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30 Jun 2008
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DNA electrophoresis

Essay - 7 pages - Medical studies

A recent DNA gel electrophoresis experiment was conducted in attempt to include or exclude a suspect regarding his positive genetic relationship to a child. Of interest was the concern of whether or not the suspect could be the child's father. In pursuit of the answer, three sets of DNA were...

29 Jun 2008
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The Benefits of Psychotherapy

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Encapsulating psychotherapy in a few pages can be a very difficult task. As Bruce Wampold, author of The Great Psychotherapy Debate: Models, Methods and Findings, pointed out, there are more than 250 distinct approaches under the umbrella of psychotherapy, each one...

23 Jun 2008
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Investigation into the methods used by speech pathologists to help male-to-female transsexuals achieve optimal pitch

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Voice issues for male-to-female transsexuals represent a notable challenge for both those undergoing gender reassignment surgery and the speech pathologists that help them to make this transition. A review of the scant literature that is available on voice therapy for transsexuals demonstrates...

17 Jun 2008
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Epidemic of Obesity in the United States

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

Research on the epidemic of obesity in the United States demonstrates that in the past decade, the number of adults and children classified as overweight or obese has increased drastically (Evans & Renaud, 2006). In particular, researchers have noted that at the present time, 15 percent of...

15 Jun 2008
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An Investigation in to the Effects of Poor Handwriting of Physicians

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Shapiro (2004) notes that approximately 195,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors. While scholars and researchers are working to address the myriad of causes that contribute to patient mortality in the healthcare setting, there is ample evidence to suggest...

15 Jun 2008
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An overview of ADHD

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last 15 years, marked advancements have been made in the social and medical understanding of the development of children. While increased knowledge has lead to the creation of improved services to help children with learning and behavioral disorders it...

15 Jun 2008
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Feminist Cultural Studies: Borderline Eating Disorders

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

The idea of the “borderline eating disorder” has been surfacing more and more recently in popular culture. Feminist theorists such as Susan Bordo and Hilde Bruch have been wrestling with this concept and its definition for quite some time. In order to address the...

15 Jun 2008
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Trichotillomania

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last several years, medical professionals and psychologists have developed a wide range of new methods for categorizing and classifying disease and dysfunction. Among the most inched in classifications to be made in recent years has been the diagnosis...

15 Jun 2008
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Scoliosis

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

Introduction Over the course of the last several decades notable advances have been made in medical science. Because of these advances, it is now possible for physicians to identify medical conditions and alleviate them before they become a chronic health concern for the patient. Such is the case...

12 Jun 2008
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Overview of the Developments in Biotechnology

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Over the course of the last two decades, biotechnology has become a significant part of the scientific community. The contributions made by biotechnology have notably changed the way in which scientists and laymen look at the potential of science to improve life. The field of biotechnology has...

11 Jun 2008
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Development and Implementation of Electronic Medical Records System

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Abstract In recent years, nursing practice has been notably impacted by the development of computer technology. As a result the practice of nursing informatics has increased drastically. One of the most notable technologies to develop in this area has been the electronic medical records...

10 Jun 2008
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Comparing and Contrasting the Phonological and Cerebellar Theories of Dyslexia

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

By definition, developmental dyslexia is a “discrepancy between the reading ability and intelligence in children receiving adequate reading tuition” (Ramus et al, 2002). There has been substantial empirical evidence lending support to genetic causes of the condition. It is characterized...

06 Jun 2008
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The RotaShield Fix

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

The field of biomedicine is wrought with ethical questions and dilemmas. As researchers and medical professions work to improve our quality of health, they must constantly evaluate the appropriateness of their efforts, especially when weighted against the experimental and the adverse...

06 Jun 2008
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Mixing Anthropology with Medicine: Various Implications of Cultural Influence on Medical Practice

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

The implicit belief of medical anthropologists is that culture does have an impact on the structure, realities, and perceptions of medical practice. Medicine is distinctive to specific cultures, and regardless of whether or not such individualized practices fall within the realm of...

06 Jun 2008
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Peruvian Encounters with Unsafe Abortions

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

For the women of Peru, obtaining an abortion is an incredibly risky and life-threatening affair. The unsafe techniques and lack of proper care translate into a substantial amount of maternal morbidity and mortality. Considering that the technology for safe abortions is widely...

06 Jun 2008
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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is an extremely threatening disease for an individual and a country to contract. TB patients in the Central Asia Region are ten times more likely to have MDR-TB than rest of the world (1). Uzbekistan especially should address their alarming rates...

06 Jun 2008
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Hypertension: One of The Leading Causes of Death in Venezuela

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Hypertension is an extremely prevalent disease whose burden is most influential on the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Considering the ease of its prevention, hypertension should be employed as an effective route for avoiding and reducing cardiovascular disease...

05 Jun 2008
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Epidemiological Profile: Cervical Cancer in Haiti

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Cervical cancer takes a pervasive yet insidious toll on the lives of women. Haitian women in particular are dramatically affected by death and disability induced by cervical cancer. Yet the characteristics and natural history of cervical cancer are not unknown, making the only...

05 Jun 2008
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Bolivia: Macro Issues in Micronutrient Deficiencies

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

Bolivia experiences a level of micronutrient deficiencies strong enough to cause concern for the health and development of its population. Iron and vitamin A deficiencies affect the scope of the population, with a particularly strong toll on rural areas. These deficiencies are...

05 Jun 2008
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Communicating the Fight for Polio Vaccines

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

For our society, polio was an intense and dramatic disease that was eradicated almost as quickly as it came. Now polio remains a fleeting memory of both the tragedy of disease and the “miracle” of science, yet other nations who are not so fortunate are still living the history...

05 Jun 2008
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Issues in Communicating the Avian Influenza Pandemic

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

The threat of avian influenza is one that differs significantly from the annual dose of flu we experience, and the occurrence of an influenza pandemic would be devastating if the public relied only on its current typical flu attitudes and practices. Avian influenza presents an enormous...

05 Jun 2008
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Tuberculosis and HIV Coordination

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Tuberculosis and HIV are responsible for the greatest burden on public health systems around the world. Their individual burdens continue to rise, straining the abilities of public health through their subsequent morbidity and mortality, yet their disease patterns are also linked to each...

04 Jun 2008
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How the Human Body Responds to Physiological Health Threats

Essay - 5 pages - Medical studies

The onset of a cold of the flu often brings with it a host of maladies that are difficult for the individual to manage. Fevers, coughing, sneezing and vomiting are just a few of the things that take place when the body gets sick. While most of these problems wreak havoc on the individual's...

04 Jun 2008
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Dilemmas surrounding Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Essay - 6 pages - Medical studies

Over the course of the last three decades, scientists have made many notable advances in medicine and technology. While many of these advances have been viewed as a boon for the development of society, some have brought with them precarious ethical and moral questions that have promulgated...

03 Jun 2008
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The Race to Locate BRCA1 (Breast Cancer 1)

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

In an interview, Dr. Mary-Claire King said, “To me, the most interesting questions are those that have potentially a very practical outcome.”1 One of these questions was, What causes breast cancer? This question perplexed Dr. King since she was thirteen years old and lost her best...

03 Jun 2008
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An essay on the benefits of breast feeding

Essay - 2 pages - Medical studies

Child and maternal health have become significant issues for public health officials. Although infant mortality in the United States is currently at an all-time low, this is not the case in many developed and underdeveloped nations. For this reason, organizations such as the World Health...

02 Jun 2008
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A Critique on Investigation of the coping antecedents to positive outcomes and distress in multiple sclerosis

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and progressive illness of the central nervous system that damages the brain and the spinal cord. It may take different forms but all disrupt nerve function causing symptoms ranging from mild numbness and walking difficulties to paralysis and blindness. It...

02 Jun 2008
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Sepsis

Essay - 3 pages - Medical studies

Sepsis is described as a syndrome which is characterized by a general, systemic inflammation as a reaction of the body to infection or systemic inflammatory response syndrome, that is, cases where sepsis was also be observed to develop even in the absence of bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic...

25 Apr 2008
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The commercialization of the Medical Profession

Essay - 4 pages - Medical studies

With injuries happening daily it is no wonder that the medical field is constantly growing and evolving. This field has actively changed since its early incarnation during the Roman Era in which medicine was based on theory not science (Greig 41). With practices based on theory the profession was...

25 Apr 2008
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Find the Right Doctor to Give You Hope

Essay - 2 pages - Medical studies

In today's environment of advanced medical practices and practitioners, it still amazes me that some doctor's are so set in their ways that they are not willing to try alternative therapies for more debilitating conditions. When scientists can clone animals, cure diseases from newborn stem cells...