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3,714 wordsMarjory MArijuana Beatriz Lama P&execute; rez 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 ...
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3,833 wordsRELAXATION IN CANCER Introduction Cancer is encroaching upon heart diseases status as the number one killer of Americans. Nearly one million people are diagnosed each year with some type of cancer (Heimlich, 1990) and will undergo chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination as an adjunct to surgery. Many of these patients report experiencing debilitating side effects to these treatments. Not only can the physical effects from the illness and the treatment be quite intense, the emotional and psy...
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1,653 wordsSchizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man. It has been misunderstood for a long time and has received relatively little attention. Schizophrenia is not a split personality, but a very rare and different disorder. It has an estimated one percent to one and a half percent of the U. S. population is being diagnosed with it over the course of their lives. Schizophrenia has a biological basis and is not caused by bad parenti...
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