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The American Obesity Epidemic - “More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day. And what's so bad about that anyway. Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1)....   [tags: Obesity and Fast Food]
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Obesity Among African Americans - Fried chicken, mash potatoes and collard greens mixed with fatback meat was my family’s favorite Sunday meal. Soul food, as it has been called, is valued by many African American families. Given the worldwide obesity epidemic that appears to be affecting most ethnic groups, there is an appreciation that the causes of obesity among African American families and others must lie in the fundamental aspects of the food supply (Capers, C et al. 2011). In my opinion, African Americans in the United Sates are more likely to be obese because there is a large number of low-income families’ and many are uninsured....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]
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The Bubonic Plague - The Bubonic Plague Introduction Plague, was a term that was applied in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now it is only applied to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thin, gram-negative bacillus. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. The best known form is the bubonic plague and it is named after buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, which are characteristics of the plague in the groin or neck or armpit....   [tags: Disease, Epidemic] 1450 words
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Obesity and Fast Food - Many people in the United States believe that if it weren’t for fast food restaurants, they would not be overweight. People have even sued McDonald’s for their weight problem. While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic, it surely doesn’t stand alone. There are many more reasons why people living in the United States are overweight. Some of these reasons include problems within the school systems, peer pressure, education, and even just where a person lives. It’s clear fast food restaurants are part of the problem; look around and you see that they are everywhere....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic] 1333 words
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The NEH Must Take Action to Reduce Obesity - In recent years, portion sizes have continued to increase, and over 190 million citizens are obese. According to the CDC, in the Appalachian region of the United States more than 81 percent of people suffer from obesity related health problems. These statistics are shocking. At some point the government and the NEH has to step in and do something for the sake and health of citizens, specifically children. “Many researchers have theorized that media use by children, excessive snacking during media use, food-marketing practices in food advertisements, cross promotions, food away from home, supersizing and increased portion sizes can all contribute to childhood obesity” (Kavas)....   [tags: Obesity Epidemic]
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An Observation of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s - “Just Say No!” A statement that takes us deep into yet another decade in the history of the United States which was excited by controversies, social issues, and drug abuse. The topic of this statement is fueled by the growing abuse of cocaine in the mid 1980s. I shall discuss the effects of the crack cocaine epidemic of the mid 1980s from a cultural and social stand point because on that decade this country moved to the rhythms and the pace of this uncanny drug. Cocaine took its told on American society by in the 1980s; it ravaged with every social group, race, class, etc....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Combating Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in America - In order to combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in America, a series of subsidies and social programs promoting and mandating nutrition and exercise for weight loss should be created with the trillion dollar budget. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in America is rising and has doubled over the last 30 years to 23 million (Campbell). Currently, it costs the nation about $90 billion a year to treat the complications of type 2 diabetes (Hoerger). Added with the co-morbidities of type 2 diabetes, namely cardiovascular disease, obesity, and kidney failure, it becomes apparent that drastic measures are needed....   [tags: Health]
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The Obesity Epidemic: Fast-food Companies Are to Blame - Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community - Diabetes an Epidemic in the African American Community "The facts are clear: The diabetes epidemic sweeping the U.S. is hitting the African American community particularly hard, according to doctors." (2) Diabetes is defined as, "A disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy." (1) There are two types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, which usually begins during childhood or adolescence, "Is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by total lack of insulin....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Simple Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic in America - Obesity is becoming an epidemic in our society (Hill, Wyatt, Reed, & Peters, 2003; Kottke, Wu, & Hoffman, 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30.5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant, 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill, et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe, et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school students 24% were obese, so there is a high prevalence in children as well....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers]
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in the United States - The Historical Background of Obesity There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making it an epidemic in our country. Over the past thirty years obesity has continued to increase, and become a threat to the health of many children. Since the 1970s obesity has doubled in children from the ages of 2-5, and young adults between the ages of 12 and 19. The most significant increase is seen in children between the ages of 6-11 where the numbers have tripled; approximately 9 million children over the age of six are obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Aids To The Growth of Christianity in The Roman Empire - Aids to the Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire In the Roman Civilization where the prevalent worship of Roman gods were impersonal and did not provide a moral base or a message of hope, in the fourth century Christianity was formed, born as a movement within Judaism. Christianity emphasized the personal relationship between God and people, slowly spread through the Roman Empire until ultimately dominating the western culture. Three of the several factors that aided to the growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire were: the central beliefs and value of Christianity, prominent figures, and Christianity appeal to women....   [tags: Christianity]
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Infectious Disease Epidemics - Throughout human history disease has been linked to many facets of life and even the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Biological, social, political and economic forces have all influenced how the outbreak of disease is handled. Epidemics have altered history in how they have developed and the impact that they have had. In turn, epidemic management has been influenced by history and governments as humans have learned to cope with outbreaks and the social and political implications that result from them....   [tags: Disease ]
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Discrimintation Of Aids Patients - AIDS, or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been one of the most threatening diseases of the 20th century. Ever since it has been discovered in 1981, it has been constantly infecting men, women, adults, newly born children, homosexuals and heterosexuals. In definition AIDS is an extremely serious disorder that results from severe damage to the body’s defense against disease. Even though AIDS was born in an era of sophisticated medical and surgical developments, it still remains incurable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1553 words
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AIDS Resistance Genes - The What AIDS researchers have recently uncovered a genetic trait that may provide protection against HIV-1. A "defect" that could account for unexplained cases of individuals that seem to have an immunity or protection against HIV-1. They are calling the trait an "AIDS Resistance Gene". What is an AIDS-Resitance Gene. This is just one of the questions our group inquired about when we began our investigations into the latest of AIDS research. AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS, is a serious disease that becomes more and more common in our nation and around the world....   [tags: Biology] 3744 words
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Aids- Sleep With The Angels - For my choice book, I chose to read &#8220;Sleep With the Angels';. This was a book that dealt with a mother who was HIV positive. Her name was Mary Fischer. I found this to be very inspirational, in many senses. I did however find the book to be somewhat monotonous, as the entire book was centered on Mary and all of her public speeches that she gave, and where she gave them. I personally, would much rather had the book been about her life, her children, how she contracted the disease and dealt with the daily tasks that come along with being a positive HIV mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 1445 words
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Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS - Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That virus is called Ebola. It is thought that Ebola's effect on humans is restricted to Zaire, Africa....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever]
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Is AIDS taking over the world? - Is AIDS taking over the world. A disease is an abnormality of an animal or plant, caused by a pathogenic organism. Therefore, disease resistance is the ability to withstand the attack of these pathogens and remain virtually unaffected. The disease may be infectious (communicable), caused by invading organisms that live parasitically on or within the body. The disease causing organisms include viruses, some bacteria and certain other organisms that may be passed from person to person – e.g. Plasmodium that causes malaria....   [tags: science]
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The Dangers Of Diet Aids - THE DANGERS OF DIET AIDS About a month ago, I stepped onto my bathroom scales. When I looked down at the numbers, my fears were confirmed: I had gained 5 pounds. Overcome with a desire to shed this unwanted extra weight, I decided to join millions of Americans just like me, and buy some sort of diet aid to help me along. I had no idea what to look for, what to avoid, and possible side effects, so I began to research the different types of diet aids, both chemical and herbal, and was hit with some very disturbing facts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family - Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family Missing Works Cited Acquired Immune Deficiency better knows, as AIDS is a virus that is affecting families all over the Unites States today. In a statistical study done by the United States Department of Health and Human Services they reported that “633,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 1997 and 393,416 deaths from the virus were reported” (United States). Although AIDS is not a very highly contagious disease like chicken pox, measles, or the pink eye it affects a great number of people and their families in today’s society....   [tags: Papers, HIV] 1212 words
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Aids in the thrid world country - In 2004 circa 95 thousand people died in Latin America. Cause of death. In a world of today where there is an abundance of bloodshed and carnage, surprisingly violence is not the primary cause of death but AIDS is. Having taken health classes for over five years, HIV/AIDS and STD¡¯s were not new or surprising. I became apathetic and impassive to such related issues. It seemed like something distant and remote that would never happen to me. But then a startling news article that stated in large bold letters, ¡°Brazil houses one-third of the carriers of the HIV virus in Latin America¡± caught my attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 495 words
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AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine: - AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine The word "prison" conjures up thoughts of a dark and deviant subculture, living in a chaotic and destructive environment out of the sight and mind of mainstream America. Hollywood has skewed our views of prisoners, painting them as a seemingly irreparable subclass of humans that are only further downgraded and downtrodden by prison lives filled with violence and rape. Certainly the life of a prisoner is tough, and violence is inevitably present in prison systems where gangs frequently play a prominent role in social organization (Conover 2000)....   [tags: HIV Jail Violence Rape Papers]
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Noise Reduction In Hearing Aids - Recently in a local hearing clinic, a client’s concerns were discussed. “I’m afraid I won’t like them. My brother in law bought two hearing aids, and he keeps them in a drawer in the kitchen.” While the number of people dissatisfied with their hearing aids hovers around 50%, the hearing aid industry is hard pressed to decrease the number of returns, and increase the average daily use of each aid. In order to accomplish this, hearing aid manufacturers must answer the most often heard complaint: “It doesn’t work well in noise.” Unfortunately, a hearing aid will never be able to accomplish the sifting and sorting that is carried out in the human brain....   [tags: essays research papers] 2408 words
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Ergogenic Aids in Sports - Ergogenic Aids in Sports A large problem in sports today is the use of ergogenic aids. An ergogenic aid is any substance or device that increases or enhances energy use, production, or recovery giving the athlete an advantage in competition. Not all ergogenic aids are illegal; many such as dietary supplements, vitamin supplements, or protein supplements are widely used and accepted, however, many are illegal and are banned by many athletic committees(Ahrendt,1). I will be discussing these illegal aids and the affect they have on the athlete and the athletic community....   [tags: Papers] 1296 words
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History of Hearing Aids - The story of the hearing aid depicts one of the most ridiculous timelines of technological advancements in all of history. Although we modernly think of a “hearing aid” as a small device which is inserted into the ear canal, the reality is that a hearing aid is “an apparatus that amplifies sound and compensates for impaired hearing.” Thus, I invite you to expand your mind, and draw your attention to the intriguing, and absolutely absurd, timeline of the hearing aid. The most common model of the ancestral hearing aid is that of the simple ear trumpet....   [tags: Sound Deaf] 572 words
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Against The Privacy Of Aids - Last October, the case of Nushawn Williams hit the front pages. He is believed to have infected at least 13 girls and women in Jamestown, New York, with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. His name and face appeared all over the media, shredding the accepted norm of keeping HIV status confidential. In breaking this tradition, public health officials sought to identify and reach the young women he may have infected. Due to this breaking of the silence and reporting the name of the person with this infectious disease at least some women had a greater chance of living because they found out about the virus at an early state....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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Impairements and Physics Aids - Impairements and Physics Aids Our elbow is a hinge joint, which means that it can move in only one plane – like a hinge on a door. A joint is where 2 bones meet. [1] Our elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus which is the bone of the upper arm, the ulna which is the bone that runs from the your elbow to the tip of your pinky finger at the side of your wrist, and the radius which is the lower arm at the other side of the ulna.[2] The elbow joint can be permanently damaged through frequent sports injuries such as bad sprains and fractures and through weakening of the joint caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis, which occurs when; the cartilage at the end of the bone becomes worn away....   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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fiv feline aids - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is one of the top five killers of domestic cats in the U.S. In fact 3% of healthy cats were reported to have contracted the disease in the year 1999. FIV is a fatal disease and interestingly enough most FIV cats don’t die of the disease it self by by other infections caused by their lowed immune system. FIV causes a deficiency in the immune system and makes cats very susceptible to a huge variety of medical problems basically because they have no fighting power....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Bite that Changed America - The Bite that Changed America Man can capture an elephant, train a lion, and totally obliterate a species from this earth. If man can do all that surely he will have dominion over something as small and meek as a mosquito. The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 proved this notion to be false as this disease, transmitted solely by the bite of a female mosquito, wiped out one tenth of Philadelphia’s population in four months. Some make the mistake of seeing this as an isolated event but this epidemic was as far-reaching as the disease itself since it forever changed America’s Government, public health system and African American community....   [tags: Health, The Yelow Fever Epidemic] 1983 words
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Systems Built to Solve: Global Priorities - Many Global issues are not being solved due to lack of resource. Several organizations exist to help solve different global issues today. Government agencies also play a strong role in helping to solve global crises. Unfortunately, even with help from the government and organizations several severe worldwide issues are very apparent. Although organizations and the government are attempting to solve the global issues, they need to find a clear process to collaborate and solve one issue at a time....   [tags: Government]
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Relationship Between Poverty and Obesity - Does low socioeconomic status bear a significant role in the obesity epidemic. A national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) estimated that more than two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese (body mass index of over 30), and the percentage is escalating. The Census Bureau (2011) reported 46.2 million people in America are currently living beneath the official poverty line. The official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent; up from 14.3 percent in 2009; this was the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate (Census Bureau, 2011)....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic]
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Negative Effects of Vaccinations - ... According to Michael Smith, MD and Charles Woods, MD of the University of Louisville School of Medicine they did not find the adverse pincushion effect to be true. “Timely vaccination during infancy has no adverse effects on neuropsychological outcomes 7 to 10 years later. This data may reassure parents who are concerned that children receive too many vaccines too soon.” The CDC states that “an infant’s immune system is more than ready to respond to the very small number of weakened and killed infectious agents in vaccines....   [tags: epidemic, polio, children, pediatrician]
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Adult Obesity in America - Obesity is an epidemic and affects millions of people of the nation of the United States every day. This health problem affects everybody not only adults .Obesity has increased in the past decade, particularly people with this problem eat a lot and use poorly devise diets. What causes obesity. What are some of the solutions for this problem. What do you say about a person with a BMI greater than 40%. And they knew that there are explanations for their obesity. How can a person or a whole family lives obese all their life without doing anything for them....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic] 481 words
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Obesity in America - Obesity in the United States continues growing alarmingly. Approximately 66 % of adults and 33 % of children and teenagers in the US are overweight. Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. 271). Causes of Obesity According to the USDA, at the start of century 21st American people have increased their daily caloric intake by consuming five hundred calories more than in 1970....   [tags: American Obesity Epidemic ]
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Antigone - ... Though I am not a parent myself, I believe that growing up with the experience of having over zealous eaters for brothers will add depth to the piece. My previous writing experience includes several successful freelance pieces for publications such as Scene magazine, The Gazette (The University of Western Ontario’s daily publication), as well as having edited and wrote for the B’nai Brith Youth Organization’s publication in Alberta. I do hope you will be interested in this story, I believe that this article will add further dimensions to the issue of an increasingly obese generation....   [tags: Greek Life, Epidemic] 1278 words
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BMI Does NOT Determine Obesity - The obesity epidemic makes headlines daily as newscasters recite statistics about the dangers of excess body weight. Mexican food, movie popcorn and the all-American burger have all fallen under the disapproving glare of public health proponents. Experts inveigh against the dangers of carrying extra flab and warn that without drastic measures, the current generation of overweight kids will become the first generation to lead shorter lives than their parents. All too often, this hatred of fat transfers itself to a hatred of fat people....   [tags: Media Created Obesity Epidemic] 899 words
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New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic - New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic NEW YORK--These past few warring years have left the nations of the world in various stages of devastation and destruction, and the world population has been decimated by battles and disease. Here, in New York, we definitely see the outcomes of the war on the economy and industry, and unfortunately, the citizens of New York are also not safe from the deadly Spanish influenza epidemic that has been sweeping the globe. Even though the New York Times reported on August 15, 1918, that there is "no quarantine here against influenza," that was an overly optimistic report....   [tags: Journalism History Media Essays] 820 words
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American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence - American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, But now am found, Was blind but now I see. --Shaker hymn James Garbarino (1999) discusses the boys who are lost and ways that they can learn to see again in his book Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. He takes an in depth look at what he calls the "epidemic of youth violence" in America in order to determine its causes and origins....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement - The Global Epidemic of Cesarean Surgery and the Feminist Movement Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland writes in a 2002 paper she presented to the XVIII European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, “There is an ongoing “epidemic” of cesarean sections in Asia and Latin America. This worldwide fad of obstetrical interventions may have a serious negative health impact on women. In contrast, the low rates observed in Africa reflect a lack of resources more than a consensus of providers. The commercial and litigation pressures that drive this ‘epidemic’ need to be countered.” Her medical metaphor notwithstanding, this is a serious wake-up call for women to be asking the question, “What is going on that this phenomenon of major surgery on women is happening on such a wide scale?” We are here faced with the polar opposite extremes in birthing....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Women as Societies' Change Agents During the 1950's Polio Epidemic - The 1950's represented the cold war era, symbolized by the red scar, anti-communism, potential nuclear war, and McCarthyism. Patriotic loyalty was stressed, any citizen who spoke out against the US government policies was labeled a communist and was often black listed and put under surveillance. The sensationalized conviction and execution of the Rosenberg's for spying, jeopardized our countries' national security and reinforced anti-communism propaganda. Moreover, students practiced emergency ducking under their desk drills to prepare for a nuclear fallout and families purchased bomb shelter for protection....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Women As Societies' Change Agents During The 1950's Polio Epidemic - The 1950's represented the cold war era, symbolized by the red scare, anti-communism, potential nuclear war, and McCarthyism. Patriotic loyalty and conformity demonstrated an allegiance to our country. Citizens who spoke out against US government policies experienced surveillance, being black listed, and labeled communists. The sensationalized conviction and execution of the Rosenberg's for spying, jeopardized our countries' national security and reinforced anti-communism propaganda. Moreover, students practiced emergency ducking under their desk drills to prepare for a nuclear fallout and families purchased bomb shelter for protection....   [tags: Health ]
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The Effect of Bereavment Coping Group on AIDS-related Bereavment - ... The items were rated on a 5- point Likert scale, from 0 (not present) to 4 (very severe), and scored by summing severity ratings. Adequate internal consistency was found within the current sample (coefficient alpha 1⁄4 0.86) (Sikkema, Hansen, Meade, Kockman, & Lee, 2005). Although researcher measured this scale, it was not included in objective. Expected result Participants joined the group compared to those didn’t join the group had greater improvement in health related quality of life and physical health status....   [tags: health, HIV, FAHI, quality of life, therapy]
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A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women - A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women For Jennifer Keagan, high school was a thrill. She was one of the most popular girls in school. She was valedictorian, homecoming queen, student body president, an honor roll student, and the list goes on. She always strived for perfection. Life was easy for Jennifer. She always got what she wanted. Unfortunately, this all came to a halt when it was time for her to face an all new reality: college. Jennifer was no longer around her friends and family....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Link between HIV and the Development of AIDS - The Link between HIV and the Development of AIDS The breakout of the AIDS pandemic during the early eighties is considered one of the biggest challenges in modern medicine. Twenty years after the first AIDS cases were recorded, we are far from developing a cure for this devastating pandemic. Although our knowledge of this condition remains limited, the vast majority of scientists now agree that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the predominant cause of AIDS, and the notion that HIV equals AIDS is widely regarded as a fact by the general public....   [tags: Public Health]
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The Cyberbullying Epidemic - Children are bullied by their peers on a daily basis. There has been a major increase in bullying cases throughout the world. Throughout years many forms of bullying have surfaced; some forms of bullying seen more often on a day-to-day basis are cyber, physical, verbal, and relational bullying. Bullying has been a persistent problem with all types of children including children with physical and mental disorders. It is the responsibility of parents and teachers to properly educate and monitor children....   [tags: Bullying, internet]
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HIV / AIDS among Kenyan Youth - Sex, HIV/AIDS and Silence; Kenyan Youth In 2001, Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the highest number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, with 29.4 million people living with AIDS; 10 million young people and 3 million children. Among these, 12.2 million were women and 10.1 million men. In 2002, 3.5 million new infections were reported. From this backdrop, Kenyans were interviewed on their perceptions of sex and condom use within heterosexual relationships revealing that denial and silence played a major role in the escalation of the pandemic while gender differences, culture and power were perceived as negatively impacting negotiation of sex and condom use within Kenyan communities....   [tags: HIV in Africa]
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The Way the Learning of Science Aids in the Structure of Society - C.W Lewis, a novelist, once said that, "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." . Edmund Burke once said that,” Society is indeed a contract. ... It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection.” .These two quotes outline what I have learned about individuals and society through the study of science and literature....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use? - Should Marijuana be Legalized for AIDS Use. Fifteen years ago the word AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was barely used in the United States. Today, it's on the cover of every newspaper, and parents and kids discuss it regularly in the household. It is no longer considered someone else's problem; it is now everyone's problem. Not a day goes by that a person doesn't worry about AIDS. The fear of AIDS is heightened only by the fact that there is no cure. People with AIDS must live with the fact that they are eventually going to die....   [tags: social issues] 533 words
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Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS - Robert Gallo and the Role of HIV in AIDS Introduction In 1982, Robert Gallo from the National Cancer Institute in the USA, put forward the hypothesis that the cause of AIDS is a retrovirus. One year later, Myron Essex and his colleagues (1) found that AIDS patients had antibodies to the Human T-cell Leukemia virus Type-1 (HTLV-I), a virus discovered by Gallo a few years earlier. At the same time, Gallo and his colleagues (2) reported the isolation of HTLV-I from AIDS patients and advocated a role for this retrovirus in the pathogenesis of AIDS....   [tags: Papers] 4624 words
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