Position Paper: A culmination of your work in the course and focusing on one of the arguments presented in the Daniel text, the 5-6 page (maximum) Position Paper will include: (1) An introduction to the argument on your public health issue(s) of choice (including a clear thesis); (2) Major findings in the literature that support your position for the paper; (3) A conclusion; and (4) at least 6 CREDIBLE (e.g., peer reviewed journals) citations accompanied by a reference list at the end of the paper.
List of topics:
-Will Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Negatively Affect Human Health and the Environment?
-Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? -Do the Benefits of Statin Drugs Outweigh the Risks?
-Are Homeopathic Remedies Effective? -Does the Affordable Health Care Act Violate Religious Freedom?
-Is the Affordable Health Care Act Successful? -Should the Healthcare System Continuously Strive to Extend Life?
-Is There a Link Between Vaccination and Autism? -Do Religion and Prayer Benefit Health? –
Should Marijuana Be Legalized for Medicinal Purposes?
-Should Addiction to Drugs Be Labeled a Brain Disease?
-Are Energy Drinks with Alcohol Dangerous Enough to Ban?
-Is the Cost of Treating Cancer Unsustainable?
-Is There a Valid Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease?
-Should Embryonic Stem Cell Research Be Permitted?
-Is It Necessary for Pregnant Women to Completely Abstain from All Alcoholic Beverages?
-Should Pro-Life Health Providers Be Allowed to Deny Prescriptions on the Basis of Conscience?
-Should the Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls Be Compulsory?
-Is There a Valid Reason for Routine Infant Male Circumcision?
-Is the Use of “Smart” Pills for Cognitive Enhancement Dangerous?
-Are Restrictions on Sugar and Sugary Beverages Justified?
-Is Weight-Loss Maintenance Possible?