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In probability theory and statistics, the true mean or average (of a sample distribution).
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Patient discussion about expectation

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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The function [??] can be naturally interpreted as capturing the model's expectational feedback.
What emerge in the place of expectational closure are both a structure of relation, "body to body," and the cadence of unpunctuated syntax that performs the vitality of relation.
Concisely, the main objective of this study was to evaluate empirically the rationality of manufacturing firms' expectations on their operational variables, including gross revenue and capital expenditures, using survey expectational data extracted from the Business Expectations Survey of Limited Companies (BESLC) compiled by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
The back-to-back experience in the 1970s of an activist policy directed toward maintaining low, stable unemployment and the policy in the 1980s and 1990s of restoring price stability through restoring nominal expectational stability flipped the professional consensus.
We evaluate performance of these rules with two approaches: first conventional welfare loss criterion based on quadratic approximation of household utility, and secondly, through monetary policy learning in terms of analysing conditions of expectational stability (E-stability) and In-determinacy.
Chapter 4: Why You Might Not Believe What You Don't Already Believe is a cautionary reminder of our tendencies toward expectational bias, we are generally not unbiased 'searchers of truth' we are more often 'confirmers of what we believe to be true.' Chapter 5: The Methods of Disciplines suggests that both psychological science and Christian theology offer different methods and different perspectives in the pursuit of truth and thus may be viable partners in the dance of truth.
In a truly global economy, internationalising our provision and responding to cultural and expectational differences is key to our future.
Sensitivity to Expectational Tradeoffs in Property Conflicts
In 1969 the Fed tightened monetary policy, but Martin testified before Congress that "a credibility gap has developed over our capacity and willingness to maintain restraint." According to Hetzel, Martin's concern with the "expectational" character of inflation presaged the Volcker-Greenspan years at the Fed.
They then calculate that these confidence or expectational factors account for 56 percent of the missing employment increase in the boom and 23 percent of the missing employment decline in the downturn.
The four conceptions of curriculum as highlighted by Ewell namely designed curriculum, expectational curriculum, delivered curriculum and the experienced curriculum must be evaluated for an effective curriculum review [1].