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False Memory Syndrome
Number of words: 1455 - Number of pages: 6

.... with any evidence that might challenge the memory. Thus it takes on a life of its own, encapsulated and resistant to correction. The person may become so focused on the memory that he or she may be effectively distracted from coping with real problems in his or her life. Jo hn F. Kihlstrom, Ph.D. There are many theorys that try to explain how memory works, still we are not sure that's how memory works. One of the most amazing theorys of how memory works, is the one which says that every experience a person has had is 'recorded' in memory and .....

Argument Against Euthanasia
Number of words: 3097 - Number of pages: 12

.... ill persons ask their physician, friend or relative, to put them to death. The patients or their relatives may ask a doctor to withhold treatment and let them die. Many critics of the medical profession contend that too often doctors play god on operating tables and in recovery rooms. They argue that no doctor should be allowed to decide who lives and who dies. The issue of euthanasia is having a tremendous impact on medicine in the United States today. It was only in the nineteenth century that the word came to be used in the sense of speeding up .....

Brain Transplant
Number of words: 473 - Number of pages: 2

.... not function normally. Many psychological effects are also possible because the human brain is so complex. Our brain makes us who we are, and with a different brain we would no longer be unique. A person with a different brain would seem to be a total stranger and in many ways they would be. Hopefully these dangerous side effects will convince doctors not to perform this procedure on humans. The advancement of technology can be very beneficial to everyone, but I do not believe that this medical technology of brain transplants will help anyone. We were .....

Ericsson Paper: Motor Learning
Number of words: 286 - Number of pages: 2

.... which Ericsson reasons that there has been no great correlations between the attainment of superior performance and inherited traits. The purpose of this paper is to show agreement with Ericsson's theory, but only to the extent that deliberate practice is just one of many factors which must be included in order to gain expert status. Also, the task at hand can be a major determinant of how large a role practice plays in improvement. For example, in endurance sports such as marathon running, some are genetically endowed with a high aerobic capacity/VO2 max, and if these "special" people develop and improv .....

The Ebola Virus
Number of words: 453 - Number of pages: 2

.... you start to bleed from every opening in your body starting from your nose and mouth to your gums. Your internal organs liquefy and you vomit them up. In reality, the virus has attempted to turn its host into a virus. You are dead before you have even started to show signs of this virus. It is believed that it is some sort of mutated form of AIDS because it started in the original spot as AIDS did, Kinshasa and moved along the highway ripping its way through Northern Africa. As of now there are an estimated 150 000 people who have died from this virus. This fi .....

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/ Crohn's Disease
Number of words: 1848 - Number of pages: 7

.... duodenum, appendix, or some nasty sounding word. Crohn's disease is a chronic condition and may recur at various times over a lifetime. Some people have long periods of remission, sometimes for years, when they are free of symptoms. There is no way to predict when a remission may occur or when symptoms will return. The most common symptoms of Crohn's disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. There also may be rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fever. Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia (low red bloo .....

Meditation: A In-Depth Look
Number of words: 988 - Number of pages: 4

.... matures into the professionals of the 1990's, the practice of meditation has been incorporated into the medical field and studied for its effect on the body and mind. The physical practice of meditation slows and calms the body, lowering blood pressure and heart rate with the use of deep breathing exercises. The calming of the body in itself works to fight stress but those who meditate say that meditation also helps to replenish the mind. The mind, along with the body, needs to feel at peace. In the hustle and bustle of the technological age, we often seek out m .....

Lyme Disease In Horses
Number of words: 856 - Number of pages: 4

.... that are infected. First discovered in Connecticut in 1975, Lyme Disease has been reported in 45 states, however the disease is mainly clustered in the mid-Atlantic, northeast, North Central and pacific coastal regions of the United States. Ninety-four percent of the human cases are reported from California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. For a tick to pass Lyme Disease to a horse, it must feed for 12 to 24 hours. This can work to our advantage in preventing the disease. Proper grooming, and examinin .....

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