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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues


the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
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You must realize that no law on the books right now guarantees any married couple financial security if either spouse is hit by a catastrophic illness.
In response to this latter concern, Congress enacted the first catastrophic illness coverage several years ago, only to repeal it one year later-one of the most irrational performances by any government in recent memory.
Secretary of Health and human Services, drafted a comprehensive plan for dealing with the problem of medical coverage for families that have been financially wiped out as a result of one or more family members being treated for a catastrophic illness.
According to this report, some 20 million Americans will fall victim to catastrophic illness each year.
These are ingenious products to help people save, incent people to, you know, take care of their bodies, and also make sure that if there's a catastrophic illness they're taken care of.
A 22nd rep, Jackson Williams, has written separately to say he thinks "critical illness products are retrograde" and exploit consumers' overestimation of their risk of suffering from catastrophic illness.
Ragan's HOPE is focused on helping families contend with the many financial and emotional challenges that emerge when a child struggles with a catastrophic illness or injury.
People must be protected from bank ruptcy due to catastrophic illness.
Everyone knows someone who has experienced a catastrophic illness as well as the fingering medical bills.
The new hospital will provide acute hospital services to patients suffering from medically complex conditions or patients who have suffered recent catastrophic illness or injury and require extended stay in acute-care facilities.
Alzheimer's is a catastrophic illness,'' said Cherry of the Alzheimer's Association.
When someone comes into the emergency room with a catastrophic illness, you have to focus on the biological aspect really fast.

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