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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Effect

    Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited blood disorder that mostly affects people of African ancestry, but it can also occur in other ethnic groups such as Middle East and Mediterranean descent (National Institute of Health). The disease affects the hemoglobin molecule in the red blood cells. Hemoglobin helps with carrying oxygen from the lungs and delivering it to different parts of the body. The mutation of this disease makes the cells become abnormal and irregular shaped. As a result, the abnormal…

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  • Reverend Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

    In the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, a woman by the name of Hester Prynne commits the ultimate sin, adultery, and must live with her consequences. Her punishment for this unthinkable crime is to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her chest to represent “adulterer”, and stand on a scaffold to face as much public humiliation as possible. This tore Hester apart and slowly stripped away her sanity. Even so, she refused to reveal the identity of her lover. Late in the book, Reverend…

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  • Summary Of Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    adultery, then hard work, and lastly, honor. Initially, Hester receives the letter “A” as a punishment for adultery. She has slept with someone, that someone she will not mention the name of, out of wedlock and forever has to wear a scarlet “A” on her chest to show everyone the sin she has committed. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne states, “...if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom...” During that time period, sexual impurity was a…

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  • Charlotte Matthews: A Short Story

    before she could argue her mother had spent a small fortune getting the best seats available. Standing up swiftly, she pulled the case close to her thin frame and began her journey to the car. When she opened her car door and began to slip in, her chest suddenly began to tighten. Quickly, she brushed off the feeling and placed her case in the passenger's seat next to her. She pulled out of her driveway and made her way to the…

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  • Dr. Rosin's Short Story: The Haunted House

    Dr. Rosins was a very shy man which lived in a simple suburban neighborhood. His house was white with only two windows facing the street and those windows always had closed shades as if the shy doctor was unwilling to show what truly went on inside the house. Rosin had three kids and a wife which he divorced ten years ago and felt rather happy living a quiet life in a quiet neighborhood. Sadly, Rosin’s life was not as quiet as it seemed for he had secrets to keep and debts to pay but yet no one…

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  • The House Of The Scorpion Summary

    In the story The House of the Scorpion, written by Nancy Farmer,the main character is Matt. The setting is in the country of Opium. In the beginning of the story, Matt was a little five year old that became friends with a girl name Celia. Celia was probably the first person he actually met. The main problem in the book is that matt struggles in his life with all the bad conditions. The solution is Matt crosses the border into Aztlan and finds Maria and her mom Esperanza. At the end of the story,…

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  • Pneumocystis Research Paper

    Pneumocystis pneumonia represents a potentially life-threatening infection caused by a fungal microorganism Pneumocystis jiroveci. Initially observed in premature and malnourished infants, Pneumocystis pneumonia is today one of the most frequent opportunistic infections in adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As nonspecific symptoms are often hindering timely diagnosis, one of the most important diagnostic tools for Pneumocystis pneumonia is a high level of clinical…

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  • Lung Cancer Disease Diary

    contact of these carcinogens leads to many changes in the genes regulating growth. The symptoms of lung cancer can be one or more of the following: shortness of breath, weight loss, chest pain, coughing up blood, persistent cough or a hoarse voice. If a doctor suspects lung cancer, he or she may order a sputum test or a chest X-ray. They also may order a biopsy of the lung tissues. If cancer is found, the doctor has to identify the type of lung cell that is affected. Different types of cells…

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  • Scombroid Fish Poisoning Research Paper

    Introduction Scombroid fish poisoning is illness that happens when you eat certain types of fish that have not been properly refrigerated or stored. These types of fish naturally contain higher levels of a substance called histidine. When these fish are not stored properly, bacteria can change histidine into chemicals (histamines) that can make you sick and give you allergy-like symptoms. Other names for this type of food poisoning are histamine fish poisoning and scombrotoxin fish poisoning.…

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  • Creative Writing: Bobblehead Boy

    over and placed a hand on his smooth chest. The erratic beat of the young officer’s heart pulsated against his palm, and his brow pulled into a sympathetic frown. “Jesus, you really are nervous.” Safe within the comforting folds of darkness, Tom found his confidence. “Maybe you can do something to help me relax.” Immediately, a warm mouth caressed Tom’s ear. “Talk to me, baby,” Booker murmured, his fingers tracing lazy circles over the young officer’s bare chest. “Tell me what you…

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