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  • Abortion - 1,028 words
    Abortion Abortion As of right now, abortion is legal in all nine months of the pregnancy for any reason. This controversial issue is a question of how important the value of life is. The turning point came in 1973 when the Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade saying, that women have the right to murder an innocent child only up to 24 weeks. This false perception is fueled part by groups supporting abortion rights and it is then uncritically unaccepted by the media. The fact is that the current law allows a woman to get an abortion for any reason she deems necessary. It seems ironic that a people can get so emotional when it comes to animal rights, yet see no wrong in ripping a developed ...
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  • Abortion - 1,964 words
    Abortion One of the most controversial topics over the years, and still today, is abortion. Is abortion murder or not? When does a fetus become a human? There are no answers to these questions. Everyone individual has their own beliefs on whether or not abortion is justifiable. Abortions have been performed throughout many of centuries. Recently, there has been a number of court cases that has changed the legality of abortions, especially in the United States, for example Roe v. Wade. Even religions have changed their views on abortions over the course of the years. In the abortions wars there are two parties, pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life believes that abortion is murder and is complete ...
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  • Abortion Prohibition - 1,317 words
    Abortion Prohibition One of the most ethical controversial issues been debated now in United States is whether late- term abortion should be banned or not. Most people argued that it is proper to ban late-term abortion. They believe that it is un-ethical and a murder of an unborn child not a right of freedom of choice. It is an immoral act and violates the social and religious norms. On the other hand some people argued that late-term abortion should not be banned because it is necessary to terminate a fetus when the life of the woman is in danger as a result of complicated pregnancy; or when pregnancy result from incest or rape and the woman may be late in finding out that she is pregnant. ...
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  • Abortion Prolife View - 1,071 words
    Abortion - Prolife View Abortion, the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life, can either be spontaneous or induced. It is called the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child. (Mass General Laws Chapter 112 Section 12K) When abortion occurs spontaneously, it is called a miscarriage. However, when the loss of a fetus is caused intentionally, it is regarded as a moral issue. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and is illegal in many countries. An estimate of 1.2 million are performed each year. In retrospect, an estimate 38,010,378 innocent children were aborted since 1973 when the process was legalized. Abortion is a simple and ...
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  • Anesthetics - 1,530 words
    Anesthetics Anesthesia is a partial or complete loss of sensation or feeling induced by the administration of various substances. For many decade, people have used one form of an anesthetic during surgical procedures. Some people also use some of these anesthetics as recreational drugs, e.g. laughing gas (a.k.a. Nitrous Oxide). The term anesthetic literally means "without feeling". There are many different types of anesthesia, but they are usually put into three groups. These groups are gene- ral anesthetics, local anesthetics, and spinal anesthetics. A general anesthetic causes a complete loss of consciousness. They are used when having a serious operation or in the case of an emergency ope ...
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  • Aneurysms - 476 words
    Aneurysms By definition, an aneurysm is swelling of the blood vessel. They commonly occur in an artery or vein after a heart attack. An aneurysm can cause a blood clot, which can lead to major damage to the heart and brain. Identifying an aneurysm is very difficult. There are very little symptoms that can be detected. The symptoms change depending on where the artery is located:  A Thoracic aneurysm produces a dry cough; pain in the chest neck, back and abdomen. The pain may be sudden and sharp.  Abdominal aneurysm produces back pain, appetite and weight loss, and a pulsating mass in the abdomen.  Aneurysm in a leg artery causes poor circulation in the leg, with weakn ...
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  • Assistedsuicide Right Or Wrong - 1,299 words
    Assisted-Suicide Right Or Wrong Assisted-Suicide Right or Wrong Deciding when to die and when to live is an issue that has only recently begun to confront patients all over the world. There is an elderly man lying in a hospital bed, he just had his fourth heart attack and is in a persistent vegetative state. He is hooked up to a respirator and has more tubes and IV's going in and out of his body everywhere. These kinds of situations exist in every hospital everyday. Should physicians or doctors be allowed to assist patients, like this one, in death? Even though, physician-assisted suicide is illegal in the U.S., many doctors are helping suffering patients die. Physicians should not provide t ...
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  • Ben Franklin - 1,759 words
    Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, played a more significant role in shaping the American way of life than Franklin. According to Fowler, He personified the ideal of the self-made man, and his rise from obscurity to eminence exem ...
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  • Ben Franklin - 1,563 words
    Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin was one of the most influential people in American history. Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in a small town in Boston. Benjamin was one of ten children. His father, Josiah was a candle and soap maker, and his mother Abiah Folger was a homemaker. When Benjamin was only twelve years old he signed his identures so that he could apprentice under his brother, working at a printing press. Here he worked for his brother James for over nine years. Benjamin had enormous talent, and after his apprenticeship was up, he got a job printing for the Boston Gazette. However this did not last very long, after only ten months Franklin's contract was given to someone else. ...
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  • Cardiac Pacemakers - 1,389 words
    ... early device has only one wire and paces the ventricles at regular intervals. The pacing rate, usually around seventy beats a minute, is determined by a physician. The ECG in a patient with a VVI pacemaker shows a sharp spike of the pacemaker artifact before each paced beat, followed by a wide QRS wave. No pacemaker spike is present on sensed beats. Retrograde conduction of the paced impulse from the ventricles to the atria, VA conduction, may not be present. If it is present, retrograde P waves follow the paced QRS complex. When VA conduction is absent, dissociated atrial activity is seen. Ventricular demand pacemakers are found in patients who: are physically inactive, regardless of ag ...
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  • Concentrations On Maximal Exercise Capacity Or Ventilation In Stable Heart Failure - 757 words
    Concentrations On Maximal Exercise Capacity Or Ventilation In Stable Heart Failure Critical Inquiry 10/31/00 The goal of the article, (Lack of Effect of Increased Inspired Oxygen Concentrations on Maximal Exercise Capacity or Ventilation in Stable Heart Failure. The American Journal of Cardiology, 84(12), Dec.15, 99. pp 1412-1416.) is to further study the effects of administration of increased inspired oxygen concentrations on maximal exercise capacity and exercise ventilation in heart failure. Recent uncontrolled studies have suggested improvement on maximal exercise capacity and a decreased exercise ventilation. This study used 21% as normal and 60% as increased inspired oxygen concentrati ...
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  • It Could Be Said That Benjamin Franklin Was Truly The Enlightened American Of His - 674 words
    It could be said that Benjamin Franklin was truly the enlightened American of his time. He was a pioneer in the study of electricity and is world-renowned for his ideas and inventions. Today, after two hundred years, his name is still remembered by millions, and his influence is still felt world-wide. A man as great as this deserves some sort of remembrance for all that he accomplished. Recently there has been talk of adding a fifth visage to Mount Rushmore, someone who is in keeping with the four great men currently displayed. Benjamin Franklin's achievements as an inventor, discoverer, and statesman well deserve him a place on this great monument. During his lifetime, Benjamin Franklin gav ...
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  • Platinum Medical Products - 1,698 words
    PlatiNUM Medical Products Brief Review of PlatiNUMs Medical Products and the Additional Funding Chief Investment Officer Westwood Ventures Irvine, California Prepared by Andrew S. McAlister, CEO, Co-Founder Jason J. Smith, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder December 6, 1999 TO: Mr. Greg Krel, Chief Investment Officer FROM: Andrew S. , Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder Jason J. , Senior Vice President, Co-Founder DATE: December 6, 1999 SUBJECT: Report on purpose of additional funding required for future development of PlatiNUM Medical, Inc. This is the report on the latest cardiovascular medical device that you requested on November 17, 1999. This report discusses in explicit detail how we c ...
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  • Prostate Cancer - 1,196 words
    Prostate Cancer The prostate gland is an egg-sized organ that rings the male urethra. The secretions of the prostate give nutrients to the semen. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in men. (Ernstoff,Heaney,Peschel,1998,pviii) Like all cancers, prostate cancer is an uncontrolled cell production in a particular organ or area of the body. In the case of prostate cancer, these cells begin to split impulsively in the prostate and form tumors. As these tumors begin to grow they begin to use up oxygen from other healthy cells and surrounding tissue. Not only do these tumors take up oxygen from other cells, they secrete protein sign ...
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  • The Heart - 2,904 words
    ... ning to the heart and lung with a stethoscope, and checking weight. Usually an experienced cardiologist can distinguish it as a cardiac or noncardiac situation within minutes. There are also routine tests, such as urine and blood tests, which can be used to determine body fat level. Blood test can also tests for: Anemia - where the level of haemogoblin is too low, and can restrict the supply of blood to the heart. Kidney function - levels of various salts, and waste products, mainly urea and creatinine in the blood. Normally these levels should be quite low. There are other factors which can be tested such as salt level, blood fat and sugar levels. A chest x-ray provides the doctor with ...
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  • The Heart And Its Diseases - 997 words
    ... rican Medical Association. The first disease that is fairly common is the congenital heart disease. One person in every 140 is born with a congenital heart defect (Clayman 88). This term congenital means, "present from birth." This disease of the heart forms during the fetal stage. They are considered to be anatomical abnormalities of the heart during the stage in which the heart is developing. There are two divisions of this disease. There is the type in which too much blood passes from the heart to the lungs, and not enough to the body. The other is not enough blood passes to the lungs, causing the blood that is pumped to the body to contain extremely low amounts of oxygen. The heart i ...
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  • The Problems With Hmos - 1,459 words
    The Problems With Hmos Sarah Cay Bradley English 320 May 20, 1999 The Problems With HMOs It was no surprise when I interviewed my English class about HMOs, that out of 13 students, seven currently having HMO coverage, 77% felt HMO healthcare inferior to traditional insurance. This group closely represents the U.S. population, as HMOs have become practically synonymous with health care and the idea that Americans are no longer receiving the quality care they received from unmanaged plans. Managed care plans have succeeded in dramatically cutting the rate at which medical spending in the United States has been growing. Does it matter that 100 years after Lincoln freed the slaves that we have f ...
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