Mayo Clinic Advantages And Disadvantages

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Minnesota is viewed as one of the better places to live, and Minnesotans, on average, are among the healthiest individuals in the country. Regarded as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,”, the lakes, fields, forests and rivers in the state provide a beautiful setting for everyday activities. Whether it be a nice sunny day spending time at one of the lakes, or playing a nice pickup game of hockey when they are frozen over. With as close to five and a half million people populating the state, it holds one of the nation’s best hospitals in Rochester Minnesota which is the Mayo clinic. The Mayo clinic, most recently in 2014, was ranked the number one hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports Honor Roll of top hospitals; ranking number one or …show more content…
The public health duties of local and state governments in Minnesota go back to the mid-1800s when cities and towns were authorized to legislate guidelines for governing infectious disease. They designed community boards of health, and all early public health work was done at the local level. There was no central or organized public health body in the state. In 1872, a State Board of Health was established in Red Wing Minnesota. Knowing that local communities were often more conscious of local threats to health than the state as a whole, and are better suited to address specific issues dependent on location, the State Board of Health encouraged communities to create local boards of health in the 1900s.(MDH …show more content…
Obesity results from an imbalance of physical activity and dietary habits. Fruit and vegetable intake is supplementary with healthy body weight, however, youths in Minnesota consume well below what is recommended for daily fruit and vegetable intake. It is recommended that children and youth consume at least five servings of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. The monetary burden of childhood obesity in Minnesota is difficult to estimate. However, links have been made between childhood obesity and future adult weight-related disease/illnesses and costs of healthcare. Trends show diagnosis of weight related disease occurring at younger ages which will more than likely lead to an increase in healthcare and other costs over larger portions of the individual’s lifecycle. So by designing and implementing a program that targets this potential issue at the root, we could help potentially remove this idea out of the equation earlier in the individuals life by teaching them how take care of their bodies not just through exercise and play, but with what the ultimately put in their bodies as fuel to get them going throughout the day. It’s not just about telling them what to do rather than providing the resources to help kids to teach themselves and help them find what works best

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