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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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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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lesson plan for saxophone first lesson - Saxophone First Lesson Plan: Introduce yourself to the student, and learn their name. „P First, show the student how to put the saxophone together: 1. Attach neck to the saxophone body 2. Then, attach mouthpiece to neck 3. Finally, attach the neck strap to saxophone 4. Tell them that it is a good idea to put the reed in their mouth while they put their instruments together, so it will be moist and ready for play by the time the clarinet is assembled. „P Next, you show them the correct posture: 5....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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The Need to Vaccinate Infants and Travellers - The Need to Vaccinate Infants and Travellers Vaccinations are given in infancy and to travellers against various diseases that can kill but are preventable due to the modernisation of medicine. I have put together a brief over view of the need to administer such vaccines. The disease's that are vaccinated against in infancy are: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, hib, measles, mumps, rubella and tuberculosis. Diphtheria is a serious disease that begins with a sore throat and can quickly cause breathing problems....   [tags: Free Essays] 422 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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Apnea - Sleeping Apnea Approximately 30 million Americans are victims of a sleep disorder called Obstructive sleep apnea. Man millions more are predisposed and have a high risk of developing the illness. If you are and adult male, the odds are about 50/50 that your breathing is not normal when you are sleeping. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is a recurrent episode during sleep when their throat closes and they cannot suck air into their lungs. This happens because the muscles that normally hold the throat open during wakefulness relax during sleep and allow it to narrow....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 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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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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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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An Analysis of the Epic Poem, Beowulf - Bravery in Beowulf - Bravery in Beowulf Bravery is like a very trusted friend, it will never let you down. That statement holds true in the great epic of "Beowulf." "Beowulf" is the story of a great hero who comes to the aid of a troubled king. Beowulf hears that king Hrothgar is having trouble and immediately comes to help with no questions asked. he defeats the monster, Grendel, with his bare hands. Beowulf then defeats Grendel's mother along with a dragon until he is fatally injured. Bravery is a very admirable characteristic that few people possess....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 499 words
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Managing Symptoms of Anxiety - Anxiety is uncomfortable and extremely difficult to manage. The symptoms one experiences while suffering an anxiety attack are very real, as well as, extremely scary for the person experiencing the attack. The symptoms often mimic those experienced during a heart attack, for instance: extreme sweating, blood pressure and heart rate go sky high, nausea and headache. Add these physical symptoms to the psychological symptoms and the individual's anxiety attack is in full swing. It is imperative for the individual to realize they can take control of their anxiety....   [tags: psychology] 506 words
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation I’m sure all of you have heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. I’m going to go over the steps of infant, child, and adult CPR. If you don’t know how to perform CPR, I hope this will give you a good understanding of it and if you already know how to perform CPR, I hope this will be a good refresher. I will begin with infant CPR. This would be used on a child who is less than one year old. The first step is to determine if the infant is responsive....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is an emergency procedure for preserving brain function until something else can be done to restore blood circulation and breathing into a person. How it is done is based on whether a person is an adult or a child. CPR alone is not to restart the heart its purpose is to restore partial flow of blood into the brain and heart. It is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies including cardiac arrests, drowning, unconsciousness, and choking or a person who is not breathing....   [tags: cardiac arrests, drowning, chocking] 516 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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Exploring the Respiratory System - The Respiratory System Respiration- is the process of air exchange, oxygen is obtained and carbon dioxide is eliminated. The four parts of respiration include • Ventilation - movement of air between the atmosphere and alveoli. • Diffusion- carbon dioxide and oxygen are transferred between alveoli and blood. • Regulation- respiratory muscles and nervous system. • Perfusion- blood flows though lungs. The Respiratory system consists of the Nose, Lungs, trachea, larynx, pharynx, bronchi and bronchioles mainly....   [tags: process of air exchange in the human body] 531 words
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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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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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Essays on Death and Suicide - Witnessing Death - Personal Narrative- Witnessing Death I witnessed the death of a man, today. His name was Daniel. He was painting the house next to us. He was on the top couple rungs of the ladder when it folded under him. It was a cheap ladder. Corroded aluminum. I am right in the line of sight on the back porch of our house; I hear the ladder starting to collapse, and see him hit the ground. At first I call out to him. He doesn't respond. I guess I should have called 911 then. I don't. I run over to him. He's barely conscious....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 566 words
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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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Physiological Effects of Ventolin - Physiological Effects of Ventolin Ventolin is a brand name of the drug albuterol sulfate HFA, and its generic name is adrenergic bronchodilator. It is mostly taken as an inhalator, but can also be taken as tablets or syrup. It treats the symptoms of bronchospasms. Bronchospasm is an abnormal contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi, narrowing and obstructing the respiratory airway, resulting in coughs, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. The chief cause of this condition is asthma, although it may also be caused by respiratory infection, chronic lung disease or an allergic reaction to chemicals....   [tags: essays research papers] 573 words
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How Boyle's Law Relates to Respiratory Care - ... It also removes carbon dioxide from the body and helps patients breathe easier when they have to put a lot of effort into breathing. A ventilator blows the air into your airway through a breathing tube. One end of the tube is inserted into your windpipe and the other end is attached to the ventilator. The breathing tube serves as an airway by letting air and oxygen from the ventilator flow into the lungs (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2011). This helps the patient that is struggling to breathe, or if they are not breathing at all....   [tags: breath, ventilator, gas]
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How to Properly Lift Weights - Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional, knowing how to lift weights properly is a critical aspect to exercising. Knowing the proper way to lift weights can increase the effectiveness of exercising and avoid injury. Weight lifting can be fun and a great way to lose weight and keep it off. Getting started by learning the proper methods will help make this activity fun and effective. 1. Warm up before lifting weights. Light walking or jogging for 5 minutes before lifting weights and exercising gets the blood flowing to the muscles and gives a light stretch....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 581 words
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Stress - Stress Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing surroundings. It has physical and emotional effects on us and can make good or bad feelings. As a good influence, stress can help motivate us to do something, or help us through the day. As a bad influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, and depression (overall, make you feel really crappy), which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomachs, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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Broken Tear Ducts - I knelt to pet him but he was not acting right, no tail movement or a deep moan of affection it just was not there, his black curls went limp and his eyes were closed. I felt him breathing and I called Laura over and asked her to call a vet she asked what happened to my voice and then she looked at him and went dead silent. She walked over and place a gentle hand on him and told me that a there was no need for a vet because he was not breathing. I tasted the crisp and salty tears running to my lips that could make no response to what she claimed; I just did not believe her....   [tags: personal narrative] 594 words
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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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The Definition of Death - Fred Plum, a Neurologist and a professor at the New York Hospital, makes a connection between the loss of brainstem activity to cessation of essential functions of the brain including consciousness and the ability to breathe. To emphasize his point, he states, “Without a brainstem I am no longer a person. I am no more than a hopeless collection of organs, incapable of human vitality” (37-38). In addition, the Encyclopedia of Bioethics also notes that a person without a brainstem reaction “does not breathe, swallow, or blink” in response to surroundings (Post 1946)....   [tags: brain, physician, circulation] 602 words
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The Clinical Description of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Clinical Description – A child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy usually express symptoms before the age of 6, but can appear as early as infancy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disorder that progressively increases with severity as the patient gets older. There are several symptoms involved in the disorder. Fatigue and muscle weakness our common symptoms. Muscle weakness usually begins in the pelvis and leg region and occur less severely in the arms and neck. As a result, a child with the disorder has trouble with motor skills like walking, running, jumping, skipping, etc....   [tags: disorder, breathing, steroids] 604 words
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Respiratory Diseases: Emphysema - The simple act of breathing is often taken for granted. As an automated function sustaining life, most of us do not have to think about the act of breathing. However, for many others, respiratory diseases make this simple act thought consuming. Emphysema is one such disease taking away the ease, but instead inflicting labored breathing and a hope for a cure. Healthy lung tissue is predominately soft, elastic connective tissue, designed to slide easily over the thorax with each breath. The lungs are covered with visceral pleura which glide fluidly over the parietal pleura of the thoracic cavity thanks to the serous secretion of pleural fluid (Marieb, 2006, p....   [tags: respiratory system, smoking]
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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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Sleep Disorders - 4) SLEEP DISORDERS, SYMPTOMS, KNOWN CAUSES AND TREATMENTS. Sleep is something that every person needs. Without sleep a normal days task seem never ending. Your body suffers and you suffer even people who come in contact with you suffer too. Without sleep you can function normally. Your moods change changing your personality, changing how you perceive the world. The average adult needs eight hours of sound sleep each night. However most adults get between five and six hours, " (Encarta 1998).This one or two hours that is lost each night can have an affect on our health and our lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 620 words
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First Aid for Adults - First Aid for Adults For my listening piece I decided to do a talk on first aid for adults. I identified the main characteristics of scripted speech and tried to emulate them in my piece. The key characteristics of instructional speech are that it uses very short, concise sentences to give directions. Long complex sentences can lead to ambiguity and confusion. Instructional speech uses simple, easy to understand vocabulary as complicated wording, jargon and terminology make instructions difficult to understand and may confuse the listener....   [tags: Papers] 635 words
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Second Hand Smoke - Second Hand Smoke Second Hand Smoke In the 1950's and 60's scientists gave the people a lot of evidence on the deadly effects of smoking where the tobacco companies on the other hand tried to put the doubt in people’s minds through the campaigns to show that it is not all true. By the time people actually decided to take care of their health and finally saw how life-threatening smoking could be by real life examples, the tobacco companies already got rich from its sales. Nowadays, nobody doubts that “firsthand” smoke is deadly to your health and it causes lung cancer and heart disease in adults and asthma and bronchitis in children....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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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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Trauma Patients - Trauma patients I am currently taking a EMT course through Copper Mountain College. We have had to study trauma and medical cases. I would like to share with you in detail some of the cases that we have studied first ill introduce you to some of the assessments that have to be done before we begin. For a trauma patients especially one whose injuries are serious-time must not be wasted at the scene. This patient needs to get to a hospital as quickly as possible. On the other hand, enough time must be spent at the scene to assess the patient adequately and give proper emergency care....   [tags: essays research papers] 654 words
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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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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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History of Pilates by Joseph Pilates - In the early years of the 20th century, Joseph Pilates, created this popular exercise derived from his last name. During this time, Joseph Pilates was a German boxer and performed in a circus. The idea for Pilates came while he was forced live in an internment camp during World War I. To keep healthy, he created floor exercises for himself and the people that were living in the camp with him. After World War I was over, Joseph Pilates returned to Germany and worked with the Hamburg Military Police....   [tags: exercise, body, movement] 679 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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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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Quiet Breathing and Asthma - Normal inspiration and expiration, also known as quiet breathing, is the type of breathing that occurs when a person is in a state of rest (McKinley, 2013). Pressure variations between the atmosphere and the thoracic cavity are produced by changes in lung volume (McKinley, 2013). Boyle’s law describes the inverse relationship between the pressure of a gas and the volume of a container (McKinley, 2013). Asthma is one of many conditions that can affect the pressure gradient in the lungs and cause problems with breathing....   [tags: Lungs, Pressure, Atmosphere]
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Smoking and Its Effects - Smoking and Its Effects Most people know that smoking is bad for your lungs and causes cancer. But few are aware of the effects of smoking on their heart. When you smoke, toxic chemicals from tobacco enter your blood stream. These chemicals send signals to your heart to beat harder and faster, causing blood vessels to constrict and forcing blood to travel through a smaller space. Both of the effects cause high blood pressure. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that the benefits of quitting smoking are enormous, particularly lowering the risk of heart disease by almost 50%....   [tags: Papers] 706 words
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Understanding ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) - Research essay (ALS) An individual diagnosed with a terminal illness has one major battle to fight. Families of terminally ill patients suffer significant effects related to an illness, forcing some households to have large debts and making them unable to afford food and other necessaries. One specific terminal illness is called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a disease affecting the human nervous system like the brain, muscles, and spinal cord. It is a deadly disease that cripples and kills its victims....   [tags: research paper, medical] 718 words
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Reasons to Learn CPR - Have you ever thought about what you would do if a family member suddenly stopped breathing. Imagine that you grow up in a small town, the population is 700 people, and one morning you wake up and everyone in the town is dead. On any given day 670 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Could it be a loved one, someone you care deeply for, or just a complete stranger. The chances are that someone in your family is going to die of sudden cardiac arrest in your lifetime. On average it takes an ambulance no less than seven minutes to reach someone in need, therefore, every adult should know how to administer CPR....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 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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How To Swim The Breaststroke - How to Swim the Breaststroke The breaststroke is the oldest known swimming stroke and is one of four strokes used in competitive swimming. This stroke is also very popular in leisure swimming because the head can be held up, making vision and breathing easy and because the swimmer can rest between strokes if needed. Swimmers can also use the breaststroke in survival swimming and in lifesaving situations. Since the breaststroke has many uses and is easy to learn, it is one of the best strokes to teach a beginning swimmer....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Exploring Our Cardiovascular System - Exploring Our Cardiovascular System Our cardiovascular system consists of the heart, vascular system and blood. These organs all work together to supply oxygen to our body, which we need to live. BLOOD Blood is used as a transport system, this picks up oxygen from around our body, and haemoglobin puts the oxygen into cells called red blood cells. Then this gets moved to our muscles that are contracting ready for movement to take place. HEART The heart this is the strongest muscle in the body, and has four parts to it these are called chambers, the heart also has separate parts to it these are called chambers....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
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Respiratory Therapist are Are Allied Health Care Specialists - Respiratory Therapists are allied health care specialist. Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat, and assist their patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders. They provide patients with oxygen and connect those who cannot breathe on their own to ventilators. Additionally, Respiratory Therapists examine patients regarding their respiratory ailments, test patients lung capacities, remove mucus from the patient’s lungs, provide emergency resuscitation in cases of ceasing breathing, etc. Respiratory therapists must have a good technical aptitude and be attentive to be able to work under stress....   [tags: cardiopulmonary disorders, ]
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Analysis of The Human Respiratory System - The human respiratory system is a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide. In terrestrial animals, this is accomplished by breathing. The human body needs oxygen to sustain itself. A complete lack of oxygen is known as anoxia and a decrease in oxygen is known as hypoxia. After four to six minutes brain cells without oxygen, brain cells are destroyed and an extended period of hypoxia leads to brain damage and ultimately death. In humans, the average rate of breathing is dependent upon age....   [tags: breathing, respiratory system, oxygen] 738 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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How to Treat a Burn - How to Treat a Burn Burns are classified in three categories according to their severity. First-Degree Burns affect the outer layer of the skin, first-degree burns cause pain, redness, and swelling. They usually do not require medical attention. Second-Degree Burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. Third-Degree Burns Severe tissue damage is evident involving the skin, fatty tissue, nerves, and other tissues deep below the surface....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease - ... Unfortunately as the disease progresses, loss of muscle strength get worse. The reduction of the muscle strength slowly gets worse until paralysis or death. The following are symptoms of ALS: muscle cramps, muscle weakness, difficulty with breathing and difficulty with swallowing. Other symptoms include slurring of words, hoarseness, and weight loss. ALS does not affect the five senses of the body. Eventually, Lou Gehrig’s Disease will prevent the body from doing everyday activities such as driving, climbing stairs, and eating....   [tags: muscles, 50 years old, symptoms] 750 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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