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Prostate Cancer

- Area of Interest Prostate cancer being a huge cause of mortality and medical expense in men age forty and above has only recently become a topic of general conversation to men in America (Plowden, 2009). African-American men are affected by prostate cancer at a disproportional level than all other men. They are diagnosed up to 65% more frequently and the mortality rate is twice that of Caucasian counterparts (Emerson, 2009). The African-American male is also less likely to take advantage of free prostate cancer screening (Oliver, 2007)....   [tags: Medical Research, Sunrise Model, Leininger]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- INTRODUCTION Ethical issues are those issues which at a personal, community or global level challenge the reader to make decisions of what is right or good behavior. Morality however refers to codes that are held about what is right and good behavior (Engebreston, 2006). In today’s world medical research and technology is rapidly changing and there are increasing ethical conflicts between science and religion particularly with the recent harvest and research of embryonic stem cells. The use of embryonic stem cells has been described by “Chris McDonald, stem cell research centre, 2008” as one of the most significant breakthroughs of this century in biomedicine....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stomach Stapling: Surgical Treatment For Obesity

- Stomach Stapling: Surgical Treatment For Obesity In today's society there is an increasing number of obese people despite the growing concerns about leading a healthy lifestyle. There are numerous programs, diets, medications, etc. that have been developed to aid weight loss efforts and weight maintenance. One field that is being rapidly explored is methods of surgical treatment for obesity. This paper will explore these surgical methods. In doing so it is important to also discuss the definition and measurement of obesity, programs that have been established and claim to aid weight loss efforts, candidates for this type of treatment, medical research that has been conducted and the risks...   [tags: Research Medical Obesity Papers]

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The American Cancer Society

- The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based organization that is present across the United States. Its main purpose is to raise money and awareness about the severity and prevalence of cancer. Cancer education and research is where most of the focus and monetary donations are used for. The American Cancer Society strives to fulfill their goal of “less cancer and more birthdays” across all generations and populations (ACS Inc., 2011). The American Cancer Society began its fight in 1913, starting as the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC), which included fifteen members in New York City (ACS Inc, 2011)....   [tags: Cancer Education, Research, medical]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethics Debate

- The past two decades have seen enormous scientific development that has grown exponentially and continues to evolve daily. More advances have been discovered within the past twenty years than at any other time in human history. This advancement has been increasingly prevalent in human genetics and the study of embryonic stem cells. One can hardly watch television or read a newspaper without seeing or reading something about the discovery of an innovative medical procedure or new treatment for an incurable disease....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cell Research a Modern Day Miracle

- Stem cell research has astonishing promise for curing disease. I also believe, however, that stem cells can be acquired from sources that do not cause harm to others. Women have babies every day - those cells could be gathered for examination. Legal abortions are executed in the US daily. Those cells could be used for research, instead of being thrown away. This can be a sore subject for most people, but I think that a life should not be wasted, and at least using the cells would make use of that loss. Stem cells are a form of human life: they are alive and contain human DNA....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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How to Become a Surgeon Research Paper

- Surgeon Research Paper My career is a surgeon to become a surgeon you have to complete four years of college in the medical field from colleges like • Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine • Harvard Medical School • University of California San Francisco • Perelman School of Medicine ( University of Pennsylvania) • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine • UW School of Medicine • UNC School of Medicine • Stanford School of Medicine • Mayo Medical School • Pittsburgh School of Medicine Surgeons are doctors with highly specialized training they perform many different surgeries • Deformities and problems caused by injury or accidents and others like Neurosurgery that involves the...   [tags: medical, doctors, education]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research is NOT Ethical

- Embryonic stem cell research occurs when stem cells from fertilized embryos are used as research for treating abnormalities and diseases among humans, by dissecting them and therefore killing the human soul in the embryo. It permanently destroys a living human embryo, sacrificing that precious life worth so much more than people realize. Nobody should be a human sacrifice. Every human life is precious, and from the second of conception, that embryo is a living human being. What is even more heartbreaking is that embryonic stem cell research isn’t necessary, yet it is still conducted....   [tags: medical and scientific fields]

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- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) also known as Marchiafava-Micheli Syndrome (named after Dr. Ettore Marchiafava and Dr. Ferdinando Micheli) For every million people only a few of them will get paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria which makes this a rare blood disease. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria affects both sexes and all ages equally. Patients with PNH suffer from a faulty or missing PGI-A gene which can be found within the erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is not an inherited disease but is considered an acquired disease because the hematopoietic stem cells over time begin to change and malfunction....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Chimera Research: Animal and Human Hybirds

- ... Currently, the United States and the United Kingdom do not have laws regarding the use and research of chimeras .Only the states of Louisiana and Arizona have laws regarding human and animal hybrids (Silverman). Cynthia Cohen, a member of Canada’s Stem Cell Oversight Committee, believes the U.S. should have implement a law against the transferring of human cells into animal embryos and vice-versa. However, Weissman is against the ban and claims that can hinder the research, that can save thousands of lives (Mott)....   [tags: medical, genome, dna, embryo]

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Careers in the Medical Field

- Medical Scientist Medical Scientists conduct research on human diseases to improve human health. They could be part of the development of a new product, engage in a clinical investigation along with many more activities. These activities would include you carrying up to 20lbs., but regularly only 10lbs, wearing protective gear and being exposed to hazardous circumstances. You will also be standing and inside most of the time. Before you can do those activities you first have to go through schooling....   [tags: health care, research, education]

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Acupuncture: Treatment for Stress

- Acupuncture: Treatment for Stress Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles into "acupuncture points," specific nerve endings under the skin. These needles are extremely small, so small in fact that ten to fifteen acupuncture needles can fit in a regular hypodermic needle (http.// There are three claims for why acupuncture is effective: reflexes, hormones, and energy transfer. When the needle is inserted into the skin, the nerves send signals that travel up the spinal cord, into the brain, and block the pain center in the brain....   [tags: Medicine Research Medical Essays]

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Understanding ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

- Research essay (ALS) An individual diagnosed with a terminal illness has one major battle to fight. Families of terminally ill patients suffer significant effects related to an illness, forcing some households to have large debts and making them unable to afford food and other necessaries. One specific terminal illness is called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a disease affecting the human nervous system like the brain, muscles, and spinal cord. It is a deadly disease that cripples and kills its victims....   [tags: research paper, medical]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells have a history that is very short unlike other medical discoveries. According to history, stem cells were first used in 1950s, where a progressive advancement on its use has been carried out by physicians and clinicians. Research has been focused on finding stem cells in tissues of the body, where harvesting has been concentrated on all body tissue. It has been agreed that the process of harvesting or collecting stem cells depends on the source of the cell. This paper will consider the processes of harvesting stem cells and their methods....   [tags: Medical Discoveries, Stem Cells, Techniques]

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Qualitative Research Analysis

- Qualitative research includes methods that allow the investigator to explore a problem for the purpose of collecting unknown data to contribute the scientific theory. Moreover, this approach to research allows the researcher to fully investigate the underpinnings related to the research problem. Data collection for this method of research includes in-depth interviews and observations in natural settings. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze two qualitative research articles and to further refine pertinent areas of my research topic....   [tags: medical professionals, regrets, terminal illness]

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Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research

- Ethical, Legal, and social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research We as humans have always wanted to know about the ability and limitations we have. We are always trying to find new information and discover new accomplishments. We attempt these challenges with emotions and tenacity. People have always been in a race with each other to be the first to discover secrets about new ideas. For example: A large amount of money went into sending people into space. Countries were racing to be the first to send someone into space and also be the first to land on the moon....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Medical Assistant Program

- With many medical careers students often get confused on what they really want to study, I have faced this problem myself and I know is not that easy due too many choices. There are many options ranging from healthcare to medical jobs. I have thoughtfully chosen to enter the program for Medical Assistant (MA). Ever since I was a child, I’ve spent most of childhood years at the Hospital, I was diagnosed with a rare condition that had to be treated continuously, this meant that I had to be going to checkups every three months so I was close to doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologist, medical assistants, etc....   [tags: career research]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- By lifting the funding and ethical ban on stem cell research scientists will have a better understanding the complexity and disarray of the cellular structure of humans with a lifted ban on federal funding to front the research of stem cell and stem cell development. Two types of stem cells are key to unlocking the complex coding of cellular make-up and those are embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cell research has created supposed ethical issues because those specific cells are taken from embryos that are not yet developed and those cells have no exact duty as opposed to adult stem cells which have particular duties throughout the body....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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- Hypotonia The child (BC) that participated in the video was diagnosed initially with hypotonia to upper extremities and currently to lower extremities. According to Boyt Schell, Cohn & Crepeau (2009, p.691), hypotonia “is a decrease in the sensation of a muscle’s resistance to stretch as the joint is moved through the range of motion and the client’s inability to recruit adequate force to move against gravity”. Hypotonia can result from a variety of central or peripheral causes. It is important to have the proper diagnosis for proper evaluation and treatment....   [tags: Medical Research]

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- Nephrolithiasis Introduction Kidneys play an important role in the unary tract. They are located on each side of the spine, just below the ribcage. Each kidney is connected to the bladder by ureters. The kidneys have many functions, but the most common functions are to clean waste, control chemicals, and regulate fluid in the body which makes up the urine. Urine collects in the kidney before entering the ureters and as time passes more materials are added. When calcium and oxalate or phosphates are combined in the kidney tiny stones are formed called nephrolithiasis, commonly known as kidney stones....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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- Neuroplasticity Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to remap itself in response to experience. The theory was first proposed by Psychologist William James who stated “Organic matter, especially nervous tissue, seems endowed with a very extraordinary degree of plasticity". Simply put, the brain has the ability to change. He used the word plasticity to identify the degree of difficulty involved in the process of change. He defined plasticity as "...the possession of a structure weak enough to yield to an influence, but strong enough not to yield all at once" (James, 1890)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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What is a Medical Library?

- The question arises what is a medical library. When the students are going to college for the first time, they are choosing to learn about becoming a Licensed Practice Nurse, Register Nurse, Physicians in all fields of medicine. During the course material the students are using in college, will show and teach them what a medical library is. With the website of National Library of medicine has article on bibliographic data for journal writing, book, the library has audio visuals aid. Then the library has computer software, electronic resources and other valuable information on any medical field the students needs....   [tags: Medical Technology]

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Becoming a Doctor

- Becoming a Doctor Many people think that becoming a doctor is difficult. Others have some sense that becoming a physician takes many years and is expensive. Most people realize that being a physician is difficult yet rewarding. All these people are correct. Becoming a physician is a long, arduous, expensive process that can only be accomplished with great dedication.      Before starting the process of becoming a physician (or any profession) you must do some honest soul searching. First of all you must be aware of the time commitment involved in becoming a physician....   [tags: Research Medical Career Essays]

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Animal Testing in the Research Field

- Animal research, or animal testing, is the use of animals in scientific researches to study and develop drugs for the life-taking diseases that human beings contract. It has been practiced for hundreds of years. Animal testing helps produced many vaccines and other drugs, like penicillin, and thus, save many human lives. On the other hand, animal testing also causes pain and kills a lot of animals used during the researches that many people oppose this practice. Supporters show their support, while opponents show their oppositions toward this controversial issue that is still in debates today....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Animal Testing]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has caused a big ethical debate across the nation. The stem cell lines developed for stem cell research are established from embryos after fertilization. An embryo is then divided into individual cells to create a stem cell line. From the embryo, one cell is placed in a dish and nourished with substances that stimulate the cell to divide, then the resulting line will then continue to divide in a managed environment and if taken care of properly (Creating Stem Cells For Research)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Human Embryo Research

- Late one night a woman is driving home on the freeway, she’s hit head on by a drunk driver and killed. The man is charged with two accounts of murder; the woman, and her four-week-old embryo inside her. By law, everyone human being is guaranteed rights of life; born or unborn they are equal. The same law should be enforced concerning human embryonic stem cell research. Dr. James A. Thomson discovered stem cells in 1998 and they’ve intrigued scientist ever since. The stem cells themselves are derived from a three to four day old cluster of cells called a blastocyst and they are so coveted because they are pluripotent, meaning they can differentiate into any type of cell in the human body....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Career Research On The Healthcare Field

- Career Research Paper I have always been interested in many careers located in the healthcare field, first I wanted to go into being just an osteopathic doctor. With being in the health field though you can’t generally just be a doctor, you have to specialize in some general area whether it is pediatrics or something more specific like rare diseases. Whenever, I first started looking at going into the health field I wanted to be an anesthesiologist. However, it has only been within the last year that I began to focus on the area of genetics....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Medical school, Surgery]

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Medical Testing on Animals is Considered Animal Cruelty

- ... Animals are very different from humans and react differently. "All drugs that have been pulled off the market because they caused severe illness or death in human patients were previously tested on other animals."(Problems With Animal Experimentations) Certain medicines have certain effects on animals but not humans, or medicines can have no effect on animals but have a strong effect on humans. For example, morphine calms humans, excites cats, penicillin kills guinea pigs and hamsters, and cortisone causes birth defects in mice but not humans....   [tags: scientific research, opponents of animal testing]

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Medical Marijuana Is Not Covered By Medicaid

- Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana: Patients are not allowed to grow their own marijuana. On Mar. 21, 2011, the New Jersey DOH announced the locations of six nonprofit alternative treatment centers (ATCs) (100 KB) from which medical marijuana may be obtained. Medical marijuana is not covered by Medicaid. In 2014, the American Academy of Neurology reviewed all available findings levering the use of marijuana to treat brain diseases. The result was that the scientific evidence is weak that cannabis in any form serves as medicinal for curing or alleviating neurological disorders....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Medicine]

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The Sociology Of Medicine And The Medical Model

- With the expansion of the sociology of medicine, it has become increasingly important to consider its theories in terms of their effectiveness in application. While there is a range of concepts to evaluate, the focus here is specifically on the strengths and limitations of dualism and medicalization, as they represent significant aspects of both the medical model and its spread in contemporary society. To begin, the principle of dualism and the binaries it creates and central to the philosophical basis of the medical model....   [tags: Sociology, Medicine, Medical sociology]

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Medical School At The Largest And Most Well Medical Medicine

- Crystallizing moments provide a context and foundation for the rest a person’s life. One second, their life is one way, the next, it’s completely different. When I was sick in high school, my mother was took me to our physician, who supported me throughout my illness with professional care and empathy. This was my first close contact with health professionals, and he thoroughly surprised me with his knowledge and kindness. In that crystallizing moment, I knew I wanted to be a doctor.Starting medical school at the largest and most well known Medical school in Iraq, the Faculty of Medicine, Anbar University, I was enamored while studying human physiology and pathology....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Medical school, Pediatrics]

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The Use of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

- The use of medical marijuana (slang: Acapulco gold, ace, bhang, cannabis, hash, dope, ganja, grass, weed, hashish oil, hemp, home-grown, honey oil, indica, Jamaican roach, sativa, sinse, sinsemilla, tea, weed oil) has a been a major topic of debate for countless years. People all around the United States have seen propaganda of some sort regarding the legalization of marijuana. For example, with the ongoing discussion of legalization throughout the states, it’s abruptly mentioned in the news, everyday conversations, school topics for debate, and within stories of social media....   [tags: medical conditions, treatment]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: To Be or Not To Be?

- When a patient is faced with a terminal illness or is told that they will never walk again, it may be difficult to find hope of any kind. Stem Cells provide a faint glimmer of hope, with all the amazing things they, in theory, are able to do and cure. What kind of stem cells are we talking about though. Embryonic, Adult, or Cord Blood. All these possess the ability to replicate themselves as well as become any type of cell (Harvard Gazette). As with any incredible feat there is more often than not a “catch.” Many questions arise when we think about the sacrifices, risks and benefits....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Legal

- There are many people in the United States that use Medical Marijuana whether it is legal in the state they live in or not. There are thousands of people that cannot use medical marijuana due to it being illegal. Many people are using prescription pills and do not know the dangers of the medicine they are taking. Marijuana is not thought of as a helpful drug due to the fact that people think it is dangerous, however it can help ease the pain of many illnesses such as cancer. There has never been a report of someone overdosing on Marijuana, but many people die every year from overdosing on prescription drugs like Hydrocodone, Percocet, Xanax, and other pain relievers....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Medical cannabis]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research This research paper will focus on stem cell research and the ethical issues that are attributed to this subject. This topic will be narrowed down to Embryonic Stem Cell research in that there is a great debate going on how to conduct this research ethically. The importance of embryo stem cell research is that the research could help save lives and also the debate is that it is morally wrong to kill an embryo due to the fact it still a living organism. The issue with embryo stem cell research is that an embryo is a living being and should not be used for research, because then the embryo would not be allowed to develop into the living form it is meant to be....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Medical Errors in Healthcare System

- Background It is shocking to know that every year 98000 patients die from medical errors that can be prevented(Kohn, L. T., Corrigan, J. M., & Donaldson, M. S. (Eds.), 2000). Medical errors are not a new issue in our healthcare system; these have been around for a long time. Hospitals have been trying to improve quality care and patients safety by implementing different strategies to prevent and reduce medical errors for past thirty years. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in America (Allen, 2013)....   [tags: Medical Errors Essays]

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Medical Information Systems in Malaysia

- INTRODUCTION Many countries have established national initiatives to implement integrated medical information system to improve nation’s healthcare system and to ensure patients with quality and efficiency of health care services, and Malaysia is no exception. According to Ching et al (2012) the rapid changes in the medical environment have greatly accelerated and increased hospitals’ demand for the quality and quantity of information processing. In Malaysia currently, the Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has announced that the government hospitals nationwide will be able to serve patients faster by 2015 when medical records are accessible online....   [tags: Intergrated Medical Information Systems]

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Medical Marijuana is the Future

- How long does it have to take for Indiana to recognize that marijuana is the furture of medicine. For years marijuana has been referred to as a bad drug but just recently people are now understanding that marijuana has so many uses towards medicine. That is why 20 states (including Washington D.C) have legalized medical marijuana in their states. So why hasn’t Indiana legalize medical marijuana. Well there are three reason that could change Indiana’s mind. Medical marijuana should be legalized in the state of Indiana: it has proven to kill a portion of cancer, Indiana could charge tax on it, and marijuana is safer than alcohol and tobacco combined together....   [tags: drugs, tobacco, medical marijuana]

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Medical Experiments of the Holocaust

- Medical Experiments of the Holocaust As a society we place those in the medical profession on a pedestal. They are people to be looked up to and admired. In many ways they are Gods, right here with us on earth. People put the hope and faith in doctors hoping they can perform miracles. Throughout history, doctors have indeed preformed many wonders. There were, however, some doctors that betrayed this belief and peoples trust. These doctors could be found in concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Dachau....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- ABSTRACT One of the important areas in information technology is computer graphics. The use of computer graphics is very important because it can help users in daily work efficiently and properly (Yuwaldi, 2000). Among the most important in the field of computer graphics is geometric transformation. With the process of geometric transformation, an object can be manipulated (Yaglom, 2009). Examples of object manipulation in computer graphics are translation, rotation, reflection and scaling. An object can be manipulated in accordance with the requirements of users such as object rotation on normal images like JPEG and bitmap....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- On July 8th, 2011 “" a decision announced Friday the federal government ruled that [marijuana] has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. The decision comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis...” ( The debate about medicinal marijuana has occurred for years in the United States. Though research provides substantial evidence that marijuana is medically significant, the federal government seems to turn a blind eye....   [tags: Arguments for Medical Marijuana]

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Different Physician Specialties in the Medical Field

- Becoming a physician can be only the first step in a gratifying medical career, but many choose to continue their education in a specialist area. Every physician participates in residency training in a particular medical specialty before going on to specialize in an area of medicine. In order to understand the importance each specialty plays in the successful treatment of a patient, the history of medicine must first be understood. 2000 B.C.—Here, eat this root. 1000 A.D.—That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer....   [tags: medical career, physician, medical schools]

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Medical Beneifits Of Animal Testing

- Argument Essay Where would we be Without Animal Testing. Is the use of animals in research justified. Should animal experimentation be permitted. Should these animals be liberated. A logical person would say the benefits justify the research. Without animal testing, products would be based on theory. No one would want to use something, which may damage eyes, be poisonous, cancerous, and cause birth defects. Animals used in testing are not from the endangered species list; also many of the types of animals used are killed each year by rat or mouse traps, animal control, exterminators, and animal shelters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Medical Miracles On The Horizon

- Medical Miracles on the Horizon The world and its inhabitants will face a multitude of problems in the 21st Century, including drug addiction, deadly disease, violent crime, warfare and hostility, hunger, and homelessness to name a few. All of these critical issues have been present to some extent in the 20th Century and, left unsolved, will continue to plague society and mankind as we enter the new millennium. As we rapidly approach the next era, new issues of equal or even greater importance for mankind will almost certainly arise....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Joseph Lister's Contributions to Medical Science

- Imagine for one moment that you are living in the 1800’s and are in need of medical help. During this time surgeons were known for the treating of wounds, amputations, and treatment of broken bone. Picture yourself lying on a dirty cot, or soiled table waiting for the surgeon to come in. When he finally enters he is wearing a bloody, dirty apron and informs you that the only option is to remove your limb. He calls in for help in holding you down and picks up a stained saw and prepares to remove your leg....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Stem Cells Research: Why or Why Not?

- In our society, new medical technology is constantly being developed to detect, treat, and heal diseases, with many of them being successful. However, what about the diseases that have no current cure. Billions of dollars are spent on research for terminal diseases such as cancer, nervous system disorders, heart disorders, etc., yet there never seems to be a definite cure for these diseases. Undoubtedly, many people have heard of stem cells, which are cells found in the human body that have the ability to derive, self-renew, differentiate, and amplify into new, healthy, unspecialized cells, such as nerve, cardiac, liver, and blood cells.1 These cells could have the capacity to heal many dise...   [tags: medical technology, human cloning]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Within the past few years, scientist have made several breakthroughs with human stem cells. These breakthroughs have catapulted the issue of stem cell research into the middle of a national debate. Most people have no problem with the research itself, however the source of the stem cells (adult or human embryos) used in research is the primary cause of the debate. Some people feel that destroying an embryo is comparable to murder, even if the research it promotes may help people with serious illnesses....   [tags: Papers Medical Medicine Cells]

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Motivation And Planning For The Medical Field

- Growing up the son of an optometrist, I saw my dad come home after long days at the clinic. He would be exhausted. I wondered what drove my dad to return to the clinic every day. I did not understand the long hours, the intense studying, and the commitment to his work. A successful career in the medical field takes appropriate motivation and planning. A career in the medical field requires perseverance. Countless hours will be spent studying for exams, shadowing other physicians, and researching....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Pediatrics, Medical school]

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Medical Testing On Animals

- Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. Most of the animals used for research are rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons, monkeys and rabbits are also used .The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fought over in recent years. Animal rights are an emotional issue-second only, perhaps, to the bitter abortion debate." For decades the value of animal research has been grossly overrated....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Evaluation of the Medical Device Industry

- Doctor's facilities buy many expensive medical instruments, including scanning devices utilized as a part of patients' treatment. In spite of the fact that a few products are sold in intense product markets, vendors of the more specific apparatuses work in oligopolistic markets with very few contenders. In these business sectors, not all purchasers pay the same cost to a merchant for a given or comparative item. Purchasers may not know the costs different purchasers have paid. A significant part of the apparatus advertising does not fit the portrayal of an intense market in aggressive balance, with the "Law of One Price" holding, value determined down to long-run minimal cost, and benefits c...   [tags: medtronic, medical instruments, cardiac rhythm]

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Marijuana Should be a Medical Option!

- Medical Marijuana Why keep those pricey bottles and boxes of drugs in our medicine cabinets which are worthless. New research suggests that marijuana is a medicine. This is a concern which should be addressed for the citizens of United States who have to fight for their medicine to feel better and ease their illness. This is why marijuana should be a medical option. Marijuana is a natural herbal plant which is often called pot, weed, MMJ, cannabis, bubble gum, green goddess and there are several other names that follows....   [tags: drugs, legalize marijuana, medical, argument]

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Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

- Introduction This paper will discuss the Mayo clinic and its involvement in National Health Information Network; The Mayo clinic is renowned for its outpatient clinic, and it’s diverse and complex organization. This paper will show financial considerations involved in implementing an integrative electronic medical record. Address ethical and legal issues that are involved in including the possible issues that might occur for a very small, a medium-sized, and a large organization or system when trying to replicate the Mayo Clinic’s health information system....   [tags: Health, medical records]

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Application Of An Electronic Medical Record

- Selecting the suitable product for the implementation of an electronic medical record is one of the most complex tasks of the implementation process. As research indicates, the first step in the selection process is to perform a needs assessment that is the requirement assessment for the Hospital and the Clinics. The assessment will clearly define what kind product or service is required and best fit the settings. As there are many products in the market and most EMR vendors now include an integrated system that incorporates with billing and creates interface with the practice management system, it is important to keep the requirements handy before searching for a suitable product and reachi...   [tags: Health care, Electronic medical record]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Medical Marijuana or Medical Cannabis contains about 500 compounds which about 80 are used in medicine and science (Medical Compounds). Five of those compounds are used in medicine. Also, there are a couple different ways you can use marijuana you can smoke it, take a pill, vaporized, and a liquid extract. There are two different names for marijuana you can call it medical marijuana or medical cannabis. Medical marijuana should be legalized, because the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use would improve the lives of countless Americans who are suffering with terrible illnesses....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Cancer, Chemotherapy]

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Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

- Medical Marijuana Out of the entire 50 states in the United States, only a total of 23 states have determined medical marijuana legal (Hill). Medical marijuana has been an extremely controversial topic in the United States, especially with the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana for its recreational use. Although portions of the United States citizens detest the legalization of recreational marijuana, individuals can not deny the quantitative research and studies done that prove marijuana to have medicinal properties....   [tags: Medical cannabis, Cannabis, Cannabinoid receptor]

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The Health Care Crisis

- The cost of insurance has increased dramatically over the past decade, far surpassing the general rate of inflation in most years. Between 1989 and 1996, the average amount an employee had to contribute for family coverage jumped from $935 to $1778. In 1990, American companies spent $177 billion on health benefits for workers and their dependents; that number rose to $252 billion by 1996, or more than double the rate of inflation. Among the cost drivers: an aging population – the number of senior citizens who need health benefits is increasing dramatically every year; medical technology advances – which decreased the death rate; new drugs – expensive and effective, which make us live longer...   [tags: Medical Insurance essays research papers]

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ObamaCare Research Paper

- ObamaCare Research Paper Americans these days need an affordable universal health insurance from the American government , Can the government give what the people need . First of all many americans owe the government cause they can’t afford their medications , Second of all is Obama care really is worth it . , Furthermore the US’s medical System is not working for most of the people who is on medication. US spends far and away more on healthcare than any other. Half of the americans are uninsured by the government....   [tags: medical insurance, government]

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Medical Experimentation During the Holocaust

- Imagine being forced outside naked in the bitter cold conditions, forced to stay outside until your arms, when struck with a stick, emitted a sound resembling the sound that a board would when struck {NY Times: Japan}. Then imagine having boiling water forced into your internal organs, in an attempt to warm you, but the boiling heat of the water instead kills you. This is just one of the horrible “medical” experiments that was performed in the Holocaust. But the thing that most people don’t know is around the same time that this horror was occurring, the American government and Japan were performing just as gruesome and horrid experiments on others....   [tags: racially motivated research, inhumane treatment]

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Medical Records : The Patients, And The Family Members

- I believe the doctors, the patients, and the family members if the patient deceased are the only people who should see medical records. This is a proven fact but also something you shouldn’t have to think about when it’s asked. Medical information should be stored in a private place, with that being said as soon as it get typed or either wrote it should get put away immediately. With this being said important typed data should be timed and date stamped and the person that typed the information should be identified in the medical record....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Medical record, Medical law]

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Stem Cell Research: An Ethical Interpretation

- A disturbing number of human lives are cut short by terminal illnesses and injuries out of doctors’ control. Imagine if the world did not have to fear these dreadful curses. Imagine if the solution to these sicknesses was inside the very people they torment. Stem cell research is undeniably a heated topic in today’s world. Supporters claim it is saving lives, however, from the opposition, it is viewed as murderous. Both sides present a strong argument and have respectable pros and cons. Despite the opposing side’s argument, it is in the United States’ best interest to invest tax money into stem cell research because it has already proved successful in advancing out nation scientifically, sav...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Stephen Napier on Stem Cell Research

- The dispute which is being analyzed in this paper is one of mass debate today. The argument is on whether or not embryonic stem cells should be used to come up with forms of treatment for degenerative diseases such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. The author of this paper is Stephen Napier he is in association with the Bioethics center in Philadelphia, PA. The article was published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in 2009. In this article Mr. Napier reviews past arguments on the current debate and provides the reader with his stance against the use of Stem cells as a form of research and furthermore he argues the stance on vulnerability of a fetus and if it has moral value...   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Harvard Medical School

- Each year thousands of students enroll in a grueling journey to find a suitable Medical School for themselves. About 5,000 students will have the courage to apply to one of the most prestigious medical universities in the world, Harvard Medical School. Founded in September 19, 1782, Harvard Medical School was first established in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Located in the Longwood Medical Area, Harvard Medical School neighbors Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Massachusetts General Hospital (“Harvard Medical School”)....   [tags: Medical Education, Medicine]

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Medical Career Choices

- In science and anatomy class students find out how the human body works and moves, this is the class that spiked my passion for anatomy. Careers that would relate to the human would be is the medical field such as nurses, doctors, etc. Once knowledge of the differences in medical careers started growing, those involving treatment and surgical operations were of greatest interest. A surgery that is of interest is that of an orthopedic surgeon because these physicians operate on bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints, and sometimes tumors....   [tags: Career Research ]

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The Greatest Medical Breakthrough?the use of Pluripotent Stem Cells

- An Assessment of The Greatest Medical Breakthrough the use of Pluripotent Stem Cells A critical review of the pro and con analysis, of arguably, the most controversial issue of the 21st century—the use of pluripotent stems cells. In addition, the ensuing synthesis and prescription based upon empirical data and critical thinking. Given the enormous promise of pluripotent stem cells to the development of new treatments for the most devastating diseases, we believe our scientific researchers and medical professionals should be permitted and encouraged to simultaneously pursue pluripotent stem cell research....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Stem Cell Debate is Not About Medical Benefits

- In the final analysis, the debate about embryonic stem cell research is not primarily about medical benefits. In his great novel The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky raised the question whether it would be right to build a world without human suffering if "it was essential and inevitable to torture to death one tiny creature" such as an innocent child to achieve that end. Each of us must answer that ultimate question in the depths of his or her own conscience. The claim that destructive embryo research will achieve such a utopian end is, we believe, a hollow promise....   [tags: Stem Cell Research]

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Medical Intervention for Intersexed Children: Gender Unknown

- Medical Intervention for Intersexed Children: Gender Unknown What makes a person male or female. Who has the right to choose what sex a person should be. These are some common questions that parents have to face when their child is born as an "intersexed". "Intersex is a general term used for any form of congenital (inborn) mixed sex anatomy." A person who is considered intersexed has some parts of their sexual anatomy that look female and some that look male (Dreger). In the United States, "intersexed" is a taboo....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Diabetes in the UK

- Diabetes in the UK Synopsis: Diabetes has recently become a focal point of health care systems around the world due to its high prevalence and the severity of secondary complications caused by the disease. Over the course of my project on diabetes, I have had the opportunity to speak with a group of diabetics to understand from a patient’s perspective how diabetes is managed in a rural community. While I found that while some patients ignored treatment and refused to make any dietary changes, the majority of the patients I interviewed were well-informed and actively managing diabetes in their everyday life....   [tags: Research Essays Medical Health Diabetics]

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CAM and the Medical Community

- CAM and the Medical Community Alternative, complementary, and integrative healing are all part of a well debated but poorly researched area of medicine. Doctors of the conventional American and European medical communities have been long prone to dismiss unconventional healing methods such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, and massage therapy as ineffective, or outright crackpot methods of treating illness. The view of the medical community, however, seems to have little impact of the growing popularity of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) among patients....   [tags: Medicine Medical Health Essays]

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The Future of Medical Science Is Now

- The advances in modern medical science in the near future are dependent upon the advances of methods and procedures that by today’s standards are considered to be taboo and dangerous. These methods will not only revolutionize the field of medicine but they will be the forerunners to a whole knew way to treat people. For these advances to take place several key steps need to be taken both medically and politically. In this paper I will attempt to explain what methods and procedures will be the future of modern medicine, how these methods and procedures can benefit mankind, and finally what changes will be needed in the fields of medicine and politics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Medical Experience

- A Medical Experience It was the end of a normal day at the station. The medics are just getting to bed after running a half a dozen calls for an assorted minor medical and trauma problems. The paperwork was finished. The reports were entered into the computer. The truck was even restocked. They were just about into dreamland but, as with most nights at this particular station, sleep was not to be. Several miles away, in a small, well kept apartment, Angie Briggs, a eighty-year-old woman awoke to the feeling that the life-giving air was being denied to her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Demand For Medical Care

- Demand for Medical Care The demand for medical care is derived from our demand for good health. Michael Grossman was the first to do econometric research on this topic. “Grossman’s work established two approaches for consideration. In the first, medical care is viewed as an input in the production function for health, and in the second, as an output produced by medical care providers (Henderson, p.142).” There are two main factors that determine the demand for medical care. The first is the patient factor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Xenotransplantation Physicians today are faced with a growing list of patients awaiting transplants for organs that have failed, but there are not enough donors to meet these needs. Countries all over the world have a “human organ shortage” and the waiting lists for organ transplants only seem to grow longer (Melo 427). In the United States 62,000 patients needed a kidney, liver, or pancreatic transplant in the year 2001. Xenotransplantation, which refers to the transplantation of organs, cells, or tissues from animal species into human beings, has been heralded as a promising technology that will help us save more lives and lessen the dire shortage of transplantable organs....   [tags: Medical Research Transplant Donor Essays]

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Medicinal Marijuana

- Medicinal Marijuana Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General, once spoke about the legalization of marijuana for medical use in a press conference. "It's criminal to keep this medicine from patients," she said (Silverman, 1995, pg. 2). She received criticism not only from many citizens of the United States, but also strong criticism from the President who appointed her. The legalization of marijuana for medical use has always been a sharply debated subject, and many of the debaters are uneducated about the effects of using this illegal drug for therapeutic use....   [tags: Research Papers Medicine Medical Papers]

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- In the mornings, my cat often takes up a post on my chest. His presence is heralded by a chirpy meow and four quarter-sized points of pressure where his feet make contact; as he relaxes, he settles into a loud, rhythmic purr, and the pressure of his 16 pounds is more evenly distributed across my ventral torso. If I'm slow to open my eyes, he reaches out a paw and gently pricks my face with his claws ‹ enough to make an impression but not do real damage. When I do open my eyes, I see the triangles of his ears, the dense, velvety blackness of his fur and the sheen of his nose; his yellow irises are thin rings around his dilated pupils in the dim, early light....   [tags: Biology Medical Medicine Research]

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Medical Advances 1850-1910

- The contributions of several doctors, researchers, and scientists helped improve the health of the growing population. In 1850 the average life expectancy was 42 years. By 1910 the average life expectancy had risen to nearly 55 years. Between 1850 and 1910 there were several advances in the medical field. The introduction of genes, white blood cells, blood groups, insulin, rubber gloves, aspirin, and vitamins and the discoveries of Pasteur, Charcot, Halsted, Zirm, Lister, and Koch were the starting point of an international fight against disease....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theraputic Hypothermia

- Theraputic Hypothermia Hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature less than 95 °F(35°C) occurs when heat loss exceeds the body’s heat production. (Ruffolo p.47) Thermal stability in humans depends on the body’s ability to adapt to changes in internal and external temperatures. Heat is transferred throughout tissues and fat, and is released at a rate directly related to the temperature of the environment through radiation, conduction, convection, and evaporation.            Hypothermia is typically seen as a bad thing; however, various studies have been proving it to be very useful....   [tags: Health Medicine Medical Essays Research Papers]

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Medical Care

- Medical Care The United States has moved from an agricultural country, to an industrialized country and from predominately an industrialized country to more of an information and services country. Health care has changed in the way it has operated just as the country has changed. When the United States was an agricultural country, health care was operated by doctors that worked independently providing health care to patients within a set communities or counties. This health care was a fee for service system....   [tags: Medicine Health Research Papers]

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Medical Revolutions

- The Civil War started as a picnic and ended in compassion, but in between were four hideous years of twisted flesh, burning fevers, rampant pus, and oozing raw stumps. Never before had America faced even a hint of such agony and the way it responded to the occasion is fascinating history. In a very real sense the War Between the States brought forth a medical revolution and, perhaps above all, an awareness of public health. The terrible, swift scalpel became less terrible: and the dank, dirty, dingy pesthouse evolved into a pavilion of hope....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Medical Ethics

- Quaestiones Disputate #3) Whether it is ethical to keep a person alive if their quality of life is not good and will not improve. In such a case, what is the responsibility of the medical profession. The following argument will be made toward the negative, suggesting that it is intrinsically unethical to keep a person alive under certain circumstances The first issue to address is the sub-components of the Quaestione in order to better set the argument in motion as a proof. The Quaestione can be divided up into the following components [whether it is ethical to keep a person alive] , [if their quality of life is not good] , [and will not improve]....   [tags: essays research papers]

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medical malpractice

- Medical Malpractice: Is Your Care Below Standard. Imagine yourself lying on an operating table, motionless, quiet. Above, you notice people standing over you. You try to speak but the words just cannot come out. Your arms feel as if they are plastered to the table. You begin to stand up but feel as if weights are strapped to your back and you are bound to the table. Suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your midsection. In and out, you see a surgeon slicing your body open with a scalpel. Every motion the masked person makes is as if you are being torn apart from the inside out....   [tags: essays research papers]

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