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Breast Implants in Teenagers -      The trend for a number of young girls is to get breast augmentation. They think that by changing their bodies, they’re going to change their lives. They think they will be happy, and they will be completely satisfied with their implants. Their expectation is that their self-confidence will skyrocket, and they will be attractive girls. Many young girls get implants to make themselves stand out more and to have a great appearance, but there are many reasons that they should comprehend the long-term effect of surgery....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 581 words
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Taking a Look at Breast Lifts Implants - Breast Lifts Implants There are different methods of lifting a sagged breast; one of the preferred methods is breast lift implants. Breast is one of the sensitive parts of a woman; many women would prefer that their breasts remain firm forever. However, for certain factors such as age, birth, breast-feeding and weight loss the woman would naturally start having breasts sagging. Apart from breasts sag some women want to increase or decrease the sizes of their breasts; this is the case for women who do not want small-sized breasts....   [tags: esthetic-plastic surgery] 611 words
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Breast Implants - Friday, 19 May, 2000, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK Huge rupture rate in breast implants Many of the inplants had ruptured Almost seven out of ten silicone-gel breast implants scanned by researchers had developed a leak. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study could reawaken the debate over the safety of breast implants. Many women claim that leaking silicone-gel has sparked serious illness, including chronic autoimmune disease. The FDA team used MRI scans too look at 344 women with implants. They found that 69% had a least one ruptured implant....   [tags: essays research papers] 2992 words
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Breast Implants - Breast Implants In the early 1980’s breast implants began gaining popularity, but they have been on the market since the early 1960’s. They were invented by plastic surgeons Cronin and Gerow. Dow Corning began manufacturing them commercially in 1962. Today over two million women have undergone breast augmentation surgery. There are many negative consequences that may arise from the surgery, and there is always the risk of infection or rupture. When beginning my research on the subject I assumed there would be a plethora of information....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Breast Implants - Breast Implants       Why do women get breast implants. Do the breast implants make them feel good about themselves. Breast implants are a serious threat because, there are many risks involved, there are many disorders that are possible, and there are illnesses that you could catch after the operation. According to Marian Segal, many of the women who have had breast implants don’t exactly understand what is in their body.      Silicone contains organic compounds, which have the physical properties of oils,resins or rubber, and which are more stable when exposed to heat and oxygen thanordinary organic substances....   [tags: Srgumentative Persuasive] 781 words
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Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation, and American Culture - Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation, and American Culture Breast augmentation is rapidly becoming a common procedure among women in the United States. Shows detailing the surgery on TV station such as MTV and VH1 show mothers and their daughters getting implants together and teenage girls thrilled with their new 34-D chests. What most of these shows don't mention are the possible risks and painful recovery that come with the procedure. That breast implants are becoming more and more an accepted part of popular culture raises several questions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Breast Implants:the Dow Corning Scandal - Abstract The subject of my paper will be an investigation into the manufacture of silicone breast implants by Dow Corning and what caused this scandal to become corporate crime. This subject is of special interest to me because my mother has been in litigation with Dow Corning since the late 1980's. I will use several research methods for development of this research paper. They will include researching books and the use of the internet. I believe that my findings will show that for more than thirty years Dow Corning manufactured and distributed an unsafe product with the knowledge that its recipients were being put in danger....   [tags: Sociology] 2368 words
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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy - Decisions Must Be Made - After the removal of a breast, either partial (lumpectomy) or complete (mastectomy) a woman may consider to have the breast reformed by having breast reconstruction work carried out. However, it has been reported that although the majority of these women have been mostly satisfied with its outcome, still a sizable 20% are not. The decision to have breast reconstruction work carried out after a mastectomy is usually a very personal decision, and something that may well depend on the inner feelings of the woman involved....   [tags: the partial or total removal of a breast, surgery] 570 words
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The Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation - The Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation Every day women are bombarded with images of beautiful models with thin figures and huge round breast. In striving to achieve the ?ideal. body type women are altering their bodies; cosmetic surgery has increased enormously in the past few years. Breast augmentation alone has increased 500% since 1992. What are the benefits of having big voluptuous breasts. Do the benefits overweigh the risks. There are two main types of breast implants. One is filled with silicone gel and the other is filled with saline (sterile salt water); both of these implants have an outer silicone shell....   [tags: Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Essays Papers]
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Human Cosmetic Surgery and Prosthetic Device Implants - Human Cosmetic Surgery and Prosthetic Device Implants The human body is a collection of remarkable biological mechanisms that integrates features that can not be duplicated exactly. However, many modern prosthetic devices can add years to an individual's life, improve physical comfort and function, or in the case of aesthetic implants, improve emotional health. There are many types of implants that server a variety of functions that offer risks and benefits. Implants can server many purposes. Cosmetic surgery has variety prosthesis to select from, not only to change the appearance of a feature for aesthetic reasons, but also to correct disfiguring from trauma or disease....   [tags: Papers] 2593 words
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The Breast Cancer Information Gap - This article is about the risks of breast implants and breast cancer. The author believes that people making decisions to have breast reconstruction need to be well informed before they make the choice. The risks of breast implants include pain, breakage, leakage, and links to many other diseases. There are two types of breast implants. There are saline and silicone. Both of them have outer silicone shells but one is filled with saline and the other silicone. The FDA didn't look at the hazards of breast implants until 1991....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Advertising and Breast Augmentation - Advertising and Breast Augmentation       Why do we advertise products. What are the implications of these advertisements. How do advertisements further impact our society and culture. These are all very important questions to look at when discussing the motivation, success or failure and ultimately the impact of advertising. How does advertising affect our images of ourselves, and what we are ideally supposed to be. In trying to produce stimulating ads is the industry selling the viewers short of obtainable images....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Dental Implants: Osseointegration by Branemark - The concept of Osseointegration by Branemark has opened up limitless possibilities and rehabilitation to the extent of involving not only single tooth or multiple teeth but also various developmental deformities and also extensive damage of jaws following injuries and resection of tumors. Dental implants have a long history dating back to prehistoric people where in they have used this technology (Bobbio A. Maya 1973, Tapia JL et al 2002). Dr.Norman Goldberg and Dr.Aaron Gershkoff did research on the use of dental implants and published an article in Dental digest in 1949 and a text book on dental implants in the year 1957....   [tags: teeth, implants, impressions] 1296 words
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How Do Oral Hard Tissues React to Intraosseous Implants? - How do oral hard tissues react to intraosseous implants. The introduction and growing popularity of intraosseous implants has revolutionised restorative dentistry. Successful implants restore complete function to patients in areas of previously missing teeth. Although they may act like teeth, the histological hard tissue reaction to implants is a wound healing process compared to the developmental process involved in natural dentition. In addition, the healing process may vary from case to case depending on factors such as the implant material, surface texture, clinician handling and placement into the peri-implant tissue; all of which will be discussed in the following paper....   [tags: teeth, implants, placement, tissue] 1538 words
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Research Paper on Breast Cancer - According to the American Cancer Society, Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably....   [tags: Breast Cancer]
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The Problem of Dense Breast Tissue - There are several confusing topics for women when it comes to their breast health such as how often they should be screened with a mammogram, what age to start getting their mammograms, or how often they should have a mammogram. One of the newer discussions that has emerged recently is if women should be told that they have dense breast tissue. Several states have even moved a step further and are mandating that women be told this information. I believe that the states should go beyond this when passing the law and require insurance companies to pay for supplemental testing of these women who fall into this category and have additional risk factors....   [tags: MQSA, mammogram,breast tissue]
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Breast-feeding is the Best Option - Breast-feeding is a process that involves an infant suckling its mother’s breast in order to get some milk. Breast milk can sometimes be substituted with baby formula for a number of reasons. These reasons may be death of the infant’s mother, the mother’s being a working mother and is always away, and some mothers just opt for baby formula. The formula has a number of advantages: it is readily available, cheaper, and easy to control. Breast milk is sometimes referred to as the line of equal measure between the very rich parents and the poor parents (Pryor & Kathleen, 2010)....   [tags: Health, Breast Milk]
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Overview of Breast Cancer - If you or a loved one were diagnosed with breast cancer, how would you feel. You would probably feel very afraid and worried. Breast cancer is a common and potentially deadly form of cancer that affects both men and women. There are risk factors for getting the disease and there are different types of treatment for people who have been diagnosed with the disease. There are also steps that people can take to try to prevent getting breast cancer or at least catch it early. Luckily there are many organizations working to raise awareness of the disease, to educate the public about it, and to support research about it....   [tags: lung cancer, swollen breast]
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Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer - The one question that needs to be asked by women is “how can I reduce my risk of getting breast cancer?” because all women are at risk. It is very important that all women know how to lessen their chances of getting breast cancer because women are most vulnerable of developing the illness. It is estimated that over “192,370 women will be diagnosed with and 40,170 women will die” of breast cancer in the year 2009; both the number of diagnoses and deaths can be cut in half if women try to lower their risk of breast cancer (seer.cancer.org)....   [tags: Breast Cancer, risk, medical, ] 1454 words
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Breast Feeding and Formula: Advantages and Disadvantages - ... Also with feeding you are preventing type 2 diabetes and lesson your chances of postpartum depression. Moms are able to get a stronger bond with child especially if you feed skin to skin. Also a single can of Enfamil formula is $15. On average your child will take up to 10 cans a month give or take. In one year you would have spent roughly $1,800. By breast feeding you can save money on things your child actually does need. Not something you want your child to need because you don’t want to breast feed....   [tags: ovarian and breast cancer, production]
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Breast Cancer Among Women - Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the tissue of the breast and spread to the surrounding area of the breast. This cancer most normally begins from the inner lobules of the breast, which are called the ducts and is better known as the part of the breast that makes milk. After a woman develops cancer, she is tested to determine what type of cancer she has and which treatment is best for her. Some treatments for cancer are surgery, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and radiation. In the present day, surgery is nevertheless the best choice when dealing with breast cancer....   [tags: Cancer, Disease, Breast, Women, Information]
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Preventing Breast Cancer Through Mammograms and Sef-exams - Because doctors warn that breast cancer is the leading killer in women; yearly mammograms and monthly self-exams are preformed. The daily routine to lower the rick of breast cancer consist of: exercise, eating healthy, and avoiding alcohol. But, what if instead, essential oil rubbed on the breasts’ everyday stopped breast cancer. In 2007 Joyce Sobotta created “Healthy Girls Breast Oil”, and claims it stops breast cancer. Unfortunately, the evidence in the oil’s claim is not apparent to women when reading its advertisement....   [tags: risk, rubbing oil on breast ]
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Breast Feeding is Best - Argumentative Breast is Best      If one chooses to have a child, shouldn’t he or she be obligated to do what is best for that child. There are many important choices to make for that child, and some may be more difficult than others. Hospital or home birth. Pampers or Huggies. Crib or family bed. But when it comes to feeding, the choice is clear. Breast-feeding is the best choice that mothers can make for themselves and their child.      Not everyone agrees that breast-feeding is the best choice....   [tags: breast-feeding]
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Breast-Feeding vs Formula - In todays society there are so many books and online sources that can be found on the “how-to” of raising a child. The question is though, which one of the sources should be trusted enough to follow through and to implement techniques on children. For one of the most important decisions that a mother and family can make is the option of breast milk or formula. In a growing society where mothers are given dirty looks for nursing in public, or media outlets rage in disapproval to mothers that share nursing stories, it almost seems crazy not to pick up a bottle and feed a child....   [tags: education, family, mother, children, breast milk ]
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Breast Cancer 1 Early Onset Gene Analysis - Breast cancer is one of the most common and important diseases that affect women and ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality in American women1. These cancers are triggered by germline mutations on the C-terminal of a gene called BRCA1 (or “Breast Cancer 1, Early Onset Gene”) tumor suppressor. The BRCA1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at region 2 band 1, consists of 24 exons and encodes a multidomain protein of 1863 amino acid residues in human2. The BRCA1 proteins produced from BRCA1 gene help preventing cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way3....   [tags: breast cancer, cancer, brca1 protein] 791 words
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Should I Breast-feed my Child or Formula-feed my Child? - During the span of one year in the United States about four million babies are born. The average age for a mom in the United States is 25 years old. First time moms have many questions and decisions to make regarding the methods of feeding and the nutrients their child will be receiving. “In the United States and worldwide, more than 90 percent of infants are breast-fed, but only 36 percent are exclusively breast-fed for the first six months” (Berger et al., 2011). It’s the parent’s choice whether to formula-feed or breast-feed their child, and the parents have many questions as for which method is best....   [tags: breast milk, nutrients, diseases] 1158 words
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Does Detecting Breast Cancer with MRIs Increase the Rate of Mastectomies? - In the last years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a very popular method used for the early detection of breast cancer, because it has greater sensibility than mammography. But, opponents of MRI are concerned about this type of examination because of the belief that it may increase rates of mastectomy. However, different studies have been performed and no proof of this has been recorded (Dang and Zaguiyan et al 937). Although many people think that mastectomy may increase with MRI’s, I feel that these types of screenings should be more recommendable for women at high risk for breast cancer, because cancer, if not treated on time might be fatal....   [tags: MRIs, breast cancer, mastectomies, ] 892 words
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Breast Feeding vs Formula - Breast-feeding is nutritionally, emotionally and physically superior for a mother and her child. “Human breast milk is not standard nor is it interchangeable with cow’s milk. It is a dynamic fluid that changes in composition to meet the needs of the baby as it grows” (“Giving your Baby... Diet.” par. #10). Breast milk contains growth factors and antibodies which stimulate the growing baby and protect it from illness such as diarrhea, ear infections, rashes, allergies, asthma, skin problems, pneumonia, respiratory illness and other serious illnesses....   [tags: Comparing Breast Feeding and Formula ]
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Breast-Feeding: Just Do It! - Breast-Feeding: Just Do It. Who is to say that breast-feeding is the best for your baby. For years, breast-feeding tactics have been used as the best way to feed your infant. There was never any debate as to how you should feed your child, until a few years ago when artificial baby formulas were made. Now, researches have set out to figure out which way is the best for your baby. Studies upon studies have been done in search of the answer. Finally it was proven that breast-feeding, the natural way, was superior over artificial formulas....   [tags: Breast-Feeding Essays] 1447 words
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Probability of a Breast Cancer Patient Undergoing More than one Surgery - Surgical Oncology is a subset of oncology that focuses on the surgical management of cancer. Though, it has not been ratified by a Board certification, this area of expertise is coming to its own by the success of combined treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted biological treatments. Through developing technology, such as the iKnife, surgery to target tumorous cells is becoming a necessary and popular field of medicine and is a very viable option for cancer procedures, both for treatment and prevention....   [tags: surgical oncology,breast cancer,chemotherapy]
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Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot - Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot With the waves crashing in front of you, the sun warming your body, and a slight breeze coming just over the dunes, you would never think you were sitting on a beach considered to be a breast cancer "hot spot." Unfortunatly, if you were sitting on certain Cape Cod beaches, that's just what you'd be doing. "It's an unfortunate situation, I lost two sisters and my mother-in-law to breast cancer, all of us lived on the cape most of our lives. Their doctors were pretty sure it was caused from our contaminated drinking water," said Joan Swift, of Dennis, MA....   [tags: Beaches Breast Cancer Health Essays] 1204 words
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Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 - Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States. There are at least two majors genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that when they mutate can cause breast cancer. These genes can be passed from parent to child, increasing the risk of developing cancer in those child that have parent carrying these genes. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are located on chromosome 17 and chromosome 13 respectively. There is a 90% chance of developing breast cancer for a woman that has these mutated genes. In contrast, men carrying BRCA1 have no risk to develop breast cancer, but those carrying BRCA2 genes have high risk....   [tags: Breast Cancer Research Papers]
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer There is a large amount of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every day but they usually do not know a lot about it in terms of how it forms and the many ways it can be treated. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that shouldn’t be taken lightly; if it is left untreated it can spread to other organs and eventually kill you.  Even if you do not have breast cancer, chances are that you know or will know someone who will get it, so it is imperative that people understand how breast cancer forms, know the stages of breast cancer, be familiar with who gets breast cancer and how you can possibly avert it, and understand all of the different ways to treat the cancer and...   [tags: Health Breast Cancer Tumor Essays Papers] 1297 words
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Results of Maxilla Implants in Children - The vertical growth of the maxilla exceeds all other dimensions of growth in this region; therefore, premature implant placement can result in the repetitive need to lengthen the transmucosal implant connection resulting in poor implant-to-prosthesis ratio and the potential for load magnification. --Premature placement of an implant near the midline can create a mesiodistal spatial disharmony secondary-to-median sutural growth, which accelerates at puberty. --The placement of implants in the anterior maxillary region before age 15 in female patients and age 17-25 in male patients should be attempted only to achieve unique treatment planning goals and with particular emphasis on the determina...   [tags: premature, mandible, dental] 1314 words
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A Perspective on Cochlear Implants - For my project I wanted to focus on the different points of view and the various biases that surround the debate of cochlear implants, whether it is from the point of view of members of the deaf community, parents who have children who are born deaf or members of the medical community. Because I find that all three aspects of the debate carry valid points however often times because the point of views vary to such a drastic degree carry many biases within their individual articles. Firstly I will be looking at an article that was published in the New York Times on September 26, 2013 by Gerard O'Donoghue, F.R.C.S....   [tags: Deaf Community, Medical Community]
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The Development of Biomedical Implants and Prosthetics - Since mankind has appeared on Earth, we have constantly been evolving. Around 50 thousand years ago making their journey out of Africa humans took a great leap forward in their development, evolving physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. With diverse civilizations and cultures created in the wake of human advancement. Our natural interest in innovation and technology has shaped our culture and our perception of each other and the world around us. Advancements in biomedical science have allowed us to alter this perception....   [tags: inventions, innovations, technology]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is everywhere. The pink ribbons, the “I heart boobies” bracelets, and the thousands of breast cancer walks all over the United States. These all contribute to breast cancer organizations. Over one hundred million dollars has been raised to support breast cancer. This may not seem serious by the promotions and jokes that these organizations pull support from, but don’t forget the millions of people who have breast cancer. Breast cancer affects, approximately, an eighth of all American women in their lifetime....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Problems with Common Medical Implants - Introduction Common types of medical implants are ar-throplastical prostheses, or joint replacements, which serve to take over joint functions for patients suffering from musculoskeletal dysfunction or severe pains in e.g. the knee, hip (see Figure 1), or shoulder. Joint replacements generally consist of multiple parts made of different materials. The common hip joint re-placement prosthesis shown in Figure 2 consists of a metal ball, socket and stem and a plastic spacer. The metals used are mostly CoCr, austenitic stainless steels, Co–Cr–Mo alloys and Ti or Ti alloys, for their hardness, corrosion resistance, fracture toughness, low modulus and good machinability [1, 2]....   [tags: replacements, joint, prostheses] 1558 words
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Got Teeth? Dental Implants - For the past two and a half years I have been working as a Periodontal Assistant accommodating two doctors. Combined, both doctors have over thirty years experience within the field of Periodontics. The field of Periodontics focuses predominately on the prevention, treatment, and maintenance of periodontal disease. Treatment of periodontal disease, commonly is managed by; the removal of excessive tissue, bone and tissue grafts, and extraction of problem teeth. However, at our practice, we not only manage periodontal disease, but replace missing teeth with dental implants....   [tags: Dental Health]
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Are Cochlear Implants Necessary? - Majority of the world that we live in, people are constantly reminded what is normal by society. The world is run by big businesses and corporation that are usually visually dominant, however without hearing it is viewed as a major disadvantage to the hearing world. Kent State University compiled an accurate definition of the deaf community “ those [of] deaf and hard of hearing individuals who share a common language, common experience and values, and a common way of interacting with each other, and with hearing people.” The deaf community is viewed by the hearing world as an official handicap since they deviate from what is considered normal....   [tags: Deaf, Hearing]
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What are Cochlear Implants? - Cochlear Implants By three years old, children are expected to be talking in simple sentences to communicate with people, however in my case, I did not talk at all which my parents became concerned and believed that I am just having a speech delay which they began to encourage me to talk more. As time proceeded, my parents realized that there is something wrong with me, so they took me to audiologist to get my hearing tested, as it is one of primary reason why the children isn’t talking. I never experienced hearing the sounds and noises, so I learned quickly to depend on my other senses....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Hearing Aids]
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Are Cochlear Implants a Threat to the Deaf Community? - The sound of your parents voice, hearing your favorite song playing on the radio, even knowing the sound of your own voice, these are just a few sounds that sadly many of us take for granted, and unfortunately many will never get to experience. Hearing loss affects about 10% of the Global population, with 124.2 million people affected from a moderate level to a severe disability. (WHO 2008) Deafness can be the result of many different causes such as otitis media (middle ear infections), hereditary disorders, genetic mutations at birth, prenatal exposure to certain diseases such as meningitis, and trauma to the eardrum or auditory nerves....   [tags: hearing, deafness, medical advancement, culture]
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Dental Implants Criteria - INTRODUCTION Missing teeth have traditionally been replaced with dentures that rely on the residual alveolar ridge and mucosa for support and retention. Where there is inadequate oral anatomy to support the denture, surgery may be required (preprosthetic surgery). Complete denture wearers are usually able to wear an upper denture but many struggle to eat with a lower denture because of its mobility. Dental implants offer an alternative in many circumstances. [1,2] Implant dentistry has provided dentists with a variety of innovative products and techniques to restore dentitions that otherwise would have seemed beyond the ability to restore....   [tags: missing teeth, dentists, oral care]
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Organic Polymeric Materials Used in Implants - Polymers are made of large molecules that consist of a many monomers fused together through chemical bonds to make a strong material. Certain polymers are made of different chemical compositions of different molecular weights, crystallization, different degrees of hydrophobic characteristics, and heating transformations. Polymer materials are utilized for their slow degradable capabilities, ability to influence new formation of bone tissue, and contain porosity for cells to latch onto and utilize....   [tags: Physics ]
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Implant Supported Mandibular Overdentures - Implant supported/retained mandibular overdentures have three crucial components: the implant fixtures (02 or more), the choice of attachment ( bars, studs or magnets) and the prosthesis. The Mc Gill consensus reported a minimal treatment objective, the mandibular two-implant overdenture (as opposed to a conventional denture) should be considered as a first-choice standard of care for the edentulous patient5. Mericske-Sterne also concluded that retention, stability and occlusal equilibration of the implant supported mandibular overdentures improved only slightly by increasing the number of implants.7 Implant survival rates did not vary with number of implants and ranged between 93% to 100%.8...   [tags: implant, complications, classification] 1095 words
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Breast Reconstruction - Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is not a simple procedure. Reconstruction of a breast is done when the natural breast has to be removed due to cancer or other diseases. Breast removal is referred to as mastectomy. The best candidates are women whose cancer has been eliminated by breast removal. Women with other health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure or smoking, may be advised to wait. Surgeons are now able to create a breast that can come close to looking like a natural breast....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Cochlear Implants and the Internet - On-line communities are something I have never participated in. I have always felt (due to personal observations of friends using chat rooms and listening to other’s renditions of their experiences) these communities can, and most often do, consume inordinate amounts of time and spare time is a rare commodity for me. Beyond the time consumption, from my observations of chat rooms, there are rarely any well-thought-out responses to the topic of discussion. In fact, often there are inane and childish retorts that just stir up the emotions of those involved and tend to sidetrack the majority as they rally against the perpetrator....   [tags: Health Disability]
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Is the Price to Be Beautiful too Much? - ... The toxin, which is causing this reaction, is formally under the name of botulism, which is also a type of food poisoning. Being in the culinary field that we are in, several of the culinary field recognize how dangerous botulism is, which is why I believe that having this type of plastic surgery can be a scary idea, nor is it a safe decision. Not Positive Facts about Breast Augmentation Breast Augmentation is the second leading plastic surgery in this modern period. Breast Augmentation can be damaging to your body for the reason that a foreign object is being placed into your body and is been known to be rejected just as easily as it was implanted into your body....   [tags: cosmetic surgery and procedures]
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Breast Cancer Treatment - Breast Cancer Treatment Only lung cancer kills more women each year in the United States than breast cancer does. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 184,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 1996 (ACS Breast). Although these statistics are alarming, there are a number of treatment options available for those that are diagnosed with breast cancer. The best way to treat any disease is to prevent it. Since little is known about breast cancer, there are no established rules for prevention....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Issues of Breast Cancer in Nigeria - “Mrs. Claire Anyanwu has visited her doctor everyday for the past week. She was at the convention last month. Women were encouraged to go for medical checkups. She was luckily diagnosed early enough to be treated of ‘mild breast lumps.’ It is an ailment that could lead to breast cancer. We are happy to see women respond to our awareness programs.” said Dr. Rosa Phil (1). In her article, Dr. Phil commends Mrs. Anyanwu for taking action against breast cancer as she recommends all women do the same....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Risk Factors of Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer among women, after lung cancer (Breast Cancer , 2014). Cancer is a word that puts fear in many people, especially if they have family members who have either died or survived the disease. No one wants to hear that he or she has been diagnosed with any disease, especially cancer. Many women do not take breast cancer serious until they are diagnosed. Sadly, once diagnosed with this epidemic, a person’s life is altered forever. Breast cancer does not discriminate and can happen to anyone at any age....   [tags: radiation, chemotherapy, disease]
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Breast Cancer Prevention and Education - According to the American Cancer Society, “Breast cancer is the common disease of women in the United States, other than skin cancer.” After lung cancer, it is the leading secondary cause of cancer death in women. It helps to have some basic facts about the normal makeup of the breasts to understand breast cancer. In the past, this disease was one of the most feared forms of cancer due to its fatality rate and because complete recovery often required breast removal. The best way to fight this disease is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages....   [tags: Health ]
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Effects of Breast Cancer on Women - Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. According to Breastcancer.org, in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.. Breastcancer.org also says that one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women that discover that they have been diagnosed with breast cancer will have to deal with the life altering changes. The effects of breast cancer on women can include long-term effects, how women cope, and large changes to their bodies....   [tags: Chemotherapy, Infertility, Osteoporosis]
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The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer - The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer Breast cancer impacts women and their friends and loved ones in so many different ways. Breast cancer can be devastating. Many women die yearly due to breast cancer. Families are shattered by this killer. Spouses are left to try and pick up the pieces and carry on without their companions. Men are left to raise their children without their mothers. Children are left to face life’s journeys without their mothers. There are ways to detect breast cancer and if detected early, may possibly be the difference between life and death....   [tags: women, cancer treatment]
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Cochlear Implants - Cochlear Implants As the life expectancy of the general population continues to increase, so has the number of people experiencing varying types of perceptual loss. One area of perceptual loss that is gaining more and more recognition is auditory functioning. The number of individuals experiencing a post-lingual hearing loss, or hearing loss after the acquisition of language, is increasing among the older adults in our society. This increase has facilitated a need for a means of managing such a loss of functioning....   [tags: Hearing Deafness Auditory Essays]
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Breast Cancer; Saving the Girls - Breast cancer is the second most prominent cause of cancer deaths in women. About 1 in 8 American women living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer sometime during the course of their life. About 39,620 of those women will die from it. “Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control” (Komen). There are two main types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma, the most common type which starts in the tubes that transport milk from the breast to the nipple, and lobular carcinoma which starts in the area that helps to produce milk called the lobules....   [tags: women, ductal carcinoma, noninvasive]
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The Cure for Breast Cancer - ... Approximately 20 – 30% of women delay for 12 weeks or more from self-discovery of a breast symptom to presentation to a health care provider (Grunfeld, et al., 2002). In other words it takes a woman 3 months if not longer to inform her doctor that she might have breast cancer or some other problem wrong with her body. The human body is very fragile and it is very important to get the required amount of treatment needed to help with this illness. Let’s not forget that certain cases of breast cancer can take a person’s life if they are not treated in the proper amount of time....   [tags: research, disease, organization] 1598 words
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To Breast Feed or Not to Breastfeed - Breastfeeding rates are continually increasing. The nutritional benefit of breast over formula is a long established fact. “According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breastfeeding rates improved nationwide in 2000-2008, and some of the greatest improvement was among black women. However, only about 59 percent of black mothers breastfed in 2008, compared to 80 percent of Hispanic mothers and about 75 percent of white mothers. For 2008 rates of breastfeeding at a baby’s first birthday, the number was about 23 percent overall but only 12.5 percent for black mothers....   [tags: baby formula, child rearing, mother]
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Symptoms of Breast Cancer - ... If your mother, sister, or daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, your chances also increase. However, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. • Gene mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 can be passed on from one generation to the other. These genes can increase the risk but do not make cancer inevitable. • Any radiation treatment to your chest increases the risk of breast cancer. • Obesity can also lead to breast cancer. • Beginning of periods at a younger age (less than 12) or the beginning of a menopause at a much older age exposes you to the risk of developing breast cancer....   [tags: risk factors, treatments] 1524 words
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Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer - Breast cancer is known as the most common solid tumor among the female population in most parts of the world [WHO 2012], second only to skin cancer in the United States [Ma 2013]. In 2014, an estimated 235,030 new cases of breast cancer (BCA) will occur in the United States [Siegel 2014] with an average of 1 in 8 women developing BCA at some point in their lifetime. While this incidence has remained relatively stable since 2004, mortality rates have progressively declined by over 30% in the last two decades [ACS 2013]....   [tags: common treatment, chemotherapy] 3301 words
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Breast Cancer: The Epidemic - Are you a woman over 40. If so, do you get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is an epidemic that plagues women, even though some men can get it. According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too” (Breast Cancer). Today many women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Fetal Tissue Implants - Fetal Tissue Implants Fetal tissue implants are a very touchy subject for a lot of different people. Many people believe in them, while other people are totally against them. When you think about it, there are many different pros and cons to it, and it would be a very difficult choice if you were actually the person who needed the implant. I am completely for the implants. Fetal tissue implants are not against the law in most states. This procedure is against the law in fifteen of the states in the United States....   [tags: Papers] 312 words
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What is Breast Feeding? - What is breast feeding. Feeding the baby with naturally produced milk, from the mother’s breasts is called breast feeding. This milk is produced from the ducts located in the females’ breasts. This process of feeding the baby is also called lactation. This process can continue for more than six months. Some babies are too dependent on lactation. Their mothers are able to produce natural milk for several months. The span of production of breast milk depends quite on the demands of the baby and its quantity of milk intake....   [tags: Women's Health] 858 words
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Human Microchip Implants - As the complexity and convenience of technology increases, some of the new advancements such as microchip implant for humans and animals can be very controversial. At first, the implants may seem to have benefits but in the long run they will actually cause more trouble than they are worth. These potential "troublemakers" are about the size of an elongated grain of rice and are injected in the skin under the arm or hand (Feder, Zeller 15). The chip is not powered by battery and there is nothing that can possibly leak out into the body (Posada-Swafford 8)....   [tags: Biotechnology] 2320 words
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Breast Feeding Across Cultures - Breast feeding has been in practice for a very long time, as early as 2000 BC. Before the invention of formula, bottles, and pumps this was the safest most common way for a mother to feed their infants. In fact, for 99% of human history breast milk was the sole source of nutrition for children until the age of two. In today’s society there are many different and opposing personal stand points on where or not a mother should breast feed their children. It is a very controversial topic with many variables....   [tags: nutrition, formula, infant]
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Females and Breast Cancer - Today, the most common cancer in females is Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is a form of cancer that affects the cells in the breast. It can occur in men and women but it mostly occurs in women. Breast cancer starts with the body’s cells multiplying strongly and then the cells metastasize to places in the body they shouldn’t be. It develops in the milk ducts and glands of the breast tissue, and begins by forming a lump in the breast. Once the lump is formed the cancer spreads through to the channels of the lymph nodes or the bloods stream to the other organs....   [tags: men, women, prevention] 1051 words
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Breast Cancer Community Resources - Breast cancer is the predominant form of cancer diagnosed in America women, second only to skin cancer and the primary cause of cancer deaths, surpassed only by lung cancer. Approximations suggest that one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their life (American Cancer Society, 2013). As with any disease, a diagnosis of breast cancer can be tremendously challenging and freighting experience not only during the time of treatment and post treatment, but also as a survivor of the disease....   [tags: health, lung cancer]
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Breast Cancer Among Women - Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the world today and has one of the highest mortality rates when compared to other cancers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). This cancer develops when tumors have formed within the cells of the breast and begin to divide uncontrollably while gaining the ability to metastasize (4, 7, 8). When looking at the statistics, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life time (2, 4). In 2013, there was an estimated 232,340 new cases while in 2014 there was an estimated 232,670 new cases (4, 8)....   [tags: mortality rate, tumors, mutations] 1409 words
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Women and Breast Cancer - Many changes will occur to women’s breast during their lifetime, especially during menopause, puberty, and childbirth. Not a lot of women, however, are actually familiar with the anatomy and function of breasts. This would be a first good step for women towards understanding the causes of breast cancer (Brinker, 2013). The breasts are made up of fat and breast tissues along with veins, nerves, arteries, and connective tissue that help to hold them in place. In breast tissue there is a complex network of lobules-sacs that produce milk, and ducts which are canals that carry milk from lobules to the nipple openings when a mom breastfeeds....   [tags: oncological analysis] 574 words
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