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The Social Behavior of a Domesticated Pack The intriguing social complexity of a wild wolf pack is not often seen of the surface of a group of domesticated dogs. Many times the social behavior is based upon the dogs accepting the human owners as the leaders of their pack and their is no competition between the animals themselves. However in isolated instances you may have the unique chance to see a group of domestic dogs form a hierarchy, that can be dangerous to the dogs and to the humans who a
Marijuana The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970\'s. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side
Animal Testing In the two articles, Heloisa Sabin and Peggy Carlson argued on the issue about animal testing. There does not seem to be any agreement between the two writers, while there is an obvious disagreement between them. Sabin agrees to Animal Testing: “Animal research saves human lives” but Carlson disagrees: “Animal tests are unreliable”. Animal testing is quite an arguable topic in the world. In Sabin’s article, she stated the example of her husband using polio vaccine as her persuasio
Caught in the Organ Draft In Robert Silverberg\'s "Caught in the Organ Draft" he portrays a society where elders are the most important citizens whom people give the uttermost respect. The society has a labor surplus since many mechanical devices have been developed to replace men in the work force. The Organ Draft is a program in which young adults\' ages twenty- one or younger donate their organs. Citizens donate only paired organs such as lungs and kidneys. The government also had program for
Patient Classification Systems ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The development of patient classification systems (PCS) in fields other than acute medicine raises the question if the principle of using existing data (i.e. diagnoses; procedures where available) is sufficent to describe the products of hospital care. METHODS/MATERIAL: The essence of a PCS (type "iso-cost") is to estimate costs of treatment needed in a defined setting by means of a description of the patient status (conditions) and the treat
Medieval Society It was an event that changed everything in Medieval Europe. There was virtually no aspect of Medieval society that was not affected by the arrival of the plague in Europe. The lack of adequate knowledge or a significant response lead to the death of millions of people. With the loss of a significant portion of the populations of Europe there was also a distinct shift in society away from the ideas and views of the past. Organized religion suffered a great blow as the plague rava
The Springfield Statesmen Hockey Organization HPR 475 - Management of Sport & Recreation Semester Project Proposal - Homework 1 INTRODUCTION Enterprise Description The Springfield Statesmen Hockey Organization will play in the North American Junior Hockey League (NAJHL). The NAJHL is a Division A junior hockey league, which is the highest level of junior hockey, consisting of eight teams located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. The league is comprised predominantly of players 16 -
Interviews with Past Presidents Jarod Vitorino November 21, 1998 Block 1 Good morning, I\'m Jarod Vitorino, and welcome to our ABC special, Remembering Our Past. This morning we will be remembering the time of the progressive movement. At the turn of the century, many areas needed reform. The progressive movement was an early 20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunities and to correct injustices in American life. The pr
Drug Abuse this study guide is a suggestion on which areas to focus on for the midterm; ask your TA if you have questions or need clarification! terms that are *ed are those which require knowing the definition of the term only, unless otherwise noted items not listed on the study guide will NOT be covered on the exam Chapters 1 & 2 material · psychoactive drug* Having effects on thoughts, emotions or behavior · the four pharmacological revolutions 1. Vaccines – Pasteur, Jenner, and Koch – Convi
GENTIC ENGINEERING Abstract This paper sets out to defend human genetic engineering with a new bioethical approach, post-humanism, combined with a radical democratic political framework. Arguments for the restriction of human genetic engineering, and specifically germ-line enhancement, are reviewed. Arguments are divided into those which are fundamental matters of faith, or "bio-Luddite" arguments, and those which can be addressed through public policy, or "gene-angst" arguments. The four bio-Lu
Anabolic Steroids Outline I. Introduction and Basics about Anabolic Steroids A. Description of what steroids are B. Description of what anabolic steroids do C. Basics on how steroids can be acquired II. The History of Steroids A. Brief description of when steroids started B. Brief description of why steroids started C. Brief description of when steroids became a problem D. Brief description of why steroids became a problem III. Affects of Steroids A. Why people use steroids B. Seven negatives fo
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer\'s disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington\'s disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer\'s type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
Steroids Introduction Steroids are hormonal substances, naturally produced in the body by the adrenal glands above the kidney and by reproductive organs. There are many different types of steroids and they all have different effects on the body. Some types of steroids have been found to help destroy some types of cancer cells, and can make more effective. This fact sheet describes steroids, how they are given and some of the side effects that may occur. Common types of steroids that are used in
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe t
Narcolepsy NARCOLEPSY / SYMPTOMS Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder with no known cause. The it is best described as excessive daytime sleepiness, even after a good nights rest. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep. No matter what the time or place the person with this diease can fall asleep. Daytime sleep attacks may happen with or without warning and may be impossible to prevent. These attacks can Happen more than once a day. Drowsiness may linger for extended peri
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers’ Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers’ it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis’ muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5 millio
Pot Legal? It goes by many names. As Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Herb, and Weed, marijuana moves with stealth through our society. Although once considered a symbol of the counterculture, the drug is now widely accepted by the population and is endorsed by political groups whose main objective is to legalize it for common use. The fallacies and inaccuracies in the arguments by these vociferous people are often overlooked by the public, who blindly embrace the destructive narcotic. Proponents of legal
Guatemala It has been said that a country that goes through hard times, will often rebound and become stronger as time passes by. Guatemala is one of those countries. It may not be situated in an area of peace and wealth. It may not have the best medicine. It may not have enough of an army to defend its patriots. All in all, Guatemala has survived through the many hardships and warring and has come out as the stronger of the nations. Guatemala may not be the best of the best, but it has survived
Dr. Peter Henry Emerson EMERSON, Dr. Peter Henry b. 13 May 1856; d. 12 May 1936 Many photographic historians claim that Peter Henry Emerson made a greater impression on Victorian photography than any of his contemporaries. An outstanding scholar, he practised medicine before abandoning it, at the age of 26, to take up photography. Though some of his work was included in books (he was an authority on wild life in Norfolk), he remained essentially an amateur. At this period perhaps the leading pho
Michael Nostradamus For centuries Nostradamus\'s prophecies have inspired fear and controversy. His followers say he predicted the French Revolution, the birth and rise of Hitler, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Did he, as his believers\' claim, predict some of history\'s most monumental events - from the Great Fire of London to the launch disaster of the space shuttle Challenger? Nostradamus was typical of the Renaissance time period. He made many prophecies and was a major contributo
Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) physician, Revolutionary patriot, chief justice and governor of New Hampshire, was born in Amesbury, Mass. He was educated in the common schools, and studied medicine. He opened practice in 1750 in the town of Kingston in southern New Hampshire. He was married on Jan.15, 1754, to his cousin, Mary Bartlett of Newton, N. H. They had twelve children. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly in 1765. In 1767 he was appointed by the royal governor, John Wentworth, a justi
Gun Control Gun Control, a term that refers to the management of firearms in an effort to reduce the criminal use of these weapons. (MICROSOFT (R) ENCARTA 1995) In the early 1990s there were more than 200 million privately owned guns in the United States, which makes it plain to see why there are arguments for and against even the smallest amount of gun control. The Second Admendment to the Constitution of the United States, guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be
Steroids Steroids are a very large class of compounds which occur in all animals. The steroids used by athletes are mostly androgenic steroids: steroids which act like testosterone. The steroids used to treat inflammatory disorders (e.g. prednisolone, cortisone,beclomethasone, budesonide, dexamethasone and dozens of others) are cortico steroids and do not have anabolic effects. Testosterone in the male is produced mainly in the testis, a small amount being produced in the adrenal. It is synthesi
Lyndon Bains Johnson Lyndon Bains Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in a small town near Johnson City, Texas. He went to school at Southwest Texas State Teachers Collage where he learned compassion for the poverty of others when he taught students of Mexican descent (Kearns 2). He graduated in 1930. Four years later he married a woman named Claudia Taylor and together they had two children, Lynda and Lucie. Johnson became President at the age of 55 when President John F. Kennedy was shot and k
NAZISM The National Socialist German Workers’ Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers’ it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis’ muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism and militarism drew highly emotional responses from people who could not forget Germany’s prewar imperial grandeur. In the national elections of September 1930, the Nazis garnered nearly 6.5 millio
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (A) FORMATION OF TISSUE FLUID AND EXCHANGE OF MATERIALS IN THE CAPILLARY NETWORK In a capillary network, two opposing forces mainly determine the movement of fluid between the blood and tissue fluid: (1) the hydrostatic pressure difference and (2) the osmotic potential difference between the blood and the tissue fluid. In the part of the capillary network near the arterial end, blood pressure is much higher than that of the tissue fluid so that the difference in hydrostatic pr
Holistic Medicine Millions of people around the world are living with pain that could be prevented with the use of alternative therapies. As a result many of these people use harmful or ineffective drugs and surgeries in an attempt to cure their ailments. With a steady schedule of massage therapy, acupuncture, and healthy foods, people can lead a healthy and invigorating life without drugs or surgery. During the time of the ancient Roman gladiators, massage therapy was used to treat everything f
The Mayans The Mayans believe that Mother Earth was a gigantic monster. It was an alligator, toad, and a turtle combined. Above her was a sky with a layer for each planet and spheres of movement for the sun and the moon. Below her was the underworld where heavenly bodies passed when out of sight. All around her were the spirits of rain and thunder. The deities of the food plants and animals attended her. All nature was alive and it was constantly dying and being reborn (Burland 1771). The Mayans
Divorce My Mom and Dad were divorced when I was one. Dad actually managed to sexually abuse me before the divorce. Karen and Janet, my two older sisters and I went to Dad\'s on Sundays where we had breakfast. We listened only to classical music, which we hated probably because it was Dad. We did not like him too much, he was " different." I had no idea until after he was murdered that he was gay. Well, looking back he was flamboyant, wearing scarves and brooches. He was a gourmet cook and prided
O Pioneers In Willa Cather’s novel O Pioneers we discover the ever-present theory of “survival of the fittest”. This story shows the brutal facts of life and that only the strong, may it be in will or man power, will strive forth and survive. This is a story of the strong in will. It is set in the open plains on the Nebraska prairie, with wild winters and beautiful springtime. It is the tale of a pioneer family, the Bergson’s, and their fight for survival. Alexandra, the eldest child is left to
Medicine and Electricity It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was sitting in the living room recliner watching my normal morning cartoons while eating my bowl of Lucky Charms. All of a sudden, a newsflash appeared on my screen. A newscaster appeared and stated in a serious voice, “We interrupt this program for an important announcement. It has been discovered that a large meteor is traveling at a fast pace towards the Earth and has been calculated to hit the Earth at approximately 12:00pm, Tuesday
Down\'s Syndrome Down\'s Syndrome, it is one of the most frequently occurring chromosomal abnormalities found in humans effecting people of all ages, races and economic levels. It is a chromosomal anomaly in cell development that results in a person being born with forty-seven chromosomes instead of the normal forty-six chromosomes. People with Down syndrome may have mild to severe learning disabilities and physical symptoms, which include a small skull, extra folds of skin under the eyes, and a
Old Time Music Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn\'t until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive record
The Blackfoot Nation The original homeland of the Blackfoot Nation contains the so-called Northern Rocky Mountain Front, the largest woodland of the USA outside of Alaska. Part of the Front is the 500 km2 large Badger-Two Medicine which the Blackfoot Nation regards as their "Jerusalem" because of its religious importance for them. Many events which are decisively important for their mythology and religion have taken place in the Badger area. It borders directly on the Glacier National Park, whic
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with
Is It Your Right to Die? Final Draft Jonathon Freeman-Anderson English: Period 4 February 1, 1999 Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is a strongly debated subject. Euthanasia delves into moral, ethical, and personal issues, which is where most opposition comes into effect. Many of the people who oppose the “right to die” issue are the same people who oppose the death penalty and abortion issues. All these issues are life or death oriented. What makes the “right to die” issue stand out from
Drug Ads Boost Sales, Enrage Doctors, and There\'s No End in Sight In Lewisburg, Tenn., patients who never asked for a drug by name are suddenly demanding the cholesterol reducer Zocor from family doctor Clay Wilson. The allergic appeal to Los Angeles Dr. John Brodhead for Claritin. In Dallas, psychiatrist Madhukar Trivedi is fending off depressed patients who "need" Prozac. A surge in television drug ads has turned the airwaves into a virtual drug bazaar, with broadcasters squeezing in more squ
Marijuana Marijuana is a drug with the widest illegal use in the United States. It comes from the leaves and flowers of the Indian hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. It is also a stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogen. Doctors use marijuana on patients to treat cancer, eye disorder, and glaucoma. Research has proved that it eases the nausea resulting from those treatments. There is also appreciable evidence that marijuana reduces muscle spasticity in patients with neurological disorders. A synt
Epstein-Barr Virus The Epstein-Barr Virus can be dated back as far as 1958 when it was first associated with the description of Burkett\'s lymphoma in the malaria belt of east Africa. In 1964, Epstein and Barr isolated continuous cell lines from the Burkett lymphoma cells and an initial description of a herpesvirus was present in these cells. In 1968 the Epstein-Barr Virus was determined to be the etiological agent of infectious mononucleosis and in 1969 it was shown to immortalize lymphocytes i
A Separate Peace A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn\'t it a fact that when we\'re in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we\'re too busy feeling the moment\'s thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quic
The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco has an interesting and fascinating style of writing as he, in great detail, tells of a series of crimes and unbelievable murders in a wealthy Italian abbey in the year1327. A monk, William of Baskerville, and his assistant, Adso, are assigned the challenge of decoding the numerous secret symbols to unravel the mysteries. They will have to explore the unusual labyrinth of a library to solve the crimes. The two monks have a lot of logic, wit, curiosity, and intelli
Influential Composers Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of
Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn’s The Creation and Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very e
Euthanasia Euthanasia, as defined by Webster, is a painless, easy death. The word actually comes from the Greek language: eu means "good" and thantos means "death". The meaning of the word has evolved from "good death". It now refers to the act of ending anthers life, in order to minimize suffering. There is an enormous distinction, that is crucial to undertand, between active and passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia is the intentional killing of another human being. Passive euthanasia is simpl
Burns Bog Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an significant role in maintaining local plants and animal life, including ourselves. It should be preserved and safeguarded. Burns bog is located close to the mouth of the lower Fraser River, in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest undeveloped urban area in Canada. Bogs are an exceptional kind of wetland. Only insect-eating plants, hardy northern shrubs, acid-producing mosses and dwarfed pines survive. T
Caffeine and Decaffeination Caffeine (C8H10O2N4) is a mild stimulant extracted from the leaves of many plants. It was first discovered in coffee in 1820. It falls into the category of alkaloids which are organic compounds that always contain at least one nitrogen atom. Caffeine is present in coffee, tea, cacao, and kola plants. Many alkaloids are widely used in medicine for example, morphine. Caffeine is a drug and like all other drugs, after repeated use it can become addicting. Caffeine taken
The Nature of Science 1) THE NATURE OF SCIENCE- Pitjendara tribe of Australia finds answers about nature in stones called Ayer’s Rock; it contains 2 pictures of 2 snakes; Liru and Kunia; also contains sand-lizard man digging for water. The goal of science is to understand the world around us. Scientific Method-1) Observing & state problem 2) Forming hyp. 3) Test hyp. 4) Record & analyze data 5) Form conclusion 6) Replicate work. Control exp. allow researchers to isolate & test the effects of a s
Baseball What is love? Love is a passion that you have inside that keeps you going on each day with a smile and forces you to get out of bed in the morning. People love everything from pets, parents, siblings, grandparents to sports. To quote a legend, "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world." There are two things that I have loved since I was born, my parents and baseball. Legends such as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Willie Mays led the way for modern icons such as Len
Hemp It is time the United States join the ranks of advanced nations and permit the production of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is not an addictive drug, has a variety of uses that are environmentally friendly, and would be beneficial to our economy. The United States is paralyzed by the belief that industrial hemp is a drug crop. This belief has been nurtured by much misinformation. "All marijuana is hemp, but not all hemp is marijuana," said Paul Mahlberg, a professor at Indiana University