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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Biography & Music

The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia

A sexually transmitted disease is not the same as genital disease. Most genital diseases are not caused by sexually transmitted organisms. But most sexually transmitted infections do involve the genitals. Infection of the rectum, throat, and the eye are also common. A lot of sexually transmitted diseases spread from a single place and produce sores…

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: History, Symptoms, Treatment

What is the Disease? ALS is an extremely deadly disease affecting the nerve cells that control the victim’s voluntary muscles.  These nerves shrink and eventually die, leaving the muscles without stimulation.  As these muscles go without stimulation, they too eventually shrink and die.  The victim progressively weakens to the point of complete paralysis of all…

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Origin & Symptoms

Origin At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, human made or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment,  including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance…

Attention Deficit Disorder: History, Symptoms, Treatment

Attention Deficit Disorder is a long and somewhat mysterious sounding name that tries to describe something you probably already call Hyperactivity. But, attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is much more that Hyperactivity. History of ADD In 1902 children who demonstrated many of the symptoms that are today part of attention deficit disorder would be described as…