Purposeful Summaries – nayr79

  1. How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care

It seems counterintuitive that people would spend a good chunk of money on end-of-life care when all seems hopeless. Yes, miracles can happen, but it seems counterintuitive to spend all this money for the slimmest chance of a miracle when it is not in the best interest of the patient.

Charles Ornstein recalls his struggles and tough decision-making during the time his mother was admitted to the hospital and displaying less-than optimistic results. He, through consultation with a friend in the field, understands that end-of-life care is not always about having a patient be cared for. Sending money into the rabbit-hole with no sign of recovery from the patient cares more towards the loved ones of the patient, but not necessarily the patient themselves. The United States health services proudly work towards finding a way to make all parties satisfied with the decisions. Sometimes the wants of the loved ones, being the preservation of the patient’s life or chance of recovery, can interfere with what might be best for the patient. Ornstein now understands that the decision-making process on a patient’s life can be difficult and that no family can be blamed for trying to keep a loved one alive, but all options should be considered in regards to the patient.

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            Why Keeping Little Girls Squeaky Clean Could Make Them Sick

             It seems counterintuitive to put your child in danger of being vulnerable to germs and illness early on in their life. Unless you’re an anti-vaxxer and believe your child will fight all disease with kale and the organic aisle in the grocery store, your child should get their vaccinations. However, permitting your child to roll around in the mud for a while could apparently protect them from incurable afflictions.

            Women are more prone to have asthma and other diseases than men due to old traditions and thinking. Girls are likely more adept at hygiene and remaining clean in comparison to boys. This is due to how we categorize little boys and girls, keeping girls indoors and in clothes that are deemed unacceptable to get dirty. Taking in dirt exposes the body to microorganisms that can help build up an immune system, which is similar to how vaccines work. Boys typically play more sports, most of which involve being outside. Due to the rapid change in gender norms, this issue could disappear, but research proves otherwise in some cases.

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Do Multivitamins Really Work?

            It seems counterintuitive to keep buying and taking multivitamins when they might not do anything. Studies are saying they don’t work.

            Studies being done on multivitamins tell readers that vitamins help certain parts of the body. Vitamin B being good for the heart is a good example. According to research, multivitamins containing what their label says does not have much of an effect on preventing diseases correlated to the vitamins’ specialties. According to more studies, categorized people, such as the elderly, can be more at risk to diseases and ailments due to their intake of multivitamins.

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