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Birth Defects
Birth Defects
Birth Defects The birth of a child should be a joyful event, you will be anticipated with pleasure throughout the nine monthos of pregnancy. But a hidden fear haunts parents that their child could be born with a birth defect. Parents are more worried about these birth defects than they are of having a boy or girl and rightfully so. Everyone just wants to have a healthy baby to love and care for. For parents to realistically assess their chances of have a healthy baby, here are some answers to c
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of animals. Treating pets is one of the most profitable fields in veterinary medicine. The proper vaccination of animals and the diagnosis of diseases are part of a veterinarian’s duties. The first step to a career in veterinary medicine is deciding that it is the right path for you. If you like animals, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a challenging job with different resp
Clinton parallels not JFK but LBJ In life outlook and focus on place i
Clinton parallels not JFK but LBJ In life outlook and focus on place i
Clinton parallels not JFK, but LBJ // In life, outlook and focus on place in history -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Clinton is keenly interested in how history will judge him. He began his administration with John F. Kennedy as a model and now compares himself to Theodore Roosevelt, a president who made a great mark on the White House and the country, though there was no war during his administration. However, it is a president Clinton almo
Time to Exercise Exercise Time Patterns
Time to Exercise Exercise Time Patterns
Time to Exercise, Exercise Time Patterns and Motivation A Research Paper Presented to Prof. Cecilia Corral University of the Philippines-Visayas In Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirements for Physical Education 1 by Katrina B. Riobuya Bachelor of Science in Management September 14, 2000 INTRODUCTION Public awareness of health and other quality-of-life issues has increased dramatically in recent years. Today, it is virtually impossible to read a newspaper or magazine or listen to a radio
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia When we often think about diseases as germ we may catch from another person, like HIV. Sometimes people categorize a disease as the results of doing to much of what is bad for you, like sunbathing to cancer and unprotected sex to HIV. But what most people don't realize is that some people are born with disease that is determined by their genetic structure. As many as 1 in 12 African-Americans are born with this disease known as Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Anemia is an inh
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Description Cystic Fibrosis causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus, due to the faulty transport of sodium and chloride (salt) within cells lining organs such as the lungs and pancreas, to their outer surfaces. The thick CF mucus also obstructs the pancreas, preventing enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and digest food. Symptoms/
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Gore or Bush
Gore or Bush
1/3 Gore or Bush? The 2000 Elections are going to be held on November 7, 2000. There are two main candidates running for the office of President of the United States. The presidential nominee running for the Democratic Party is Albert Gore Jr. of Tennessee. The candidate running for president from the Republican Party is George W. Bush from Texas. The two candidates will face off in many debates over different issues concerning the public before they are elected on November 7th. Albert Gore Jr.
Hitler Adolf 1889-1945
Hitler Adolf 1889-1945
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) Founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on 20 April 1889. The son of a fifty-two-year-old Austrian customs official, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, a young peasant girl, Klara Poelzl, both from the backwoods of lower Austria, the young Hitler was a resentful, discontented chi
The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich on
The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich on
The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich one with regard to its contributions to the scientific revolution. The discovery and development of America moved Britain from the edge of the civilized world into the center of the new world, in which the sciences were to play a major role. During this period, in the field of chemistry, theories which offered direct opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and Paracelsian principles were rapidly disseminating. These notio
HMO
HMO
HMO The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care system. There are m
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the
Life is about choices and so is death although for many people the cho
Life is about choices and so is death although for many people the cho
Life is about choices and so is death, although for many people the choice of life or death is not theirs to make. The person in question, a fetus, is an innocent, unsuspecting life that did not choose to be given life, nor will or can it choose to die. That choice of whether to abort or keep, kill or let live, is made solely by the woman carrying that little person. Abortion is a topic with many controversial sides and arguments, and like many other issues have exceptions. Although in the case
Binge drinking on college campus
Binge drinking on college campus
Binge drinking on college campus I. Introduction Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion according to the most of binge drinking studies. In the study conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration pointed out about two third of high school seniors and 42 percent of college students reported at least one occasion of binge drinking every two weeks (Source 1). Also as o the study done by Harvard School of Public
What would you do if you woke up as a dung beetle How would your life
What would you do if you woke up as a dung beetle How would your life
What would you do if you woke up as a dung beetle? How would your life change? How would your family's life change? In Kafka's,The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa has the opportunity to discover the solution to his worst nightmare. When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin page 1. The beetle symbolizes a worker in an industry who lives a methodical and routine lifestyle, even though it frees him of his responsibilit
Blaze of Glory
Blaze of Glory
Blaze of Glory Arthur Miller’s play The Death of a Salesman shows the struggle of a typical American family’s rise from the depths of mediocrity to chase the ever-elusive American dream of wealth and prosperity. By criticizing and exposing the shortcomings of American life in the modern era, Miller shows how easy it is for one family to lose sight of the American Dream, and what one man will attempt to do, or not do to keep it. Miller’s main argument about the social shortcomings of contemporary
Millions of Americans start the day off with a cup of coffee However c
Millions of Americans start the day off with a cup of coffee However c
Millions of Americans start the day off with a cup of coffee. However, caffeine its active ingredient is a drug that can be harmful and even fatal if used in excess. Does this make Juan Valdez and his trusty donkey drug traffickers? It all depends on how the stimulant is used. Some athletes use illegal drugs such as steroids, human growth hormone, and cocaine to enhance their performance. Nevertheless, is it wrong to use legal drugs, such as stimulants, for the same reason? Caffeine does enhance
English Essay Final
English Essay Final
English Essay Final In the literary pieces To Kill a Mocking bird , An Enemy of the People, and Julius Caesar the authors use crowds to develop their themes. The townspeople, majority, and the mobs represented how people go in favor of the more popular side. Most people will go on this side because the benefits will go to the people. They can also fear that having a different opinion will make a bad impression of themselves. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the townspeople's narrow-mindedness didn't a
Approximately 265 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United S
Approximately 265 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United S
1 Approximately 26.5 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United States every year. That equates to 840 packs per second. Currently, smoking Americans pay 24 cents federal tax on every pack of cigarettes they buy. The Senate voted Friday, June 27, 1997 to raise cigarette taxes by 20 cents per pack. The additional taxes will be used to finance a new healthcare program for America’s 5 million uninsured children. The President rolled out his tax-cut plan today, June 30, 1997. Mr. Clinton’s
I Statement of the proposition Animal testing for the purposes of drug
I Statement of the proposition Animal testing for the purposes of drug
I. Statement of the proposition: Animal testing for the purposes of drugs and cosmetics should be banned. II. Introduction. A. The use of animal testing should be allowed to be used when testing for drugs and cosmetics for two major reasons. 1. Animal testing has helped bring us to the modern era, where we enjoy longer life spans, and better health in general 2. Now more than ever we need animal testing to help find the answers to terminal diseases such as cancer and AIDS. B. Animal testing has
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park Illinois in July of 1899 His ful
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park Illinois in July of 1899 His ful
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in July of 1899. His full name was Ernest Miller Hemingway. His father was a physician and his mother was very artistic and responsive to the culture of her day. In high school Ernest participated in many sports. He participated only because he was expected to not because he wanted to or enjoyed playing. However, from the beginning his only true love was for writing. At the young age of eighteen, Hemingway began a promising career in writing, that
For as long as the institution of marriage has been around so too has
For as long as the institution of marriage has been around so too has
For as long as the institution of marriage has been around, so too has the belief that it represents the union of one man and one woman. Now gay men and lesbians are challenging that institution. They believe that their relationships mean the same in their sphere as heterosexual marriages do in our sphere. Homosexuals would like to see their marriages legalized. In 1991 three gay couples filed a lawsuit, in Hawaii, for denying them marriage licenses. They claim that the refusal amounts to gender
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Golberg is a truly legendary actress. What whoopi has overcome to be what she is today contributed to her numerous efforts to make life better for all humankind. Many of her public service contributions include raising money for the homeless people of America, needy people in areas where natural disasters strike, and entertaining children in hospitals. A major accomplishment by Whoopi, was making millions of people laugh. Making people laugh is what Whoopi does best and sh
US Immigration Law
US Immigration Law
U.S. Immigration Law US immigration law is arguably the most complex in the World with fifty-three different types of non-immigrant visas and a number of ways of gaining permanent residence (the Green Card). For many people it is a difficult and lengthy process gaining a Green Card on an initial basis. It is frequently far better to apply for one of the non-immigrant visas and then apply for an adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence. I do not propose to cover every conceivable
Psychological Disturbance Social Complaints
Psychological Disturbance Social Complaints
Psychological Disturbance: Social Complaints A noise need not be at all loud to be disturbing. Think of the dripping tap. I have known musicians, for instance, whose ire is immediately aroused if they enter a room where background music is present. Others may be irritated by the sound of a certain voice, a neighbour's pet, or even the modest hum of a computer. Regardless of the magnitude of annoying sounds, there is no doubt that public complaints everywhere are on a massive upward swing. Noise
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding The profession of pharmacy was founded in the art and science of compounding medications. The beginning of compounding dates back to medieval times with priests, monks, and medicine men. Specialization first occurred in the early 9th century in the civilized world around Baghdad. Over time it gradually spread to Europe as alchemy evolved into chemistry as doctors began to abandon beliefs that were not demonstrable in the physical world. During this time,
False Memory Syndrome
False Memory Syndrome
False Memory Syndrome Bernardo Uribe 11-21-98 Psychology Memory, defined by the dictionary: is the mental reaction of containing and recalling past experiences. A repressed memory is: one that is retained in the sub conscious mind, where one is not aware of it but where it can still affect both conscious thoughts and behavior. “When memory is distorted, it can be what is called the False Memory Syndrome: a condition in which a person's identity and interpersonal relationships are entered around
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome SED 343 James R. Thompson December 1, 1998 This article contained shocking descriptions from delivery room doctors and nurses concerning babies born with FAS. Because alcohol drunk by a pregnant mother passes through her bloodstream to the placenta and into the baby's bloodstream, and the fetal metabolism is fifty percent slower than the mother's, the effects of the alcohol stay with the baby long after it does with the mother. Doctors and nurses said that some babies are
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence In To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee gives us a very detailed description of Robert Ewell, his family, and how he lives. A good example is the passage in which Robert Ewell testifies in the Tom Robinson Trial. This is a description of the Ewell's home as well as an insight into the Ewells themselves. We learn what kind of a father Robert is and the kind of life into which he has forced his eldest daughter, Mayella. We also see how the county of Maycomb
AIDS AND IMMUNITY
AIDS AND IMMUNITY
AIDS AND IMMUNITY Battling the Perfect Immune System Killer It's hard to tell if the glass is half full or half empty, Ilana Fogelman said, shrugging her shoulders. She was speaking of her Food and Drug Administration research on the immune responses of AIDS patients who have been taking the powerful triple-drug combination therapy called HAART. Pointing to her work, posted on a wall at the 12th World Conference on AIDS here, she knitted her brow and then concluded, We'll have to do some more
Prisons
Prisons
Prisons The care and feeding of one million American prisoners is a big business. Privately managed prison beds are increasing about 35 percent a year, and the demographics of inmates are changing rapidly. More prisoners are women or elderly, and have drug problems, AIDS, or other chronic health conditions. The number of prisoners seems certain to increase--but even if it doesn't, the cost of running prisons will. Prisons are often referred to as the big house, but full house may be a better
UNERSTANDING PANIC DISORDERS
UNERSTANDING PANIC DISORDERS
UNERSTANDING PANIC DISORDERS Timothy P. Pagano PC11 / 12-12-98 Fear, heart palpitations, terror, a sense of impending doom, dizziness, fear of fear. These are the words used to describe a panic disorder. But there is great hope: treatment can benefit virtually everyone who has this condition. It is extremely important for the person who has to learn about the problem and the availability of effective treatments and to seek help. The encouraging progress in the treatment of panic disorder reflect
Summoned By A Country One Man Stood Strong
Summoned By A Country One Man Stood Strong
Summoned By A Country: One Man Stood Strong Nick Wilkerson Mrs. Beverly Zieres British Literature and Composition No other man has anymore history in the making of a nation than George Washington. Washington, known as the father of this nation, was a fighter and a leader whose accomplishments led to the creation of this great nation. No matter what part of history is found, Washington holds his reputation. Edward Channing states it perfectly: “Of all men in history, not one so answers our expect
Regret or Apology
Regret or Apology
Regret or Apology? Katie Quisenberry English 1113 Essay #4 Dr. Trefzer When does saying you're sorry go from an expression of regret to an apology? The sad thing about this is that some people don't know the difference. Deborah Tannen, a professor at Georgetown University, reports The First Lady… 'I regret very much that the efforts on health care were badly misunderstood, taken out of context, and used politically against the Administration. I take responsibility for that, and I'm very sorry f
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Mike Webb Mrs. Burns English 12 Acc. 12/5/98 When it is stated that Robert Louis Stevenson lived one of the hardest, most painful, yet most rewarding lives of a Victorian writer, the fact is accepted as common knowledge. Most critics and historians agree that his romantic adventure novels will never be surpassed. Stevenson, who some say is the greatest storyteller of the nineteenth century, overcame unbelievable health problems throughout his life to
HIV Virus
HIV Virus
HIV Virus The Invisible Tyrants A Brief History of the H.I.V. Virus February 27th, 1994 Frank Mancini [email protected] Supposedly 1.6 million years have passed since the earliest human like ancestors. 250,000 years since the earliest Homo Sapiens and 1962 years since Jesus Christ was executed. Although not everyone agrees on whether the existence of Christ is true or not, that is what the standard calendar defining days and time is based upon and that is the way we deal economically and politic
Harry S Truman
Harry S Truman
Harry S. Truman Ben Sims US History Mrs. Murphy 11 February 1999 Sims 1 Short and rather bird-like behind thick glasses, Harry S. Truman was not intimidating in looks. He spoke in a Midwestern farmer’s tone. But he was a shrewd politician, and established a reputation for speaking the truth. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. He was the oldest of three children of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman(Steins 41). His birthplace is just south of the area into which
Vitamin C
Vitamin C
Vitamin C Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, was the subject of the first controlled clinical experiment in recorded medical history. In the 1750’s, a British doctor put limes, rich in Vitamin C, in the rations of one group of sailors and then compared this group with a second group of sailors who got precisely the same rations except for the limes, which were withheld. The limeless group, after having been at sea a long time, showed the expected tendency to develop scurvy, a disease charac
Speech on Children and Poor
Speech on Children and Poor
Speech on Children and Poor Speech to focus on plans to help children, poor January 19, 1999 President Clinton will propose in his State of the Union address tonight a $1 billion expansion of the federal government's efforts to help the nation's most disadvantaged families move from welfare to work, White House officials said Monday. The officials said the initiative will help about 200,000 welfare families get jobs. ``Despite the enormous progress we have made in the last few years in moving pe
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease We performed a retrospective study of the behavior of lost Dementia of Alzheimer's Type (DAT) patients who became the subjects of organized Search and Rescue efforts. We compared the DAT patients behavior to the behavior of elderly lost victims that possessed normal cognitive abilities. Data for both populations was from the Virginia Department of Emergency Services lost subject database. We found that normal elderly individuals on average traveled a greater straight line dis
RUNES
RUNES
RUNES I OVERVIEW II HISTORY III DESCRIPTIONS & MEANINGS A. Mannaz B. Gebo C. Ansuz D. Othila E. Uruz F. Perth G. Nauthiz H. Inguz I. Eihwaz J. Algiz K. Fehu L. Wunjo M. Jera N. Kano O. Teiwaz P. Berkana Q. Ehwaz R. Laguz S. Hagalaz T. Raido U. Thurisaz V. Dagaz W. Isa X. Sowelu Y. Odin IV. Layouts used for divination A. Odin's Rune B. Three Rune Spread C. Runic Cross D. Three Life Spread I. Overview Runes are a method of divination similar to the Tarot or the I Ching. The dif ference is that Run
Premature Childbirth
Premature Childbirth
Premature Childbirth Athina Shelby Block A January 13,1999 This occurrence is commonly considered an idiopathic condition, however spontaneous pre-term labor always has a cause when defined as a clinical event. Says Emanuuel P. Gaziano, MD. The failure to recognize this prevents understanding of the symptom and delays effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The following information focuses on the risk factors that point towards the possibility of pre-term labor. With careful pre-natal
Conflict in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path
Conflict in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path
Conflict in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path English In Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path the conflict was not apparent at the very beginning. What was a poor, elderly sick woman doing gallivanting in the forest during the dead of winter? The reason became clear towards the conclusion of the story as the action revealed that the conflict was obtaining the necessary medicine for her grandson. When this conflict became obvious, another question came to mind. What kind of society did this woman live in that
Children and Poor Speech
Children and Poor Speech
Children and Poor Speech Speech to focus on plans to help children, poor January 19, 1999 President Clinton will propose in his State of the Union address tonight a $1 billion expansion of the federal government's efforts to help the nation's most disadvantaged families move from welfare to work, White House officials said Monday. The officials said the initiative will help about 200,000 welfare families get jobs. ``Despite the enormous progress we have made in the last few years in moving peopl
Bi-polar Disorder
Bi-polar Disorder
Bi-polar Disorder 12/2/98 Intro to psychology Research paper The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Brian Foster Health March 2, 1999 Alzheimer's disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer. Alois Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and he first described it in 1906. The disease was first thought to be a rare condition affecting only young people, and was referred to as presenite dementia. About 10 percent of the United States population over the age of 65 is affected by Alzheimer's disease, and up to 45 percent of those over the age of 85 may have t
Nurses
Nurses
Nurses University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing Nurse’s Attitudes Toward Do Not Resuscitate Orders In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Nursing 4522 Nursing Research II Presented to Allen Nottingham, R.N., B.S. By Meggin Bean Jessica Brownell Shannon Genzer Leslie Looman Shanna McIntosh April 20, 1998 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………1 Background…………………………………………………………1 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………. 4 Problem Statement………………………………………………… 5 Stat
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
My Two Dads Table of Contents Topic Rational pp. 2 Internet Resources pp. 4 Abstracts pp. Topic Rationale The reason I chose homosexuality as a topic is because it is queer to me. What I do not understand is what would drive people to this way of life. As far as I can tell, people had weird lives when they were younger. Maybe they were dropped on their heads as babies. Maybe they were abused as children, be it emotionally, sexually, mentally, verbally, physically, socially, politically, economic
Patient Classification Systems
Patient Classification Systems
Patient Classification Systems ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The development of patient classification systems (PCS) in fields other than acute medicine raises the question if the principle of using existing data (i.e. diagnoses; procedures where available) is sufficent to describe the products of hospital care. METHODS/MATERIAL: The essence of a PCS (type iso-cost) is to estimate costs of treatment needed in a defined setting by means of a description of the patient status (conditions) and the treat