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Health, medicine, areas.  ---  .This section is about areas of medicine.  Topics include: ( ) Anatomy and physiology.  ( ) Pathology, epidemiology and etiology.  ( ) Technology and therapy.  ---  1/24/2006

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Anatomy in health, disease, and under therapies.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Anatomy.  Parts of body vs. systems of body.  Big to small.  Important to unimportant.  General to specific purpose.  General to specific structure and mechanism.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Diagnosis: observe, examine, tests, procedures, decide disease.  General aspects of a disease vs. disease in a specific individual.  (1) Lab tests: general, and for specific diseases.  Spinal fluid, blood, urine, electrolytes.  (2) Interview.  Where does it hurt, and when.  What makes it worse and better.  What's the pain feel like.  (3) Physical examination: symptoms/signs.  Color, sound, reflexes, fever, cough, temperature.  (4) Prescription: decide on treatment.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Epidemiology.  (1) Real picture of life in USA and World.  How many people are at what standards of living?  Injury and disease statistics (epidemeology).  Violent crime statistics.  (2) If there is x% chance of falling prey to any single type illness/injury or crime per year, what is the chance of falling prey to any bad occurrence over your entire lifetime? (Example: if it is 50% per day, it is not 50% per year.  And if it is 50% per year, it is not 50% per life.).  (3) How does illness/injury and crime affect quality of life long after the incident has occurred.  It affects you much, and for a long time.  ---  12/30/1996

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Epidemiology.  (1) Static.  X number of people ill per y population in z area.  Or 1 out of x people ill.  (2) Dynamic.  Historical cycles.  Trace development of epidemic: growth, stagnation, decay.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Epidemiology.  (1) World, regions, countries, USA.  (2) Communicable vs. not communicable.  (3) Environmentally caused: directly, genetically.  (4) Serious diseases vs. mild diseases and disorders.  (5) Most cases vs. least cases.  (6) Average time of recovery.  Average number of fatalities.  (7) By system of body.  (8) Demographic categories by age, sex, race, class.  (9) Rates of growth, stagnation, and decay of disease.  (10) Methods to gather information.  Predicting accuracy of data.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Etiology.  (1) Diseases of internal organs.  Heart, liver, pancreas, spleen.  GI tract: stomach, small intestine, large intestine.  Kidneys, sex organs, brain, eyes, ears.  (2) Diseases of external organs: skin.  (3) Diseases of muscles, fluids (blood, lymph).  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Etiology.  Infectious diseases: viral, bacteria, parasites.  Trauma: broken bones (simple, compound), sprains, bruises, wounds.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Etiology.  Internal vs. external causes of illnesses.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Pathology, diseases.  Every disease has physical, psychological, and sociological components and implications.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Pathology.  (1) Curable vs. incurable.  (2) Communicable vs. not.  (3) Fatal vs. not.  (4) Chronic vs. acute.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Pathology.  Breakdowns in mind or body due to (1) Genetics: inherited vs. mutations.  (2) Environment.  Diet: malnutrition.  Poison/pollution.  Lack of exercise.  (3) Infection: Parasites.  (4) Injury.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Pathology.  Diseases.  Most common vs. most dangerous: (1) Incurable.  (2) Uncontrollable (contagious).  (3) Man hours lost.  (4) Quality of life reduced.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Pathology.  Types: classified by system or part, causes, rates, and cures.  Diseases, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis (course), epidemiology (rates), etiology (cause), therapies.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Physiology.  Levels: intra cell, cell, tissue, organ, system or part.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Physiology.  Mechanism.  How does it work?  How does it work with other areas?  How does its parts work?  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Physiology.  Number of bones, muscles, tendons/ligaments, veins/arteries, fluids, sacs/membranes/layers, nerves, organs.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Physiology.  Part, purpose, structure, mechanism; simple to complex explanations.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  (1) Mistakes in diagnosis.  Stage: too soon, or too late.  Severity of condition: too mild, or too severe.  Urgency: overestimate, or underestimate.  Wrong disease.  Miss a symptom.  Skip a test.  (2) Mistakes in therapy.  Too little, or too much.  Wrong therapy, wrong timing, or wrong amount.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Alternatives available in a situation, choosing and prescribing the best ones.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Combination or multiple therapies; to test for affects.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Explanations of tool/tech use, from general to specific.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  History of preferred techniques of diagnosis and therapy for any malady.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Methods.  (1) How new vs. old.  How good vs bad.  (2) How often tried.  How well tested.  (3) How often completely or partially successful vs. fails.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Philosophy of therapy: you are treating the whole person (physical, psychological, sociological), vs. technicians, specialists, and mechanics.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  The process.  (1) Complaints, symptoms.  (2) Tests, observe, inquire, examine, manipulate.  (3) Diagnose.  (4) Prescribe therapy.  (5) Monitor and keep track of therapy.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Therapies to prevent, treat, and cure.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Tools and techniques for diagnosis and therapeutics.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  Total no# diseases (stages or variations), and total no# of therapies for each to choose from and memorize.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Technology.  What's available, when use it, how use it, and why use it?  Why it works, how effective is it, for who.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapies in general.  To prevent, to control or manage, and to cure.  When, how, and why use.  Current and past best therapies.  Cost vs. benefits.  Side effects.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  Drugs, pharmacology.  (1) Types: by purpose, application, disease/injury.  (2) Effect: on pathological organism or condition, and on human body in general.  (3) Mechanism: how it works.  (4) When indicated, contraindications.  (5) Side effects.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  First aid and emergency room.  (1) For what injury, illness, and disease.  (2) To what area of body.  (3) What technology or equipment available.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  First aid.  Assess amount and severity of direct and indirect damage to all systems.  How stable vs. changeable are they?  How close to death?  Diagnostic tools for determining.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  First aid.  How soon can you get to what technology?  How time critical is patient, how much will they decay, and how soon?  Stabilize the patient.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  Surgery.  (1) Cancer: cut it out.  (2) Damage/trauma: repair, stop bleeding, set or pin bones, clean up damage, repair tissue, repair nerves, repair joints.  (3) Disorder/malfunction.  (4) Infection: kill organism, clean decayed area.  (5) Tools: drugs, anesthetic, scalpels, retractors, sponges.  ---  12/30/1992

Health, medicine, areas.  ---  Therapy.  Surgery.  (1) Types: by system or part, procedure, tools, disease.  (2) When indicated or contraindicated.  (3) Enter, repair, remove, or put in, and close.  ---  12/30/1992

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