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  • Diseases

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    Diseases Diseases are any harmful change that interferes with the normal appearance, structure, or function of the body or any of its parts. Since time immemorial, disease has played a role in the history of societies. It has affected and has been affected by economic conditions, wars, and natural disasters. An epidemic of influenza that swept the globe in 1918 killed between 20 million and 40 million people. Within a few months, more than 500,000 Americans died^more than were killed

  • Brain Diseases: Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease

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    like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Pick’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis etc. Injuries to the brain have a high tendency to perturb massive areas of the organ which in turn lead to defects in memory, cognition, learning, personality, and various other fundamental functions of the body. Injury can be a physical damage to the brain or the closed head injuries like the stroke, ischemia, and sudden blow, overdose of various drugs or the neurotoxins. The neurodegenerative diseases comprise a class

  • Grave's Disease: Autoimmune Disease And The Thyroid Disease

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    Introduction Grave’s disease is a life threatening thyroid disease also known as toxic diffuse goiter; an autoimmune disease that allow the TSH to produce antibodies that makes the thyroid gland overproduce thyroid hormones. The Grave’s disease was identified during 1950’s based on the researched of Parry Grave and Von Basedow. They determined that the novel thyroid stimulator turned out to be an immunoglobulin G antibody. The assay used for the thyroid stimulator antibody and the epitopes involved

  • Alzheimer 's Disease And The Disease

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    “Alzheimer 's disease is a brain disease in which damaged and dying brain cells cause mental deterioration over a period of time” (“Alzheimer’s Disease,” 2015). This disease has affected millions of families all across the world, and it is a disease where patients become worse as time goes on. The cause of Alzheimer’s seems to be the buildup of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, while some cases are also linked to genetics (“Alzheimer’s Disease,” 2015). These changes in the brain alter

  • Alzheimer 's Disease As A Disease

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    Alzheimer’s has been one of our most known diseases in America and could rapidly double by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease as of 2014 are showing signs dropping, “An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than… people roughly 30 years ago (Marchione, 2015).” Alzheimer’s is a disease known as the loss of memory and important metal functions that have been learned over a lifetime. In 2010, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. (Ault,

  • Alzheimer 's Disease : The Disease

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    Alzheimer’s: The Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that is found in older adults. One of the most famous American painters, Norman Rockwell, yielded to Alzheimer’s after a long and illustrious career. Interestingly enough, Rockwell’s (cited) paintings are now used sometimes in dementia therapy because of the memories and nostalgia they elicit. Can you imagine that one day the very thing you loved to do, would be helping others remember their lost memories and that you succumbed

  • Infectious Diseases : Infectious Disease

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    522 Infectious Disease Project Rush Royals Natalia Rich, Amy Richards, Ryan Rickley, Brianne Riley, and Nicole Roehrig Identify the components of the Chain of Infection and specify Modes of Transmission to the development of the following infectious diseases: Ebola, Legionnaire’s Disease, Toxic Shock Syndrome. For each disease, identify the methods of “breaking” the chain of infection. (This section may not exceed 3000 words) Ebola Disease Description Ebola virus was first discovered in

  • Gum Disease And Periodontal Disease

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    Periodontal Disease also referred to as Gum Disease is an infection in the mouth that can damage gum tissue and the support system around teeth including bone and nerves. Gum Disease is caused by bacteria in the dental plaque that causes inflammation and bleeding of the gums. Gum disease has many stages ranging from mild to necrotizing. There are two common forms of bacteria that are found in the mouths of individuals with gum disease and those are T.Denticola and P. Gingivalis. Over 75% of the

  • Cardiovascular Disease And Periodontal Disease

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    The health of the mouth can play a significant role in the overall health of the body. Periodontal Disease and Diabetes. It is of interest to note that diabetes is now more often characterized as a cardiovascular disease. It has been well documented that periodontal disease is considered as a possible risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The connection between diabetes and periodontal disease and how each can exacerbate the other is understandable. Control of blood glucose is significant in

  • Is Addiction A Disease Or Disease Essay

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    Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? Addiction should be considered a disease, and people who are suffering from drug abuse should have the right for treatment and medication. In modern culture, (addiction) it refers to the uncontrollable seeking of an experience, usually through use of a substance that either gratifies or relieves pain (Gazzaniga, 1988). Drug addiction can be either psychological or physiological. Some of the causes of why a group in a particular society may tend to the use of drugs