Diseases & Disorders Essays and Term Papers

Eating Disorders

It seems like every little girl dreams of becoming a model. They want to be thin and pretty like the models they see on television and in magazines. Often the desire becomes an obsession and young girls see "thinness" as being a needed characteristic. For many girls, the teenage years are spent ...

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AIDS

AIDS/HIV is one of the deadliest diseases in the world today. Many people are dying each day, and more and more are contracting AIDS every minute. Children are being orphaned because the people are losing sight of what is important in this world. While the spreading of AIDS has increased, the ...

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The Problems with Bulimia

The Problems with Bulimia Bulimia is an eating disorder that begins with an image of what is “right” and then becomes a mental issue. People of many ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, or genders can all attribute to the bulimic population. Mainly teen-age girls suffer from bulimia, but males can ...

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STDS

A STD is any of various diseases or infections that are transmitted by direct sexual contact or close contact with another person who has the infection. The first case of an STD that was recorded,was in the year 1492 which was Syphilis. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so ...

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Suicide: When Will It Stop?

General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience why suicide is a major health problem. Introduction I. Elizabeth Shin attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Elizabeth set herself on fire in her dorm room on April 14, 2000. Nearly 1,100 suicides will occur on ...

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What Is Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Anemia By Alliyah Gunter, Grade 11 Chemistry period D What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin* S, an abnormal type of ...

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How to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

How to prevent cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is one of the mayor causes of deaths in the world. CVD is the name given to a variety of different diseases that affect the heart or any blood vessel, such as strokes, heart attacks, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. ...

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Grave's Disease

My topic of interest is about Grave’s disease. I choose this topic, because I was diagnosed with Grave’s disease a few years back. While researching information on Grave’s disease, I’ve came across some interesting facts and analysis that may be beneficial to those of who don’t know anything about ...

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Child Obesity

When we see an overweight child, most of us think its "just baby fat. They will grow out of it when they get older". Unfortunately, chances are that the child's obesity is really no cause of her baby fat, but can be contributed to a combination of diet, genetics, and a sedentary lifestyle. This ...

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Pro-Ana

Teenagers these days, more than ever before, want to seek physical perfection. Under pressure from the media and their perceptions of beauty, teenage girls are turning to extremes to fit the image of ‘perfect’ that they see around them every day, whether it be on television, magazines, the ...

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Cervical Cancer

Teaching Plan of Cervical Cancer Situation: Alisa Fay is a 31-year-old married mother of two children living in upstate New York for 3 years now. She's got a six-year-old daughter and a four-year- old son. She got married at the age of 29 but led a promiscuous lifestyle during her younger ...

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Thalassemia

An Overview of Hemoglobin This brief overview of hemoglobin is not meant to be comprehensive. The goal is to provide sufficient background to make this Web site useful to people unfamiliar with the area. More detailed sources are listed at the end of this file. A.) What is ...

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Cancer Kills

Shelby Miller Professor Peppers English 1301 FV.1 5 November 2011 Cancer Kills Cancer doesn't only affect the person that has been diagnosed with it, but cancer affects that person's family and friends. The effects cancer has on these people are devastating. Cancer is the leader in ...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Lakrista Means December 10, 2009 Dr. Reeves Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease of the human brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and a disturbance in at least one other thinking function. It occurs when nerve cells in the brain die. (ALZ.org) ...

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Esopghaeal Cancer

Esophageal cancer affects millions of lives, and it is one of the more preventable cancer. Advancements have been made in the preventions of esophageal cancer and its treatment. The general statistics of patients who have has this type of cancer. The number of patients that have been diagnosed with ...

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Chagas' Disease

Parasitic Agent: Trpyanosoma cruzi Common Name: Chagas' Disease and American ...

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Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer occurs in approximately 1 in 25,000 men per year. The risk of developing testicular cancer in a man's lifetime is approximately 1 in 500. It occurs most commonly between the ages of 15 and 40 years. It can also occur in infants and late adulthood (over 60 ...

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Shana Hall HED Prof. Frank Spring 2012 Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is an inherited chronic disease of the blood. This chronic blood disease is when the body produces abnormal red blood cell shapes. The blood cells become shaped like a crescent or sickle. When this accrues, the ...

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ADHD

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition of the brain that affects a person's ability to pay attention. It is most common in school-age children. ADHD refers to a chronic bio behavioral disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by hyperactivity, ...

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The Black Death

The Black Death destroyed one third of Europe's population thousands of years ago. It was one of the most important historical events of the medieval time. The plague started in Europe in 1328 and lasted until 1351 (Black Death). The symptoms of the Black Death consisted of blackening of the ...

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Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex The herpes simplex is a disease that is untreatable, meaning once a person contracts this disease there is no curing it. Once a person is infected with herpes the virus are spread to afferent nerves to the afferent nerve bodies where they reside lifelong. Once triggered the ...

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The Heartbeat

The Heartbeat Michelle Sanders Everest College Author Note This research is being submitted on July, 28 2011for Stephanie Razen, M120/HSC1531 at Everest College by Michelle Sanders The Heartbeat Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that move down a special pathway, ...

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An Alternative Approach to Endometriosis

An Alternative Approach to Endometriosis Carrie R. Ward Everglades University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to inform on the topic of treating endometriosis by homeopathic remedies. It is also to emphasize the importance of stress reduction and knowing your own body well enough to ...

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AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity

Essay on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - A Serious threat to Humanity. As the name relates, AIDS in short, is an acquired disease. No one falls prey to it naturally and it is acquired from an infected person, mostly due to carelessness or lack of information. People with more ...

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Exudado faringeo

Ciencias de la salud Carlos Javier Romero López Laboratorio Multidisciplinario Dra. Erika Aurora Martínez García Exudado Faríngeo Un exudado es un material rico en proteínas, que es expulsado y depositado poco a poco en tejidos o cavidades, generalmente debido a una inflamación. ...

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