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    Smallpox Vaccine History

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    the imitated infection goes away the body remembers how to fight off that disease in the future (Gershon 2007). There are five types of vaccines that use different ways to fight of diseases. Some types of vaccines use a weaken version of a virus, or kill the virus while making the vaccine; weakened toxins, or toxoids are used to prevent disease caused by bacteria, some types use parts of the virus or bacteria of a disease, or use other types of bacteria to fight an illness…

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    Malaria Avoidable Killer

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    Malaria kills more people than smoking per year! Malaria is a disease in third-world countries, caused by a parasite that infects the mosquitoes feeding on people. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), there are four types of parasites that infect people: Plasmodium Falciparum, P. Vivax, P. Ovale, and P. Malariae. There are about 198 million cases of malaria in the world and 500,000 people die each year of the disease--most are children in Africa (CDC). Malaria is an epidemic in…

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    Lymphatic Filariasis is a disease to the lymphatic system and is the “leading cause to permanent disability in the world” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The lymphatic system plays a major role to our immune system. Lymph is created from the lymphatic system which contain lymphocytes and white blood cells which as we know white blood cells are key to fighting off infections of any sort. Organs in the lymphatic system also dispose of some waste in the body. Lymph nodes are one of…

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had established a commercial campaign called Tips From Former Smokers to help spread recognition of the side-affects smoking has on the human body. Terri Hall was a former smoker, who suffered from throat cancer due to her addiction to nicotine. She encourages individuals to stop before it is too late before all of “this” (Terri Hall) happens to you. Terri is referring to her statement “this” because she endured a surgery that would change her life…

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    Cdc Website Credibility

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    websites, which meet the credibility standards. The centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) is a credible website which is an important constituent of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC website, www.cdc.gov, is an easy accessible website which provide health information to the public on any health subjects. The mission…

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    CAUTI Problem

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    Defining the problem How We Know CAUTI is a Problem According to Kennedy et al., (2013) CAUTI’s are identified as one of the most common healthcare related infections. As a result of the high incidence of CAUTI’s, in 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, stopped reimbursing hospitals for the costs of care for patients who develop a CAUTI during hospital stays (Kennedy et al., 2013). Unfortunately, there are approximately“One million catheter-associated urinary tract infections…

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    prevent diseases in America, some believe the potential harmful effects carry too high a risk. Limiting vaccinations would cause an outbreak in diseases because vaccines prevent the disease from forming. Vaccinations have lowered the risk of getting a disease, but the disease is still there and if vaccinations were stopped, it would have immediate effects. For example, “Great Britain, Sweden, And Japan-cut back the use of pertussis vaccine…The effect was dramatic and immediate” (Centers for…

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    Type 1 Diabetes Paper

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    the body does not properly process food for use as energy” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), n.d.). “Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), n.d.). “The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), n.d.). “When you have diabetes, your body either…

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    not, but after a while people started getting concerned with the effects alcohol had on people and then the era of prohibition started. In 1919 Congress ratified the 18th amendment into the Constitution, which then gave Congress the power to control alcohol and not the state itself. Congress then made it illegal for anyone in the U.S. to sell or consume alcohol.…

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    Chronic Disease Analysis

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    Chronic diseases continue to become more prevalent in society, the problems associated with each chronic disease continue to change and advance. Continuous changes in disease processes complicates the treatment and disease management because every patient has a different care plan. This impacts the health profession because these complicated cases require more research and education that doctors and nurses may not have experience with before. The major issue with the rise of chronic diseases is…

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