Malnutrition is a hidden epidemic in the United States that is under-recognized and under-treated. It occurs when the body doesn’t get the right balance of nutrients and calories that it needs to stay healthy. Take this quiz to test your knowledge, and learn how to identify and treat malnutrition.
The perception that domestic crimes are rare and occur primarily among those who have low incomes is a dangerous one, Mr. Friedman said in a recent interview. “It’s a hidden epidemic that doesn’t discriminate — rich, poor, black, white. . . . You see the parallels between those who are very poor and very affluent.”
Teen suicide is a hidden epidemic in the United States. It is often overlooked by health care providers, parents and teachers because of the belief that suicide is something that happens to other people’s patients or children. No one wants to believe that adolescents are capable of taking their own lives. The statistics, however, reveal a different story. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the suicide rate in young people has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Overall, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 10 to 24.
“Because it can be transmitted through so many methods and doesn’t always present obvious symptoms, hepatitis is really a hidden epidemic in our country. If we can catch it early, it’s very common for people to go on to live a normal, healthy life, which is what we want for all of our patients.” – Dr. Chris Hyun, The Portland Clinic