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The Definition and Different Types of Headaches
Headaches “A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck” (“Definition,” 2014). Headaches affect many people throughout the world. Although, there are many kinds of headaches and people usually do not know which kind they have. With there being 150 different types of headaches, it’s really hard to pinpoint w...
Surgical Site Infections (SSIs): Causes, Financial Impact and an Improvement Plan
Introduction Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a risk for every surgical procedure that is conducted in a medical care environment. These infections are “the most common nosocomial infection amongst surgical patients with up to 38% of nosocomial infections being due to surgical site infections” (Nel, 2014, p. 33). SSIs m...
The Effects of Caffeine on Cognitive Performance
My research question is what are the effects of caffeine on cognitive performance? This is an important to answer because millions of Americans drink caffeine in some form or another. They drink caffeine usually to stay wake during an important task for either school or for work. Sometimes, the task involves memorizing in...
A Contrast between Aquatic Therapy and Traditional Therapy in Treating Arthritis
I chose the topic of aquatic therapy vs traditional therapy for treatment of arthritis. My PICO question is, In patients with arthritis, do aquatic therapy exercise techniques, compared to traditional exercise, reduce patient's pain more? I chose this topic because I performed a lot of aquatic therapy on many different pati...
A Study on the Relation of Anger on Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease, commonly referred to as heart disease, is a blanket term used to refer to many problems in the heart and surrounding arteries, usually cased by the buildup of plaque that restricts healthy blood flow (American Heart Association, 2014). Heart attacks occur when plaque has completely shut off blood flo...
A Discussion on an Articles on Symptoms for Hay Fever and Methods of Treatments
Reichenberg-Ullman, Judyth. "Homeopathy: highly effective for hay fever." Townsend Letter May 2008: 47 . Academic OneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2011. The article talks about varied symptoms for hay fever and how many people treat it. “You might not imagine that sneezing, a stuffy, drippy nose, plus itchy, watery eyes could be s...
An Overview of the Medical Condition Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of blood glucose or blood sugar. Main problems with hypoglycemia arise when not enough glucose gets to the brain. Hypoglycemia is not common among non-diabetics and is often self-diagnosed. There are hundreds of causes of hypoglycemia but most are accidents....
Understanding the Causes, Signs and Symptoms, and Treatment of Tourettes Syndrome
Tourettes Syndrome is an inherited mental disorder characterized by multiple physical tics and at least one vocal tic. Tourettes is often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or derogatory remarks, but only a small percentage of those with Tourettes have this symptom. Tourette’s once was considered a rare disord...
The Panama Disease: History, Characteristics and Ways to Control It
Introduction/History Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, also known as Panama Disease was first speculated to be caused by a fungus in 1876 by J. Bancroft. Then in 1904, unaware of Bancroft’s work, a horticulturalist at the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station also proposed that the cause of the disease is a fungus. Fina...
The Periods of Human Prenatal Development and the Effects of Teratogens
The Periods of Human Prenatal Development and the Effects of Teratogens The first period of human prenatal development, which is called the germinal period, begins after conception and lasts for approximately the first fourteen days of the prenatal development period (Griggs, 2014). This stage is for the movement of th...