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Black Like Me
Black Like Me
Black Like Me Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin is a Multicultural story set in the south around the late 1950's in first person point of view about John Griffin in 1959 in the deep south of the east coast, who is a novelist that decides to get his skin temporarily darkened medically to black. What Griffin hopes to achieve is enough information about the relationships between blacks and whites to write a book about it.The overall main obstacle is society, and the racial divide in the south w
MEDICAID
MEDICAID
MEDICAID I. ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION History Medicaid is a Federal - State entitlement program that pays for medical services on behalf of certain groups of low income persons. (O'Sullivan, 1990) Title XIX of the Social Security Act provides for the medical assistance commonly known as Medicaid. (O'Sullivan, 1990) This means-tested entitlement program became part of federal law in 1965. Medicaid makes direct payments to medical providers for their services to eligible persons. It is the largest he
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment or otherwise known as the death penalty, has been an effective deterrent of major crime. Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the world (Bedau 16). When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. In early times, many methods of Capital Punis
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We's Government's Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984's Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government's Use of Physical Force A. Torture of Winston B. Operation On Fan
Throughout history statistics have proven that Capital
Throughout history statistics have proven that Capital
Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment or otherwise known as the death penalty, has been an effective deterrent of major crime. Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the world (Bedau 16). When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. In early times, many methods of Capital Punishment were used to
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 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 cure. The one fact of whic
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Did you ever wonder why smoking tobacco is legal went it is addictive and has basically no heath benefits. I feel that the US should legalize marijuana, a non addictive drug that can actually be beneficial? Four million Americans smoke marijuana on a regular basis. USA Today states that in 2001, 34% of Americans 18 to 49 year olds favor of legalization of marijuana in the United States. The 62% of people that oppose marijuana are the elderly, regular church goers, and republicans. Mari
Euthanasia and Physician
Euthanasia and Physician
Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide. Discussions about euthanasia often get mired in a mountain of emotional accusations, such as charges that the “most vulnerable” of humans are “besieged by euthanasia practitioners” and that families must fight “anti-life assaults on their loved ones” which “threatens the lives of those who are medically vulnerable.” In reality the basic question that should be posed by euthanasia and physician assisted suicide to any person should be, “should a person w
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana English Composition 04 November 2003 The legalization of marijuana is a controversial issue that has been fought for and against for several decades. Marijuana is defined as a preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, which is usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria and to heal and soothe (dictionary.com). In the 1930s, the American media spread numerous false stories that marijuana was an extremely dangerous drug and therefore
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
Genetic Engineering History
Genetic Engineering History
Genetic Engineering History You would think that Genetic Engineering began recently, but it dates back to the 1800's with Charles Darwin’ s Theory of Evolution. His theory includes the five points of natural selection: 1. Variation in Populations Many variations are inherited from parents to their offspring. 2. Some Variations are Favorable Variations are favorable when they improve the organism's ability to function and reproduce in its own particular environment. 3. More Offspring than can Su
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman's right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal a
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage Each year athlete’s ability to perform seems to increase by leaps and bounds. Athlete’s are running faster, throwing farther, and jumping higher. Some of reasons for this increase can be attributed to better training methods, better conditioning techniques, increased understanding of nutrition and better overall health of the athlete. Generally, these improvements involve one or more of the previously mentioned scenarios, but some athletes always seem to take it a step furthe
Campaign Funding
Campaign Funding
Campaign Funding Campaign Funding By: Matt E-mail: [email protected] What We Don�t Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us. �No matter what your social issue, if you want to solve it get the money out of politics. Only then will lawmakers vote for their people rather than their pocketbooks.� Jack E. Lohman. Money corrupts politics, and when contributions are being made to candidates it is not in the best interest of the American people. Campaign Finance is out of control in today�s pol
Aids
Aids
Aids AIDS - What's new ? ------------------- Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS toprevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions to stop the risk of getting the aids virus. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are getting the AIDS mess
AIDS - What's new
AIDS - What's new
AIDS - What's new ? ------------------- Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don't like or want to
AIDS A US- Made Monster
AIDS A US- Made Monster
AIDS: A U.S.- Made Monster? PREFACE In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of Top Secret, Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Top Secret is the international edition of the German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming Nam
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since
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 cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that b
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds
The first nutritional fact most Americans learn is that iron builds strong and healthy bodies.1 The beef lobby, cereal manufacturers, bread makers, and drug companies have bombarded the public with iron being the cure-all for fatigue and iron-poor blood. People have been mislead by drug companies pushing iron supplements and by old-fashioned ideas about iron, the magical nutrient of strength. Even the cartoons of the past pushed iron as the secret ingredient in Popeye's spinach. Television
Correcting the Code
Correcting the Code
Correcting the Code Often there is a sudden breakthrough in a field of sciences, a key moment, an experiment, an event that changes people’s lives all over the world. In September of 1990, the first genetic treatment of a human being with an inherited illness was they key moment or event for genetics. They injection of a genetically altered white blood cells into the child’s body was little more than a transfusion. The child sat on a bed, an intravenous tube was hooked to her arm and her own wh
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana By: Sarah Regester Legalization of marijuana has been an issue for a long time. Marijuana was first brought up as an issue in 1915. It had since then became a much bigger issue in the 1960’s and is now being considered for medical purposes in the 1990’s. Some of the issue’s faced can be described as: Legalization for medical purposes and legalization for insufficient reasons (i.e.: smoking it just for own joys ). ( Brownell, 71 ). As a classroom exercise in an upward d
Plants Spirits and Healing
Plants Spirits and Healing
Plants, Spirits, and Healing A man lies on the ground screaming in pain. Others around him get the shaman or medicine man. The shaman calmly walks up to the man with a few things in his arm. Among them are needles made from thorns, threads from vines to sew up the man's wounds, and the last thing brought was witch hazel to control the bleeding. That is a situation men or women would be in if they were wounded many years ago. But even now some cultures don't depend on hospitals or doctors with d
BRAVE NEW SOMETHING
BRAVE NEW SOMETHING
BRAVE NEW SOMETHING A doctor closes the door behind him and moves to sit down at his desk. The young couple waits nervously to hear the results. The doctor folds his hands and tells the expecting parents, “Your child will be born with Downs’ Syndrome, an IQ of 72, and no matter what he does, he will always have trouble keeping his weight down.” The couple winces in disappointment. “But”, says the doctor, “There is a process by which we can change all that for the better”. The process is called
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America, we perform abortions, execute murderers and draft men so they may die for their own country. But if we mention the subject of euthanasia, people start to have their own opinion as to whether it is legal or illegal? Should the patient have the right to decide on his/her illness? There is a document that an individual can fill out in which decisions can be made in advance regarding his/her health care. There are many people that would debate both sides of this issue. Dr. Christian Bar
Pulmonary Tuberculosis TB is sometimes known as the disease that never
Pulmonary Tuberculosis TB is sometimes known as the disease that never
Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) is sometimes known as the disease that never goes away. It still has a high rate of occurrence in particular groups, namely lower income, urban area groups. More specifically, an article in American Family Physician titled “Tuberculosis in Adults” lists 6 high risk groups. They are: (1) Racial and ethnic minority populations that are medically under served. (2) People that are from countries where there is a high prevalence. (3) People that have been infected by the
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION On November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was in a motorcade traveling through the city, on a trip to ease tensions in the Democratic party in the south. He started the parade at Love Field and continued through the city, ending at the Trade Mart in Dallas for a luncheon with Democratic party leaders. The President had been urged by his wife, Jacqueline, and his brother, Robert, not to travel to Dallas due to the anti-Kennedy atmo
Is Emergency Contraception Equivalent to Abortion
Is Emergency Contraception Equivalent to Abortion
Is Emergency Contraception Equivalent to Abortion? Is emergency contraception equivalent to abortion? In the following essay, I will attempt to answer this very question. First off, though, let’s get a little background on what emergency contraception is and what it does. Emergency contraception has become popularly known as “the morning after pill.” This is a poor term because there are actually two different forms of emergency contraception. The first, which is commonly referred to as the “mo
THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA REBELLION
THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA REBELLION
THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA REBELLION Richard Nixon launched the controversial war on drugs just over a generation ago. Now, 1997, the state of California has taken a new step in the wrong direction in the war on drugs. Yes Proposition 215 won a 56% victory in the November 6, elections. Dennis Peron is a two time federal convicted felon. If he is convicted one more time, Dennis will be mandatoryly sentenced to death under California's three strikes and your out law. Dennis is the head of the Can
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
Jack the Ripper was a serial murderer in Whitechapel London Englan in
Jack the Ripper was a serial murderer in Whitechapel London Englan in
Jack the Ripper was a serial murderer in Whitechapel, London, Englan in the year 1888. From August 31 to Nonember 9, Jack killed five women. In this horrific 10 week period, he murdered five prostitutes, all in a mile area that involed the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgate and the City of London proper. All ranged in age from their late teens to theri early seventies. He raped the women and they were all found nude in a road, except for one who was found in her house. Jack the Ripp
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
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
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. Bipolar disorder or as the alternate names, manic depressive illness or affective bipolar disorder can be classified as a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from manis (exaggerated feeing of well-being) to depression. 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
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder 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 cure. The one fact of which we are painfull
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Imagine a thirteen-year-old girl who weighs 60 pounds because she is starving herself. Every time she looks in the mirror, she sees herself as fat. Picture her parents watching their daughter literally disintegrating into thin air. This is the life of a family dealing with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a major problem with the young people of today's society. While anorexia and bulimia are sociological problems plaguing the world's youth, there are also other eating d
Euthanisia
Euthanisia
Euthanisia In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, t
THC
THC
THC THC (Cannabis) Between 1840 and 1900, European and American medical journals published more than 100 articles on the therapeutic use of the drug known then as Cannabis indica (or Indian hemp) and now as marijuana. It was recommended as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, analgesic, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant. As late as 1913 Sir William Osler recommended it as the most satisfactory remedy for migraine headaches . Today the 5000-year medical history of cannabis has been almost forgotten
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of Bipolar Affective Disorder has been a mystery since the 16th and 17th century. The Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh was thought to of suffered from bipolar disorder. It appears that there are an abundance of people with the disorder yet, no true causes or cures for the disorder. Clearly the Bipolar disorder severely undermines their ability to obtain and sustain social and occupational success. However, the journey for the causes and cures for the Bipol
MArijuana
MArijuana
MArijuana Beatriz Lama Pérez Marjory Hutchinson ENG – 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided many people with
What Doesnt kill them makes them stronger
What Doesnt kill them makes them stronger
What Doesnt kill them makes them stronger What Doesn’t Kill Them Makes Them Stronger Humans live in constant contact with not only plants and animals, but also with bacteria. Bacteria are everywhere: in water and soil and in the bodies of humans and other animals. The majority of bacteria don’t have the ability to cause disease, but that doesn’t mean that they are totally harmless. The problem arises when disease – causing bacteria interact, and are frequently in contact with the commensal, or h
Add reaction essay
Add reaction essay
add reaction essay Psychology ADD Reaction Essay Mr. Fabrizio ADD: Who does it effect and what are the treatments? I chose this topic because being a young person I personally know a good amount of people who have ADD and are treated with the drug Ritalin, and at one time or another most people have a hard time focusing and think whether they have a problem or not. While doing this report at times I found myself looking away or doing other things but I realized that there is a difference between
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa: A condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image, leading to an excessive weight loss from restricting food intake and excessive exercise. Bulimia Nervosa: An eating disorder in which persistent overconcern with the body weight and shape leads to repeat episodes of bingeing (consuming large amounts of food in a short time) associated with induced vomiting. Those are the clinical de
Euthanasia An Overview
Euthanasia An Overview
Euthanasia: An Overview There has been much debate in recent American society over the legality and morality of a patients right-to-die. Current legal statue prohibits any form of euthanasia, however, there are many moral and ethical dilemmas concerning the controversy. For the purposes of this essay, I will define euthanasia as the implementation of a decision that a person's life will come to an end before it need stop. In other words, it is a life ending when it would otherwise be prolonged.
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Mark T. Maxwell Abstract This paper will define Euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia is often confused with and associated with assisted suicide, definitions of the two are required. Two perspectives shall be presented in this paper. The first perspective will favor euthanasia or the right to die, the second perspective will favor antieuthanasia, or the right to live. Each perspective shall endeavor to clarify the legal, moral and ethical ramifications or aspects of euthana
Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes
Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes
Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes In 1936 when Marijuana was made illegal it was considered a medicine in good standing with the American Medical Association. At the time Marijuana could be found in twenty eight different medical products and countless other consumer products. On November 5th, 1996 California and Arizona passed propositions allowing the return of medicinal Marijuana use. The campaign in 1936 to make Marijuana an illegal substance was championed by two large companies, Dupont Chem
An overview of breastfeeding
An overview of breastfeeding
An overview of breastfeeding AN OVERVIEW OF BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding is widely believed to be the most beneficial method of feeding for the health and well being of most infants. It is the natural next step in the continuum of pregnancy. Though breastfeeding is natural, technique is a learned skill. As with any skill, the keys to successful breastfeeding are knowledge, practice and patience. It is important to get started correctly and know well in advance how to identify and av
History Of Physicians Assistant
History Of Physicians Assistant
History Of Physicians Assistant (this paper is very precise with several pages explaining the books that I read and even the list of pages of every piece that I had cited. I recieved a A for this paper and it is 15 pages long History of the Physicians Assistant Occupation Jayme K. Hansen 13 December 1999 Course: LC 393 Professor: Ettinger, Laura The year is 1959, and Mr. Scott has had a migraine headache for the past few weeks and so he drives to the local Potsdam Hospital. The poignant antisept
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984
The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin's We and Orwell's 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We's Government's Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984's Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government's Use of Physical Force A. Torture of Winston B. Operation On Fanc