dread disease


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A disease with a significant impact on lifestyle (e.g., multiple sclerosis), longevity (e.g., AIDS, cancer), which incurs high costs (e.g., extensive burns, persistent vegetative state), and/or causes significant and permanent residual morbidity (e.g., loss of eyes or limbs)

dread disease

A disease with a significant impact on lifestyle–eg, multiple sclerosis, longevity–eg AIDS, CA, which incurs high costs–eg, extensive burns, persistent vegetative state, and/or cause significant and permanent residual morbidity, ie loss of eyes or limbs
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Although he belonged to Dag Daughtry just as much as if the steward possessed a chattel bill of sale of him, his owner did not know that his anaesthetic twist of ravaged nerves tokened the dread disease.
If all the hogs in this carload were not killed at once, they would soon be down with the dread disease, and there would be nothing to do but make them into lard.
Times and Tides of Tuberculosis: Perceptions Revealed in Literature, Keats to Sontag discusses the lives and literary works of some fifteen writers who were affected by TB during the 19th and 20th centuries, and provides a literary focus of a dread disease.
When Willy's father contracts the dread disease, Willy, their African helpmate John, and two Warrahoon Indians labor to carry the sick man through jungle and mountains.
In the past you had to take out an insurance policy to which you could add benefits like death cover, disability cover and dread disease cover of which the death cover was the underlying benefit dictating the maximum amount of the additional benefits.
People increasingly understand they have some financial risk as a result of higher health insurance deductibles or lost income resulting from a dread disease and are selecting nominal amounts of CI coverage because they believe it is both sufficient and affordable protection," says Jesse Slome, AACII executive director.
While it has been slow to take hold in the United States, sales are beginning to grow as more people are aware of the tremendous risk of being diagnosed and surviving a dread disease such as cancer.
A team of seven researchers describe how education sectors in various African countries are preparing children and youth to deal with the dread disease and survive to create profit for the Bank.
Lifestyle changes, working pressures and poor environmental conditions from pollution, have raised the risks of dread disease in China.
Wilmes' account of his mother s disease, her courage, and her final days of hospice care add another whole dimension to my understanding of the dread disease of cancer and what one might expect in hospice care.
Together they create a revolutionary gene-based therapy that will not only save those afflicted with this dread disease, it will endow ordinary human beings immunity from aging and make anyone become immortal.
He comments that "an endless procession of sentences of similar length produces the dread disease endemic to contemporary prose: monotony.