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Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Qigong, and Chinese Medicine Stephen Barrett, M.D. Chinese medicine, often called Oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), encompasses a vast array of folk medical practices based on mysticism. It holds that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through 14 channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions. Illness is attributed to imbalance or interruption of chi.. Ancient practices such as acupuncture a
Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church
Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church
Homosexual Marriage And The Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one sh
Human Genome Project
Human Genome Project
Human Genome Project Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international 13 year effort that began in October of 1990. The main objective of the project is to map the entire human DNA sequence. The project was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances have moved the completion date to 2003. A rough draft of the human genome was completed in June 2000. Efforts are still underway to complete the finished high quality sequence. Many laboratories around the Unite
Acl Injuries: Who, How, And Why?
Acl Injuries: Who, How, And Why?
Acl Injuries: Who, How, And Why? ACL Injuries: Who, How, and why? Doc, I fell and twisted my knee. I heard a pop. It hurt briefly. When I stood up, the knee felt as if it was not underneath me, and the knee gave way. It swelled up by the next day and ever since feels as though it would pop out when I twist or even cross the street quickly. In almost all cases the above complaints occur due to an injury to the ACL (Anterior Crucial Ligament) of the knee. The ACL is a very important ligament in
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering is a fact of life. This statement is undoubtedly true. But what exactly is genetic engineering and why does it affect us? Firstly, genetic engineering is the manipulation of an organisms genes and this is made possible by something called DNA. DNA is a hereditary substance that contains a compete set of information which determines the structure and function of a living organism. It is precisely the agent that is manipulated in the process of genetic en
Arsenic
Arsenic
Arsenic Element 33: Arsenic Abstract Arsenic is element 33 on the periodic table and is in Group 15. Arsenic is obviously an extremely poisonous element; however, some people have found arsenic to have a restorative effect on them. Chemically, arsenic is a metalloid. Two common forms of arsenic are gray and yellow. (see Figure 1-A) Element 33 has an atomic weight of 74.9216 and the chemical symbol of As. It boils at 613?C, melts at 817?C, and has a density of 5.72. (see Figure 2-A) The element h
Gene Therapy
Gene Therapy
Gene Therapy Gene Therapy is the insertion of a gene or genes into cells in order to provide a new set of instructions to those cells. Gene insertion can be used to correct an inherited genetic defect which is causing disease, to counter or correct the effects of a genetic mutation, or even to program a cell for an entirely new function or property. Genes are composed of molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA (see Nucleic Acids), and are usually located in the nucleus of cells. The instructi
The Treatment Of Manic Depression, Now And Then
The Treatment Of Manic Depression, Now And Then
The Treatment Of Manic Depression, Now And Then The Treatment of Manic Depression, Now and Then The treatment of manic depression has changed through the years. This essay will compare the view and treatment of manic depression in the sixties, to the view and treatment now. The mental illness of manic depression, and its treatment and diagnosis, will be explained and detailed. Diagnosing manic depression has been a hard task for doctors. In the sixties, rarely were people treated, or even diagn
American Health Care
American Health Care
American Health Care The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care sys
Bulemia Nervosa
Bulemia Nervosa
Bulemia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Colleges and universities around the country are reporting an increased prevalence of eating problems among young female students. Difficulties include obsession with food, starvation dieting, severe weight loss, obesity, and compulsive binge eating, often followed by self-induced vomiting (Hesse-Biber, 1989, p.71). Since the beginning of the women's liberation movement in the 1970's, the Western world has seen a severe increase in the rate of eating disorders, es
Teenagers & Drugs
Teenagers & Drugs
Teenagers & Drugs Drugs and Teenagers Drug use is the increasing problem among teenagers in todays high schools. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, these years most crucial in the maturation process. During these years adolescents are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily, adolescents ar
Sociology: My Brother
Sociology: My Brother
Sociology: My Brother Michael Myers Sociology 11:00 TTH My Brother The social forces of the world today have a tremendous impact on a persons life. Social forces can make you change the way you think, the way you act, and even your personality, especially on early teens. In some cases people dont realize it is changing them. My brother, Beau, attends school in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is a 4.0 honor student and president of his class. He plays football, basketball, baseball, and wrestles. He is 
Extraorinary Conflicts
Extraorinary Conflicts
Extraorinary Conflicts Extraordinary Conflicts Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a very emotional book that deals with many thoughts and actions about life and suicide. A lot of people would have different opinions or perspectives about this story. My thesis question for this book is: Does the author Judith Guest try to prove that even the perfect family can fall apart? In this novel, regular or ?ordinary people? have to learn to cope with many extraordinary crises. In Ordinary
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey 1. How would you describe your main character? Become his ?voice? and write about who he believes they are. I might frighten some of you at first, and others may think of me as some crazy man who has no business living in a normal society. Well, if you thought any of those, you're wrong. I, Randle McMurphy, might have gotten in four or five fights and have been in jail and the work farm for sometime, but I feel that it is ne
Suffer The Little Children
Suffer The Little Children
Suffer The Little Children Suffer the Little Children, by Stephen King, is an interesting story that lives up to the expectations of all his other legendary works. His plot is twisted and contains many ironic happenings. The characters are divided into good and evil, but one is confused if the evil is real or imaginary. The setting sounds as if it is based on an actual place. The story, as a whole, keeps the reader anticipated and on the edge of his seat. The setting is placed at an elementary s
Sylvia Plath And The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath And The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath And The Bell Jar In The Bell Jar, originally published under the pseudonym of Victoria Lucas, Sylvia Plath was recording much of her personal experience. Plath was born on October 27, 1932. Her brother, Warren Joseph Plath, was born in 1935. When Plath was five years old, her family moved to Winthrop, Massachusetts, where she was a model student. However, in 1940, her father Otto Plath died of pneumonia and complications from diabetes. Plath won many awards, both local and national,
Juvenile Boot Camps
Juvenile Boot Camps
Juvenile Boot Camps Juvenile Boot Camps: The Modern Alternative Juvenile delinquency is not anything new; it is a problem that has plagued our society for the past two hundred years. Juvenile delinquency is believed to have started with the emergence of industrialization and urbanization. This same phenomenon later appeared in other countries as they began to modernize as well (Bernard 6). In the past juvenile care facilities and juvenile detention centers attempted to contain the problem of juv
Angelas Ashes
Angelas Ashes
Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes Term Paper Both books that I've read, Angela's Ashes and The Color of Water both demonstrated behavior than can be considered dysfunctional. A dysfunctional family is one that fails to meet some or all the basic needs of its members. Sometimes these needs, such as food, shelter or clothing are so basic that people take them for granted. More often, emotional needs, such as the need for love, support and security go unmet. Although a family can be dysfunctional in se
Invisible Man, Theme
Invisible Man, Theme
Invisible Man, Theme The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a novel which embodies the universal theme of self-discovery, of the search to figure out who one truly is in life which we all are embarked upon. Throughout the text, the narrator is constantly wondering about who he really is, and evaluating the different identities which he assumes for himself. He progresses from being a hopeful student with a bright future to being just another poor black laborer in New Your City to being a fairly we
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects is a problem running rampant and out of control all across America. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the effect of pregnant women-drinking alcohol. Through education, we can eradicate this expensive and debilitating disease that is plaguing our children and our country. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was first diagnosed about 25 years ago. A group of doctors at the University of Washington in Seattle corned the term Feta
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cardiac Pacemakers CARDIAC PACEMAKERS BY RYAN HEATH - ECEN 4011/5011 - BIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS * PROFESSOR WACHTEL PROFESSOR STODIED PROFESSOR TODD * -- MAY 7, 1998 -- The heart is bestowed with a specialized system that automatically generates rhythmic control via the sinus node, located in the superior lateral wall of the right atrium near the opening of the superior vena cava. The specialized pacemaker cells dictate control of the rest of the heart through regular electrical impulses that
Chromium
Chromium
Chromium Discovery of Chromium's Role in Humans It was known by the 1950s that chromium was needed in humans to control blood sugar, but it wasn't until the 1970s that chromium's main role in humans was found out. It came accidentally, as a result of a new procedure that had been introduced to nourish hospitalized patients who could not take in food by eating. This method of nourishment was designed to give patients all the things people need to maintain health until they could eat normally and
Depression
Depression
Depression Each year some thirty thousand Americans die by their own hand, most of them as a result of depression or bipolar. The true figure is probably many times higher. Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tend to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore, it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youth's a
Perspectives On Parental Alienation, Child Custody And Dispute Resolut
Perspectives On Parental Alienation, Child Custody And Dispute Resolut
Perspectives On Parental Alienation, Child Custody And Dispute Resolution Systems Perspectives on Parental Alienation, Child Custody and Dispute Resolution Systems Contested child custody provides many challenges for alternate dispute resolution. With no-fault divorce, and a standard for determining custody in light of the child's best interest, judges are besieged with a backlog of disputed custody cases without clear and concrete guidelines to follow in deciding whether to favor the mother or
Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is a ?branch? of herbal medicine that centers on using fragrant substances, particularly oily plant extracts, to alter mood or improve individuals' health or appearance. The alleged benefits of aromatherapy range from stress relief to enhancement of immunity and the unlocking of ?emotions from past experiences.? But skeptics cite a lack of credible supportive studies published in reputable scientific or medical journals. Scents of Well-Being? ?Aromatherapy?
Acl Injuries In Athletes
Acl Injuries In Athletes
Acl Injuries In Athletes ACL Injuries in Athletes The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) attaches the femur, which is the thighbone, and the tibia, which is the shin, together (northstar). A torn ACL is one of the most excruciating experiences in an athlete's life. It is the first thing that comes to mind when they hurt their knee on the field; for many it is their greatest fear. A torn ACL can sometimes mean the end of an athlete's career. It can mean losing the chance to get that scholarship for
Alternative Approaches To The Treatment Of Diabetes
Alternative Approaches To The Treatment Of Diabetes
Alternative Approaches To The Treatment Of Diabetes Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of Diabetes Diabetes is a general term for a disease caused by defective carbohydrate metabolism and characterized by abnormally large amounts of sugar in the blood and urine. Diabetes is usually classified into two types. Type I or insulin-dependent diabetes, formerly called juvenile-onset, usually occurs in children and young adults; and, Type II, or non-insulin dependent diabetes (formerly called adult
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer During a shower one day you notice a lump that was not otherwise there. The next day you see a doctor. The lump you have identified is diagnosed as cancer. Now you need to figure out what to do. There is no absolute cure for cancer, but there are different ways to treat it. One treatment is the traditional from by seeing a doctor who possibly could use radiation, chemotherapy or other drugs. Another way of treating cancer is with alternative forms of medicine by using acupuncture naturopa
Human Disease Research
Human Disease Research
Human Disease Research Human Disease IINTRODUCTION Human Disease, in medicine, any harmful change that interferes with the normal appearance, structure, or function of the body or any of its parts. Since time immemorial, disease has played a role in the history of societies. It has affected-and been affected by-economic conditions, wars, and natural disasters. Indeed, the impact of disease can be far greater than better-known calamities. An epidemic of influenza that swept the globe in 1918 kill
Cognitive Therapy For Depression
Cognitive Therapy For Depression
Cognitive Therapy For Depression COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION Introduction Cognitive behavioral therapy helps improve people's moods and behavior by changing their way thinking; also, how they interpret events and talk to themselves. This form of psychotherapy helps guide people into thinking more realistically and teaches them coping strategies to deal with their depression. Cognitive therapy is in most cases a short-term treatment that can have long-term results. I will discuss
Counseling Process
Counseling Process
Counseling Process I. Title Overview of Counseling and Psychotherapy II. Definition Psychotherapy is the treatment of individuals with emotional problems, behavioral problems, or mental illness primarily through verbal communication. At one time the term psychotherapy referred to a form of psychiatric treatment used with severely disturbed individuals. Counseling, on the other hand, refers to the treatment of people with milder psychological problems or to advice given on vocational and educatio
Counseling Processes
Counseling Processes
Counseling Processes II. DEFINITION OF TERMS Counseling - the act or process of giving counsel - the process of assisting and guiding clients, especially by a trained person on a professional basis, to resolve personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties - a generic term that is used to cover the several processes of interviewing, testing, guiding, advising, etc. designed to help an individual solve problems, plan for the future, etc. Process - a systematic series of actions dire
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa Causes, Symptoms, Complications and Treatments for the eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa. Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorder, family pressure, a possible genetic or biological susceptibility and a culture in which there is an over abundance of food and an obsession with thinness. Eating disorders are generally characterized as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa and
Domestic Violence: Theory, Effects & Interventions
Domestic Violence: Theory, Effects & Interventions
Domestic Violence: Theory, Effects & Interventions The female is, as it were, a mutilated&a sort of natural deficiency. It is not appropriate in a female character to be manly or clever. The male is by nature superior and the female inferior. Introduction Domestic violence has been present in our society and an accepted practice of many cultures for hundreds of years. Up until the late 1800's, a man in this country had the right to chastise his wife until the practice was declared illegal in two
Freuds Seduction Theory
Freuds Seduction Theory
Freud's Seduction Theory Freud's Seduction Theory During 1895-1896 Sigmund Freud practiced psychoanalysis by listening to his women patients weave cryptic trails down memory lane, as well as trying to decipher them. What he uncovered was that something awful and violent lay in their past. The majority of psychiatrists in this era would have deemed their patient as a hysterical liar, dismissing their memories as fantasy. Freud strayed from the norm in the sense that he believed that these women w
Are Humans Rational?
Are Humans Rational?
Are Humans Rational? Are humans rational? The human species has well developed cognitive abilities compared to animals. These can be remarkable like language and many other communication systems. Our visual system provides us with excellent vital information for the environment. Besides, through thinking and problem solving, we have adapted the environment to suit us and developed science and technology. Surely, these are evidence of an advanced intelligence humans possess. On the other hand, th
Career Choices
Career Choices
Career Choices CAREER RESEARCH PROJECT Up until recently I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. I was going to school but I really had no idea what I wanted to study. Recently, after contemplating multiple career choices, I have decided that I want to become a psychologist. Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Like other scientists, psychologists make hypothesis and then perform experiments to test these assumptions. Their research methods may differ depending on what
Suicide And Its Relativity To Stephen King’S Suffer The Little C
Suicide And Its Relativity To Stephen King’S Suffer The Little C
Suicide And Its Relativity To Stephen KingS Suffer The Little Children Suicide and its relativity to Stephen Kings Suffer the Little Children Suicide is defined as an intentional, self-inflicted death that occurs in all cultures and usually is executed by people who are suffering from some sort of extreme emotional pain and feel unable to cope with their problems (Shneidman 6). Suicide is seen in our culture to be something that happens to only the crazy people. But the reality is that norma
The Physical And Psychological Effects Of Aids
The Physical And Psychological Effects Of Aids
The Physical And Psychological Effects Of Aids The reality of AIDS has insinuated itself into everyday life and language over the past decade. Though looked at as a foreigner, AIDS is in our entire society; employment, homes, and our intimate relationships. People with the AIDS virus feel trapped and have a desire to break away from the bondage that this horrible disease has with the person. However, running from the issue at hand only makes the problem worse. With one's own strength and the lov
Werner Syndrome
Werner Syndrome
Werner Syndrome Psychology 261 Instructor: Ms Anne Thomas, M.A. October 5, 2000 Page 1 Imagine in your early adolescents being diagnosed with a disease that increases your aging. Doctors tell you that there is no known cure and that you will die by the age of fifty. There is a disease that increases your aging, that disease is known as Werner Syndrome. A medical student named Carl Wilhelm Otto Werner (1879-1936) first diagnosed this syndrome in 1905. The University of Kiel invited Werner , to ex
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of whic
Multilple Personality Disorders
Multilple Personality Disorders
Multilple Personality Disorders Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first recognized in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten. Many cases show up in medical records through the years, but in 1905, Dr. Morton Prince wrote a book about MPD that is a foundation for the disorder. A few years after it was published Sigmund Freud dismissed the disorder and this dropped it from being discussed at any credible mental health meetings.
Multiple Personality Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorders Multiple Personality Disorders By Philip Ausherman Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first recognized in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten. Many cases show up in medical records through the years, but in 1905, Dr. Morton Prince wrote a book about MPD that is a foundation for the disorder. A few years after it was published Sigmund Freud dismissed the disorder and this dropped it from being
Breast Cancer; Why Women Should Be Aware
Breast Cancer; Why Women Should Be Aware
Breast Cancer; Why Women Should Be Aware BREAST CANCER; WHY WOMEN SHOULD BE AWARE In the United States this year 180,200 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 43,900 women will die from the disease (Glazer 555). ?Breast cancer affects more American women than any other type of cancer? (All 1). Breast cancer is one of the top three cancers of all women above the age of 15; therefore, women need to commit themselves and watch for signs of cancer, or we will always have a problem with thi
Chromosome Probes
Chromosome Probes
Chromosome Probes Chromosome Probes Sensitive chromosome probes recently discovered by a University of Toronto geneticist will make it easier to detect certain types of genetic and prenatal diseases, as well as being used to determine paternity and provide forensic evidence in criminal cases. Probes are short pieces of DNA which bind to, and actually pinpoint, particular sites on a chromosome. Because these new probes are actually repeated hundreds or thousands of time at a particular site, they
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning The rapid development of the technology for cloning has led to moral debates around the world on whether or not to ban creating human clones. With the advancement of clone technology two states, California and Michigan have already banned the cloning of humans. Everybody who thought it would proceed slowly and could be stopped was wrong, said Lee Silver, a professor from the University of Princeton (McFarling 1) . . . Without proper research on behalf of the politicians of California and
Aga And Aging
Aga And Aging
Aga And Aging With most old aged people the chance of cancer rises. The best way to help combat this for the older people is secondary prevention. This type of prevention involves screening tests or examinations, which help with early detection of cancer. The sooner that the cancer is found the better the chances of defeating it. For this screening to be applicable, the disease must be common and curable. Screening people at the age of 60 could help decrease the number of deaths because it will
Depression
Depression
Depression There is a disease out there that can be more harmful to families than AIDS, it can cause more pain and suffering to the individual afflicted with the disease than anything anybody could dream of, this disease is so rare, that less than one percent of the people in the nation( National...Ill, 2), the disease is Manic Depression, also known as Bipolar. Bipolar is a disease that is common, but yet very few people are aware of it and know its symptoms. I was one of those people who knew
Diseses
Diseses
Diseses Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The progress, severity and specific symptoms of the disease can not be predicted; symptoms may range from tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness. MS is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effects for the rest of their lives. MS is a well-known disease, but poorly understood.
Human Cloning
Human Cloning
Human Cloning Human Cloning& Most people panic when they hear the words Human Cloning. Crazy thoughts run through their heads, imaginations run wild. They think of the world being run over by a million little Hitlers. They think of people thinking exactly like one another, and that no person would be different. And for some reason because of cloning, the world, as we know it will cease to exist. Cloning to some people is even considered evil. Most religious people believe that it is Playin