Health & Medicine Essays and Term Papers
Hepatitis AIn the world we live in, there are many diseases which are so
deadly to the point where there is no cure for the disease. At one's first
thought, most would think of AIDS, herpes, or maybe alshimers. However one
might not consider Hepatitis, because a vaccine has been developed for
types of the ...
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Health Care: ElderlyWithin the health care arena there is a growing concern about the needs of the elderly. Families wonder if their loved ones are getting the proper care that they need With the growing costs of health care and the decreasing resources of primary care physicians it is feared that only the physical ...
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CancerThe articles “The Killer,” “Insurance,” and “The Enemy
Within” all highlighted many concerns and problems that arise with .
They not only introduce medical aspects, but also the societal aspects as
well. The articles also told of many procedures and ideas that are
currently being studied and ...
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Self-EsteemThe article by Sharon Begley in the July 13, 1998 issue of Newsweek entitled "You're OK, I'm Terrific; '' Backfires" talks about one of the possible problems with instilling in today's youth: violence. The article proposes that "narcissists are super sensitive to criticism and slights, ...
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Addiction: Its Causes And EffectsWhy did Gaylon (not her real name) wish she never accepted the
casinos invitation to dinner? This housewife believes if she didn't go she
never would have become addicted to gambling - an addiction that ruined her
life. Gaylon turned to prostitution, drove her recovering husband back
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The Human Genome Projectis a worldwide research effort with the goal of
analyzing the structure of human DNA and determining the location of the
estimated 100,000 human genes. The DNA of a set of model organisms will be
studied to provide the information necessary for understanding the functioning
of the human genome. ...
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The Cystic Fibrosis GeneIntroduction:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that
exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease
is the most common genetic disorder among Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis
affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being ...
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The Ebola VirusIn the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its unknown hiding place,
and caused the death of 340 people. Fear gripped the victims faces, and
uncertainty tortured their minds. The people of Zaire waited outside
clinics, churches and in their homes for a treatment of the horrible
disease, but there was ...
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Should Steroids Be Banned From Society??
It’s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon with steroids. Steroids became ...
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The Life Of Identical TwinsOf all multiple births, identical or fraternal twins are the most common occurring on average in two percent of all births. Identical twins develop from the division of a single fertilised ovum during its first stages resulting in twins being of the same sex and genetically identical. Their ...
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Breast Cancer ResearchAll the research and studies combined found that Tamoxifen is a safe and effective treatment for breast cancer. In a case of long-term treatment, possible side effects have to be monitored and the most serious side effects involve the genital tract. the gynecologist has an important role to ...
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AIDS: Myths And FactsAcquired Deficiency Disease is a deadly disease that has claimed
many lives, both young and old, across our nation and throughout the world.
Due to the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how
AIDS is contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are
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Ban SmokingAlthough smoking is a proven killer, Americans waste hundreds of dollars
each year on tobacco products. Other drugs that are harmful, such as crack or
marijuana, are illegal in the United States. However, the use of cigarettes,
which kills millions worldwide annually, is perfectly legal. If ...
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Attitudes Toward AbortionIn the last two decades studies on the correlates of have proliferated (Hertel, et al., 1974; Renzi, 1975; Granberg, 1978; McIntosh, et al., 1979; D'Antonio and Stack, 1980; Benin, 1985; Harris and Mills, 1985; McCutcheon, 1987; Jelen, 1988). Although these studies have clarified which variables ...
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A Guide To Indoor Air QualityAir Pollution Sources in the Home
Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
What If You Live in an Apartment?
Improving the Air Quality in Your Home
A Look at Source-Specific Controls
Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and ...
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Physician's ResponsibilityWe, as health care providers, must up hold the trust that our patients give us. We must also do what ever it takes to cure/treat our patient's ailment. The scenario given puts the physician in a predicament. What is he supposed to do? Is he not supposed to tell he wife that she might have ...
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AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency SyndromeBACKGROUND
Since the first AIDS cases were reported in 1981, through mid-1994 more than
402,000 AIDS cases and more than 241,000 deaths have been reported in the United
States alone. This is only the tip of the iceberg of HIV infection, however. It
is estimated that nearly 1 million Americans had ...
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Multiple Personality DisorderI have heard many things about the disease called . I never know whether they are true or not. If these things aren’t true, then why do people make these accusations? I’ve also wondered what really goes on inside people’s heads when they have this disease. I want to know the truth behind this ...
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Bipolar Affective DisorderThe phenomenon of has been a mystery since the
16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost
anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar
disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar
disorder; however, ...
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Males In The Nursing ProfessionThe Nursing profession seems to be changing in society. More and
more males are entering diploma and baccalaureate programs. Although the
percentage is low, " it is estimated that of the 1.8 million "working"
registered nurses, only 5.7 percent were men," (S. Boughn, 1994), and these
numbers seem ...
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Hyperkinetic ChildrenHyperkinetic is just another word for Hyperactive. Hyperactivity
describes children who show numerous amounts of inappropriate behaviors in
situations that require sustained attention and orderly responding to fairly
structured tasks. Humans who are hyperactive tend to be easily ...
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Lucid Dreaming: Asleep And AwareLucid dreaming is an issue that has been studied as far back as
1896. A Lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware that he/she is
dreaming and is sometimes able to take control. Lucid dreams are an actual
phenomena that do occur in REM sleep.
Dr. van Eeden was the first recorded ...
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Depression And Its EffectsDepression: This essay is concerned with the disorder of Major (unipolar) Depression. Firstly, differences between sociodemgraphic groups will be addressed. Secondly, a summary of research literature will be discussed and finally, differences in prevalence between sociodemographic groups will be ...
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Can Genetics Cause Crime?Introduction to Criminal Justice System
Are genetic factors more likely to make one person perform violent acts?
Many doctors and researchers in the field of genetics have searched for a answer
to this question.
During 1989-93 one such researcher named Dr. Sullivan found some
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Human Variations In High Altitude PopulationsThesis:The purpose of this paper is to describe the high altitude stresses and
the general adaptations made by the Tibetan population in the Himalayas and the
Quechua in the Andes.
A Quechua People
B Tibetan People
III General ...
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