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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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Caring for Children with Cystic Fibrosis - Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-altering event. During this time, life is not only difficult for the patient, but also for their loved ones. Families must learn to cope together and to work out the best options for the patient and the rest of the family. Although it may not be fair at times, things may need to be centered on or around the patient no matter what the circumstance. (Abbott, 2003) Sacrifices may have to be made during difficult times. Many factors are involved when dealing with chronic illnesses....   [tags: chronic illness, life altreing events]
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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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Sleep Disorders: Rapid Eye Movement - "Sleep disorders appear to be a global epidemic, affecting up to 45% of the world's population" (Noor, et al n.p.). That’s leaving a 55% chunk of the world’s population not affected. More than 70 million people in our nation experience sleep disorders, most of whom are unaware of the impact on their daily life (Wells,Vaughn 234). Due to a large portion of people being unaware of sleep disorders’ impaction, the number continuously increases. Major sleep disorders are known to be Rapid Eye Movement(REM), Insomnia, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA)....   [tags: disruptive sleep, success, achievement, insomnia]
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Investigation on NyQuil - Area of Interaction II: Anatomy & Physiology Toxicology Though NyQuil is an over the counter drug that treats cold symptoms, if consumed more than recommended servings, severe symptoms may occur with an overdose. An overdose on NyQuil can induce general effects on the brain such as a feeling of anxiety, restlessness or nervousness, and perhaps dizziness and drowsiness as well (Busse). However, the two main ingredients of NyQuil, acetaminophen and dextromethorphan, are what induce the more severe effects....   [tags: Toxicology, Blood, Heart System]
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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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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...   [tags: Papers] 800 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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Yoga Misconceptions - “Yoga is not a religion. It has no creed or fixed set of beliefs, nor is there a prescribed God-like figure to be worshipped in a particular manner” (American Yoga Association 1). The common misconception is that yoga is a religion. In actuality, “the whole school of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation” (Christensen 13). Though yoga has been around for centuries, the modern world has altered the way this originally humble practice is performed, culturally stereotyped, and religiously viewed. The practice of yoga dates back thousands of years and is traditionally an intimate practice between a disciple and teacher....   [tags: Fitness]
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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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Dangers of Second Hand Smoke: Shoud Smoking in Public Areas be Permitted? - Should smoking in public areas be allowed. Have you ever gone to a restaurant or to the bowling alley and come home smelling like cigarette smoke. And while you were there, some people are sitting there smoking by you and you can’t stand the smell of it. So you go out side and to get some fresh air and what do you know there’s some more people lighting it up and smoking but they are polite enough to go outside. Doesn’t this annoy you, that you can barely go anywhere without people smoking in your presence....   [tags: cigarettes, health] 1572 words
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Virginia Henderson’s Concepts of Nursing and its Application to Practice - ... Patients who have decreased or very minimal brain function, often cannot control continence which may result in kidney organ damage (Nicely & DeLario, 2011) It is within the nurse’s best interest to fulfill this ADL in order to preserve the performance of these organs for transplant. Nurses should focus on the maintenance of a proper body temperature to ensure damage to the body does not occur. (Nicely & DeLario, 2011) Sleep, rest, dress and grooming While these ADLs may not be important to a patient who has decreased brain function, the nurse should always care for these ADLs to respect their dignity and that of the family....   [tags: activities of daily living, patient care]
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People Who Are Overweight Should Hire a Personal Trainer - When someone looks at an overweight person, young or old, there is no argument that they should incorporate more exercise into their life, so why haven't they. There are many reasons why people say that they cannot go to the gym. Most of them are just excuses because people are lazy and do not want to put the time and effort into it. But, some people who are overweight tend to show signs of low self-esteem and may not be comfortable with exercising in public because of this. This makes it very hard for them to get motivated so instead they choose to hide away in within the comfort of their own house where no one can see them and they eat away their sorrows....   [tags: Fitness]
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Overview of Shaken Baby Syndrom AKA Abusive Head Trauma - Picture yourself with a brand new child, Holding it in your arms, comforting it, and putting it back to rest in its crib. Then you go about your day at home when all of a sudden the baby starts to cry very loud and doesn't stop. You start getting frustrated so you walk to where the baby is at and start to shake it so it will be quiet. After about ten seconds it calms down, and then falls asleep again. The baby doesn't cry again for a long time so you go back to check on it about two hours later....   [tags: Retinal Hemorrhage, Criminal Charges]
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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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Swim in History and in Greek Epic Poems - ... The entire leg movement should be like a frog kick. For this leg motion, it’s recommended to practice it. The arm stroke begins with the arms above the swimmer’s head. Then pull on the water and move the arms in the direction of the chest. While executing these actions, the hands should be cupped. When finished, proceed to carry the arms back to the first placement and repeat the steps listed above. Now for the body positioning, the swimmer must start and end in a horizontal, streamline position because resistance occurs with lots of up and down motions....   [tags: the illiad, the odyssey, olympics]
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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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Air Defense Artillery in Middle East Operations - Our nation has been in conflict with the Middle East for over two and a half decades. Air Defense Artillery has made a huge impact in Middle East conflicts. The threats that make Air Defense Artillery a necessity for these conflicts include a number of aircraft, such as planes, jets and helicopters as well as launched munitions like scud missiles and mortars. Air Defense Artillery is an ever evolving force and has been there for protection of American forces against these threats. Air Defense Artillery is a group of weapons that divide the airspace into two different sectors....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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License to Kill: A Case Against Abortion - Abortion has a history that goes far back into ancient times. The first known recording is in 1550 BC in Egypt where they would use mercury to poison the baby. History shows that Hippocrates himself was known to induce an abortion on his patients. Plato believed that a woman had the right to an abortion. According to the National Abortion Federation, “It was legal in United States from the time the earliest settlers arrived. At the time the Constitution was adopted, abortions before ‘quickening’ were openly advertised and performed.” (NAF) Abortion was legal until the late 1800’s when abortion started to become illegal, and only because the methods were too harmful for the woman....   [tags: Roe v Wade, termination of pregnancy]
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Pollution and Asthma: Is There a Connection? - ... Children aged from 0-17 years old have a greater chance of having asthma than adults do. Adults have a 7.7% asthma prevalence while children on the other hand have a 9.5%. Females have a higher asthma prevalence (9.2%) than males (7.0%).Among racial groups, people of multiple race have the greatest chance of having asthma. “Persons of black (11.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native (9.4%) races had higher asthma prevalence compared with white persons (7.7%) (Akinbami, 2012, p. 2.) One of the most surprising finds though is the fact that income affects the chances of having asthma....   [tags: disease, airway, causes, environment] 2429 words
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Study of Adenoid Hypertrophy and Nasal Obstruction - Adenoid hypertrophy is a significant cause of childhood morbidity. Enlarged adenoid leads to mouth breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, hyponasality, sinusitis, otitis media with effusion (OME), and abnormal facial development.(1) (Assement of middle ear) Nasopharyngeal obstruction due to adenoid hypertrophy may directly obstruct the pharyngeal ostia of the auditory tube, 2 mechanical obstruction of the Eustachian tube may be an important factor to occuring OME. 3 However, recurrent or chronic infection in the adenoids without obstructive hypertrophy may also manifest as recurrent acute otitis media, persistent OME supporting the theory of adenoids being a reservoir of pathogenic organisms le...   [tags: Children, Airflow, Infection] 1304 words
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Conclusive Results for Premature Caesarean Births - Over the past few years, the rate of caesarean birth has increased tremendously (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011). Caesarean birth, also known as a C-section, is a steadily growing surgical procedure. With the rate in 2007 at 32 percent, about one in three mothers now gives birth by C-section (Rabin, 2012). An infant is considered full term between 37 and 42 weeks, and an infant born before 37 weeks is premature or a preemie. C-sections contribute to the number of babies born late pre-term between 34 and 36 weeks gestation (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - In many high schools around the country, student athletes are using drugs. “The percent of students that have drunk alcohol is 72.5% while the number of students who have used marijuana is 36.8%” (Report: Nearly Half of High School Students Using Drugs, Alcohol). The students believe that since they are athletes that they do not need to abide by the rules because they feel more superior and that the narcotic will not hurt or affect them. Implementing random drug tests for athletes will create a positive image and not hurt others or themselves....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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How was Medicine in the 1920’s - Medicine has been developed and discovered for thousands of years; however, the 1920’s was the first decade that fashioned a pathway for new developments and discoveries. Medical professionals have taken a huge hit for their fight in finding new inventions that can save patients from death’s hands. In the 1920’s, medicine has also taken a tremendous leap in controlling fatal diseases such as diabetes (Pendergast 110). Medicine in the 1920’s has altered the way medicine is shaped today; furthermore, the development and discovery of the iron lung, penicillin, and insulin were the first pertinent breakthroughs in medical history (“Iron” par....   [tags: iron lung,artificial respiratory,philip drinker]
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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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Cystic Fibrosis Awareness - Cystic fibrosis, also known as CF, affects over 30,000 children and adults world-wide. CF is a disease in the lungs and digestive system and is still incurable today. It is a disease that causes thick, abnormal mucus in the lungs, nasal polyps, fatigue, and can also damage organs in a person’s body. According to www.cff.org/aboutcf, over 70% of CF patients are diagnosed at two years of age. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most life-threatening diseases in the United States and is very common amongst chronic diseases....   [tags: health, lung]
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The Respiratory System - ... The first supporting part are the ribs. This protects the lungs as well as the heart from damage. Without the ribs, if we got hit in the chest, our lungs would collapse instantly. The other supporting is the large sheet of muscle below the lungs called the diaphragm. It becomes thinner every time we breathe which creates more more space for the lungs to inflate. Your breathing is regulated by the respiratory system control center at the base of our brain. This part sends messages down the spine to make sure our breathing muscles are contracting a relaxing regularly which makes breathing automatically unnoticeable until we actually think about it....   [tags: inhaling, exhaling, oxygen, carbon dioxide]
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What is Nitrox? - ... Breathing nitrox is not believed to reduce the effects of narcosis (see Appendix 4), as oxygen seems to have equally narcotic properties under pressure as nitrogen. There is evidence that suggests a reduction of post-dive fatigue. particularly on older or obese divers. However a double-blind study to this test this found no statistically significant reduction in reported fatigue. Other studies with a number of varied dive profiles, and also different levels of exertion, which would be necessary to investigate the issue....   [tags: gasses, embolism, benefits] 1329 words
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Critical Pathway: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Introduction Mr. B is a 65 year old Caucasian male, presenting in the ER with complaints of shortness of breath, and non-productive cough for the past 8 months. He states the shortness of breath worsens with activity and frequent “coughing spells”. Mr. B has been treated for Pneumonia and Bronchitis over the past 8 months with oral antibiotics and steroids. Mr. B noticed slight improvement of symptoms while on medication; however, the symptoms never resolved, and seem to be progressively worsening....   [tags: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)]
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Animal Life in a Pond - BASICS The animal life in the pond may vary from time to time, it will also vary from pond to pond. But there are a few things about the animals in those ponds that will never change. These are the basics to survival. The man needs, food, water, and shelter; the pond animals are very similar in their needs. This section will emphasize the array of ways that aquatic pond animals breathe, swim, and survive. Breathing; in this category it would be within reason to say that fish are the masters of the concept....   [tags: horticulture, environment types]
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Smoking Bans: Good or Bad? - ... Their claims may be different but they both believe that smoking bans are helpful in improving the health of both smokers and non-smokers a like. They both uses strong logical appeal to argue their points and present their results in easy to understand tables and graphs for their audience to understand. In “Effect of Smoke-Free Workplaces on Smoking Behavior: Systematic Review”, Stanton A. Glantz uses strong logical appeal to argue her points on why she believes that smokers and non-smokers are affected in workplace environments....   [tags: second hand smoke, tobacco]
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Childhood Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments - Childhood Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments Childhood allergy is an exaggerated reaction by the immune system in response to certain foreign substances. These foreign objects may not be really harmful thus it is called an exaggerated response. In an attempt to protect the body, the immune system produce antibodies called immunoglobulin that causes the mast cells and allergy cells to release chemicals, including histamine resulting in allergic reactions. In most people, allergies appear during infancy and childhood....   [tags: immune system reaction to foreign substances] 789 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 Science of Sleeping - Sleep timing is controlled by the circadian cycle, working as a inner timekeeping, temperature controlling device, and the part of the body that act as a transmitter associated with wakefulness. "Sleep duration is also controlled by circadian rhythms; that is, the time one goes to sleep influences sleep duration." (Zimbardo, and Richard 143). A consistent pattern of cyclical body activities, this cycle constantly working on restoration and conservation of our bodies take place. "About a third of your circadian rhythm is devoted to that period of behavior quiescence called sleep.” (Zimbardo, and Richard 141) Sleep proceeds in cycles of Rapid Eye Movements (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep, cy...   [tags: Circadian Rythm, REM] 941 words
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The History of Anthrax - ... Each type is named by the way the infection enters the body. Humans, through a cut or scrape, can receive Cutaneous Anthrax, a type of Anthrax that is not contagious. This kind of Anthrax is the most common, but also the least dangerous. When a person handles livestock without careful protection, they become vulnerable to the disease, and if the disease does happen to affect them through a cut, then the skin becomes affected and the tissue around the scrape gets damaged. Though humans receive the disease through direct contact, the infection only develops 1-7 days after exposure....   [tags: egypt, inhalation, cutaneous anthrax]
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Cronic Disease Paper: Asthma - Asthma is a condition where the patient’s airways are narrow and swell to produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult and in turn triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For certain people asthma is a minor thing but for other people it can be major and a life-threatening situation. Asthma can be cured and controlled; because asthma is a changing disease make sure the patient works with the doctor so he/she can keep their asthma under control. “In the U.S. more than 25 million people have asthma, 7 million are children” (What Causes Asthma)....   [tags: chronic respiratory disease] 850 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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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: Karen Quinlan Case] 1366 words
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Sleep Apnea: The Unsuspected Killer - In spite of their efforts to ensure they obtain sufficient sleep to prevent daytime sleepiness, many people are consistently tired during the day. Some of them have a breathing disorder called sleep apnea, although they may be completely unaware of this fact. When the symptoms of sleep apnea are unrecognized or ignored, the disorder usually causes a combination of medical, social, and psychological illnesses -- which can become life-threatening over a prolonged period. Although sleep apnea is not a curable disorder, when symptomatic individuals utilize the availability of a simplistic diagnosis process and effective treatments, they will participate in a preventative medicine, adding years t...   [tags: Sleeping Disorders Papers]
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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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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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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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Bronchial Thermoplasty - Introduction In this paper I will examine the different aspects of a new treatment for asthma, known as the Bronchial Thermoplasty. This paper identifies how this treatment works, and the benefits as well as negative effects surrounding this new treatment. Introduction to Asthma Asthma is a chronic, respiratory disease which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is characterized through muscle spasms which occur in the bronchi of the lungs. (1) Figure 1.1 shows a healthy airway with a normal amount of smooth muscle surrounding it....   [tags: asthma, chronic respiratory disease]
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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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Congestive Heart Failure - The aim of this scenario-based assignment is to discuss the therapeutic intervention in the care of a patient with Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF). CCF is defined as a syndrome in which the heart fails to pump enough blood supply to meet the body’s metabolic requirements (Hangen and Galura, 2011). A brief summary of the patient’s medical history will be given while discussing one specific nursing problem in terms of heart/pulse rate. Also, an overview of aetiology will be given as well as pathophysiology in order to explain the rationale for treatment and monitoring....   [tags: Medical Field, Nursing]
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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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Blood Agent Chemicals - Blood Agents are in a group of chemicals known as “cyanogen agents”. Not all cyanogens agents are blood agents. The three main blood agents are AC (hydrogen cyanide), CK (cyanogens chloride), and SA (Arsine). These agents work by preventing oxygen interaction during cellular respiration. Hydrogen Cyanide and Cyanogen Chloride are fast acting and require immediate action to prevent death. Arsine has delayed symptoms and can be more lethal due to unknown exposure. Hydrogen Cyanide (AC) is known by other names....   [tags: cyanogen agents, oxygen interaction]
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A Healthy Body - Healthy Body Do you have a healthy body. If not how can you have a healthy body. Almost all people don’t have a healthy body in the world. I search how can we have a healthy body. I found really good information in the articles and on the web pages. If you want to have a healthy body, you need a fit body, you should eat right, tips for a healthy and balanced physical body and have a special diet and nutrition. Let’s begin with how people can have a fit body....   [tags: Fitness, Health, Cardiovascular Exercise]
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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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