SYO4400: Health, Illness and Society

A University of North Florida Course


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Lecture 4 posted here…

Dear class:

Here is our fourth lecture.

MSLECT4_v9

Second, I have emailed all of you about your projects to ask you questions or say your ideas are looking good.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Please calendar your projects and work your way back from the final presentation and paper dates. Get done earlier than those dates!

Thank you,

Mike Manocchia, PhD

UNF and Cigna Healthcare


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Friendship is the enemy of loneliness…

…and it may even save your life.

Please take a read at research we did at Cigna on Loneliness, especially in young adults.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cigna-loneliness-study-americans-millennials-lonely-2018-5

loneliness by generation

In addition, read about how friendships can lengthen your life.

http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/mind/stressless/Pages/TheHealthBenefitsofFriendship.aspx

Let’s discuss this on Thursday for a few minutes. Do you agree or disagree with this? Are there any flaws in this research?

Enjoy!

Thank you,

Mike Manocchia, PhD

UNF and Cigna Healthcare


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Article of interest on racial discrimination and health outcomes…

Dear Class:

As I see interesting articles that tie into our class, I will post those here.

Here is an interesting article (that came out yesterday) talking about racial disparities in medication access and use. This article utilizes the social discrimination literature to talk about why these differential outcomes would occur.

Here is the medication article:

https://www.publichealthpost.org/viewpoints/racial-disparities-prescription-medications-equity

Here is the explanatory, discrimination article:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953617302903?via%3Dihub

Give these a quick read and let’s discuss in class.

Thank you,

Mike Manocchia, PhD

UNF and Cigna Healthcare