Urban poverty and inadequate health services make the health crisis for inner city poor even more unbearable. There are many health related conditions associated with the inner city poor. “The following list of diseases and conditions is not exhaustive but conveys the breadth of chronic and acute illness and environmental factors that, when combined, greatly affect persons living in the inner cities: tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, mental illness, cancer, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), HIV infection, sexually transmitted disease, infant mortality, trauma caused by violence, and substance abuse.” (Prewitt, 1997)
Health related conditions involving children in the United States include acute respiratory infections, asthma, obesity, cold &flu, dehydration, and allergies. These are just to name a few.
There are health conditions that occur in women at a higher frequency than men. Gallstones, migraine headaches, IBS, urinary tract infections, multiple sclerosis, lupus, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis are all health conditions that affect women at a higher frequency then men.
Health related conditions that affect coal miners include Pneumoconiosis or “black lung disease”, emphysema, noise induced hearing loss, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Entertainers experience the same health related conditions that “normal” people experience/suffer from. Entertainers experience anything ranging from cancer to mental illness to substance abuse. Some of the more talked about health issues that arise from entertainers are mental illness and substance abuse.
Prewitt, Elizabeth. (1997). Inner-city Health Care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 126(6), 485-490. Retrieved from the American College of Physicians database.
Stoppler, Melissa C. (2009). Women’s Health. MedicineNet, Inc. Retrieved March 28, 2009 from http://www.medicinenet.com/womens_health/article.htm