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The Uncertainty of Doctor Visits

- Introduction: The study I will be conducting is based on uncertainty; the uncertainty individuals have on whether they should visit the doctor even when they know they should. There have been previous studies on this similar topic. For instance, there was a study conducted on a longitudinal Web- based survey that assessed participants’ level of relational uncertainty, degree of intimacy, and the openness of communication about relational uncertainty. In selecting a time frame of 6 weeks, they were informed by previous longitudinal and retrospective studies of relationship development (Theiss & Solomon 2008)....   [tags: Relational Uncertainty, Degree of Intimacy]

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Conjugal Visits

- Prisons are meant to help rehabilitate the way of life for people who have committed crimes. However, the criminal justice system has not proved to be as effective as it should be. Two thirds of people who come out of prison are rearrested within three years (Parker, 2009). I believe this is because the justice system has failed and individuals are not receiving the services for a successful transition into the community. Instead, they remain as criminals. I strongly believe that allowing inmates the right to conjugal visits will help ensure a criminal is rehabilitated and ready to re-enter society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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New York State Offers Something for Everyone Who Visits

- As the third most populous state in the United States, the State of New York offers some of the most interesting attractions and some of the most majestic scenery to be found anywhere in the country. From the Statue of Liberty in the harbor of New York City to the Adirondack Mountains in the upper part of the state, there is something that every person who visits the state is sure to enjoy. Historical Attractions of New York State Home to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederation, New York has an interesting history that predates the arrival of Europeans in the 17th Century....   [tags: Travel]

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The Ghost of Richard III Visits William Shakespeare

- The Ghost of Richard III Visits William Shakespeare I was sitting at my desk in my candle-lit room, a gentle breeze made the candle flicker and a chill ran down my spine. I remember having a strange feeling, as if there was another spirit present, it is hard to explain, but it was nothing like I had ever felt before. The breeze was making me shiver and it was getting colder as time passed, I picked up my lantern and walked across to the window and pulled it to, but still left it slightly ajar, I liked the feel of the air, but today it did not feel the same....   [tags: Papers]

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The visits of Jem to Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird and the visits of Pip to Ms.Havisham in Great Expectations

- The Comparison between the visits of Jem to Mrs Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird with the visits of Pip to Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. This essay is regarding the many similarities and differences found when comparing the scenes of Jem's visits to Mrs Dubose inTo Kill A Mockingbird and Pip's visit to see Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. Both Jem and Pip have been forced to go and visit the two old women. This is because Jem had 'cut the tops of every camellia bush Mrs Dubose owned' and Pip was forced by those who had brought him 'up by hand', especially his sister....   [tags: English Literature]

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Going the Distance: Long Distance Relationships in College

- ... It has been reported that, “75% of college students at some point have been in a long distance relationship,” (Penn State Behrend: “Long Distance Relationships” 1). In addition, “25% to 50% of college students are in a long distance relationship at any given time” (Penn State Behrend: “Long Distance Relationships” 1). Couples that identify with the idea that there is no hurt in trying, find that it might not be so bad after all. Although abruptly severing ties is not the appropriate response to a grand separation to come, leaving one another with the idea that both parties are on the exact same page is not a wise path to take either....   [tags: couples, visits, stressors]

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My Visits to the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

- For my study, I visited two museums. First I went to the Guggenheim Museum which is located at Upper East Manhattan, at the corner of 89th Street and fifth Avenue, then I later visited Metropolitan Museum of Art. The reason why I decided to visit two museums is because Guggenheim does not display the kind of art I was interested in, as its main genre of art if Modern art. My focus for this project was studying work from the Renaissance period, by Piero di Cosimo, the painting of” A Hunting Scene”....   [tags: architectural analysis, painting review]

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Frankenstein Visits Utopia

- Introduction “I HAD DESIRED IT WITH AN ARDOR THAT FAR EXCEEDED MODERATION; BUT NOW THAT I HAD FINISHED, THE BEAUTY OF THE DREAM VANISHED, AND BREATHLESS HORROR AND DISGUST FILLED MY HEART.” This statement by Mary Shelley, from the story Frankenstein, reflects the passions of men to pursue dreams, despite the often imminent consequences of their actions. In Thomas More’s Utopia, the reader experiences a similar tension for an uncertain place called Utopia. This place is described by a visitor to this land, named Raphael, as having a perfect society....   [tags: Shelley More Utopia Frankenstein Essays]

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Journal Articles Review: The Use of Electronic Medical Records in Healthcare

- ... This could be because attitudes regarding computer use have changed since the time of this earlier study. The effects of EMR use on doctor patient communication It was shown that the majority of patients in the reviewed studies were accepting of the increased use of technology by physicians and many actually have increased satisfaction. This increased satisfaction was broken down into four categories, all of which received favorable ratings. The categories measured in this study were physicians listening ability, physicians ability to explain, physicians ability for overall communication, and computer/EMR use by the physician (Hsu et al, 2005)....   [tags: visits, doctors, patients, EMR]

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Kinship Care of Children with Incarcerated Parents

- In 2007 there were approximately 77,200 fathers and 65,600 mothers incarcerated in the United States (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2007). As our society continues to grow, our jail and prison population are growing as well. When a parent or guardian is taken into custody the juvenile (child) is taken and released to a relative or child protective services. The children are either given to a close family member or a surrogate parent, meaning a foster home. This may have an emotional impact on the juvenile involved, which may lead them to committing delinquent acts....   [tags: Foster Care, Relationships, Visits]

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Theology of Youth Ministry

- The desire to be accepted is prevalent among youth today. In a world that is currently suffering from a famine of love that is intended to be given to today’s youth, more and more we see students that desire to be accepted, yet feel accepted by no one. Because of this we see them decide to reach out, and as they do they become accepted into a group that is not a good influence on them, or simply is wasting their time. Here we will look at what exactly the bible tells us in the issue of acceptance, and how it would look in the average youth ministry today....   [tags: acceptance, love, bible, potential, visits]

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Cartes de Visite

- Cartes de visite are small, commonly albumen, prints average size 2.5” x 4” usually mounted onto cardstock. Cartes de visite became wildly popular in the late 1850s and continued to be made for decades after. Although originated in the Europe, cartes de visites became prevalent in several countries around the world. “The format was an international standard; for the first time, relatives and friends could exchange portraits, knowing they would find a place in the recipient's family album--whether that album was located in Brooklyn, Berlin or Brazil.” One of the many reasons why cartes de visite became wildly popular in such short time, is that unlike earlier photography processes, such as t...   [tags: Art History]

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Reasons Why People Don't See a Doctor

- Illness is a part of everyday life, yet most people with an illness do not consult a physician. The decision to consult may not be entirely due to the presence or absence of disease but to social and psychological factors, such as fear and economic standing. The refusal of consulting a physician is a major medical mystery that is observed today. This fact is truly ironic. In the advancement that this world has made towards technology, research and development, as well as cognitive and extensive testing, there is a significant rise in the health care information that is relayed to consumers than there was in the past....   [tags: psychological, social, diagnosis]

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Roles of the British Monarchy: Existent, Relevant, and Important

- A king, queen, or monarch is often seen as a figure of absolute power with control over taxation, the military, religion, finances, and foreign policy. However, the British monarchy only retains a small portion of these powers; the retention of these powers remains mainly symbolic. The idea of absolute monarchal power describes more accurately the Tudor dynasty of the past than the Windsor family of today. The British Monarchy, despite its limited powers, still has a major role in modern British society....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth II, royal family]

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Although Electronic Data Capture

- ... Over the past decades, the clinical trial industry has significantly changed in order to ensure that patient safety and quality data are maintained at a high level, and that costs associated with monitoring are reduced. Researchers believe that on-site visits represent about 30 percent of the total budget in large scale studies6. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a document that the organization itself supports and encourages the use of a more centralized monitoring system, which ultimately leads to substantial decreased on-site monitoring6.Currently, the majority of large trials utilize on-site visits to complete Source Document Verification, which consists in ma...   [tags: research, data integrity, ethics]

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Health System in Finland

- At the start of 2007 the population of Finland was 5.3 million. Average life expectancy is 76 years for men and 83 years for women in 2005. The health of the Finnish population has considerably improved, but socioeconomic inequality in mortality is increasing. The most important public health problems are circulatory diseases, malignant tumours, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes and mental health problems. Health problems are obesity, chronic lung diseases and diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes....   [tags: Health Care, Health Financing]

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Japanese vs American Childbirth

- Transcultural nursing is a critical component of the nursing profession in an ever-changing culturally diverse world. The patient’s social and cultural dissimilarities are important for the nurse to recognize and acknowledge. This will help to prevent the imposition of the nurse’s beliefs onto the patient. The Japanese culture beliefs are incommensurable to American cultural beliefs in how they approach the process of labor and delivery. Nursing interventions should therefore be reflective and comprehensible to that of the Japanese cultural beliefs....   [tags: Transcultural Nursing Essays]

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Studies and Reports of The National Institute on Drug Abuse

- In this paper I will be discussing five major issues the Nation Drug Abuse institute looked at and had many different groups if people doing surveys. This institute collected all the data through out the years and does graphs and reports the statistics of their findings. I will be discussing the trend with high school students and the drugs most of teens do. Also I will be talking about the nation trend, that most is common and comparing it to other years. And then I will discuss the number of hospital visit amongst people who go see the doctor for related to illicit drugs....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays]

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RAND Potential Efficiency Saving Model

- Literature Review RAND Potential Efficiency Saving Model We analyze the RAND methodologies, how Health Information Technology (HIT) project team improved EMR system and provided potential and cost saving benefits in United State. We study the RAND publication in which their project team provides the technical details and results components of EMR system collected from different literature and government published reports that analyze interventions in the healthcare system which are used in EMR-S to effect patient trajectories (events in patient healthcare)....   [tags: Health Care]

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Furry Friends Help Alleviate Stress

- Attending college can be a little overwhelming for many young adults. College students throughout the United States, including those in attendance at Bloomsburg University, encounter challenges, uncertainties, and change on a regular basis. Conflicts with roommates, keeping up with the demands of course requirements, missing family and friends at home, and developing new relationships are just a few dynamics of college that can bring about a great deal of stress in a person’s day-to-day life. Therefore, it’s essential as Area Coordinators and Community Assistants, working with The Office of Residence Life, to help students find ways to cope with stress effectively before it reaches an unheal...   [tags: pet therapy]

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The High Energy Rush of Gambling at Harrah's

- ... After their new strategy was underway, Harrah’s spent $15-20 million dollars per year on advertising that specifically captivated and communicated the feeling of anticipation to consumers. Harrah’s was attempting to condition consumers by mentally connecting the concepts of “anticipation” and “Harrah’s” together—where if a consumer thought of one concept, the other quickly came to mind as well. This was only the beginning, however. The next and most important tactic Harrah’s used was to implement and utilize marketing tools that would facilitate customer relationship management, or CRM....   [tags: money, casino, customers]

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India vs. China: A Tourism Industry Comparison

- ... Tamil Nadu,Delhi and Maharashtra were the most popular states among foreign tourists in 2011 . Most frequently visited the states by Domestic tourists were Tamil Nadu,Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. TAJ MAHAL in AGRA,UTTAR PRADESH Foreign tourists mostly visited four cities in 2011 namely Agra,Mumbai,Chennai and Delhi. Worldwide Ranking by the number of foreign tourist visits:Chennai is 41, while Delhi,Mumbai,Agra and Kolkata are ranked at 50, 57 ,65 and 99 respectively. FATEHPUR SIKRI KERALA famous for its Boat-houses India is ranked 65th among 144 countries in The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013....   [tags: doemestic and foreign tourists]

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Romanian Government

- Introduction This report targets the Romanian Government and it examines the positive and negative aspects of the free admission to museums policy which is considered to be implemented in this country. The main focus of this report is on how an increase in the demand for museum tickets will boost the economy of Romania, by allowing people to visit museums for free. Throughout the report, other examples of other countries such as the United Kingdom and Sweden will be used in order to explain how free admission to museums will have a positive impact on Romania as well....   [tags: museums, policy, admission, economy, Romania]

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The Risks of Unprotected Sex

- The Risk of Unprotected Sex Most teens do not think twice about indulging in unprotected sex, and doing it could be very dangerous to their health, and cause big changes in their lives and the lives of their families. Not thinking before they give in to the pressures of indulging in unprotected sex, they fail to realize the potential problems that unprotected sex will cause. Some teenagers do not want to have sex, but doing so will keep them in good standings with his or her significant other....   [tags: Sexual Education]

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Can Providers' Education about Postpartum Depression Increase the Acceptance Levels of Pediatrics Medical Providers to Screen Mothers for PPD?

- ... Medical providers at some states are being reimbursed to screen for maternal depression, including pediatric providers. The AAP included among the scope of the pediatricians’ responsibilities, screening for maternal post partum depression as well as assessing the families’ environmental factors that may affect children's health. Pediatric professionals are being asked to provide routine screening for postpartum depression at pediatric well-child visits within the context of family-centered care....   [tags: depressive symptoms after giving birth]

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The Shame of The Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol

- The Shame of the Nation: Overview “The Shame of The Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America,” is a book that tells the story of author, Jonathan Kozol’s, journey through the public school system. He looks deeper into inner-city, low-income schools and the re-segregation that has taken place. Kozol focuses on the struggles those children of poor and minorities face while trying to achieve equal education as those of the middle and upper class. This book gives a vivid description of what is happening in schools across the country and our failure as a nation to provide ALL students with the education that they deserve through the observations, interviews, and experiences of au...   [tags: Martin Luther King jr, public schools]

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The Primary Care Physician Shortage and the Affordable Care Act

- What is the Issue: In the past few years there has been much debate over the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the healthcare industry in the United States. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and will create the transformation within the health care system necessary to contain costs” (The patient protection and affordable care act detailed summary, n.a.). However, what these transformations are and how they will affect the healthcare system, specifically primary care physicians are uncertain....   [tags: health care industry, United Sates]

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Research: Factors that Affect Parental Involvement in Early Childhood

- ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT Title of Project: Parent Involvement AREA OF FOCUS: What is your chosen area of focus. Why did you choose this area. How does it directly impact you. Factors which affect parental involvement in the Early Education arena. The Researcher is trying to improve the academic achievement of her students. The Researcher is an Early Education Instructor of culturally diverse, low income students; whose parents traditionally are young, lack transportation, and have complicated work schedules....   [tags: data collection, focus, children]

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Behavioral Health Problems of Children of Military Offices

- Throughout the years of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, we have seen the media coverage of newly deployed soldiers and returning the faces of children and spouses left at home heartbreaking meeting and happy when returning soldiers. Many military parents have experienced multiple deployments and expanded over the last decade, but only recently has attention turned to the effects on children whose parents are deployed. Recent studies indicate that children of military families with a deployed parent is under stress, causing an increase in visits to pediatric care for anxiety, behavioral disorders and other mental health problems (Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, Jaycox, et al, 2010;...   [tags: Stress, Social Work]

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Exploring the Relationship Between Doctors and Patients

- Going to the doctor seems so mundane yet necessary when we need a routine check-up or have an unknown sickness. As patients, we have never looked into how or why we visit the doctor but it is just something that we need to do when a problem arises. In the realm of medical visits, the doctor’s office holds great importance for the patient and doctors symbolizing a significant relationship between two people. In the video clip, “sore shoulder”, a woman visits the doctor for her concern of symptoms for a frozen shoulder, a problem she once had before which required surgery to heal it....   [tags: Nursing, Health Care]

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Description of Ambulatory Care and Hospitalization Care

- As early as the 1990’s, outpatient care only made up for 10 to 15% of a hospital’s total profits, compared to inpatient care. Since the start of the twenty-first century, this figure has increased to approximately 60%. This shift in healthcare has been occurring in different medical organizations such as university medical centers, local hospitals, for-profit chains, and not-for-profit suppliers. The increase in outpatient services compared to inpatient has been showing no indication of slowing down....   [tags: health system, outpatient care, healthcare]

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Health Equality Across Australia: Aboriginal People

- Background of the Issue The accessibility and cost of medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remains a significant factor when it comes to reaching health equality across Australia. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is approximately half that of the non-Indigenous average despite the three times higher level of illness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. In July 2010, the Closing The Gap (CTG) PBS co-payment measure was introduced by the Australian Government in response to the rate of illness disparency in the Australian population (Australian Government Department of Health, 2013)....   [tags: torres strait islanders, co-payment]

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Albinism: A Genetic Disorder

- Albinism is a person with congenital absence of pigmentation in skin, eyes, and hair (Dictionary 1). Albinism is also known as achromia, achromasia, achromatosis. Albinism is mainly known as a genetic condition. Many people in the United States are affected with a type of Albinism. People that have Albinism suffer from vision problems and are easier to get sun burns and skin cancer than others who do not have Albinism (What is Albinism. What Causes Albinism). A sign that a person can have Albinism is that they have a little pigmentation in their eyes....   [tags: Albinism Essays]

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Analysis of Joan Didion’s Essay, On Going Home

- While reading Joan Didion’s essay “On Going Home” one may be reminded of a sense of home and family. In this essay Didion recreates the feeling one gets when one visits a place from the past or while reminiscing about fond memories. This memory is marked by the reflective thought about the ability to be able to pass this same sense on to another. Didion’s “On Going Home” is like a flood of warm memories leaving you with a single reflective thought. The way she uses description in this essay and the flow of events is very similar to the way that memories rush in when one returns to a familiar place from one’s past....   [tags: Family]

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Causes and Costs of Osteoarthritis

- Problem The problem is the increase of osteoarthritis in the United States. Throughout the years, the United States is seen to have an increase in osteoarthritis cases and hospital care costs. According to Murphy and Helmick (2012): In 2006 and again in 2007 there were roughly 12.3 million ambulatory care visits and 85,000 ED visits associated with an OA diagnosis…in 2009 OA was the primary diagnosis for an estimated 921,000 hospitalizations, with a mean cost per stay of $45,443; this is more than double the number of hospital stays associated with OA in 1997-418,000 (Murphy and Helmick, 2012)....   [tags: Medical Studies, Risk Factors]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

- This study is significant because it is the first national study of VA non-mental health medical service utilization in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The findings are important because in the population studied the soldiers who were found to have mental health issues used all types of non-mental health services than those with no diagnosis. Veterans diagnosed with PTSD had the greatest utilization in all service categories. One million of the service men and women who have returned from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the disorder....   [tags: PTSD, health, medical service]

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Remote Mobile Monitoring and Healthcare

- Pacemakers are an electrical pulse regulatory mechanism, that helps create well balanced heart beats in patients in need. Pacemaker monitoring in the past has been limited to Physician visits, and emergent visit to the hospitals. Proper pacemaker monitoring with real-time implications leaves new insight and advancement within the medical field; while delivering real-time possible life saving patient information to appropriate personnel. With this newer technology Physicians, nurses, and other approved medical staff have the option to monitor their patient’s heart functionality, and fix pacemaker electrical signals to fit patients need from a mobile device, without ever bringing the patient...   [tags: proper pacemaker monitoring, heart arrithmia]

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Healthcare Varies Among Economic Differences

- Today in the United States of America, the race and culture that a person is raised in determines the quality of health care he or she will receive for a lifetime. Minority patients tend to receive a lower quality of health care as opposed to patients who are the same race as their doctor. Minorities reported to be less satisfied with visits to the doctor (Schnittker and Liang 811). This action puts minority patients’ health at risk and can cause them many consequences in the long run....   [tags: culture, race, diseases, communicate, insurance]

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Protein in Urine During Pregnancy

- Routine urine tests are part of prenatal visits to screen for infection or other conditions. Testing for the presence of protein in the urine (proteinuria) is necessary to determine if your kidney function is normal. Although proteins are normally absent in the urine, having a small amount of it during pregnancy is common. It can indicate kidney dysfunction, but it can also be related to infection, stress, or other conditions that need to be evaluated further. Causes of Protein in Urine During Pregnancy 1....   [tags: kidney, preeclamsia, prenatal]

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Quantitative Research Article Review

- Quantitative Research Article Review The quantitative research article that I chose to review was a study completed by Dougherty and Thompson (2009), found in Research in Nursing & Health. Very few researchers have focused their study on the impact of cardiac arrest and ICD implantation on a patient’s intimate partner. What little is known about caregiving responsibilities and caregiver burden after a cardiac illness or event has previously been focused on the spousal experiences following an acute myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (Dougherty & Thompson, 2009)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Monitoring Patients Through Telehealth

- Introduction Telehealth is the monitoring via remote exchange of physiological data between a patient at home and health care professionals at hospitals or clinics to assist with diagnosis and treatment. As our society ages and health care costs increase, government and private insurance payers are seeking technological interventions. Technological solutions may provide high quality healthcare services at a distance, utilize professional resources more effectively, and enable elderly and ill patients to remain in their own homes....   [tags: Health Care]

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

- Another argument that has been among people against massage therapy is that massage is not of any use in medical terms, it is just brought forward by elite people for relaxing. This argument is completely false because it has been proved by scientists that massage therapy has been one of the major methods for treatment for more than 2000 years. More over massage therapy has much positive significance. This therapy in massage parlors and spas also has important significance. Undoubtedly, massage therapy is used to make people relax however it helps people to get rid of stress which can be dangerous to the brain....   [tags: relaxing, acupuncturist and chiropractors ]

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Developing a Site Plan

- Thoughtful, detailed planning significantly improves the likelihood that the study budget addresses all foreseeable conditions for timely implementation, conduct, and analysis of the clinical trial (study). Using reasonable projections during study preparation avoids and/or reduces budget add-ons and study timeline modification(s). Sponsors anticipating add-on or “out of scope” costs may include these expenses as part of the initial budget to avoid delays resulting from budget modifications and approvals necessary for implementation of said modification(s)....   [tags: study preparations, ]

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Naturopathic Medicine or Naturopathy

- Naturopathic Medicine or commonly referred to as naturopathy, is a discrete style of primary care that combines ancient healing customs . It is channeled by a distinctive set of principles that acknowledge the body's natural healing capacity, highlight disease prevention, and inspire individual obligation to achieve optimal health . These natural methods could include clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, or ancient traditions like acupuncture for the level of health individual’s experience....   [tags: primary care, ancient healing customs]

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Overcoming Asthmatic Disparity

- Introduction Asthma is chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by recurring episodes of wheeling and breathlessness. It often exists with allergies and can be worsened through exposure to allergens. In fact, asthma is complicated syndromes that have neither single definition nor complete explanation to the point. In light of its treatment, it is worthwhile to notice that asthma cannot be cured, instead can be only managed by avoiding exposure to allergens and/or by using medications regularly....   [tags: asthma, inflammatory disorder, health, race]

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Psychedelic Drug Use

- Psychedelic Drug Use Psychedelic drug use has been associated with the “hippie” culture for decades, but can these substances alter society positively today. Though commonly viewed as an abominable subject in society, hallucinogens are a door to a positive revolution, as studied for suppressants against depression and anxiety, links to a more powerful and spiritual connection, and propose an opportunity for a more open-minded-profitable community. Tobacco destroys the lungs and teeth, alcohol kills the liver, but use of hallucinogens lacks proof of health degeneration....   [tags: hallucinogens, PCP, LSD]

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Positive and Negative Aspects of a Possible Expansion of the Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice to Include the Health Checks in Australia

- The prevalence of chronic diseases globally such as heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease are continuously increasing due to risk factors such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diets, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption (1). In Australia, this trend is also evident; thus, there is a need for primary health care interventions to prevent these diseases. The Pharmacy guild of Australia (The Guild) has proposed to the government for pharmacies to undertake annual health checks. These health checks would comprise of weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and ask about lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption....   [tags: health check, pharmacists, australians health]

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The Destruction of the American Dream in John Cheever’s The Swimmer

- In John Cheever's story The Swimmer, Neddy Merrill is a successful man. His success is measured by the prestigious neighborhood he lives in with tennis, golf and swimming pools. Neddy has made it socially and financially. He is never without an invitation to social events, which always include drinking. He is at the top of his game. While attending the party at the Westerhazy's house with his wife, he has the desire to swim home. He sees the line of swimming pools that stretch eight miles to his home, he calls them the “Lucinda River” (297) ....   [tags: The Swimmer Essays]

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Positive Effects of Alternative Medicine on a Conventional Western Society

- Positive Effects of Alternative Medicine on a Conventional Western Society The importance of the origin of medical procedures differs in value from one person to the next; the so-called “loonies” or “freaks” may however have the right view on the fundamentals of medicine. Alternative medicine has been best described as any one of a number of practices, techniques and systems that may challenge the commonly assumed viewpoints or bureaucratic priorities of our dominant professionalized system of healthcare (Cook, Allan R)....   [tags: medical procedures, healthcare alternatives]

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Your Excuses for Not Providing Me Coverage Have Been Denied

- Who has health insurance really been for. If you look closely at the people who apply for coverage and those who actually receive coverage you tend to notice a specific trend. It is not the ones who desperately need the coverage, but the healthier individuals who receive it. The Commonwealth Fund[1] reported that in a survey of those who tried to buy coverage between 2004-2007, 47% of those with health problems said they were either denied coverage, charged a higher premium or had some coverage excluded because of pre-existing conditions....   [tags: insurance, pre-existing condition, care]

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Tsurayuki´s Tosa Nikki and Matsuo Basho´s Oku no Hosomichi

- “Appropriateness” and “standards” has always been a subjective topic through history. What in one era may be considered a fatal flaw may be considered the norm a few centuries later; sewing a scarlet “A” on the chest of every unmarried woman with child in America would have political and human rights groups up in arms. With literature, one only needs to look at the list of “Banned Books Throughout History” to see how attitudes shift over the years towards literature. Because of this often gradual shift, a pieces of literature that fall under the same genre may be drastically different from each other, such as Matsuo Bashō’s Oku no Hosomichi and Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Nikki....   [tags: kiko writing, Heian period, Japanese literary]

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Critical Analysis based on theme: Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth

- In Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth, “Only Goodness” is a short story that delves further in the relationships of an American Bengali family dealing with an addiction of a family member, and is expressed through the protagonist Sudha, and her brother Rahul. The conflict of this story is Rahul’s drinking becoming a problem that not only affected him but his family as a whole, and that becomes the struggle between his family and himself. The plot in “Only Goodness” revolves around an American Bengali family that struggles with their son Rahul who is an alcoholic....   [tags: Alcohol Addiction, Internal Strife]

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Turnell and Edwards’ Signs of Safety and Child Welfare

- “The Signs of Safety approach is a relationship-grounded, safety-organized child protection framework designed to help families build real safety for children by allowing those families to demonstrate their strengths as protection over time. This strengths-based and safety-organized approach to child protection work requires partnership and collaboration with the child and family. It expands the investigation of risk to encompass strengths and signs of safety that can be built upon to stabilize and strengthen the child’s and family’s situation....   [tags: Child Welfare Essays]

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Undocumented Immigrants in the US and Healthcare for them

- There are an estimated 11.1 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. The current healthcare model pertains to all U.S citizens, but what are the parameters and regulations regarding those who live here illegally. The purpose of this paper is to not only answer this question, but also to address concerns regarding the provision of health care benefits, rights, and our ethical responsibilities to this population. Some viewpoints assert that if a person is in the United States illegally, he should have no rights and no benefits....   [tags: Public Health, Social, Policy]

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Healthcare for Immigrants: A Policy to Benefit Everyone

- Today, the United States faces budget problems at local, state, and national levels. Soon, Congress will vote whether or not to raise the national debt ceiling, hoping to avoid defaults on loans and causing further harm to a slumping economy. While federal budget cuts will have to be made should the ceiling be lifted or not, cuts are also being felt on a local level, even in places like education. While not completely responsible for these problems, there are over 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States....   [tags: Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]

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Feminist Analysis of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

- Anna Karenina is a novel by the prominent Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It was published in serial installments between 1873 and 1877. Tolstoy himself claimed that Anna Karenina was his first novel. Despite criticism that the novel was indeed two separate novels, there was much acclaim. Fellow Russian author Dostoevsky hailed it as “a flawless work of art” ( Despite the criticism that Anna Karenina is actually two novels, Tolstoy insisted that it is one novel. Although certain characters hardly ever interact, they are still aware of each other and one’s actions have even the smallest influence on the other....   [tags: Oblonsky family]

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Privacy in the Age of Digital Social Media

- The usage of digital technology is always increasing, and the people are aware of it, and are aware of various benefits that technology brings to them. They are always connected, able to contact almost anyone from anywhere, and they have access to the biggest source of information in their pockets. But, people seem to forget one thing - how much data technology creates. Facebook statuses, photo albums, videos, tweets - when reminded, most of people will remember these. But they are not the only data created....   [tags: Digital Technology, Advancements]

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The Effectivenss of Nurse Navigation on Medication Compliance

- In a rapidly changing healthcare environment wrought with financial pressures, government mandated performance incentives along with rising healthcare cost, hospitals have been challenged to meet the bottom line. Many hospitals have closed their doors while others have elected to cut staffing resources, programs and re-think their strategies (Barkell, Killinger, & Schultz, 2002). Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid recipients are now limited to six emergency room (ER) visits per year and nine primary care visits per year before they are forced to pay out of pocket or unable to pay....   [tags: Healthcare, Nurse Staffing]

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The Effects of Hearing Loss During Sports Performance

- The effects of hearing loss during sports performances Sports performances have always played a big role in society, starting back in 776 BC when the first Olympics were held in Greece (Ancient Olympic Games, 2013). There are many athletic programs that one can participate in depending on interest and the concentration a person is looking for. The more extreme a sport is, the higher the risk of injuries there is for the player. Sports injuries can vary depending on the muscles being used during the performance....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, Hearing Loss, Head Injuries]

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Energy Drinks Are Not Necessarily a Good Option

- Introduction: In the past few years, according to Diana Koelliker from Telluride Medical , a number of energy drinks have entered the market to provide all of us with a quick boost of energy, easily. These drinks usually contain high levels of caffeine and other additives that act as stimulants. Sometimes we need the extra pick me up to get us through the rest of the day or to help us stay awake while studying for an exam. So, what better way to do that then to grab a Red Bull or a Monster. Well studies have shown that energy drinks just may not be our best option....   [tags: unhealthy effects, Red Bull, Monster]

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Nursing Practice

- Complementary and alternative therapies are relatively new and essential options in health care, they help to increase the quality of life of patients and provide them with numerous possibilities to ensure growth of their health, beyond current medicine. Recently, these therapies, such as massage therapy and acupuncture, have become more prevalent in research. Consequently, their substitution with standard medicine in the healthcare system has been supported by the literature. The literature that supports these methods has explored why complementary therapies are needed, the different and distinct features of each therapy, and they also examine the education and knowledge those implementing...   [tags: Complementary Medicine]

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Introducing a Co-Payment System in Australian Healthcare

- Introduction Australia has succeeded in producing a healthcare system that is providing above average health care to its population. Australians are healthier than ever with death rates continuing to decline and life expectancies to increase; the rate of life-threatening diseases is low; and the health care system provides universal access according to medical need. The Australian government recognises the need for continual reviewing and improvement of the current system—we cannot be complacent and must recognise that the system must be updated as time goes forward and according to the current economic situation....   [tags: Health, Medical Costs]

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Current Challenges to the UK Health System

- The modern health care system of the United Kingdom (UK), titled the National Health Service (NHS), provides universal health care for all residents. The NHS is working to improve multiple measures of patient care including information for patients, cleanliness, increased hospitals and beds, and rewarding organizations that are providing high quality care. Rising costs, an aging population, and economic disparity are three key underlying issues that have forced the UK health care system to focus on these delivery improvements....   [tags: health care, aging population, disparity]

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Evidence-Based Management Plan: HIV with At-Risk Youth

- Non-Pharmacological Plan There are a number of natural treatments for cancer, some with more research or veracity, others with more folklore and anecdotal evidence. Alternative cures may vary from specific foods to the use of magnets, electric currents, enemas, etc. The improvement of nutritional support and the detoxification of the liver are, of course, important concepts in any medical treatment, but it is the type of infection, the immune support in the individual’s body, and the timing of treatment that preclude the infection’s spread and ability for the immune system to be improved (Highleyman, 2006) ....   [tags: medical nutritional therapy]

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Medical Practices in Third World Countries

- The Global Health Council, in its article Infectious Diseases cites “poverty, lack of access to health care, antibiotic resistance, evolving human migration patterns, new infectious agents, and changing environmental and developmental activities” as the contributing agents of the widespread of disease within third-world nation. While these agents are unquestionable in their own right, one more agent – that can possibly be derived from the above agents – needs to be added to their ranks. This agent is the lack of faith in western medical system within third-world nations....   [tags: Medical Practice]

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Electoral College vs Direct Popular Vote

- The current process of electing the President of the United States through the Electoral College system should not be changed because the Electoral College system is superior in comparison to other comprehensive voting systems. Systems like direct popular vote or the national popular vote may work in democracies; however the United States is a federal republic. While allowing large metropolises and large states to be represented in a manner consistent with their size, the Electoral College has the exceptional attribute of allowing small states and rural areas to still maintain influence in the government....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Cost Control in Health Maintenance Organizations

- An HMO is an organized health care delivery system, which provides health care to its members through networks of doctors and hospitals. Rather than traditional health plans, HMO’s cost less. Two ways HMO’s control costs are: controlling hospital admission and length of stay, and by providing incentives to physicians. These two cost control methods are further examined by an article published by The National Bureau of Economic Research (2002). The article examines the incentives to physician strategy for reducing utilization cost....   [tags: health care, incentives, hospital admission, stay]

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Food Loin: The Point of Sale

- Executive Summary Food Lion is an online start-up company which provides tailor made loyalty program product to restaurants and cafes. Food Lion hopes to intrigue the restaurant and cafes with its plug and play software which gets integrated seamlessly to their existing Point of Sale (POS) software. The company expects to build a firm market position in this niche area, due to no active competition available in this area till date thus taking the first mover advantage. Food Lion aims to offer its product at a very competitive price to help restaurants in the metro cities to build a loyal customer base in an environment where there is gruelling competition....   [tags: software, market, loyalty, restaurant, cafe]

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The Groundhog by Richard Eberhart

- The Groundhog by Richard Eberhart In Richard Eberhart's poem "The Groundhog", the author uses his expertise in language to contrast life and death in nature. With diction and contrasting imagery the author discloses his idea that the world is in constant change. Changes in which things eventually decompose, or disappear, but also, at the same time saying that nature will renew itself. The groundhog's "senseless change" shows the irrational but ordered controlling force of nature as it decays and changes....   [tags: Papers]

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Desire To Make a Difference

- Waking up early on Saturday morning’s to volunteer at Pleasant Place Incorporated became a routine for me once I joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated in the spring of 2009. Although waking up from a deep sleep and fairy tale dreams was anything but pleasant, walking into the shelter filled with teenage mothers always struck me with both happiness and sadness. After a few visits to the shelter I quickly realized what role I would play in the lives of these young ladies and their children. I knew I was not there to pass judgment and never once did it cross my mind to make these teenagers feel insecure....   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Cough in the Pediatric Population

- Cough in the Pediatric Population INTRODUCTION Cough is the most common presenting symptom to general practitioners and persistent cough is one of the most common problems referred to pediatricians and respiratory physicians. Although most of these consultations are likely for acute cough (cough lasting less than 2 weeks), a significant number of consults are for chronic cough. This article concentrates on chronic cough defined as cough present for more than 4 weeks.1 PREVALENCE According to data published, prevalence of chronic cough in primary school-aged children (6-12 years) is 5% to 10 %....   [tags: Health]

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Nonverbal Cues in Computer-Mediated Communication

- Computer-mediated communication is a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Whether the communication is through Facebook, Twitter, email, instant messaging (IM), or such media as massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs,) the ability for human beings to communicate across time and culture is unprecedented in history. Never before have people been able to communicate so freely with strangers around the world. However, it lacks at least one critical aspect of face-to-face interaction: nonverbal communication....   [tags: Communication ]

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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

- Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment begins with Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov living in poverty and isolation in St. Petersburg. The reader soon learns that he was, until somewhat recently, a successful student at the local university. His character at that point was not uncommon. However, the environment of the grim and individualistic city eventually encourages Raskolnikov’s undeveloped detachment and sense of superiority to its current state of desperation. This state is worsening when Raskolnikov visits an old pawnbroker to sell a watch....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essay]

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Helping the Family of Prisoners

- 1. Helping the Family of Prisoners According to available statistics, the number of people who are incarcerated in state and federal prisons in the United States of America increases each year. Estimation indicates a 2.5 percent increase in the number of prisoners in USA from last year; it suggests a number of 2245000 inmates in all prisons in USA (Reuter). Such a rapid growth in the number of prisoners has several consequences. More prisons are built and more resources are earmarked for this objective....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act

- Health insurance, too many American citizens, is not an option. However, some citizens find it unnecessary. Working in the health care field, I witness the effects of uninsured patients on medical offices. Too often, I see a “self-pay” patient receive care from their doctor and then fail to pay for it. Altogether, their refusal to pay leaves the office at a loss of money and calls for patients to pay extra in covering for the cost of the care the uninsured patient received. One office visit does not seem like too big of an expense, but multiple patients failing to pay for the care they receive adds up....   [tags: Affordable Care Act, healthcare, health, insurance]

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The Nightmare in Bullet Park

- Some of the first elements of quests that usually come to mind include dragons, knights in shining armor, searches for ornate hidden treasures, and fairytale endings; however, the word quest simply means a journey. Often times people go on a quest in search of something they desire, but as protagonist Neddy Merrill discovers, the quest does not always turn out as planned and instead leads the quester in the direction of self-discovery. In his 1964 short story “The Swimmer,” John Cheever depicts the disastrous downfall of a man who impulsively decides to journey home through a course of swimming pools, but instead unconsciously escaping reality....   [tags: The Swimmer, John Cheever, analysis]

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Children with Sickle Cell Disease

- Interventions for Children with Sickle Cell Disease Children with Sickle Cell Disease According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people worldwide and predominantly affects descendants from sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, India; and the Mediterranean. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder of the red blood cells where the red blood cells comprises of predominantly hemoglobin S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin (2011)....   [tags: interventions, center for disease control]

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Fantastic Adventures: False Bottom Creek

- The way nature works is a very interesting study that one can do. The research that was done at False Bottom Creek was no exception to that statement. The diversity in plant life was quite surprising and so was the amount of human activity in that area. A large amount of observations, note taking, and pictures were taken in our four visits to False Bottom Creek. But before we can go into greater detail about the plants, animals, and visits we first have to explain how to arrive at our ecosystem....   [tags: plants, animals, parks, ecosystem]

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Health Insurance Spending Increase Analysis

- Health care spending has increased dramatically over the last twenty years in both absolute terms and as a share of the gross domestic product in the United States. This increase is not attributable to one cause in particular, but to the whole health care system. Despite being among the most advanced countries and spending more on health care than any other nation, the United States ranks poorly on nearly every measure of health status. More than one-sixth of the US economy is devoted to health care spending and the percentage continues to rise every year, however, while the investment is increasing, the value remains poor....   [tags: health care, health insurance, patients]

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Skyrocketing Market of Energy Drinks

- Over the past years the market for energy drinks has skyrocketed.(Boosting with energy) The reason for this is because the daily schedules and lives of people have become busier giving them less time. People have become more exhausted and tired not being able to carry out daily tasks in life. During the 1960’s a company called Taisho, located in Japan, created the first energy drinks, which eventually spread throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.(The History of Energy Drinks) By 1997 Red Bull was introduced to the Americas and the demand for energy drinks increased rapidly.(The History of Energy Drinks)(Who made that energy drink?) Different brands and companies created new energy drinks conta...   [tags: supplement, stimulant, vitamins]

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