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Cerebrovascular Attack (CVA)

stroke; one-sided paralysis

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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

muscle weakness and tone, intellectual disabilities, sensory deficits, lack of muscle coordination, difficulty walking

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Arthritis (RA, OA, Gout)

over 100 differenty types; joint inflamation, most common over age of 55, RA and OA are the most common types; OA: Auto-Immune Arthritis RA: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Parkinson's disease (PD)

Central Nervus System Degenerative Disease; muscle rigidity, tremors, slow body movements and speech, depression, sensory & Sleep problems

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Lou Gerhrig's disease (Steven Hawkins has this)
neurological disease, twitching, weak muscles (effects moving, eating, speaking, breathing)

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Cardiac Dysfunction

Diastolic Disfunction) Lower L ventricle doesn't fill with blood as normal, less blood is pumped to body; muscle weakness, heart size increase

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)

Decrease ability of lung deflation, shortness of breath, cronic cough, breathing problems (less breath), swollen legs (fluid builds up)

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Poliomyelitis

Polio; acute infectious disease, brain stem, spinal cord; now there's a vaccine for this, deformities, children are most effected; muscle atrophe, breathing, two types: minor (flu like) and major (spinal cord, seizures, etc.)

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Myasthenia Gravis

muscle fatigue, breakdown between nerve and muscle communication; drooping eyes, double vision, face and throat muscle fatigue, neck/limb muscle weakness (difficulty eating and swallowing)

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Acute Hand Injuries

hands have abnormal angularity; bone displacement, fractures, dislocations, burns, amputations, lasserations, weakness in fingers and hands, joint weakness, pinch, grip deficits; surgery to fix; pins put in

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Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

Damange to any part of spinal cord; deficits and signs depends on location of injury; complete vs. incomplete severity and paralysis (quadrapeligic and parapeligic)

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Schizophrenia

1% of population - more men; hearing seeing, feeling, tasting, and/or smelling things that are not present; paranoia, lack of facial expressions, hearing voices

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Main signs: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity; can focus on interesting tasks but not on boring or repetative tasks