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Asthma is a condition of the bronchial tubes characterized by episodes of constriction and increased mucous production. A person with asthma has bronchial tubes that are super sensitive to various stimuli, or triggers, that can produce asthma symptom.

In other words, asthmatics have special sensitivity that causes their lung tissue to react far more than is should to various stimulating . . . .

Internet Addiction

It is thought that nearly five million people today are addicted to the Internet. With that many people experiencing addiction symptoms, it is important for the mental health community to develop methods of treatment. In an article in the March-April 1998 issue of Psychology Today, author Carol Potera explores the questions and realities of online use and addictions . . . .

Communication in a Nursing Environment

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This research paper deals with the subject of ensuring effective communication between nursing staff, their patients, and the patient's family. It is proposed that understanding and utilizing body language would be an effective way for a nurse to improve communication.

The nature of communication and of the . . . .

TEEN VIOLENCE

Imagine being caught in the middle of a crossfire with two students shooting and you are right in the middle of it. Well that is exactly what students and teachers in Littleton, Colorado went through. On April 20, 1999, at approximately 12:20am, two students armed with semi-automatic handguns, shotguns and explosives conducted an assault on the Columbine High School and . . . .

Avoiding Overpopulation in the U.S.

The United States has managed to achieve a stable reproductive rate. That is, as of 1999, our fertility rate is 2.0, meaning that for each two adults we are having two children. (Carter, 1999) This has no doubt been accomplished because we have learned about how to apply population control within our families. However, it does not mean the United . . . .

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss Phillis Wheatley and the poem "Being Brought From Africa."

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

Phillis Wheatley came to America as a slave when she was a young girl; she was probably about eight-years-old when Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley purchased her. She lived in Boston with the family, serving as a . . . .

biography of the World War II Nurse, Frances Payne Bolton

This paper presents a detailed biography of the World War II Nurse, Frances Payne Bolton. The writer examines her life as a youngster and a young adult, which led her to the nursing career she made such a difference in. The writer describes the improvements that Bolton made as well as the positions that she held during her . . . .

There is a common misconception in people that having an aneurysm means bleeding in the brain. An aneurysm is in fact a balloon-like swelling in a blood vessel that can affect any large vessel in your body; these larger vessels being arteries. Aneurysms pose a risk to health from the potential for rupture, clotting, or dissecting. It is the pressure of the blood passing through a weak part of . . . .

Anorexia Nervosa is defined in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as "an eating disorder characterized by unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV (1994), defines two subtypes of anorexia nervosa--a restricting type, characterized by strict . . . .

Executive Compensation Programs and Incentives

In 1996 the average salary plus bonus for CEOs was $2.3 million. After other benefits were added, this sum rose to $5,781,300. Beginning with Revlon executive Michael Bergerac who broke the $1 million mark in 1974, executive pay and bonus plans have soared to mind-boggling proportions. Although various governmental agencies have set limits . . . .

Is Cloning Right?

We are not quite in a brave new world yet. On the contrary, we are in a decidedly timid new world. For the first time in recorded history, humans are beginning to have within their own hands all the building blocks of life. This is not the story of mythical Pygmalion. It is not even the fictional story of Dr. Frankenstein, inspired by a feminist's fear of childbirth. . . . .

Fast Food Advertising

Abstract

Fast Food advertising has been allowed to profess anything, from the 'healthy quality' of their food to the food company's contribution to homeless kids. While fast food giants are quick to take any of their detractors to court for any erroneous allegations made by members of the public, it doesn't stop these same companies from committing libel . . . .

LEECHES: Bloodsuckers, Life-and-Limb-Savers

Abstract. "Nothing works as well as leeches when we need to get blood out of a (body) part."

Concannon).

Blood clotting is a life-saving body process, but when it endangers life or prevents the resolution of a torn tissue, leeches can come in handy. They have shown their worth as natural blood thinners, painkillers and surgical . . . .

SOCIOLOGY

QUESTION #1: Would it be either desirable or possible to establish a truly classless society? Why? Provide both supporting and opposing viewpoints. In other words, the pros and cons to this type of society.

ANSWER:

It is not entirely clear whether it would be either desirable or possible to establish a truly classless society. However, the idea of a truly . . . .

Tennessee 2002

Summary: This is a paper that discusses the issue of tax cuts it the State of Tennessee faced in the year 2002. It uses 3 sources in MLA format.

Introduction

The issue of income tax has become the most significant for Tennessee in the recent years. After thousands of angry taxpayers upset claims at a plan to implement income tax the government has finally . . . .

Postpartum Depression

Introduction

Postpartum depression appears shortly before to shortly after a woman has given birth. It is more common than commonly believed and can be serious. It can have negative effects on the woman's marriage and in fact on the entire family. Since depression tends to recur, especially when not treated, postpartum depression can be a continuing concern . . . .

speech problems and psychological damage from Cleft lips and cleft palates

Introduction

Cleft lips and cleft palates are among the most common of birth defects and if left untreated can lead to serious speech problems as well as psychological damage that can result both from those speech and communication problems as well as from the ostracism that a child with a facial deformity . . . .

Work Force 2020: Work and Workers in the 21st Century

About the authors

Richard W. Judy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is the senior co-author of Workforce 2020, a book about the challenges and opportunities that will face the American corporations and workers in the early years of the twenty first century. Richard W. Judy is presently the Director of the . . . .

DANTE'S MID-LIFE CRISIS

SUMMARY: This is a paper that describes Dante's journey through his 'mid-life' crisis. It uses 7 sources in MLA format and it has a list of bibliography.

Introduction

Mid-life is a period in life in which adults take on new responsibilities, in the family, and at work and changes are often wrought within, not only in the physical but also in their . . . .

Company Profile: Greyhound

Executive Summary

Overview

Problem Definition

Corporate Culture Problematic

Goals of the Business Unclear

Lack of Competitive Advantage

Integration of Businesses Ineffective

Responsive not Proactive Approach

Alternatives

Conduct Comprehensive Analysis on the Organization

Continue With . . . .

Long-Term Productivity in Business Workers and Machinery

Introduction

Productivity is important to every kind of business. This does not mean that every possible bit of work has to be squeezed out of every single worker until they drop into an exhausted heap on the assembly line. Indeed, this would certainly not be productive because having to replace on a continual basis workers . . . .

Success Defined

Success can be defined in a number of ways. Some view success as a state of mind, while others define success as the acquisition of material wealth and social status. However it is defined, success is something that all people strive for. It is desirable and many are willing to work hard to achieve it. Michael Korda, in the essay, "Defining Success," gives the reader a . . . .

ARTICLE SUMMARY: AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SMART GROWTH

INTRODUCTION

Smart Growth is an initiative started to increase the quality, distribution and supply of affordable housing for low-income earners.

It is recognized that the growth of cities has been mainly influenced by the public, private and non-profit sector, with the traditional methods of town development not . . . .

Nineteenth century physiologist Claude Bernard first started practicing experimental medicine on animals. Bernard thought it was immoral to conduct laboratory experiments on humans, if these test were not proven first proven to be safe on animals (LaFollette and Shanks, 1994). Man, as the most intelligent species of the animal kingdom, is constantly discovering new and innovative ideas to . . . .

Kingfischer Mutual Insurance Company: Case Study

Insurance companies manage billions of dollars worth of policies each year. Most of this money is tied to (1) life and health insurance and (2) property and casualty insurance for individuals and corporations. A small percentage of overall revenue is derived from "special markets" such as medical liability, fidelity and so on. While . . . .

History of Coca-Cola Company (Coke)

Introduction and Overview

We all know - at least if we are old enough to have heard the jingle - that Coke would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Except that this isn't quite true. What the Coca-Cola Company would most like to do is to teach the world to drink Coke - or one of its other wholly owned brands. The company has in . . . .

Supporting a Woman's Right to Choose

Fact Sheet: "Abortion is Pro-life Frequently A"If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child."

Eisenstadt v. Baird, 1972

In the most basic of . . . .

Chocolate: Behind Its Bad Rap

Chapter One - Introduction to the Problem

Introduction to the Problem

In today's society, chocolate is everywhere. It seems that people have developed a love-hate relationship with chocolate. According to the US Department of Commerce, in 1997, the average American ate 11.7 pounds of chocolate. American adults ranked chocolate as the most- . . . .

Ethics of Genetic Engineering

In February 1997, genetic engineering was thrust into the spotlight when Dolly, the first mammal clone, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The world has had heated discussions over the issues surrounding genetic engineering ever since. The selective engineering of genetics is invaluable to the health and happiness of humans. The importance of this issue has . . . .

examination of women in poverty

This paper presents a detailed examination of women in poverty. The writer identifies the most significant independent variable as well as the dependant variable using several sources of research. There were five sources used to complete this paper.

WOMEN; EDUCATION; POVERTY

Women in poverty has been a topic of study for many years. The . . . .

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