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From March 2003 until July 2005, I had a somewhat mild case of psoriasis. Then suddenly in July 2005 I noticed that I had developed total body psoriasis. I had spent nearly around five thousand dollars on treatment, but found no luck from any quarter. I was very disappointed. The treatment I was taking included over the counter in the form of herbal oils, lotions, shampoos as well as prescription ...
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A Brief Overview Hospital-acquired infections encompass almost all clinically evident infections that do not originate from a patient's original admitting diagnosis. Within hours after admission, a patient's flora begins to acquire characteristics of the surrounding bacterial pool. Most infections that become clinically evident after 48 hours of hospitalization are considered hospital-acquire...
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Healthcare has emerged as a growing industry in the 21st century of globalization, growth of the aging population and the baby boomers inclusion in the total force of population curve. The current trend is that of inclining demand of nurses, nurse�s aides, physicians, pharmacists, radiologists, lab technologists and technicians. There is remarkable increase in their earnings and higher vacanc...
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Medicine essays / MedTech Business Review
When Bare Metal Stents were introduced to the cardiovascular market in the early 1990�s, restenosis rates fell dramatically. The latest technology in this field, Drug Eluting Stents (DES), being highly effective, has further reduced the rate of restenosis to approximately 8%. The first drug-eluting stents were introduced in 2002 to combat the problem of restenosis due to inflammation. This...
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Medicine essays / The Wandering Listener
Judy daydreamed as she waited for class to start. The history professor breezed into the classroom, trench coat flying behind him. As he quickly set down his briefcase, he started his lecture with no introduction. As he started to speak, Judy snapped to attention. “I assume you have all completed your reading, so let’s jump right in. Today’s discussion will be on the American Revolution...
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There is a clear cut aim and objective leading into the research and that is to study the interpreter reliability of identifying a manipulability lesion in the lumbar and thoracic spine. : To estimate the effect of adding exercise classes, spinal manipulation delivered in NHS or private premises, or manipulation followed by exercise to "best care" in general practice for patients consultin...
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Abstract An increasing number of couples want to choose their offspring�s gender for genetic, family balancing, and cultural reasons. They avail of the services of fertility centers, all of which claim to have the technology to predetermine a baby�s sex with a high level of accuracy. This report compares current theories on and techniques of sex selection in humans, determines the mos...
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An increasing number of couples want to choose their offspring�s gender for genetic, family balancing, and cultural reasons. They avail of the services of fertility centers, all of which claim to have the technology to predetermine a baby�s sex with a high level of accuracy. This report compares current theories on and techniques of sex selection in humans, determines the most scientific...
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Although it may seem as if molecular techniques will replace cultivation in the 21st century clinical microbiology laboratory, this won�t happen because culture has some irreplaceable advantages for the diagnosis, treatment, prognostic and epidemiological studies of already known and emerging infections. Antibiotic susceptibility testing of bacterial pathogens is carried out after culture,...
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AXCO Task 1: �Recently Massachusetts has become the first US state to have introduced mandatory health insurance for its residents. Please explain, in no more than 400 words, why this was considered necessary, how it is going to operate and the likelihood of it being copied in other states.� Karl�s Comments: 1. No style guide has been provided; 2. No format specifications...
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Cumulative Data for Anaplastology Internship (as of October 1, 2007) � Total number of patients observed: 23 � Clinic /Class Contact Time: 1827 hours � Operating Theatre Contact Time: 23 hours � Amount of Effort (Hours): 3277 hours January � Observing clinical demeanor, determining case history and patient perceptions of prosthetic treatment, safety and infection...
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Michael Degnan Personal Statement Application for MSc in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology My interest in and pursuit of a career in maxillofacial prosthetic treatment began during my undergraduate degree in Medical Illustration. The degree is a Bachelor�s of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, with curricula including traditional and digital medical...
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The Medicare Fair Prescription Drug Price Act of 2007 is an amendment of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). According to the latter, Medicare beneficiaries receive a prescription drug benefit called Part D. Private prescription drug plans are approved for Medicare beneficiaries by the federal government. The main advantage of this was that private p...
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Medicine essays / MRI
1. Introduction Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often a necessary component of the diagnostic process and neuro-imaging represents one of the most highly utilized procedures in the Medicare population, which is growing in use by nearly 83% from 1996 to 2001. Magnetic resonance imaging is also frequently used for research, in the study of normal brain function, and in the evaluation and diagno...
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There are significant differences between the worldviews of Western biomedicine and the various forms of ethnomedicine in Bolivia. While both systems operate in close proximity and share the goal of preserving and improving the health of patients, their distinct cultural traditions and concepts have not only prevented them from collaborating, but have resulted in lost lives and wasted resourc...
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Learned helplessness affects many people in society for many different reasons. The uncomfortable feeling of not being able to accomplish a task and uncontrollability over situations may have devastating results. Anxiety, depression, and other abnormal or deviant behavior may result in prolonged cases of learned helplessness. Early studies with animals have lead to more extensive studies involv...
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The duty of taking care of other people and being responsible for their lives is a heavy burden for anyone to carry; and it can take its toll even among the best of us. In the nursing profession, burnout is a constant threat and is widely implicated for the alarming shortage of nurses that we are experiencing today. According to the Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet (2007) compiled by the American Assoc...
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Clinical trial is the study of new therapeutic agents in human beings. All drugs can cause different adverse effects depending on their dose. Even though the drugs have been tested in animals prior to human experimentation we can not get complete data regarding how the drug will act in human beings. So we are exposing our fellow humans to the known and unknown dangerous effects of a drug for the b...
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Alzheimer�s disease is a degenerative brain disorder and is the main cause of dementia. The major clinical manifestations of Alzheimer�s disease include gradual loss of memory and language. Other major symptoms and signs of this disease are psychiatric and behavioral abnormalities and disabilities in the routine or daily living activities. The etiology and Pathogenesis of Alzheimerï¿...
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Purpose of Report The main purpose of this report is to identify and analyze any problems related with the recruitment process followed by Cheviot Healthcare recruitment agency. For this reason an extensive presentation of the agency’s operational activities has been included in current report in order to achieve an effective and realistic description of agency’s main targets as they have bee...
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Introduction Throughout human history dominant cultures have invaded and colonized the lands of Indigenous peoples. These invasions were invariably associated with gross violations of human rights including land seizures, forced relocations of Indigenous peoples on to missions and reserves, separation of children from the families in order to assimilate them in the colonizing culture, and the i...
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Medicine essays / Cardiac Pacemakers
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS BY RYAN HEATH - ECEN 4011/5011 - BIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS * PROFESSOR WACHTEL PROFESSOR STODIED PROFESSOR TODD * -- MAY 7, 1998 -- The heart is bestowed with a specialized system that automatically generates rhythmic control via the sinus node, located in the superior lateral wall of the right atrium near the opening of the superior vena cava. The ...
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Medicine essays / Brains Ability To Think
Vision and Movement When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in o...
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Medicine essays / Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Josh Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by a dysfunctional thinking process and withdrawal from the outside world. The word schizophrenia comes from two Greek words schizo which means split and phrenia, which means mind. This doesn’t mean that a person with the disorder has multiple personalities, but rather parts of the mind seem to be ...
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Medicine essays / Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is a cancer which forms in the ovaries of a female reproductive organs. Most times it is undetected until small tumors line the abdominal cavity and the cancer cells invade vital organs. This cancer, which is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women, has recently shown signs that it may have more success with new treatments for all stag...
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The immediate source of energy for muscular contraction is the high-energy phosphate compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Although ATP is not the only energy-carrying molecule in the cell, it is the most important one, and without sufficient amounts of ATP most cells die quickly. The three main parts of an ATP molecule are: an adenine portion, a ribose portion, and three phosph...
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Medicine essays / Electrocardiogram
Electrocardiogram Lab Introduction Electrocardiograms are used to obtain information about the function of the heart. An ECG is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart made from electrodes placed on the surface of the skin. Salt solutions are good conductors of electricity and can transfer electrical activity to the skins surface. An ECG tracing shows the sum of the electr...
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Medicine essays / Brain Science
The Enlightened Machine Brain Science, also known as nerve science, has been classified as an adventure. It mostly deals with our behavior, as well as speech, movement, coordination, and basically any part of our life in general is associated with it. As we study the brain more and more over the last twenty years, we begin to discover more and more about it and its hundreds of thousa...
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Medicine essays / Prostate Cancer
Moiz Bhinderwala Class A, Mr. Haight What is cancer of the prostate? Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is one of the male sex glands and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds part of the urethra, ...
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Medicine essays / Psychiatry
Psychiatry Imagine being able to know what makes people tick! Imagine being able to understand why people act the way they do. Imagine being in University thirteen years MORE after High School. Definition of a psychiatry - The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. Definition of a psychiatrist - A physician who speciali...
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Art Therapy and the Disabled In chapter twenty-one of the course textbook, the reader is presented with the case of Mrs. Day. Day was in an auto accident and it was necessary to amputate one of her feet. The chapter tells of Day’s progress through art therapy and the issues that had to be overcome in order for Mrs. Day to come to terms with her treatment. Outside research has sho...
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The people of the Kandoka village, located in Papua New Guinea, have quite a unique way of life that differs from that of Western civilization in several ways. They are essentially a simple society based on subsistence horticulture and occasional hunting. With a population of approximately four hundred people, the Kandoka village is "the largest of the five coastal villages of Lusi-Kali...
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Medicine essays / Homeopathy And Women
Homeopathy and Women Over the course of the past several decades feminist scholars, in company with medical historians, have developed a sophisticated framework for identifying the ways in which Western medicine, as a system of social control, tends to reproduce and legitimate the construction of gender in the wider society. Wielded by physicians holding positions of power, the notion that "ana...
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Medicine essays / Prenatel Dianosis
Prenatal Diagnosis: Heredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects There are over 250 recognized sex-linked diseases, affecting every organ system. Of these, 95% affect males, (Emery, 1968). Despite these many sex-linked diseases, at present prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery, 1968). These sex-linked diseases ar...
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Medicine essays / Health Care System
Today s health care system is in a constant state of fluctuation and commotion. It is sometimes difficult for the health care consumer to identify a valuable resource when they need one. The purpose of this paper is to explore one of the many health care resources that are available in the greater Philadelphia area and then visit this site to learn more about it. Philadelphia, in itself is an ...
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Medicine essays / Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease that is present at birth and is characterized by chronic lung infections and the inability to absorb fats and other nutrients from food. When Cystic Fibrosis was first identified in the 1930's, it claimed the lives of almost all of its victoms. Now with medical technology, over two-thirds of "CF" patients live well into their adult li...
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder (CMT) is the most common type of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), occurring in one of every 2500 births. The mean age of onset of clinical symptoms is 12.2  7.3 years. Severity of the disorder varies among the individual and among the subtypes of CMT. Subtypes are distinguishable by testing the nerve conduction ...
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Breast Implants: Your Decision In our society we have many and diverse values. One of the values is a woman s physical appearance. A woman s breast size often plays an integral part in her appearance to others and to herself. A woman s breasts are not simply just a part of her body but often for both men and women, they have come to represent femininity. Throughout a woman s lifetime her brea...
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Medicine essays / Reproductive Technology
Reproductive technology has come a long way in the last twenty years and continues to make expansive advances. The question “where do babies come from” is becoming harder and harder to answer. The response used to sound something like “when a man and a woman love each other very much…” now with in vitro fertilization, fertility drugs, and sperm/egg donors as ...
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Medicine essays / Causes Of Homosexuality
This article attempts to identify the biological causes of homosexuality. The article introduces the different ideas that many different scientists and psychologists have about the causes of homosexuality. One idea focuses on one of the most obscure features that distinguish the two sexes- how our inner ears respond to clicking sounds. The theory behind this idea was that hormone levels in ...
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BREAST CANCER; WHY WOMEN SHOULD BE AWARE In the United States this year 180,200 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 43,900 women will die from the disease (Glazer 555). “Breast cancer affects more American women than any other type of cancer” (All 1). Breast cancer is one of the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15; therefore, women need to commit themsel...
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Medicine essays / Coping With Miscarriage
Coping with Miscarriage: The Male Perspective Fathers who have experienced stillbirth, infant death, or miscarriage walk a uniquely sorrowful and challenging path K[facing] the intense challenge of parenting a child who cannot be physically held, tickled or read to. (Drury, 1) One of the hardest things a couple may face in their lifetimes is the tragedy of miscarriage, also known as spont...
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Issue Analysis #1 Frozen Embryos, Who has legal rights? Nursing 498F February 16, 2000 Invitro is defined as, “In glass, as in a test tube”(Taber’s cyclopedic dictionary,1993), hence with reference to invitro fertilization, the term “Test tube baby”. The first ‘test tube baby’ was Louise Brown of England (Jonsen, A. R., 1996). Dr. Patrick St...
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Medicine essays / Surrogate Mothering
Motherhood - Nine Months vs. A Lifetime "You're about ten meters dilated…it's time to push!" You grab hold onto your husband's hand a little tighter. Take a deep breath…and the labor process begins. This is a common everyday scenario that happens thousands of times a day in hospitals all over the world. Yet sometimes, women will never be able to go through this process, due to circ...
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Is the transplantation of nueral tissue considered an ethical procedure? The transplantation of human fetal neural tissue into the brains of humans suffering from progressive neurodegenerative disorders is one of the hottest arguments currently being debated. Fetal neural tissue is being used as a possible treatment for some diseases. The treatment and possible cure for many of the...
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The complexity of the human reproductive system is unbelievable baffling. The fact that the egg even leaves the protection of the ovary and starts its journey down the fallopian tube is remarkable. The process by which the sperm manage to scurry their way to meet the egg through the hostile environment of a woman s body isanother great accomplishment of the human body. The fact that, in the maj...
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Medicine essays / Sex-Selection
A Girl or a Boy Whom You Want Your Future Child Be? In our time technology gets to the point were can be said in advance if the fetus will have any defects and what the gender of the future child will be. One of the technological machinery that is used in identifying fetus' gender is ultrasound. In cases of pregnant women at older age or because of the family history that may cause some hea...
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Medicine essays / Tuberculosis
TUBERCULOSIS Forms of tuberculosis have been present in the human population since ancient times. Fragments of spinal columns from Egyptian mummies dating back to 2400 BC show definite pathological signs of tubercular decay. Around 460 BC Hippocrates wrote on the subject of a disease which we now know as tuberculosis. In his article he warned his colleagues against visiting cases in the...
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Medicine essays / Organ Donation
Harry Wilson is one lucky man; even Harry's doctors cannot believe how lucky he is. You see, Harry, at age 54, was dying. He had to have both of his kidneys removed, they were failing and he had been on an organ donation list for the past two years without success. Harry's children were tested for compatibility but without success. Harry's own brothers and sisters were tested for compat...
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Medicine essays / Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine by Joe Grodjesk Sociology Of Medicine Professor Buban May 5, 2001 Alternative Medicine Throughout recorded history, people of various cultures have relied on what Western medical practitioners today call alternative medicine. The term alternative medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. It generally describes those trea...
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Medicine essays / The Roy Adaptation Model
The Roy Adaptation Model Page 1 Roy began work on her theory in the 1960s. She drew from existing work of a physiological psychologist, and behavioral, systems and role theorists. She was keenly interested in the psycho/social aspects of the person from the start and concentrated her education on this aspect of Person. Thus, the language/thinking of psychology and sociology became second ...
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Medicine essays / Bubonic Plague
THE SPREAD OF THE BUBONIC PLAGUE Many have been affected by the plague that has traveled from China - Europe. The plague was said to be carried by rats and fleas, say reasearchers. This plague is known in other places as The Black Death. It seems that the Black Death is a combination of three differnet types of plagues: Bubonic, Pneumonic, and septicaemic, with Bubonic being the mos...
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Medicine essays / Chlamydia
Chlamydia by Ashley Christensen Ms. Robinson Period 3 / Sociology 2/29/2000 Introduction Today, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) , are among the most common causes of illness in the United States. People in their teens and twenties are most affected by STD¹s, with over 6 million new cases each year, and adults between the ages of 13 and 19 are at the most risk for infecti...
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Ascertain cause, Manner, and Time of Death The Presumptive Sings of Death include cessation of respiration, cessation of heartbeat, changes in the eyes, and cooling of the body. Positive signs of death indicate that death has occurred. This includes postmortem lividity, postmortem rigidity, instantaneous rigor, postmortem decomposition, and insect invasion. All of these signs of death ...
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Medicine essays / Physical Therapists
Physical Therapy A Physical Therapist (PT) is someone who helps another rehabilitate his or her bodies after an accident or disease that would disable one’s ability to function as well. A Physical Therapist makes it possible for people to function again therefore getting those people back into the world regularly. Physical therapists need to be skilled in many things. One of such s...
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Robert M. Cavin3/27/99BIOL 221Photic Sneeze Bill Watson is a 36-year-old man, who worries about walking outside after a movie ends. This is his first date with this woman and he does not want to scare her off with odd behavior. He knows that people who do not suffer from the same condition do not understand. His hope is that maybe she also has this problem. However, he knows that ...
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Clinical Trials Information for Patients General Description What is a clinical trial? In cancer research, a clinical trial is an organized study conducted in people with cancer to answer specific questions about a new treatment or a new way of using a known treatment. Each study tries to increase medical knowledge and to find new and better ways to help cancer patients. Besides stud...
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Several forms of injury affect the vertebral discs. Disc bulges, for instance, are more broad-based injuries, while disc herniations tend to be more focal. Complete tears of the annulus result in disc extensions, while free fragments of the annulus cause disc sequestrations. All of these forms of disc injury can cause pain in both the back and extremities, and the symptoms worsen as the injur...
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James Cassedy’s Medicine in America, A Short History takes a comprehensive look at medical progress in America from its colonial days to the present time. The book takes on five different themes in discussing medicine. First, it discusses the medical establishment, and how it develops over time. Second, it looks at the alternative to established medicine. Alternatives consist of...
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Medicine essays / Nursing
The nursing field extends many opportunities to be a very important part of the health care team. Nursing involves direct patient contact and varied skills and abilities. A nurse has a unique opportunity to ensure that they care for a patient's comforts and needs, and can make a difference in every patient's life. Various challenging opportunities are available under the broad category of nurs...
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Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber!!! B. Purpose of the paper 1. To explain how chemistry is part of my life. II. Body A. An in depth look at heart disease. B. Causes and symptoms C. Explanation on how chemistry is used to treat and in some cases cure heart disease. III. Conclusion A. Recap on how chemistry is part of my life and everyone's life. B. Elude...
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Physical Therapists are health care professionals who study and treat people with health problems that are caused from injury or disease. A Physical Therapists assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living. Physical Therapists can specialize in a few different areas. There is Rehabilitation, Community ...
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Medicine essays / Depression 3
Clinical depression is one of many mental disorders affecting 1 in 10 Americans today. This disorder is characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness and despair which leads to anxiety, agitation, feelings of emptiness, and loss of self-worth. Following these initial symptoms are possible weight loss or gain, insomnia, lack of energy, unusual indecisiveness, and even suicidal thoughts or attemp...
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Medicine essays / Genetic Disorders
Introduction Genetic Disorders are medical conditions that are caused by an error in a person's genes. Some of them appear as a birth defect, while others do not become distinct until later in life. Genetic disorders can range from those that cause death to those that produce only mild problems, such as color blindness or an extra pinky. Scientists have distinguished more than 9,000 gen...
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Medicine essays / Bipolar Disorder
References Bauer, M.S., Kurtz, J.W., Rubin, L.B., and Marcus, J.G. (1994). Mood and Behavioral effects of four-week light treatment in winter depressives and controls. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 28, 2: 135-145. Bauer, M.S., Whybrow, P.C. and Winokur, A. (1990). Rapid Cycling Bipolar Affective Disorder: I. Association with grade I hypothyroidism. Archives of General Psychi...
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Down syndrome affects many people in this world. Not only does it affect the person diagnosed as Downs, but it also affects their family and everyone around them. There are physical characteristics that help you identify somebody with Downs. There are also some health concerns that you need to worry about. In this essay I will give you a clearer understanding of what Downs syndrome is, an...
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Medicine essays / Panic Disorders
Since panic disorder often goes undetected, experts hope to heighten awareness with a new drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor parexotine, or SSRI. The approbation of this drug would bring about an opportunity to educate society and the medical profession more on panic disorders. Paroxetine (made by SmithKline Beecham Pharma under the brand name Paxil) is nonsedating,...
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Medicine essays / Acupuncture
Acupuncture Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that treats illness and provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at predetermined sites of the body. Acupuncture may also follow many other forms. The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word acus, meaning needle, and pungere, meaning puncture. The Chinese call acupuncture Chen Chiu. On doing my research over acupunct...
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Medicine essays / Acupuncture 2
Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that treats illness and provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at predetermined sites of the body. Acupuncture may also follow many other forms. The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word acus, meaning needle, and pungere, meaning puncture. The Chinese call acupuncture Chen Chiu. On doing my research over acupuncture I used ma...
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Medicine essays / What About Bob
In the movie, What About Bob , the main character Bob Wiley is one of Dr. Leo Marvin s newest patients. Dr Marvin is an uptight, egotistical psychiatrist who can t wait to get on Good Morning America to introduce his new book about emotional disorders. When Leo goes to New Hampshire to prepare for his TV appearance and vacation with his family, Bob decides to tag along, tricking the doctor's an...
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Medicine essays / Genetic Disorders
Genetic disorders, affecting many different races and genders, have been around for a very long time. Genetic disorders, usually caused by recessive genes, range from minor traits to conditions that prove fatal. Moreover, disorders often result in multiple abnormalities. Furthermore, skeletal and muscular disorders are often transmitted by a single gene, like achondroplasia, a type of dwarfis...
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Medicine essays / Down Syndrome
“Each year, three thousand to five thousand people are diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the United States. It is found in approximately one out of one thousand all live births.” (Nadel,37). Down Syndrome occurs when there is an abnormality in chromosome 21. Most people with Down Syndrome (approximately ninety-five percent) has an extra 21 chromosome. Instead of the normal num...
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Necrotizing enterocolitis is an acquired disease, primarily in premature infants or sick newborns, in which intestinal tissue dies. The causes of NEC are unknown, but it is thought that a decreased blood flow to the bowel keeps the bowel from producing the normal protective mucus. Bacteria may also be a factor. Risk factors include small, premature infants, outb...
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Medicine essays / Bills Blowjob
We share many experiences with the kings of old: pastries, for instance, and home entertainment and vacation trips to far-off lands. Ancient-day common folk knew nothing of such things. Then again, they weren't constipated... We are. Not all of us, of course. But enough Canadians so that some doctors call our a constipated society. And even if you're not constipated, your pr...
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High Schools Should not use Standardized Achievement Scores to Determine Whether Students Should be Promoted, Without Regard to Course Grades High schools should not use standardized achievement test scores to determine whether students should be promoted, without regard to course grades. The major reasons that high schools should not use standardized test scores to determ...
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Medicine essays / Amebic Dysentery
Amebic Dysentery is also known as intestinal amebiasis. Amebic Dysentery is caused by the protozoan entamoeba histolytica and is transmitted by the ingestion of food or water that have been handlyed by the unwashed hands of an infected person with the infective organism. Amebic dysentery is usually much more chronic and insidious a...
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Medicine essays / Elephantiasis
My report is on elephantiasis. It is a disease that is mostly found in the tropics. This disease is a condition in which a part of the body becomes grossly enlarged due to a thickening of the skin and the underlying tissues. It results from a long term interference with the flow of lymphatic fluid away from these tissues. The most frequently affected part is the leg. The most common c...
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Digestive Disorders Amebic Dysentry is a disorder in which there is an accumulation of pus located in the liver. This is usually caused by an internal parasite or organism. When dealing with this liver disease there are a few symptoms to look out for. Jaundice, which is something that will make your skin and eyes go yellow is a symptom of Amebic Dysentry. Other symptoms to look out for...
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Medicine essays / Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are important to everyday life, because for people who have them, it can completely ruin their lives and can be very disabling to them. For example, sometimes, people with anxiety disorders can’t stop worrying about various things for hours at a time. They worry about things like shutting the stove off before leaving the house, and washing their ...
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Medicine essays / Richard Ramirez
Serial murderer Richard Ramirez claims to be the right hand man of Satan. During the time of the Roman Empire, a carpenter named Jesus claimed to be the son of God. Many ridiculed him and others believed him. Several people, according to oral traditions, believed Jesus was simply a man who had gone mad. Others believed in him and became his followers. He was given a death sentence ordered by Pon...
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Medicine essays / Rasmussen's Encephalitis(2)
Rasmussen's Encephalitis The human immune system is an amazing system that is constantly on the alert protecting us fromsicknesses. Thousands of white blood cells travel in our circulatory system destroying all foreignsubstances that could cause harm to our body or to any of the millions of processes going on inside. Nowimagine a condition where this awesome system turns against th...
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Medicine essays / We Fear The Unknown
A theme that is very much present in the first chapters of Silas Marner is that of the fact that we fear when we don t understand. What we can t comprehend is automatically labeled as evil that is the source of what first happens to Silas. Whenever Silas goes into trance or a fix, he can t respond to anything that s around him, in it s essence, he becomes totally catatonic for some moments. ...
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Medicine essays / Passion
Destroying Passion Passion is any strong emotion or great enthusiasm. Everyone has passion for something in life. Some people have passion for sport, some for gardening and some for money. Depending on person s personality and strength of a passion, it can be harmful or helpful to a person s destiny. In novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by M. Richler, the author shows how main c...
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Medicine essays / Hemp - Miricale Plant
Hemp - Miracle Plant Is there a single plant that could possibly save the world? Because of its vigor and adaptability, it was amongst the first plants to be cultivated by humans and has been used and grown by many cultures for thousands of years. Yet, today people are fined, even jailed for growing this plant because it is illegal. Lawmakers fail to see that this sole plant probably has more u...
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Medicine essays / Rasmussens Encephalitis
The human immune system is an amazing system that is constantly on the alert protecting us from sicknesses. Thousands of white blood cells travel in our circulatory system destroying all foreign substances that could cause harm to our body or to any of the millions of processes going on inside. Now imagine a condition where this awesome system turns against the most complex o...
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Medicine essays / Fetal Alcohol Syndrom
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In one week 10,000 babies are born in Canada. Twenty are born with Fetal Alcohol syndrome (FAS). One hundred with other alcohol related birth defects. FAS is most often described as the leading cause of mental retardation. FAS is not genetic or inherited and is %100 preventable. Fetal Alcohol syndrome refers to a constellation of physical and mental birth defect...
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Medicine essays / Deja Vu
Déjà vu, this term has been around for quite awhile now, but what exactly does it mean. Many of us use this term in conversation and writing with out knowing the correct meaning of the word, or even what it truly is. The word 'déjà vu' has basically become a cover-all label for any hard to explain occurrences which have an eerie and unexpected recognition, or just someone having troub...
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Medicine essays / Ect
ECT, Shock, Electroconvulsive Therapy, ElectroShock, EST, Shock Treatment and Electric Shock Treatment are all the same thing. They all refer to a treatment where psychiatrists send large electric currents through the brains of their unfortunate victims. ECT is one of the front-line treatments used by psychiatrists to treat depression and other psychiatric problems. I believe ECT to be a very ...
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Medicine essays / Immigration
Obsessive-compulsive disorder has a dramatic effect on a person's life. The obsessions and compulsions cause marked distress because they take at least an hour each day, and can significantly interfere with the person's normal routine, occupational functioning, or usual social activities or relationships. At some point, the person realizes that his or her obsessions and compulsions are ...
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Medicine essays / Mystery Of Epilepsy
EPILEPSY: A DISORDER IN WHICH NERVE CELLS OF THEBRAIN FROM TIME TO TIME RELEASE ABNORMAL ELECTRICALIMPULSES. Epilepsy can happen to anyone of any age. The largest(47%) percent of people, developing epilepsy for the first time, being children frombirth to nine years of age.The next largest age group would be ten year olds to ninteen year olds at30%. The least amount of...
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Medicine essays / Epilepsy
EPILEPSY: A DISORDER IN WHICH NERVE CELLS OF THE BRAIN FROM TIME TO TIME RELEASE ABNORMAL ELECTRICAL IMPULSES. Epilepsy can happen to anyone of any age. The largest(47%) percent of people, developing epilepsy for the first time, being children from birth to nine years of age. The next largest age group would be ten year olds to ninteen year olds at 30%. The least amount of first time seiz...
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Medicine essays / Hippocrates
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine Hippocrates, greatest physician of antiquity, is regarded as the father of medicine. Born on the island of Kos, Greece in the year 460 b.c., says the earliest biography written by Soranus of Ephesus in the a third century a.d. Although a native of Kos he was forced to leave the island as the result of a fire for which he was blamed. He traveled to ma...
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Medicine essays / Termlman(A)
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton1. 'The Terminal Man' by Crichton, Michael. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1972. 2. The Terminal Man was about the neuropsychiatric section of a hospital doing abreakthrough surgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy. Thepatient's name was Harry Benson. Harry had psychomotor epilepsy because hehit his head in a car accident and i...
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Medicine essays / Epilepsy
Epilepsy In this report I plan to give a general overview of what epilepsy is. I will try to give examples and types of seizures, treatments, and in general some insight into the whole subject matter. Many people regard epileptic seizures as a disease while, in fact, they are not. A disease rather is more an illness, which tends to imply sickness and being in poor healt...
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Vaccine Could Protect Against Stroke And Epilepsy Damage February 25, 2000 A new oral vaccine has offered new hope because of its effectiveness in protecting laboratory rats against brain damage from epilepsy and stroke, and might one day be used to help humans with the same conditions. The vaccine blocks a protein in the brain called NMDA, but does so only when epilepsy or stroke occ...
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Medicine essays / Epilepsy Decision
Epilepsy is a very common disorder and the international researches and surveys shows that 1 adult from 200 people suffers by epilepsy. There are several forms of epilepsy and every form causes another epileptic attack. Epilepsy is spread world wide, but it is a fact that this disorder is not well understood. Epilepsy strikes whomever at any age and it is not true, as many sources indicates, th...
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Medicine essays / Epilepsy
Epilepsy - The Silent Stalker By Steven Voskanian What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, chronic brain disorder that briefly interrupts the normal electrical activity of the brain to cause seizures, characterized by a variety of symptoms including uncontrolled movements of the body, disorientation or confusion, sudden fear, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy may resu...
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Medicine essays / Epilepsy Oral
Epilepsy is a neurological condition, which is characterized by repeated convulsions or seizures. There is no known cure to this condition however it is treatable through medical therapy or through surgical treatment. Epilepsy is the earliest recorded brain disorder. People with epilepsy have been feared and isolated by society throughout history. Ancient Greeks thought people with epilepsy ha...
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Treatments of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is characterized by both manic and depressive episodes. A manic episode is a period in which a person s mood is elevated, expansive, or irritable to a degree that causes serious impairment in relationships and occupational and social functioning. A major depressive episode is a period of two weeks during which a person experiences a depressed mo...
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Medicine essays / Nightmares
For my second literature review I chose to do nightmares. I found this topic very interesting. I learned something s I didn t know before. Mostly everyone has a nightmare some time in their life. A nightmare is a distressing dream, which usually causes a person to wake up. Although everyone has nightmares, there s a difference between kids nightmares and adult nightmares. Children usually ...

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