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  • Prevention Of Heart Disease
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    Heart Disease It is the time of progress. The time of supercomputers, space shuttles, and many other wonders of technology. We have walked on the moon. We do our shopping at home via Internet navigation. We can not only talk with, but we can see the person we are talking to thousands of miles away. It is mankind's greatest hour. Yet sadly, it is also our time of dying. Strange that no matter how advanced our society has become, our nation's health hasn t caught up. After all, heart disease, also...
  • Small Monkey Virus
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    The Hot Zone Essay submitted by Bryan Wetzel Setting: The setting g takes place in two major places. Reston Maryland which is a suburb of Washington DC. and the second major area is in Kenya Africa. The story takes place in the 1980's. Main Characters: Since this story is a true story there is no one character that is a main character. The author does not create the story around any one main character so I'll just list every character I can remember from the book. 1. Charles Monet: He was the fi...
  • Coronary Artery Disease Heart Disease Heart Disease
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    Coronary Artery Disease Heart Disease Heart disease can take many forms. The form of heart disease I am focusing on is coronary disease. Different arteries supply different areas of the heart with oxygenated blood. If one or more of these arteries become narrowed or clogged as a result of coronary artery disease, or the artery cannot fully supply the part of the heart it is responsible for. The heart is an effective pump only when good blood supply is maintained to all heart muscles. If an arter...
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
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    Arthritis is a general term for approximately 100 diseases that produce either INFLAMMATION of connective tissues, particularly in joints, or noninflammatory degeneration of these tissues. The word means 'joint inflammation,' but because other structures are also affected, the diseases are often called connective tissue diseases. The terms rheumatism and rheumatic diseases are also used. Besides conditions so named, the diseases include gout, lupus erythematous, ankylosing spondylitis, degenerat...
  • Patients With Acute Liver Disease
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    The Three categories of disease are very different from one another. Communicable, Chronic and Degenerative and Hereditary and Genetic Disorders all have their own types of treatments and or cures and are all spread differently. Communicable diseases are diseases caused by pathogens that can be spread from one person or animal to another these diseases. These diseases are also called infectious diseases. The easiest way to prevent the spread of these diseases is to keep a clean environment and w...
  • Hemophilia And Female Carriers
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    Hemophilia Tim Pois al Biology-2nd period Hemophilia is a genetic blood disease, which is characterized by the inability of blood to clot, or coagulate even from minor injuries. This disease is caused by an insufficiency of certain blood proteins, called factors, that participate in blood clotting and often by sudden gene mutation. Therefore, with the absence of factors, the blood clotting process is prolonged. There are different types of hemophilia, hemophilia A and hemophilia B for example. H...
  • Christmas Disease And Factor Nine Hemophilia
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    Hemophilia is a sex-linked hereditary bleeding disorder in which it takes a long time for the blood to clot and abnormal bleeding occurs. It is a hereditary blood coagulation disorder caused by a deficient activity of plasma protein factor thirteen and nine, which affects the clotting property of blood. A coagulation disorder is a disorder associated with platelets- blood cells essential for blood clotting. The platelets don't function properly in the body of hemophiliacs. There are two types of...
  • Coronary Heart Disease
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    Cardiovascular diseases include a wide range of heart abnormalities, as well as diseases of other parts of the circulatory system, such as the coronary arteries, ther cerebrovascular system, the aorta and pulmonary vessels, and the peripheral arteries and veins. Abnormalities of these structures may be either congenital or acquired over time. It has been said that cardiovascular disease kills about 954,000 people annually, including more than 156,000 people under the age of sixty-five years. 'Be...
  • Cvd Smoking
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    Abstract Smoking is a deadly habit to keep, literally. Smoking along with other contributing factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol can cause chronic diseases. One disease that has been the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease has many contributors, but smoking itself is a high risk to contract the disease. Non-smokers also have to pay attention to the air they are breathing because the smoke around you can kill you! What i...
  • Most Common Treatment For Addison's Disease
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    Addison's disease Addison's disease is a disorder of the endocrine system. It is a hormonal disorder that can strike anyone, any gender at any age. Addison's disease has also been called Adrenal Insufficiency because the root of the disease is in the adrenal gland not producing enough of the hormone cortisol, or sometimes not enough of the hormone aldosterone to satisfy the body's needs. Cortisol is in the class of hormones called and affects almost every organ in the body. One of the most impor...
  • Safe For The Donor And The Blood
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    The Safety of Blood five-year old girl is riding down the street, on her way to her best friend's house. She doesn't have a care in the world and is quietly humming to herself. Suddenly a car whips around the corner and swerves to avoid the child, but he looses control and squarely hits the girl, causing the her to fall and get trapped between the car and her battered bicycle. A main artery in her leg has been severed and blood fills the gutter of the street. As she gets rushed to the hospital i...
  • Most Common Way Malaria
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    Malaria (also called fever, black water fever, malaria, plasmodium, Quartan malaria, and tertian malaria) is one of the most infectious and most common diseases in the world. This serious, sometimes-fatal disease is caused by a parasite that is carried by a certain species of mosquito called the Anopheles. It claims more lives every year than any other transmissible disease except tuberculosis. Every year, five hundred million adults and children (around nine percent of the world's population) c...
  • Sheep's Blood Cells
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    Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is a double stranded DNA virus indistinguishable from other members of the herpes virus group. It get its' name from the mononuclear (single nucleus) cells. It is also known as the "kissing disease", because the most frequent mode of transmission is intimate salivary contact. It can also be transmitted from shared drinking and eating utensils, toothbrushes, etc. Mono is not likely to spread by aerosol (ex. sneezing) or fo mit...
  • Normal Clotting Of Blood
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    Hemophilia Can you imagine being born not able to play sports Or can you imagine what it would be like if you had to be injected with blood regularly just to stay alive For more than 15,000 Americans, this way of life is a reality. Hemophilia is an inherited disease in which one or more blood-clotting proteins called antihemophilic globulin, or factor V are defective. This is what these people are suffering from. In fact, out of every 10,000 baby boys born, at least 1 of them suffers from hemoph...
  • Empedocles Four Humors
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    Medieval doctors had quite an understanding of the human anatomy, considering their lack of equipment and knowledge. Most doctors in medieval times were philosophers more than actual medical doctors as most people know them today. Much of the knowledge they did acquire may have only been speculation, but quite a bit of it was due to concentrated observation. Many scientists studied wounds and diseases intensely and one scientist in particular, Empedocles, came to the conclusion that that body co...
  • Cenegenics Disease Risk Profile
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    The Cenegenics Medical Institutes are located in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. Cenegenics also has Physician Affiliates in most states and British Columbia that have been trained and certified by Cenegenics in Age Management Medicine. Cenegenics Medical Institute offers two options for completing an Executive Health Program Evaluation. The first option is to visit one of our Institutes in Las Vegas, Toy ko, Hong Kong or Seoul for a complete MedBACE Evaluation. If you are not able to lea...
  • Risk Of Developing Coronary Artery Disease
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    "Heart disease, also called coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, 41.2% of all deaths in the United States were related to cardiovascular disease. About every 29 seconds one American will have a heart attack; about every minute one American will die from a heart attack. Fourteen million Americans have active symptoms of heart disease (heart attack or chest pains). ...
  • High Blood Pressure
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    Hypertension, the technical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a common disorder characterized by elevated blood pressure. The disease, which is most common in African Americans, has no single identifiable cause, but obesity, a high sodium intake, and a family history of high blood pressure increase the risk of the disorder. This condition, in turn, can silently contribute to heart disease, stroke and kidney failure and thus plays a part in some 500,000 deaths every year. This disorder...
  • Rh Factor Like The Blood Types
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    Rh Factor Incompatibility and How it Affects a Pregnant Mother and Her Fetus or Newborn Rh incompatibility is a condition that occurs when the mother of a fetus or a newborn has Rh-negative blood type and the fetus or newborn has Rh-positive blood. This incompatible blood reaction may cause progressive problems in a newborn as well as life-threatening problems for future pregnancies. What is the Rh Factor? Rh factor is a protein present in red blood cells. Proteins called antigens on the surface...
  • Leading Serologic Cause Of Blood Donor Deferral
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    CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING INTRODUCTION Each year, more than 14 million units of blood and products are collected from 6 million people who walk into their local donation center, appear at mobile blood drives or donate at any one of multiple creative spots where the trained blood drawing staff can be found. These people provide for the million of patients who are transfused every year. The reason why someone donates blood can be as varied as the type of people who donate. The basic re...

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