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Epidemiology Gulf War Syndrome Term Paper

… Epidemiology

Gulf War Syndrome

This refers to a wide range of illnesses and symptoms, from asthma to sexual dysfunction, reported by and among U.S. allied soldiers who served in the Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991 (Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine 2001). Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center investigated a sampling of these veterans with the syndrome (Nutrition Health Review 2004). The researchers found that a primitive portion of the nervous system of these veterans was damaged. This damage to the parasympathetic nervous system appeared to account for almost 50% of the typical symptoms. These symptoms included gallbladder disease, un-refreshing sleep, depression, joint pain, chronic diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction. The parasympathetic system regulates the body's primitive and automatic functions, like digestion and sleep. The…. [read more]

Break Out of War Annotated Bibliography

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The above study will add another profound comparative depth to this proposed study as it will allow the study to have different form of comparative analysis. This differentiation of comparisons will help the researcher better understand the extent of PTSD as well as understand the various ways that it can impact women as well. The approach towards understanding PTSD amongst the female combatants is a rare investigation as most PTSD studies have concentrated on the impact on male combatants, which is why this is a very important study to consider.

Article 4: 'Personal, Family, and Multiple Barriers of Long-Term Welfare Recipients' by Taylor and Barusch (2004)


This piece of writing reports the outcome of an in detail, descriptive investigation of long-term welfare beneficiaries.…. [read more]

Adolescent Substance Use Screening Instruments Term Paper

… " (Zoccolillo et al., 1999) Thus, the AAOD student is at a clear disadvantage in terms of successfully completing a high-school diploma and moving on to a career-oriented post-secondary education.

Additionally, high school is generally also a milieu in which the adolescent learns other non-academic life skills, including mature means of relating to peers and supervisors, responsible treatment of deadlines and priorities, and the perspective-broadening value of sports and other extracurricular interests.

Absenteeism limits the opportunities for acquiring such skills, and even while attending, the AAOD student in all likelihood will not maximize the chance to participate in meaningful relationships and activities. Playing sports while drunk or stoned, or both, obviously also risks serious injury for the student and his or her teammates.

At its…. [read more]

Air Traffic Thesis

… S. And Hong Kong (Brigantic et al., 2009).

However, it can easily be estimated from these above given scenarios that if an influenza pandemic did occur and stay for 12 to 36 months what would be the amount of damage that it would cause in the world (Brigantic et al., 2009).

Continuity of Freight Distribution

It is an established fact that an outbreak of influenza pandemic will have devastating effects on the human population on a global scale but along with that the communication and distribution networks will face serious side effects as well. It is being considered at the moment that the damage done by the pandemic to the freight distribution networks might actually cause a lot more problems than it would to the…. [read more]

Veterans and Retirees Is Government Research Paper

… $38.9 billion is estimated to be received in FY 08 rather than $36.9 billion.

The 2006-2011 strategic plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outline the government's commitment to veterans. A goal of the VA is to "deliver world-class service to veterans and their families through effective communication and management of people, technology, business processes, and financial resources" (Department of Veterans Affair, October, 2006).

The VA had significant quality issues until Dr. Kenneth Kizer was appointed Under Secretary for Health in 1994. Dr. Kizer "decentralized the VA's cumbersome health bureaucracy and held original mangers more accountable. Patients records were transferred to a system-wide computer network" (Waller, 2006). The VA has become a healthcar model (Longman, 2005; Waller, 2006).

In 2007, the VA received a…. [read more]

Long-Term Care Facilities Treatment of PTSD Research Paper

… , 2010).

Significance of the study: How would research contribute to knowledge?

Psychologists who work with clients suffering from PTSD have noted that the perceptions of the clients regarding the efficacy of the therapeutic interventions they receive are associated with recovery (Polkinghorne, 2005). Many treatments for PTSD are available in the marketplace, however, they have not all been shown to be equally effective with patients experiencing PTSD. There exists a need to continue identifying efficacious treatments for PTSD that can be implemented across venues. The literature also indicates that substantial barriers exist for Veterans seeking a full regimen of effective treatment. A more thorough and comprehensive understanding of the perceptions of patients, who is in this study are Veterans in long-term care, being treated for…. [read more]

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