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    regulations. If these concerns were addressed and properly fixed the lives of seventeen crewmembers could have been saved, and the Sudur Havid would not have perished. The majority of the resources used throughout learning about this hypothesis were made up of scholarly articles. In the article “Fishing Occupational Health and Safety,” the authors compared many South African regulations with other countries around the world. The articles also discussed legal regulations for fishing vessels like the Sudur Havid. An article on the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol was very helpful in discussing safety inspections and certificates required for the ships to set sail. Government websites like the South American Maritime Safety Authority, helped clear up any confusion about complex laws that were harder to understand. Government websites also give more in depth specification on safety equipment for each particular type of ship and location. Lewis gives great details in his story of survival, which allows the research process to be very specific for the Sudur Havid’s case. In the beginning of the story, Lewis tells of an account that happened during the beginning of their voyage. The water pumps on the Sudur Havid were in charge of getting rid of water that came in the fishing factory while the crew members were working. After just a day out of port, the boat began experiencing problems with the ship’s pumps and had to return back to port. The pumps replaced back in the ship were only…

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    Stroke Recovery

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    ischemic stroke patients while standard treatments involving rehabilitation provide some benefits for the recovery during chronic phase. However, many high-profile failures in a wide spectrum of pharmacologic neuroprotection trials have led to some pessimism in the field.[1] Recent findings suggest that enhancement of angiogenesis after focal cerebral ischemia may provide novel opportunities for better outcomes during stroke recovery.[2] Nowadays it is appreciated that new treatment strategies…

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    system are all at risk of damage and negative long-term scars. When the body is stressed, the first response comes from the sympathetic nervous system. This system helps the body elicit a “fight-or-flight” response and direct all energy towards fixing or fighting the stress. The adrenal glands then release adrenaline and cortisol which cause the heart to beat faster, respiration rate to increase, blood vessels in the arms and legs to dilate, a change in the digestive process, and glucose…

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    main blood vessel that transports de-oxygenated blood from the upper body to the heart. The SVC is a short vein located in the anterior right Superior Mediastinum, which is the area found in the mid-line of the Thorax (Drake et al. 2010). The vein is surrounded by many structures involved in the respiratory and circulatory system including the right Bronchus and the Mediastinal lymph nodes (Martini & Ivonne 2004). Figure 1 is a coronal CT image of a human chest, highlighting the heart and the…

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    Arterial Stiffness

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    stiffness is the developmental outcome. This news article is based on the research ‘Twenty-five-year alcohol consumption trajectories and their association with arterial aging: A prospective cohort study’ by Darragh O'Neill, Annie Britton, Eric Brunner, and Steven Bell. Cardiovascular problems continue to have the highest mortality rates compared to other diseases, accounting for more than thirty percent of lethal…

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    Cocoa Flavanols Essay

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    and were believed to contain some amazing powers to restore the body. Because of this, they gained quite a reputation as being the food of the gods and can be dated all the way back to the Aztec way of life. What can they do? One of the most important parts of remaining health is taking care of your circulatory system. This item is often overlooked when preparing for a healthy lifestyle, but it is extremely important because of the complexity of the blood vessels, capillaries and arteries that…

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    Special delivery of toxic cell-free heme causes vascular damage in Sickle Cell Disease Scientists describe a novel mechanism responsible for blood vessel injury in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): microparticles derived from sickle cells deliver heme to the vascular endothelial cells causing oxidative damage. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder caused by a single base mutation in the DNA of affected patients, producing abnormal hemoglobin molecules. In SCD, red blood cells…

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    As the blood travels, the arteries branch out so that there are more and more of them, but they get smaller and smaller. Eventually, the blood reaches the capillaries…After passing through the capillaries, the blood returns to the heart by traveling through veins. Veins, which are small and numerous near the capillaries, form larger and larger vessels. At the same time, there are fewer and fewer of these larger vessels, so only a few large veins return blood directly to the heart.” (Shannon…

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    Cardiovascular Disease among the Population of the United States The World Heart Federation (2012) defines Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) as “a broad range of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels” (n.p.). CVD is also known as Heart Disease (American Heart Association [AHA], 2015). According to Roger, Lloyd-Jones, Berry, et al. (2011) there are numerous types of cardiovascular diseases including: hypertension, coronary artery disease, congenital cardiovascular defects, stroke,…

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    heart disease (“Heart Disease”, N.d.). Besides an individual suffering from heart disease, a psychosocial factor they can suffer from is feelings of loneliness. Loneliness refers to the agony an individual faces from “discrepancies between ideal and perceived social relationships” (Ernst & Cacioppo, 1999). Loneliness is not correlated with physically being alone, and the feeling can be present even when an individual has a large social network/circle. This psychosocial factor is a result of…

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