Dreams are a series of thoughts or events happening in a person’s mind while sleeping. Dreams can occur when one least expects them and can sometimes be frightening; these dreams are called Nightmares. Nightmares are usually based on fear but can also be caused by embarrassment, anger and anxiety. They are not the same as dreams. They tend to linger during the day. Have you ever seen a person’s eyes moving while they are asleep? That usually means that they are having a very vivid nightmare. When people have reoccurring Nightmares they start feeling insecure. Symptoms are;
-Depression or Anxiety
– Sleep avoidance which could lead to sleep problems
– Disturbed sleep episodes
Dreams happen so your brain can remember the things that happened during that day. Even if it hasn’t been proven evidence points that it is true.
Dreams can sometimes mean things. Did you ever have that falling sensation right when you’re about to fall asleep? Well, that dream usually means that you’re feeling insecure or very anxious. You might feel like you’re failing at something. Being chased can mean that you’re running away from problems that you might’ve caused. Did you ever fly in your dreams? Well, that’s good because it means you’re confident and on-top of things.
I chose this topic because it has always interested me how dreams work and if they mean anything. I wanted to inform people that if one is having recurring dreams your brain is probably trying to tell you something. Listen to it.
MAJOR DUE DATES (please refer to your yellow sheet):
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- April 5 – Padlet Due
- April 8 – Research Question (in Noodle Tools)
- April 25 – Minimum on 1 Print Source, 2 EBSCO in NT / 20 Notecards on G.O.
- April 30 – Minimum of 1 Print Source, 2 EBSCO in NT / 7 Notecards on H.C.O
- May 9 – Minimum of 3, Max of 4 Websites in NT / 20 Notecards on Causes/T.S
- May 12 – Thesis Statement Developed in NT
- May 16 – 10 Notecards on Thesis Statement
- TBD – Drafting, Editing, Publishing
- May 22 – Position Paper Due
- TBD – This I Believe
- May 29 – AFC Summits
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- My Ideas: 1. How does the information help? 2. What additional questions do I have?
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Below is an example of a completed notecard, properly paraphrased, and with all sections filled up. You’ll notice this particular paraphrase didn’t have a page number in the citation because the source itself didn’t have page numbers.
Anorexia is a serious physical and emotional illness in which the fear of being fat leads to dangerous loss of weight and poor eating habits.
symptoms for anorexia.
1. Using laxatives, diet pills or diuretics.
2. Throwing up after eating.
3. Compulsive exercises.
Effects of anorexia
1.Severe mood swings (depression)
2.Lack of energy (weakness)
3.Dry, yellowish skin and brittle nails
4.constipation and bloating.
5.tooth decay and gum damage
6.Dizziness, fainting, headaches.
7.Growth of fine hair all over body and face.
Anorexia usually develops during puberty. There are two types of anorexia. Bulimia which is characterized by bingeing and purging. The other type of anorexia manifests itself through severe restriction of food and calories.
Since anorexia is an illness including both mind and body, a team approach to treatment is somewhat best. The people involved in the treatment should include medical doctors, psychiatrists, counselors and dieticians. The support of your family is also a very important part of the treatment.
There are lots of people out there who have anorexia and maybe a friend, teacher, relative or even you could develop this illness. It is best to learn about this illness so that the faster you treat the illness the easier it can be cured.
I personally think that loving yourself ties in a lot with the topic of respect that we just learned about. Loving yourself is basically respecting yourself, but more direct, I suppose. I think it’s sad to know that some people have a hard time talking about things they love about themselves, as opposed to naming their flaws. I can personally relate to this topic a lot because of some situations I was faced upon with in life. I also think that people generally with low self esteem are usually the ones that stumble along this pathway, and think negatively about themselves. Same with teenagers – often times, comparing ourselves to others, and bringing ourselves down, is what a lot of teenagers do.
I learned that loving yourself ties a lot in with many aspects of wellness – respect, self-esteem, emotional health, and much more. Some of the problems if people don’t love themselves, are that people try to hurt themselves in such a way, that other people get hurt with them. Because often times, many people have a hard time loving themselves the way they are, they try to change themselves for other people, which is not the right thing to do. People should be happy with what they are, and shouldn’t try to change themselves for other people’s happiness!
I learned a lot from this topic, but most of all, my thinking changed, because now, I think that everyone is different. People can change how they want other people to perceive them to be, but everyone is still very different and individual in their own way. I’m a firm believer that everyone in this world is beautiful in their own way. So keep your head up, and remind yourself that you’re worth everything you have. I hope that my presentation to the class wasn’t as cheesy as I thought it would be (which I still think it was). I hope you enjoyed my presentation and found the topic as interesting as I did!
Every 71 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This statistic supports the fact that it is the sixth cause of death in the United States. Seeing as so many people are affected with this disease, the issue’s relevance is quite important. It causes memory loss, and changes in thinking and behavior. Apart from affecting people with Alzheimer’s, the disease also has a huge impact on associated people. This could include family, friends, caregivers, etc. This topic is especially sensitive for me – my grandma has Alzheimer’s. To deal with Alzheimer’s, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the disease. Currently, there is no cure, so all you can do is make sure that you develop coping techniques and that you have a strong family support system to deal with all the effects Alzheimer’s has on the mind. These effects include memory loss, challenges solving problems, difficulty completing daily tasks, confusion with time and dates, trouble processing visuals and spatial relationships, problems with communication, and change in mood and personality, etc.
After completing all this research I have solidified my understanding of the topic. One most accept that as your body ages, so does your brain. One cannot let this horrible disease affect your relationship to people who suffer from it – they cannot help their misfortunes. I thought at first that along with their memory, they lose their knowledge too, but this is most certainly not the case. These people are still very intellectual people, and should be treated accordingly.
What is pneumonia? – Pneumonia is a general term that refers to a disease in your lungs. Pneumonia is caused by a variety of types of microorganisms.
What causes pneumonia? – Microorganisms cause pneumonia. These are fungi, viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
What are the symptoms of pneumonia? – There are 12 symptoms causing pneumonia, and they are fever, chills, cough, nasal congestion, unusually rapid breathing, breathing with grunting or wheezing sounds, labored breathing that makes the rib muscles retract, vomiting, chest pain, abdominal pain, decreased activity, and loss of appetite. In extreme cases, your fingernails or lips may be bluish or grayish. In some cases, unusually rapid breathing maybe the only symptom of pneumonia.
What are ways to get rid of pneumonia? – To avoid pneumonia, you have to get a seasonal flu shot, vaccinate yourself for pneumonia, vaccinate your child, have good hygiene, rest, and stay fit. Also, please do not smoke.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese based medicine. Acupuncture is often used to heal unbalanced Qi (Maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang). Acupuncture is when a doctor inserts needles into your body. The needles can’t be stuck anywhere though, there are certain areas that are supposed to be punctured.
What are some benefits of acupuncture?
-For nausea and vomiting after surgery or chemotherapy
Acupuncture can heal…
-addiction (such as alcoholism)
-carpal tunnel syndrome
Negative Effects of Acupuncture
-Accidental puncture of the lungs (most serious injury)
-Puncture of lungs = partial collapse of the lungs
-Viral hepatitis (infection)
-Can result from poor hygiene and unprofessional acupuncturists
How does it relate to teens?
-As a teenager you can be stressed really easily from numerous amounts of schoolwork, homework and extra-curriculum. Acupuncture can help relieve the stress and help you relax.
I think acupuncture is really helpful and good for relaxation even though I’ve never done it before. I believe it could be a new way to help you relax instead on intoxicating your body with drugs.
~Ehrlich, Steven D. “Acupuncture.” University of Maryland Medical Center, 14 Dec. 2011. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a behavior disorder that happens to a person during deep sleep. This results in walking or performing other complex actions while asleep.
Symptoms of sleepwalking vary. It ranges from sitting up and quietly walking around the room, to nervous running and attempts to “escape”. Sleepwalkers have been known to talk, eat, call someone over the phone and even drive long distances all while asleep and not remember anything the following morning. Waking a sleepwalker can trigger violent attacks or an absent response.
Though I don’t know anyone that has this disorder, topics on sleep have has always fascinated me. I find it interesting because even scientists don’t know exactly what goes on in the human brain when asleep.
I think that it is important because this disorder is commonly overlooked and teenagers might not take it as seriously as they should. Sleepwalking can be very dangerous (cases of death) and is not usually diagnosed to someone unless it is very serious. One of the biggest causes of sleepwalking is sleep deprivation and when your a teenager, stress becomes a normal feeling. Stress leads to sleep derivation and then into sleepwalking. Creating a more established and regular sleeping pattern will lessen the chances of sleepwalking. Researching this topic has helped me learn much more about sleep and sleeping disorders. Because this disorder is more common in children and teenagers, I feel that is is an important topic to know about.
Tetanus is a bacteria the enters your body, it produces a toxin that creates painful muscle contractions. Tetanus usually happens because of a skin wound. Which infected by a bacteria called Colostrum tetani. This forces muscle spasm and can tear the muscle or even give spinal fractures. Tetanus is curing problem in the world that most people do not treat this seriously. Tetanus is a major problem in developing countries because of lack vaccination. Tetanus can come from any where, you can get cut or wounded at any time and it is unpredictable. You should always be where of your surrounding and should consult a doctor when you get wounded just in case. Tetanus can lead to other sicknesses such as pneumonia. You have to get booster shots every 10 years the shots include: D Tap, Tdap, DT, and TD. D tap and DT are given to children younger than seven and Tdap and TD to older children, teenagers and adults. I had taken booster shots and I had minor cuts but likely I had been vaccinated. Booster shot do have side affects though, a booster shot and give your high fever, head aches etc.
Elevated blood pressure
increased heart rate
Other symptoms are
Stiffness in your neck muscles
Stiffness in your jaw
Hard time swallowing
several minutes of muscle spasms triggered by minor things such as loud noise, physical touch, and light
If a wound gets contaminated by animal feces or manure chances you have tetanus
Tetanus is all so called lockjaw because you neck and jaw stiffens
You hard time swallowing
In Canada only 4 people have for tetanus since 1980
You get whole body spasm when you are disturbed
Tetanus can cause broken bones!
can cause skin sores
You should watch out, be careful and don’t try any thing dangerous or harm full. This is a serous issue that should not be treated lightly.