"Disease" Essays and Research Papers

Disease

 Is Obesity Really a Disease? The controversial debate on whether obesity should be classified as a disease has been around for some time. Recently, the American Medical Association officially classified obesity as a disease. Disease is generally defined as an abnormal condition that results from developmental errors and/or unfavorable environmental factors that cannot be controlled. It can be caused by an external source, such as some sort of pathogen or an internal dysfunction of cells. Obesity...

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Diseases

Among the current fields of research in Biotechnology, research on drugs and vaccines targeting viral diseases such as HIV/AIDs has been of major importance given the high prevalence of these diseases across the world. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a type of virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune-deficiency Syndrome) (HIV and AIDS, n.d). The virus devastates the body’s defense mechanism, leaving a victim highly susceptible to opportunistic infections such as those caused by bacteria, fungi...

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The Disease of Masturbation

The Disease of Masturbation: Values and the concept of Disease by Engelhardt Englhardt’s article The Disease Of Masturbation is an example of the ways in which values impact society’s definition of disease. I agree that it is possible that science is being, or has been, limited by the values within society. For science to conclude that masturbation causes such aliments as blindness and epilepsy it appears evident that science is being misguided by values of the time. I believe...

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Batten's Disease

Batten's Disease People cease to exist each and every day. With every passing minute, over one hundred people breathe their last and depart from this world. Death comes by many means: deprivation of food, war, epidemic, disease, and old age. Diseases are accountable for death in many people. A prominent family of ailments is neurological disorders. Batten disease is one subset of neurological disorders. Battens assaults its victims in the childhood years and eventually takes their lives...

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Leprosy (Hanson's Disease)

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease, is a medical condition that basically attacksthe surface nerves of an individual, causing a feeling of numbness and lack of sensation. Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. This disease is acquired, transmitted and spread by common airborne infections such as sneezing and coughing. The most evident primary symptom of leprosy is the appearance of a patch on the skin, commonly associated with loss of feeling or sensation. Most people think that people...

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Huntingtons Disease

In one to three percent of Huntingtons Disease patients, have no family history of HD (HuntingtonsDisease1). Huntington’s disease is a very inconvenient and frustrating disease, scientists are trying to create treatments and a cure for Huntington’s disease. The one problem with finding a cure is the lack of funding, with your help though, there is hope. HD dose not have a cure, but knowing what it is, the history, current treatment, may help scientists find a cure and provide more funding for research...

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Alzheimers Disease

“Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the human brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and a disturbance in at least one other thinking function” (Bronstein & Pulst, 2003). When we hear about Alzheimer’s disease we automatically think of older people. This is because this disease most often occurs in adults after the age of 65. Statistics show that one in eight individuals will have Alzheimer’s after they reach age 65 (Cavanaugh & Blanchard-Fields, 2002). Alzheimer’s disease is a...

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Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Communicable diseases have been a plague on mankind since the beginning of history. Communicable diseases can instill fear, panic, and public outrage. The outcry for communicable disease control, prevention, and eradication has been the driving force behind physicians and organizations. Understanding the communicable disease, the origin, the causation behind the spread of the disease, and how to prevent further spread of the communicable disease is the intent of these physicians...

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Huntingtons Disease

 Huntington's disease John Doe HCS/245 10/20/2013 Prof Jane Huntington's disease In 1993 researchers discovered the gene that causes Huntington’s disease. (Huntington's disease Society of America, 8/27) Huntington’s disease is a disease which progressively degenerates cells in the brain slowly over time. Since the nerve cells in the brain are slowly dying it causes uncontrollable movements, emotion changes and other forms of determination of psychological aspects. (The Diagnosis...

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European Diseases

deadly diseases infecting an unsuspecting population that had no immunity to such diseases. The Europeans were said to be thoroughly diseased by the time Columbus set sail on his first voyage (Cowley, 1991). Through the domestication of such animals as pigs, horses, sheep, and cattle, the Europeans exposed themselves to a vast array of pathogens which continued to be spread through wars, explorations, and city-building. Thus any European who crossed the Atlantic was immune to such diseases as measles...

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Huntington Disease

Huntington disease Email this page to a friendShare on facebookShare on twitterBookmark & SharePrinter-friendly version Huntington disease is a disorder in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste away, or degenerate. The disease is passed down through families. Causes Huntington disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4. The defect causes a part of DNA, called a CAG repeat, to occur many more times than it is supposed to. Normally, this section of DNA is repeated 10...

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lifestyle diseases

Lifestyle Diseases There are many diseases that contribute immensely to the burden placed on a person, a family, a society and a country, and despite advances in medicine, the number of people with such diseases continues to increase with people dying younger. In a newspaper article dated back two years stated that in June the previous year, Pacific health ministers had declared a non-communicable disease (NCD) crisis because it was revealed that the Pacific was breeding a generation of obese...

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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease/Hepatitis Francois Drof HCS/457 March 18, 2013 Lindsay Cogan Communicable Disease/Hepatitis B The communicable disease I have chosen for this paper is Hepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This virus can cause infections that can last a life time. These infections include cirrhosis of the liver (scarring), liver cancer, liver failure, and ultimately death. Hepatitis B is highly contagious and this disease affects one...

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Disease Questionnaire

Grading Criteria Disease Questionnaire The Disease Questionnaire is designed to test your current knowledge regarding disease and its impact on society, after you have completed the required readings. Be prepared to discuss the questionnaire in class. 1. WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PREVENT NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS? a. Taking a bath b. Hand-washing c. Eating right d. Using a tissue when sneezing 2. Actions that can lead to cancer prevention include...

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Huntigton's Disease

Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s disease, or also known as Huntington’s Chorea, is an incurable hereditary brain disorder, which causes nerve cells to become damaged, resulting in various parts of the brain deteriorating. Huntington’s disease was recognized by George Huntington in 1872. Huntington’s disease had been acknowledged as a disease entity previously, several people before 1872 reported having and describing movement disorders that later would be connected to Huntington’s disease. The disease...

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Diseases of WWI

deaths due to harsh fighting, World War I was known for many reasons for soldier’s deaths. It was very hard for soldier’s to get the type of medical care and technology that we have today, and difficult to be cured. In this case, during World War I diseases were very common and were spread thoroughly. Fighting in the WWI meant being high at risk of death. Soldiers were constantly doing life threatening duties. Deaths numbers were so intense that “after a year and a half of fighting, more than 53...

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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease Student Name: Course No: Date: Instructor: A communicable disease can be defined as a disease that is spread or can be spread from one individual to another or sometimes from an animal to a human being (Webber, 2009). The spread of a communicable disease does not only happen through airborne bacteria or viruses, but also through blood and other fluids of the body. Communicable diseases are sometimes termed as contagious or infectious diseases. Tuberculosis...

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Mutative Diseases

often are those that cause disease such as, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, and Tay-Sachs disease (Genetics.) These specific diseases are both devastating and life changing. Each disease is caused by a mutation in different gene and in turn affects different parts of a person’s body. Each disease also has a list of symptoms, treatments, and possible preventative tips. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects mostly the lungs and digestive track. This disease is caused by a mutation...

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease-Final Draft When you go out to the park, or even your backyard, you are exposed to ticks. Ticks are small arachnids, which are joint-legged invertebrate animals. They live off of the blood of mammals, birds, and reptiles. Furthermore, you may or may not know that Lyme disease is most frequently detected in rodent-feeding vector ticks (“Ticks”). There was a tremendous outbreak of Lyme in 1975- in its hometown of Lyme, Connecticut-when it was classified as a new disease (“Lyme disease...

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Over Nutrition (Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases)

KEY ISSUES REG No: OVER NUTRITION (OBESITY AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES) In the past, overweight people were believed to be the healthiest, more likely to have resistance to diseases and infections (Ebbeling et al, 2002). Some decades ago, the increase in non-communicable diseases associated with overweight and obesity has arguably become a public health problem in developed countries and more recently in under developed countries; with 8 million overweight people living in developed countries...

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Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Foot and Mouth Disease GE 1092 English Composition IA Abstract Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection, usually caused by Coxsackievirus A. It’s highly contagious and spreads through coughing, sneezing, sneezes, and even contact with infected stools. Hand, foot and mouth disease is common in children but rare in healthy adults. Most adults are immune to the virus because they had contact with it as a child. Early symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease include a fever and...

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases Megan Jones BIO 101 Final Paper Over the past few years, it has become quite obvious that Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) pose a much larger threat than they did thirty years ago. By observing their studies and trends, experts have nearly proven that Emerging Infectious Diseases are not just a thing of the past. Many of these diseases originate in a non-human animal source, also known as zoonoses (zoonotic hosts). It is most important that the experts communicate...

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Huntington's Disease Media Critique

Media Critique of Huntington’s Disease There are a lot of different books, movies and TV shows that portray neuropsychological disorders. The popular show House M.D. showed the audience so many cases of different diseases that give an interesting knowledge to the viewers. Sometimes it is real life cases, but most of the time it is imagination of the screenwriters. Each episode is different and was not focused for a long time on one specific disease except Huntington’s. Dr. Hadley (Olivia Wild)...

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Disease and Treatments in the Victorian Era

Diseases and Treatments in the Victorian Era By: Will Kraemer September 28, 2011 Outline I- Introduction: the thoughts and ideas about diseases. II- Body: living conditions/ why they got sick 1. How the filth and grime led to diseases 2. Home-remedies 3. Death III- Body: Diseases 1. Cholera 2. Tuberculosis 3. Typhus IV- Body: Treatments and medical discoveries 1. Why they started caring about sanitation and hygiene 2. How they cured it before...

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Human Health And Disease

Human Health and Disease   What is health? ‘The state of complete physical, mental and social well-being’ To sustain a healthy lifestyle person needs:   •A balanced and varied diet   Take exercise   Proper shelter    Enough sleep Good hygiene will reduce the likelihood of infection What is disease?   Disease is a disorder or malfunction of the mind or body, which leads to a departure from good health. Can be a disorder of a specific tissue or organ due to a single cause. E.g. malaria. May...

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The Emergence of Infectious Disease

infectious disease has garnered attention by those concerned with public health and safety; these diseases appear on populations or have existed before but have evolved and increase the rate of incidence on those within its range. There are many factors that can lead to the emergence of disease on a population from ecological or demographic changes, to evolution of microorganisms. However, international travel and trade has been a powerful force in the emergence of infectious disease on a population...

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Confirming Alzehimer's Disease

Running head: Confirming Alzheimer’s Disease Confirming Alzheimer’s Disease Carissa Davis Walden University Diagnosis and Assessments 6720 Confirming Alzheimer’s Disease The Forgetful Mail Carrier Han’s is a 66 year old retired government worker that has been dealing with issues related to his memory. Han’s retired at the age of 60 because he could no longer perform his duties at work properly. The problems with his work performance had been an issue for five years before his...

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Skin Diseases and Treatments

Diseases of the Skin and Treatments Kari Fournier MO150-7 September 18, 2011 Instructor Eileen Domerchie Diseases of the Skin and Treatments In this paper, I am going to be writing about 3 different types of diseases of the skin and their treatments. Also I will be including the signs and symptoms, causes of the diseases, and the medication side effects. The first topic will be about Measles, which is an example of a viral skin infection. Next topic will be about Malignant Melanoma...

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Communicable diseases P1 P2

Communicable diseases include malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, infant’s diarrhoea, measles and poliomyelitis diseases are passed on to people who are not already affected by it. To collect this data we use mortality rates, morbidity rates, disease incidence, disease prevalence and disability adjusted life years. They are spreading from person to person or from animals to people. It spreads by viruses or bacteria, but can also pass through blood or other body fluid. Disease Incidence: The incidence...

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Laws on Contagious Disease Quarantine

sources of current legal thinking on quarantine for contagious diseases. The first originates in the law of quarantine itself. The second concerns civil commitment. Quarantine laws are limited to controlling infectious diseases. Civil commitment laws govern incarceration when people are a danger to themselves or others, are mentally ill and unable to care for themselves, or present a danger to others because they spread infectious disease. Before antibiotics, quarantine was important in preventing...

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Non Communicable Disease

The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases Contents: * Author info * Abstract * Bibliographic info * Download info * Related research * References * Citations * Lists * Statistics * Corrections ------------------------------------------------- Author Info * David E. Bloom ( dbloom@hsph.harvard.edu) (Harvard School of Public Health) * Elizabeth Cafiero ( ecafiero@hsph.harvard.edu) (Harvard School of Public Health) * Eva Jané-Llopis (...

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Periodontal Disease

English 102 Ms. Vatcher, MA 1 October 2002 Why Periodontal Disease Should be a Concern to All. Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis. This infection is serious enough, that it can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. This chronic infection starts around the tooth and it affects the supporting bone and gums. Periodontal disease can affect anywhere from one tooth to all thirty-two teeth. The disease pathology starts with the plaque that builds up on your teeth...

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Wilsons disease

April 22,2014 Disease fact sheet What is Wilson disease? Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that prevents the body from getting rid of extra copper. A small amount of copper obtained from food is needed to stay healthy, but too much copper is poisonous. In Wilson disease, copper builds up in the liver, brain, eyes, and other organs. Over time, high copper levels can cause life-threatening organ damage. Pathophysiology and clinical features of Wilson disease Wilson disease is an autosomal...

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Parkinson Disease

Parkinson Disease Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. The most well-known sign of Parkinson disease is the tremor in just one hand. Family can notice that you have Parkinson disease when there’s little expression in your face and you don’t swing your arms when you walk. Speech often becomes soft and mumbling. Parkinson disease symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses. There are many different medicines that treat this disease, but sometimes...

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Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s Disease Definition- Huntington’s Disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Classification- This disease affects the musculoskeletal system due to loss of brain cells that control the initiation, coordination and fluidity of movement. This disease also affects the digestive system due to the loss of muscle control affects chewing and swallowing. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association notes that people with Huntington's...

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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease HCS 457 September 24, 2012 Heather Steiner Communicable Disease Tuberculosis is a communicable disease that affects a person’s lungs. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium. Untreated TB can be fatal, in the past TB was the leading cause of death in the United States. There are two TB related conditions that exit: latent TB infection and Active TB infection. TB can be transmitted to others when an infected person coughs or sneezes...

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Huntington’s Disease

about Huntington’s disease. After reading this paper and the subsequent ones to come, you surely will. According to PudMedHealth.com, “Huntington’s disease is a disorder passed down through families in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste away or degenerate.” This can lead to many different complications to a person’s health. In most cases, the disease’s symptoms develop later in life during a person’s mid thirties-forties. There are also instances where the disease becomes on-set in...

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Lyme Disease

Research paper Lyme disease is a tick-borne systemic infection cause by a spiral organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, characterized by neurologic, joint, and cardiac manifestations. Lyme disease is carried by a tiny tick. It begins with a bite and a rash that can be so slight, you may not even notice. However the consequences can be serious, sometimes even fatal. Lyme disease can create symptoms that mimic a wide variety of other diseases, ranging from juvenile arthritis to multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer’s...

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Principles of Disease and Epidemiology

Chapter 14 – Principles of Disease and Epidemiology Pathology Infection and Disease 1. Pathology is the scientific study of disease – concerned with cause (etiology) and manner in which disease develops (pathogenesis) - Also concerned with structural and functional changes brought about by disease and final effects on the body 2. Infection – invasion or colonization of the body by pathogenic microorganisms 3. Disease – when infection results in change in state of health Normal Microbiota...

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Huntington's Disease

Description Huntington disease is a hereditary disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington disease, or hereditary chorea, has an extensive impact on a person's functional abilities and usually results in movement, perceptive and psychiatric disorders (Walker, 2007). It is named after the American physician George Huntington, who provided one of the first descriptions of the disease in 1872 (Huntington, 1872). The disease causes nerve cells in the brain to die which...

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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease Svetlana Brooks HCS/457 April 22, 2013 Deborah Ayers Communicable Disease A communicable disease is an infectious disease transmitted from one person to another directly or indirectly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and nearly one in five of those are not aware that they are infected (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS...

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Wilsons Disease

Wilson's Disease is a genetic disorder that is fatal unless detected and treated before serious illness develops from copper poisoning. Wilson's Disease affects one in thirty thousand people world wide. The genetic defect causes excessive copper accumulation. Small amounts of copper are essential as vitamins. Copper is present in most foods, and most people get much more than they need. Healthy people excrete copper they don't need, but Wilson's Disease patients cannot...

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Non Infectious Disease

introduction Non-infectious diseases (also called Non-communicable diseases) are those diseases that are not caused by a pathogen and cannot be shared from one person to another. Disease caused by these organisms are infectious diseases. There are many kinds of non-infectious diseases. Non-infectious diseases may be caused by either the environment, nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle choices, or genetic inheritances. Unlike infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases are not communicable or contagious...

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Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroid Disease Kelly Erickson Week 9 Assignment 9/28/13 Martha Johnson Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid Disease "Mischief just seems to follow wherever Dennis appears, but it is the product of good intentions, misdirected helpfulness, good-hearted generosity, and, possibly, an overactive thyroid ... The Merchant of Dennis the Menace." Hank Ketchum Additionally when comparing Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, it is useful to consider the symptoms, treatment, and life with the disease. The...

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Huntington's Disease

 Huntington’s Disease Garry Estrada University of Phoenix PSYCH/575 February 6, 2011 Rex Philpot, Ph.D. Huntington’s Disease The human body in its ability to function properly is comprised of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, and the autonomic nervous system, which is a “branch of the peripheral nervous system” (Carlson, 2010, p. 97). The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system make up the primary controls that...

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Chief Complaint: Parents report that their son has been febrile for a few days and “he has been rubbing his right ear off and on”. SUBJECTIVE: HPI: A six-year-old male patient was brought into the clinic accompanied by both parents (mother and father). They said there son was feverish over the last few days reporting the highest fever of a 100.1. Parents noticed him recently touching his right ear as if he had an ear infection. The mother treated her son with Children’s Tylenol...

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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular disease is defined as a disease that affects any area of the cardiovascular system, including the heart and blood vessels, and covers a range of diseases such as arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Diet plays a vital part in the prevention and control of these diseases however other manageable factors such as smoking and physical inactivity also contribute to the diseases if not controlled correctly. However corrective action or...

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Disease Trend

HCA/240 Disease Trends and the Delivery of Health Care Services This research project will discuss how demographics disease trends affect the delivery of health care. We will begin with the current age of the United States Population and how changes will and our occurring within the next 10-20 years. Second, we will identify factors that support our environment and the demographic trends that are changing. We will provide examples of relevant disease and how the aging trend will increase...

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Alzheimers Disease

e with Alzheimer’s disease have impaired abilities due to the destruction of nerve cells in the brain (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2011). Alzheimer’s disease is a “degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia, that results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood, that leads in advanced cases to a profound decline in cognitive and physical functioning” (Merium-Webster dictionary). Alzheimer’s...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Specific Purpose: To help my audience understand what Alzheimer’s Disease is. Thesis Statement: The need to educate people on Alzheimer’s Disease for family members or friends in-case a loved one is diagnosed. Introduction: A. What would one do if their family member or friend knew of someone who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease? What would they do to help or take care of this family member? Well, I work in a nursing home with the elderly with this disease every day...

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Celiac Disease

Literature Review Aida Vega El Paso Community College March 8, 2013 Aida Vega Professor Kathleen Bombach English 1302 March 8, 2013 Everyone that has phenylketonuria or celiac disease knows that this is something serious and it will affect them. Emily Meyers is a mother of a child with phenylketonuria; she says it was the hardest thing. Because not only does she have to give her baby a diet. She knew that if she didn’t take her of her health, her daughter could be affected with...

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THE FIFTH DISEASE

 THE FIFTH DISEASE Alexis Herrera Dr. Konings BioL 2401 Abstract Fifth Disease is a rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. Fifth Disease also known as erythema infectiosum is more common in children than adults. A person usually gets sick within 4-14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B19. The first symptoms of Fifth Disease are usually mild and nonspecific. The first signs of Parvovirus B19 are fever, runny nose, and headache, and then after several days you may get a...

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alzheimers disease

2014 Psychology 200 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Paper Kelsey Larrabee Abstract: Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in elderly individuals. Currently, 4.5 million people in the United States approximately have Alzheimer’s disease. (Burns) Alzheimer’s disease presents the victim with a sharp decline in memory, language, visuospatial perception, executive functioning and decision-making. Because this disease is so harsh on people’s personality, behavioral...

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Alzheimers Disease.

Abstract The following paper focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, the disease which is a devastating brain disease and is one of the most typical forms of dementia, a general term that is most commonly used for memory loss and the diminishing in mental and physical abilities. It is most frequently diagnosed in the elderly although there have been some cases of the disease affecting people of middle age. There is not one known single cause for Alzheimer's, however, scientists believe that due to the structural...

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Niemann Picks Disease

Niemann Pick Disease A genetic disease is defined as being a disease or disorder that was inherited genetically by an offspring from his or her biological parents. These diseases or disorders can vary in effects and consequences towards the human bodies and may also greatly differ from one organism to another, however they can equally have identical results. They tend to affect the genes, chromosomes, cells and a few other parts of the body by altering, deleting, substituting, etc. the components...

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Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a disease found in the small bowel. This disease does not have a cure. It can only be treated with a strict diet. There are four types of celiac, and all but one can be treated. The disease is a genetically inherited associated with the HL4 locus found on the arm of the chromosome six (schaffner,small-bowel and bacterial overgrowth 2006 pg.99). This disease can cause a lot of problems with a patient if not treated properly. The proper treatment for most individuals...

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Infectious Diseases

Lazaro Castillo 04/16/2012 Infectious Diseases One infectious disease I will be discussing is called Diphtheria. Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection, which mainly affects the nose, throat and occasionally the skin, but in more serious cases, it can attack the heart and nerves. Diphtheria is caused by a bacterium known as C. diphtheiae. The bacteria produce a toxin (poison) that is carried in the bloodstream and causes tissue damage in the area of infection, usually the nose...

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Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Brittany Mathis HCS/245 July 14,2013 Tynan Weed Abstract Alzheimer’s has many causes and affects each patient differently. There have been studies done that have found that older African American’s are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than older whites. A cause of Alzheimer’s has not been completely identified yet, but genetic and environmental factors are known to increase the risk. While we all know that Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease there are...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer ’s disease A form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal ailment that affects the brain with abnormal deposits of proteins that form amyloid plaques and tau tangles so once-healthy neurons begin to work less efficiently. The disease is found most commonly to affect those older than sixty-five. This disease usually last for seven to ten years, with less than three percent making it past fourteen years. The first signs and symptoms of developing Alzheimer’s disease are relatively...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease; it often attacks the brain tissues causing memory loss of one’s identity and regular behaviors. Statistics indicates that the rate of predicted people to get Alzheimer’s will increase briskly as time goes on. There are currently no cures for such disastrous disease, but there are currently approved treatments available that can help people within the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Once the disease is too far along...

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