Plastic Surgery Essay

The desire to appear more attractive is universal, its permeating throughout history and in all parts of the world. Both men and women have gone through great lengths to try and meet the standards set by their society’s and cultures. Plastic cosmetic surgery, as a from of beautification has been around for thousands of years, but only in the past century have people taken such drastic steps to change their body. Although the desire for beauty is universal, what is considered beautiful is not; it depends on the culture and society that one is from. In an attempt to become happier and more attractive, many people are turning to cosmetic plastic surgery, and the different genders and age groups all have their reasons for resorting to surgery. With the pressure to conform to our societies standards of beauty from the media; and TV shows that glorify plastic surgery and put a new person under the knife each week, it is no wonder that the number of plastic cosmetic surgery’s carried out are on the rise. In fact cosmetic plastic surgery has quickly become the most common type of surgical procedure to be carried out. In some cases cosmetic plastic surgery can have a positive impact in someone’s life, but for far too many cosmetic surgery patients things don’t go as smoothly as hoped. Botched procedures, dangerous methods, and unqualified surgeons can lead to a potentially disastrous and even life threatening experience. For these reasons there should be an age restriction of 18 and older on anyone having cosmetic plastic surgery.

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Sexuality at Different Life Stages Essay

Sexuality at Different Life Stages
Aerial Familiar
PSY265
December 15, 2008

Sex is the one biological process that is completely necessary for the perpetuation of humankind. We, as a race, can eat well, sleep well, drink well, and even love well, but without the capacity to reproduce we cannot continue beyond a single generation. Yet the reproductive component of sex sometimes takes a backseat to more complicated subjects such as intimacy, love, and sexual gratification when considering sex across different stages of life. Indeed, John Barrymore (n.d.), the great profile, once quipped, “Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble” (p. 2). However emotionally and psychologically complicated sexual intercourse might be, sex still maintains a prominent and even necessary position in human lives from adolescences, through disabilities, and into the later years.

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Canine Parvovirus

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Blood Agglutination

Blood agglutination simply refers to the sticking together of erythrocytes as a result of antigen-antibody interaction. Proteins on the surface of the blood cells act as antigens, while antibodies in the plasma of some other blood types act to cause these cells to stick together (www.nutralegacy.com).

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of inhereted diseases that causes voluntary muscles to progressively weaken, and in some cases the heart and other organs are also affected. This disorder affects people of all ages, all sexes, and vary in inheritance patterns, age of onset, muscles attacked, and the progression of the disease. Symptoms include weakeing of muscles, obesity, joint contractures, delayed development of coordination and msucle skills, cataracts, balding, drooping eyelids, atrophies, and mental impairment.

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Temporomandibular Joint

The most common cause of facial pain is temporomandibular joint and muscular disorder (TMTJ), which causes recurrent or chronic pain or dysfunction in the jaw joint and its associated muscles and supporting tissues. TMTJ is the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal condition resulting in pain in disability, second after chronic low back pain, affecting approximately five to fifteen percent of the population according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, with an annual cost estimated at around four billion. About half to two-thirds of those with TMJ disorder will seek treatment. Among these, approximately fifteen percent will develop chronic TMTJ.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a devastating disorder that causes uncontrollable sleepiness and muscle weakness. It is the abnormal, uncontrollable tendency to sleep during the day. Someone with narcolepsy experiences episodes of uncontrollable sleepiness that may occur several times during a day. It usually occurs after eating, but may occur at any time, each sleep episode lasts for about fifteen minutes. The person then awakens refreshed, only to become tired within the next hour or so. I can somewhat relate to how narcoleptics feel because I have a somewhat similar, only not as severe sleeping disorder, sleep paralysis.

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What are Colonoscopies?

The topic of this interest paper is colonoscopies. I chose this topic because I had to have a colonoscopy last year. It was an unpleasant yet interesting experience that I would like to learn more about because I may have to have another one next year.

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