What is an Acute Illness?
By medical definition, an acute illness comes about very quickly but only lasts for a short period. This type of disease is accompanied by distinct symptoms that require urgent or short-term care, and get better once they are treated.
What is a Personal Injury?
By legal definition, a personal injury occurs when a person’s body, mind, or emotions are injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person.
What are the major risk factors of chronic disease?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited four of the major risk factors of chronic disease, namely, tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and excessive alcohol use.
What are the complications of an injury?
Especially in severe cases, injuries post a greater number of and more-severe complications, including but not limited to seizures, fluid buildup in the brain (hydrocephalus), infections, blood vessel damage, headaches, and vertigo.
Who are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes?
- People who are overweight or have obesity
- People who age 45 or older
- Those with a family history of type 2 diabetes
- Those who are physically active less than three times a week
- People who had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
- Those of African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, or Asian American descent.