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    economic burden of disease. In one study, conducted in the Philippines by the University of the Philippines over five years, found that over ⅓ of Metro Manila residents aged 10-65 have been exposed to or infected with leptospirosis. This study estimated the average cost per patient amounted to $473, a cost which remains out of the realm of possibility to many residents of Metro Manila, where the minimum monthly wage is only $217 (“The Economic Burden of Leptospirosis”). However, studies conducted in New Zealand found the economic impact of leptospirosis to be much higher, up to $900 per day for severely ill patients and $600 per day for mildly ill patients, amounting to a total cost of $30.4 million per year (Benschop, J., et al.). These values take into account both the cost for treatment and the opportunity costs of money and time off from work. In addition to studies measuring the economic burden of disease, other studies have measured the estimated Years of Life Lost (YLLs) from age and gender mortality rates. The disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were estimated from the sum of Years of Life with Disability (YLDs) and YLLs. Globally, the burden of leptospirosis was estimated to be 2.90 million (DALYs) lost per year, or 41.8 per 100,000 population (Hagan, et al.) This means that, worldwide, 2.90 million years of life are lost each year due to ill-health, disability, or death from leptospirosis. The majority of these DALYs were lost in tropical countries centered…

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    the Journal of Med Ethics article, “QALYfying the Value of Life,” John Harris discusses the Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY). He explains the system’s purpose is to determine where to allocate healthcare in cases where there is not enough resources to provide for everyone. It is based on the assumption that most people would prefer a shorter life of higher quality than a longer life with higher suffering. Harris’s primary critique of the system is that it does not handle cases where deciding…

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    was able to successfully repeat the sentences. She was able to verbalize 15 words that began with the letter “F” within 60 seconds. The 15 words are, false, find, friend, future, fantasy, fall, film, found, finger, faucet, floor, flower, follicle, from, and fair. H.J. was able to explain what each pair of words had I common. The commonality between train-bicycle = used to travel and between watch-ruler = measurement. During the delayed recall, H.J. was only able to recall four of the five…

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    In recent years, Psychology Today released an article in regards to the effectiveness of multitasking. Though the source of this particular article is not a scholarly one, the points addressed by the author are ones that are worth reading over and perhaps will inspire readers to delve deeper into the mechanics of the act of multitasking. The main theme of this article is that although multitasking seems like the best way to be productive in today’s fast paced society, it is actually nearly…

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    8. Overview of the Arduino Sketch 8.1 General Codes MediaTek labs states that an Arduino sketch “is a source code file representing the core controlling logic for the LinkIt ONE development board. It consists of two main structures: setup and loop” (MediaTek Labs, n.d.). In this section I will discuss what the above code do. First, LinkIt ONE initializes the Ubidots account, then the sensors, Wi-Fi or GPRS, the location and finally the serial port. To minimize battery consumption, I did not use…

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    Essay On Stigma

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    characteristic of persons that is contrary to the norm of a social unit' [1]. Within the general population, there's a large proportion of people who view disability with such stigma, demonstrated in a recent survey where 38% of people believed that disabled people are a burden on society [2]. Whilst stigma reflects simply the beliefs of an individual, discrimination is the physical manifestations of these beliefs which causes an alteration in the actions towards a group of people due to a…

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    Persico’s study is reportedly the first large-scale study of cognitive and developmental effects of living near Superfund sites. The study shows that Superfund cleanup has significant positive effects on long-term cognitive and developmental outcomes for children. Persico reports that the Superfund program would pay for itself in 38 years “in terms of reduced special education costs for specific learning disabilities alone” (Persico, 2016) Recently, President Trump proposed over a 30% decrease…

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    Dyslexia Studies

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    recognize words are all skills which must be developed through teaching and practice. Many people learn to read, then graduate to more challenging concepts, but some struggle to learn how to read because of learning disorders. Dyslexia is a learning disability which impedes one’s reading abilities due to an anomaly in an individual’s brain anatomy. Unlike most disabilities, dyslexia cannot easily be tested. The disorder can be identified by careful observation and various trials, but there is…

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    the interview was to meet with a person who had disabilities that was culturally different than my own. The interview took place on October 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the RAMP office conference room. During the interview we discussed how she adapted to her disability,the functional limitations and rehabilitation services she has received. After the interview I self assessed how we must look at those factors to determine what would be the most appropriate for our client. In order to better understand my…

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    supplemental benefits. If the worker is earning less than 90 percent of their previous income due to the injury, they can receive SEB. Each month, a person receiving SEB will need to fill out a labor form that details the amount you've been paid. The form would be sent to the employer's representative with the insurance company. The rules regarding the SEB can be confusing and convoluted, and they often depend on the types of benefits you've already claimed. Permanent Total Disability…

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