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Our group chose steroids because of its longtime popularity among athletes and the such, and our soul goal is to inform the class on its composition, effects, and some statistics on who takes and under what circumstances these drugs are taken. Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone. The full name is androgenic anabolic steroids meaning "promoting masculine characteristics, building, drugs". Unlike other drugs, steroids are usually taken for somewhat of a pos

Stages of Development Pregnancy typically lasts 40 weeks, counting from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period, and is often referred to in three parts, called trimesters. The first trimester lasts 12 weeks, the second is from 13 to 27 weeks, and the third is from 28 to 40 weeks. These divisions, however, are rough estimates, and you may encounter slightly different versions of these time periods. Your doctor will probably refer to your pregnancy by the age of the fetus in weeks. C

INTRODUCTION- It would seem today that eating disorders are on the rise. While this may be true, the numbers may appear to grow only because more cases are being brought out into the open. The purpose of this paper is to address eating disorders and prove that these diseases, specifically Anorexia Nervosa, continue to plague both sexes due to psychological and environmental factors along with pressure from the media. This paper will also briefly go into unseen world of Anorexia in athletics

Front crawl, or freestyle is both the fastest and the most efficient swimming technique. The ideal body position for the front crawl is having your body horizontal, with your body stretched out in a straight line. Your face should be in the water, except when you come up for air, with the water at about the hairline. Look forward and slightly downward. The arm stroke for the front crawl is generally one arm pushing back, and the other arm coming from your side. In the front crawl, the arm

Acupuncture is the ancient way of healing for the Chinese. You may think this practice is only used by the Chinese. It is actually used by a lot of different people in places like the US, parts of Asia, and Africa. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. There are books that date this ancient science as being at least 4,000 years old. Archaeologists have found needles more than 3,000 years old. Sir William Osler was a great Canadian physician who used acupuncture for back ailments

Brandon Turnbow June 14, 2000 Essay #3 Final Tobacco Use Sucks By now, almost everyone knows that smoking and other tobacco use causes cancer. But did you know it's also the number one cause of heart disease and emphysema, too? When you smoke tobacco, the effects on your body are immediate. "Your pulse increases. Breathing becomes faster and more shallow. Circulation begins to drop. Poisonous compounds like carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia

Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease steals the ability to reason, remember, and imagine. The causes of the diseases aren't well understood, and over four million people in the U.S. have it (www.alzheimer's.com). There isn't any reliable cure, and no way to surely prevent it. Alzheimer's disease is different from everyday forgetfulness. When people have the disease people no longer recognize themselves or the world around them. They forget what they are doing or where they are.

Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever, so many people may not recognize that the illness is caused by bacteria or other pathogens on food. The onset of symptoms may not occur for two or more days after the contaminated food was eaten. Thousands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our environment, but not all bacteria cause disease in humans. Some of the more familiar ilnesses include E.coli and Salmonella, which are may b

There are many problems and solutions relating to hypoglycemia, mental fatigue, and stress. Each of these conditions can effect how the body's systems work. They all can be controlled or avoided by following certain routines. Hypoglycemia happens when you have a low blood glucose level. Some of the causes may be due to the fact, people forget to eat or also when they participate in physical activity. This can cause hunger, shakiness, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, and disorientation. The

Affects of death on children. How does death effect children? Do they simply ignore it? Does it have a lasting effect on their lives? Do children show grief in the same way adults do? as you continue to read this essay these and many more questions will be answered. Death effects children in many ways. Death effects them both emotionally and physically. Some common reactions children have to death are: 1. Shock: Children are usually shocked when someone dies. They won't belief it h

I believe that dietary supplements are not necessary to insure a healthy diet. In fact, I feel that it is quite the contrary. Only a diet based on nutritious foods can help us lead healthier lives. After doing research on the internet, over and over I kept getting this same answer. Although supplements can be good in certain situations, such as when people are unable to eat solid food, they cannot actually replace real foods. For example, I read an article about how a study done

Tourettes Syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by tics. Tics are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or verbal communication that occur frequently in the same way. There are many other movements that occur; some of which are twitching, loud noises or vulgar language. Verbal tics are not a common occurrence. This is the most common in public places that the unknown public associates with the disease. Tics are classified into two categories: simple and complex. The

My reason for choosing this topic is that I believe people suffering have a right to relief. I had a friend who was HIV positive and suffered tremendously from nausea and appetite loss. I’ve heard that Marijuana helps deter these unfortunate side effects. I’m not claiming that it is for everyone or every ailment, but for Cancer and Aids patients, why not? Marijuana has long been recognized as having medicinal properties. Indeed its medical use predates recorded history. The e

Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a genetic disease that a person is born with. DS is the most common genetic disorder. 1 in every 800 to 1,000 babies born is diagnosed with the disorder. There is no relationship between DS and diet, drugs, economic status, or life style. Some evidence suggests that it is a little more common in families with Alzheimer's disease in one or more family members. Although Down syndrome does not only occur in babies born to older mothers, but babies born to mothers o

HEROIN Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, which is obtained from the opium poppy. It is a "downer" that affects the brain's pleasure systems and interferes with the brain's ability to perceive pain. Heroin can be used in a variety of ways, depending on user preference and the purity of the drug Heroin can be: - Injected into a vein ("mainlining") . - Injected into a muscle - Smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular c

Plastic Surgery What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself or do you see the results of modern day surgery? Plastic surgery has given people the opportunity to change their entire appearance, and has taken the word "makeover" to a whole new height. It seems that everywhere you go people are using plastic surgery to change their physical appearance. Although this may sound great, the truth behind all the hype isn't so wonderful. Many of the unfortunate few that s

Detailed Outline and Working Bibliography I. Introduction A. Main Ideas 1.History of marijuana 2. Effects of marijuana 3. Why teens use marijuana 4. What marijuana looks like 5. What if someone wants to stop using it 6. Statistics B. Thesis statement: Marijuana will effect the way high school students act and learn in school. II. History of Marijuana A. First known in Central Asia and China 3000B.C. 1. Known as Cannabis Sativa 2. Came from tropical and temperate climates B. Seen i

Viper Mrs. Boss Personal Health and Fitness 14 February 1997 Peak Conditioning Peak conditioning is a three way balance between nutrition, fitness, and recuperation are key elements for staying physically fit and healthy. Nutrition helps keep the internal body healthy as well as the mind. Fitness keeps the out side healthy by building muscle and endurance and keeps the inside functioning and working properly. Recuperation allows the body to recover from

Ms. Perfect The thin trend makes headlines of newspapers and magazines; being thin is a topic discussed by television talk shows and top stories in the news. Companies like Snackwells and Nutragrain base their existence on women's cravings to be thin. The media's attention on the thin and beautiful has opened women's eyes up and sparked a craving for this perfection. Models and actresses are who television has taught us to believe are beautiful. Trying to live up to this has cause

Birth Defects Many people think of birth defects as things that happen to other people. They don't. Birth defects can, and do happen to anyone regardless of age, sex, race, economic status, or education. Birth defects occur in one out of 28 births. There are about 4000 different birth defects. They are the leading cause of infant death and a major couse of disability in young people, affecting more than 150, 000 babies each year. There is some good news though

CLONING The recent scientific success of cloning is a controversial topic in today's world. The act of cloning is defined as "making multiple, identical copies" of an organism by the American Heritage College Dictionary. Xeroxing is a common practice of school and business people which also involves making multiple, identical copies. Xerox and cloning are significant scientific findings, which are beneficial in our society but can be misused or abused i

The Truth About AIDS Dementia The Bare Facts Most people have heard of AIDS; they know it stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, and it's the result of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus attacks the body's immune system, rendering an individual incapable of fending off bacteria and viruses that the immune system could normally destroy. And most people have heard of dementia, a condition where an individual has difficulty concentrating and remembering things. But the

www.bcm.tmc.edu/baylormed September, 2000 Gene Identified for Cardiomyopathy The Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Unit at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics was extremely excited with the news of a gene recently identified. Baylor College of Medicine researchers have identified a new gene that is responsible for dilated cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of heart failure in children and adults. It is a

Alternative/Holistic Medicine If people know more about alternative medicine and its benefits they might like it. Certain benefits of alternative medicine only appeal to some people. Alternative medicine has many misunderstood benefits such as natural medicine, healing through spirituality, and alternative physical treatments. Natural medicine is an alternative medicine that has many benefits. Marijuana can be used as medicine and is naturally grown. Marijuana is often prescribed to cancer

The world of science and medicine will be drastically changing this year. Scientists were hard at work all last year to make life a little easier for citizens. These new discoveries will be made available to the public over the next few months. Scientists hope that these many findings will benefit society at large. In science, the citizens of Colony Moon will be able to grow food in the moon s soil for the first time. This is thanks to an invention that allows plants to grow by dissolving

The reproductive system consists of many different diseases, conditions, and disorders. The subject matter that I chose to discuss is that of prostate cancer. The prostate is a part of every man's reproductive system. In the average mature male, it is about the size of a walnut. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men in America. It is usually found in older men, and the risk of having prostate cancer increases with age. It is mainly found in men of 55 years and above. Prost

Cancer is the number one killer in America today.We can say the known causes of cancer are radiation,sunlight,pollution,cigarette smokingand improper diets.I will explain the major causes of cancer,but before I proceed let me define the term "cancer."To be defined cancer is an abnormal,uncontrolled growth of cells that can spread beyond their natural boundaries to other parts of the body.Cancers can develop in numerous parts of the body. The importance of radiation as a cause of canc

Today, at least 50 genetic tests for hereditary diseases are available. More than 150 mutant genes are making it possible for doctors to look into their patients future. From a single sample of a patient's blood, doctors will be able to spot genetic mutations that signal the approach not only of rare hereditary diseases, but also breast cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and they have plans on defeating them. Knowing a patient's genetic predispositions will be essential to preventi

The War on Cancer Cancer is a genetic disease caused by mutations in proto-oncogenes and tumor-repressor gene, the genes that control cell division. A mutation in proto-oncogenes increases cell division, while in the tumor-repressor gene inhibits cell division. A mutation in either of these can cause a cell to divide rapidly. This forms malignant tumors that invade healthy tissues. If not destroyed quickly, these malignant tumors can establish in vital organs and interfere with their func

BENEFITS OF FITNESS Being unfit can mean problems for you. Health problems; where your body wouldn t function properly due to a lack of exercise. Social problems; where you will be too fat to be attractive and be self-conscientious. Performance problems; where you are too unfit or stress out to play sports or focus on your work. There is a simple solution to these problems-------by being fit. Being fit isn t just based on a diet, or j

If a sensible man is asked to answer the question as to what he does prefer, health or wealth, naturally he will answer without much hesitation 'Health' because wealth without a good health becomes useless. The westerners pay more attention to their health than the people of the orient. In b\Britain they have the Central COuncil of Physical Recreation, the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation, the National Playing Fields Association. THe function of these various bodies is to kee

I. a.) Testing Results 1.5-mile run/walk 12:31 Push-ups 20 Sit-ups 27 Sit and Reach 6 inches Body fat 23% b.) My overall level of fitness is good because I’m an athlete and take responsibility to get myself in shape. I think it’s important to be in shape so that you don’t injure your muscles or struggle through training. II. a.) Health Promoting Behaviors I exercise regularly I get enough fiber I get adequate vitamins and minerals I brush and floss daily I wear my se

Benefits of Physical Fitness Physical Fitness has many positive benefits for a person’s body. Exercise provides health benefits, increases strength and energy, enhances a person’s appearance, which helps with self-esteem and also relieves stress. A major health benefit from exercising is reducing the risk of heart disease. Exercise will help increase the HDL (good cholesterol) to LDL (bad cholesterol) ratio. Estimates are that 96.8 million American adults (51 percent) have

Although awareness of the importance of physical fitness has increased in the United States, the average level of an American s fitness has decreased. In short, most everyday citizens are out of shape. This is partially due to the more modern and easier lives that most Americans lead compared to Americans of earlier time periods. If Americans wish to stay in good health, then their daily regiments must be changed. Among adolescents and teenagers, the same numbers are noticeable. Nearly

Physical Fitness: How to Help older patients live stronger and longer is an article that Discusses how physical activity promotes longevity and improves the quality of life, among the older patients in the United States. The authors of this article, Robert and Regina, also talk about benefits of exercise for health in general, and the importance of physical fitness for older Americans. Most older Americans are not physically fit and do not exercise regularly. This is especially true

There are many reasons for the employees to get involved in a wellness program. Whether they like it or not overall wellness will affect their everyday life, at home as well as at work. The fact of the matter is that people that are in good health are usually more coherent and are able to enjoy more out of life. With more incentive going towards corporations paying subsidies to encourage employee participation there is increasing demand by employees to have a wellness program implemented. A

Bally Total Fitness is the largest and only nationwide commercial operator of fitness centers in the United States, with approximately 4 million members and 320 locations in 27 states and Canada. There are currently 5 in the Baltimore area. (Bally p.1) Bally Total Fitness claim is to be committed to offering its members the best resources to help them achieve their personal fitness and health goals at an affordable price. Their diversity is apparent in the multitude of features they

IN-SHAPE I am writing a piece for my gym class in which I will design a fitness workout program that you may use to become more physically fit. In this fitness program I will list all FIT recommendations and weight training principles. The fitness program will mainly focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength development and a nutrias diet. I will first describe the weight training program. This program will consist of three different guidelines. First adequate recovery, after working a m

In America and other civilized cultures in the world people are obsessed with looking fit and healthy, seeing as looking fit and being healthy is considered acceptable. In their writings both Barbara Ehrenreich and Marjorie Rosen agree that in today’s society looking healthy is very important. In Ehrenreich’s The Naked Truth about Fitness, she says, “We redefined virtue as health.” By this she means that in today’s societies of the world that health is val

Melissa J. Hay ESCI 3210 Motor Behavior November 16, 2000 Health Fitness Project Health Components Evaluated in Test: 1. One Mile Walk/Run Cardiovascular/Aerobic Endurance 2. Sum of Skin Folds Body Fat Percentage 3. Sit and Reach Flexibility (Lower Back and Hamstrings) 4. Sit Up Abdominal Strength and Endurance 5. Pull Up Upper Body Strength and Endurance Evaluation: Student One The first student is a fourteen year old female. After evaluating this student’s test, i

Physical Fitness Essay When choosing what physical characteristic that I would fall under, it was really hard to choose just one that would fit me. During the day I am sort a nerd. I try to do my homework as much as possible and I also sometimes get my Chemistry class mad by being the only one who would turn in the homework; simultaneously reminding the teacher that that assignment was due. I don’t go to class late and I don’t swear at the teacher or try to con my way out o

The article I chose to write about is entitled “The Lazy Guy’s Guide to Health”; it is foundin the October 1998 issue of Maxim Magazine. The magazine is promoted towards menand mainly covers issues dealing with men’s health. The whole point of the article is to 1. show men easy ways to lose weight. It lists eleven different things a man can do to lose weight and reduce the calories in his diet. All of the suggestions are quick and easy ways 2. to keep weight off. 3.

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Smoking Smoking is defined as the inhaling and exhaling of the fumes of burning plant material, especially tobacco, from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe. First introduced into Europe by early explorers, the habit has become worldwide. Cigarette companies themselves knew decades ago that smoking could kill, but rather than coming clean and risking commercial oblivion, they deployed a barrage of unscrupulous marketing and ingeniously manipulated scientific data to conceal their findings. Their

Addicted Until Death It is Easter Sunday, and your whole family gathers together for a wonderful meal. This is one of the few times each year you get to see all of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews. A special occasion such as this would be perfect if it weren t for that gray cloud looming overhead. It is an actual gray cloud of smoke. No, mom didn t burn the turkey; it s cigarette smoke. Most of your family members are smoking. Despite your great aunt s recent struggle with lung

The hazards of smoking Smoking cigarettes is very hazardous to the health of smokers and the health of the people around them. Many people die because of inhaling cigarette smoke every year. Some of the harmful ingredients in cigarette smoke are nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar. Nicotine is addictive. It is also one of the most dangerous chemicals in cigarette tobacco. Nicotine begins to effect the a smoker s blood p

Matthew Matherne English 1002 Ms. Westmoreland 4-11-00 Tobacco “One out of three people who use tobacco will die from it.” Nearly 3,000 young Americans each day become regular smokers. Of these, 1,000 will die early from tobacco-related diseases. More Americans die due to complications from smoking than from any other major killer such as AIDS, car accidents, drug abuse and homicide. Why do so many people continue to smoke when they know the possible risks involved? Ma

email: XeeX81@yahoo.comTobaccoCanada has one of the world's toughest antismoking campaign. They have passed laws against tobacco advertising and have used virtually all of the Presidents proposals against tobacco. Now they are saying that if Clinton's proposals do become a law it won't do much good. By 1993 the tobacco taxes in Canada had a pack of cigarettes up to $5.00 a pack . Thanks to these measures, Garfield Mahood, Executive Dire

Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brain functions and e

Two Sides of The Brain Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brai