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I went to Hawaii on vacation to get a tan, but I got something else instead. Ultraviolet rays are stronger, and hotter near the equator. When I got home I got x-rays. I was sent for treatment with gamma rays. Wow! What a vacation. It was so hot that I had to jump into a pool just to cool off. Ultraviolet rays have wavelengths between 10nm and 430 nm. They also have a very high frequency of about 10,000,000,000,000,000 Hz.- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. Photon energy emissions a

MN Talking Points On Colon Cancer Treatment and Prevention As representatives of the citizens of New York State, we have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to the highest quality health care possible. As a State Senator. I have worked aggressively to fight for increased funding for cancer education and prevention, and to improve and expand health care coverage and treatment, including legislation we are working hard to approve -- the Women s Health and Wellness Act -- whic

 “Conventional medicine has little to learn from alternative medicine”. Today many people in the UK and US choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western scientific methods, that is the science and practice of medicine which is standard in the West. These methods are known as “Alternative medicine” or “Complementary medicine” ,which include homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine, and reflexology among others. Chine

David Black's book Medicine Man chronicles Aaron Kenigsberg's third year of medical school. In the process of describing his hectic life it teaches the reader three very important things. It educates the reader about the future of medicine, it shows how dedicated a doctor must truly be, and it contrasts the medicine of the past with that of the present and future. Aaron Kenigsberg's entire third year of medical school seems to be one of harried excitement. The constant activi

Norman Cousins’ book Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient is the story of one man’s ablity to overcome the typical medical model of dealing with a disability, and how the mind is an amazing healing tool. This book is not just about Norman’s disability, bu also about his belief that if you want something bad enough, you can get it. I found this book particulatly interesting because I am currently trying get off my allergy medication, and cure myself through

It is undeniable that the conditions of today’s life and age emphasize in instant results. Everyone wants a quick answer to their problems. Perhaps, this is why traditional medicine appeals to many. If a patient is sick, he or she is diagnosed and instantly receives a synthetic drug to treat his or her illness, regardless if this is the best form of treatment. Alternative medicine is the most effective method of treatment because it is based on natural healing methods, treats patien

In the Renaissance, some aspects of medicine and doctors were still in a Dark Age. Outbreaks of disease were common, doctors were poor, medicine was primitive and many times doctors would kill a patient with a severe treatment for a minor disease! But, there were other sections where medicine and the use of medications improved greatly. This paper is written to illustrate the “light and dark” sides of medicine in the Renaissance. The filth of the cities promoted the spread

During the Civil War, weapons and medicine were a big part of surviving and winning the war, for both the north and south. The new weapons were creating massive losses in the north and south. There was also poor drinking water, and un-sanitized tools for the hospitals, which caused disease throughout the wounded men. The medicine could not keep up with the epidemic of wounded and disease. During the start of the Civil War, weapons were the main production to win the war, but the med

Bronchitis is when the line the bronchial tubes become inflamed. As with the common cold, virtually everyone has had bronchitis at some time. It usually is caused by a viral infection that spreads to the bronchi. There are several types of bronchitis; the most common types are acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is the inflammation of mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes, it usually only lasts a few days. Chronic bronchitis is when acute bronchitis lasts for months at a time and re

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi. It may develop suddenly, following a head cold (acute bronchitis), or it may continue or return regularly for many years, causing worsening of the bronchi and lungs (chronic bronchitis). Certain people are more likely to get bronchitis than others. Men are effected more than women, out numbering them 10 to 1. The reasons for this are unknown. Smokers are 50 times more likely to get chronic bronchitis than non smokers. Acute bronchitis i