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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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What are financial planners doing about the catastrophic illness problem?
Many people are already familiar with environmental control resources such as Prentke Romich and TASH which have made dramatic improvements in the lives of persons who are injured, have catastrophic illness, or just simply need technology to make their lives simpler.
Some insurance companies have begun offering to prepay death benefits on life insurance policies in the event of a catastrophic illness, such as AIDS or cancer.
This isn't just a victory for President Obama, this is a victory for all Americans -- for every American who has struggled to pay skyrocketing premiums, for every American who has lost his or her home because of a catastrophic illness, and for every small business owner who wanted to do the right thing and give his or her employees coverage, but couldn't afford it.
Using this model of replacing the Dental and Vision insurance with a Supplemental Income Protection, the employee is now financially ready to face a catastrophic illness.
As if that didn't keep her hopping, when ex-screenwriter father Lou (Walter Matthau) takes a turn toward catastrophic illness and delirium, he and the other girls just naturally assume that it's Eve's job to attend to him .
Though the Hollywood Park event benefits the Willie Shoemaker Fund, which helps those in the horse-racing industry who have suffered catastrophic illness or injury, the singer would have us believe she'll only be on hand because ``I'll do anything to get attention.
In 1985, President reagan established the Private/Public Sector Advisory Committee on Catastrophic Illness.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Not only does Mutual of Omaha's new Single Premium Life plan provide an immediate means to substantially boost the size of an estate, it offers a three-pronged approach to financial security -- tax-deferred growth, an efficient means to pass wealth to heirs tax-free through the death benefit, and a source for funds in case of a catastrophic illness.
It was about Murphy's dear friend Jim Dial trying to find a way to help her through this catastrophic illness.
Unfortunately, long-term health care funding is not a priority this year, as Congress reviews possible changes in Medicare's catastrophic illness insurance plan.
Such accounts permit individuals to set aside money in a tax-deferred account, with the proceeds to be used for health care costs, including the premiums for insurance coverage against catastrophic illness or injury.

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