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Different Aspects of Schizophrenia

- Different Aspects of Schizophrenia The devastating mental illness of Schizophrenia is a major concern of modern medicine. Schizophrenia associates any one person with multiple problems. These problems include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior (Long 1999). The illness is a disease of the brain that is explained clinically as, disease of the mind, a simple explanation given by Nancy Andreasen (1999). It is important to understand that there are different types of this mental illness as well....   [tags: Papers]

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The Nature of Stress

- The Nature of Stress Much of our understanding of the nature of stress can be traced back to the work of Hans Seyle in the 1930s. Seyle's research on rats and other animals in the years 1936 and 1950 led him to conclude that when animals are exposed to unpleasant stimuli (for example, injections or extreme temperatures), they all react in the same sort of way....   [tags: Papers]

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Munchausen Syndrome

- Starkfield is a small, agricultural town in Massachusetts that endures long and brutal winters. The winter months of Starkfield greatly affect the townspeople. The cold brings loneliness, and feelings of being trapped to the people of Starkfield, because they cannot travel through the brutal snow storms. Ethan, Zeena’s Husband, is affected by the winter month’s because he feels the isolation it brings. This in turn effects Zeena because she is neglected, and does not get any attention from Ethan....   [tags: Medical Report]

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Correctional Facilities

- The prison system is filled with people from various backgrounds and lifestyles. People who come into the system not knowing who they will encounter while they are there. Prisoners who are members of various gangs are intermixed with prisoners who may suffer from mental illness, sex offenders and juveniles have the possibility of sharing the same cell. While there are systems and policies in place that helps at times to protect each prisoner, the same systems and policies can create an environment that is detrimental to prisoners....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Bipolar Disorder

- Bipolar is a mental illness, currently in the DSM-IV, and the main thing it affects is the mood. It is known for its range of depressive and manic episodes, like an up and down continuum, or a roller coaster or moods. There are two different categories of Bipolar disorder: Bipolar I, also known as manic-depression, and Bipolar II. It is an extremely common mental illness. According to WebMD, approximately 6 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar disorder, about 2.5%. With numbers that high, it is likely that all of us has come across someone with Bipolar and may have not even known it....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Medical Anthology

- Health and illness are areas that have always preoccupied human minds since they have a social as well as a biological basis. Western medical beliefs and practices have come to displace fork and traditional beliefs since it seeks to control this phenomenon through scientific and technical regulation of the body, unlike the traditional beliefs which viewed illnesses on sociological grounds. The Azande people who live in southern Sudan are a traditional society which believes in existence of ancestral spirits and witchcraft....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Nurse Practitioner

- In today’s world a big debate that families debate between and spend time trying to research is what the best possible options are for their children and spouses health care. A question often asked is if seeing a nurse practitioner is just as effective and safe as seeing a doctor. Many parents worry if their child will get the full attention needed when seeing a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners have the training and time to give children and their families the support and care necessary (Should My Child See a NP 2)....   [tags: Persuasive, Quality Care]

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The Uninsured

- In America, the number of uninsured rises every year and no solution to the problem has become available. In 2009, the number of uninsured Americans was close to fifty million. In an economy where unemployment is at an all time high, millions of Americans are without insurance due to unemployment. There are also a lot of uninsured Americans that are employed, however the cost of health insurance keeps rising and many families are opting not to have the insurance so that the bills can still be paid....   [tags: Healthcare]

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Animal Experimentation

- “The British did not only accept animal experimentation but they also increased the use of genetically modified mice in carrying out such tests. On July 27th official statistics showed that, for the first time, the use of genetically-modified animals has outstripped that of conventional creatures and hardly anyone flinched knowing that” (Britain: Tweaking the Experiments; Animal Testing). Imagine the world without the essential vaccines that are used to promote healthy humans, but that is the world without animal experimentations....   [tags: Genetically Modified, Health Issues]

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Gulf War Syndrome

- In 1990 the United States deployed 700,000 soldiers into and around the region of the middle east known as the Persian Gulf. The U.S. wanted to stop the progression of Iraqi forces who were invading the oil-rich neighboring country of Kuwait. When Iraq Surrendered to the Allied forces on March 5th they had been completely swept out of Kuwait. The United States only lost one-hundred-forty-eight men while Iraq’s losses where estimated around 100,000 men. Little did the United States know that the effects of this war effects would be much more extensive than one-hundred-forty-eight soldiers lost in battle....   [tags: history]

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Death by Invitation

- Death by Invitation Michel de Montaigne’s philosophy on mortality is aging is an inevitable travesty because it leads to a more agonizing death, causes the deterioration of one’s mental health, and too much experience can be disastrous. When Montaigne wrote the selected essays* he was in his mid-fifties. He later died at age fifty-nine. Therefore, while writing the essays, the idea of death was a reoccurring thought that prevailed in Montaigne's head. His strong views of death most likely stemmed from the fact that he was aging and death was in the near future for him....   [tags: Papers]

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Corporate Wellness Programming

- Abstract Corporate wellness programming is on the rise for many American employers. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, sedentary behavior, poor nutrition, obesity, and stress account for more than have of premature deaths reported on yearly basis. Moreover, chronic diseases are prevalent amongst one third of working-age Americans, accumulating to over 75% of the nation’s annual health care cost. The constant increase in health cost has had a huge impact on employers. According to Udall-Bono Healthy Workforce Bill Offers Biz Important Tax Breaks (2007), in 2006, total annual health care spending is an estimated $2.2 trillion while the average employer medical costs increased 72 percent betwe...   [tags: Health Employment Safety Labor]

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Imaginary Invalid

- Imaginary Invalid Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” is a play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his family’s needs to better his own. Moliere sets up the exposition of the play in Act I by the apothecary bills Argon is reading aloud. After Toinette, the maid, then enters the scene she sarcastically makes a comment about all of the bills lying on the table. Toinette lets the audience know that Argon is a hypochondriac by rebutting everything he says about his doctors and illnesses with sarcastic comments....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer intensely from recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control. Rituals such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing, obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life....   [tags: Papers]

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- ABSTRACT Scientific literature is replete with studies examining the relationship between stressful life events and the occurrence of compromised immune function as suggested by the presence of various illnesses. Forty college students answered questionnaires regarding the presence of stressful life events and the presence or absence of recent illnesses. The relationship between these scores was examined. Life stress scores were significantly positively related to scores indicating illnesses on a health inventory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients with Severe Depression or Schizophrenia

- The Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients with Severe Depression or Schizophrenia “In surveys, individuals with both a history of severe depression and a history of physical trauma due to an accident ranked the pain of mental illness as much worse than that of physical trauma” (Isaac 5). Mental illnesses cause immense suffering and potentially even death; in the year 2000, the suicide rate of patients suffering from depression was estimated at fifteen percent. This is a testament to the fact that mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia are serious issues, and those suffering from them deserve the most effective treatment available....   [tags: Mental Illness Treatment Essays Papers]

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Living as a Cure for Dying: As I Live and Breath

- Living is a Cure for Dying As I Live and Breath by Jamie Weisman and "A Sudden Illness," by Laura Hillenbrand are two people that live with diseases that threaten their lives of every second of everyday. Throughout their illness, they have learned to love the things that they could accomplish in life instead of thinking about when their illness will take its deadly toll. Hillenbrand and Weisman understood and accepted their illnesses as a part of their lives and not as the most important thing in their lives....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Ancient Medicine was Based on Belief in the Supernatural

- Ancient Medicine was Based on Belief in the Supernatural Ancient medicine covers medicine through Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. Religion and belief in the supernatural were key factors in the development of ancient medicine. They influenced the way that people thought and the way in which they lived their lives. The supernatural could be used to explain aspects of medicine that people didn't understand at that time. Not everything was blamed on the supernatural, people did have some natural ideas about medicine and it's causes and treatments....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Costs of Cigarette Smoking on Human Health

- Investigating the Costs of Cigarette Smoking on Human Health In this essay I am going to investigate the costs of cigarette smoking on human health. To do is thoroughly I am going to discuss several issues around this title so that I can produce an accurate conclusion towards the end of this essay. I am going to explore mainly about the physical and financial costs but I will also look into the social and emotional costs a little. To do this I am going to use several sources of three or four types for facts and information on the subject and the topics surrounding it....   [tags: Papers]

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We Need Federal Funding for Medical Marijuana Research

- We Need Federal Funding for Medical Marijuana Research       Many people suffer unbearable pain and discomfort from their illnesses and seek any method that might bring relief. Many suffer from chemotherapy treatment, HIV infection related wasting, glaucoma, or other serious ailments that carry an unbearable amount of pain. They first try the drugs that their doctors have prescribed. These prescribed legal drugs seem to have some benefits, but often carry with them many side effects that may be more harmful than helpful....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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The Understanding of Behavior and the Brain

- The Understanding of Behavior and the Brain The trend of neurobiology and physiology predicting and causing behavioris not a new fact. So many illnesses and diseases are now attributed to biological mechanisms. A recent article in Newsweek comments on how those in the field of psychology and neuroscience are beginning to stress the fact that certain brain mechanisms account for mental illnesses and particular behaviors. Doctors seem to blame their patients peculiarities on a biologically based mental illness, rather then seeing them as individual responses to lifes circumstances (Begley 1998)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Moms Who Have Murdered Their Own Kids

- "I was looking for a way to get attention to myself, and maybe if I could just do something drastic enough, that someone would see that I needed help"-mother who tried to suffocate her child (1) Why would any mother try to suffocate her child. Is it not true that: "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path?" --Agatha Christie. Mothers, in most cases, are seen as the essential "caregivers" in many societies/ cultures....   [tags: Motherhood Parenting Violence Papers]

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Universal Health Care: ObamaCare is Not Enough

- ObamaCare is Not Enough: America Needs Universal Health Care Feverish and fatigued, Jenny was rushed to the emergency room. At the time of her admittance, doctors were unaware that Jenny contracted a bacterial infection during a recent at- home labor and delivery. Septic shock quickly consumed her body and shut down her major organs. Eventually, the doctors saved her life, but at a steep price - she lost all of her limbs. Undeniably, Jenny received topnotch treatment for her infection, but the US healthcare system failed her, by leaving her with a hurdle....   [tags: We Need Universal Health Care 2014]

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How Global Warming Will Affect Human Health

- How Will Global Warming Affect Human Health. Introduction: Certain threats to human health loom larger with rising temperatures. Extremely hot temperatures can cause heat illnesses and loss of life. Several vector borne diseases only occur in warm areas, and an increase in temperature could mean a spread of these diseases to larger areas. Also, warm temperatures can increase levels of air pollutants, including ozone, which can harm human health. Direct Effects: The most direct way that a rise in global mean temperature will affect human health is through a more frequent occurrence of heat waves....   [tags: Geology]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- For some people it's an experience, for some people it's a person, and for some people it's a cause, but whatever the reason is, people become opinionated on issues that they believe to be right. In June of 2007, about two weeks after the seniors graduated from High School, my eighteen year old sister was diagnosed with a very rare form of cervical cancer called clear cell carsinoma. Throughout my whole life, I never thought that anything tragic could happen to my family, those kind of things only happened to people in movies or people whom you see on the news....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]

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Bipolar Disorder

- Bipolar Disorder INTRODUCTION What is Bipolar Disorder. The word bipolar is defined as "relating to, associated with, or occurring in two polar regions7". Bipolar disorder is a concept described as a mental illness in which a person experiences dramatic mood swings. This disorder affects one in every one hundred people. Bipolar disorder is the technical term for manic-depressive illness. The first known history of bipolar disorder was in 1922. Emil Kraepelin, director of the Research Institute of Psychiatry, developed the first categories of mental illnesses4....   [tags: Papers]

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Bullying and Violence in Public Schools

- Bullying and Violence in Public Schools Although bullying has always been a problem in schools, it has more recently become a bigger crisis with vicious consequences. “However it is defined, bullying is not just child’s play, but a terrifying experience many schoolchildren face everyday. It can be as direct as teasing, hitting or threatening, or as indirect as exclusions, rumors or manipulation” (Garrett 2). Most kids do not think certain actions are classified as bullying, yet they do not realize the severity of the way they treat their peers....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]

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Greek and Roman Influence in Psychology

- Greek and Roman Influence in Psychology Virtually every branch of knowledge, as we know it today, came from particularly two powerful empires of the ancient past, which are the Greek and Roman Empire. Although there were other civilizations, such as the Arabs and the Mayans, that made progress in knowledge, especially mathematics, the Greeks and Romans have been more recognized for the development of other branches of knowledge. The Greeks and Romans have been known to be the promoters of the natural sciences and philosophy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of Schizophenia and its treatment

- HISTORIC OVERVIEW OF SCHIZOPHRENIA AND ITS TREATMENT ABSTRACT This paper provides an overview of the history of schizophrenia and its treatment. The paper begins by first providing some basic facts about the condition such as its nature, its probable causes, and its symptoms. This brief description is followed by a historical overview which discusses how schizophrenia came to be identified as a unique illness. The views of psychiatrists pivotal to making this identification are described....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Prevalence of Whistleblowing in Organizations

- History of Whistleblowing The definition of a whistleblower is a past or pesent employee or member of an organization, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action, or to notify the general public of wrongdoing. In most cases, whistleblowers are employees of the ogranization but can be employees of government agencies as well. Normally the misconduct being reported is a violation of law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest such as fraud, health, safety violations, and corruption....   [tags: Business Misconduct Law Regulation]

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Overestimation of the Placebo Effect

- Overestimation of the Placebo Effect The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the Placebo Effect is overestimated through misinterpretation of the data. Specifically, the objective is to explore whether the passage of time during clinical trials accounts for many results widely attributed to the placebo effect. That is, the passage of time in itself-through a combination of spontaneous changes in symptoms, regression effects, and homeostatic changes-produces most of the favorable results credited to the placebo....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications

- The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications 19 million Americans (approximately one in eight) aged 18-54 suffer from anxiety disorders. (1) When I heard this statistic, I realized how important the discussion of such disorders was to the sciences. 1/8th of the most productive portion of the US population suffers from an anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the Institutes of Health for the Federal Government, is committed to research causes and treatment of such disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Warfare and its Psychological Impact

- Warfare and its Psychological Impact Warfare causes many people to suffer from psychological problems. Many times, these problems come in the form of mental illness. According to the DSM-VI, which is the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a mental disorder is "a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that's associated with current distress (a painful symptom) or disability (impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly greater risk of suffering, death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom....   [tags: War Psychology Disorders Essays]

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Skills and Science of Doctoring

- Skills and Science of Doctoring “Students, like all human beings, have a moral obligation to prevent serious harm when they can do so at little risk or cost to themselves” (Primum non tacere). I agree that a medical student, more than the average citizen, has an obligation to service all people, regardless of nationality, religion, or sexuality. However, medical students are in contact with ill patients more than the average citizen and this constant interaction with the sick make medical students more susceptible to acquiring disease....   [tags: Medicine Medical Health Essays]

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Schizophrenia: Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment

- HISTORY EPIDEMIOLOGY CLINICAL FEATURES COURSE PROGNOSIS DIAGNOSTIC TYPES ETIOLOGY NEUROPATHOLOGICAL STUDIES GENETICS DOPAMINE HYPOTHESIS OTHER NEUROTRANSM1TTER SYSTEMS TREATMENT Schizophrenia is sometimes considered the most devastating of the mental illnesses because its onset is early in a patient’s life, and its symptoms can be destructive to the patient and to the patient’s family and friends. Although schizophrenia is usually discussed as if it were a single disease, this diagnostic category can include a variety of disorders that present with somewhat similar behavioral symptoms....   [tags: Schizophrenia neurological disorder]

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Outlaw Euthanasia and Assisted Suicides

- Outlaw Euthanasia and Assisted Suicides The people of the world today are constantly slammed with problems. There’s overpopulated countries, starving children, incurable diseases, and poverty. There’re drunk drivers on the road, burglars in our homes, and teenagers on the streets. No matter how many positive aspects you can think of for our world, these problems and many more exist. You can try to block them out, or you can strive to make them better. My proposal is to end euthanasia and physician assisted suicides....   [tags: Medical Death Suicide Essays]

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Addictions to Smoking and Alcohol

- Addictions to Smoking and Alcohol A lot of people suffer from the consequences of smoking and drinking alcohol, which often leads to addiction. The word 'addiction' is a very powerful word in this sense, as it means the physical and psychological craving for a substance that develops into a dependency, and continues even though it is causing the addicted person physical, psychological and social harm. The disease of addiction is chronic and progressive; it can lead to extremely dangerous outcomes....   [tags: Papers]

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Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research Scientific research has the ability to help the terminally ill and disabled. Some people find this research is morally wrong. If this research helps people with disease and disability would you condone it. Today in The United States there is controversy facing embryonic stem cell research.People are dying because of the legal and moral obstacles involved in embryonic stem cell research. American citizens with illnesses and disease could be treated if this research was to continue at a much faster pace....   [tags: Embryo Embryonic Stem Cell Cells Essays Papers]

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Violence and the Brain

- Violence and the Brain Is there a biological basis for violent behavior in the brain. Recent research links "neurological impairments and psychoses" to violent behavior (1). The "psychological effects" of brain damage and disease can cause the mind to lose touch with reality leading to criminal and violent behavior (1). As a result, free will may be deserted in an individual suffering from abnormalities and chemical imbalances in the brain (2). Consequently, legal issues arise because violent offenders with mental illnesses or brain injuries are not always to blame due to the biological nature of their diseases (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Prayer

- The Power of Prayer Introduction There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of prayer in healing. As mentioned at the beginning of chapter eight in our text, many people have friends or relatives who recovered from illnesses when someone was praying for them, or who can attest to the power of prayer in other affairs. This makes scientists wonder. Can prayer help heal the sick. Do meditations for the recovery of an ill person, based either on religious faith or on belief in psychokinesis, have any real effect on health....   [tags: Religon Praying Essays]

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The Globalisation of Obesity

- ABSTRACT: It has often been observed that obesity follows a socioeconomic gradient which adversely affects the poor. This paper proposes the outline of a sociological theory of obesity as a consequence of ‘globalisation factors, such as labour market deregulation. Forced to work longer hours – and with lower levels of job-security – workers in low paid jobs have fewer opportunities to burn calories, and are more likely to consume fast-food. This combination has led to higher levels of obesity among the poor in countries that have adopted neo-liberal labour market reforms....   [tags: Sociology of Obesity]

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The Reality of Insanity

- The development of the world has lots of good advantages for men; but besides all these it has also bad effects, too; as the illnesses and most importantly the mental illnesses. As the centuries go on our responsibilities get much harder and this causes stress and some other mental diseases, too, to some people and this makes a danger; but I'm not talking about the ones who are consciously in mental hospitals. The main idea is that, we call the people who are in these hospitals insane; but maybe they are saner than the ones who are out in the society because the ones who are consciously in these hospitals are the ones who are aware of them and willing to be healed....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Deadly Hanta Virus

- The Deadly Hanta Virus Hanta virus is a dangerous and often deadly disease that must be guarded against. If proper precautions are not taken, hanta virus could lead to a nationwide outbreak causing many deaths. While there are a few cases of hanta virus reported each year, the consequences of coming down with the disease dictates that the U.S. set up certain safeguards to educate the population on how to protect themselves. Even though research is being done on hanta virus and its related illnesses, there persist many unanswered questions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Aviator

- Director Martin Scorsese brilliantly portrays the life of billionaire Howard Hughes. Hughes was considered the richest man in the country and possibly the world (Katherine Ramsland). He had inherited his wealth first through his father’s business and then film making and aviation. Martin Scorsese accurately depicted Hughes’ image, health problems, airplanes, and the Brewster Senate Hearings with few inaccuracies. Leonardo Dicaprio held the look and persona of Howard Hughes accurately. His hair was slicked back and parted which had been the most common style of Hughes’ life and the time period....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Medical Marijuana

- Medical Marijuana From chronic pain to anorexia there may be a type of wonder medicine that can be of assistance. This medicine, however, is looked upon in many different ways in the United States. The drug, only have been studied a few times, lacks an extensive amount of research. Marijuana, a debatable prescriptive but most importantly illicit drug, may have the potential to become a widespread legal and acceptable medicine in the near future. History and THC Marijuana has been around for a long time....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Personalized Medicine

- Modern genetic technology may lead to personalized medicine. Medications have been around for years. You can go to your local drugstores and pick up medicines to cure anything from a headache to a stomachache. Over the counter medicines have eliminated people from having to go to the doctor as frequently. It also eliminates us from having to pay co-pays and other fees. Unfortunately, over the counter medications aren’t enough to cure all illnesses, pains, or ailments. Medications saves a lot of people lives....   [tags: Medicine ]

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Alternative Medicine

- As one Bulgarian proverb says, "Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians". Nowadays more and more people choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western systematic techniques that are the knowledge and practice of medicine which is usual in the West. These methods are known as “Alternative medicine”, which consists of homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine and others. Chinese medicine is also progressively more accepted. Alternative way of treatment has verified its efficiency and is methodically founded, but unfortunately has its little disadvantages and a need scientific base and its results are not always reliable and steady....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Unhealthy Dieting

- A life time seems to go by so fast, but it’s spent by being involved in our own self appearance. In growing studies the United States leads the world in obesity rates. Non-stop fast food consumption and poor nutrition values contribute making an overall unhealthy diet. Unhealthy dieting does not only consist of eating too many saturated fats but also the use of pill popping and starvation. Even though pill popping and starvation seem like complete opposites, they can have a major affect on the body and mind....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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Childhood Obesity

- Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity are all health issues of concern to children in the United States today. These illnesses that previously had been limited to the adult population now plague America’s youth. A contributing factor to such serious illnesses is a skewed view of nutrition. Children in the United States are starved in a different way than children of third world countries. American children are starved of the proper nutrients and whole foods that are the cornerstone of good health....   [tags: Obesity in Adolescents]

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Multiple Sclerosis

- Most illnesses are unexpected and can lead to life changes. A chronic illness can lead to a life altering illness. While some chronic illnesses can be cured in a few weeks or months many last a lifetime. Chronic illnesses typically have a significant impact on clients, like treatments, coping, and dealing with possible side effects. When the chronic illness progresses to death then the illness would be life altering. According to Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation....   [tags: Chronic Illness, Treatment of Patient]

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Postpartum Psychosis

- You carry it with you for nine months. After those nine months, what you produced is a beautiful baby. Though you are happy with the thought of spending the next eighteen years watching this tiny person grow, you can’t help but feel like something is missing. There are many different types of depression in the world. The feeling of emptiness as described above could contribute to the diagnosis of postpartum depression. After having depression for several weeks, some mothers experience the sister disorder - psychosis....   [tags: Varied Symptoms, Bipolar Disorder]

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Health Systems

- Health systems encompass all activities that function principally to improve health (World Health Organization (WHO), 2000). The organization of a health system is crucial to achieving its three basic goals of accessible, high quality and efficient healthcare, so as to attain its primary goal of improving health. Each country adopts a specific organizational model that caters to its individual healthcare needs, which are dependent on its history, economy and sociopolitical status (Reid, 2010). This has sparked comparison of different health system models, which this paper serves to partake in....   [tags: WHO, PCP, NHS]

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NCCI Logger

- The National Academics Review and the NORA objectives cite the inadequacy of injury and illness surveillance data for the logging industry. Logging safety and health specialists have used state and regional workers compensation data to provide more information. The participation threshold is more inclusive than the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) since nearly all firms are required to carry workers compensation insurance (WCI) due to state regulations or contract requirement from wood buyers and wood sellers....   [tags: occupational injury, workers' compensation]

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Job Stress

- Over the past few decades, many people are hearing more about job related stress. With many households depending on duel incomes, people are working more and having less leisure time. Many claim that job stress has contributed to such illnesses as heart disease, depression, gastric problems, exhaustion, and many other related illnesses. This paper will focus on the background issues surrounding stress; as well as, the steps that need to be taken by one&#8217;s self and the employer. According to The Random House Dictionary, stress is defined as &#8220;physical, mental, or emotional tension.'; Job stress occurs when demands are imposed upon the workers in which they can not meet tho...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eating Disorders

- Eating Disorders "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all?" Fairy tales are not real, so is the image you see in the mirror. Thousands of people look in the mirror and hate what they see. When you look in the mirror, you see what eating disorder wants you to see, not the true picture. Despite the fact that many people think of an eating disorder as being an unhealthy quest for a perfect body, eating disorders are not about vanity and not really about weight. The causes of eating disorders are not known with precision but are thought to be a combination of genetic, neuro-chemical, psycho-developmental, and socio-cultural factors....   [tags: Papers]

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Anorexia and Bulimia

- Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majorities are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. Another two to three percent develop bulimia nervosa, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vomiting or other " purging " behaviors to control their weight....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]

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Gender and Sexuality

- Males and females are classed differently from the moment they are pronounced boy or girl. Gender determines the differences in power and control in which men and women have over the socioeconomic determinants of their health, lives and status in their community. Our society moulds how men and women should and should not behave and can be observed in all parts of our society. As a result of these Gender stereotypes men and women have issues which affect their health which are unique to each gender....   [tags: Sex Female Male Socialization Essays]

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Minority Mental Illness

- Mental health is essential to overall health as well as efficiency. It is the foundation for thriving contributions to family, district, and culture. All through the lifespan, mental health is the source of thoughts and communication skills, knowledge, pliability, and self-esteem. It is all too easy to dismiss the worth of mental health until troubles emerges (Brager, G. & Holloway, S., 1978). Mental health troubles and illnesses are factual and disabling conditions that are experienced by one in five Americans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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war on drugs

- The war on drugs is not a war that can be fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Vietnam. It is a war fought in the backyards of all Americans, every day. This is a war that cannot be won with the aid of nuclear weapons or the help of any other forms of artillery. The number of casualties, however, will be determined by whether or not the legalization of drugs occurs. Many will suffer the same outcome as a soldier killed in battle if drugs become legal. If marijuana and other drugs are legalized, obtaining drugs will be easier for people of all ages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pro Assisted Suicide

- Death With Dignity Today, American society is obsessed with the young and successful and their endless pursuit of beauty, fame, and fortune. People are bombarded with images of youth in movies, music, and ads for ordinary items such as toothpaste. Advertisers create the illusion that people can forever defer death by plastering ?anti-aging. across drugstore aisles to sell their products. In the search for eternal youth, people become desensitized to the importance of life?s inevitable end. Every day, countless people quietly pass away after long and painful struggles with terminal illnesses, and their loved ones are often reduced to helpless observers....   [tags: Death With Dignity euthanasia]

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Banning Cigarettes

- Banning Cigarettes This year alone cigarettes will kill over 420,000 Americans, and many more will suffer from cancers, and circulatory and respiratory system diseases. These horrible illnesses were known to come from cigarettes for years. Recently the Food and Drug Administration declared nicotine, the main chemical in cigarettes, addictive. This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes. Some researchers have also found out that smoking by pregnant women causes the deaths of over 5,000 babies and 115,000 miscarriages....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Dance Therapy

- Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and private practice. They work with people of all ages in both group and individual therapy....   [tags: History Health Therapy Dancing Essays]

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Youth Suicide

- Youth Suicide Introduction Suicide is a tragic event. It has a profound personal effect on all associated with the person who died. Families, friends and society as a whole are affected. There is a particular poignancy when the suicide is that of a young person at the threshold of life. Australia has the fifth highest suicide rate per 100 000 persons in the world. While suicide is highest among males, suicide attempts are higher among females and youth suicide among males are highest in rural / remote areas....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding Schizophrenia

- Understanding Schizophrenia When a person hears the word "crazy", their first thoughts are probably of symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is seen as the ideal case of insanity. The causes of this disease remain unknown, but scientists are constantly searching for answers. Although a cure for schizophrenia is surely far in the future, research and understanding is making more and more progress every day. To find a cure for schizophrenia, scientists must first understand the disease itself....   [tags: Papers]

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- AIDS is the final, life-threatening stage of the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiecy syndrome. The name refers to the fact that HIV severely damages the patient’s disease-fighting immune system. Cases of AIDS were first identified in 1981 in the United States, but scientists have traced cases to as early as 1959. Millions of AIDS cases have been diagnosed worldwide. HIV can be present in the body for 2 to 12 years without producing any outward signs of illness, yet there are definite symptoms....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Rage Disorder

- Rage Disorder The study of the relationship between the mind and the brain can be traced back to 1895, when a little known Viennese neuro-psychiatrist named Sigmund Freud wrote a relatively unnoticed piece titled "A Project for a Scientific Psychology". In it, he proposed that the cognitive mechanisms of normal and abnormal mental phenomenon could be explained through an orderly study of brain systems. Throughout contemporary philosophy and psychology, the relationship between mind and brain has been extensively studied without a decisive resolution....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Response Essay

- Response Essay When the issue of Animal Testing is brought up in the course of a conversation, almost every single person that is involved in this discussion will have opinions that differ in some way, shape, or form. Many people will talk about the horrific conditions that animals are forced to live under, as well as the pain and suffering that they must endure while being tested. However, these conditions are not all that horrible when you take into account the state of the world we live in....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Food Contamination

- The Center for Disease control has estimated that illnesses directly resulting from food contamination cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths each year in the United States. The rise of food-related illnesses can be mostly attributed to increased eating out. Half of every dollar spent on food in this country is spend on food prepared outside of the home. As the amount of people involved preparing our food rises, so does the risk of contracting an illness from food (Levitt)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Mental Illness

- The name The name of my book is Mental Illness by Gilda Berger. Mental illness is a disorder characterized by disturbances in a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behavior. The term mental illness can refer to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that severely impair a person’s ability to function. Today, mental illness is considered to range from such ideas as eating disorders to personality disorders. Mental illnesses have been reported as far back as to 4000-5000 years ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eating Disorders

- There are two main types of eating disorders, and one that has not yet been confirmed as a disease. These are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. These disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior, but are real, treatable illnesses in which certain poor patterns of eating take on a life of their own. These disorders usually co-occur with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Women are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, but they do occur in both sexes....   [tags: Psychology]

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Sports Medicine

- Sports Medicine The Sports Medicane Profession has responded to the rise in over use injuries by placing greater emphasis on injury prevention, developing new diagnostic and treatment techniques, and promoting rehabilitation as an aid to full recovery. This is what Dr. Lyle J. Micheli, one of the nations foremost sports medicane authorities, calls the "new sports medicane." Below is an example of what a typical sports doctor will do before getting their degree: It has become increasingly evident over the past 25 years that there is a need for data on injury rates for the variety of sports and physical activities in which people of all ages are becoming involved....   [tags: Papers]

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Clincal Depression

- Clincal Depression Depression is a very common disease that will affect a large percentage of the population at some point during their life span. At least 10% of all people will suffer from a major depressive disorder, while even a larger percentage will suffer from some type of mild depression. It is a serious disease that has been linked to other physical and mental illnesses. It has also been a cause of death in numerous cases due to suicide and heart disease. The most disturbing fact about depression is that it so often goes untreated although it is a very treatable illness....   [tags: Papers]

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Medical Marijuana

- Medical Marijuana Marijuana (cannabis) is a mixture of leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the Indian hemp plant Cannabis sativa. [4] Marijuana is thought by many to be harmful, but it has been proven in fact to be helpful for some people with certain illnesses. [4] When I first started looking into medical marijuana as my research subject, I was curious to see what people my age actually thought about marijuana. I asked twenty of my peers, ranging in age from seventeen to twenty-two, "What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say 'marijuana'?" The responses shocked me: six of them said "getting high," four of them said "damaging drug," and ten of them, fifty percent, said "m...   [tags: Papers]

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- Ethnobotany An Available Option Try to imagine yourself or someone you hold close to you being very sick, so sick that just being alive each day gives more pain and suffering than the previous day. Not one person should have to suffer from a disease that is incurable and leads inevitably to death. With an assisted suicide a person and his or her family can be relieved of the agony of the illness. Euthanasia is sometimes considered to be the best option for a loved one who is in intractable pain, and should be an option available to patients who meet qualifications and agree to the assistance in suicide....   [tags: essays papers]

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- To talk about AIDS today, one has also to talk about sexuality. Nowadays AIDS is largely related to sexual activities since AIDS is a consequence of the virus HIV, which can be transmitted during sexual relations. The movie that we saw, Philadelphia, deals with this. It tells the story of a homosexual man who contracted HIV during sexual intercourse with another man. After some years he starts to suffer from AIDS and the discrimination that came along with it. He was a successful lawyer, and was fired only because he had AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Mononucleosis Mononucleosis, also known as "Mono," is an illness caused by an infection with a virus. The virus, The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is usually the cause of Mono. Other infectious viruses, like cytomegalovirus (CMV) can also produce illnesses like Mono. Most of the people who get Mono are adolescents and young adults. In developed nations, the majority of the people has been exposed to the Epstein- Barr virus by the age of 18. That means that many adults have had infections as children caused by the Mono virus (which were asymptomatic or mild)....   [tags: Papers]

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- Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a broad category of mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is a psychiatry disorder where several structural disturbances occur in the brain. It normally takes place in the temporal and frontal lobes, changing the neural systems and affecting the neurotransmitters in charge of controlling the functioning that takes place in these areas. It is not a structural brain disease that shows up early on X-rays CAT scans, or EEGs. Schizophrenics also have defects in the handling of amino acids....   [tags: Schizophrenics Psychiatry Disorder]

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- Tsunamis Table of Contents     1 Introduction:     2 Impact to human life:     3 Impact to Non-human life:     4 Impact to the Environment:     7 Impact to the Economy:     8 American Red Cross Assistance:     9 Conclusion:     13 Bibliography:     14 Introduction: A massive Tsunami (Japanese for “Harbor wave”) had hit southern Asia the day after Christmas 2004. The cause of the Tsunami was an offshore earthquake that results in the tectonic plates being displaced and the creation of a vertical shift in the ocean floor....   [tags: Tsunamis Natural Disasters Nature Essays]

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- Schizophrenia One of the major concerns of modern medicine is Schizophrenia. Frey defines schizophrenia as a group of disorders marked by severely impaired thinking, emotions, and behaviors (99). Straube and Oades incorporate more on its definition by saying this illness evokes a fundamental disturbance of personality (92). According to Gottesman, schizophrenia didn’t exist before the 19th century. He found many facts that lead to this hypothesis, finding no existence of this illness in ancient writings....   [tags: Papers]

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- MDMA Introduction 1. Brief History A. Originally created in 1912 as MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine) B. In 1970's interest in MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) for the Aid of Psychotherapy. -Key Effects a. empathetic understanding for others b. large, uncontrolled release of emotions C. When used Clinically, intended result was to have an affect on the Psychodynamic equilibrium ( helped to bring repressed material into "the walking consciousness") D. Through the mid 1980's up to late 1990's recreational use became widespread....   [tags: Papers]

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