanced practice nurse. Therefore, for this Discussion, you will investigate the relationship between an environmental agent or genetic factor and a population health problem. You will also give attention to health disparities that may arise within a population because of environment or genetics.

To prepare:

  • Review      the Learning Resources and select one environmental agent or one genetic      factor and an associated population health problem. For example, you might      consider lead paint and its effect on children, air pollution and its      effect on individuals with asthma, genetic associations of various      cancers, etc.
  • Conduct      additional research using the Walden Library and credible websites,      reviewing the literature on your selected health problem and the relevant      environmental agent or genetic factor.
  • Explore      health data resources and determine morbidity, mortality, incidence,      prevalence, exposures, and costs to society as they relate to your chosen      environmental agent or genetic factor.
  • How      might your chosen environmental or genetic factor result in health      disparities in populations?

By tomorrow 03/272018 3pm, write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with at least 3 scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Include the level one headings as numbered below”

Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:

1) Identify the environmental agent or genetic factor that you selected and the population health problem with which it is associated.

2) Evaluate the significance of the health risk resulting from your selected environmental agent or genetic factor, discussing such aspects as morbidity, mortality, incidence, prevalence, exposures, and costs to society. Support your response with references and data.

3) How might the environmental or genetic factor you identified result in health disparities in populations?

Required Readings

Friis, R. H., & Sellers, T. A. (2014). Epidemiology for public health practice (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Chapter 13, “Epidemiologic Aspects of Work and the Environment”

Chapter 14, “Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology”

Chapter 13 examines the impact of the environment on human health in populations as determined through the use of epidemiologic methods. In Chapter 14, the authors address molecular and genetic epidemiology, rapidly growing areas of this field.

Hill, A. B. (1965). The environment and disease: Association or causation? Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 58(5), 295–300. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1898525/pdf/procrsmed00196-0010.pdf

In this landmark contribution, Sir Austin Bradford Hill delineated a series of criteria for evaluating whether an observed association between an exposure and an outcome should be considered causal.

Hines, A. B. (2011). Asthma: A health disparity among African American children: The impact and implications for pediatric nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(1), 25–33.

In this article, the author examines asthma, the most common chronic illness among children, and notes that this health issue is particularly relevant for pediatric nurses. The author addresses the significant health disparity for African-American children and their families.

Quansah, R., & Jaakkola, J. J. (2010). Occupational exposures and adverse pregnancy outcomes among nurses: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(10), 1851–1862.

Synthesizing epidemiological evidence, the authors of this article examine the association between occupational exposures and adverse pregnancy outcomes for those working in the nursing profession.

Vieira, V. M., Hart, J. E., Webster, T. F., Weinberg, J., Puett, R., Laden, F., Costenbader, K. H., & Karlson, E. W. (2010). Association between residences in U.S. northern latitudes and rheumatoid arthritis: A spatial analysis of the Nurses’ Health Study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(7), 957–961.

The authors of this article utilize spatial analysis to visualize geographic variation in rheumatoid arthritis risk—a method, they note, that is particularly useful for generating hypotheses for further investigation and supporting existing hypotheses.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012). Epidemiology and population health: Epidemiologic applications: Environmental and genetic factors [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.

In this week’s program, the presenters discuss the influence of environmental and genetic factors on population health.

Optional Resources

Rothman, K. J., & Greenland, S. (2005). Causation and causal inference in epidemiology. American Journal of Public Health, 95(Suppl. 1), S144–S150.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

In the dynamic world we currently live in, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for students to balance academics, co-curricular activities and entertainment among others. Students are required to submit countless assignments in a short time frame. These assignments should not be taken lightly as they form a major part of the grade when it comes to the end of the semester. Understanding the value of education and how these grades are important to students, Infinite Essays has made it its mission in life to offer customized essays to students at an affordable cost.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

There are plenty of reasons why you should order a paper with Infinite Essays. We have reliable writers who are also very competent. They have over the years managed to work under tight schedules and deadlines. Whenever you order an essay with Infinite Essays, you are guaranteed a fast turnaround of your project and this is done on time. Other than writing custom papers, our writers provide value added services that include academic assistance in the areas that they have specialized in. We ensure that the work that we offer is free of plagiarism. Infinite Essays does not condone plagiarism in whatsoever manner. Our writers are very experienced and can handle of sorts of formats such as Turabian, Chicago, Harvard as well as APA and MLA. Infinite Essays covers a wide range of topics. At the moment, we specialize with over 68 topics. We understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality when dealing with our clients. It’s for this reason that we will never reveal the identity of our clients to whoever may be interested. Finally, we offer the most competitive rates in the industry.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

Whenever you want to make an order with us, you will use our automated online ordering system. If you are having some difficulties of any sort, feel free to contact our live support and they will be more than happy to assist you. Ensure that you fill all the relevant information regarding your order. This is the area where you have to include the deadline of your assignment, the formatting style to be used and even the kind of academic paper you desire. The more information you give to our writers, the better.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

Brief explanations of how our services work 1. Provide us with the necessary instructions. Go to the Order Now page and click the order now button. This is the part where you have to attach all the relevant attachments. At the same time, remember to add the instructions sheet here. Once you are sure that you have submitted all relevant information, please submit the final draft to us. 2. The second step will involve paying for the services. This is where an invoice will be sent to you. However, the easiest process is clicking the payment link and following all the prompts that come along. At the moment, all payments are made through PayPal only. 3. Working on your paper. Once you have made the payment, we will assign the order to a writer who will follow the instructions. Remember that our writers will spend countless hour laboring to ensure that the work they provide is meticulously researched. 4. Download your paper. When the writer is finished with the assignment, they will submit it to our writers who will then go through the paper to ensure that the paper has followed all instructions and there are no grammatical errors. We will then forward a copy of the assignment to your email. 5. Tell your friends. We always happy to receive a referral. Whenever a friend tells us that you recommended our services to them, we will give you a 40 percent discount for your next order. Whenever you have provided us with the necessary details, we will forward them to qualified writers who will handle the assignment for you. Remember that the writers will begin working on the assignment immediately. This is the sole reason we encourage our clients to provide their exact specifications during the first time.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

Tackling an order may be challenging but we always offer the best. Before the assignment can be passed to you by our writers, it will be passed through a team of qualified editors and proofreaders to ensure that the paper is accurate and of the required quality. Once the editors are satisfied with the assignment, they will forward the assignment to your account and a copy to your email.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

Discounts We offer the best prices in the industry. We currently have a 20 percent discount for all of our customers. If you feel the budget is putting a strain on you, contact our live support and they might consider you case. We treat each case differently. Remember that our main goal is to continue with education transformation. At the moment, we only accept payments in form of PayPal.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline

Why Choose Us While there are many companies in the writing service industry claiming to offer platinum services, none can match the services offered by Infinite Essays. Some of our writers have been with us since 2010. The testimonials that have been written by some of our happy customers is an indication of the good services that we offer.

Click HERE to order a unique plagiarism free paper done by 

professional writers and delivered before your deadline