Macular Degeneration - 1,043 words
Macular Degeneration is a problem in the part of the eye that controls your sharpest central vision. It is a group of diseases that result in a loss of detailed vision. The brain will not just leave the spot empty, so it learns to fill it in with spotty macular cell damage. People most of the time don't tell their doctors (opthalmologists) about it until it is well in advance. There are two types of Macular Degeneration. Juvenile Macular Degeneration affects the central vision in young children. This takes place in the macula, or the central region of the retina. The retina is where we are able to read and to distinguish colors. The main symptoms of Juvenile Macular Degeneration is a reducti ...
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Salvador Dali On Surrelism - 443 words
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Consumer Health - 1,007 words
The expeditious augmentation of consumer product transactions taking place on the Internet have developed new risk for the public's health and safety, especially with the rise of online self-prescription drug sites. Online Pharmacies have been created to benefit the consumer but pose many risks for credulous purchasers, increased health fraud, and unique challenges to regulators, law enforcement, and policymakers. With these latest technological advancements, former regulations utilized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning the distribution of prescription and over the counter drugs have to some extent become obsolete. This has required that the FDA along with the combined eff ...
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Muscle Dystrophy - 1,335 words
Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive, genetic diseases in which the muscles that control movement degenerate and weaken. In some forms of this inherited disease, the heart and other involuntary muscles and organs are affected too. There are nine types of muscular dystrophy - (1) Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (2) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (3) Becker Muscular Dystrophy (4) Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (5) Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (6) Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (7) Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (8) Distal Muscular Dystrophy (9) Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy. The forms differ in age at which the disease appears, the severity, the muscles affected, the rate of ...
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Bingeeating - 553 words
BINGE-EATING THAT PLAGUES ADULTS NOW RECOGNIZED AS A DISORDER Many people binge once in a while, like at the holiday season or even just stress related. But when you do it constantly it gets to be a problem. Specialist Karen Eselson Belding says, "Binge-eating disorder is when an individual repeatedly consumes extremely large quantities of food-several thousand calories at a time-in an effort to cope with whatever is bothering them emotionally, like depression, grief of boredom." This disorder affects 2% to 5% of Americans. It is way more widespread than anorexic or bulimic. Most binge-eaters let food control their lives. They eat as much as they can, then sleep for eight or more hours. Yet ...
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Assisted Reproductive Techniques - 1,100 words
IVF is the name for in-vitro fertilization, a procedure that involves retrieving eggs and sperm from the bodies of the male and female partners and placing them together in a laboratory dish for fertilization. The fertilized eggs are then transferred two to six days later into the female partner's uterus. After the fertilized eggs are set into the uterus embryo development will hopefully occur as in a normal pregnancy. IVF is actually a four stage practice that begins with ovarian stimulation and monitoring. In order to maximize the patient's chances for successful fertilization, physicians typically use ovarian stimulation medications instead of following the natural cycle which only produc ...
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Alcohol And Its Effects - 635 words
Alcohol is a representation of one of the most profound health-related drug problems in the United States. Seven in ten adults, or more than one hundred million American eighteen years and older are estimated to be drinkers. Approximately ten million of them are felt to develop a drinking problem, such as alcoholism, during their lifetime. Many other experts view alcohol as a problem that is lessening as society becomes more aware of its dangers and responds by decreasing its use. Liquor industry statistics show a drop in per capita consumption of alcohol since the 1980s. Howard Shaffer, director of Harvard Medical Schools Center for Addiction Studies, says, There has clearly been a change o ...
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Schizophrenia And Its Causes - 834 words
In the search to find out what schizophrenia is and its causes, researchers have now determined that schizophrenia is a neurological or physical brain disorder as opposed to earlier diagnosis as mental disorder. These questions have plagued everyone who has had contact with someone with schizophrenia, from the public to the medical profession alike. It is now clear that schizophrenia is caused by a brain defect. People with schizophrenia show a number of biological abnormalities, all of which point to a severe problem in the way the brain functions. The terms in which researchers have chosen to define schizophrenia are neurobiological disorders (neuro meaning the disease is a dysfunction of ...
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Family And Alcoholism - 1,298 words
Family treatment has become an ongoing component of most alcoholism treatment programs. The main emphasis of such treatment is on the affects of alcoholism on family roles and enabling patterns. However, many programs lack clear goals and objectives for involving family members or provide the same type of treatment for each family. This may be due to the fact that there is no universal or routine model of family treatment for alcoholism. Most proposed interventions focus on individual family members and do not address interactions and roles among members. Whats more, treatment is often provided without a through assessment of the familys unique needs. Alcoholism is a progressive illness that ...
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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Depression In The Elderly - 1,183 words
... g interest in the results of cognitive therapy on elderly depressed patients. In addition to the success, the US National Institute of Health consensus conference highlighted the need for continued development in this area (January 1997). The types of psychological treatments used on the elderly are specifically designed for aged persons. The central idea in cognitive therapy is to take the negative self-opinion and teach ways to reverse this opinion. Validation and reminiscence are examples of techniques used to get the patient to reflect on the accomplishments of his or her lifetime. Hopefully, this will bring back some pleasant memories of family or other accomplishments. It also allo ...
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Bipolar Disorder - 1,538 words
Bipolar disorder can best be compared to a mountain range. With high peaks of euphoria and deep valleys of depression, this disorder has periods of high, or manic stages, and periods of low, or depressed stages, with some periods of normal in between. For many people this disorder begins in the adolescent stage of life and continues throughout the persons adult life. Often people suffer needlessly for years or even decades without even recognizing that they have the disorder. As long as people are informed of the disorder this suffering can be avoided. Bipolar disorder can be recognized by many signs, has many treatment options, but awareness is the key to the treatment. One symptom of bipol ...
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What Is Abnormal And What Is Normal - 1,060 words
What Is Abnormal Psychology? What Is Normal Psychology? What is Psychology? In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one its the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology? What is normal psychology? Most people consider one to be normal if they seem to have no problems physically or mentally. Are you O.K. the way you are? Should you be different? Most of us tend to roles that are acceptable behavior in society. ...
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Hmos Failing State Standards - 852 words
New Yorkers may be covered by one of the nation's most comprehensive health consumer protection laws--but insurers routinely flout it, according to a report released yesterday by New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. Posing as prospective clients, Green's investigators called 12 of the region's health maintenance organizations, including some of the largest on Long Island and in Queens, to get information about their complaint records, lists of covered prescription drugs and medical procedures, and policies on confidentiality and experimental treatments. Although New York's new managed care bill of rights requires health plans to provide the information to both members and potential memb ...
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Uthanasia - 480 words
I am here today to explain the different legal aspects euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. There are two sides to this controversy, and their basic ideas are of the following: terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their lives with dignity. Physician-assisted suicide is a compassionate solution to human suffering, and should not be criminalized, and that doctors should be in the business of saving lives, not ending them. Allowing physicians to aid in suicides makes them accomplices in an immoral and unethical act. Every individual has dominion over their body and should be allowed to decide when to end their life. To achieve that end, with dignity and without pain, doctors s ...
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The Urinary System - 1,769 words
How do the urinay system work ?? Your body takes nutrients from food and uses them to maintain all bodily functions including energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs from the food, waste products are left behind in the blood and in the bowel. The urinary system works with the lungs, skin, and intestines--all of which also excrete wastes--to keep the chemicals and water in your body balanced. Adults eliminate about a quart and a half of urine each day. The amount depends on many factors, especially the amounts of fluid and food a person consumes and how much fluid is lost through sweat and breathing. Certain types of medications can also affect the amount of urine elim ...
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Bipolar Disorder: Cause Of Great Madness Or Great Genius? - 1,371 words
Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for help. Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is a mood disorder. A person with bipolar disorder will have extreme mood shifts between mania, a state of highly elevated euphoric feelings, and depression, a state of despondency and despair. These shifts ...
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Bipolar Disorder: Cause Of Great Madness Or Great Genius? - 1,396 words
... atients under particular circumstances. Patients may be experiencing a severe bout of depression or a full-fledged manic episode. In these instances, hospitalization may be required to formulate the patient's needed medication, adjust current doses of medications and/or to hold the patient in a secure environment to minimize the chance of self-injury (Bipolar Treatment, 2000). Another method of treatment is through self-help This is when the patient endeavors in groups or research, outside of a doctors care, which help the patient maintain or even improve his/her mental condition. There are many support groups worldwide for people suffering from bipolar disorder, as well as an almost inf ...
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Obesity - 1,007 words
From the time a child is old enough to eat solid food through adolescence, he is taught to finish what has been put on his plate. It is something that is that is built into our culture, it is the norm to always finish what you start, even food. A child always hears from his parents "no dessert until you finish your food". Once he is old enough to understand, he is told about all of the starving children in somalia who never have enough to eat. He is toldto be grateful for what he has and that it is a very bad thing to waste food. So, instead of listening to his body telling him when to stop eating, he bypasses the instructions that his body is giving him,and he keeps on eating. Basically,he ...
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Alcoholism And Alcoholic Dependency - 312 words
Alcoholism, chronic disease marked by a craving for alcohol. People who suffer from this illness are known as alcoholics. They cannot control their drinking even when it becomes the underlying cause of serious harm, including medical disorders, marital difficulties, job loss, or automobile crashes. Medical science has yet to identify the exact cause of alcoholism, but research suggests that genetic, psychological, and social factors influence its development. Alcoholism cannot be cured yet, but various treatment options can help an alcoholic avoid drinking and regain a healthy life. People tend to equate any kind of excessive drinking with alcoholism. But doctors and scientists recognize tha ...
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Information On The Condition Of Scoliosis - 527 words
Scoliosis So many people are worried about their bodies. If it's the littlest thing they go see a doctor. Doctors see more patients about back pain than anything else. It seems like everyone has it. Our back is a part of our vertebral column, which is the skeletal system. Our skeletal system is used to protect our organs, aid in locomotion, and for support to our body. The spinal cord is protected by bones that are called lumbar vertebrae. Scoliosis is one out of many reasons people may see a doctor. Which gives us questions, like- what is scoliosis, where exactly can it be found, is it found in females or males more, what are some things that can cause scoliosis and when to seek medical att ...
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