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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
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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).

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The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Patients with lower household income and catastrophic illness were more likely to develop HTN within the follow-up years.
"Because in our culture, we are culturized to contribute, and when you sustain a catastrophic illness and lose that, it is devastating."
Lessons From The Miracle Doctors: A Step By Step Guide To Optimum Health And Relief From Catastrophic Illness by Jon Barron (member of the advisory board of The Health Sciences Institute) is a no-nonsense guide that anyone can follow to optimize their diet, nutrition, exercise, and life habits for improved well-being, especially when confronted with the specter of severe health threats.
Also similar to the U.S., catastrophic illness is often a cause of bankruptcy in China.
That person previously boasted a good credit rating, but because of some financial devastation, such as catastrophic illness, the report has turned in the opposite direction.
Under his plan, the government would pick up 75% of the costs above approximately $50,000 for a catastrophic illness, which would lower a family's health insurance premiums by up to $1,000.
Prioritizing coverage for catastrophic illness implies dealing with specific trade-off emerging in health policy decision-making, namely, security versus efficiency.
I wonder if he would "stick to his guns" if some catastrophic illness were to befall him?
If you have a catastrophic illness, you're going to find out the limits of your care pretty quickly." With lifetime total disbursements that a few months of acute care can rapidly devour, even insured Americans have a stake in altering the national course of health care, she says.
But citizens of this country have a history of being there for neighbors, coworkers and business associates who have experienced a catastrophic illness or event.
THE movie John Q, starring Denzel Washington, dramatized it and we all may know somebody who has experienced it: a catastrophic illness without adequate insurance.

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