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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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Analysis of “The Moon: Cold, Wet, and Breathing.” - ... This is the first step in scientific methodology (Lutgens 2008). NASA used experience to form a conjecture and made a prediction. In correct form, NASA approached a single issue so as to eliminate the possibility of outside variables affecting the results. They then predicted that there was water in these craters and thus needed to devise a test to attempt to locate that water. NASA needed a cheap and effective way to take samples from the bottom of a crater that isn’t exposed to sunlight. To solve this, NASA decided that they would crash some space junk into a crater and analyze what plumed up (Barone 2009)....   [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 rushes in....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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breathing under water - Title: Breathing Underwater Author: Alex Flinn Pages: 236 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....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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 pollution can be seen even below the levels that are indicated by air quality standards, since people respond differently to poor air quality....   [tags: essays research papers] 2000 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: Papers] 1148 words
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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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The Effect of Exercise on Pulse Rate and Breathing - The Effect of Exercise on Pulse Rate and Breathing My aim for the coursework is to do 12 minute running to see my pulse rate and also breathing rate. I will be checking how the exercise affects your pulse rate and breathing. After each exercise I will check how long it takes to recover. For this investigation I would do exercises to get more accurate results. I know my practical is safe because I would not do things that would affect people and also I would not do dangerous activities....   [tags: Papers] 1648 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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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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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 domestic life from the view of an outsider looking in.  Minor-- and sometimes major-- flaws characterize the average family in Tyler's novels because many of today's families are imperfect.  Because of her communal upbringing, she observes family life more honestly than do writers who romanticize family life....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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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 things that happen to you when you get “old”....   [tags: Personal Narrative Breathing Medical Papers] 2432 words
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Stress Management - Stress, we all struggle with it. We know it can shorten our lives, age us too early, make us miserable and unhealthy- yet we cannot seem to getaway it. I would like to begin my paper with a little description of myself. After spending years of training for a career in accounting, I truly had no idea about science. Even though I have been trying to live healthy by eating the right food and doing regular exercise, I had no idea how much damage stress has been causing me both physically and mentally....   [tags: Stress] 1285 words
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up yours - Kristine Bartasavich My first day of Childbirth Education class was January 17th. The teacher first started out the class with any questions we had. Question such as if there is any other calcium supplements you could take instead of drinking milk like viactive. She also asked how we were feeling at that point in our pregnancy. A lot of people had the same feeling; they were scared about the labor. After we all talked she should us a video of women giving birth. During the video we saw woman who had their waters broken by a tool that looked like a crochet nettle....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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Singing - SINGING Singing, to me, is not just a hobby. It is a lifestyle and it is also what I enjoy most. To the uneducated eye, singing appears to be a simple process. However, that thought is far from accurate. There are several reasons that have prompted me to become the singer and performer I am today. Many of which are attributed to the beauty of vocal technique and a desire to learn more about the internal instrument that I am so lucky to possess. If one is to ask any singer or teacher of voice, they will explain that it is imminent to understand how the voice works and how to obtain proper breathing in order to take the first steps in becoming a singer....   [tags: Voice] 441 words
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CPR - CPR Imagine finding your child pulse less and not breathing. What a terrifying thought. Would you know how to save your child’s life. The number of parents that do not know CPR is astounding. Simply knowing CPR could make a dramatic difference in the lives of you and your loved ones. To perform CPR, first you must establish unresponsiveness. Try tapping the child and speaking loudly, to provoke a response. Once unresponsiveness has been determined, if you are alone, you should shout for help....   [tags: Papers] 331 words
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Yoga Misconceptions - ... He spoke about the history, teachings, and practice of yoga in an attempt to educate the western world on yoga. His speech paved the way for western practice of this eastern tradition. Yoga is mainly viewed as a healthy practice of physical postures as well as breathing techniques, but many are unaware that there are many different types of Yoga. These types range from subtle poses and breathing to more intense sessions of intellectual investigation. Although many people have mixed feelings towards yoga, it is hard to argue the mental and physical benefits of the exercise....   [tags: Fitness]
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The Respiratory System - ... The respiratory system functions for life-sustaining activities and if the respiratory system’s tasks are interrupted for any reason for more than a couple of minutes, the body can seriously be damaged irreversibly. Damage to tissues can occur, followed by the failure of all body systems, and eventually leading to death. While the inhalation of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide are the primary functions of the respiratory system, it has other important roles in the body. The respiratory system helps regulate the balance of acid and base in tissues, a process necessary for the normal functioning of cells within the respiratory system....   [tags: Biology, Anatomy] 1528 words
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Measuring the Vital Capacity and Total Lung Capacity on Human Lungs - Title: Measuring the vital capacity and total lung capacity on human lungs Objectives: To investigate the effect of gender on vital capacity and total lung capacity on human lungs. To develop problem solving and experimental skills, for example, information is accurately processed and presented, experimental procedures are planned, designed and evaluated properly, producing valid results, recording results, and a valid conclusion is drawn. To develop techniques of using a portable spirometer....   [tags: medical, experiment, pulmonary, medicine] 3463 words
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Top Ten Methods For Dealing With, and Relieving Stress. - Stress is a huge issue that affects everybody both directly and indirectly. There are two basic forms of stress. Eustress which is considered a good form of stress and Distress which is the better known, negative form of stress. Chronic negative stress can have a serious impact on one’s health, life, and productivity. I have personally seen what impacts stress can have on myself, family, and others so I felt compelled to research and write this article in hopes of helping others out with dealing with stress....   [tags: Mental Health] 1391 words
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The Importance of Learning CPR - Let's hope you are never in a situation where someone is in need of CPR. CPR stands for "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation". If you are CPR certified, you then have the ability to save an individuals life. As an Emergency Medical Technician,I went through special training, where I was required to have learn how to preform CPR. Idealistically, CPR should be performed only by people who have received proper training, however, brain damage can occur within minutes without oxygen. If no one else can help, follow these instructions to perform CPR....   [tags: EMT, medical, medicine] 753 words
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Sleeping Disorders - Sleeping Disorders I am going to start by telling you what a sleeping disorder is. A sleeping disorder is a problem that affects something to do with sleep. Not all sleeping disorders have symptoms that are obvious to a person or their family and friends, here are some common sleep disorders. - Insomnia - Sleep Apnea - Narcolepsy - Restless Leg Syndrome - Parasomnia - Bruxism - Jet Lag - Shiftwork I will be discussing the sleeping disorders listed above and what symptoms they can cause....   [tags: essays research papers] 1336 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a respiratory disorder marked by breathing difficulty caused by temporary narrowing of the bronchi, the airways branching from the trachea to the lungs. Attacks usually are brought on by allergic reaction to ANTIGENS such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, and certain foods but may also be caused by chemical irritants in the atmosphere or by infections of the respiratory tract. Susceptibility to an asthma attack is based on hyperactivity of the bronchial muscles, which constrict on exposure to one or another of these agents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Qi-Energy, Qi Gong, and Neurons - Qi-Energy, Qi Gong, and a Question of Neurons "The progress of science and technology in modern times shows for the destiny of the human species two faces, like the two-headed god Janus. One face revealed by science and technology is that of the God of Light brightly illuminating the future for humanity and guaranteeing an affluent and pleasant happiness. The other face is the God of Darkness, who betrays a power that could bring terrifying destruction to the world and human kind. Today we are confronting God with these two faces" -YUASA Yasuo, from the preface to New Age Science and the Science of Ki-Energy (cited in The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy, 1993) West vs....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Overcoming Insomnia: The Effects of Relaxation Techniques - ... Each time the person exhales, he or she should imagine the release of excess energy and tension. Once the person has settled into a calm rhythm, he or she begins counting down from the number ten until the number one is reached. As each number is said or visualized in the mind, the person focuses on relieving tension from a different part of the body. Once all the stress and tension have been gently shifted out of a body part, the person goes on to the next number and body part. Upon reaching the number one, one’s whole body should be deeply relaxed and one should feel warm and heavy and in a state of complete relaxation....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Injured Child Awarded $43.5 Million - ... It is unknown how long the monitors were off of the baby, or when the last time the nurse went to check on the baby after the parents left. If the monitors had been in place, when the baby stopped breathing they would have alarmed alerting the nurse to take action, and possibly even startling the infant awake and started his breathing again. There are several factors that are unknown in this case. It does appear to be a reasonable assumption that the infant was on the regular pediatric floor where he would have needed his vital signs checked every 4 hours....   [tags: Healthcare]
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asthma - Introduction Most of you may not think of asthma as a killer disease, yet more that 5,000 Americans die of asthma each year. According to the Mayo Clinic web page, asthma also accounts for more that 400,000 hospital discharges annually. As the number of people with asthma increases, the more likely you are to come in contact with a person who has the disease. As far as I can remember, I have had asthma my whole life. My mother and one of my sisters also have asthma, so I have a first hand experience with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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sleep apnea - Sleep Apnea Human Physiology – Biology 60 The dictionary defines sleep as “The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored” (Webster’s 638) If one is waking up on an average of 300 times per night, the chances of complete body restoration are minimal. The Greek word apnea literally means “without breath”. An estimated 30 million Americans stop breathing during their sleep sometimes 30-40 times per hour and often for a minute, or longer each time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Perfect Swimmer: Ian Thorpe - The Perfect Swimmer: Ian Thorpe [IMAGE] [IMAGE] Ian Thorpe was born on 13th October 1982 in Sydney, Australia. He is a full time swimmer and has been recognised as an elite athlete in his field since he was the youngest person ever to be chosen to swim in the Australian team at age 14. He was the fastest 14-year-old swimmer in history, which makes him a good subject for this piece. His achievements to date include gold at the Commonwealth Games where he broke the Commonwealth Record, World Record at the Australian short course championships, Gold at the World Swimming Championships and three gold medals and a world record at the last Commonwealth Games in Manchester....   [tags: Papers] 800 words
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Scuba Diving - ... Niccolo Tertaglia designed an hourglass with a wooden frame to be used for diving, but it was never built. It was not until 1535 that Guglielmo de Loreno developed what was considered to be the first true diving bell (“History of Scuba Diving”, HawaiiScubaDiving.com Internet). In 1300 divers in Persia were using eye goggles made from polished tortoise shells (Ecott Internet). After all these inventions were developed and fine-tuned, man still endeavored to make diving an easier process. The problem was breathing underwater....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Most Valuable Intelligence Discipline: IMINT - 2 SEP 2002 THE MOST VALUBLE INTELLIGENCE DISCIPLINE: IMINT I believe that the most valuable discipline will be the IMINT field, but with good evidence. During the Gulf War, the IMINT field was detrimental to mission accomplishment. The field of Battle Damage Assessment is in my opinion one of the factors that makes imagery so important to combative assessments. The forward observers that would ordinarly be sent out to the battlefield to obtain target information are in a very vulnerable position and by using imagery the threat of danger is almost obsolete during a Battle Damage Assessment....   [tags: essays research papers] 676 words
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Asthma - Asthma Breathing is a vital process for every human. Normal breathing is practically effortless for most people, but those with asthma face a great challenge. During an asthma attack, breathing is hampered, making it difficult or even impossible for air to flow through the lungs. Asthma is an increasingly common problem, and has become the most common chronic childhood disease. At least 17 million Americans suffer from it(1), and although it can be fatal, it is usually not that severe(4)....   [tags: Science Scientific Research Essays]
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The Physical and Mental Improvements as an Effect of Physical Fitness - Throughout this whole year, there have been many physical as well as mental improvements that have come as an effect of physical fitness. For myself, I know that mentally I’m a stronger and more agile when it comes to my thoughts. And physically, I can see that my breathing has improved, and my stamina is longer. At the beginning of the year, I knew that I wasn’t in the best shape of my life. My breathing was heavy when I ran, and my lap times were, by far, not the greatest. I could see the room for improvement for it was a long way ahead of me....   [tags: Health, Exercise, Wellness] 568 words
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Tuberculosis and Pneumonia - Tuberculosis as (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is slow growing bacteria that thrive in areas of the body that are rich in blood and oxygen, such as the lungs. Tuberculosis develops when Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria are inhaled into the lungs. The infection usually stays in the lungs, but the bacteria can travel through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Symptoms of active tuberculosis in the lungs begin gradually and develop over a period of weeks or months. You could have one or two mild symptoms and not even know that you have the disease....   [tags: Disease]
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Choosing the Best Criteria for Determining When Death Has Occurred Notes - Choosing the Best Criteria for Determining When Death Has Occurred Traditional Criteria of Death (Whole Body): Physicians used signs of life such as a feeling for a pulse, listening for breathing, holding a mirror before the nose to test for condensation, and looking to see if the pupils are fixed. In the 18th and 19th centuries , there were macabre tales of "corpses" reviving during funerals and exhumed skeletons found to have clawed at coffin lids. In 1882 an undertaker names Kirchbaum attached periscopes to coffins so that a person who woke up after being buried might signal for help....   [tags: UK NOtes PHI PHilosophy Ethics Death Notes] 1366 words
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From A Bad Day To A Bad Childhood - It was a Sunday just like any other. Little did I know that this would be the worst day of my life. It was my dad’s week to have my sister (10) and I (14). It was 10:00 a.m. and we were all getting ready for my little sister Brittany’s soccer game. Brittany and I where down stairs eating our cereal while my dad was up stairs taking a shower. He had been up there for about a hour and we where going to be late to Britt’s game, so I went up stairs to see what was taking so long. I knocked on the bathroom door and there was no answer....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1592 words
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Born Too Early - According to the American Association of Premature Infants (AAPI), over 400,000 babies are born prematurely or at a low birth weight. As a result of being born early they are more likely to require high-technology intensive and specialized care in the hospital and follow-up care as infants and children. As a result, many have chronic medical problems and developmental problems. Some of the problems consist of respiratory distress, feeding issues, language delays and several other problems. As a mother of a premature infant, I know these issues are a major concern when the baby is born and the stress that it can put on the families....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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Sleep Apnea - Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder where a person has experiences of not breathing during sleep. Over 20 million Americans, mostly overweight men, suffer from sleep apnea. Despite these numbers, sleep apnea is often not treated directly because its symptoms are thought to be those of depression, stress, or just loud snoring. There may be a genetic component to this disorder as it often occurs within families.People with sleep apnea stop breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time; these short stops in breathing can happen up to 400 times every night....   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Poem - Eight Liter Bentley - Eight Liter Bentley We're back in the auto museum again, you're bored and breathing your little goddammits out into the polished air. It's too late - I've slipped into the plaque, the bronzed history of the sleek, monumental Bentley, once the favorite thing of a very rich man, who, drowsy with brandy, estate narrowed to a copse and a pond, idled it slowly and deliberately to the pond's black edge to keep it from the inexhaustable cuts of tax's sweeping scythe. But he couldn't do it, wouldn't ruin what he loved....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 144 words
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Sleep Apnea: The Unsuspected Killer - Sleep Apnea: The Unsuspected Killer In spite of their efforts to ensure they get enough hours (or quantity) of sleep to prevent daytime sleepiness, many people are consistently tired during the daytime because they have a breathing disorder called sleep apnea -- they either don’t know it, or are intentionally ignoring their symptoms. When the symptoms of sleep apnea are unrecognized or ignored, the disorder usually causes a combination of medical, social, and psychological illnesses -- many of which become life-threatening over a prolonged period....   [tags: Sleeping Disorders Papers]
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Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma - Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma Asthma is very common, but it isn’t well understood. Current treatments for the disease are getting to be more effective. In the future, hopefully advances in medical research will lead to even better treatments then the ones we currently have. We use our lungs to breathe they work by taking oxygen from the air we breathe in and then disposing it as carbon dioxide; Carbon Dioxide is a deadly waste product made by the cells of the body. Once this exchange has taken place, Carbon dioxide is removed from the body by breathing it out, or exhaling....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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CPR - CPR Have you ever wanted to take CPR and are wondering what you have to do and why it's important. CPR training or classes are important especially when you are working with children, even if you are just a mother. If something happened to the child you would be able to do nothing if you didn't take a CPR class, or not the right thing. You could injure the child if you do it incorrectly. You HAVE to be gentle with the child, it's imperative!. The child has bones that break if you don't push you compressions on the right spot....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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