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The Effect of the Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Summer Camp on the Development of Self-Efficacy, Autonomy, and Identity of Adolescents with Degenerative Neuromuscular Diseases
Abstract This paper evaluates a facility that provides a service to adolescents – MDA Summer Camp – and its effect on the development of self-efficacy, autonomy, and identity of adolescents with degenerative neuromuscular diseases. Four different research papers were cited to contribute to the evidence of these influence...
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Alzheimer's Disease and Its Connection to Biological Systems
“She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves.” ~ Debra Dean Introduct...
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The Theory of Brain Power as a Calorie Burner in Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?
The main idea of the article “Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?” is does thinking to hard require you to use more energy. The author believes that one’s attitude is important to the duration of mental exertion. He suggests that if a task is something you might enjoy then the less likely you’ll be fatigued after...
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The Major Health Issues of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Its Treatments
Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by physical trauma to the brain caused by biomechanical forces in the form of violent impact, blow, or jolt, causing the brain to strike against the inside of the skull, or when an object is thrust through the skull and subsequently damages brain tissue (Blennow, H...
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The Statistics, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, TBI, is caused by a, “bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). In the U.S. each year millions of experience brain injuries states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (20...
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A Study on the Neurological Developmental Disorder, Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a broad term that refers to a brain injury before the child’s brain is fully developed, resulting in a motor disorder affecting the person’s ability to move (Miller & Bachrach 2006). Cerebral Palsy is the most common neurological developmental disorder that causes a physical disability. CP is a non-pr...
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The Different Effects of Sleep Paralysis
The essay discusses in detail the three groups of effects of sleep
paralysis: suffocation, hallucinations, and unusual bodily experiences. It
reviews the most popular folk myths about each group and then provides the
scientific explanation. The introduction provides a definition of sleep
paralysis: a transitioning state bet...
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8 pages
Injury and Recovery in the Central Nervous System
Injury and Recovery in the CNS Most of this lecture is going to be about the recovery of the CNS, so the brain and the spine, rather than the PNS. Types of injuries in the CNS; broadly speaking, these are the injuries that can occur in the CNS; it can be developmental problems, trauma is a big thing. Things like ischaemi...
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A Study on Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP), a Rare Disease Caused by the Malfunction Between the Brain and Sensory Nerves
What if it was possible to be like Michael Myers, to not flinch when stabbed in the neck by a knitting needle? Actually it is, if someone was born with congenital insensitivity to pain, CIP for short. There are many names and forms, but the basic version of Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP) is a rare disease said to h...
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A Study of the Effects of Cardiovascular Activity on the Processes of the Brain
The research article titled “Cardiovascular fitness, cortical plasticity, and aging” was an article written by many researchers in order to test a theory. In this experiment, the researchers attempted to find out how cardiovascular activity affected an adult’s brain activity in comparison to animals. They were trying to aff...
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