health and fitness

The Thin Ideal

The impact of media images on men and women in America is a formation of an unrealistic illustration of the thin ideal. The media has painted a picture of “the perfect body”, people who choose to accept these ideals develop a fantasy and fictitious image of what the ideal body...

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Musics Effect On A Listeners Body

Music is able to move the soul, and is so powerful it can send strong influences through the listener’s body and mind. As mentioned in Common Culture by Editors Michael Petracca and Madeleine Sorapure “[Music] can take us over completely – mentally, physically, emotionally” (235). Some music can calm a...

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Gigantism

Acromegaly is a rare but very serious disease frequently referred to as “Gigantism.” It is the direct result of an overproduction and secretion of the adenohypophyseal growth hormone. True to its name, the disease is characterized by an enlargement of the organs, bones, and soft tissues, as well as a...

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Cocaine And Morphine

Cocaine and Morphine Cocaine and morphine are two illicit substances that have been constantly abused and evolving over the past 150 years in the United States and around the world. Cocaine was first synthesized in 1855 but was not recognized for its medicinal effects until 1880 (History of Cocaine). Cocaine...

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Child Abuse

Community-based nursing care is referred to as the provision of ensurance of personal care to individuals and families in the community”(Lancaster, Stanhope, 2000).” Community Health Nursing Practice is the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving, and maintaining the health of populations through the delivery...

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C Albicans

The related yeasts Saccharyomyces cervisiae and Candida albicans can grow by producing a bud which is identical to the mother cell. What other forms of growth and development do these species undergo? Is there a connection between different growth forms and infection of humans by Candida? C. albicans and S....

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Stress a part of everyday life

Stress is a part of life that everyone deals with at one time or another. Everyone has different levels of stress and different coping mechanisms. Stress is a positive force that enables you to survive. A certain level of stress is beneficial and stimulates you to perform well. Too much...

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Sporadic Alzheimer 8217 S Disease The Disease Of The Century

Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease: The Disease of the Century Estimated about fifteen million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Some scientists believe that almost ninety percent of all Alzheimer’s disease is sporadic. Sporadic Alzheimer’s is a type of Alzheimer’s that either men or women of all ages can be...

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Petussis

During the 1900s the first epidemic of pertussis was noticed. It was a very common childhood illness. High rates of deaths were due to pertussis which is an acute infection of the respiratory tract. It was especially a serious disease in targeting infants due to their underdeveloped bodies. Around the...

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Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis

Congenital Insensitivity to Pain is a very amazing disease. I chose to report on the specific section of it dealing with Anhidrosis because this also leaves the infected individual with the inability to sweat. This causes problems such as fevers and overheating from over exertion or external heat which in...

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Psychological treatment of depression

Psychological treatment of depression can assist the depressed individual in several ways. First, supportive counseling helps ease the pain of depression, and addresses the feelings of hopelessness that accompany depression. Second, cognitive therapy changes the pessimistic ideas, unrealistic expectations and overly critical self evaluation that creates depression and sustains it....

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Nutrition Physical Activity And Mental Health

Australia over period has been identified been with National Health Priority Areas. This was in response to the World Health Organisation’s global strategy, Health for All by the Year 2000, which later became Health for All in the 21st Century (www.who.int.archives/hfa/policy).Seeking changes and improvement in the population’s health trends, these...

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Animal Testing Cruelty Or Necessity

Is using animals in medical research necessary? Some people would say yes, others would say no… but who’s right? No matter what one thinks or believes this question still remains yet to be answered. At first this question seems like its answer lies within ones opinion and only that, but...

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Ovarian Cancer

Of all gynecologic malignancies, ovarian cancer continues to have the highest mortality and is the most difficult to diagnose. In the United States female population, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in absolute mortality among cancer related deaths (13,000/yr). In most reported cases, ovarian cancer, when first diagnosed is in stages III...

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Smoking And Fitness

Smoking and fitness Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer morality in the United States. This statement is true because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are more acquired behaviors, ones that the individual chooses to do, and smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in our...

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Liver Transplant And Hepatitis C

The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. It is intimately Involved in almost every part of the body’s processes, and it has four crucial functions: Fuel Management, Nitrogen Excretion, Water Balance, and Detoxification. Being the central role of the body systems, when liver diseases...

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Adolescence

The term adolescence is derived from the Latin term for “growing up”. It is a period of transition in which children become adults. There are biological changes: a growth spurt, a change in bodily proportions, and the attachment of sexual maturity. (Gleitman, Fridlund, Reisburg, 2004, 540) Adolescence refers to the...

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The Importance Of Exercise

Exercise is not just for Olympic athletes or supermodels. In fact, you’re never too unfit, too young or too old to do it. Regardless of your age, gender or role in life, you can benefit from regular physical activity. If you’re committed, exercise in combination with a sensible diet can...

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Alzheimers Disease

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Last week, more than 12 million fans of “Coronation Street” tuned in to witness the final moments of one of the soap’s most enduring characters, Mike Baldwin. Once a domineering sharp-minded businessman, the soap followed his progression over a number of months to the extremely confused and venerable...

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Smoking As A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Smoking As A Weapon of Mass Destruction For decades smoking has been glamorized and alluring. It has been viewed as sexy, sophisticated, and elegant. It wasn’t until the 1960s that health authorities began challenging the “wonderful idea” of lighting up. Today, cigarettes have become the new weapon of mass destruction....

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Stem Cell Research

One of the most popular clinical studies being researched these days is stem cell transplantation. Until recently, moral issues of states and countries haven’t allowed research to expound deeply into the unknowns. Within the last ten years though, scientists have made leaps and bounds in finding out concrete facts that...

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Euthanasia Not A Step Down The Slippery Slope

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Are Not Steps Down a Slippery Slope Life and death, one can not exist without the other. No person can live without someday having to face death and no person can die without having lived. The following information should assist you to consider the rights, that...

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Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

The mountain pine beetle epidemic is causing environmental and social impacts to much of British Columbia. Our forests are very important and will no longer be able to maintain their role if changes are not made. The devastation has had a sweeping impact on B.C.’s ecological, and economical well-being. Additionally,...

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Teen Stress Depression And Suicide

Stress, Depression, and Suicide all have a connection to all of our lives. Sometimes they affect different people in many different ways. Sometimes people never even notice that they are starting to develop any of these serious conditions. There are many different ways to recognize these conditions. In this paper...

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Obesity and the dangers to the American population

Obesity is a disease that affects at least 39 million Americans. More than one quarter of all adults and about one in five children today are overweight. Some people are more vulnerable to obesity than others. Each year obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S. and costs...

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