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Eating Disorders
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... of fat in the body. Compulsive Eaters usually eat when emotionally upset or stressed. Compulsive Eaters find an out by eating their way into happiness. To find more about and how to deal with them read this paper and find out for yourself. Just remember if you suffer from an Eating Disorder there is still hope for you and recovery. Although if you want to become a statistic you go right ahead and do so, but your hurting yourself and the ones that love you and care about you the most. do KILL! As you will soon find out. are not the disease that you want to play around with, they are very dangerous, and can have a harsh effect on you and on your life. Never do ...

Restraints On Alzheimer Patients
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... confusion. According to Ludwick (1999): Common methods to treat confusion include restraints both physical and Chemical; increased monitoring, including the use of sitters; and nonspecific supportive treatment such as clear communication are all common methods of treatment for the confused patient (p.65). At that time in my nursing career in the mid-90s, I was a new graduate nurse; I had minimal experience dealing in the clinical setting with confused patients and the use of restraints. However, I have had theory on the subject "restraints", and was familiar with the types of restraints, such as; physical, chemical, manual and mechanical, but I was unfamiliar ...

Ericsson Paper: Motor Learning
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... there has been no great correlations between the attainment of superior performance and inherited traits. The purpose of this paper is to show agreement with Ericsson's theory, but only to the extent that deliberate practice is just one of many factors which must be included in order to gain expert status. Also, the task at hand can be a major determinant of how large a role practice plays in improvement. For example, in endurance sports such as marathon running, some are genetically endowed with a high aerobic capacity/VO2 max, and if these "special" people develop and improve their performance through deliberate practice, they can attain expert status. In co ...

The Need For Sleep
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... stage is a very light sleep with relaxed muscles. The second is characterized by brain waves getting larger. The third and fourth stages are where the sleeper is in a deep sleep in which their brain waves are huge and slow which makes this stage the hardest to wake from. After an hour or so, you shift into a highly active stage characterized by rapid eye movements, hence the name REM sleep. Suddenly your brain waves are almost the same as if you were awake. You're in the dreaming stage, which occurs several times across the course of the night. Now, what happens when we're deprived of the restful sleep we need? We're less alert and attentive, more inc ...

Breast Cancer
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... and another 44,300 women will die of it alone. Breast Cancer is a horrible disease and it devastates thousands of families each year. What makes it even more difficult to conceive is that a woman is at a very high risk just because she is a woman. The breasts which have been with her almost all her life, those which gave her children strength and growth, those which have been a symbol of beauty are now going to destroy her. These are facts which women who have the disease must face and the mental and psychological strain is unimaginable to those who are not affected. Article Research Article I As with mainly all diseases, there is not just one contrib ...

Birth Control At Schools
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... Also, parents believe that there should be a heavier influence on teaching the students about birth control products and sex education, instead of distributing free condoms. Passing out free condoms at high schools may have a negative effect on the way young adults view sex. In high school, young adult's emotions and feelings are still very immature; therefore, passing out condoms may be promoting teenagers to have sex. Parents think giving free condoms to children sends mixed messages on what to think about sex education or how to have sex. Promoting safe sex and distributing free condoms in high schools are great ways to control the rampant spread of sexually ...

Endotracheal Suctioning
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... for the patient (Ackerman, 1993). Purpose The purpose of this research problem is aimed at looking at the effects that instilling normal saline into an endotracheal tube prior to suctioning has on a patient’s oxygen saturation. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) is defined according to Taber's (1993) as “the ratio of amount of oxygen present in a known volume of blood to amount of oxygen that could be carried by that volume of blood” (p. 1398). Ackerman (1993), primarily concentrated on the measurement of SpO2 via a pulse oximeter monitor was the focus of the review. Such research will aid nurses and respiratory therapists with their decision of choosing whether to use nor ...

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... of us who would seek to protect the human who is still to small to cry aloud for it's own protection, have been accused of having a 19th Century approach to life in the last third of the 20th Century. But who in reality is using arguments of a bygone Century? It is an incontrovertible fact of biological science - Make no Mistake - that from the moment of conception, a new human life has been created. Only those who allow their emotional passion to overide their knowledge, can deny it: only those who are irrational or ignorant of science, doubt that when a human sperm fertilizes a human ovum a new human being is created. A new human being who carries genes in i ...

Fibromyalgia Syndrome
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... are worse in the morning and you may hurt more in muscle groups that are used repetitively. The symptom of fatigue can be mild in some patients and yet incapacitating in others. The fatigue has been described as “brain fatigue” in which patients feel totally drained of energy. This can lead to difficulty concentrating. Most fibromyalgia patients have an associated sleep disorder called the alpha-EEG anomaly. This condition was uncovered in a sleep lab with the aid of a machine which recorded the brain waves of patients during sleep. Researchers found that patients could fall asleep without much trouble, but their deep level (or stage 4) sleep was const ...

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... It hasn’t been until recent times that any mental illness has been understood as a disease. wasn’t regarded on the same level as other diseases until the publication of Pinel’s Traile medico-philosophique sur l’alienation mentale ou la manie in 1801 (Murphy 127). This documentation caused extensive research on mental illness for the next fifty years. During that time large numbers of asylums for the mentally ill were established, and the search was on to understand and treat mental illnesses (Macpherson 368). Through the 1900’s the treatment of was developed with electroconvulsive therapy, antidepressant drugs, and different psychological support therapies. ...

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