wk4 health assgn


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Program of Study: Public Health

Using your research and the rough draft from week 2 and 3, compose a 750-1,000 word essay on a current issue relevant to your program of study (health care administration, health informatics, or public health). Clearly explain the context or background of the issue; the impact the topic or issue has on health, health care, or the professional field; and a proposal for how the issue could be successfully resolved. Support your opinions with evidence found in your research.

To prepare the final paper, revise the rough draft you prepared in Topic 3 to incorporate feedback. The final essay should demonstrate the qualities of sound academic writing and incorporate three to five relevant, scholarly sources from the GCU Library.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric which is attached

THE HEALTH CARE ISSUE IS BELOW titled: Exercising and High Blood Pressure

Exercising and High Blood Pressure

Medical evidence suggests that exercising is one of the best approaches to reduce blood pressure in patients diagnosed with hypertension (Smart, Carlson, Swaine, & McGowan, 2017). This positive effect of exercising seems to appear even in those patients that do not observe any substantial changes when following a hypertension pharmaceutical treatment. This evidence has, however, mainly focused on the adult population, as hypertension was traditionally a problem of the adults and, most notably, elderly groups in the community. As the population’s obesity rate increased, hypertension has also become a common phenomenon in children and teenagers.

It is thus necessary to investigate whether the regular exercising for, e.g., 60 minutes a day, would have a similar effect on hypertense children and teenagers that it has on hypertense adults. I would thus like to focus the research project on analyzing the impact that exercising has on reducing hypertension in children and teenagers. Understanding the impact that exercising has on the hypertension of children and teenagers would offer a healthier alternative to pharmacological treatment (Lurbe et al., 2016). It would considerably improve the quality of life of the children by providing them with the possibility of controlling the problems associated with hypertension without suffering from the side effects of long-lasting exposure to anti-hypertensive pharmaceuticals. This topic directly affects my field of study, as the conclusions derived from the analysis carried out would allow for the implementation of a guideline or policy that contributes to improving the public health of children in the community (Hwangbo et al., 2015).


American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Hwangbo, C., Hu, X., Kang, Y., Papangeli, I., Mehrotra, D., & Erzurum, S. C. (2015). Restoration of impaired endothelial myocyte enhancer factor 2 function rescues pulmonary arterial hypertension. Circulation, 131(2), 190-199.

Lurbe, E., Agabiti-Rosei, E., Cruickshank, J. K., Dominiczak, A., Erdine, S., Hirth, A., … & Rascher, W. (2016). 2016 European Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents. Journal of Hypertension, 34(10), 1887-1920.

Smart, N. A., Carlson, D. J., Swaine, I., & McGowan, C. (2017). Commentary on aerobic versus isometric handgrip exercise in hypertension: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Hypertension, 35(12), 2554-2556.

MUST be 750-1,000 words and have at least ten citation with the page numbers and ten reference in APA format. (The List of References should not be older than 2014 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.


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