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Summary of the Fear of Breathing by Lafferty, Sherlock and Wood - Each new morn.New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (qtd in Lawson, Sandra. 2013) In the eighty-five pages play, Lafferty, Sherlock, and Wood exert their utmost effort to document, organize, and reconstruct a collage of verbatim testimonies, reports, and interviews eyewitnesses of the Syrian Revolution .The interviews were conducted by Laffery in collaboration with veteran war correspondents: Sherlock and Wood. Lafferty and colleagues conducted interviews incognito with ordinary people, activists, businesspersons, defectors, Free Syrian Army soldiers, and medical staff....   [tags: Fear of Breathing Essays]
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The Breathing Method by Stephen King - In the novella the Breathing Method by Stephen King, the character David Adley is telling the story of his first time going to this club. At this club located at 249B East Thirty-fifth Street there are a lot of unusual happenings; unusual people, places and objects which are unrealistic. David witnesses the decapitation of Sandra Stansfield and the birth of her child because this experience of trauma he creates a fictitious world to cope, in this world he imagines he goes to the club to escape but he can never truly escape and is reminded in his own happy place what has happened to Sandra....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Development]
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Quiet Breathing and Asthma - ... This means the pressure inside of the lungs is the same as the pressure of the air outside of the lungs (McKinley, 2013). The diaphragm and external intercostals contract, beginning the process of inspiration. The volume inside the lungs increases during inspiration, and the volume of the pleural cavity also increases (McKinley, 2013). This leads to a decrease in intrapulmonary pressure and intrapleural pressure while atmospheric pressure remains constant (McKinley, 2013). Since the pressure inside of the lungs is lower than the pressure in the atmosphere, air is able to move into the lungs down the pressure gradient (McKinley, 2013)....   [tags: Lungs, Pressure, Atmosphere]
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Submarines: Breathing Underwater - ... just like a barrel, they used iron hopes to hold them together and sealed joined with tar to keep the water out. A tank sits below the operator. When he pumps it with the sea water the craft sinks. Hidden underwater operator now sits in his own bubble of air. It’s the world first war submarine. They call it the turtle. The submarine was powered by human by using its pedal. It was very cramped inside with very little air. The chaps of the submarine was powered by his own muscles power both up and down by using pedals....   [tags: manoeuvrabilltity, british navy] 534 words
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Analysis of “The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing.” - Analysis of “The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing.” The article “Top 100 Stories of 2009 #16: The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing” from DiscoveryMagazine.com discusses the LCROSS mission of 2009. This is a Moon mission conducted to search for the presence of water (Barone 2009). The mission is an important part of the ultimate goal of visiting the Moon and establishing a Moon base (NASA 2005). The article is written to expand upon what occurred during the LCROSS mission (Barone 2009). LCROSS stands for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Spacecraft....   [tags: Astronomy]
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The Mechanism and Regulation of Breathing - The Mechanism and Regulation of Breathing Breathing is an involuntary movement that is controlled by the medulla, which is part of the hind brain. Air is sucked into the lungs by an active process called inspiration. The external intercostals muscle contract and the internal intercostals muscle relax this causes the ribs to be drawn upwards and outwards. While this is happening the diaphragm muscles contracts and pushes down towards the abdomen. The lungs are made to expand because the pleural surfaces of the lungs are attached to the pleural on the chest wall; this increases the volume of the air spaces and drops the air pressure in the lungs so that air rushe...   [tags: Free Essays] 368 words
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Effects of Exercise on Breathing Rate - Effects of Exercise on Breathing Rate Explain what you have discovered about the sonnet form from your reading of three of the following poems: 'After Death', 'Youth Gone, Beauty Gone', 'Two Pursuits', 'Endurance' and 'Remember'- Do you think the content of these poems is well suited to the sonnet from. The three poems I have chosen are 'After Death', 'Youth Gone, Beauty Gone' and 'Remember'. I have chosen 'After Death' and 'Remember' because they give very different, unstereotypical ideas about death, and 'Youth Gone, Beauty Gone' ties in with these because it is referring to growing old....   [tags: Exercise Physiology] 1148 words
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Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn - Summary: Breathing Underwater is about an teenage boy at the age of 16 who is in love with his girlfriend, but does not really know how to treat her right. He claimed to have loved his girlfriend a lot and often did not listen to what he has to say about things and disagrees with her which causes him to get angry. One day he had gotten very angry and had slapped her, not knowing what had got into him he apologized for his behaviour and said never to do it again. But the day of the talent show he had told her not to sing because people would laugh at her and he did not want her to display herself up on stage singing to everyone....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Breathing Forces of The Mexican Revolution: The Coahuila Manifestation - Spiritualism, a philosophical doctrine that believes in communicating and seeking the spiritual world for guidance in the real world. Manuel Sarábia a spiritist that predicted the overthrow of Porfirio Díaz at about the time that he and fellow conspirators were captured and executed. The exploration of economic, political and social forces that structured the Mexican Revolution in the State of Coahuila in the 1800s and how the spirit of reformation is an ongoing process taking place in present day....   [tags: Literary Review] 811 words
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What Are We Breathing? - Poor air quality is the culprit for the consequences that are being suffered by many human and plant communities. Air pollution, smog, or acid rain; it may be called whatever you like, it is the effects that it is causing that are important. Although many people associate smog with Los Angeles, it is not the only area that has been effected by poor air quality. Many national parks, aquatic systems, and other populated areas are showing major signs of air pollution. "A large pollution study revealed that when smog increases in the Los Angeles Basin area, there is a big jump in the number of people hospitalized for lung and heart problems (Dreher 1998)." The effects of air poll...   [tags: essays research papers] 2000 words
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Just Breathing - Just Breathing Ill-timed encounters with torment and death will always leave one behind as a reflective and thought full individual. “Just Breathing”, which was published in 1997 in the book “Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll: Stories to end the century“, deals with a woman who feels, that she has changed after a strange meeting with the woman Magde. This essay contains an analysis and an interpretation of Nina and the function Madge has in Nina’s life. The story begins quite sudden because the reader is practically thrown into the story and the characters aren’t introduced....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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The Effectiveness of Deep-Breathing Exercises After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery - The purpose of this evidence-based nursing practice paper is to discuss the effectiveness of deep-breathing exercises in the care of a patient who is recently postoperative a coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). It will also critique two professional research studies on this topic, and will answer three essential questions about each study. What are the results of the study. Are the results of the study valid. How are the findings clinically relevant to this patient. The patient, who will be referred to as Mr....   [tags: Health]
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Should The Terminally Ill Patients or their Family Seek Assistance in Taking their Own Lives? - ... As suggested by Budinger and Mutlu (2013) “oxygen therapy is lifesaving, it may be associated with deleterious effects when administered for prolonged periods at high concentrations” The toxic effect of excess oxygen on tissue cells is widely known. It was initially assumed that the side effect of hyperoxia caused by prolonged high dose oxygen therapy was an admissible side effect in order to prevent hypoxia. However in a study investigating the safety profile of hyperoxia during oxygen therapy in over 36,000 intensive care admissions in The Netherlands, Fodden and Gibbson (2013) saw trends which demonstrated that both hypoxia and hyperoxia were independently associated with higher morta...   [tags: ethics, breathing, breathing therapy] 1479 words
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The Effect Of A Temperature Increase On The Breathing Rate Of A Locus - The Effect Of A Temperature Increase On The Breathing Rate Of A Locus Introduction This investigation will attempt to prove, whether or not a change in temperature will affect the respiration rate (and therefore the breathing rate) of a locust. Locusts are 'poikilothermic' and I will be taking this factor into account when predicting the locust's reaction to a temperature change. Preliminary Testing Preliminary tests consisted of a 'mock experiment', a kind of trial run of the real thing....   [tags: Papers] 834 words
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Beautiful Disasters: Pearl As A Living Breathing Scarlet Letter - Sometimes beauty is found in places as unexpected as a rosebush growing outside of a prison in a puritan colonial village. Pearl Prynne is an unearthly beautiful child with a wild spirit born under unimaginably sinful conditions, all of which are somehow related to the ideas, actions, and views of others on Hester’s punishment. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Pearl serves as Hester’s living, breathing Scarlet letter. Pearl evokes the same emotion and reactions from the townspeople, as does the scarlet letter....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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he Effect of Gas Exchange on a Locusts' Breathing - The Effect of Gas Exchange on a Locusts' Breathing Aim- To see the effect of Carbon dioxide on a locusts' ventilation rate. Method- Since the locust was already in the 20cm³ plastic syringe held in a clamp, our first step was to monitor its ventilation movements. By looking at the abdomen, we could clearly see the ventilation movements of the locust, which we counted for thirty seconds. We repeated this three times under normal atmospheric conditions. Our next task was to count the breathing rate again, yet this time under a Carbon dioxide enhanced environment....   [tags: Papers] 448 words
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What Parents Need to Know About Asthma - According to Barnett and Nurmagambetov, from the time period of 2002-2007, 886 children under the age of 15 died due to asthma. Using the 2009 figure for value of an average life of any of those children, the grand total for loss of life in the world for just those 5 years is almost 1.2 billion dollars. (145-152) Child-onset asthma may not be the greatest killer of children to plaque this planet but it is a real and terrifying experience for both children and their parents. Mothers and fathers can fight against this illness but they need to know how to deal with asthma and what to do when an attack happens can help prevent these deaths from happening....   [tags: breathing disorders]
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Comparing Family in Breathing Lessons, Homesick Restaurant, and Accidental Tourist - Family Instability in Breathing Lessons, Homesick Restaurant, and Accidental Tourist          The perfect, suburban family has become a prominant theme and stereotype in American culture.  Families from the works of Anne Tyler represent the exact opposite of this cultural stereotype.  None of Tyler's novels contain families with faithful, domestic wives, breadwinning husbands, and 2.3 well-behaved, perfect children.  Tyler kills this misconcieved stereotype in Breathing Lessons, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, and The Accidental Tourist.  Anne Tyler grew up with her parents on a series of experimental communes, so she developed a different perception of family life.  She observes dome...   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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What is Asthma and How Is It Treated? - ... Rationale: When the patient understands the disease process and the factors that aggravate episode. She can put efforts on reducing or eliminate the triggers. More so, understanding the disease process reduces anxiety and advance participation in management plan. Intervention: Discuss self management plans with the patient and intensify that the triggers may occur from diet, medication therapy, exciting circumstances, exercise induced, allergens, and high/dry temperature. Then educate on how to avoid the triggers that could contribute to the attack....   [tags: bronchial, mucous, breathing] 651 words
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The Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Sleep Apnea - ... There are a few signs and symptoms that one should be aware about this disorder. An individual with obstructive sleep apnea experiences snoring, choking or gasping for air while asleep, snorting sounds and labored breathing while asleep, repeated termination of breathing during sleep, nocturia (constant need to urinate at night), unrefreshing sleep, dry mouth upon awakening, daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression, an impaired memory or concentration, morning headaches, and high blood pressure....   [tags: breathing, tired, tests] 1004 words
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Different Kinds of Meditation in the Book On Real Happines by Sharon Salzberg - Personal Meditation Reflection: Meditation is an important psychological practice that protects the brain against aging as well as enhancing an individual’s ability to learn new things. This practice achieves this through sharpening focus, lessening stress, lowering blood pressure, and relieving chronic pain. Generally, it helps a person to experience greater calm, connect with deepest feelings, and challenges tendencies of self-judgment. Consequently, meditation leads to open doors for actual and accessible happiness for an individual....   [tags: concentration, breathing, brain] 1389 words
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Yoga and its Positive Effects on the Mind and Body - The benefits of Yoga are endless. It effects the human mind and body in a variety of ways. Roughly 15 million Americans practice yoga, annually there is an expected increase of twenty percent in participants in the United States ("Yoga Statistics"). While Yoga is often thought of as a practice that involves circus like poses and seemingly impossible flexibility; it not. Even bedridden patients can gain benefit from imagining themselves going through the poses and practicing breathing techniques that are appropriate to them (Dickenson 24-25)....   [tags: breathing techniques, poses]
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Causes of and Treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - ... What is interesting is that sporadic ALS and familial ALS may have the same genetic mutation and the environment is the key factor in contracting the disease. Some of the signs and symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s disease is loss of voluntary muscle use. Cramping and twitching is common as the degrading axons become damaged and cannot transmit the action potential needed to muscle contraction. Sometimes symptoms start showing up in a specific region but can be mild loss of use to multiple areas also....   [tags: neurons, breathing, palliative care] 590 words
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Analysis of The Human Respiratory System - ... The exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs in the alveoli, the tiny sacs that are the basic functional component of the lungs. The alveolar walls are extremely thin (about 0.2 micrometers). These walls are composed of a single layer of epithelial cells and the pulmonary capillaries. The trachea, also called the windpipe, filters the air that is inhaled. It branches into the bronchi, which are two tubes that carry air into the lungs. The diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle at the bottom of the lungs, controls breathing....   [tags: breathing, respiratory system, oxygen] 738 words
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Exercise for Optimal Emotional Health - ... Belly breathing - Belly breathing is an easy and relaxing technique, which can help in reducing stress. First, you have to sit in a comfortable position. Place one hand on the belly, while the other hand on the chest. Inhale through the nose and allow your belly to push your hand out, while your chest remains unmoving. Exhale through pursed lips, and feel the hand on your belly go in. You can also use this hand to push all the air out from the belly. Repeat this technique 3 to 10 times and take your time with each breath....   [tags: yoga, meditation, breathing techniques] 636 words
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Dragons and Modern Literature: The Lore of Old Reincarnated - The Lore of Old Reincarnated as a Number One Bestseller What is the first thing many people think of when they hear the word “dragon?” Most Americans and Europeans probably envision a huge scaly green beast, one that sits on a hoard of golden treasures and breathes fire. Asians are more likely to think of a benevolent snakelike creature, one that controls rains and rivers. And some people will think of the dragons in movies, or in books, which come in innumerable shapes, sizes, and dispositions....   [tags: folklore, Fire breathing, ferocious ]
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Sea Sponges as a Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis - ... This bacterium is able to adapt to the pulmonary microenvironment by the formation of biofilm (macro colonies) and the production of a capsular polysaccharide. These products from the P. aeruginosa prevent anti-microbial agents from reaching it. (Rowe & Miller 2005) Thus though the cure for Cystic Fibrosis may still be out of reach without the use of gene therapy; it is by targeting P. aeruginosa, a huge factor that causes many of the detrimental effects of the disease, that we may be able to alleviate the patient of their pain and lengthen the current life expectancy of those with Cystic fibrosis past the 3 decades mark....   [tags: breathing, salt, anti-biofilm] 926 words
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The Clinical Description of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - ... Molecular Genetics – Duchenne muscular dystrophy is located on the X chromosome, with more than 1,000 mutations to the DMD gene. The DMD gene is the largest known human gene. The normal function of the DMD gene provides instruction for making the protein dystrophin. Dystrophin is primarily found in skeletal and cardiac muscle. This protein is a part of a group of proetins that strengthen muscle fibers and protects them when muscles contract and relax. With a mutation to the gene an insufficient amount of dystrophin is produced and will cause damage to muscles over time as they repeatedly contract and relax....   [tags: disorder, breathing, steroids] 604 words
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Describing the Human Respiratory System - ... The alveolar ducts and alveoli consist primarily of simple squamos epithelium, which permits rapid diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Bronchioles The conducting zone includes all respiratory passages from the nasal cavity to the terminal bronchioles; they conduct air to and from the lungs. Respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts and sacs, and alveoli which have thin walls through which gas exchanges are made with pulmonary capillary blood are respiratory zone structures. Alveoli The alveoli are located in the respiratory zone of the lungs, at the distal termination of the alveolar ducts and atria....   [tags: human anatomy, breathing]
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Abnormality of the Heart Known as Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome - The human heart is a remarkable organ. It has several functions in order to help humans sustain life each and every day. One of its biggest responsibilities is to pump oxygen and nutrient rich blood to areas of the body to tolerate all of life’s activities. Autonomic functions such as breathing require the heart to function properly. Averaging the size of a human fist, it continuously pumps around five quarts of blood each minute, or roughly 2,000 gallons every single day. Every second of the day, one’s heart is constantly working and how hard it has to work can be a determining factor on one’s health....   [tags: organ, breathing, pathways] 1016 words
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Disability of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - ... Spirometry is the main test for COPD. The machine measures how much air breathing out and how fast one can blow. Spirometry can detect COPD before symptoms develop and determine how advanced the illness is. It also helps find out whether other conditions such as asthma and heart failure are causing the symptoms. Other tests include the doctors listening to the lungs via a stethoscope, chest x-ray, blood test and an exercise test. COPD is not curable but the following treatments have shown to improve survival rates....   [tags: breathing, smoking, health] 1558 words
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Anaesthetic Machine and Airway Equipment - This essay describes how the anaesthetic machine and airway management equipment are prepared in operating theatres and discusses how they are ensured safe for use. It evaluates the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) guidelines related to safe practice and the preparation of the ET tubes, laryngeal masks, guedels, Naso pharyngeal airways and the laryngoscope. The function of the anaesthetic workstation is to deliver a mixture of anaesthetic agents and gases safely to the patient during the induction process and throughout surgery....   [tags: laryngeal masks, supporting breathing]
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Progressive Rekaxation Technique for Anxiety - ... Next, relax your shoulders, feeling the tension melt away. Now, feel your tummy. Center one hand right above your belly button. Put your other hand on top of that hand. Breathe in deeply and let out the breath slowly. Notice how your tummy rises and falls. (Repeat at least ten times.) 2. Next, we’ll begin to relax the muscles in your body. Pretend that you have an orange in your right hand and squeeze as hard as you can. (Hold the squeeze for about five seconds.) Pay attention to the tension in your muscles....   [tags: children, parents, breathing] 916 words
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Tissue Regeneration in the Lung - ... It is considered a group of lung conditions which makes it difficult for the lungs to clear the air out. Symptons of this disease include shortness of breath, the feeling of fatigue or cough. COPD is also a disease used to describe someone with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or even a combination of both conditions. This disease is at most of a higher risk when a person is a smoker. Along with smoking, other factors that can contribute to COPD is aging and sleep disturbances. In a majority of cases COPD is a weakening disease that coexist with sleep disturbances (Ohayon 2014)....   [tags: breathing process, carbon dioxide] 702 words
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The Human Respiratory System - ... At that point the air goes through your voice box, down your windpipe and afterwards through two bronchii (bronchial tubes) into your lungs. Cilia (minor mucous-secured hairs) in your airways entangle foreign particles and germs to channel the air that you relax. You then sneeze or cough the particles out of your body. The diaphragm, abdominal muscles help your lungs extend and contract so you can breathe in and breathe out. When you breathe in, the air passes through the bronchii in your lungs to veins that interface with veins and corridors....   [tags: breathing, oxygen on our bodies] 558 words
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Sleep Apnea- Sleep Disorder - Overview Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is very serious and dangerous to the human body. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder when an individual repeatedly go through a cycle of stopping and starting breaths (Harms, 2013). According to Myers (2011), 1 in 20 of Americans have sleep apnea (p. 92). Another statistic that is interesting is about every night, approximately 50 million Americans suffers with breathing cessations. In addition to that statement, this cycle can continue numerous of times for at least forty seconds or even longer....   [tags: Sleeping Habits, Breathing, Disorder]
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Physical Fitness and Diving - Diving has gotten away from the stereotype based on the early days of diving, that it is a rough and tough sport requiring extreme endurance and strength. Today it is viewed as an activity done by both men and women and even children. While diving is promoted as a leisure sport, it is still a sport. One that takes an amount of physical activity. We start by carrying heavy tanks on our backs. We are in constant motion for the entire dive. Even breathing is a more difficult as we must overcome the additional pressure on our body as we expand our chest....   [tags: breathing, cardiovascular, sports] 599 words
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Yoga Practices: Ujjayi Breath - Ujjayi breath is a technique employed in a wide range of yoga practices and it is typically done in combination with asana (poses). Mastering this breathing technique will deepen your practice, calm your mind and strengthen your body. The Ujjayi breath is said to be very close the way that a newborn baby breathes, and learning to do it correctly will benefit you in many ways. How To Do The Ujjayi Breath Before adding the Ujjayi breath to your yoga practice, try to do it while seated on your mat in a crosslegged position....   [tags: breathing technique, asana] 677 words
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Early Stages Detection of Asthma in Children - A bout of breathing difficulty in people gasping to breathe is a painful sight among asthmatics. Statistics say more than 25million people in this world including 6.5 million children are suffering from this problematic condition which can be life threatening at times. The figure is constantly on rise and children are the most vulnerable individuals to diagnose with this medical condition. Asthma is an allergic condition of the upper respiratory tract consisting of lungs and connecting airways....   [tags: breathing, allergic condition, relief drugs] 898 words
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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome - During a severe blizzard, a 25 year-old Caucasian woman named Linda arrives at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA after being in labor for over thirty hours at home. Being only 28 weeks pregnant, she was hoping that her contractions would be able to be stopped. Unfortunately the delivery was not able to be interrupted and she delivered a premature baby boy named David at 28 weeks gestation; weighing only 1400 grams. Due to the difficult labor, and baby David being a Frank breech, David was delivered via caesarian section....   [tags: premature babies, breathing, health]
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Questions and Anwers about Singing - ... If you are teaching an older group of students or adults, you may want to try massages and light chopping up and down the back. The teacher should make sure that the students do not get to intense with their chopping because this could hurt the students back. Students can do body shakes to relax their arms, shoulders, torso and legs. The teacher can also have students tense up areas of their body to try to release the tension. My favorite exercise for this is to do the mouse face, where the student scrunch their faces up and then have them do the haunted house face to stretch it out....   [tags: vocal skills, choir, breathing exercises] 1096 words
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The Effects of Exercise - The Effect of Exercise on Breathing, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Introduction The human respiratory system function is to transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body. The human circulatory system function is to transport blood from the heart to the various tissues of the body. The components of the human circulatory system include the heart, blood, and blood vessel (M.J. Farabee 2007). Blood pressure is typically written as Systolic/Diastolic. A normal blood pressure range for an adult in Systolic is less than 120 and in diastolic is less than 80....   [tags: Breathing, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate]
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A Polygraph Test - A polygraph test can record a person's breathing rate, pulse, blood pressure, perspiration and other significant physiological changes that suggest a person is lying, but it should not be used as evidence in a court of law because it does not provide reliable proof of a person's physical reaction to the stress of lying. A lie detector is a machine that tries to detect if a person is lying (“Lie detector.”31 of 2). Over the centuries different people and cultures have tried to find a way to see if someone is lying....   [tags: breathing rate, pulse, blood pressure]
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Learning to Breathe - Learning to Breathe Up until a few years ago, I used to think it was silly when I would complain to someone about something trivial and they would say to me, “At least you have your health”--as if that were supposed to be some kind of consolation. I guess I thought I’d always be healthy and besides, at eighteen years old, you don’t really consider or plan around it when looking at your future. There’s school, love life, social life, and work—no room for bad health, really. I had always just considered my health to be somewhere ticking along in the background, until I reached the magical age of forty, when it would totally fail and I would start to experience all those awful thi...   [tags: Personal Narrative Breathing Medical Papers] 2432 words
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Confusion in the Use Procedures of Inhalation Devices - ... Following coordination, other errors include inadequate breath-holding, rapid inspiratory flow and failure to shake the MDI before use. It is estimated that 28-68% of patients do not benefit from their MDIs or DPIs due to their misuse of the apparatus. This misuse results in billions of dollars wasted on a drug that is not being administered to the patient in need. Additionally, select MDIs lack a dose counter which can result in patient misperception regarding how much medication is left in the canister....   [tags: dosing, breathing, delivery] 813 words
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Mars: Is Life Possible? - In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. …Then, God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the Earth.” Genesis 1: 1, 27-28 According to these verses, God created man in His image to inhabit the Earth, not to dwell on Mars....   [tags: assisted breathing, red planet]
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Personal Narrative: Reflections of a Nursing Student - Introduction As a nursing student, my job has been very involving. In my career, I have recognized that I play a major role of offering intensive care to patients who are recovering from surgery. I have managed to help a couple of patients regain consciousness and also am responsible for managing their condition until they are discharged. My responsibilities in post-anesthesia unit included the following: My Roles in Post-Anesthesia Unit My first role was to monitor patients who were out of theatre....   [tags: Care Plan, Critical Thinking]
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Why Specialized Care for Sleep Apnea is Important - Many people are not aware that they stop breathing for a few seconds while they are asleep. Sometimes, these episodes consist of marked reduction in airflow, brief pauses in breathing that may last at least ten seconds, or complete stops in breathing for short periods. This condition is better known as sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that is common among adults and frequently results in a significant reduction in blood oxygenation. Specialized Care for Sleep Apnea Affected individuals are often not aware of their condition, but their bed partner, spouse or room mates may notice that they snore loudly, stop breathing for short periods, gasp for air, suddenly wake up and fall back to sleep....   [tags: snore loudly, airway pressure, surgery]
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The Fascinating Respiratory System - Breathing, coughing, sneezing… All these actions are controlled by the fascinating respiratory system. Your respiratory system does all sorts of things in order to keep the intake of oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide running smoothly. After reading this piece, maybe you will think differently of the respiratory system. When you inhale, the air travels from the mouth and nose to the larynx and down the trachea, a tube that is right next to the passage foods take. The trachea stretches down to the chest cavity, and splits into two tubes called the bronchi....   [tags: oxygen, lungs, smoking] 1014 words
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Anatomy: The Respiratory System - ... The lungs can be filled to about 5.5 liters when at maximal inspiration, and on the other hand emptied to about 1 liter on maximal expiration. The normal functioning lung operates at half full. The average person’s lung volume is between 2 to 2.5 liters and the average air volume that is moved in and out with each breath is 500ml. Since oxygen and carbon dioxide are not totally soluble in the blood they are transported by other mechanisms rather then being simply dissolved. Only 1.5 % of the O2 is physically dissolved in the blood where 98.5% is chemically bound to hemoglobin (Hb)....   [tags: alveolar air, oxygen, homeostasis] 805 words
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