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R. Barnes

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The incidence of ketoacidosis and hyperglycemia is recognized as DKA; however, HHS has more severe hyperglycemia without ketoacidosis. Each shows an extreme in the spectrum of hyperglycemia. Diabetic ketoacidosis is the distinguishing metabolic emergency of type 1 diabetes. Those affected tend to be young, with either undiagnosed or insulin-treated diabetes. HHS usually afflicts people who have type 2 diabetes, either as the first appearance of the disorder or in those with poor compliance to medication.

Two of the most common metabolic emergencies that are synonymous with diabetes mellitus are diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic state. In DKA, there is virtually little to no circulating insulin, which is less typical in type 2. In HHS, blood sugar levels rise, and your body naturally tries to compensate. You also tend to rid yourself of excess sugar through the urine.

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The flu shot is imperative because it sends your immune system a message to generate antibodies to help the body fight off the types of flu viruses present in the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu include coughing, fever, headache, and sore throat. The flu is contagious, and germs can spread to other people and make them sick. The shots are not 100 percent effective in preventing influenza.

However, they are the most successful method to protect against the virus and its related complications. Certain people are at risk of getting sick and developing potentially dangerous flu-related complications. Those include pregnant women, younger children ages six months to five years, people over age fifty, and people with autoimmune conditions or those such as asthma and diabetes.

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T. Lopez

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Schizoaffective Disorder is a kind of mental disorder which arises as a result of depression and leads to uncontrollable mood swings. This type of mental health disorder can result to a list of symptoms like delusions and hallucination. Schizoaffective can result into a lot of things, it can prevent someone from functioning effectively at work. This particular disorder has a way of affecting all the five senses, that is, your sight, taste, hearing, smell, and touch.


Dysthymia, on the other hand, is also a mood disorder and it manifests as one of many syndromes of depression. This occurs mostly as a result of chronic depression, and as chronic as this might feel, its symptoms are way less than those caused by other types of depression disorder. Schizoaffective can be treated by a number of antidepressant drugs, anti-psychotic drugs. While dysthymia can also be treated by any available drugs that can be used in treating depression disorders

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Yash Mathers

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Staying healthy is important for us to have a good quality of life. Here are some tips you can practice to stay healthy.

1. Learn to eat right: cut down on excessive junk foods, sodas, fat, and carbohydrates. Eat more food that can boost your immune system. Take vegetables and fruit. Learn to balance your meals.


2. Exercise: Exercise is important for your physical and mental wellness. It helps keep you in shape, relax tension in your body and improve your cognitive function.

3. Get quality sleep. Your body needs sleep for rejuvenate and poor quality sleep can have bad effect on your health.

4. Drink water often: just as mentioned earlier, cut down on refined drinks, take more of water. Water is important as it plays a vital role in biological processes in our body. The cut does on smoking, caffeine and alcohol consumption. Hope you find this information helpful.

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46.88 is the correct solution. The formula for drops per minute is

Volume/ tme (in minutes) drop factor

1500 ml /8 hrs (860min) = 3.125 15 gtt/mL = 46.88 gtt/min

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S. Barnes

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DALY and QALY are used when a country or company is calculating the amount of time in relation to the population. DALY stands for disability-adjusted life years and QALY means quality-adjusted life years. The more modified version is the DALY as opposed to QALY which is considered to be less modified.

They measure similar things, but specifically, DALY measures morbidity or the number of people who die from an illness. QALY, on the other hand, measures death in general. QALY includes the medicines that have been applied to those who are sick or disabled whereas DALY includes the information about how many years were lost due to being sick or disabled when they should have lived longer lives.

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B. Wright

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ECG is the short form of Electrocardiogram, while EEG is the short form of Electroencephalogram. Both are related in that they are used for measuring the electrical activities of some areas in the body, this equally shows they are different in terms of purpose. While ECG is used for measuring the electrical activities in the heart, EEG is used for measuring the electrical activities in the brain.

ECG is used mostly for detecting the positions of the heart chamber, also for determining the rate of the heartbeat and to detect any possible problem in the heart. EEG, on the other hand, is used for diagnosing various diseases and infections of the brain, problems like seizure disorder, tumors can also be detected when you use EEG. While ECG can be used and you won't feel any form of pain, the use of EEG can result into some conditions that are not pleasant.

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In the medical field, there are many ailments that get confused with other ailments due to them having similar symptoms. Sometimes, even a doctor will misdiagnose a patient with an ailment because it is confusing for them too. Adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism are two of the ailments that get confused with one another. As a patient with adrenal fatigue, you can end up getting hypothyroidism because the first leads to the latter.

One main difference between the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism is that when someone has adrenal fatigue, they can’t tolerate cold. They will feel pain or much discomfort with just a little cold feeling. On the other hand, those with hypothyroidism can’t stand the heat, and they will do anything to stay out of the heat.

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There are some people who would like to live to be a hundred, but they are not sure how they are going to achieve that. There are some common health tactics that people do so that they can live long lives. The very first thing is that they already have good genes. This means that they are not prone to getting various types of diseases.

This means that those who have parents who have lived up to 95 or older, the offspring will also have a higher chance of living a longer life. Another common factor is that they are physically active. They make sure that they have active lifestyles that will allow them to work out even when other people their age cannot do it anymore. Those who live longer lives are also strict about what they eat.

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A lot of things can lead to having a fever, and it is a form of sickness that is very common among young ones. There are so many medical names for various types of fever known. Two examples of those types are; Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever. There are however, some differences between Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever manifest itself through so many symptoms that will be visible on whoever has it. It is an infection which is caused by a bacterial known as Group A beta hemolytic Streptococcus bacteria.

The infection causes the body to start showing rashes especially in the arms, and also, redness of the face. This disease can be diagnosed by using blood test. While rheumatic fever is caused due to complications that arise as a result of scarlet fever. The symptoms include; swollen joints, headache, it can also lead to rheumatic heart disease if the infection gets to the heart. The two health problems can be treated using antibiotics.

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