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  • Coronary Artery Disease

    Coronary Artery Disease

    Heart disease, also known as the “silent killer”, is one of the most common causes of death worldwide, though many people live with this disease for many years without knowing it. Types of heart diseases include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and congenital heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the arteries that supplies blood for the heart muscle

    Essay Length: 1,309 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2010
  • Five Deadly Diseases Explained

    Five Deadly Diseases Explained

    After surveying dozens neuroscientists, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists, scientists were able to decide on the top five most harmful and debilitating diseases to the brain; depression, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and autism. After doing extensive research on each disease, they hope to use the research learn how to prevent and treat these diseases as well as use them to better understand the way that the brain functions and controls the body. This article explores not only what

    Essay Length: 567 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2010
  • Anthrax Disease

    Anthrax Disease

    One of the most dangerous diseases is anthrax. Anthrax was first discovered in 1877 by a German physician and scientist Robert Koch. Anthrax has been very well known to be used in biological warfare. It is unknown exactly how many people died from the infection, but depending on how they were exposed to the anthrax disease it can range from 25% - 60% fatality rate. Anthrax is a communicable disease, you usually get it from

    Essay Length: 375 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2010
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Running head: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases More than 12 million Americans, 3 million of whom are teenagers, are affected with STDs each year. In 1995 STDs accounted for 87 percent of all cases reported among the top ten most frequently reported diseases in the United States. Since 1980, eight new sexually transmitted pathogens have been recognized in the United States. STDs may cause serious, life threatening complications including cancers, infertility, ectopic

    Essay Length: 633 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2010
  • Alzheimer's


    It all started about a year ago or at least that's when I noticed it. Me and my dad went to the store to buy some of the things that he needed for the house. We went down the personal care isle and when I turned around to ask him if he needed some lotion he was gone. I looked everywhere and I just couldn't find him. Finally after about an hour of searching I

    Essay Length: 1,324 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2010
  • Heart Disease

    Heart Disease

    Vast amounts of individuals die each day from HIV and AIDS, various types of cancer, diabetes, suicide, homicide, traffic accidents, and drug overdoses. The massive numbers of individuals perishing from these conditions, diseases, and epidemics, are alarming, distressing and startling. HIV and AIDS were once thought and are still considered by many to be the number one killer in the United States. In the state of North Carolina alone, where I reside, it is estimated

    Essay Length: 1,078 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2010
  • Picks Disease

    Picks Disease

    Pick's disease is a relatively rare, degenerative brain illness that causes dementia. The first description of the disease was published in 1892 by Arnold Pick. It usually begins after age 40 and is less common after age 60. It is a disease that invariably worsens. The average course is about 5 years, but it ranges from 2-15 years. It is rare, accounting for between 1% and 5% of dementia. Until recently it was thought that

    Essay Length: 1,047 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2010
  • Alzheimer's


    Alzheimer's Disease is a puzzling and life-changing disease. It occurs when cells in the brain die and memory function is impaired. It is not an instant death and it may take several years before the final stages of Alzheimer's is complete. Alzheimer's Disease is a leading cause of dementia in the elderly. Alzheimer's Disease is a terrifying disease that causes memory loss, impaired judgment, and inability to perform everyday functions, and not only affects the

    Essay Length: 933 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2010
  • Lou Gerhig's Disease

    Lou Gerhig's Disease

    Our nervous system is made up of billions of cells called neutrons. They can be damaged or destroyed by accidents or disorders. As we grow older, many of them wear out. Neutrons, unlike other tissue cells, cannot be replaced, and neuralgia (pain along the path of the nerve). Some problems of the nervous system are caused by functional disorders. Lou Gehrig's along with many others are the result of neuron degeneration. Lou Gehrig's disease, or

    Essay Length: 1,940 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2010
  • The War Of Cardiovascular Disease

    The War Of Cardiovascular Disease

    The War on Cardiovascular Disease Like many other complications dealing with the human body, cardiovascular disease is happening as we speak and a heart attack can strike at any time. Though some do not have great insight on the dangers involved with their daily lives, there are ways in which one can be aware and alert at all times. It would be to ones advantage to know about the heart, the causes of cardiovascular disease,

    Essay Length: 1,680 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2010
  • Diabetes-Human Disease

    Diabetes-Human Disease

    Diabetes Diabetes is a disease that occurs because blood sugar levels in the body are higher or lower than normal levels. According to the International Diabetes Foundation, "Diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide," and the Center for Disease Control states that, "roughly 21 million Americans have the disease" (Economist 2007). Diabetes is a chronic disease with may causes, signs, and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes. Diabetes is a chronic life-long disease. Diabetes has many different

    Essay Length: 1,541 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2010
  • A Call To Action: Women And Heart Disease

    A Call To Action: Women And Heart Disease

    Heart Disease is a general term that refers to one or several diseases of the heart. A Call to Action: Women and Heart Disease is a fairly short program that includes a panel of women physicians (mainly cardiologists) as well as women who have had a bout with heart disease in the past. This program is filled with a lot of information concerning statistics, risk factors as well as methods of prevention. The facts provided

    Essay Length: 494 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2010
  • Diseases


    The world needs to pay attention to AIDS because of how deadly the disease is. It kills an estimated 3 million lives a year and is unable to be cured. If you have AIDS and do not die from it you will probably die from another disease. It is because AIDS weakness your immune system that even the common cold could develop into a deadly disease and kill you. AIDS is a gruesome disease that

    Essay Length: 645 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2010
  • Prevention Of Chronic Diseases Through Proper Nutrition

    Prevention Of Chronic Diseases Through Proper Nutrition

    Prevention of Chronic Diseases through Proper Nutrition “From nature comes the disease, and from nature will come the cure.” -Paracelsus (1493-1541) In its annual report, the World Health Organization warned that cancer, heart disease, and other chronic degenerative diseases, which already kill more than 24 million people a year, will impose increasing suffering and disability on hundreds of millions of others. The eight deadly diseases that send people to an early grave according to the

    Essay Length: 3,220 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2011
  • Alzheimers


    Alzheimer’s disease was discovered in 1906, by a German physician named Alois Alzheimer (Alzheimer’s Association). Dr. Alzheimer was given a patient that had been previously diagnosed as senile. He found it strange for this woman to have dementia at the young age of fifty-one. He monitored her condition from 1901 until she died in 1906. When she died he was given permission from her family to perform an autopsy on her body (Altman 14). During

    Essay Length: 1,228 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2011
  • Filariasis, Malaria, Dengue Fever And Lyme Disease

    Filariasis, Malaria, Dengue Fever And Lyme Disease

    Insects-the most diverse group of animals on Earth, are the major group from arthropods class. Insects could be found in almost everywhere, in any conditions, and environments, which why we would classify insects as the most successful, and diverse organisms to dominate the earth’s population. However, these magnificent, simple yet sophisticated organisms are capable to produce massive casualties. The manner of how these diseases are introduced to human through insects will further be discussed in

    Essay Length: 3,320 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2011
  • The Role Of Diet In The Aetiology Of Coronary Heart Disease

    The Role Of Diet In The Aetiology Of Coronary Heart Disease

    1.0 Summary The report to discusses the role of diet in the aetiology of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and critically assesses the measures the government has taken in trying to reduce death rates from CHD through dietary measures. Two of the health campaigns the government has been partially successful in are: • 5-a-day fruit and veg campaign • 6g of salt campaign There is a lot of information available from the government but some of

    Essay Length: 3,090 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2011
  • Disease


    Angelman Syndrome Angelman Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes mental problems. Harry Angelman described the syndrome as children having “flat heads, jerking movements, protruding tongues, and bouts of laughter.” Infants who have Angelman Syndrome seem normal when there born but problems are noticed in the first few months of life. Seizures often occur when the child is between 2 and 3 years old. People with AS have speech impairment is pronounced with very few

    Essay Length: 477 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2011
  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease

    Abstract Spring has arrived, people emerge from their wintertime captivity to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately there is a small insect as well who likes to introduce himself to the warm weather too. It is the tick, best known as the carrier of the bacteria that cause Lyme disease вЂ" the silent plague. Lyme disease may be on people's minds as the weather warms up and people spend more time outside their home. What exactly

    Essay Length: 957 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2011
  • Crohn’S Disease

    Crohn’S Disease

    What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This disease can occur at any time. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal system, from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s can cause other medical problems outside the intestine, including arthritis, skin condition, cancer, kidney stones, and gallstones. Many people that have this disease live a normal life without worries. This disease appears at the age of 15 to 30,

    Essay Length: 701 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2011
  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad Cow Disease

    Where's the Beef Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (B.S.E.), better known as Mad Cow Disease, is a fairly new disease. The disease first reared its ugly head in the mid 1980's in the British Isles (Wildeman). B.S.E. quickly became an epidemic in Britain. Scientists then believed and stressed to the public that the disease could not be spread to humans because of the species gap (Aiken). Was this fact or wishful thinking? Come to find out, many

    Essay Length: 770 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2011
  • Prevention Of Heart Disease

    Prevention Of Heart Disease

    Prevention Of Heart Disease Tiffany A. Harris March, 20, 2006 Health Concepts- Saturday Class Ms. Lewis Heart disease has many definitions. Heart disease can be described as a structural or functional abnormality of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning. It can also be an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. There

    Essay Length: 596 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2011
  • Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's Disease

    Inflammatory bowel disease affects about one million Americans. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of irritable bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn's disease is an ongoing illness that creates inflammation in the walls of the digestive tract. It can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), from the mouth to the anus. Although it can be found along any part of the GI tract, it is most commonly detected in the small intestine.

    Essay Length: 1,699 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2011
  • Disease And Globalization

    Disease And Globalization

    Overall, there is little doubt that globalization has been very beneficial to society. Globalization has contributed to many technological advances being made, markets becoming more efficient, and has allowed countries/regions to specialize in areas where they possess a comparative advantage. However, when it comes to the spread of disease it is quite evident that globalization has had a negative impact. Historically and presently, globalization has been a strong catalyst for the spreading of disease.

    Essay Length: 296 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 21, 2011
  • Congestive Heart Disease

    Congestive Heart Disease

    Essay on Congestive Heart Failure According to a recent study, people over 40 have a 1 in 5 chance of developing Congestive Heart Failure in their lifetime. Nearly 5 million people in the United StatesвЂ"mostly older adultsвЂ"already have Congestive Heart Failure, and the number of people with Congestive Heart Failure keeps rising. About 550,000 people develop Congestive Heart Failure each year. This is because people are living longer and surviving heart attacks and other medical

    Essay Length: 309 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2011

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