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  • Child Nutrition - 1,148 words
    Child Nutrition Fueling Growth Children come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Their genetic blueprints determine how fast and how big they will grow. Some children are destined to grow slowly while others make rapid leaps in development. Genetic, environmental, hormonal, nutritional and behavioral factors work together to determine a child's rate of growth. As the caregiver, your job is to provide the right materials for growth - a wide variety of nutritious foods. Nutrition During Pregnancy Proper nutrition during pregnancy plays a vital role in determining the health of the newborn child. Through the quantity and quality of what a pregnant woman eats, she provides the nourishment necessar ...
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  • Diabetes - 3,161 words
    Diabetes Diabetes Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, is a chronic illness this means that it has no cure and the symptoms persist over a long period of time. This illness is a result of an imbalance of hormones, insulin, produced in the pancreas. Insulin plays an important role in how the body uses food. Insulin enables the cells in the bloodstream to absorb and use glucose for fuel. If the pancreas produces too little or no insulin or if the insulin doesnt work properly the person may become diabetic. Therefore, diabetics are not able to properly convert food into fuels needed by the body to function, which can seriously lead to physical consequences. The pancreas, located behind the stomach, is ...
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  • Eating Disorders - 1,159 words
    Eating Disorders In America today, we often here of people who suffer daily from illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. What we don't often here about is the illness that takes away millions and millions of Americans each year, that being eating disorders(Understanding ... ). But, what does that term eating disorders mean. Think about it ... . Did your answer center around, food, weight or dieting? If so, then you understand something about the symptoms of an eating disorder. But if that's all you're thinking about, you may be unaware of the underlying causes of this disease. One of the biggest causes of this sometimes-fatal disease has to do with body image. The impact of a disturbance in body ...
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  • Eating Disorders - 1,091 words
    Eating Disorders It is not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase due to the value society places on being thin. In modern Western culture, women are given the message at a very young age that in order to be happy and successful, they must be thin. Every time you walk into a store you are surrounded by the images of emaciated models that appear on the front cover of fashion magazines. Women are constantly bombarded with advertisements catering to what is considered desirable. Thousands of women and girls are starving themselves this very minute trying to attain what the fashion industry considers to be the ideal waif-like figure. During this paper I will mainly be discussing th ...
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  • Effects Of Alcohol On Nutrition - 564 words
    Effects Of Alcohol On Nutrition Effects of Alcohol On Nutrition There are many affects alcohol has on nutrition, in people of all ages. Each year more than 100,000 people die from alcohol related causes. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence more than 13 million Americans abuse alcohol. There are different types of alcohol dependency psychologically dependent and physically dependent. If you crave alcohol, or feel distresses without it you are said to be psychologically dependent, if your body changes when alcohol is stopped such as hot/cold flashes, tremor, or seizures you are physically dependent. One effect that alcohol has is on pregnant women, this causes f ...
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  • Emphysema - 1,541 words
    Emphysema Introduction: Emphysema is a condition of the lungs that involves the over-inflation of the air sacs, otherwise known as the alveoli. Normal functioning of the alveoli helps breathing in normal respiration. Unlike other lung diseases this one can be inherited. This is a disease that can affect people of all ages and genders. In 1994, the number of males with emphysema outnumbered the females by fifty four percent. However, in the two years that followed the difference between males and females decreased by ten percent. Classification: Emphysema is a lung disease that is classified as a COPD. (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Natural History (Symptoms): A person may notice var ...
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  • Foals: The First Year - 1,057 words
    ... ly in the sweat and 35 grams in the urine of a horse at moderate work. Magnesium: The daily magnesium requirement for maintenance has been estimated at 6.8-mg/lb-body weight. For the growing foal, Magnesium at0.57 g/lb body wt. gain must be added to the maintenance requirement. Potassium: Foals require up to 1% potassium in a purified diet while mature horse require 0.4% potassium in a natural diet (27 mg/lb body weight). Most roughages contain * 1.5% potassium. A diet containing * 35% roughage provides sufficient potassium. Iron: The dietary maintenance requirement for iron is estimated to be 40ppm. For rapidly growing foals and pregnant and lactating mares, the requirement is estimated ...
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  • Idea Of Government - 1,254 words
    ... orce them [to pay you higher wages]... Are they not the masters? For every one of you who is out, there are three waiting to step in your place." (69) She knew her sons did not stand a chance against the power of the tannery officials. Yet, she could not make them understand. One morning, Raja -- Rukmanis son, who also worked at the tannery -- left for work, but he did not return as usual. "At dusk they [the tannery officials] brought his body home slung between two men, one at the head and one at the feet... They laid him on the ground. They bowed their heads and shuffled their feet and spoke in low voices and then they went away." (93) They said Raja had been caught stealing from the t ...
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  • Idea Of Government In Nectar In A Sieve - 1,256 words
    ... an you force them [to pay you higher wages]... Are they not the masters? For every one of you who is out, there are three waiting to step in your place. (69) She knew her sons did not stand a chance against the power of the tannery officials. Yet, she could not make them understand. One morning, Raja -- Rukmanis son, who also worked at the tannery -- left for work, but he did not return as usual. At dusk they [the tannery officials] brought his body home slung between two men, one at the head and one at the feet... They laid him on the ground. They bowed their heads and shuffled their feet and spoke in low voices and then they went away. (93) They said Raja had been caught stealing from ...
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  • Intelligence And Society - 1,679 words
    Intelligence And Society Intelligence In society, people base their life on intelligence. They do everything possible to get ahead in life. To get ahead, they cheat each other, back stab, and commit many sinful acts. Also, they educate themselves so they are capable of doing whatever is required of them. Society is trying to always make themselves smarter. Are they trying to change something that they have no control over though? Intelligence is something that everybody has, but is something that is developed over time. The development of intelligence has many items that play a factor. For instance, environment and heredity both play a role in developing a person's I.Q. "Each of us are born ...
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  • Nutrition And You - 1,603 words
    Nutrition and You Nutrition is the relationship of foods to the health of the human body. Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function at optimal capacity. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain optimal health and well being, although it has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. All of the nutrients are necessary in different amounts along with exercise to maintain proper health. There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health. They are: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water . They all must be in balance for the body to function prop ...
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  • Nutrition And You - 1,603 words
    Nutrition and You Nutrition is the relationship of foods to the health of the human body . Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function at optimal capacity. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain optimal health and well being, although it has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. All of the nutrients are necessary in different amounts along with exercise to maintain proper health. There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health. They are: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water . They all must be in balance for the body to function pro ...
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  • Pediatrics - 211 words
    Pediatrics Pediatrics, branch of medicine, that comprises the care and treatment of the diseases of childhood and the study of normal growth. Pediatrics became a specialty in the 20th century. In the 1980s some pediatricians began a subspecialty called adolescent medicine, which deals with the special medical and emotional needs of persons between the ages of approximately 12 and 20 years. Pediatricians are trained to recognize congenital defects and to treat them when possible. One important treatable class of these conditions is congenital heart malformations; surgical correction of these defects has become increasingly successful. Other congenital illnesses that must be diagnosed and trea ...
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  • Physical Fitness - 464 words
    Physical Fitness My report is on what it takes to become physically fit. Physical fitness is the ability of the human body to function with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to engage in leisure activities, and to meet physical stresses. Muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory integrity, and general alertness are the overt signs of physical fitness. Physical fitness is usually measured in relation to functional expectations-that is, typically, by periodic tests measuring strength, endurance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. In addition, stress testing, which ascertains the body's accommodation to powerful, sustained physical stimuli, is used ...
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  • Scarlet Fever - 455 words
    Scarlet Fever # ## Scarlet Fever Strep throat and scarlet fever are different forms of a bacterial disease caused by infection with group A (beta-hemolytic) streptococcus. When the bacteria infect the throat, the illness is called strep throat. Streptococci can also produce a toxin, which results in a distinctive skin rash. When this occurs, the illness is now called scarlet fever. Scarlet fever was once very common among young children ages 2 to 10, but now it is relatively rare. The reason for this remains unknown, especially since there has been no decrease in the number of cases of strep throat or strep skin infections. Scarlet fever is caused be a toxin that certain strains of streptoco ...
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  • Truman Capotes In Cold Blood - 870 words
    Truman Capote's In Cold Blood Marianoel Sulgatti November 1997 Life Goes On In the book In Cold Blood, Truman Capote engages in an analysis of both the murderers and the people who surrounded the Clutter family. Capote goes through an intensive breakdown of the characters, clearly showing how each was affected as an individual by the horrendous happenings of November 15, 1959. The Clutter murders jolted the peaceful lives and future outcomes of the residents of Holcomb County. Susan Kidwell, Nancy Clutters best friend, is affected in a very unique way. From the beginning chapters we see how Nancy confides everything with Susan. Susan has certain privilages that no one can come close to havin ...
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  • Vegetarianism - 942 words
    Vegetarianism "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein What is Vegetarianism? Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat or some animal products, depending on the degree of vegetarianism. There are various types of vegetarianism, each with its own benefits, but also its own difficulties. The first of the three main types, and most common, is Ovo-lacto. Ovo-lacto vegetarians eat no meat (red meat, poultry, or seafood), but do eat eggs and dairy products. The second type is Lacto. Lacto vegetarians do not eat meat or eggs, but do eat dairy products. The last, and strictest, of ...
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