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August 12, 2012

What causes Illness?

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When thinking about the causes of an illness, the first things that come to mind are the biology and chemistry behind the disease. In continuing with the public health theme of the last several episodes, Dr. Scott Frank discusses the factors outside of medicine that influence our health. Dr. Frank, a professor of family medicine and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, lists the leading causes of death as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and cerebrovascular disease, but explains how lack of education, racial injustice, and poverty are the driving factors behind mortality in the United States. What does this mean for a medical educator and public health educator? Listen as Dr. Frank shares stories about the fate of the underserved and about public health events to raise awareness about the important health issues facing our community.

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Scott Frank, MD, a professor of family medicine with a secondary appointment as a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Gladys Haddad, host of Regionally Speaking

Posted by: Elliot Schwartz August 12, 2012 07:28 PM | Category: health

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