• Breast Cancer Treatment Radiation Stage Therapy
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    Breast Cancer Treatment Only lung cancer kills more women each year in the United States than breast cancer does. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 184, 000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 1996 (ACS Breast). Although these statistics are alarming, there are a number of treatment options available for those that are diagnosed with breast cancer. The best way to treat any disease is to prevent it. Since little is known about breast cancer, there are no est...
  • Parkinson's Disease Treatment Brain Dopamine
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    Introduction Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting over 1 million people in the United States. Clinically, the disease is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor. Parkinson's disease is caused by the degeneration of the pigmented neurons in the Substantia Nigra of the brain, resulting in decreased dopamine availability. The Substantia Nigra is made up of cells called neurons o...
  • Parental Consent Form Code Of California
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    PARENTAL CONSENT FORM Activity: Trip to Mammoth Dates: to I hereby give my consent for my son, , to participate in a family vacation trip to Mammoth during the time period specified above. Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian Date AUTHORIZATION TO CONSENT TO EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF A MINOR I, the undersigned, the parent of, a minor, do hereby authorize the adults of the family as agent (s) for the undersigned to consent to any X-Ray examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treat...
  • Reform Treatment In Prison
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    Drug and alcohol treatment in prison will save billions of dollars and significantly reduce crime, according to a 281-page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University released on January 8 (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, "Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population," January 1998; Christopher Wren, "Alcohol or Drug Link Seen in 80% of Jailing's," New York Times, January 9, 1998, p. A 11;...
  • Cancer Is There An Effective Treatment
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    Introduction Purpose One of the many complications with cancer is that there are so many different types. Currently, there are 112 types of cancer, and there is an estimated 80 more types of cancer that are undiscovered. (United States Cancer Rates) That leads to as many different treatments as there are types of cancer. Figure 1, located after the Recommendations section, on page 8 displays the number of recorded cancer cases over the past 15 years. I propose to look at several types of treatme...
  • Water Purification Wastewater Treatment
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    There are many reasons why we need to treat our water, and there are also many different ways we can treat our water. Water is very important to our survival. Regulations are set so that our water is healthy for us to drink. Without those regulations there could be things in our water to cause us to be sick. Some problems in parts of the country are heavy metals. One of the best ways to see if you have heavy metals in your water is to have a lab test your water. Turbidity can also be a problem....
  • Ergot Amine Treatment Levels One
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    ! SSA review of research articles dealing with the potential effects of ergot alkaloids on the growth and reproductive performance of beef cattle grazing fescue. !" By Pia A. Herring September 20, 2001 Assignment #2 A GSC 514 Introduction Due to the enormous amounts of money that are lost yearly to tall fescue toxicosis, there have been numerous studies conducted to try and discover the specific mechanisms of action that the toxins present in the fungus Neotyphodium follow. Researchers have look...
  • Hmo Regulation Health Care
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    Mark Miller ENG 101 December 2, 2000 HMO Regulation Health Maintenance Organizations, or HMO's, are a very important part of the American health care system. Also referred to as managed care programs, HMO's are combinations of doctors and insurance companies that are formed into one organization. This organization provides treatment to its members at fixed costs and decides on what treatment, if any, will be given based on the patient's or doctor's current health plan. Sometimes, no treatment is...
  • Risk Behavior Treatment Test Study
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    Evaluation of a Mental Health Treatment Court with Assertive Community Treatment 1. This article studied the effect of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) versus Treatment as Usual (TAU) on the life satisfaction ratings, psychological distress, level of functioning, substance use issues, and criminal activity of mentally ill residents of the Santa Barbara County Jail. The study administered four instruments to measure these variables. They used the Behavioral and Symptom Identification scale, th...
  • Employment And Drug Treatment
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    Employment/Treatment Enterprise! y entreatment! | services"h Treatment and rehabilitation services. g. ! yen soft! | skills such as CV writing, cover letters"h Specialist employability programmes and mainstream education. g. ! yen hard! | skills for local labour markets"h Training and employment services. g. work experience in voluntary sector Nai Zindagi (New Life) case study Nai Zindagi, Pakistan"h Project founded in 1990 by Tariq Zafar "h Argued that! yen traditional! | treatments focus on s...
  • Incarceration Vs Treatment Low Level
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    Incarceration vs. Treatment The focus of this paper is incarceration versus treatment of low level drug offenders in California. The viewpoint in favor of incarceration is supported by the deterrence and incapacitation theory. This theory promotes increased arrests, prosecutions, and prison sentences as the primary means to dissuade drug use and street crime by removing the offender from the community. The theory further states that by implementing stricter sanctions targeting low level drug off...
  • Dependent Variable Subjects Treatment Group
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    Psych. 101 Designing an Experiment 1. If twelve year old girls, who normally eat sugary foods, where introduced to thirty minutes of exercise each day, then I think that over a six month period of time they would not only benefit physically, but would also benefit psychologically from increased self-esteem. 2. I am studying the effects what just thirty minutes of exercise a day would do for the self-esteem and physical attributes of twelve year old girls, possibly keeping them from becoming obes...
  • Public Health Methadone Treatment Drug
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    The Government Should Get Involved With The Cure To Opiate Addiction Through The Use Of The Methadone Program In Order To Reduce Crime, Death, Disease, And Drug Use. Methadone, a long-acting synthetic narcotic analgesic, was first used in the maintenance treatment of drug addiction in the mid-1960 s by Drs. Vincent Dole and Marie Nyswander of Rockefeller University. There are now 115, 000 methadone maintenance patients in the United States, 40, 000 of whom are in New York State and about half th...
  • Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Mentally Ill
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    Part One In 1955, over 559, 000 individuals resided in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. By 1995, however, the number had drastically diminished to 69, 000, (National Health Policy Forum, 2000). This drastic reduction was largely due to the discovery of antipsychotic medications in the 1950 s, and the deinstitutionalization movement of the 1960 s, wherein several thousands of mentally ill individuals were released from psychiatric institutions to return to their communities for treatment. Mental ...
  • Euthanasia Refuse Treatment
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    EUTHANASIA A critical analysis. Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends of disagreement, advocates say euthanasia (which in Greek means "easy death") is a good, or merciful, death. Opponents of euthanasia say it is a fancy word for murder. Between the two extremes, there are various positions for and against euthanasia. One position opposes cases of "active...
  • Abuse And Drug Use
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    In "Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Women Participating in Outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment" Ms. Gil-Rivas, Mr. Fiorentine, and Mr. Anglin discuss the role played by abuse in the success or failure of treatment of drug abuse. There is indication that sexual and physical abuse results in an increased level of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Sexual abuse has been defined as being, "Forced or pressured to perform, or being involved in, any sexual...
  • Study Aggressive Bone Cancer Treatment Best
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    This article talks about how British researchers have shown that high-dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant together are far more effective against the bone cancer multiple myeloma than standard chemo. Patients in the eight-year study who got the more intensive treatment usually survived a year longer. Dr. Len Lichtenfels, spokesman for the American Cancer Society said, "A one-year increase in survival in a study like this is very significant." Also, patients getting the more intensive tr...
  • Analysis Of Bipolar Disorder
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    This article is based on bipolar disorder in everyday people. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness is identified by intense and random mood swings. Most everyone effected by this illness go into relapse. This paper analyzes the research by Weisman et. al. (2002). They conducted a study on bipolar individuals, which consists of a three-element treatment. The segments include Psycho education, Communication Training, and Problem Solving. Weisman et. al. (2002) wanted to discover whether their tre...
  • Abstract Introduction The Development
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    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 sufficient 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 treatment goals. Two hypotheses guided our ...
  • Length Of Treatment Substance Addiction Variables
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    Addiction Treatment Addiction Treatment Addiction Treatment Essay, Research Paper Addiction Treatment This study will explore existing research data and reports from various agencies and journals in order to answer the question: does the length of treatment improve the success of people who are addicted to drugs and / or alcohol? I have chosen several scientific journal articles concerning the relationship between the success rate of substance abusing clients and their length of time spent in tr...