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In the fields of health care and medicine, injections are commonly used in vaccination/immunization, prevention, and treatment. Injections require the use of needles; needles are an efficient and effective means of delivering medications and other fluids. Most patients do not find injections to be comfortable; many are afraid of needles....

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Antidepressants have improved dramatically in recent years. Antidepressants started when a clinician noticed that a blood pressure medication improved his patients’ depression (Ramachandraih, Subramanyam, Bar, Baker, & Yeragani, 2011). Then the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were developed, but patients had to be careful not to eat certain foods or it...

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Medication Assisted Therapy is an approach of treatment in which counselling and behavioural therapies are combined to treat drug and substance use disorders and avert opioid overdose. Medications are an important component for treatment particularly when in combination with counselling and further additional of behavioural therapies. These prescribed medications function...

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In the following study, female and male subjects would be utilized, their ages ranging from 24 to 53 years of age. I would also make sure that the sampling population is culturally diverse, the population including African Americans, Arabic, Asian, and Caucasian people. In terms of health, the subjects would...

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Amsterdam, Brunt, and Brink (2015) discuss the mechanisms by which cannabinoid drugs may affect vulnerable populations with regard to psychosis. The authors implicate tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the guilty compound, noting the mitigating effects of cannabinol (CBD). These findings are in line with the findings of Pierre (2011) regarding the risk...

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The Science Daily article from Scripps Research Institute, New Research Points to Better Way to Treat Depression (2018), provides an analysis of a new potential treatment against depression. The article describes how depression often follows feelings of stress, based on research conducted by scientists in Florida. Depression is a major...

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Health services organizations establish inter-organizational relationships (IORs) with other companies for various reasons. One key reason for them is to get a market for their products and services. Another reason for forming inter-organizational relationships is to secure suppliers. There are two broad types of integration in inter-organizational relationships (IORs); horizontal...

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The media is one of the biggest most influential entities in the modern society. In everyday lives, dreams, actions, words and behaviors are directly influenced by media. The most immediate media exposure comes from the programs that we watch which movies is part. A large number of actions among the...

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In 2017, the Muscular Dystrophy Association approved a new drug, called Emflaza as a psychiatric treatment for muscular dystrophy, the third drug of its kind approved by the MDA (MDA, 2017, p.1). The drug remains a high progressive step towards successfully treating neuromuscular diseases (MDA, 2017, p.1). The combined work...

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Erectile dysfunction describes the inability to sustain or achieve an erection that can perform a sexual intercourse to satisfaction. This is a very common problem especially among old men whose age is between 40 and 70 years. Erectile dysfunction can be characterized with total erection failure. In other cases, some...

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Chronic diseases, by their nature, are different and are treated differently from accidents, injuries, and ordinary diseases that require treatment in a hospital facility, but then after treatment are no longer of concern. And though chronic diseases are generally more serious than these other kinds of events that can occur...

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The examination conducted was not sufficient to rule out the possibility of the risk for premature cardiac death. With the second sound of the murmur or S2 systolic murmur, there was a need for further examination (Renchen, 2014). In most cases, murmurs in children are studied on several components. The...

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The transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) test takes a picture of the heart and blood vessels. It makes a picture by using sound waves. This is called ultrasound. The TEE is done for people with heart trouble. This test is done to see if there is any  heart valve disease, tumors, and...

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Hypothyroidism is an important endocrine disorder which is related to the low production of the thyroid hormone. It is thought to occur in around 0.3% of the population, but could be present in subclinical levels at around 8.5% (DiMasi et al., 2003). Schmidt et al. (2013) conducted a randomized controlled...

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Chronic pain is particularly problematic in the elderly population, especially those aged 65 and older. It has been estimated that half the elderly population living in standard communities suffer from chronic pain, whilst some estimates place the prevalence to be up to 80% in some nursing homes (King, 2012). Although...

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A protocol from the National Guideline Clearing House regarding evidence-based practice for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers was compared to the findings of three separate research studies. The first of these studies was aimed at ascertaining the effects of repositioning and comfort measures upon bedridden children, the second...

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An autopsy is an examination carried out on a dead body to determine the cause of death and other factors such as time of death (Knudsen, Thomsen, Ampanozi, & Thali, 2014). Two different types of examinations are carried out in an autopsy, internal and external examinations (Knudsen et al., 2014)....

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Autoimmunity refers to a condition in the body in which the immune system attacks the body, rather than a foreign invader. While the immune system is crucial to the defense of the body, it can be horrifically damaging to the cells of the body when it focuses on the self,...

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Central lines (CLs) are a basic tool of the nursing trade. They are used for a variety of functions, including “allowing for the administration of intravenous fluids, blood, products, chemotherapeutic medications, and parenteral nutrition,” as well as for “hemodialysis and hemodynamic monitoring” (Truscott, 2013, p. 22). CLs have changed the...

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1—Absolutely Not Genes, embryos, and their parts are all basically forms of life, either human or animal. For a person to attempt to control the creation or destruction of these forms of life through the use of copyrights is reprehensible. It is already illegal for human organs to be bought...

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Understanding the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease is vitally important. This disease currently threatens to affect at least 30% of all individuals presently alive in twelve most developed countries, unless effective interventions are found to treat or prevent the disease (Perry, 2006, p. 123). Despite the fact that memory loss is...

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Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers were used by several states to expand medical coverage to adults and support Medicaid programs operations in ways that were against the federal rules (Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, 2013). Indiana started enrolling adults in January...

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The production of the human growth hormone (hGH) requires the use of recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology (Brennan, 2017). Facilities required include a laboratory for production of rDNA. A plasmid vector and E. coli are required for the creation of rDNA. Fermentation chambers are required mass cultivation of E. coli and...

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Abstract Mandatory vaccination provides the needed motivation and incentive for many to receive their necessary vaccinations. Such positive outcomes cannot occur with only voluntary programs, but passing laws which make it mandatory for students and health workers has been proven to increase rates, and it provides an example that is...

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The Cardiac Society of Australia Summary and New Zealand, The American multisociety, and the European Society of Cardiology al have similar guidelines of indications for the use of computed tomography coronary angiography for adults These guidelines have been created in order to evaluate chest pain which cannot be attributed to...

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